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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 231 206 217
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing Cognos 199 216 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 0.93% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 2.01% 2.08% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 143 144
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £245 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -16.36%
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
9924 10365 9869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.43% 44.46% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6412 6755 6220
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 206 259
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.75 £44.40
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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +26 62 £450 +5.88% 16
Docklands, London +5 6 £450 -5.26%
Uxbridge +6 5 £325 -13.33%
Croydon -3 2 £500 +42.85%
Hounslow -3 2 £339 -3.21%
Canary Wharf -7 2 £493 +3.68%
Paddington - 1 - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 200 (57.97%) Business Intelligence
2 165 (47.83%) Finance
3 126 (36.52%) SQL
4 120 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
5 111 (32.17%) IBM
6 86 (24.93%) Cognos TM1
7 83 (24.06%) Oracle
8 79 (22.90%) ETL
9 73 (21.16%) Banking
10 69 (20.00%) Data Modelling
11 63 (18.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 59 (17.10%) SQL Server
13 48 (13.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 47 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (13.33%) Project Management
16 45 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
17 43 (12.46%) Cognos Report Studio
18 42 (12.17%) QlikView
18 42 (12.17%) Microsoft
19 40 (11.59%) Business Analysis
19 40 (11.59%) Analytics
20 37 (10.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 37 (10.72%) Data Analysis
21 36 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
22 35 (10.14%) Business Objects
23 32 (9.28%) PL/SQL
24 30 (8.70%) SAS
25 27 (7.83%) MS Excel
26 26 (7.54%) Informatica
27 24 (6.96%) Retail

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 30 (8.70%) SAS
2 17 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.74%) IIS
4 5 (1.45%) Apache
5 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 27 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.64%) MS Office
3 10 (2.90%) SPSS
4 9 (2.61%) MS Project
4 9 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.74%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 86 (24.93%) Cognos TM1
2 63 (18.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 20 (5.80%) ResourceLink
4 6 (1.74%) Cognos Planning
5 4 (1.16%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (1.16%) Unica
5 4 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.16%) Agresso
6 3 (0.87%) Summit
7 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.58%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.58%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.29%) Unica Affinium
8 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.29%) HFM
8 1 (0.29%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.61%) TCP/IP
1 9 (2.61%) LAN
1 9 (2.61%) WAN
2 8 (2.32%) HTTP
2 8 (2.32%) DNS
3 6 (1.74%) FTP
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 59 (17.10%) SQL Server
3 48 (13.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 43 (12.46%) Cognos Report Studio
5 42 (12.17%) QlikView
6 37 (10.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (6.38%) Relational Database
9 20 (5.80%) OLAP
10 19 (5.51%) RDBMS
11 18 (5.22%) DataStage
12 17 (4.93%) Data Mining
12 17 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (4.35%) Oracle Database
13 15 (4.35%) Cognos Query Studio
14 14 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (4.06%) MS Access
15 13 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (3.77%) Cognos Analysis Studio
16 11 (3.19%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.16%) ERwin
2 3 (0.87%) Toad
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
General
1 165 (47.83%) Finance
2 73 (21.16%) Banking
3 24 (6.96%) Retail
4 22 (6.38%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.19%) Marketing
6 7 (2.03%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.74%) Back Office
8 5 (1.45%) International Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.87%) Law
9 3 (0.87%) Legal
10 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.58%) Front Office
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (32.75%) Developer
2 102 (29.57%) Analyst
3 48 (13.91%) Business Analyst
4 44 (12.75%) TM1 Developer
5 41 (11.88%) Cognos Developer
6 35 (10.14%) Project Manager
7 28 (8.12%) Architect
8 25 (7.25%) Consultant
9 19 (5.51%) Data Analyst
10 17 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (3.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 12 (3.48%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.19%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
13 10 (2.90%) Business Developer
13 10 (2.90%) Cognos Consultant
14 9 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
14 9 (2.61%) Applications Support
15 7 (2.03%) Data Architect
15 7 (2.03%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.77%) XML
2 9 (2.61%) HTML
2 9 (2.61%) .NET
3 7 (2.03%) JSP
4 4 (1.16%) Servlets
4 4 (1.16%) CSS
4 4 (1.16%) Web Services
4 4 (1.16%) JSTL
4 4 (1.16%) Ajax
5 3 (0.87%) SOAP
5 3 (0.87%) Spring
5 3 (0.87%) JMS
6 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.58%) Middleware
6 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.58%) ODBC
6 2 (0.58%) J2EE
6 2 (0.58%) HTML5
6 2 (0.58%) MDX
7 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.03%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.45%) Statistics
5 5 (1.45%) Equities
6 4 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.16%) Open Source
6 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.16%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.87%) Social Media
7 3 (0.87%) FMCG
7 3 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.58%) iSeries
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Exalytics
9 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.93%) UNIX
1 17 (4.93%) Linux
2 15 (4.35%) Windows
3 10 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.16%) CentOS
5 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (57.97%) Business Intelligence
2 79 (22.90%) ETL
3 69 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 47 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (13.33%) Project Management
6 40 (11.59%) Business Analysis
6 40 (11.59%) Analytics
7 37 (10.72%) Data Analysis
8 36 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.22%) Change Management
10 17 (4.93%) Data Management
10 17 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (4.64%) Migration
11 16 (4.64%) Software Delivery
12 14 (4.06%) Dimensional Modelling
13 13 (3.77%) Workflow
13 13 (3.77%) Physical Data Model
13 13 (3.77%) Data Entry
14 12 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (3.19%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 126 (36.52%) SQL
2 32 (9.28%) PL/SQL
3 17 (4.93%) T-SQL
4 14 (4.06%) Java
5 12 (3.48%) VBA
6 9 (2.61%) C
7 8 (2.32%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.03%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.45%) PHP
10 4 (1.16%) R
11 2 (0.58%) Perl
11 2 (0.58%) C#
11 2 (0.58%) RPG
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) HiveQL
12 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.87%) IBM Certification
3 3 (0.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.87%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.87%) PMP
4 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (0.58%) MBA
4 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.09%) Solvency II
2 14 (4.06%) QA
3 11 (3.19%) GAAP
4 2 (0.58%) COREP
4 2 (0.58%) FINREP
4 2 (0.58%) Basel III
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) P3O
5 1 (0.29%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (1.45%) Control-M
2 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 111 (32.17%) IBM
2 83 (24.06%) Oracle
3 42 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 35 (10.14%) Business Objects
5 26 (7.54%) Informatica
6 16 (4.64%) SAP
7 13 (3.77%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (3.48%) Sun
9 10 (2.90%) Tableau
10 9 (2.61%) Teradata
11 6 (1.74%) Mantas
11 6 (1.74%) Actimize
11 6 (1.74%) Netezza
11 6 (1.74%) Norkom
12 5 (1.45%) Hyperion
13 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.87%) BMC
14 3 (0.87%) Applix
15 2 (0.58%) Palantir
15 2 (0.58%) Ab Initio
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