The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 110 77 128
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +51
Contract jobs citing Cognos 19 44 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 1.79% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.32% 3.72% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 1
Average daily rate £500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1442 1183 1629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.53% 48.13% 52.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 448 570
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 73 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +69.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cognos
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 8 £500 +56.25%
Slough +3 3 £525 -4.54%
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Cognos
South East

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 42 (79.25%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (54.72%) ETL
3 27 (50.94%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (39.62%) SAP
5 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
6 16 (30.19%) SQL
7 15 (28.30%) Oracle
7 15 (28.30%) Business Objects
8 14 (26.42%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
10 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
11 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (18.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.98%) DataStage
14 8 (15.09%) IBM
14 8 (15.09%) Analytics
15 7 (13.21%) Migration
16 6 (11.32%) Change Management
16 6 (11.32%) Finance
16 6 (11.32%) Validation
16 6 (11.32%) CMMI
16 6 (11.32%) Informatica
16 6 (11.32%) ITIL
16 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (9.43%) Spreadsheet
17 5 (9.43%) QA
17 5 (9.43%) Use Case
17 5 (9.43%) Dimensional Modelling

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.94%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
3 14 (26.42%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (16.98%) DataStage
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (9.43%) SAP BI
7 4 (7.55%) SAP BW
7 4 (7.55%) Star Schema
7 4 (7.55%) OLAP
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (5.66%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.89%) DB2
9 1 (1.89%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) ERwin
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 12 (22.64%) Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Project Manager
5 9 (16.98%) Consultant
6 8 (15.09%) Architect
6 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 8 (15.09%) ETL Developer
7 7 (13.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (11.32%) Cognos Developer
8 6 (11.32%) Data Consultant
8 6 (11.32%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (9.43%) Data Manager
9 5 (9.43%) Business Manager
9 5 (9.43%) Business Developer
9 5 (9.43%) Business Analyst
9 5 (9.43%) Data Architect
10 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (7.55%) Cognos Consultant
10 4 (7.55%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Replication
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (79.25%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (54.72%) ETL
3 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
4 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) Analytics
6 7 (13.21%) Migration
7 6 (11.32%) Change Management
7 6 (11.32%) Validation
7 6 (11.32%) CMMI
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) Use Case
8 5 (9.43%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (9.43%) eTOM
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
9 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.55%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.66%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (3.77%) ERP
11 2 (3.77%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
1 5 (9.43%) TickIT
2 3 (5.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) SAP
2 15 (28.30%) Oracle
2 15 (28.30%) Business Objects
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.09%) IBM
5 6 (11.32%) Informatica
6 3 (5.66%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.89%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.89%) Hyperion