The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank - 91 84
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.85% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- +39.13%
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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
730 705 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.31% 42.52% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 334 279
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £208 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.01 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £20.00 £37.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Cognos
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos BI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft