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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 88 83 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.23% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.53% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%
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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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
664 563 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.74% 43.34% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 273 167
Average daily rate £338 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £197 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 33
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (71.43%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (57.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (57.14%) Data Structures
4 4 (57.14%) Data Transformation
4 4 (57.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) ETL
5 3 (42.86%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (14.29%) PowerPivot
7 1 (14.29%) QlikView
7 1 (14.29%) MDX
7 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (14.29%) ERwin
7 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (57.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) ERwin
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Developer
3 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (28.57%) TM1 Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Kimball Methodology
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (57.14%) Data Transformation
2 4 (57.14%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft