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 3 months to 29 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.

Cognos
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 340 245
Rank change year-on-year +4 -95  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 72 99 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.44% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.07% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 67 113
Median daily rate £465 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £558 £575
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8222 9239 9480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.03% 41.16% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6173 6138
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 203
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.04 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +12.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 11 £475 +5.55% 11
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 67 (50.76%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (42.42%) Finance
3 48 (36.36%) Analytics
4 42 (31.82%) SQL
5 41 (31.06%) QlikView
6 38 (28.79%) Tableau
7 36 (27.27%) ETL
8 33 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (24.24%) Oracle
9 32 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 27 (20.45%) Data Modelling
11 26 (19.70%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (17.42%) Hadoop
13 22 (16.67%) Banking
14 21 (15.91%) Cognos TM1
14 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
14 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (15.15%) IBM
16 19 (14.39%) Informatica
16 19 (14.39%) Big Data
17 18 (13.64%) Python
17 18 (13.64%) Data Analysis
18 17 (12.88%) SAS
19 16 (12.12%) Business Analysis
19 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (12.12%) Apache Pig
19 16 (12.12%) R
19 16 (12.12%) Apache Hive
20 15 (11.36%) Apache Spark

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 17 (12.88%) SAS
2 16 (12.12%) Apache Pig
3 15 (11.36%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.03%) FileNet
5 4 (3.03%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.76%) Apache
8 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.09%) SPSS
3 5 (3.79%) MS Office
4 4 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.52%) Weka
6 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Cognos TM1
2 12 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (2.27%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.52%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.52%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.76%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.76%) HFM
5 1 (0.76%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.76%) Primavera
5 1 (0.76%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.76%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.76%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.27%) SaaS
3 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) FTP
2 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.06%) QlikView
2 33 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (24.24%) SQL Server
4 26 (19.70%) BusinessObjects
5 23 (17.42%) Hadoop
6 19 (14.39%) Big Data
7 16 (12.12%) Apache Hive
7 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (11.36%) DataStage
9 14 (10.61%) Spotfire
10 13 (9.85%) Relational Database
11 12 (9.09%) HBase
11 12 (9.09%) NoSQL
12 11 (8.33%) Power BI
13 10 (7.58%) Sqoop
14 9 (6.82%) MongoDB
15 8 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (5.30%) Cognos Report Studio
16 7 (5.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.76%) ERwin
4 1 (0.76%) JIRA
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 56 (42.42%) Finance
2 22 (16.67%) Banking
3 13 (9.85%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.58%) Retail
5 6 (4.55%) Back Office
6 5 (3.79%) Legal
7 4 (3.03%) Front Office
7 4 (3.03%) Marketing
8 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.52%) Law
8 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.76%) Local Government
9 1 (0.76%) Publishing
9 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (43.94%) Developer
2 26 (19.70%) Analyst
3 25 (18.94%) Cognos Developer
4 14 (10.61%) Architect
4 14 (10.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.58%) Consultant
7 9 (6.82%) Cognos BI Developer
7 9 (6.82%) Data Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Report Developer
8 8 (6.06%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Big Data Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Data Scientist
9 6 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Hadoop Developer
9 6 (4.55%) SSRS Developer
9 6 (4.55%) TM1 Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) .NET
2 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.79%) Web Services
3 4 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.27%) D3.js
4 3 (2.27%) HTML
4 3 (2.27%) JSON
4 3 (2.27%) XML
5 2 (1.52%) CSS
5 2 (1.52%) jQuery
5 2 (1.52%) MDX
6 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.76%) Kafka
6 1 (0.76%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (0.76%) Node.js
6 1 (0.76%) pytest
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) SOAP
6 1 (0.76%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.55%) Replication
4 5 (3.79%) Reinsurance
5 4 (3.03%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.52%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.76%) Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.76%) Fintech
7 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Linux
2 1 (0.76%) Unix
2 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.76%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (36.36%) Analytics
3 36 (27.27%) ETL
4 27 (20.45%) Data Modelling
5 18 (13.64%) Data Analysis
6 16 (12.12%) Business Analysis
7 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.85%) Data Integration
8 13 (9.85%) Data Management
8 13 (9.85%) Visualisation
9 11 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.58%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 10 (7.58%) Data Analytics
10 10 (7.58%) Machine Learning
10 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (5.30%) Business Development
11 7 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.30%) Data Ingestion
11 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.82%) SQL
2 18 (13.64%) Python
3 16 (12.12%) R
4 14 (10.61%) Java
5 9 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.30%) Scala
7 6 (4.55%) VBA
8 5 (3.79%) C#
9 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.27%) PHP
11 2 (1.52%) C
11 2 (1.52%) Perl
11 2 (1.52%) VB
12 1 (0.76%) C++
12 1 (0.76%) JCL
12 1 (0.76%) Ruby
12 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) Degree
2 2 (1.52%) ACCA
2 2 (1.52%) CIMA
2 2 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (1.52%) ISEB
2 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (9.09%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Oozie
2 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) Ansible
3 1 (0.76%) Control-M
3 1 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (28.79%) Tableau
2 32 (24.24%) Oracle
3 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.15%) IBM
5 19 (14.39%) Informatica
6 14 (10.61%) SAP
7 13 (9.85%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (6.06%) CODA
8 8 (6.06%) Talend
8 8 (6.06%) Teradata
9 5 (3.79%) Hortonworks
9 5 (3.79%) Hyperion
9 5 (3.79%) Vertica
10 4 (3.03%) Lotus
11 3 (2.27%) Birst
11 3 (2.27%) Lavastorm
11 3 (2.27%) Netezza
11 3 (2.27%) RapidMiner
11 3 (2.27%) TIBCO
11 3 (2.27%) Workday
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