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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
UK
Rank 429 413 332
Rank change year-on-year -16 -81  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 167 233 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.44% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 1.01% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 153 198
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

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 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -19 156 £450 - 46
London -4 72 £465 +9.41% 23
South East +34 34 £388 -13.88% 3
East Midlands +4 14 £340 -28.42%
West Midlands -5 12 £360 -16.52% 6
City of London -3 11 £475 +5.55% 8
Berkshire +24 9 - -
Nottingham - 7 £463 -
Nottinghamshire - 7 £463 -
Birmingham +1 6 £303 +89.06% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 6 - -
South West -3 6 £485 +17.57% 2
Leicester - 6 £325 -
Leicestershire - 6 £325 -
North West +24 5 £495 +23.75% 9
Hampshire +15 5 £488 +8.33% 2
Surrey +9 5 £369 -25.31%
West Sussex +4 5 £513 +41.37% 1
Milton Keynes -1 5 - -
Reading +16 4 - -
Manchester +11 4 £419 -6.94% 8
Yorkshire +2 4 £315 -35.48%
East of England -17 4 £400 -11.11% 2
Thatcham - 4 - -
Scotland +9 3 £475 +31.03% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £400 -3.03%
Warwickshire -1 3 £405 -31.47% 1
County Antrim - 3 £195 -
Gatwick - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 £195 -

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 184 (56.27%) Business Intelligence
2 136 (41.59%) Finance
3 114 (34.86%) SQL
4 98 (29.97%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (27.22%) Analytics
6 83 (25.38%) SQL Server
7 79 (24.16%) Oracle
8 71 (21.71%) ETL
9 68 (20.80%) Data Modelling
9 68 (20.80%) Tableau
10 59 (18.04%) Microsoft
11 56 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
12 55 (16.82%) BusinessObjects
13 54 (16.51%) IBM
13 54 (16.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 54 (16.51%) QlikView
14 42 (12.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 41 (12.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 40 (12.23%) Cognos TM1
17 39 (11.93%) MS Excel
18 36 (11.01%) SAP
19 32 (9.79%) Informatica
19 32 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
20 31 (9.48%) Business Analysis
21 29 (8.87%) Data Management
22 28 (8.56%) Banking
23 27 (8.26%) Project Management
24 26 (7.95%) Data Analysis
25 24 (7.34%) Big Data
25 24 (7.34%) Hadoop

Cognos
Top Related 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 21 (6.42%) SAS
2 16 (4.89%) Apache Pig
2 16 (4.89%) Apache Spark
3 12 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.53%) FileNet
4 5 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.61%) Apache
6 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.61%) IIS
6 2 (0.61%) iPlanet
6 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.31%) Luigi
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.89%) MS Office
3 12 (3.67%) SPSS
4 7 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.61%) Weka
7 1 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (12.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 40 (12.23%) Cognos TM1
3 10 (3.06%) Adobe Campaign
4 9 (2.75%) Cognos Controller
4 9 (2.75%) Maximo
5 7 (2.14%) WebTrends
6 6 (1.83%) Cognos Planning
6 6 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (1.22%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.92%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.06%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.53%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.92%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.92%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.75%) HTTP
2 3 (0.92%) FTP
2 3 (0.92%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.61%) Firewall
3 2 (0.61%) LDAP
3 2 (0.61%) NAS
3 2 (0.61%) Network Security
3 2 (0.61%) SAN
3 2 (0.61%) SSH
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (29.97%) Data Warehouse
2 83 (25.38%) SQL Server
3 55 (16.82%) BusinessObjects
4 54 (16.51%) QlikView
4 54 (16.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (12.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (7.34%) Big Data
6 24 (7.34%) Hadoop
7 23 (7.03%) Relational Database
8 22 (6.73%) Power BI
8 22 (6.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (6.12%) Oracle Database
9 20 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (5.20%) Spotfire
11 16 (4.89%) Apache Hive
11 16 (4.89%) Cognos Report Studio
12 15 (4.59%) DataStage
13 14 (4.28%) RDBMS
13 14 (4.28%) Star Schema
14 12 (3.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (2.45%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.22%) JIRA
5 3 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.61%) ERwin
6 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.31%) Toad
7 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 136 (41.59%) Finance
2 28 (8.56%) Banking
3 22 (6.73%) Marketing
4 17 (5.20%) Retail
5 14 (4.28%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.83%) Back Office
7 6 (1.83%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.22%) Front Office
8 4 (1.22%) Legal
9 3 (0.92%) Advertising
9 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.61%) Billing
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (36.70%) Developer
2 72 (22.02%) Analyst
3 58 (17.74%) Cognos Developer
4 34 (10.40%) Architect
5 33 (10.09%) Consultant
6 32 (9.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 24 (7.34%) Data Analyst
8 21 (6.42%) Business Analyst
9 18 (5.50%) Cognos Consultant
9 18 (5.50%) Report Developer
10 15 (4.59%) Cognos BI Developer
11 12 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 12 (3.67%) Data Architect
11 12 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.67%) SQL Developer
12 11 (3.36%) Report Specialist
13 10 (3.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 10 (3.06%) ETL Developer
13 10 (3.06%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.98%) HTML
2 11 (3.36%) .NET
3 9 (2.75%) Web Services
4 7 (2.14%) XML
5 6 (1.83%) MDX
6 5 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.53%) JSON
6 5 (1.53%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.22%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.22%) CSS
8 3 (0.92%) D3.js
8 3 (0.92%) J2EE
8 3 (0.92%) SOAP
9 2 (0.61%) jQuery
9 2 (0.61%) JSP
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.61%) REST
9 2 (0.61%) WSDL
9 2 (0.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.13%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.28%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.45%) Reinsurance
4 7 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.14%) Replication
4 7 (2.14%) User Experience
5 5 (1.53%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.53%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.92%) Clustering
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.61%) Fintech
8 2 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.61%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.61%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.61%) Life Science
8 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.59%) Linux
2 7 (2.14%) Solaris
3 6 (1.83%) Windows
4 4 (1.22%) Unix
4 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) AIX
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (56.27%) Business Intelligence
2 89 (27.22%) Analytics
3 71 (21.71%) ETL
4 68 (20.80%) Data Modelling
5 32 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (9.48%) Business Analysis
7 29 (8.87%) Data Management
8 27 (8.26%) Project Management
9 26 (7.95%) Data Analysis
10 23 (7.03%) Visualisation
11 20 (6.12%) Migration
12 18 (5.50%) ERP
12 18 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (5.20%) Data Integration
13 17 (5.20%) Web Analytics
14 16 (4.89%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.89%) Kimball Methodology
15 15 (4.59%) Data Governance
16 13 (3.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 114 (34.86%) SQL
2 21 (6.42%) T-SQL
3 20 (6.12%) R
4 19 (5.81%) Python
5 17 (5.20%) Java
6 14 (4.28%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.06%) C#
8 8 (2.45%) VBA
9 7 (2.14%) C
9 7 (2.14%) Scala
10 5 (1.53%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.53%) Korn
10 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.22%) VB
12 3 (0.92%) PHP
13 2 (0.61%) Perl
13 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) C++
14 1 (0.31%) JCL
14 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (5.81%) Degree
2 5 (1.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.22%) ACCA
3 4 (1.22%) CIMA
4 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.61%) ISEB
4 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
5 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.89%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.14%) PMO
3 6 (1.83%) QA
4 4 (1.22%) IFRS
4 4 (1.22%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.22%) SLA
5 2 (0.61%) Basel II
5 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.61%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (3.67%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.14%) Oozie
2 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.61%) OpenView
3 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.31%) Control-M
4 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 79 (24.16%) Oracle
2 68 (20.80%) Tableau
3 59 (18.04%) Microsoft
4 54 (16.51%) IBM
5 36 (11.01%) SAP
6 32 (9.79%) Informatica
7 23 (7.03%) MicroStrategy
8 19 (5.81%) Teradata
9 18 (5.50%) Hyperion
10 12 (3.67%) Adobe
11 10 (3.06%) Netezza
11 10 (3.06%) Talend
12 8 (2.45%) CODA
13 7 (2.14%) Google
13 7 (2.14%) Omniture
14 6 (1.83%) Brio
14 6 (1.83%) Cisco
15 5 (1.53%) Coremetrics
15 5 (1.53%) Hortonworks
15 5 (1.53%) TIBCO
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