The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 Cambridge 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 40 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.82% 0.26% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.79% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
168 193 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 46.15% 50.39% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 65 88
Average daily rate £388 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 27
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -41.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Cognos
Cambridgeshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Mac OS
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) VBScript
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) DSDM
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos Powerplay
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) VBScript
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft