The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Cardiff 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 44 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% - 3.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£190 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £398
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.92% +57.50%
Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
138 132 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 37.20% 50.77% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 86 44
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Cognos
South Wales

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 31 July 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Intel
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) ARCserve
2 4 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Finance

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (50.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Intel
2 4 (50.00%) VMware