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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 40 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.20% 0.69% -
As % of the Vendors category 2.59% 1.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -28.68%
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
193 171 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 46.17% 39.40% 55.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 89 44
Average daily rate £331 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.36% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.93% +54.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 28 April 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
Preston +5 1 - -
Cognos
North West

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 15 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (26.67%) DSDM
8 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
9 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (20.00%) Data Architecture
10 2 (13.33%) Time Management
10 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
10 2 (13.33%) Supply Chain Management
10 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 2 (13.33%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (13.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (13.33%) Analytics
10 2 (13.33%) Cognos Transformer
11 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
11 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
11 1 (6.67%) Logistics
11 1 (6.67%) Cisco
11 1 (6.67%) IBM

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (13.33%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (13.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (13.33%) Cognos Transformer
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
1 9 (60.00%) Cognos Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Cognos BI Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) DSDM
3 3 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) IBM