The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank - 46 34
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.73% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.62% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.92% +53.55%
Cognos
Cambridgeshire

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

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
216 185 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.45% 44.79% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 126 68
Average daily rate £363 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Cognos
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) IIS

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle