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 June 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.

Cognos
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 161 127
Rank change year-on-year +3 -34  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 8 3 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.089% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.22% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 60
Median daily rate £488 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £565 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

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 1248 1368 2455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.82% 40.43% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 1050 1825
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 67
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £26.25 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (36.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) IBM
5 5 (26.32%) Tableau
5 5 (26.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (21.05%) Banking
6 4 (21.05%) QlikView
6 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) R
7 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (15.79%) SAS
7 3 (15.79%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (15.79%) Data Mart
7 3 (15.79%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (15.79%) SPSS
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) Python
7 3 (15.79%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) Spotfire
7 3 (15.79%) Power BI
7 3 (15.79%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) People Management

Cognos
Co-occurring 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 3 (15.79%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.79%) SPSS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (21.05%) QlikView
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.79%) Data Mart
4 3 (15.79%) Power BI
4 3 (15.79%) Spotfire
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Lake
5 1 (5.26%) OLAP
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Cognos Developer
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Cognos BI Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Cognos Enterprise Planning Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Cognos Planning Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Report Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.26%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Scientist
5 1 (5.26%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Report Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) TM1 Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
3 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
4 3 (15.79%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (10.53%) People Management
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Human Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) Practice Management
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Python
2 3 (15.79%) R
3 1 (5.26%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
1 5 (26.32%) Tableau
2 3 (15.79%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (10.53%) CODA
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.26%) Vertica
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