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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank - 71 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 1.11% -
As % of the Vendors category - 2.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Average daily rate - £439 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- +39.13%
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
545 457 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.28% 46.16% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 248 155
Average daily rate £425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -46.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.92 £22.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 1 (100.00%) Teradata
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 1 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) Teradata