The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IBM Cognos.

Cognos
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 438 459 316
Rank change year-on-year +21 -143  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 143 192 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.81% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 145 239
Median daily rate £440 £436 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% -3.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £434 £400
% change year-on-year -7.83% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year - -35.93%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19577 23800 24676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.68% 44.52% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11901 14645 14199
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.89% +4.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 797 1129
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the UK over the 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 129 £431 -4.16% 53
London +2 55 £450 - 23
South East +25 28 £413 -2.94% 9
Scotland +42 12 £500 +38.88% 2
West Midlands +24 11 £375 -16.66% 6
Surrey +8 11 £381 -25.60% 1
Edinburgh +26 8 £500 +66.66%
City of London -7 8 £475 +5.55% 10
East Midlands -12 8 £340 -20.00% 2
West Sussex +20 7 £440 +17.33% 4
Yorkshire +15 7 £350 -27.46% 5
Berkshire +23 6 £365 -18.88% 2
East of England -2 6 £475 +5.55% 2
Leicestershire - 5 £325 -
Leicester - 5 £325 -
West Yorkshire +21 4 £350 -30.89% 3
Birmingham +15 4 £356 - 2
Leeds +13 4 £350 -30.89% 3
Crawley +4 4 £440 +17.33% 1
North West +21 3 £475 +18.75% 6
Coventry +14 3 £375 -25.00% 1
East Sussex +2 3 - -
Hove - 3 - -
Manchester +16 2 £488 +21.87% 4
South West +11 2 £525 +32.07%
Bromley +10 2 £513 +2.50%
Inverclyde +8 2 £475 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - - 1
Gourock +7 2 £475 +18.75%
Midlands +7 2 £400 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cognos.

1 164 (53.95%) Business Intelligence
2 133 (43.75%) Finance
3 100 (32.89%) SQL
4 90 (29.61%) Data Warehouse
5 72 (23.68%) Oracle
5 72 (23.68%) SQL Server
5 72 (23.68%) Analytics
6 64 (21.05%) ETL
7 63 (20.72%) Tableau
8 61 (20.07%) Data Modelling
9 56 (18.42%) BusinessObjects
10 55 (18.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 51 (16.78%) IBM
12 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
13 47 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
14 45 (14.80%) Microsoft Excel
15 40 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 37 (12.17%) QlikView
17 36 (11.84%) Informatica
18 34 (11.18%) Cognos TM1
19 33 (10.86%) SAP
19 33 (10.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
20 29 (9.54%) Project Management
21 28 (9.21%) Data Analysis
21 28 (9.21%) Power BI
22 26 (8.55%) Business Analysis
22 26 (8.55%) Banking
22 26 (8.55%) Migration
22 26 (8.55%) Oracle Database
23 24 (7.89%) Relational Database

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (6.58%) SAS
2 14 (4.61%) Apache Pig
3 13 (4.28%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.32%) FileNet
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.66%) iPlanet
6 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.33%) CMS
7 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 45 (14.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.96%) SPSS
4 6 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.66%) Weka
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (11.18%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (10.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (4.28%) Cognos Controller
4 10 (3.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (2.96%) Maximo
6 8 (2.63%) Cognos Planning
7 6 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (1.64%) WebTrends
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (1.32%) SAP ERP
9 4 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.99%) iTrent
10 3 (0.99%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.62%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (1.64%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (1.32%) SaaS
4 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.96%) HTTP
2 4 (1.32%) Internet
3 2 (0.66%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.66%) Firewall
3 2 (0.66%) FTP
3 2 (0.66%) LDAP
3 2 (0.66%) NAS
3 2 (0.66%) Network Security
3 2 (0.66%) SAN
3 2 (0.66%) SSH
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (29.61%) Data Warehouse
2 72 (23.68%) SQL Server
3 56 (18.42%) BusinessObjects
4 55 (18.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (12.17%) QlikView
7 28 (9.21%) Power BI
8 26 (8.55%) Oracle Database
9 24 (7.89%) Relational Database
10 23 (7.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (6.91%) Big Data
12 19 (6.25%) Hadoop
12 19 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (5.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (5.26%) RDBMS
15 15 (4.93%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 14 (4.61%) Apache Hive
16 14 (4.61%) Cognos Report Studio
16 14 (4.61%) Spotfire
16 14 (4.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Eclipse
1 8 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.97%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.32%) ERwin
4 3 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.99%) JIRA
5 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 133 (43.75%) Finance
2 26 (8.55%) Banking
3 18 (5.92%) Marketing
4 16 (5.26%) Retail
5 6 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.64%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.32%) Legal
7 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.99%) Advertising
8 3 (0.99%) Front Office
8 3 (0.99%) Law
8 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (37.50%) Developer
2 57 (18.75%) Analyst
3 51 (16.78%) Cognos Developer
4 38 (12.50%) Consultant
5 27 (8.88%) Architect
5 27 (8.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 22 (7.24%) Cognos Consultant
7 16 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 16 (5.26%) Report Developer
8 15 (4.93%) Data Architect
9 14 (4.61%) Data Analyst
9 14 (4.61%) ETL Developer
10 13 (4.28%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.95%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 12 (3.95%) Report Specialist
12 11 (3.62%) Cognos BI Developer
12 11 (3.62%) Cognos Support
12 11 (3.62%) Support Consultant
12 11 (3.62%) Systems Support
12 11 (3.62%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.93%) HTML
2 10 (3.29%) .NET
3 8 (2.63%) Web Services
4 7 (2.30%) XML
5 5 (1.64%) Regular Expression
5 5 (1.64%) SOAP
5 5 (1.64%) WSDL
5 5 (1.64%) XSD
6 4 (1.32%) CSS
6 4 (1.32%) REST
6 4 (1.32%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.99%) D3.js
7 3 (0.99%) J2EE
7 3 (0.99%) JSON
7 3 (0.99%) MDX
8 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.66%) JSP
8 2 (0.66%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (0.66%) Node.js
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.97%) User Experience
4 5 (1.64%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.32%) Replication
5 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
6 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.99%) Clustering
6 3 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.99%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.66%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.66%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.66%) Life Science
7 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.66%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.61%) Linux
2 13 (4.28%) Solaris
3 7 (2.30%) Windows
4 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) AIX
5 2 (0.66%) Unix
5 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (53.95%) Business Intelligence
2 72 (23.68%) Analytics
3 64 (21.05%) ETL
4 61 (20.07%) Data Modelling
5 29 (9.54%) Project Management
6 28 (9.21%) Data Analysis
7 26 (8.55%) Business Analysis
7 26 (8.55%) Migration
8 23 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (7.24%) ERP
10 21 (6.91%) Data Management
10 21 (6.91%) Visualisation
11 19 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (5.59%) E-Commerce
13 16 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
13 16 (5.26%) Web Analytics
14 15 (4.93%) Budgeting and Forecasting
14 15 (4.93%) Data Migration
14 15 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (32.89%) SQL
2 19 (6.25%) R
3 17 (5.59%) PL/SQL
3 17 (5.59%) Python
4 14 (4.61%) Java
5 12 (3.95%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.62%) Korn
7 10 (3.29%) C#
8 8 (2.63%) VBA
9 7 (2.30%) Scala
10 6 (1.97%) C
11 5 (1.64%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.99%) ABAP
14 2 (0.66%) Perl
14 2 (0.66%) PHP
15 1 (0.33%) C++
15 1 (0.33%) JCL
15 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (7.89%) Degree
2 7 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.32%) ACCA
3 4 (1.32%) CIMA
4 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.66%) CBAP
5 2 (0.66%) IIBA
5 2 (0.66%) ISEB
5 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.33%) PMP
6 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.59%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.96%) QA
3 7 (2.30%) PMO
4 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.66%) Basel II
5 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.66%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 10 (3.29%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) Oozie
2 3 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.66%) OpenView
3 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 72 (23.68%) Oracle
2 63 (20.72%) Tableau
3 51 (16.78%) IBM
4 48 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 36 (11.84%) Informatica
6 33 (10.86%) SAP
7 17 (5.59%) MicroStrategy
8 15 (4.93%) Teradata
9 12 (3.95%) Adobe
10 11 (3.62%) Netezza
11 7 (2.30%) Omniture
12 6 (1.97%) Brio
12 6 (1.97%) Cisco
12 6 (1.97%) Google
12 6 (1.97%) Hyperion
12 6 (1.97%) Talend
13 5 (1.64%) CODA
13 5 (1.64%) Concur
13 5 (1.64%) Coremetrics
13 5 (1.64%) TIBCO
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