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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 41 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 7 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.77% 2.59% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.85% 5.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate £263 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £69.07 £70.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
Cognos
North West

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
182 192 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 46.08% 45.18% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 123 25
Average daily rate £375 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 10 6
Average hourly rate £38.63 £32.54 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% +109.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £22.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.95 £63.70 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 13 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
Preston 0 2 £263 -41.66%
Cognos
North West

Cognos
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (90.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (80.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Military
4 4 (40.00%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) DSDM
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (10.00%) MDX
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Military
2 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (80.00%) Cognos BI Developer
3 8 (80.00%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Business Developer
4 2 (20.00%) TM1 Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft