The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 59 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Cognos 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.61% 0.79% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+142.93% -40.12%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
383 424 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 58.03% 55.50% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 189 131
Average daily rate £413 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 11
Average hourly rate £14.85 £22.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £37.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Watford +6 1 £375 -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Cognos
East of England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) Business Objects
3 2 (22.22%) Retek
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Maximo
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) PDA

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (22.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (11.11%) Maximo
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos Query Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cognos Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Maximo Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) PDA
2 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Business Objects
1 2 (22.22%) Retek