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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 41 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.77% 0.27% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.83% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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
183 136 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 46.33% 36.86% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 83 82
Average daily rate £325 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £431 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 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 10 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) ETL
4 7 (70.00%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (50.00%) Informatica
5 5 (50.00%) DataStage
5 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) Teradata
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (40.00%) Change Control
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (20.00%) Data Mart
8 2 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (20.00%) VB
8 2 (20.00%) Cognos Powerplay
8 2 (20.00%) Star Schema
8 2 (20.00%) DTS
8 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (70.00%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (50.00%) DataStage
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
6 2 (20.00%) Data Mart
6 2 (20.00%) Cognos Powerplay
6 2 (20.00%) DTS
6 2 (20.00%) Star Schema
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Database Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ETL
2 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Informatica
1 5 (50.00%) Teradata
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft