Period
to 22 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 22 June 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 463 420
Rank change year-on-year -35 -43 -129
Contract jobs citing Cognos 136 128 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.76% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 95 124
London median daily rate £452 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +6.00% -5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £363 £304
90th Percentile £584 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 1
London median hourly rate £37.50 - £19.50
10th Percentile £35.75 - £17.75
90th Percentile £43.40 - £21.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £16.28 £62.50
% change year-on-year +130.34% -73.95% +188.95%

Cognos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,832 16,772 18,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.55% 42.02% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,066 11,295 12,314
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £263
90th Percentile £654 £640 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 224 248
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +0.21%
10th Percentile £12.01 £12.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.00 £50.00 £43.62
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% -3.39% +2.86%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in London

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in London

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in London over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in London

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in London

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the London region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -37 28 £450 -5.26% 9
West London - 17 £279 - 4
South London -42 4 £450 +12.50%
East London - 1 £600 - 1
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 68 (50.00%) SQL
2 65 (47.79%) Tableau
3 59 (43.38%) Finance
4 57 (41.91%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (31.62%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (30.88%) Microsoft Excel
7 37 (27.21%) Oracle
8 33 (24.26%) ETL
9 32 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 32 (23.53%) Visualisation
10 31 (22.79%) IBM
11 30 (22.06%) Analytics
12 29 (21.32%) Banking
13 28 (20.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 28 (20.59%) Data Visualisation
14 26 (19.12%) BusinessObjects
15 23 (16.91%) Informatica
15 23 (16.91%) Spotfire
16 22 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (16.18%) Oracle Database
16 22 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (13.97%) CDISC
19 18 (13.24%) Data Integration
19 18 (13.24%) Data Analysis
20 17 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
21 16 (11.76%) Project Management
21 16 (11.76%) PowerCenter
21 16 (11.76%) Microsoft
21 16 (11.76%) Business Analysis

Cognos
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (5.88%) SAS
3 2 (1.47%) IIS
3 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (30.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (20.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) Cognos TM1
1 11 (8.09%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (2.94%) Cognos Planning
3 3 (2.21%) HFM
4 2 (1.47%) Loan IQ
4 2 (1.47%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.74%) Summit
5 1 (0.74%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.47%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) PaaS
4 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Internet
1 2 (1.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.62%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 26 (19.12%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (16.91%) Spotfire
5 22 (16.18%) Oracle Database
6 20 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (11.76%) PowerCenter
7 16 (11.76%) QlikView
8 12 (8.82%) Power BI
8 12 (8.82%) Star Schema
9 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (5.88%) OLAP
13 7 (5.15%) DataStage
13 7 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (4.41%) Data Lake
14 6 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (3.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 5 (3.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.35%) PeopleTools
2 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.21%) JIRA
6 2 (1.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 59 (43.38%) Finance
2 29 (21.32%) Banking
3 17 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (5.15%) Law
5 6 (4.41%) Legal
6 5 (3.68%) Retail
7 4 (2.94%) Front Office
7 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Back Office
10 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.74%) International Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (33.09%) Developer
2 36 (26.47%) Analyst
3 20 (14.71%) Data Analyst
4 16 (11.76%) Cognos Developer
5 12 (8.82%) Data Warehouse Specialist
5 12 (8.82%) Programmer
6 10 (7.35%) PeopleSoft Developer
6 10 (7.35%) Technical Developer
7 9 (6.62%) Cognos Specialist
7 9 (6.62%) Consultant
8 8 (5.88%) Data Programmer
9 7 (5.15%) Architect
9 7 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) Report Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Report Specialist
10 6 (4.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (4.41%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Tableau Developer
11 5 (3.68%) Cognos Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (2.21%) XML
3 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.47%) MDX
3 2 (1.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.74%) D3.js
4 1 (0.74%) Spring
4 1 (0.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.29%) FMCG
3 11 (8.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.47%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.47%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.21%) Linux
2 2 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (24.26%) ETL
3 32 (23.53%) Visualisation
4 30 (22.06%) Analytics
5 28 (20.59%) Data Visualisation
6 22 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (13.24%) Data Analysis
7 18 (13.24%) Data Integration
8 16 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 16 (11.76%) Project Management
9 15 (11.03%) Kimball Methodology
10 14 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (9.56%) Translating Business Requirements
12 12 (8.82%) Data Analytics
12 12 (8.82%) Mathematics
12 12 (8.82%) Statistics
12 12 (8.82%) Workflow
13 11 (8.09%) Data Science
13 11 (8.09%) Migration
14 10 (7.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 68 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (8.82%) PL/SQL
3 10 (7.35%) VBA
4 8 (5.88%) Python
5 6 (4.41%) Java
6 5 (3.68%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.21%) C
7 3 (2.21%) Jython
7 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.21%) Scala
7 3 (2.21%) VBScript
8 2 (1.47%) C#
8 2 (1.47%) R
8 2 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (2.94%) ACCA
1 4 (2.94%) CIMA
2 2 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.74%) MBA
3 1 (0.74%) MCSA
3 1 (0.74%) MCSE
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.74%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.97%) CDISC
2 8 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.47%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.74%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (47.79%) Tableau
2 37 (27.21%) Oracle
3 31 (22.79%) IBM
4 23 (16.91%) Informatica
5 16 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 12 (8.82%) PeopleSoft
7 9 (6.62%) SAP
7 9 (6.62%) Teradata
8 8 (5.88%) BMC
8 8 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (3.68%) Alteryx
10 4 (2.94%) Hyperion
10 4 (2.94%) Netezza
10 4 (2.94%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.21%) Anaplan
11 3 (2.21%) Capita
11 3 (2.21%) Infor
12 2 (1.47%) Google
12 2 (1.47%) Misys
12 2 (1.47%) Talend