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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 48 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 0.78% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.74% 1.33% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £416
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
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
288 376 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 50.17% 58.39% 49.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 194 160
Average daily rate £413 £450 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.97 £10.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.75 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 1 £475 +26.66%
Cognos
East of England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (38.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (33.33%) LiveCycle
3 6 (33.33%) Windchill
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 6 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 6 (33.33%) Adobe
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (27.78%) Cognos Powerplay
4 5 (27.78%) ETL
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 5 (27.78%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) SAP
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 3 (16.67%) Change Control
6 3 (16.67%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (5.56%) ACCA
7 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
7 1 (5.56%) Retail
7 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) Billing

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
3 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
1 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (27.78%) Cognos Powerplay
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.56%) QlikView
3 1 (5.56%) SAP BI
3 1 (5.56%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Cognos Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Developer
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Cognos Planning Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Cognos Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Cognos Planning Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Report Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Financial Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Financial Support
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Support
6 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ACCA
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Adobe
1 6 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle