The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 218 220 237
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing Cognos 211 217 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.99% 1.95% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 152 115
Average daily rate
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£500 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.46 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10577 11119 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.80% 45.86% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 7078 7131
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 291 331
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.54 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.35 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Cognos
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 59 £500 +25.00% 17
Canary Wharf - 7 £500 -
Docklands, London +4 4 £638 +41.66%
Edgware - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 223 (51.98%) Business Intelligence
2 196 (45.69%) SQL
3 182 (42.42%) Finance
4 177 (41.26%) Data Warehouse
5 157 (36.60%) Oracle
6 106 (24.71%) Banking
7 104 (24.24%) ETL
8 102 (23.78%) SQL Server
9 97 (22.61%) Cognos TM1
10 82 (19.11%) IBM
11 75 (17.48%) QlikView
12 70 (16.32%) Business Objects
13 68 (15.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 64 (14.92%) Data Modelling
15 59 (13.75%) Microsoft
16 57 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 55 (12.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 54 (12.59%) DataStage
19 53 (12.35%) Investment Banking
20 42 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (9.79%) Project Management
20 42 (9.79%) T-SQL
21 40 (9.32%) Cognos Report Studio
22 35 (8.16%) Degree
23 34 (7.93%) Scrum
24 33 (7.69%) Relational Database
25 32 (7.46%) MS Excel
26 29 (6.76%) MDX
27 27 (6.29%) SAP
27 27 (6.29%) Data Analysis

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 22 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 18 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.20%) SAS
2 18 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (3.03%) IIS
4 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.23%) FileNet
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 32 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.56%) MS Office
3 10 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.70%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.47%) SPSS
7 1 (0.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.23%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 97 (22.61%) Cognos TM1
2 68 (15.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.17%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.70%) Agresso
5 2 (0.47%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.23%) HFM
6 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.23%) Endur
6 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.56%) FTP
1 11 (2.56%) HTTP
2 5 (1.17%) LAN
2 5 (1.17%) WAN
2 5 (1.17%) SAN
3 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.70%) Internet
5 2 (0.47%) Extranet
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) SSL
6 1 (0.23%) SMTP
6 1 (0.23%) SNMP
6 1 (0.23%) MPLS
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (41.26%) Data Warehouse
2 102 (23.78%) SQL Server
3 75 (17.48%) QlikView
4 57 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (12.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 54 (12.59%) DataStage
7 40 (9.32%) Cognos Report Studio
8 33 (7.69%) Relational Database
9 27 (6.29%) Oracle Database
10 25 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (5.13%) Oracle ODI
12 21 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
13 20 (4.66%) Data Mart
14 19 (4.43%) ProClarity
14 19 (4.43%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (4.43%) Big Data
15 18 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (3.50%) RDBMS
17 14 (3.26%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (3.50%) ERwin
2 12 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.86%) JIRA
4 5 (1.17%) Toad
4 5 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.93%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.70%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.70%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.47%) JBehave
7 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.47%) Selenium
7 2 (0.47%) Xcode
8 1 (0.23%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
General
1 182 (42.42%) Finance
2 106 (24.71%) Banking
3 53 (12.35%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.96%) Retail
5 11 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.33%) Back Office
7 7 (1.63%) Front Office
8 5 (1.17%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) Billing
10 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.70%) Law
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (35.43%) Developer
2 126 (29.37%) Analyst
3 69 (16.08%) Cognos Developer
4 54 (12.59%) Business Analyst
5 45 (10.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 28 (6.53%) Consultant
7 24 (5.59%) Cognos BI Developer
8 22 (5.13%) ETL Developer
9 21 (4.90%) TM1 Developer
10 20 (4.66%) Data Analyst
11 18 (4.20%) Architect
12 17 (3.96%) Support Analyst
13 16 (3.73%) Tester
14 15 (3.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 15 (3.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 14 (3.26%) Deployment Engineer
15 14 (3.26%) Cognos Consultant
15 14 (3.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
16 13 (3.03%) Project Manager
17 12 (2.80%) Cognos Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.76%) MDX
2 13 (3.03%) XML
3 10 (2.33%) JSON
4 9 (2.10%) Web Services
5 8 (1.86%) .NET
6 4 (0.93%) HTML
7 3 (0.70%) CSS
7 3 (0.70%) EDI
7 3 (0.70%) HTML5
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.47%) CSS3
9 1 (0.23%) MapReduce
9 1 (0.23%) COM
9 1 (0.23%) J2EE
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.23%) Java EE
9 1 (0.23%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.66%) Data Integration
2 18 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.03%) NHS
5 12 (2.80%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.40%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.40%) CMDB
7 5 (1.17%) Replication
8 4 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.93%) Economics
8 4 (0.93%) Derivative
8 4 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.70%) Open Source
9 3 (0.70%) Statistics
9 3 (0.70%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.70%) IVR
10 2 (0.47%) PMI
10 2 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.83%) Windows
2 21 (4.90%) Linux
3 16 (3.73%) UNIX
4 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.70%) AIX
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
7 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (51.98%) Business Intelligence
2 104 (24.24%) ETL
3 64 (14.92%) Data Modelling
4 42 (9.79%) Project Management
4 42 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (7.93%) Scrum
6 27 (6.29%) Data Analysis
7 25 (5.83%) Business Analysis
7 25 (5.83%) ITIL
7 25 (5.83%) Analytics
8 24 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 20 (4.66%) Kimball Methodology
11 19 (4.43%) Data Management
12 18 (4.20%) User Stories
13 17 (3.96%) Test Scripting
14 15 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (3.26%) Data Transformation
15 14 (3.26%) Release Management
16 13 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 196 (45.69%) SQL
2 42 (9.79%) T-SQL
3 17 (3.96%) VBScript
3 17 (3.96%) PL/SQL
4 16 (3.73%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.80%) Java
6 11 (2.56%) VBA
7 9 (2.10%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.63%) C
9 5 (1.17%) Perl
10 4 (0.93%) VB
11 2 (0.47%) C#
11 2 (0.47%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) C++
12 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (8.16%) Degree
2 9 (2.10%) ISEB
3 7 (1.63%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.47%) ACCA
6 2 (0.47%) CIMA
6 2 (0.47%) MBA
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.23%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.23%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.96%) QA
2 8 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.23%) GAAP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) P3O
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) Terminal Services
2 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.17%) Control-M
2 4 (0.93%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 157 (36.60%) Oracle
2 82 (19.11%) IBM
3 70 (16.32%) Business Objects
4 59 (13.75%) Microsoft
5 27 (6.29%) SAP
6 19 (4.43%) Informatica
7 18 (4.20%) Tableau
8 16 (3.73%) Siebel
9 14 (3.26%) Sun
10 12 (2.80%) MicroStrategy
10 12 (2.80%) Netezza
11 9 (2.10%) Teradata
12 8 (1.86%) Palantir
13 5 (1.17%) Talend
13 5 (1.17%) Northgate
13 5 (1.17%) VMware
13 5 (1.17%) Hyperion
13 5 (1.17%) Sybase
14 4 (0.93%) Intel
14 4 (0.93%) Ab Initio
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