Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 539 466
Rank change year-on-year -4 -73 -109
Contract jobs citing Cognos 362 318 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.77% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 197 355
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £311 £303 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £434
% change year-on-year +6.25% -7.83% +8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 2 6
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £19.75 £69.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.87% -71.41% +91.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.75 £69.07
% change year-on-year +51.90% -71.41% +91.86%

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 42,284 41,305 46,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.80% 44.55% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,442 25,346 28,064
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,485 1,685
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.39 £10.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cognos in the UK

Cognos
Top 15 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 20 April 2018. 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 +18 351 £450 - 54
UK excluding London -7 193 £425 +6.25% 37
London -10 160 £463 -0.11% 22
Midlands +5 51 £425 +17.24% 8
South East -41 50 £435 +12.26% 7
North of England +10 42 £425 -2.86% 12
West Midlands +9 28 £438 +19.05% 6
South West +19 24 £463 -4.64% 1
East Midlands +8 23 £403 +15.00% 2
North West -6 22 £450 +2.86% 6
Yorkshire -8 19 £388 -8.82% 6
East of England +7 17 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -43 6 £288 -39.47% 4
Wales -12 3 £300 -7.69% 1
North East - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 207 (57.18%) Business Intelligence
2 166 (45.86%) SQL
3 127 (35.08%) Finance
4 108 (29.83%) Data Warehouse
5 104 (28.73%) IBM
6 90 (24.86%) Tableau
7 87 (24.03%) Analytics
7 87 (24.03%) ETL
8 77 (21.27%) Oracle
9 69 (19.06%) Microsoft
9 69 (19.06%) Microsoft Excel
10 68 (18.78%) SQL Server
11 67 (18.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 62 (17.13%) Data Modelling
13 58 (16.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 58 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (14.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 51 (14.09%) BusinessObjects
15 51 (14.09%) Banking
16 50 (13.81%) Visualisation
17 49 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (12.98%) Data Analysis
18 47 (12.98%) Power BI
19 38 (10.50%) Data Visualisation
20 37 (10.22%) Cognos TM1
20 37 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (10.22%) SAP
21 35 (9.67%) Security Cleared
22 33 (9.12%) QlikView
23 32 (8.84%) Manufacturing

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 13 (3.59%) SAS
2 11 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.49%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (1.93%) Confluence
5 6 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.55%) CMS
8 2 (0.55%) IIS
8 2 (0.55%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (19.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (14.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 37 (10.22%) Cognos TM1
3 11 (3.04%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 7 (1.93%) Maximo
5 6 (1.66%) ResourceLink
6 5 (1.38%) Cognos Planning
7 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.10%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.83%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.55%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.49%) SMS
2 2 (0.55%) FTP
2 2 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (29.83%) Data Warehouse
2 68 (18.78%) SQL Server
3 67 (18.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (16.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (14.09%) BusinessObjects
6 47 (12.98%) Power BI
7 33 (9.12%) QlikView
8 30 (8.29%) Oracle Database
9 29 (8.01%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 25 (6.91%) Cognos Report Studio
10 25 (6.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (6.08%) DataStage
13 20 (5.52%) OLAP
14 19 (5.25%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (4.97%) Spotfire
16 17 (4.70%) Star Schema
17 15 (4.14%) PowerCenter
18 13 (3.59%) DecisionStream
18 13 (3.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (2.76%) PeopleTools
2 9 (2.49%) JIRA
3 6 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.83%) ERwin
5 3 (0.83%) Hudson
5 3 (0.83%) Subversion
5 3 (0.83%) Toad
6 1 (0.28%) Jtest
6 1 (0.28%) JUnit
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (35.08%) Finance
2 51 (14.09%) Banking
3 32 (8.84%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.31%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.49%) Retail
7 8 (2.21%) Law
8 6 (1.66%) Billing
8 6 (1.66%) Legal
9 5 (1.38%) Front Office
9 5 (1.38%) Marketing
10 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 148 (40.88%) Developer
2 105 (29.01%) Analyst
3 76 (20.99%) Cognos Developer
4 43 (11.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 41 (11.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 40 (11.05%) Data Analyst
7 33 (9.12%) Consultant
8 24 (6.63%) Business Analyst
8 24 (6.63%) Cognos BI Developer
9 21 (5.80%) TM1 Developer
10 17 (4.70%) Report Developer
11 15 (4.14%) SQL Developer
12 13 (3.59%) Programmer
13 12 (3.31%) Architect
13 12 (3.31%) Credit Analyst
13 12 (3.31%) Credit Risk Analyst
13 12 (3.31%) Risk Analyst
14 11 (3.04%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
14 11 (3.04%) Data Consultant
14 11 (3.04%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.08%) XML
2 20 (5.52%) HTML
3 16 (4.42%) CSS
4 6 (1.66%) .NET
5 5 (1.38%) MDX
6 4 (1.10%) EDI
7 3 (0.83%) HTML5
7 3 (0.83%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (0.83%) J2EE
7 3 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (0.83%) SOAP
8 2 (0.55%) JSP
8 2 (0.55%) Middleware
8 2 (0.55%) Web Services
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Avro
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.28%) D3.js
9 1 (0.28%) Spring
9 1 (0.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.87%) Data Structures
3 14 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.31%) Credit Risk
4 12 (3.31%) FMCG
5 6 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.38%) iPad
7 4 (1.10%) Fintech
7 4 (1.10%) Replication
8 3 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (0.83%) Animation
8 3 (0.83%) iPhone
8 3 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.55%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.55%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.76%) Linux
2 9 (2.49%) Unix
3 6 (1.66%) Windows
4 3 (0.83%) Android
4 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (57.18%) Business Intelligence
2 87 (24.03%) Analytics
2 87 (24.03%) ETL
3 62 (17.13%) Data Modelling
4 50 (13.81%) Visualisation
5 49 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (12.98%) Data Analysis
7 38 (10.50%) Data Visualisation
8 37 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (8.84%) Business Analysis
10 31 (8.56%) Data Management
11 28 (7.73%) Kimball Methodology
12 25 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (6.91%) Project Management
13 24 (6.63%) Migration
14 21 (5.80%) Data Science
15 17 (4.70%) Data Analytics
15 17 (4.70%) Data Integration
16 16 (4.42%) Dashboard Development
17 15 (4.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 166 (45.86%) SQL
2 24 (6.63%) PL/SQL
3 21 (5.80%) VBA
4 18 (4.97%) T-SQL
5 10 (2.76%) C#
6 9 (2.49%) Java
6 9 (2.49%) PHP
7 6 (1.66%) R
8 5 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.38%) Python
8 5 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.55%) ABAP
10 2 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.55%) VB
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) Korn
11 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.28%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.49%) Degree
4 6 (1.66%) ACCA
4 6 (1.66%) CIMA
5 3 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) MBA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.42%) CDISC
1 16 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.38%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) GDPR
4 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.83%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.21%) Control-M
2 6 (1.66%) Netcool
3 4 (1.10%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.10%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.83%) Oozie
5 2 (0.55%) Ansible
5 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 104 (28.73%) IBM
2 90 (24.86%) Tableau
3 77 (21.27%) Oracle
4 69 (19.06%) Microsoft
5 37 (10.22%) SAP
6 31 (8.56%) Informatica
7 13 (3.59%) PeopleSoft
8 10 (2.76%) Capita
8 10 (2.76%) Talend
9 9 (2.49%) MicroStrategy
10 8 (2.21%) Netezza
11 7 (1.93%) HP
12 6 (1.66%) BMC
12 6 (1.66%) Teradata
13 5 (1.38%) Cramer
13 5 (1.38%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.10%) Alteryx
14 4 (1.10%) Google
14 4 (1.10%) Hyperion
14 4 (1.10%) RedPrairie