The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 46 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.91% 0.42% -
As % of the Vendors category 5.22% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 - £32.50
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South Wales

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

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
134 102 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.51% 42.86% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 59 40
Average daily rate £344 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £220 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.97 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +11.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £16.16 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.50 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (90.91%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (72.73%) Change Control
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) Business Objects
5 5 (45.45%) DTS
5 5 (45.45%) ETL
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (36.36%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (36.36%) Star Schema
6 4 (36.36%) VB
6 4 (36.36%) Cognos Powerplay
6 4 (36.36%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 4 (36.36%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (36.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (36.36%) Cognos Transformer
7 3 (27.27%) Data Mart
7 3 (27.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (9.09%) Spotfire
8 1 (9.09%) QlikView
8 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (90.91%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) DTS
5 4 (36.36%) Star Schema
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos Powerplay
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos Transformer
6 3 (27.27%) Data Mart
7 1 (9.09%) Spotfire
7 1 (9.09%) QlikView
7 1 (9.09%) BigQuery
7 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
7 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
1 11 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (72.73%) Change Control
3 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) VB
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau