The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank - 68 77
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
Cognos
North West

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
365 375 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.67% 48.64% 40.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 186 164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.60 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Cheshire region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (72.73%) Teradata
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) Unix
4 5 (45.45%) DTS
4 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (45.45%) Data Transformation
5 4 (36.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
5 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
6 3 (27.27%) Cognos Transformer
6 3 (27.27%) ReportNet
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (27.27%) Cognos Powerplay
6 3 (27.27%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) VB
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
7 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
7 2 (18.18%) Tableau

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (45.45%) DTS
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (27.27%) Cognos Powerplay
3 3 (27.27%) Cognos Transformer
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (27.27%) ReportNet
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Big Data
4 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (9.09%) MS Access
5 1 (9.09%) OLAP
5 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Cognos Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Cognos BI Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Business Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Cognos Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Teradata Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) MicroStrategy Developer
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 1 (9.09%) TM1 Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Structures
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Transformation
2 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Benchmarking
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Teradata
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Actuate
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau
4 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (9.09%) SAP