The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 146 144 174
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +30
Contract jobs citing Cognos 59 78 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 1.10% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 2.25% 2.39% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.46 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2620 3264 3373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.42% 45.94% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2280 2320
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 116 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £54.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Cognos
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 59 (56.73%) Business Intelligence
2 57 (54.81%) SQL
3 46 (44.23%) Finance
4 42 (40.38%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (34.62%) SQL Server
6 32 (30.77%) Banking
7 30 (28.85%) Oracle
7 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
8 23 (22.12%) ETL
9 22 (21.15%) T-SQL
9 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (17.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 17 (16.35%) MS Excel
12 16 (15.38%) MDX
12 16 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
13 15 (14.42%) IBM
14 14 (13.46%) Data Modelling
15 13 (12.50%) Windows
15 13 (12.50%) ProClarity
15 13 (12.50%) Data Mart
15 13 (12.50%) QlikView
16 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
16 12 (11.54%) Data Analysis
16 12 (11.54%) WebSphere
16 12 (11.54%) Linux
16 12 (11.54%) VBScript
16 12 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (10.58%) Retail
17 11 (10.58%) Cognos Framework Manager

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) SAS
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.96%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (16.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (17.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 16 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.96%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.96%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.96%) Agresso
3 1 (0.96%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) FTP
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (40.38%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 22 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (12.50%) QlikView
4 13 (12.50%) ProClarity
4 13 (12.50%) Data Mart
5 12 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (10.58%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 9 (8.65%) Cognos Report Studio
8 8 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
11 5 (4.81%) Oracle Database
11 5 (4.81%) DataStage
11 5 (4.81%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.85%) Data Mining
12 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) ERwin
1 8 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.96%) Toad
General
1 46 (44.23%) Finance
2 32 (30.77%) Banking
3 11 (10.58%) Retail
4 10 (9.62%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Front Office
6 2 (1.92%) Back Office
6 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (39.42%) Developer
2 39 (37.50%) Analyst
3 23 (22.12%) Business Analyst
4 20 (19.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (11.54%) Cognos Developer
5 12 (11.54%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Cognos BI Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Business Support Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.77%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.77%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) ETL Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Architect
8 5 (4.81%) TM1 Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Designer
8 5 (4.81%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Deployment Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) MDX
2 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) XML
3 2 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.96%) COM
4 1 (0.96%) CSS
4 1 (0.96%) HTML5
4 1 (0.96%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.96%) MapReduce
4 1 (0.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.92%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.96%) Derivative
4 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.96%) Life Science
4 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Windows
2 12 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.92%) UNIX
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.73%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (22.12%) ETL
3 14 (13.46%) Data Modelling
4 12 (11.54%) Data Analysis
5 10 (9.62%) Release Management
6 9 (8.65%) ITIL
7 8 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 8 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
7 8 (7.69%) User Stories
8 6 (5.77%) Change Control
8 6 (5.77%) Security Management
9 5 (4.81%) Project Management
10 4 (3.85%) Migration
11 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.88%) CRM
11 3 (2.88%) Scrum
11 3 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.88%) Analytics
11 3 (2.88%) Financial Analysis
11 3 (2.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (54.81%) SQL
2 22 (21.15%) T-SQL
3 12 (11.54%) VBScript
3 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.73%) C
5 5 (4.81%) Java
5 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) VB
7 1 (0.96%) VBA
7 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.96%) ACCA
3 1 (0.96%) CIMA
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Oracle
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) IBM
3 10 (9.62%) Business Objects
4 8 (7.69%) Sun
4 8 (7.69%) Tableau
5 5 (4.81%) SAP
6 3 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.88%) Teradata
7 2 (1.92%) Netezza
7 2 (1.92%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.92%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.92%) Informatica
7 2 (1.92%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.92%) Talend
8 1 (0.96%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.96%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.96%) Adobe
8 1 (0.96%) CA
8 1 (0.96%) Northgate
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