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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 91 125 104
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -21
Contract jobs citing Cognos 37 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 0.11% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.59% 0.25% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.06%
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 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
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
1430 1192 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.38% 44.20% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 571 579
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £149 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 73 108
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £19.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.19 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 - 17 £515 -
Manchester +4 8 £333 -5.00% 4
Cheshire - - - - 2
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 48 (78.69%) Business Intelligence
2 33 (54.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
4 21 (34.43%) SQL
5 20 (32.79%) Finance
5 20 (32.79%) SC Cleared
6 18 (29.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 17 (27.87%) Cognos Report Studio
8 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
9 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (19.67%) Cognos TM1
10 12 (19.67%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
12 9 (14.75%) Data Analysis
12 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (13.11%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 8 (13.11%) Oracle
14 7 (11.48%) IBM
15 6 (9.84%) Cognos Query Studio
15 6 (9.84%) Cognos Transformer
15 6 (9.84%) Project Management
15 6 (9.84%) Analytics
16 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (8.20%) Hyperion
16 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
16 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (8.20%) TDD
17 4 (6.56%) Systems Analysis
17 4 (6.56%) Aerospace
17 4 (6.56%) Cisco

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (54.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 12 (19.67%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (3.28%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.64%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.64%) WebTrends
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Responsys
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 17 (27.87%) Cognos Report Studio
3 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
4 12 (19.67%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (13.11%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 6 (9.84%) Cognos Query Studio
7 6 (9.84%) Cognos Transformer
8 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (6.56%) OLAP
10 3 (4.92%) QlikView
11 2 (3.28%) Essbase
11 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (3.28%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
12 1 (1.64%) Spotfire
12 1 (1.64%) MySQL
12 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) ERwin
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (73.77%) Developer
2 42 (68.85%) Cognos Developer
3 27 (44.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 22 (36.07%) Cognos BI Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Business Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Lead Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Cognos Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Hyperion Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) TM1 Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Report Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Tester
9 1 (1.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) MDX
2 1 (1.64%) JDBC
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (78.69%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Data Modelling
4 9 (14.75%) Data Analysis
5 6 (9.84%) Project Management
5 6 (9.84%) Analytics
6 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.20%) TDD
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Data Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) Business Transformation
8 3 (4.92%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (4.92%) DSDM
8 3 (4.92%) ETL
9 2 (3.28%) Data Management
9 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
2 4 (6.56%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
2 20 (32.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) IBM
3 5 (8.20%) Hyperion
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) CODA
6 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.64%) Tableau
7 1 (1.64%) SAP
7 1 (1.64%) Adobe
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) Google
7 1 (1.64%) Coremetrics