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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 448 326
Rank change year-on-year +8 -122  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 156 213 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.86% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 163 242
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £442 £375
% change year-on-year -9.50% +17.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 20349 24693 25672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.95% 44.18% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12498 15158 14588
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 814 1111
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £44.52 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 140 £440 -2.22% 49
London +19 63 £458 +1.66% 20
South East +18 35 £413 -4.95% 9
East Midlands -8 12 £333 -33.50% 1
Berkshire +22 10 £365 -18.88% 1
West Sussex +12 10 £440 +15.40% 4
City of London +4 10 £475 +5.55% 6
Scotland +25 9 £500 +37.93% 3
Surrey 0 8 £388 -22.50% 1
West Midlands +11 7 £363 -15.69% 9
Edinburgh +18 6 £500 +66.66% 2
East of England -7 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Leicestershire - 6 £325 -
Leicester - 6 £325 -
Nottingham +15 5 £475 +31.03%
Nottinghamshire +9 5 £475 +31.03%
Yorkshire +18 4 £350 -27.31% 2
Reading +18 4 - -
Crawley +6 4 £440 +17.33% 1
South West -1 4 £463 +16.35% 2
Thatcham - 4 - -
North West +33 3 £495 +23.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £400 -
Milton Keynes 0 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 - - 1
Birmingham +13 2 £338 +110.93% 6
Leeds +13 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +13 2 - - 1
Hampshire +11 2 £381 -0.97% 2

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 180 (56.96%) Business Intelligence
2 134 (42.41%) Finance
3 100 (31.65%) SQL
4 97 (30.70%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (25.95%) SQL Server
5 82 (25.95%) Analytics
6 76 (24.05%) Oracle
7 68 (21.52%) Tableau
8 67 (21.20%) ETL
9 65 (20.57%) Data Modelling
10 57 (18.04%) BusinessObjects
10 57 (18.04%) Analytical Skills
11 53 (16.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 50 (15.82%) IBM
13 49 (15.51%) Microsoft
14 46 (14.56%) QlikView
15 43 (13.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
16 42 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 41 (12.97%) Microsoft Excel
18 39 (12.34%) Cognos TM1
19 37 (11.71%) Informatica
20 34 (10.76%) SAP
21 29 (9.18%) Business Analysis
22 28 (8.86%) Data Analysis
22 28 (8.86%) Project Management
23 26 (8.23%) Power BI
24 25 (7.91%) Relational Database
24 25 (7.91%) Banking
24 25 (7.91%) Data Management
25 24 (7.59%) ERP

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 22 (6.96%) SAS
2 16 (5.06%) Apache Pig
2 16 (5.06%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.27%) FileNet
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) Apache
6 2 (0.63%) iPlanet
6 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Luigi
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 41 (12.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (3.16%) SPSS
4 6 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.63%) Weka
7 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (13.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 39 (12.34%) Cognos TM1
3 12 (3.80%) Cognos Controller
4 10 (3.16%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (2.85%) Cognos Planning
5 9 (2.85%) Maximo
6 7 (2.22%) WebTrends
7 6 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (1.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (1.27%) SAP ERP
9 4 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.16%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.58%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (1.27%) SaaS
4 3 (0.95%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.32%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.85%) HTTP
2 5 (1.58%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.63%) Firewall
3 2 (0.63%) FTP
3 2 (0.63%) LDAP
3 2 (0.63%) NAS
3 2 (0.63%) Network Security
3 2 (0.63%) SAN
3 2 (0.63%) SSH
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (30.70%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (25.95%) SQL Server
3 57 (18.04%) BusinessObjects
4 53 (16.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (14.56%) QlikView
6 42 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (8.23%) Power BI
8 25 (7.91%) Relational Database
9 24 (7.59%) Big Data
10 23 (7.28%) Hadoop
11 22 (6.96%) Oracle Database
12 21 (6.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (6.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (5.06%) Apache Hive
13 16 (5.06%) RDBMS
14 15 (4.75%) Spotfire
15 13 (4.11%) DB2
15 13 (4.11%) Star Schema
16 12 (3.80%) DataStage
16 12 (3.80%) HBase
Development Applications
1 10 (3.16%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (2.53%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.27%) ERwin
5 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.95%) JIRA
6 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (42.41%) Finance
2 25 (7.91%) Banking
3 22 (6.96%) Marketing
4 18 (5.70%) Retail
5 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.90%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Advertising
7 3 (0.95%) Front Office
7 3 (0.95%) Legal
7 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (35.44%) Developer
2 62 (19.62%) Analyst
3 55 (17.41%) Cognos Developer
4 41 (12.97%) Consultant
5 33 (10.44%) Architect
6 26 (8.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 21 (6.65%) Cognos Consultant
8 20 (6.33%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.38%) Data Analyst
9 17 (5.38%) Data Architect
10 15 (4.75%) Report Developer
11 12 (3.80%) Report Specialist
12 11 (3.48%) Cognos BI Developer
12 11 (3.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 11 (3.48%) ETL Developer
12 11 (3.48%) Financial Analyst
12 11 (3.48%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 10 (3.16%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.16%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.48%) HTML
2 8 (2.53%) Web Services
3 7 (2.22%) XML
4 5 (1.58%) .NET
4 5 (1.58%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.58%) SOAP
4 5 (1.58%) WSDL
4 5 (1.58%) XSD
5 4 (1.27%) MDX
5 4 (1.27%) REST
5 4 (1.27%) XML Messaging
6 3 (0.95%) D3.js
6 3 (0.95%) J2EE
6 3 (0.95%) JSON
7 2 (0.63%) CSS
7 2 (0.63%) JSP
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.32%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.04%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.22%) Reinsurance
4 6 (1.90%) Replication
4 6 (1.90%) User Experience
5 5 (1.58%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.58%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.95%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.63%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.63%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.63%) Life Science
8 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.43%) Linux
2 10 (3.16%) Solaris
3 8 (2.53%) Windows
4 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) AIX
7 2 (0.63%) Unix
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (56.96%) Business Intelligence
2 82 (25.95%) Analytics
3 67 (21.20%) ETL
4 65 (20.57%) Data Modelling
5 29 (9.18%) Business Analysis
6 28 (8.86%) Data Analysis
6 28 (8.86%) Project Management
7 25 (7.91%) Data Management
8 24 (7.59%) ERP
8 24 (7.59%) Visualisation
9 22 (6.96%) Migration
9 22 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.38%) Web Analytics
12 16 (5.06%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 16 (5.06%) Data Integration
12 16 (5.06%) E-Commerce
13 15 (4.75%) Translating Business Requirements
13 15 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (4.43%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 100 (31.65%) SQL
2 20 (6.33%) R
3 19 (6.01%) Python
4 14 (4.43%) Java
4 14 (4.43%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.80%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.16%) VBA
7 8 (2.53%) C#
7 8 (2.53%) Korn
8 7 (2.22%) C
8 7 (2.22%) Scala
9 5 (1.58%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.95%) PHP
11 2 (0.63%) Perl
11 2 (0.63%) VB
12 1 (0.32%) ABAP
12 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (7.28%) Degree
2 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.27%) ACCA
3 4 (1.27%) CIMA
4 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.32%) PMP
5 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.06%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.22%) PMO
2 7 (2.22%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) IFRS
3 4 (1.27%) IFRS 9
3 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.27%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) Basel II
4 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (3.80%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) Oozie
2 3 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.63%) OpenView
3 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 76 (24.05%) Oracle
2 68 (21.52%) Tableau
3 50 (15.82%) IBM
4 49 (15.51%) Microsoft
5 37 (11.71%) Informatica
6 34 (10.76%) SAP
7 21 (6.65%) MicroStrategy
8 20 (6.33%) Teradata
9 12 (3.80%) Adobe
10 11 (3.48%) Hyperion
10 11 (3.48%) Netezza
11 10 (3.16%) Talend
12 9 (2.85%) CODA
13 7 (2.22%) Google
13 7 (2.22%) Omniture
14 6 (1.90%) Brio
14 6 (1.90%) Cisco
15 5 (1.58%) Coremetrics
15 5 (1.58%) JD Edwards
15 5 (1.58%) TIBCO
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