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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 238 230 220
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Cognos 165 179 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.82% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 1.83% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 119 122
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.68% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £215 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%
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
9537 9776 9100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.84% 44.54% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6249 6246 5798
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 215 243
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +20 44 £431 -1.42% 12
Uxbridge - 1 £265 -
Feltham - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 169 (50.90%) Business Intelligence
2 162 (48.80%) Finance
3 128 (38.55%) SQL
4 109 (32.83%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (29.52%) IBM
6 79 (23.80%) Banking
6 79 (23.80%) Cognos TM1
7 72 (21.69%) Oracle
8 62 (18.67%) SQL Server
9 59 (17.77%) ETL
10 57 (17.17%) Data Modelling
11 48 (14.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 47 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (14.16%) Project Management
13 45 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (13.25%) Business Objects
15 43 (12.95%) QlikView
16 36 (10.84%) Microsoft
17 35 (10.54%) Business Analysis
18 34 (10.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 34 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (9.34%) Data Analysis
19 31 (9.34%) Cognos Report Studio
20 30 (9.04%) Analytics
21 28 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 26 (7.83%) Investment Banking
23 24 (7.23%) DataStage
24 23 (6.93%) OLAP
24 23 (6.93%) PL/SQL
24 23 (6.93%) SAS

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (6.93%) SAS
2 9 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.41%) IIS
4 6 (1.81%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.90%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.61%) MS Office
3 9 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.81%) SPSS
4 6 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.81%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.81%) MS Project
5 4 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (23.80%) Cognos TM1
2 48 (14.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 20 (6.02%) ResourceLink
4 8 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.51%) Agresso
5 5 (1.51%) Summit
5 5 (1.51%) Cognos Planning
6 4 (1.20%) Cognos Controller
7 3 (0.90%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.60%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.30%) Unica Affinium
9 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.30%) HFM
9 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.30%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.31%) DNS
1 11 (3.31%) HTTP
2 9 (2.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.71%) LAN
2 9 (2.71%) WAN
3 8 (2.41%) FTP
4 4 (1.20%) Firewall
5 3 (0.90%) Broadband
5 3 (0.90%) SMTP
5 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.90%) SSL
5 3 (0.90%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (32.83%) Data Warehouse
2 62 (18.67%) SQL Server
3 43 (12.95%) QlikView
4 34 (10.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 31 (9.34%) Cognos Report Studio
6 28 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (7.23%) DataStage
8 23 (6.93%) OLAP
9 18 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (5.42%) Cognos Query Studio
10 17 (5.12%) Relational Database
10 17 (5.12%) RDBMS
11 16 (4.82%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 16 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (4.52%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (4.22%) MS Access
13 14 (4.22%) Oracle Database
14 13 (3.92%) Data Mining
15 12 (3.61%) Spotfire
16 8 (2.41%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 6 (1.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (1.20%) JMeter
3 3 (0.90%) JIRA
3 3 (0.90%) Toad
4 2 (0.60%) ERwin
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.30%) JUnit
5 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 162 (48.80%) Finance
2 79 (23.80%) Banking
3 26 (7.83%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.72%) Retail
5 6 (1.81%) Spanish Language
5 6 (1.81%) Legal
5 6 (1.81%) Back Office
6 5 (1.51%) Marketing
7 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.60%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 115 (34.64%) Analyst
2 95 (28.61%) Developer
3 48 (14.46%) Business Analyst
4 36 (10.84%) Cognos Developer
5 35 (10.54%) TM1 Developer
6 27 (8.13%) Project Manager
7 26 (7.83%) Architect
7 26 (7.83%) Consultant
7 26 (7.83%) Data Analyst
8 15 (4.52%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.61%) Cognos Consultant
10 11 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 10 (3.01%) Data Warehouse Analyst
12 9 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (2.71%) Analyst Developer
12 9 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.71%) Applications Support
12 9 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.31%) XML
2 8 (2.41%) HTML
3 7 (2.11%) JSP
4 6 (1.81%) ODBC
5 5 (1.51%) Web Services
5 5 (1.51%) .NET
6 4 (1.20%) Servlets
6 4 (1.20%) CSS
6 4 (1.20%) JSTL
6 4 (1.20%) Ajax
7 3 (0.90%) JDBC
7 3 (0.90%) SOAP
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.30%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.30%) jQuery
9 1 (0.30%) HTML5
9 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.11%) Visualisation
4 6 (1.81%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.51%) Equities
6 4 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.20%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.90%) FMCG
7 3 (0.90%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.90%) Derivative
7 3 (0.90%) Statistics
7 3 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.60%) iSeries
8 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.33%) Windows
2 18 (5.42%) UNIX
3 14 (4.22%) Linux
4 13 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.90%) CentOS
7 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (50.90%) Business Intelligence
2 59 (17.77%) ETL
3 57 (17.17%) Data Modelling
4 47 (14.16%) Project Management
5 45 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (10.54%) Business Analysis
7 34 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (9.34%) Data Analysis
9 30 (9.04%) Analytics
10 19 (5.72%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (4.82%) Migration
11 16 (4.82%) Change Management
12 15 (4.52%) Kimball Methodology
13 14 (4.22%) Scrum
14 12 (3.61%) Data Cleansing
15 11 (3.31%) Data Migration
15 11 (3.31%) ITIL
15 11 (3.31%) User Stories
15 11 (3.31%) Waterfall
15 11 (3.31%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 128 (38.55%) SQL
2 23 (6.93%) PL/SQL
3 20 (6.02%) VBA
4 15 (4.52%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.22%) Java
6 8 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.11%) C
8 5 (1.51%) PHP
9 4 (1.20%) Perl
10 2 (0.60%) C#
10 2 (0.60%) VBScript
10 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.60%) RPG
11 1 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (3.01%) ISTQB
2 7 (2.11%) Degree
3 6 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (1.51%) VCP4
5 3 (0.90%) MBA
6 2 (0.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.82%) Solvency II
2 11 (3.31%) GAAP
3 8 (2.41%) QA
4 2 (0.60%) COREP
4 2 (0.60%) FINREP
4 2 (0.60%) Basel III
5 1 (0.30%) P3O
5 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) GxP
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (1.20%) Control-M
2 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 98 (29.52%) IBM
2 72 (21.69%) Oracle
3 44 (13.25%) Business Objects
4 36 (10.84%) Microsoft
5 15 (4.52%) Sun
6 12 (3.61%) SAP
7 10 (3.01%) Hyperion
7 10 (3.01%) Informatica
7 10 (3.01%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (2.11%) Tableau
9 6 (1.81%) Palantir
10 4 (1.20%) Teradata
10 4 (1.20%) CODA
10 4 (1.20%) Applix
10 4 (1.20%) Mantas
10 4 (1.20%) Actimize
10 4 (1.20%) Netezza
10 4 (1.20%) Norkom
10 4 (1.20%) Unica
10 4 (1.20%) HP
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