The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 146 139 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -42
Contract jobs citing Cognos 11 17 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.41% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.74% 1.02% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 30
Median daily rate £375 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £510 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - £82.00
Cognos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1479 1672 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.07% 40.30% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 879 811
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 104
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +11 6 £363 -23.68%
Manchester +1 3 £450 +71.42% 1
Lancashire -10 1 £325 +23.80%
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 30 (96.77%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (51.61%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
3 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
3 15 (48.39%) ETL
4 14 (45.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (35.48%) SAP
6 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 10 (32.26%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (29.03%) ETL Development
8 8 (25.81%) System Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 6 (19.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (12.90%) High Availability
12 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
12 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (12.90%) Hyperion
12 4 (12.90%) Database Mirroring
13 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (9.68%) Change Management
14 2 (6.45%) MS Office
14 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (6.45%) IBM
14 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
14 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 10 (32.26%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (3.23%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
3 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (19.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (6.45%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
8 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 16 (51.61%) Cognos Developer
3 13 (41.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (38.71%) Cognos BI Developer
5 10 (32.26%) SQL Developer
6 8 (25.81%) SQL BI Developer
7 7 (22.58%) SAP BI Developer
7 7 (22.58%) SAP Developer
8 5 (16.13%) Analyst
9 4 (12.90%) Consultant
10 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 3 (9.68%) TM1 Developer
11 2 (6.45%) Business Developer
11 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 2 (6.45%) Cognos Consultant
11 2 (6.45%) DBA
11 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
11 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (6.45%) TM1 Consultant
12 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (48.39%) ETL
3 9 (29.03%) ETL Development
4 8 (25.81%) System Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (12.90%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) SDLC
8 1 (3.23%) Analytics
8 1 (3.23%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 1 (3.23%) Business Analytics
8 1 (3.23%) Business Forecasting
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.23%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (3.23%) Migration
8 1 (3.23%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (3.23%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) SAP
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Hyperion
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) CODA
5 1 (3.23%) Concur
5 1 (3.23%) Maconomy
5 1 (3.23%) Northgate
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow