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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 312 235 258
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +23
Contract jobs citing Cognos 112 200 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.83% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.11% 1.81% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 117 119
Average daily rate
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£438 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.46 £41.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.07% -67.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.60%
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
10122 11028 11633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.74% 45.50% 46.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6689 6969 7477
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 234 268
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.90 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 September 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 September 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 -23 23 £475 - 10
Docklands, London -8 2 £475 -5.09%
Canary Wharf -10 1 £380 -15.55%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £325 -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 186 (60.59%) Business Intelligence
2 151 (49.19%) SQL
3 130 (42.35%) Finance
4 121 (39.41%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (32.25%) ETL
6 92 (29.97%) Oracle
7 69 (22.48%) SQL Server
8 56 (18.24%) Data Modelling
9 55 (17.92%) IBM
10 54 (17.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 51 (16.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 50 (16.29%) Microsoft
13 47 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (14.01%) Cognos TM1
15 41 (13.36%) Analytics
16 40 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (12.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 37 (12.05%) Informatica
19 35 (11.40%) Banking
20 33 (10.75%) BusinessObjects
21 31 (10.10%) SAS
21 31 (10.10%) QlikView
21 31 (10.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
22 30 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
23 29 (9.45%) Cognos Report Studio
24 28 (9.12%) PL/SQL
24 28 (9.12%) Project Management
25 26 (8.47%) T-SQL
26 25 (8.14%) MS Excel
27 24 (7.82%) Data Analysis

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 31 (10.10%) SAS
2 23 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (2.28%) IIS
5 3 (0.98%) Apache
5 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.33%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.89%) MS Office
3 8 (2.61%) MS Project
3 8 (2.61%) SPSS
4 5 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.65%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (16.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 43 (14.01%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (2.93%) ResourceLink
4 6 (1.95%) Cognos Controller
5 4 (1.30%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (0.98%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.65%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.65%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.65%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.33%) Unica
8 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.33%) Agresso
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.30%) HTTP
1 4 (1.30%) Intranet
1 4 (1.30%) Extranet
2 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.98%) DNS
2 3 (0.98%) LAN
2 3 (0.98%) WAN
3 1 (0.33%) DHCP
3 1 (0.33%) FTP
3 1 (0.33%) SSL
3 1 (0.33%) LDAP
3 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (39.41%) Data Warehouse
2 69 (22.48%) SQL Server
3 54 (17.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (12.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 33 (10.75%) BusinessObjects
6 31 (10.10%) QlikView
6 31 (10.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 29 (9.45%) Cognos Report Studio
8 20 (6.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (6.51%) Relational Database
9 19 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (5.54%) Oracle BI EE
10 17 (5.54%) Oracle ODI
11 16 (5.21%) PowerCenter
11 16 (5.21%) Data Mining
11 16 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (4.89%) ProClarity
13 14 (4.56%) DataStage
13 14 (4.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.28%) Toad
3 3 (0.98%) ERwin
4 2 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 130 (42.35%) Finance
2 35 (11.40%) Banking
3 21 (6.84%) Retail
4 7 (2.28%) General Ledger
4 7 (2.28%) Law
5 6 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.95%) Marketing
6 5 (1.63%) International Banking
6 5 (1.63%) Legal
7 4 (1.30%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (35.50%) Developer
2 92 (29.97%) Analyst
3 35 (11.40%) Business Analyst
4 26 (8.47%) TM1 Developer
5 25 (8.14%) Cognos Developer
6 24 (7.82%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.19%) Architect
8 17 (5.54%) Data Analyst
9 16 (5.21%) Consultant
9 16 (5.21%) Test Analyst
9 16 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 13 (4.23%) SQL Developer
10 13 (4.23%) SQL Server Developer
11 12 (3.91%) Informatica Developer
12 11 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (3.26%) Business Developer
13 10 (3.26%) Applications Support
13 10 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 9 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (2.93%) Cognos Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.58%) .NET
1 11 (3.58%) Web Services
2 9 (2.93%) JMS
3 7 (2.28%) XML
3 7 (2.28%) Spring
4 6 (1.95%) MDX
4 6 (1.95%) J2EE
4 6 (1.95%) Middleware
5 5 (1.63%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.98%) JSP
7 3 (0.98%) BAPI
8 2 (0.65%) HTML
8 2 (0.65%) EJB
9 1 (0.33%) XSLT
9 1 (0.33%) JSR 168
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.33%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.33%) jQuery
9 1 (0.33%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.26%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.61%) Statistics
5 7 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.28%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.28%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.95%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.95%) Neural Network
7 5 (1.63%) Economics
8 3 (0.98%) Applied Mathematics
8 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.98%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.98%) Social Media
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Exalytics
9 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.65%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.65%) PMI
10 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.26%) Linux
2 9 (2.93%) Windows
3 6 (1.95%) UNIX
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) AIX
5 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.33%) VMS
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (60.59%) Business Intelligence
2 99 (32.25%) ETL
3 56 (18.24%) Data Modelling
4 41 (13.36%) Analytics
5 40 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (9.12%) Project Management
8 24 (7.82%) Data Analysis
9 22 (7.17%) Business Analysis
10 21 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.86%) Data Management
13 17 (5.54%) Unit Testing
13 17 (5.54%) Migration
14 16 (5.21%) Configuration Management
14 16 (5.21%) System Testing
15 13 (4.23%) CRM
15 13 (4.23%) Change Management
16 12 (3.91%) Validation
16 12 (3.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 151 (49.19%) SQL
2 28 (9.12%) PL/SQL
3 26 (8.47%) T-SQL
4 14 (4.56%) Java
4 14 (4.56%) VBA
5 12 (3.91%) R
6 6 (1.95%) C
7 5 (1.63%) VB
8 4 (1.30%) C#
9 3 (0.98%) VB6
10 2 (0.65%) Python
10 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.33%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) PHP
11 1 (0.33%) C++
11 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.33%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.33%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.33%) Scala
11 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (4.56%) Degree
2 6 (1.95%) ISEB
2 6 (1.95%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.63%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.30%) IBM Certification
4 4 (1.30%) PMP
4 4 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) ACCA
5 1 (0.33%) CIMA
5 1 (0.33%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.21%) QA
2 7 (2.28%) Solvency II
3 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) GAAP
5 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.65%) ISA Server
1 2 (0.65%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) Control-M
2 5 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 92 (29.97%) Oracle
2 55 (17.92%) IBM
3 50 (16.29%) Microsoft
4 37 (12.05%) Informatica
5 23 (7.49%) MicroStrategy
6 21 (6.84%) SAP
7 20 (6.51%) Tableau
8 11 (3.58%) Teradata
9 9 (2.93%) Netezza
10 6 (1.95%) Sun
11 5 (1.63%) HP
11 5 (1.63%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.30%) CODA
12 4 (1.30%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.98%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.98%) Norkom
13 3 (0.98%) Mantas
13 3 (0.98%) Actimize
14 2 (0.65%) Websense
14 2 (0.65%) Vertica
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