Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 573 689 539
Rank change year-on-year +116 -150 -22
Contract jobs citing Cognos 220 205 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.46% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 147 269
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £800 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
UK median hourly rate - £43.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.20% -3.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.81 £64.54
% change year-on-year - -41.41% -3.37%

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 35,782 44,321 43,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.71% 42.36% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,371 27,541 27,401
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +2.74%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £231
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,492 1,671 1,449
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.11% +2.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.62
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.64% -

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 5 December 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
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 5 December 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 +139 208 £450 - 39
London +131 110 £500 +11.11% 7
UK excluding London +68 109 £420 -6.67% 36
South East +68 37 £415 -7.78% 3
East of England +34 21 £410 -18.00% 2
North of England +30 20 £425 -5.56% 8
Midlands +44 17 £440 -2.22% 13
East Midlands +36 14 £440 +10.00% 5
North West +12 11 £400 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire +33 9 £463 +8.82% 3
Scotland +25 7 £450 -5.26% 4
Northern Ireland +8 4 £229 -16.82%
West Midlands +30 3 £550 +22.22% 8
South West -7 3 - - 6

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 127 (57.73%) Business Intelligence
2 116 (52.73%) SQL
3 98 (44.55%) Finance
4 74 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (33.18%) Power BI
5 73 (33.18%) Power Platform
6 72 (32.73%) Tableau
7 69 (31.36%) SQL Server
8 54 (24.55%) Microsoft
9 51 (23.18%) IBM
10 49 (22.27%) Analytics
11 47 (21.36%) Visualisation
12 45 (20.45%) ETL
13 44 (20.00%) QlikView
13 44 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
14 43 (19.55%) OLAP
15 41 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
16 40 (18.18%) .NET
16 40 (18.18%) Data Analysis
16 40 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (17.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (14.09%) TDD
18 31 (14.09%) Oracle
18 31 (14.09%) SAP
19 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
19 30 (13.64%) HTML
20 29 (13.18%) MicroStrategy
21 28 (12.73%) Data Modelling
21 28 (12.73%) C#
22 27 (12.27%) ASP.NET

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 9 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.27%) SAS
4 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.82%) SPSS
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.09%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (4.09%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.36%) Cognos Planning
3 3 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.36%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.91%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.91%) Primavera
4 2 (0.91%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.45%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.45%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 73 (33.18%) Power Platform
2 19 (8.64%) AWS
3 7 (3.18%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.82%) Azure
4 4 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.91%) GCP
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.45%) Boomi
6 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) Firewall
1 1 (0.45%) LAN
1 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (33.18%) Power BI
2 69 (31.36%) SQL Server
3 44 (20.00%) QlikView
4 43 (19.55%) OLAP
5 41 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (17.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (7.73%) Cognos Report Studio
11 16 (7.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (6.36%) Relational Database
13 11 (5.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 8 (3.64%) DB2
14 8 (3.64%) Oracle Database
14 8 (3.64%) Star Schema
15 7 (3.18%) PowerCenter
15 7 (3.18%) Snowflake Schema
16 6 (2.73%) Data Mining
16 6 (2.73%) DTS
Development Applications
1 27 (12.27%) Git (software)
1 27 (12.27%) Octopus Deploy
1 27 (12.27%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.36%) Maven
3 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.91%) ERwin
3 2 (0.91%) MSI
3 2 (0.91%) Selenium
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.45%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) Zephyr
General
1 98 (44.55%) Finance
2 12 (5.45%) Banking
3 11 (5.00%) Retail
4 8 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.64%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.82%) Law
7 4 (1.82%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (42.27%) Developer
2 60 (27.27%) Analyst
3 35 (15.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 28 (12.73%) Cognos Developer
5 24 (10.91%) Data Analyst
6 18 (8.18%) Consultant
7 15 (6.82%) Data Engineer
8 11 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.55%) Architect
9 10 (4.55%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (4.09%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.09%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Programmer
12 7 (3.18%) ETL Developer
13 6 (2.73%) AWS Developer
13 6 (2.73%) Financial Analyst
13 6 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.18%) .NET
2 30 (13.64%) HTML
3 27 (12.27%) AngularJS
3 27 (12.27%) ASP.NET
3 27 (12.27%) CSS
3 27 (12.27%) React
4 6 (2.73%) EDI
5 5 (2.27%) XML
6 4 (1.82%) MDX
6 4 (1.82%) REST
7 3 (1.36%) SOAP
8 2 (0.91%) jQuery
8 2 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.27%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.09%) Analytical Mindset
4 8 (3.64%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.82%) Life Science
5 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.82%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.36%) Equities
6 3 (1.36%) User Experience
6 3 (1.36%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.91%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) AS400
8 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.45%) iSeries
8 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.91%) Unix
2 7 (3.18%) Windows
3 6 (2.73%) Linux
4 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (57.73%) Business Intelligence
2 74 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (22.27%) Analytics
4 47 (21.36%) Visualisation
5 45 (20.45%) ETL
6 44 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
7 40 (18.18%) Data Analysis
8 31 (14.09%) TDD
9 28 (12.73%) Data Modelling
10 24 (10.91%) Web Development
11 23 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (8.18%) Validation
13 15 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (6.36%) ERP
15 13 (5.91%) Migration
16 12 (5.45%) Data Analytics
16 12 (5.45%) Decision-Making
17 11 (5.00%) Project Delivery
18 10 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
18 10 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 116 (52.73%) SQL
2 28 (12.73%) C#
3 27 (12.27%) PowerShell
4 18 (8.18%) PL/SQL
5 16 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 12 (5.45%) Python
7 7 (3.18%) Java
8 6 (2.73%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.27%) VBScript
10 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.36%) VB
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) C
12 1 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.45%) R
12 1 (0.45%) VBA
12 1 (0.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (6.82%) Degree
2 13 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) ACCA
6 1 (0.45%) CFA
6 1 (0.45%) CIMA
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.82%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.45%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (2.73%) Control-M
2 3 (1.36%) SCCM
2 3 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.91%) SCOM
3 2 (0.91%) Terraform
4 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 72 (32.73%) Tableau
2 54 (24.55%) Microsoft
3 51 (23.18%) IBM
4 31 (14.09%) Oracle
4 31 (14.09%) SAP
5 29 (13.18%) MicroStrategy
6 22 (10.00%) Informatica
7 6 (2.73%) Planview
8 3 (1.36%) Ariba
8 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.36%) Talend
9 2 (0.91%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.91%) Birst
9 2 (0.91%) Citrix
9 2 (0.91%) Google
9 2 (0.91%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.91%) Teradata
9 2 (0.91%) Workday
10 1 (0.45%) Dell
10 1 (0.45%) HP