The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 132 93 67
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -26
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 35 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 1.25% 2.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 2.53% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 20
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £549 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+142.93% -40.12%
Cognos
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1398 1385 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.58% 49.34% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 655 396
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 77 70
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.28 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the Berkshire region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 3 £438 -2.77% 1
Slough -5 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Cognos
South East

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos.

1 12 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) IBM
4 6 (25.00%) DB2
4 6 (25.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 5 (20.83%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 5 (20.83%) Cognos Report Studio
5 5 (20.83%) Perl
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (12.50%) QlikView
7 3 (12.50%) Time Management
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) Sybase
7 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) Hyperion
8 2 (8.33%) HP
8 2 (8.33%) Star Schema
8 2 (8.33%) VMS
8 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
8 2 (8.33%) Essbase
8 2 (8.33%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (8.33%) XenServer
8 2 (8.33%) Cognos Query Studio
8 2 (8.33%) Cognos Transformer

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cognos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) DB2
1 6 (25.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Cognos Report Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.50%) QlikView
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.33%) Star Schema
5 2 (8.33%) Essbase
5 2 (8.33%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (8.33%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (8.33%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
6 1 (4.17%) CorVu
6 1 (4.17%) OLAP
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
1 6 (25.00%) Cognos Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (4.17%) MI Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
1 1 (4.17%) DTV
1 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) VMS
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Time Management
2 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.17%) ETL
3 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (4.17%) Line Management
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Perl
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ACCA
1 1 (4.17%) CIMA
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Sybase
2 3 (12.50%) Hyperion
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle