The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 49 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.28% - 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%
Cognos
East of England

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

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
282 317 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 51.65% 51.80% 49.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 159 99
Average daily rate £325 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Chelmsford - 4 £450 -
Cognos
East of England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) MS Access
3 4 (44.44%) CODA
3 4 (44.44%) VBA
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) SunGard AvantGard
4 3 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (33.33%) SunGard
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (22.22%) Ariba
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) DB2
6 1 (11.11%) UNIX
6 1 (11.11%) Windows

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SunGard AvantGard
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (22.22%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MS Access
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) CODA
2 3 (33.33%) SunGard
3 2 (22.22%) Ariba
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle