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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 258 242 237
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Cognos 169 195 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.51% 1.71% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 146 125
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.23 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.31% -
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
11211 11429 11504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.47% 45.97% 45.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7360 7471 7086
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £597
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 237 319
Average hourly rate £18.77 £19.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +28 52 £460 +2.22% 9
Docklands, London +1 2 £501 -9.00%
Canary Wharf +17 1 £500 -16.66%
Uxbridge -10 1 £450 +1.40%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 184 (48.81%) Business Intelligence
2 180 (47.75%) SQL
3 160 (42.44%) Data Warehouse
4 158 (41.91%) Finance
5 130 (34.48%) Oracle
6 101 (26.79%) ETL
7 91 (24.14%) Banking
8 90 (23.87%) Cognos TM1
9 89 (23.61%) SQL Server
10 58 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 57 (15.12%) QlikView
11 57 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (14.06%) IBM
13 49 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (12.47%) Microsoft
14 47 (12.47%) Business Objects
15 46 (12.20%) Data Modelling
15 46 (12.20%) DataStage
15 46 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 42 (11.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 40 (10.61%) Project Management
18 37 (9.81%) Investment Banking
19 34 (9.02%) T-SQL
20 31 (8.22%) Cognos Report Studio
21 27 (7.16%) Degree
21 27 (7.16%) MS Excel
22 25 (6.63%) Windows
22 25 (6.63%) Analytics
23 23 (6.10%) Relational Database
24 22 (5.84%) Data Integration

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 20 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (4.77%) WebSphere
3 16 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.71%) SAS
5 9 (2.39%) IIS
6 6 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 27 (7.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.59%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 90 (23.87%) Cognos TM1
2 58 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.33%) ResourceLink
3 5 (1.33%) Agresso
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.53%) Summit
5 2 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.53%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.53%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Endur
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.45%) HTTP
2 11 (2.92%) FTP
3 5 (1.33%) WAN
3 5 (1.33%) LAN
4 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.53%) Intranet
5 2 (0.53%) Internet
5 2 (0.53%) Extranet
5 2 (0.53%) SAN
5 2 (0.53%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) VoIP
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (42.44%) Data Warehouse
2 89 (23.61%) SQL Server
3 57 (15.12%) QlikView
4 46 (12.20%) DataStage
4 46 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (11.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 31 (8.22%) Cognos Report Studio
7 23 (6.10%) Relational Database
8 22 (5.84%) ProClarity
9 21 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (5.57%) Oracle Database
10 17 (4.51%) Data Mart
10 17 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (4.51%) Big Data
11 16 (4.24%) OLAP
11 16 (4.24%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (3.98%) Cognos Query Studio
12 15 (3.98%) RDBMS
13 12 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.92%) ERwin
2 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (2.12%) JIRA
4 6 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (1.06%) JMeter
6 4 (1.06%) Toad
6 4 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.53%) Xcode
7 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.53%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.27%) Subversion
8 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 158 (41.91%) Finance
2 91 (24.14%) Banking
3 37 (9.81%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.77%) Retail
5 8 (2.12%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.33%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Front Office
8 4 (1.06%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.80%) Billing
9 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.80%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Legal
10 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 132 (35.01%) Developer
2 120 (31.83%) Analyst
3 56 (14.85%) Cognos Developer
4 47 (12.47%) Business Analyst
5 29 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 28 (7.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 24 (6.37%) TM1 Developer
8 23 (6.10%) ETL Developer
9 22 (5.84%) Consultant
10 21 (5.57%) Data Warehouse Analyst
11 16 (4.24%) Support Analyst
11 16 (4.24%) Deployment Engineer
12 15 (3.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 15 (3.98%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.71%) Cognos BI Developer
14 12 (3.18%) Architect
15 11 (2.92%) Test Analyst
15 11 (2.92%) Cognos Consultant
16 10 (2.65%) Systems Analyst
16 10 (2.65%) DataStage Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.57%) MDX
2 13 (3.45%) XML
3 10 (2.65%) JSON
4 7 (1.86%) Web Services
5 5 (1.33%) .NET
6 4 (1.06%) HTML
7 3 (0.80%) HTML5
7 3 (0.80%) CSS
8 2 (0.53%) CSS3
8 2 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.27%) Java EE
9 1 (0.27%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.27%) EDI
9 1 (0.27%) J2EE
9 1 (0.27%) JSP
9 1 (0.27%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.84%) Data Integration
3 15 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 9 (2.39%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.59%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.59%) CMDB
7 5 (1.33%) NHS
8 4 (1.06%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.80%) Derivative
9 3 (0.80%) Economics
9 3 (0.80%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.80%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
10 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.53%) DTV
10 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.53%) Open Source
10 2 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.63%) Windows
2 21 (5.57%) Linux
3 10 (2.65%) UNIX
4 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (48.81%) Business Intelligence
2 101 (26.79%) ETL
3 57 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (12.20%) Data Modelling
5 40 (10.61%) Project Management
6 25 (6.63%) Analytics
7 21 (5.57%) Data Analysis
8 20 (5.31%) ITIL
8 20 (5.31%) Scrum
9 19 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 17 (4.51%) Business Analysis
10 17 (4.51%) Kimball Methodology
11 16 (4.24%) Migration
11 16 (4.24%) User Stories
11 16 (4.24%) Release Management
12 14 (3.71%) Dimensional Modelling
13 13 (3.45%) Data Transformation
13 13 (3.45%) Test Planning
14 12 (3.18%) Test Scripting
15 11 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 180 (47.75%) SQL
2 34 (9.02%) T-SQL
3 18 (4.77%) VBScript
3 18 (4.77%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.71%) PL/SQL
5 11 (2.92%) VBA
6 10 (2.65%) Java
7 7 (1.86%) C
7 7 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.53%) Perl
8 2 (0.53%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) Python
9 1 (0.27%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) VB
9 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (7.16%) Degree
2 5 (1.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.27%) ACCA
4 1 (0.27%) MBA
4 1 (0.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) GAAP
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) P3O
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.80%) Control-M
3 2 (0.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 130 (34.48%) Oracle
2 53 (14.06%) IBM
3 47 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 47 (12.47%) Business Objects
4 17 (4.51%) SAP
5 16 (4.24%) Informatica
6 15 (3.98%) Netezza
7 14 (3.71%) Sun
8 11 (2.92%) Tableau
9 9 (2.39%) Palantir
10 7 (1.86%) Siebel
11 6 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (1.33%) Northgate
12 5 (1.33%) HP
12 5 (1.33%) Hyperion
13 4 (1.06%) Talend
13 4 (1.06%) i-GRasp
14 3 (0.80%) Yardi
14 3 (0.80%) MobileIron
14 3 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
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