The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 37 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.91% 1.38% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 2.86% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
146 210 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.11% 48.28% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 118 52
Average daily rate £400 £341 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% +10.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £21.87 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £18.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £125.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Cognos
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) Cognos Report Studio
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) DSDM
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Logistics

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (37.50%) Cognos Report Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Cognos Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Cognos BI Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle