Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 492 408
Rank change year-on-year -63 -84 -49
Contract jobs citing Cognos 343 442 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.42% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.93% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 250 401
UK median daily rate £425 £414 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% -2.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £324 £275 £300
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £20.50 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.41% -5.22% +5.51%
10th Percentile £21.37 £12.25 £20.20
90th Percentile £61.98 £69.07 £58.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +23.53% +100.00% +3.66%

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 43003 47480 49489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.93% 45.06% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26592 29019 29144
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £239 £225
90th Percentile £621 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1401 1693 2150
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.37
90th Percentile £45.43 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

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 23 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 16 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 23 October 2017. 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 -47 312 £428 +0.59% 50
UK excluding London -6 214 £425 +13.33% 32
London -54 116 £450 -5.26% 17
Midlands +42 51 £400 - 13
North of England +57 47 £390 +4.00% 8
South East -42 39 £425 +21.43% 6
West Midlands +46 31 £400 +8.47% 10
South West +14 31 £600 +41.18% 3
North West +16 25 £425 +13.33% 7
Scotland +11 25 £425 +17.24% 1
East Midlands -2 20 £419 -1.47% 3
East of England -32 20 £400 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +20 14 £363 -15.20% 1
North East +79 8 £405 -19.00%
Northern Ireland -58 3 £225 +16.88%
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 161 (46.94%) Business Intelligence
2 140 (40.82%) SQL
3 117 (34.11%) Finance
4 95 (27.70%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (24.49%) IBM
6 79 (23.03%) Security Cleared
7 75 (21.87%) Oracle
8 73 (21.28%) ETL
9 71 (20.70%) Analytics
10 68 (19.83%) SC Cleared
11 64 (18.66%) Cognos TM1
12 61 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
13 59 (17.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 53 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (14.87%) Data Modelling
16 48 (13.99%) Microsoft Excel
17 47 (13.70%) Microsoft
18 42 (12.24%) Data Analysis
19 38 (11.08%) Tableau
19 38 (11.08%) BusinessObjects
19 38 (11.08%) SQL Server
20 37 (10.79%) SAP
20 37 (10.79%) Banking
21 36 (10.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 36 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
22 35 (10.20%) Migration
23 31 (9.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
24 28 (8.16%) SAS
25 26 (7.58%) Oracle Reports
25 26 (7.58%) Unix

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 28 (8.16%) SAS
2 20 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.83%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.50%) ArcGIS
3 12 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.50%) MQSeries
3 12 (3.50%) OpenStack
4 11 (3.21%) Apache
4 11 (3.21%) iPlanet
4 11 (3.21%) JBoss
4 11 (3.21%) Oracle Application Server
4 11 (3.21%) Tomcat
4 11 (3.21%) WebLogic Portal
4 11 (3.21%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.29%) FileNet
6 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (13.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.62%) SPSS
5 8 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (18.66%) Cognos TM1
2 59 (17.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 12 (3.50%) Cognos Planning
3 12 (3.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (2.92%) Cognos Controller
5 9 (2.62%) Unica
6 8 (2.33%) ResourceLink
7 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.17%) Maximo
8 3 (0.87%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.87%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.87%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.58%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.37%) NAS
2 12 (3.50%) LDAP
2 12 (3.50%) SAN
3 11 (3.21%) Firewall
3 11 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.75%) DNS
4 6 (1.75%) FCoE
4 6 (1.75%) iSCSI
4 6 (1.75%) WAN
5 3 (0.87%) VLAN
6 2 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (27.70%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (11.08%) BusinessObjects
2 38 (11.08%) SQL Server
3 36 (10.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (9.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 26 (7.58%) Cognos Report Studio
5 26 (7.58%) Oracle Reports
5 26 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (6.71%) Oracle Database
7 19 (5.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (5.25%) OLAP
8 18 (5.25%) Power BI
9 17 (4.96%) QlikView
10 14 (4.08%) Pentaho
11 13 (3.79%) Oracle OLAP
12 12 (3.50%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (2.92%) Big Data
13 10 (2.92%) IBM InfoSphere
14 9 (2.62%) DataStage
14 9 (2.62%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.87%) Toad
5 2 (0.58%) ERwin
6 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 117 (34.11%) Finance
2 37 (10.79%) Banking
3 17 (4.96%) Marketing
4 15 (4.37%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.62%) Retail
6 7 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.17%) Electronics
8 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.87%) Law
9 3 (0.87%) Legal
9 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 133 (38.78%) Developer
2 93 (27.11%) Analyst
3 68 (19.83%) Cognos Developer
4 39 (11.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 33 (9.62%) Business Analyst
6 29 (8.45%) Consultant
7 25 (7.29%) Cognos BI Developer
8 23 (6.71%) Data Analyst
9 22 (6.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 22 (6.41%) Cognos Consultant
10 21 (6.12%) TM1 Developer
11 18 (5.25%) Architect
11 18 (5.25%) SQL Developer
12 13 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) Cognos Business Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) DBA
13 10 (2.92%) Report Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (2.62%) Applications Developer
14 9 (2.62%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.79%) .NET
1 13 (3.79%) HTML
2 11 (3.21%) J2EE
2 11 (3.21%) XML
3 10 (2.92%) CSS
4 3 (0.87%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.87%) EDI
4 3 (0.87%) REST
4 3 (0.87%) SAP PI
4 3 (0.87%) SOAP
5 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.58%) MDX
5 2 (0.58%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) D3.js
6 1 (0.29%) HTML5
6 1 (0.29%) jQuery
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
6 1 (0.29%) Kafka
6 1 (0.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.00%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.50%) Clustering
4 10 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.75%) Grid Computing
6 5 (1.46%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.46%) User Experience
7 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.87%) Market Risk
7 3 (0.87%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.29%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.29%) FMCG
8 1 (0.29%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.58%) Unix
2 23 (6.71%) Linux
3 21 (6.12%) Windows
4 15 (4.37%) Solaris
5 12 (3.50%) AIX
5 12 (3.50%) HPUX
6 11 (3.21%) SUSE
7 3 (0.87%) MVS
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.29%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (46.94%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (21.28%) ETL
3 71 (20.70%) Analytics
4 53 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (14.87%) Data Modelling
6 42 (12.24%) Data Analysis
7 36 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (10.20%) Migration
9 20 (5.83%) Data Management
9 20 (5.83%) SDLC
10 16 (4.66%) ITIL
10 16 (4.66%) Kimball Methodology
11 15 (4.37%) Business Analysis
11 15 (4.37%) Scrum
12 14 (4.08%) Waterfall
13 13 (3.79%) Project Management
13 13 (3.79%) UML
14 12 (3.50%) Translating Business Requirements
15 11 (3.21%) Data Migration
15 11 (3.21%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 140 (40.82%) SQL
2 24 (7.00%) VBA
3 19 (5.54%) Shell Script
4 17 (4.96%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.62%) C#
6 9 (2.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.62%) Korn
7 7 (2.04%) Java
7 7 (2.04%) Perl
7 7 (2.04%) Python
8 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.75%) C-shell
8 6 (1.75%) R
9 5 (1.46%) PHP
10 4 (1.17%) VB
11 3 (0.87%) ABAP
11 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.58%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 79 (23.03%) Security Cleared
2 68 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.54%) Degree
4 9 (2.62%) ACCA
4 9 (2.62%) CIMA
5 8 (2.33%) ISEB
6 6 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.58%) CBAP
9 2 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) IIBA
9 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (3.50%) Hyper-V
1 12 (3.50%) KVM
1 12 (3.50%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (3.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 12 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.75%) Samba
3 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.50%) OpenView
1 12 (3.50%) Oracle EDQ
2 10 (2.92%) Data Guard
2 10 (2.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.46%) Netcool
3 5 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (0.58%) Control-M
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (24.49%) IBM
2 75 (21.87%) Oracle
3 47 (13.70%) Microsoft
4 38 (11.08%) Tableau
5 37 (10.79%) SAP
6 23 (6.71%) HP
7 15 (4.37%) Cisco
7 15 (4.37%) Informatica
8 12 (3.50%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (3.50%) Opsware
8 12 (3.50%) PlateSpin
8 12 (3.50%) Sun
8 12 (3.50%) Veritas
8 12 (3.50%) VMware
9 11 (3.21%) F5
9 11 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.04%) Northgate
11 6 (1.75%) Borland
11 6 (1.75%) NGA Human Resources
12 5 (1.46%) ILOG