Period
to 24 June 2019

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 6 months to 24 June 2019 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
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 711 596 543
Rank change year-on-year -115 -53 -25
Contract jobs citing Cognos 136 305 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 193 180
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £313
90th Percentile £625 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £435 £400
% change year-on-year -5.75% +8.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £16.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +130.34% -60.77%
10th Percentile £18.88 £17.53 £15.28
90th Percentile £123.31 £61.25 £17.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £16.28
% change year-on-year +5.13% +19.78% -73.95%

Cognos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 38,435 41,567 40,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.29% 41.46% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,877 25,730 24,685
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,347 1,526 1,423
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £17.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% +0.63% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% -8.33%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 14 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 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -112 127 £450 - 16
London -22 71 £500 +10.62% 5
UK excluding London -68 63 £410 -5.75% 12
Midlands +10 16 £420 +2.75% 2
North of England +1 16 £438 -2.78% 2
South East -9 14 £400 -8.57% 5
North West +21 12 £356 -20.83% 2
East Midlands +14 12 £420 +4.93% 1
East of England -12 8 £463 +5.71% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £215 -
West Midlands +2 4 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -8 3 £463 +8.82%
South West -36 2 £438 -5.41% 1
North East +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cognos.

1 80 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
2 57 (41.91%) SQL
3 45 (33.09%) Finance
3 45 (33.09%) Power BI
3 45 (33.09%) Power Platform
4 44 (32.35%) Tableau
5 37 (27.21%) Analytics
5 37 (27.21%) SQL Server
6 33 (24.26%) ETL
7 31 (22.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 31 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (22.06%) Data Modelling
9 29 (21.32%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
10 28 (20.59%) Oracle
10 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (19.85%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (19.12%) Visualisation
13 25 (18.38%) QlikView
14 20 (14.71%) Data Analysis
14 20 (14.71%) IBM
15 19 (13.97%) MicroStrategy
16 17 (12.50%) SAP
16 17 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
17 16 (11.76%) Cognos Report Studio
17 16 (11.76%) C#
17 16 (11.76%) JavaScript
17 16 (11.76%) Spotfire
18 15 (11.03%) Statistics
18 15 (11.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 14 (10.29%) SAS
2 4 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.21%) IIS
3 3 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.47%) Apache
4 2 (1.47%) Confluence
4 2 (1.47%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.74%) JBoss
5 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (22.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (5.88%) SPSS
3 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.21%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (8.09%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.47%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (1.47%) ResourceLink
3 2 (1.47%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.74%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.09%) Power Platform
2 7 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.21%) Serverless
3 3 (2.21%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.47%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Data Pipeline
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.74%) GitHub
5 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.74%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) DNS
1 2 (1.47%) Firewall
1 2 (1.47%) Internet
1 2 (1.47%) Intranet
1 2 (1.47%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.47%) OpenLDAP
1 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.74%) FTP
2 1 (0.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.09%) Power BI
2 37 (27.21%) SQL Server
3 29 (21.32%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (19.85%) BusinessObjects
5 25 (18.38%) QlikView
6 16 (11.76%) Cognos Report Studio
6 16 (11.76%) Spotfire
7 15 (11.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (9.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (8.82%) OLAP
10 11 (8.09%) Relational Database
10 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (6.62%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 9 (6.62%) Cognos Transformer
12 7 (5.15%) Data Mining
12 7 (5.15%) DataStage
12 7 (5.15%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (5.15%) Star Schema
13 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (4.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.68%) JIRA
2 5 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.68%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.21%) ERwin
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.47%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.47%) NUnit
4 2 (1.47%) Selenium
4 2 (1.47%) webpack
4 2 (1.47%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.74%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (33.09%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 8 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.47%) Advertising
4 2 (1.47%) Back Office
4 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Law
4 2 (1.47%) Publishing
4 2 (1.47%) Retail
4 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (41.91%) Developer
2 37 (27.21%) Analyst
3 18 (13.24%) Cognos Developer
4 17 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 16 (11.76%) Data Analyst
6 10 (7.35%) SQL Developer
7 9 (6.62%) Consultant
7 9 (6.62%) Power BI Developer
8 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 8 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Cognos BI Developer
10 6 (4.41%) ETL Developer
11 5 (3.68%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.68%) Data Architect
11 5 (3.68%) Data Visualisation Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) TM1 Developer
12 4 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 4 (2.94%) Report Analyst
12 4 (2.94%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.82%) .NET
2 10 (7.35%) HTML
2 10 (7.35%) XML
3 8 (5.88%) MDX
4 7 (5.15%) AngularJS
4 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.68%) REST
6 4 (2.94%) CSS
6 4 (2.94%) Web Services
7 3 (2.21%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.21%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.21%) jQuery
7 3 (2.21%) LDAP
7 3 (2.21%) SAP XI
7 3 (2.21%) WinForms
8 2 (1.47%) LESS
8 2 (1.47%) Sass
8 2 (1.47%) Swagger
8 2 (1.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) User Experience
3 6 (4.41%) FMCG
4 5 (3.68%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.94%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.21%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.21%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.47%) Life Science
7 2 (1.47%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.41%) Windows
2 3 (2.21%) Linux
2 3 (2.21%) Unix
2 3 (2.21%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (27.21%) Analytics
3 33 (24.26%) ETL
4 31 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (22.06%) Data Modelling
6 26 (19.12%) Visualisation
7 20 (14.71%) Data Analysis
8 17 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
9 15 (11.03%) Statistics
10 14 (10.29%) Data Science
10 14 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
12 12 (8.82%) Project Management
13 11 (8.09%) Data Analytics
14 10 (7.35%) Mathematics
14 10 (7.35%) Migration
14 10 (7.35%) TDD
15 8 (5.88%) Dashboard Development
15 8 (5.88%) Data Migration
16 7 (5.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.91%) SQL
2 16 (11.76%) C#
2 16 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 8 (5.88%) VBA
5 7 (5.15%) Java
5 7 (5.15%) Python
6 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.47%) Scala
9 1 (0.74%) R
9 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) Degree
4 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.94%) ISEB
6 3 (2.21%) CFA
6 3 (2.21%) CIMA
6 3 (2.21%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.21%) PhD
7 2 (1.47%) ACCA
8 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) CDISC
2 5 (3.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.21%) QA
4 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.74%) GDPR
5 1 (0.74%) IFRS
5 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Ansible
1 2 (1.47%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.47%) Puppet
1 2 (1.47%) SCCM
1 2 (1.47%) SCOM
1 2 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 44 (32.35%) Tableau
2 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (20.59%) Oracle
3 20 (14.71%) IBM
4 19 (13.97%) MicroStrategy
5 17 (12.50%) SAP
6 13 (9.56%) Informatica
7 7 (5.15%) Hyperion
8 6 (4.41%) Netezza
8 6 (4.41%) Teradata
9 5 (3.68%) Ab Initio
10 3 (2.21%) Cisco
10 3 (2.21%) Sage
10 3 (2.21%) Talend
11 2 (1.47%) Anaplan
11 2 (1.47%) Cadence
11 2 (1.47%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.47%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.47%) HP
11 2 (1.47%) Sybase