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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 117 95 100
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Cognos 10 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 1.35% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 2.79% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £400 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £561 £724
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
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
1271 1253 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.03% 48.17% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 603 384
Average daily rate £375 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 63 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £28.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 4 £265 -36.33%
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Cognos
South East

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (25.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 7 (25.00%) Cognos Report Studio
4 7 (25.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (25.00%) IBM
5 6 (21.43%) ETL
5 6 (21.43%) DB2
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Perl
6 5 (17.86%) OLAP
6 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
6 5 (17.86%) Cognos Query Studio
6 5 (17.86%) Cognos Transformer
6 5 (17.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) QlikView
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Star Schema
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Windows
8 3 (10.71%) Hyperion
8 3 (10.71%) Sybase
8 3 (10.71%) Time Management

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (25.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 7 (25.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 7 (25.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) DB2
5 5 (17.86%) OLAP
5 5 (17.86%) Cognos Query Studio
5 5 (17.86%) Cognos Transformer
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (14.29%) QlikView
6 4 (14.29%) Star Schema
7 3 (10.71%) Data Mart
8 2 (7.14%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (7.14%) Essbase
9 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (3.57%) CorVu
9 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Toad
1 1 (3.57%) ERwin
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Cognos Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Business Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) NHS
1 1 (3.57%) DTV
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 2 (7.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (21.43%) ETL
3 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Time Management
4 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Data Management
5 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) SOA
5 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.57%) Master Data Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CIMA
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) XenServer
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Hyperion
2 3 (10.71%) Sybase
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) SAP