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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 107 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 19 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 0.87% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
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£460 £390 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.94% -17.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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
1330 1150 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.12% 45.69% 47.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 508 418
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 33 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.68 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.36% -18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 August 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
Slough - 5 - -
Bracknell -4 2 £375 -3.84%
Reading - 1 £450 -
Cognos
South East

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 24 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
3 14 (42.42%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (39.39%) PRINCE2
5 12 (36.36%) Project Management
6 11 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (30.30%) Finance
7 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
9 8 (24.24%) Hyperion
9 8 (24.24%) SQL
10 6 (18.18%) MS Office
10 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (18.18%) Toad
11 5 (15.15%) ETL
11 5 (15.15%) Informatica
11 5 (15.15%) SAP
11 5 (15.15%) OLAP
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL
11 5 (15.15%) DSDM
11 5 (15.15%) DataStage
11 5 (15.15%) PRINCE
11 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
11 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (15.15%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (15.15%) Lean Six Sigma
11 5 (15.15%) Use Case
11 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (6.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.06%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (6.06%) SAP BPC
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (48.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (42.42%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (15.15%) DataStage
3 5 (15.15%) OLAP
4 4 (12.12%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.09%) Cognos Report Studio
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (6.06%) ActiveReports
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (6.06%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (6.06%) Data Mart
6 2 (6.06%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (3.03%) SAP BI
7 1 (3.03%) DB2
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.03%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Toad
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 12 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Business Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Business Project Manager
4 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Cognos Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Report Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.03%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.06%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.03%) DTV
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) PRINCE2
4 12 (36.36%) Project Management
5 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (15.15%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (15.15%) Use Case
7 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.15%) PRINCE
7 5 (15.15%) Six Sigma
7 5 (15.15%) DSDM
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) ETL
7 5 (15.15%) Inmon Methodology
8 3 (9.09%) Information Management
8 3 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CIMA
3 2 (6.06%) CCAB
3 2 (6.06%) AAT
3 2 (6.06%) CIPFA
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) ACCA
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Hyperion
3 5 (15.15%) Informatica
3 5 (15.15%) SAP
4 4 (12.12%) IBM
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Tableau
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) CA