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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 228 234 218
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing Cognos 185 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.84% 0.81% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.89% 1.84% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 123 166
Average daily rate
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£461 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.63 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%
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
9766 10042 9933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.53% 44.07% 44.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6422 6551 6241
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 209 293
Average hourly rate £19.88 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +49 73 £463 - 9
Docklands, London +4 8 £450 -21.73%
Uxbridge +5 4 £350 -6.66%
Canary Wharf -14 2 £493 -1.50%
Paddington -7 1 - -
Hackney - 1 - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 198 (56.57%) Business Intelligence
2 165 (47.14%) Finance
3 132 (37.71%) SQL
4 117 (33.43%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (28.29%) IBM
6 87 (24.86%) ETL
7 84 (24.00%) Oracle
8 81 (23.14%) Cognos TM1
9 66 (18.86%) SQL Server
10 65 (18.57%) Data Modelling
10 65 (18.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 54 (15.43%) Banking
12 52 (14.86%) Microsoft
13 47 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 45 (12.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 42 (12.00%) Analytics
17 40 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (11.43%) Project Management
18 39 (11.14%) Cognos Report Studio
19 38 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
19 38 (10.86%) QlikView
19 38 (10.86%) Business Objects
20 32 (9.14%) PL/SQL
21 31 (8.86%) SAS
22 30 (8.57%) Informatica
22 30 (8.57%) Business Analysis
23 29 (8.29%) MS Excel
24 27 (7.71%) Data Analysis
25 24 (6.86%) T-SQL

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (8.86%) SAS
2 20 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.29%) IIS
4 5 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.57%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.57%) MS Office
3 10 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.86%) SPSS
4 8 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.29%) MS Project
5 4 (1.14%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.57%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 81 (23.14%) Cognos TM1
2 65 (18.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 16 (4.57%) ResourceLink
4 5 (1.43%) Unica
4 5 (1.43%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (1.43%) Cognos Planning
5 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.86%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.57%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.57%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.29%) Maximo
8 1 (0.29%) HFM
8 1 (0.29%) Summit
8 1 (0.29%) Agresso
8 1 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.29%) Unica Affinium
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.71%) FTP
2 4 (1.14%) Intranet
2 4 (1.14%) Extranet
3 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.57%) LAN
3 2 (0.57%) WAN
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) DNS
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (33.43%) Data Warehouse
2 66 (18.86%) SQL Server
3 46 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (12.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 39 (11.14%) Cognos Report Studio
6 38 (10.86%) QlikView
7 24 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (6.29%) Relational Database
10 19 (5.43%) OLAP
11 18 (5.14%) Data Mining
11 18 (5.14%) DataStage
12 17 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (4.57%) RDBMS
14 15 (4.29%) MS Access
14 15 (4.29%) Oracle Database
15 14 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
16 13 (3.71%) PowerCenter
16 13 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (3.71%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.14%) ERwin
2 4 (1.14%) Toad
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
General
1 165 (47.14%) Finance
2 54 (15.43%) Banking
3 23 (6.57%) Retail
4 14 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.14%) Marketing
6 8 (2.29%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.71%) Back Office
8 5 (1.43%) Law
8 5 (1.43%) Legal
9 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.86%) International Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 120 (34.29%) Developer
2 98 (28.00%) Analyst
3 46 (13.14%) TM1 Developer
4 39 (11.14%) Business Analyst
5 36 (10.29%) Cognos Developer
6 30 (8.57%) Architect
7 29 (8.29%) Project Manager
8 24 (6.86%) Consultant
9 20 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 16 (4.57%) Data Analyst
11 13 (3.71%) Applications Support
11 13 (3.71%) Business Developer
11 13 (3.71%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.43%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 10 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
13 10 (2.86%) Cognos Consultant
13 10 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Consultant
14 9 (2.57%) Data Architect
14 9 (2.57%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.14%) .NET
2 10 (2.86%) XML
3 8 (2.29%) HTML
4 7 (2.00%) Web Services
5 6 (1.71%) JSP
6 5 (1.43%) JMS
7 3 (0.86%) Spring
7 3 (0.86%) Servlets
7 3 (0.86%) CSS
7 3 (0.86%) JSTL
7 3 (0.86%) Ajax
8 2 (0.57%) MDX
8 2 (0.57%) HTML5
8 2 (0.57%) Middleware
8 2 (0.57%) J2EE
8 2 (0.57%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle ADF
9 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.29%) EJB
9 1 (0.29%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (2.00%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.43%) Equities
5 4 (1.14%) Statistics
5 4 (1.14%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (0.86%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.86%) Social Media
6 3 (0.86%) FMCG
6 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Exalytics
7 2 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.29%) Economics
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.14%) UNIX
2 13 (3.71%) Linux
3 8 (2.29%) Windows
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.29%) VMS
5 1 (0.29%) AIX
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) CentOS
5 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (56.57%) Business Intelligence
2 87 (24.86%) ETL
3 65 (18.57%) Data Modelling
4 47 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (12.00%) Analytics
6 40 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (11.43%) Project Management
7 30 (8.57%) Business Analysis
8 27 (7.71%) Data Analysis
9 19 (5.43%) Data Management
9 19 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.00%) Dimensional Modelling
11 14 (4.00%) Physical Data Model
11 14 (4.00%) Software Delivery
11 14 (4.00%) Data Entry
11 14 (4.00%) Migration
11 14 (4.00%) Workflow
12 13 (3.71%) ITIL
13 12 (3.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (37.71%) SQL
2 32 (9.14%) PL/SQL
3 24 (6.86%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.71%) VBA
4 13 (3.71%) Java
5 8 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.71%) C
7 4 (1.14%) R
7 4 (1.14%) PHP
8 2 (0.57%) C#
9 1 (0.29%) Python
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) VB
9 1 (0.29%) HiveQL
9 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 14 (4.00%) Degree
2 5 (1.43%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.14%) IBM Certification
3 4 (1.14%) PMP
4 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.14%) Solvency II
2 15 (4.29%) QA
3 10 (2.86%) GAAP
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Control-M
2 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (28.29%) IBM
2 84 (24.00%) Oracle
3 52 (14.86%) Microsoft
4 38 (10.86%) Business Objects
5 30 (8.57%) Informatica
6 16 (4.57%) SAP
7 15 (4.29%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (3.43%) Tableau
8 12 (3.43%) Sun
9 8 (2.29%) Teradata
10 7 (2.00%) Hyperion
10 7 (2.00%) Netezza
11 5 (1.43%) Norkom
11 5 (1.43%) Mantas
11 5 (1.43%) Actimize
12 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.86%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.86%) CODA
14 2 (0.57%) Palantir
14 2 (0.57%) JD Edwards
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