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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 142 111 130
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 12 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 1.04% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 2.26% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 3
Average daily rate £400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £69.07 £70.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
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
1540 1502 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.07% 46.13% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 760 570
Average daily rate £381 £376 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 101 75
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lancashire -7 7 £263 -34.37%
Manchester -17 4 £356 +1.78% 8
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (63.33%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (56.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 12 (40.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (26.67%) Teradata
6 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 7 (23.33%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Data Transformation
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) Unix
9 5 (16.67%) DTS
9 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (13.33%) Oracle
10 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
10 4 (13.33%) Change Management
10 4 (13.33%) Military
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (13.33%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (13.33%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (13.33%) Data Structures
11 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (10.00%) ReportNet

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (23.33%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (3.33%) Cognos Controller
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (16.67%) DTS
5 4 (13.33%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (13.33%) Cognos Transformer
5 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (10.00%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (10.00%) Cognos Powerplay
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (10.00%) ReportNet
7 2 (6.67%) Big Data
7 2 (6.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (6.67%) MS Access
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.33%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Military
3 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (90.00%) Developer
2 20 (66.67%) Cognos Developer
3 13 (43.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (40.00%) Cognos BI Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Business Developer
6 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 4 (13.33%) TM1 Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Report Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Cognos Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Teradata Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Big Data Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Teradata Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) TM1 Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (16.67%) Data Transformation
2 5 (16.67%) SDLC
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) DSDM
5 2 (6.67%) Coaching
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Teradata
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) Actuate
4 2 (6.67%) Tableau
5 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.33%) SAP