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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
England / North West
Rank 131 147 117
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -30
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.31% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.75% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 17
Median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £430 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £428 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £69.07 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-76.11% +25.58%

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
1117 1603 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.36% 41.99% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 874 759
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 115 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +11 4 £338 -5.26% 8
Merseyside - 1 £495 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 14 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (43.75%) ETL
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Hyperion
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) High Availability
6 4 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (18.75%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) SAP
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
8 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting

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:

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (6.25%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (6.25%) OLAP
6 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Cognos Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Junior DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Junior SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SQL BI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (43.75%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (25.00%) High Availability
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Business Forecasting
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) ETL Development
6 1 (6.25%) Information Management
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
1 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Hyperion
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Northgate
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle