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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 135 169 171
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +2
Contract jobs citing Cognos 62 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 2.34% 1.50% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 39
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.46 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-24.60% -
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
2655 3341 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.64% 46.10% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 2320 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 57 (57.00%) SQL
2 54 (54.00%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (43.00%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (41.00%) Finance
5 35 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 31 (31.00%) Banking
7 29 (29.00%) Oracle
8 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
9 23 (23.00%) ETL
10 22 (22.00%) T-SQL
11 20 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (19.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 18 (18.00%) Cognos TM1
14 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
15 14 (14.00%) MDX
15 14 (14.00%) IBM
16 13 (13.00%) Data Modelling
16 13 (13.00%) Data Mart
17 12 (12.00%) WebSphere
17 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
17 12 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (12.00%) Windows
17 12 (12.00%) Linux
17 12 (12.00%) VBScript
17 12 (12.00%) ProClarity
18 11 (11.00%) Retail
18 11 (11.00%) QlikView
18 11 (11.00%) Data Analysis
18 11 (11.00%) Investment Banking
18 11 (11.00%) Cognos Framework Manager

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (19.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 18 (18.00%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.00%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (1.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.00%) Agresso
3 1 (1.00%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) LDAP
1 1 (1.00%) FTP
1 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (43.00%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (35.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (13.00%) Data Mart
5 12 (12.00%) ProClarity
6 11 (11.00%) QlikView
6 11 (11.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (9.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (9.00%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (5.00%) DataStage
9 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
10 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.00%) Big Data
11 3 (3.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (3.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) ERwin
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.00%) JMeter
4 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 41 (41.00%) Finance
2 31 (31.00%) Banking
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
3 11 (11.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.00%) Front Office
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (39.00%) Analyst
2 34 (34.00%) Developer
3 21 (21.00%) Business Analyst
4 15 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (12.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Cognos Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Release Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) ETL Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Deployment Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) MI Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) TM1 Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Cognos BI Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Designer
9 4 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) MDX
2 3 (3.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.00%) XML
3 2 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) Java EE
4 1 (1.00%) HTML5
4 1 (1.00%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.00%) Derivative
4 2 (2.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.00%) Equities
5 1 (1.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
1 12 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.00%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (23.00%) ETL
3 13 (13.00%) Data Modelling
4 11 (11.00%) Data Analysis
5 10 (10.00%) Release Management
6 8 (8.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 8 (8.00%) User Stories
7 7 (7.00%) ITIL
8 5 (5.00%) Migration
9 4 (4.00%) Project Management
9 4 (4.00%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (4.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.00%) Analytics
10 3 (3.00%) Change Control
10 3 (3.00%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.00%) Data Architecture
10 3 (3.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.00%) Security Management
10 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 57 (57.00%) SQL
2 22 (22.00%) T-SQL
3 12 (12.00%) VBScript
3 12 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.00%) C
5 5 (5.00%) Java
5 5 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.00%) VBA
8 1 (1.00%) Python
8 1 (1.00%) Perl
8 1 (1.00%) C++
8 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (29.00%) Oracle
2 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.00%) IBM
4 8 (8.00%) Business Objects
5 7 (7.00%) Tableau
6 5 (5.00%) Sun
7 4 (4.00%) Informatica
8 3 (3.00%) SAP
8 3 (3.00%) Hyperion
8 3 (3.00%) Netezza
9 2 (2.00%) Talend
9 2 (2.00%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.00%) Teradata
9 2 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (1.00%) CODA
10 1 (1.00%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.00%) Adobe
10 1 (1.00%) Northgate
10 1 (1.00%) MobileIron
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