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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 37 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.86% - 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 5.79% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -
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
121 140 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.18% 50.54% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 96 35
Average daily rate £338 £275 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.16 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% -18.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.76 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £16.16 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
6 6 (50.00%) Change Control
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (33.33%) Banking
8 4 (33.33%) Finance
9 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (25.00%) DTS
9 3 (25.00%) ETL
9 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
10 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
10 2 (16.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (16.67%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (16.67%) Cognos Powerplay
10 2 (16.67%) VB
10 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
10 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
11 1 (8.33%) Intel
11 1 (8.33%) SAN
11 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
11 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) DTS
7 2 (16.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (16.67%) Cognos Transformer
7 2 (16.67%) Cognos Powerplay
7 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
8 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (8.33%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (8.33%) Data Mart
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Business Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VB
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) VMware