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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 41 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.11% - 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%
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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
180 60 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.00% 36.14% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 27 81
Average daily rate £315 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 12
Average hourly rate £25.12 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.06% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Business Transformation
3 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Data Integration
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Aerospace
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (22.22%) Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) DSDM
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Aerospace
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Lead Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Cognos Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos BI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (55.56%) Analytics
3 4 (44.44%) Business Transformation
3 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) DSDM
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle