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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 121 122 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 26 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.29% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 0.67% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 14
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£400 £338 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £455 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £70.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%
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
1585 1203 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.10% 43.59% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 556 495
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 82 102
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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
Merseyside -10 6 £306 -5.76% 3
Manchester -10 5 £325 -7.14% 3
Cheshire -1 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 53 (76.81%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (55.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
3 27 (39.13%) SQL
4 24 (34.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
6 20 (28.99%) Finance
7 17 (24.64%) Cognos Report Studio
8 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
9 15 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (15.94%) Data Modelling
12 10 (14.49%) Cognos TM1
13 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
13 9 (13.04%) Oracle
13 9 (13.04%) Cognos Analysis Studio
14 8 (11.59%) Cognos Transformer
14 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
15 7 (10.14%) IBM
15 7 (10.14%) Analytics
15 7 (10.14%) Cognos Query Studio
16 6 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
16 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (8.70%) Project Management
16 6 (8.70%) ETL
17 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
17 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
17 5 (7.25%) Data Architecture
17 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (55.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 10 (14.49%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (2.90%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.45%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.45%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.45%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 17 (24.64%) Cognos Report Studio
3 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
4 15 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (13.04%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 8 (11.59%) Cognos Transformer
8 7 (10.14%) Cognos Query Studio
9 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (5.80%) OLAP
11 4 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (4.35%) QlikView
13 2 (2.90%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (2.90%) DTS
13 2 (2.90%) Cognos Powerplay
13 2 (2.90%) Essbase
14 1 (1.45%) MySQL
14 1 (1.45%) Cognos Impromptu
14 1 (1.45%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.90%) ERwin
General
1 20 (28.99%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 50 (72.46%) Developer
2 42 (60.87%) Cognos Developer
3 29 (42.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 21 (30.43%) Cognos BI Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Architect
5 9 (13.04%) Business Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Lead Architect
6 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Cognos Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Hyperion Developer
9 2 (2.90%) TM1 Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Report Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) MDX
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) JDBC
2 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.80%) Data Integration
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) FMCG
4 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (76.81%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) Data Modelling
4 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 7 (10.14%) Analytics
6 6 (8.70%) ETL
6 6 (8.70%) Project Management
6 6 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (7.25%) TDD
7 5 (7.25%) Data Transformation
7 5 (7.25%) Data Architecture
7 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.80%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (5.80%) Business Transformation
8 4 (5.80%) DSDM
9 3 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
10 2 (2.90%) Time Management
10 2 (2.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.45%) VB
3 1 (1.45%) ABAP
3 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco
4 4 (5.80%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.90%) CODA
5 2 (2.90%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.45%) Teradata
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Coremetrics
6 1 (1.45%) Tableau
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
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