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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 108 113 94
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 11 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.39% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.81% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £344 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%
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
1208 1234 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.81% 48.34% 50.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 564 481
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Bracknell -2 5 £456 +16.98%
Reading +2 3 £260 -36.96% 1
Slough +3 1 - - 1
Cognos
South East

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (81.25%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) Hyperion
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
6 3 (18.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Information Management
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Business Objects
6 3 (18.75%) SAP
7 2 (12.50%) B2B
7 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) CIMA
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) ACCA
7 2 (12.50%) Data Mart

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (18.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (12.50%) Data Mart
5 2 (12.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (12.50%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (12.50%) QlikView
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (6.25%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (6.25%) ActiveReports
6 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (6.25%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (6.25%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
6 1 (6.25%) CorVu
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Report Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Information Management
5 2 (12.50%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CIMA
1 2 (12.50%) ACCA
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Hyperion
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Business Objects
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) HP