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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
London / City of London
Rank 144 132 165
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Contract jobs citing Cognos 10 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.62% 0.51%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.55% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 16
Median daily rate £475 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £378 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £655 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £69.07 £70.00
% change year-on-year
-71.40% -1.32%

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
1257 1229 2224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.68% 40.01% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 901 1636
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 49
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.06 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.61% +17.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.60 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 16 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (36.11%) Data Modelling
4 12 (33.33%) Informatica
4 12 (33.33%) Banking
5 11 (30.56%) SQL
6 10 (27.78%) QlikView
6 10 (27.78%) Analytics
7 9 (25.00%) Tableau
7 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (25.00%) SAS
7 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) ETL
8 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (19.44%) Data Management
9 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (19.44%) Oracle
10 6 (16.67%) IBM
10 6 (16.67%) Back Office
10 6 (16.67%) SPSS
10 6 (16.67%) Teradata
10 6 (16.67%) Investment Banking
11 5 (13.89%) Business Development
11 5 (13.89%) FileNet
11 5 (13.89%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (25.00%) SAS
2 5 (13.89%) FileNet
3 4 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.67%) SPSS
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (2.78%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) QlikView
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 4 (11.11%) Spotfire
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.33%) Big Data
5 3 (8.33%) OLAP
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (5.56%) DataStage
6 2 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (5.56%) Pentaho
6 2 (5.56%) Power BI
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Back Office
3 6 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Cognos Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 4 (11.11%) Informatica Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Business Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Programme Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Analytics Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Consultant
8 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Portfolio Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Reinsurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Data Conversion
2 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Reinsurance
2 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.56%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (36.11%) Data Modelling
3 10 (27.78%) Analytics
4 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) ETL
5 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Data Management
7 5 (13.89%) Business Development
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (11.11%) MVC
8 4 (11.11%) TDD
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.33%) Data Governance
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL
9 3 (8.33%) Master Data Management
9 3 (8.33%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) R
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Informatica
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Tableau
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 6 (16.67%) IBM
4 6 (16.67%) Teradata
5 5 (13.89%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (11.11%) Lotus
6 4 (11.11%) SAP
7 3 (8.33%) CODA
8 2 (5.56%) Ab Initio
8 2 (5.56%) DataFlux
8 2 (5.56%) Hyperion
8 2 (5.56%) Netezza
8 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
9 1 (2.78%) Alteryx
9 1 (2.78%) Cloudera
9 1 (2.78%) Solace