The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 118 124 102
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 0.91% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+58.02% +3.84%
Cognos
England

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

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1390 1436 952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 50.33% 47.68% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 706 429
Average daily rate £375 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 97 131
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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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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
Bedfordshire - 6 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 3 £344 +46.27% 1
Essex - 3 £450 -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £350 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle
4 9 (36.00%) Business Objects
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (28.00%) Migration
6 7 (28.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (16.00%) QlikView
9 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (16.00%) CorVu
9 4 (16.00%) SLA
9 4 (16.00%) ETL
10 3 (12.00%) IBM
10 3 (12.00%) VBA
10 3 (12.00%) UNIX
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) Internet
10 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
10 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
10 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
11 2 (8.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (4.00%) Maximo
2 1 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.00%) QlikView
5 4 (16.00%) CorVu
6 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (8.00%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (8.00%) DB2
7 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (8.00%) MS Access
7 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (4.00%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (4.00%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
3 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) PDA
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) ERP
8 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.00%) Validation
8 1 (4.00%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (4.00%) Data Mapping
8 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
8 1 (4.00%) Change Control
8 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
8 1 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) VBA
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle
2 9 (36.00%) Business Objects
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Ariba
5 2 (8.00%) Retek
6 1 (4.00%) Tableau
6 1 (4.00%) Hyperion