The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 30 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.10% 5.21% 4.89%
As % of the Vendors category 4.23% 12.61% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.26% +20.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £17.48 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%
Cognos
West Midlands

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

Vendors Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
142 119 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 49.65% 41.32% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 55 53
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 12
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.48 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -51.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) DTS
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) PMI
5 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Teradata
5 1 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
5 1 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DTS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos Transformer
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) MI Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata