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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 38 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.70% 1.50% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 4.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
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 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
103 149 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.14% 37.25% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 91 52
Average daily rate £310 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £35.25
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 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 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft