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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 92 86 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing Cognos 4 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.16% 1.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.39% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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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
712 511 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.03% 41.51% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 284 249
Average daily rate £338 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +20.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £29.87 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (40.00%) Data Structures
4 4 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (40.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (40.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (20.00%) ResourceLink
5 2 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (20.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (10.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Report Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) TM1 Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Report Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (40.00%) Data Transformation
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft