The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
London / City of London
Rank 142 142 146
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 11 19 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.58% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 1.43% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 36
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1188 1326 2137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.67% 40.33% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 1001 1548
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 45
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.55% -7.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £10.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.66 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the City of London

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the City of London

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the City of London

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the City of London

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (29.03%) QlikView
4 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) Data Modelling
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 7 (22.58%) Banking
5 7 (22.58%) Tableau
5 7 (22.58%) Analytics
6 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Oracle
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (19.35%) SAS
6 6 (19.35%) IBM
6 6 (19.35%) Informatica
6 6 (19.35%) Back Office
7 5 (16.13%) SPSS
7 5 (16.13%) ETL
7 5 (16.13%) Data Management
7 5 (16.13%) Teradata
7 5 (16.13%) Investment Banking
7 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Spotfire
8 4 (12.90%) Business Development
8 4 (12.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Waterfall

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) SAS
2 4 (12.90%) FileNet
2 4 (12.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) SPSS
3 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.23%) MS Office
4 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.45%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (3.23%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) QlikView
2 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.90%) Spotfire
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Data Mining
4 3 (9.68%) OLAP
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (6.45%) Big Data
5 2 (6.45%) Data Mart
5 2 (6.45%) DataStage
5 2 (6.45%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (6.45%) Pentaho
5 2 (6.45%) Power BI
6 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 6 (19.35%) Back Office
4 5 (16.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
5 1 (3.23%) Local Government
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Cognos Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Business Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Cognos BI Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Cognos Enterprise Planning Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Cognos Planning Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Analytics Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Finance Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Reinsurance Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Report Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
1 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
1 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Reinsurance
3 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (22.58%) Analytics
2 7 (22.58%) Data Modelling
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Data Management
4 5 (16.13%) ETL
4 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Business Development
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
6 3 (9.68%) Data Conversion
6 3 (9.68%) Data Governance
6 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
6 3 (9.68%) Master Data Management
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) R
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Tableau
3 6 (19.35%) IBM
3 6 (19.35%) Informatica
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) Teradata
5 4 (12.90%) CODA
5 4 (12.90%) Lotus
5 4 (12.90%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (9.68%) SAP
7 2 (6.45%) Ab Initio
7 2 (6.45%) DataFlux
7 2 (6.45%) Netezza
8 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
8 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
8 1 (3.23%) TIBCO