The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Middlesex region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 23 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.20% 0.87% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 5.00% 1.54% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £399
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
100 130 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 44.05% 56.28% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 74 54
Average daily rate £425 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £534 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -13.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.63 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £31.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Cognos
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Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Cognos
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) SAS
1 5 (83.33%) Data Management
1 5 (83.33%) Spotfire
1 5 (83.33%) CDISC
1 5 (83.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) German Language
2 1 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) ERwin
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) Business Objects

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (83.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
1 1 (16.67%) ERwin
General
1 1 (16.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
1 5 (83.33%) SAS Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Data Management
1 5 (83.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) CDISC
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica