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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 90 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.35% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.78% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
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 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -16.36%
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
697 645 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 42.76% 45.49% 40.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 294 171
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £168 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.49 £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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 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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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 17 April 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 14 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (50.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 7 (38.89%) Data Modelling
5 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (33.33%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
8 4 (22.22%) Java
8 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (22.22%) ETL
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
8 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (22.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (11.11%) PowerPivot
4 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (33.33%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
3 1 (5.56%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (5.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (27.78%) Cognos Report Studio
4 4 (22.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 4 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.11%) OLAP
6 2 (11.11%) QlikView
7 1 (5.56%) MS Access
7 1 (5.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (11.11%) ERwin
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Cognos Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Cognos Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Lead Developer
5 3 (16.67%) TM1 Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Cognos BI Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (38.89%) Data Modelling
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) ETL
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
6 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) Web Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Coremetrics