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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 68 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Cognos 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.43% 0.13% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 0.28% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£475 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 - £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.92% +53.55%
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
375 363 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.89% 47.08% 51.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 160 135
Average daily rate £400 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £148 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 28
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Cognos
North West

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (66.67%) SQL
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) DTS
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 3 (25.00%) Cognos Transformer
5 3 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (25.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
7 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (8.33%) Teradata
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Cognos Powerplay

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) DTS
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (8.33%) ReportNet
5 1 (8.33%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (8.33%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (25.00%) MI Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Business Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SAP FI Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (8.33%) SAP CO Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) ABAP
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Teradata