The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 310 230 229
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 103 200 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.85% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 1.90% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 131 143
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£463 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £600 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.46 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.07% -60.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
Cognos
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10223 10536 11049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.61% 44.89% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 6583 7016
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 218 288
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.53 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £32.82 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in London

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in London

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -31 41 £463 -7.50% 9
Docklands, London -2 3 £475 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 198 (63.67%) Business Intelligence
2 139 (44.69%) SQL
3 129 (41.48%) Finance
4 115 (36.98%) Data Warehouse
5 94 (30.23%) ETL
6 90 (28.94%) Oracle
7 67 (21.54%) IBM
8 62 (19.94%) Data Modelling
9 61 (19.61%) SQL Server
10 58 (18.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 54 (17.36%) Cognos TM1
12 47 (15.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (14.79%) Banking
14 45 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (13.18%) Microsoft
16 40 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
17 39 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (12.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
19 36 (11.58%) QlikView
19 36 (11.58%) BusinessObjects
19 36 (11.58%) Informatica
20 35 (11.25%) Cognos Report Studio
21 34 (10.93%) Analytics
22 32 (10.29%) PL/SQL
23 31 (9.97%) Project Management
24 30 (9.65%) MS Excel
25 28 (9.00%) SAS
25 28 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 27 (8.68%) Data Analysis
27 26 (8.36%) Business Analysis

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (9.00%) SAS
2 18 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.57%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (2.57%) IIS
4 3 (0.96%) Apache
4 3 (0.96%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.32%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.54%) MS Office
3 9 (2.89%) MS Project
4 8 (2.57%) SPSS
5 7 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.93%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.64%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (18.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 54 (17.36%) Cognos TM1
3 11 (3.54%) ResourceLink
4 6 (1.93%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.96%) Cognos Planning
5 3 (0.96%) TRIRIGA
5 3 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.64%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.64%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.64%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.32%) Agresso
7 1 (0.32%) Unica
7 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.32%) Maximo
7 1 (0.32%) Summit
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.93%) FTP
2 4 (1.29%) Intranet
2 4 (1.29%) Extranet
3 2 (0.64%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.32%) DNS
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
4 1 (0.32%) Internet
4 1 (0.32%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) LAN
4 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (36.98%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (19.61%) SQL Server
3 47 (15.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (12.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 36 (11.58%) BusinessObjects
5 36 (11.58%) QlikView
6 35 (11.25%) Cognos Report Studio
7 28 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (7.07%) Relational Database
9 20 (6.43%) DataStage
10 17 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (5.47%) Oracle ODI
10 17 (5.47%) Oracle Database
11 16 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (5.14%) PowerCenter
12 14 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (4.18%) RDBMS
13 13 (4.18%) Data Mart
13 13 (4.18%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.29%) ERwin
3 3 (0.96%) Toad
4 2 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 129 (41.48%) Finance
2 46 (14.79%) Banking
3 26 (8.36%) Retail
4 14 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.25%) General Ledger
5 7 (2.25%) Marketing
6 6 (1.93%) Law
7 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Front Office
7 4 (1.29%) International Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Games
8 2 (0.64%) Local Government
8 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (34.73%) Developer
2 84 (27.01%) Analyst
3 35 (11.25%) Business Analyst
3 35 (11.25%) TM1 Developer
4 30 (9.65%) Cognos Developer
5 28 (9.00%) Project Manager
6 24 (7.72%) Architect
7 18 (5.79%) Consultant
7 18 (5.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (5.14%) Data Analyst
9 13 (4.18%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.86%) Informatica Developer
11 11 (3.54%) SQL Developer
11 11 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.54%) Business Developer
12 10 (3.22%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (3.22%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (2.89%) Data Architect
13 9 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 8 (2.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.54%) Web Services
2 10 (3.22%) XML
2 10 (3.22%) .NET
3 9 (2.89%) JMS
4 5 (1.61%) MDX
4 5 (1.61%) Spring
5 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.96%) BAPI
5 3 (0.96%) JSP
5 3 (0.96%) Middleware
5 3 (0.96%) J2EE
5 3 (0.96%) HTML
6 2 (0.64%) EJB
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.32%) XSLT
7 1 (0.32%) JSR 168
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.32%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.32%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.22%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.25%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.93%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.29%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.96%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.96%) Equities
7 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.96%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.96%) Social Media
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Exalytics
8 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.64%) Statistics
8 2 (0.64%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.32%) Mashup
9 1 (0.32%) PMI
9 1 (0.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.86%) UNIX
2 11 (3.54%) Linux
3 8 (2.57%) Windows
4 2 (0.64%) AIX
4 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.32%) VMS
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.32%) CentOS
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (63.67%) Business Intelligence
2 94 (30.23%) ETL
3 62 (19.94%) Data Modelling
4 45 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (10.93%) Analytics
7 31 (9.97%) Project Management
8 27 (8.68%) Data Analysis
9 26 (8.36%) Business Analysis
10 23 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (6.43%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (5.47%) System Testing
12 17 (5.47%) Data Management
13 15 (4.82%) Data Entry
14 14 (4.50%) Dimensional Modelling
14 14 (4.50%) Physical Data Model
14 14 (4.50%) Migration
15 12 (3.86%) Scrum
15 12 (3.86%) Change Management
15 12 (3.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (44.69%) SQL
2 32 (10.29%) PL/SQL
3 23 (7.40%) T-SQL
4 13 (4.18%) Java
5 8 (2.57%) VBA
6 6 (1.93%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.61%) R
7 5 (1.61%) C
8 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.64%) Perl
8 2 (0.64%) PHP
8 2 (0.64%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) HiveQL
9 1 (0.32%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.32%) Scala
9 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.32%) C#
9 1 (0.32%) C++
9 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (4.18%) Degree
2 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.29%) IBM Certification
3 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.47%) QA
2 8 (2.57%) Solvency II
3 4 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.96%) GAAP
5 1 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.64%) ISA Server
1 2 (0.64%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.93%) Control-M
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (28.94%) Oracle
2 67 (21.54%) IBM
3 41 (13.18%) Microsoft
4 36 (11.58%) Informatica
5 20 (6.43%) SAP
6 16 (5.14%) MicroStrategy
7 14 (4.50%) Tableau
8 9 (2.89%) Teradata
8 9 (2.89%) Netezza
9 6 (1.93%) Sun
10 5 (1.61%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.96%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.96%) Norkom
12 3 (0.96%) Mantas
12 3 (0.96%) Actimize
12 3 (0.96%) CODA
13 2 (0.64%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.64%) Websense
13 2 (0.64%) Vertica
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