The first table below looks at the demand 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 24 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 North West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 119 94 127
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +33
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 1.28% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 2.74% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 1
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£475 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1344 1240 1610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.04% 46.53% 49.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 541 741
Average daily rate £330 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.46 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Cognos
England

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +1 2 - - 2
Manchester -18 2 £350 -3.44% 2
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (48.15%) Cognos TM1
2 11 (40.74%) SAP
3 8 (29.63%) IBM
4 7 (25.93%) Business Objects
4 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) ERP
5 6 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (18.52%) DSDM
6 5 (18.52%) ETL
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (14.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Analytics
7 4 (14.81%) Cognos Report Studio
8 3 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 3 (11.11%) Cognos Connection
8 3 (11.11%) Cognos Event Studio
8 3 (11.11%) Cognos Query Studio
8 3 (11.11%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 3 (11.11%) NHS
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) Informatica
8 3 (11.11%) Financial Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.41%) Workflow Management
9 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (14.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (3.70%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (14.81%) Cognos Report Studio
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Connection
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Event Studio
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Query Studio
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.70%) Cognos Metric Studio
6 1 (3.70%) QlikView
6 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Cognos Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) TM1 Developer
4 3 (11.11%) TM1 Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Junior
4 3 (11.11%) Cognos Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.70%) MI Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Teradata Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (22.22%) ERP
3 5 (18.52%) DSDM
3 5 (18.52%) ETL
4 4 (14.81%) Analytics
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow Management
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PMP
2 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) SAP
2 8 (29.63%) IBM
3 7 (25.93%) Business Objects
4 3 (11.11%) Informatica
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (3.70%) ESRI
6 1 (3.70%) CODA
6 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.70%) Teradata