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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 92 82 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.33% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 0.76% 0.71% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%
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
654 567 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.33% 46.36% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 272 192
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 40
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.33 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.96% -23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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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
Salford - 2 £325 -
Cognos
North West

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16 (84.21%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (47.37%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
6 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (31.58%) Oracle
7 6 (31.58%) ETL
7 6 (31.58%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (31.58%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 5 (26.32%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (21.05%) MS Office
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (21.05%) Project Management
9 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (21.05%) Cognos Transformer
9 4 (21.05%) Data Transformation
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 2 (10.53%) PowerPivot
4 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (5.26%) WebTrends
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (31.58%) Cognos Report Studio
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (21.05%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 4 (21.05%) Cognos Transformer
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.53%) OLAP
6 2 (10.53%) QlikView
7 1 (5.26%) MySQL
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (5.26%) MS Access
7 1 (5.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (10.53%) ERwin
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Cognos Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Cognos Developer
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Lead Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Cognos BI Developer
7 1 (5.26%) TM1 Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) JDBC
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Data Modelling
4 6 (31.58%) ETL
4 6 (31.58%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Data Transformation
7 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
9 1 (5.26%) Web Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.26%) Change Control
9 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Coremetrics