Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 434 365
Rank change year-on-year -86 -69 -72
Contract jobs citing Cognos 119 180 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.93% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 110 184
London median daily rate £435 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £321
90th Percentile £635 £581 £552
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £49.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -60.41% +381.54%
England median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -8.42%

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 19082 19384 19347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.49% 42.85% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12977 12907 12827
London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 284 389
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -14 25 £563 +12.50% 7
West London -5 6 £403 +4.55%
North London - 1 - -
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 72 (60.50%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (35.29%) SQL
3 40 (33.61%) Finance
4 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
4 29 (24.37%) ETL
4 29 (24.37%) Analytics
5 26 (21.85%) Data Modelling
6 25 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (20.17%) Tableau
8 23 (19.33%) IBM
9 22 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (17.65%) Cognos TM1
11 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
12 19 (15.97%) Data Analysis
13 18 (15.13%) Banking
13 18 (15.13%) Marketing
13 18 (15.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 18 (15.13%) UML
14 17 (14.29%) Data Management
15 16 (13.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (13.45%) SDLC
16 15 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (12.61%) Oracle
17 14 (11.76%) SAP
17 14 (11.76%) HP
17 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (10.92%) Data Structures
19 12 (10.08%) Power BI
19 12 (10.08%) BusinessObjects

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 11 (9.24%) SAS
2 10 (8.40%) WebSphere
3 9 (7.56%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.84%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.84%) FileNet
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (17.65%) Cognos TM1
2 18 (15.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (7.56%) Unica
4 5 (4.20%) Cognos Planning
5 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.68%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (1.68%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.84%) Maximo
7 1 (0.84%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (1.68%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) FTP
1 2 (1.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (13.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (10.08%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (10.08%) Power BI
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
6 9 (7.56%) OLAP
6 9 (7.56%) QlikView
7 8 (6.72%) MS Access
8 7 (5.88%) Big Data
9 6 (5.04%) Oracle OLAP
9 6 (5.04%) RDBMS
9 6 (5.04%) Relational Database
10 5 (4.20%) Cognos Report Studio
10 5 (4.20%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (3.36%) DataStage
11 4 (3.36%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (3.36%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) ERwin
2 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.68%) Toad
4 1 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 40 (33.61%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Banking
2 18 (15.13%) Marketing
3 5 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.20%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Electronics
4 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.52%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Billing
6 2 (1.68%) Games
6 2 (1.68%) Law
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 42 (35.29%) Developer
2 40 (33.61%) Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (11.76%) Cognos Developer
5 12 (10.08%) Consultant
6 11 (9.24%) Cognos BI Developer
7 10 (8.40%) Data Analyst
7 10 (8.40%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Credit Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Risk Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Cognos Business Analyst
9 7 (5.88%) Risk Data Analyst
10 6 (5.04%) Cognos Consultant
10 6 (5.04%) SQL BI Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Cognos Specialist
12 4 (3.36%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.08%) XML
2 9 (7.56%) CSS
2 9 (7.56%) HTML
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
4 3 (2.52%) EDI
4 3 (2.52%) MDX
4 3 (2.52%) SAP PI
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.68%) REST
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.84%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.84%) jQuery
6 1 (0.84%) JSON
6 1 (0.84%) Kafka
6 1 (0.84%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.92%) Data Structures
3 8 (6.72%) Credit Risk
3 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.36%) Market Risk
5 4 (3.36%) User Experience
6 3 (2.52%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Unix
2 7 (5.88%) Windows
3 3 (2.52%) Linux
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (60.50%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (24.37%) Analytics
2 29 (24.37%) ETL
3 26 (21.85%) Data Modelling
4 19 (15.97%) Data Analysis
5 18 (15.13%) UML
6 17 (14.29%) Data Management
7 16 (13.45%) SDLC
8 15 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (7.56%) Campaign Management
11 8 (6.72%) Business Process Modelling
11 8 (6.72%) Fit Analysis
11 8 (6.72%) Project Planning
11 8 (6.72%) Scrum
12 7 (5.88%) Data Architecture
12 7 (5.88%) Global Marketing
12 7 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (5.88%) Waterfall
13 6 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.29%) SQL
2 12 (10.08%) Shell Script
3 10 (8.40%) VBA
4 8 (6.72%) PHP
4 8 (6.72%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.52%) Python
6 3 (2.52%) R
7 2 (1.68%) C#
7 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.84%) Java
8 1 (0.84%) VB
8 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.72%) ACCA
2 8 (6.72%) CIMA
2 8 (6.72%) Degree
2 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.04%) ISEB
4 5 (4.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.68%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.84%) GDPR
2 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Control-M
2 1 (0.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (24.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.17%) Tableau
3 23 (19.33%) IBM
4 15 (12.61%) Oracle
5 14 (11.76%) HP
5 14 (11.76%) SAP
6 10 (8.40%) Informatica
6 10 (8.40%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (3.36%) Vertica
8 2 (1.68%) BMC
8 2 (1.68%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.68%) CODA
8 2 (1.68%) Google
8 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.68%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.68%) Workday
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco
9 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.84%) Lotus
9 1 (0.84%) Sage