The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 137 163 131
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Contract jobs citing Cognos 62 44 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 0.71% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 2.72% 1.59% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 60
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£450 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -16.36%
Cognos
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2278 2760 2773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.87% 44.49% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1934 1954
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 75
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.18 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the City of London region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the City of London region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos.

1 65 (69.89%) Finance
2 53 (56.99%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (41.94%) IBM
4 36 (38.71%) SQL
5 35 (37.63%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (37.63%) Cognos TM1
6 28 (30.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 25 (26.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 22 (23.66%) Oracle
10 18 (19.35%) ETL
10 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
11 15 (16.13%) Data Modelling
12 14 (15.05%) PL/SQL
12 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
14 12 (12.90%) Project Management
14 12 (12.90%) Banking
15 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (11.83%) QA
15 11 (11.83%) Solvency II
16 10 (10.75%) Data Entry
16 10 (10.75%) Cognos Report Studio
17 9 (9.68%) QlikView
17 9 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (9.68%) Sun
17 9 (9.68%) Informatica
17 9 (9.68%) Business Objects
17 9 (9.68%) MS Office
18 8 (8.60%) VBA

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.45%) SAS
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.68%) MS Office
3 5 (5.38%) MS Project
4 4 (4.30%) InfoPath
4 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.30%) SPSS
5 3 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.08%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (37.63%) Cognos TM1
2 28 (30.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.15%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (2.15%) Misys Midas
3 2 (2.15%) ResourceLink
4 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.08%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.08%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (1.08%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (37.63%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (25.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.75%) Cognos Report Studio
6 9 (9.68%) QlikView
6 9 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (7.53%) OLAP
8 7 (7.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 6 (6.45%) Cognos Query Studio
10 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (5.38%) Data Mining
10 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
10 5 (5.38%) Data Mart
10 5 (5.38%) DataStage
11 4 (4.30%) ProClarity
11 4 (4.30%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 65 (69.89%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.30%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (41.94%) Developer
2 30 (32.26%) Analyst
3 20 (21.51%) TM1 Developer
4 13 (13.98%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.68%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Cognos Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Business Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) TM1 Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Architect
11 3 (3.23%) Report Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Cognos Specialist
11 3 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Solvency II Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) HTML
1 5 (5.38%) .NET
2 3 (3.23%) CSS
2 3 (3.23%) JSP
2 3 (3.23%) Servlets
2 3 (3.23%) Ajax
2 3 (3.23%) JSTL
3 2 (2.15%) XML
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.08%) Spring
4 1 (1.08%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.08%) HTML5
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) J2EE
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.15%) Statistics
2 2 (2.15%) iSeries
3 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.08%) Open Source
3 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Exalytics
3 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.08%) Equities
3 1 (1.08%) PMI
3 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.08%) DTV
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) Windows
1 3 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.99%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (26.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (19.35%) ETL
4 15 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 12 (12.90%) Project Management
6 10 (10.75%) Data Entry
7 8 (8.60%) Migration
8 7 (7.53%) Data Analysis
8 7 (7.53%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.45%) Change Management
10 5 (5.38%) Scrum
10 5 (5.38%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (5.38%) Analytics
10 5 (5.38%) Physical Data Model
11 4 (4.30%) BPMN
11 4 (4.30%) Dependency Management
11 4 (4.30%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (4.30%) Resource Management
11 4 (4.30%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) SQL
2 14 (15.05%) PL/SQL
3 8 (8.60%) VBA
4 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.38%) Java
6 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.15%) C
7 2 (2.15%) RPG
7 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.08%) R
8 1 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (1.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.08%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) QA
1 11 (11.83%) Solvency II
2 7 (7.53%) GAAP
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) P3O
3 1 (1.08%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 39 (41.94%) IBM
2 22 (23.66%) Oracle
3 18 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.68%) Sun
4 9 (9.68%) Business Objects
4 9 (9.68%) Informatica
5 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 2 (2.15%) Teradata
6 2 (2.15%) Netezza
6 2 (2.15%) Misys
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.08%) Maconomy
7 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.08%) Tableau
7 1 (1.08%) WorldPay
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £23.26 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago