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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 234 218 201
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Cognos 176 206 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.90% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.80% 2.03% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 132 142
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £232 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+142.93% -40.12%
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
9755 10130 9507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 44.04% 45.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6379 6539 6097
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 225 229
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £37.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +33 56 £450 - 12
Uxbridge - 2 £245 - 2
Feltham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 182 (55.15%) Business Intelligence
2 163 (49.39%) Finance
3 123 (37.27%) SQL
4 108 (32.73%) Data Warehouse
4 108 (32.73%) IBM
5 81 (24.55%) Cognos TM1
6 74 (22.42%) Banking
7 72 (21.82%) Oracle
8 62 (18.79%) ETL
9 60 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 59 (17.88%) Data Modelling
11 55 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 46 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (13.33%) Project Management
14 42 (12.73%) QlikView
15 39 (11.82%) Business Objects
15 39 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (11.52%) Microsoft
17 36 (10.91%) Business Analysis
18 35 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
19 34 (10.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
20 33 (10.00%) Cognos Report Studio
20 33 (10.00%) Analytics
21 32 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 32 (9.70%) Data Analysis
22 26 (7.88%) SAS
22 26 (7.88%) PL/SQL
23 25 (7.58%) Investment Banking
24 23 (6.97%) MS Excel
24 23 (6.97%) DataStage

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 26 (7.88%) SAS
2 11 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.42%) IIS
4 6 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.21%) Apache
6 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 23 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.64%) MS Office
3 9 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.73%) SPSS
4 7 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.12%) MS Project
5 6 (1.82%) InfoPath
6 4 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 81 (24.55%) Cognos TM1
2 55 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 20 (6.06%) ResourceLink
4 7 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.52%) Summit
5 5 (1.52%) Cognos Planning
6 4 (1.21%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (1.21%) Agresso
7 3 (0.91%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.61%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.61%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.30%) Unica Affinium
9 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.30%) HFM
9 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.03%) DNS
1 10 (3.03%) HTTP
2 8 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.42%) LAN
2 8 (2.42%) WAN
2 8 (2.42%) FTP
3 4 (1.21%) Firewall
4 3 (0.91%) Broadband
4 3 (0.91%) SMTP
4 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.91%) SSL
4 3 (0.91%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (32.73%) Data Warehouse
2 60 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 42 (12.73%) QlikView
4 34 (10.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 33 (10.00%) Cognos Report Studio
6 32 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (6.97%) DataStage
8 21 (6.36%) Relational Database
9 20 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (5.76%) OLAP
10 19 (5.76%) RDBMS
11 16 (4.85%) Data Mining
12 15 (4.55%) Cognos Query Studio
12 15 (4.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 15 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (4.24%) Oracle Database
13 14 (4.24%) MS Access
14 10 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (3.03%) Spotfire
14 10 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Toad
1 3 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (0.91%) ERwin
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.30%) JMeter
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.30%) Jasmine
General
1 163 (49.39%) Finance
2 74 (22.42%) Banking
3 25 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 22 (6.67%) Retail
5 8 (2.42%) Marketing
6 7 (2.12%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.82%) Legal
7 6 (1.82%) Back Office
8 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.91%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.91%) International Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 106 (32.12%) Analyst
2 104 (31.52%) Developer
3 50 (15.15%) Business Analyst
4 39 (11.82%) TM1 Developer
5 37 (11.21%) Cognos Developer
6 31 (9.39%) Architect
7 29 (8.79%) Project Manager
8 26 (7.88%) Consultant
9 20 (6.06%) Data Analyst
10 19 (5.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 15 (4.55%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.64%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.64%) Cognos Consultant
13 11 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
14 10 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.03%) Business Developer
14 10 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 9 (2.73%) Technical Business Analyst
15 9 (2.73%) Applications Support
15 9 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.33%) XML
2 9 (2.73%) HTML
2 9 (2.73%) .NET
3 8 (2.42%) Web Services
4 6 (1.82%) JSP
4 6 (1.82%) ODBC
5 4 (1.21%) CSS
5 4 (1.21%) Servlets
5 4 (1.21%) Ajax
5 4 (1.21%) JSTL
6 3 (0.91%) SOAP
6 3 (0.91%) JDBC
7 2 (0.61%) JMS
7 2 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.61%) MDX
7 2 (0.61%) HTML5
8 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.42%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.52%) Equities
4 5 (1.52%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.21%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.21%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (1.21%) Statistics
6 3 (0.91%) Derivative
6 3 (0.91%) FMCG
6 3 (0.91%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.61%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.61%) iSeries
8 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.30%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.15%) UNIX
2 16 (4.85%) Windows
3 14 (4.24%) Linux
4 12 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) CentOS
7 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (55.15%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (18.79%) ETL
3 59 (17.88%) Data Modelling
4 44 (13.33%) Project Management
5 39 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (10.91%) Business Analysis
7 35 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (10.00%) Analytics
9 32 (9.70%) Data Analysis
10 21 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (5.45%) Change Management
12 15 (4.55%) Migration
13 13 (3.94%) Physical Data Model
13 13 (3.94%) Software Delivery
14 12 (3.64%) Kimball Methodology
14 12 (3.64%) Workflow
15 11 (3.33%) Scrum
16 10 (3.03%) Data Management
16 10 (3.03%) Dimensional Modelling
16 10 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 123 (37.27%) SQL
2 26 (7.88%) PL/SQL
3 20 (6.06%) VBA
4 15 (4.55%) Java
5 14 (4.24%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.42%) C
6 8 (2.42%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.12%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.52%) PHP
9 4 (1.21%) Perl
10 2 (0.61%) C#
10 2 (0.61%) RPG
10 2 (0.61%) R
11 1 (0.30%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.30%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (3.64%) Degree
2 6 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (0.91%) PMP
4 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.91%) MBA
5 1 (0.30%) ISEB
5 1 (0.30%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.15%) Solvency II
2 11 (3.33%) GAAP
2 11 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) Basel III
3 2 (0.61%) COREP
3 2 (0.61%) FINREP
4 1 (0.30%) P3O
4 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.30%) GxP
4 1 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) Control-M
2 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 108 (32.73%) IBM
2 72 (21.82%) Oracle
3 39 (11.82%) Business Objects
4 38 (11.52%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.15%) Informatica
6 16 (4.85%) SAP
7 14 (4.24%) Sun
8 11 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
9 10 (3.03%) Hyperion
10 9 (2.73%) Tableau
11 8 (2.42%) Teradata
12 5 (1.52%) Mantas
12 5 (1.52%) Actimize
12 5 (1.52%) Netezza
12 5 (1.52%) Norkom
13 4 (1.21%) Unica
13 4 (1.21%) Applix
13 4 (1.21%) CODA
14 3 (0.91%) BMC
14 3 (0.91%) Murex
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