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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 161 186 153
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs citing Cognos 43 42 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.58% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 1.59% 1.26% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 50
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £398 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.31% -
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
2699 3333 3258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.43% 45.64% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1944 2325 2263
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 89
Average hourly rate £17.82 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.13 £41.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 60 (60.61%) SQL
2 56 (56.57%) Business Intelligence
3 49 (49.49%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (41.41%) Finance
5 34 (34.34%) SQL Server
6 30 (30.30%) Microsoft
7 25 (25.25%) Oracle
8 23 (23.23%) Banking
9 21 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
10 20 (20.20%) ETL
11 19 (19.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 18 (18.18%) Cognos TM1
13 16 (16.16%) Data Modelling
14 15 (15.15%) IBM
14 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
15 14 (14.14%) MDX
16 13 (13.13%) Data Mart
17 12 (12.12%) Data Analysis
18 11 (11.11%) ProClarity
18 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 10 (10.10%) Retail
19 10 (10.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
19 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
20 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 8 (8.08%) Degree
21 8 (8.08%) WebSphere
21 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
21 8 (8.08%) Cognos Report Studio
21 8 (8.08%) Kimball Methodology

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (8.08%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (8.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) SAS
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) SPSS
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (19.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 18 (18.18%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.01%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) LDAP
1 1 (1.01%) FTP
1 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (49.49%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (34.34%) SQL Server
3 21 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (13.13%) Data Mart
5 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (11.11%) ProClarity
6 10 (10.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (8.08%) Cognos Report Studio
9 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
10 6 (6.06%) QlikView
11 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (5.05%) RDBMS
11 5 (5.05%) DataStage
11 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
12 3 (3.03%) Big Data
12 3 (3.03%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 3 (3.03%) Data Mining
12 3 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) ERwin
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.03%) JMeter
3 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.02%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (41.41%) Finance
2 23 (23.23%) Banking
3 10 (10.10%) Retail
4 7 (7.07%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.02%) Front Office
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
7 1 (1.01%) Legal
7 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (37.37%) Analyst
2 35 (35.35%) Developer
3 20 (20.20%) Business Analyst
4 14 (14.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Cognos Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Architect
7 6 (6.06%) ETL Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (5.05%) TM1 Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Designer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Deployment Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) MI Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Business Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) MDX
2 4 (4.04%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) XML
4 1 (1.01%) Java EE
4 1 (1.01%) HTML
4 1 (1.01%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Data Integration
2 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.02%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.02%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.01%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Equities
5 1 (1.01%) Derivative
5 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
1 8 (8.08%) Linux
2 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (56.57%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (20.20%) ETL
3 16 (16.16%) Data Modelling
4 12 (12.12%) Data Analysis
5 8 (8.08%) Kimball Methodology
5 8 (8.08%) User Stories
6 7 (7.07%) Test Planning
6 7 (7.07%) Migration
7 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.05%) Release Management
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.04%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (4.04%) ITIL
9 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.03%) Security Management
10 3 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.03%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (60.61%) SQL
2 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.08%) VBScript
3 8 (8.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.05%) Java
6 4 (4.04%) C
6 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.04%) VBA
7 1 (1.01%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) C++
7 1 (1.01%) Perl
7 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Degree
2 4 (4.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 30 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.25%) Oracle
3 15 (15.15%) IBM
4 8 (8.08%) Business Objects
5 7 (7.07%) Sun
5 7 (7.07%) Tableau
6 5 (5.05%) Hyperion
7 4 (4.04%) Informatica
8 3 (3.03%) SAP
8 3 (3.03%) Netezza
9 2 (2.02%) Talend
9 2 (2.02%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.02%) Teradata
9 2 (2.02%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (2.02%) CODA
10 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.01%) Northgate
10 1 (1.01%) Adobe
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