The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cognos Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos Planning over the 3 months to 28 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.

IBM Cognos Planning
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 424 409
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15  
Contract jobs citing Cognos Planning 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.20% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cognos Planning is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 1505 1753 1917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 7.72% 7.86% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1128 1248
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.61% -22.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £22.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £55.00 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.39 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.58% +57.14%  

Cognos Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cognos Planning in London

Cognos Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos Planning in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos Planning 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 London region with a requirement for Cognos Planning.

1 3 (100.00%) Cognos
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) CIMA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (66.67%) ACCA
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence

Cognos Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Planning Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Finance Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) VBA Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (66.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ACCA
1 2 (66.67%) CIMA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cognos
2 2 (66.67%) MicroStrategy