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 25 May 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 154 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -2
Contract jobs citing Cognos 7 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.68% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 1.49% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 5
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £384
% change year-on-year
+8.50% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +56.09%
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
1779 1678 1304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.63% 45.66% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 836 646
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 107 111
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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
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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Lancashire +1 2 - -
Merseyside -6 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 £400 -11.11% 3
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 (73.68%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (57.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (42.11%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) MS Office
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Military
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) IBM
7 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (10.53%) SAP
8 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (10.53%) VB
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.53%) ETL
8 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle UPK
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (42.11%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle iSupplier
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (5.26%) HFM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) Cognos Report Studio
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (10.53%) SAP BW
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Essbase
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Military
3 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Cognos Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Cognos BI Developer
5 4 (21.05%) Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) TM1 Developer
6 3 (15.79%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Business Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Trainer
7 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Trainer
8 1 (5.26%) Architect
8 1 (5.26%) Cognos Architect
8 1 (5.26%) Cognos Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Report Developer
8 1 (5.26%) TM1 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
1 2 (10.53%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ACCA
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) CIMA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) CODA
3 2 (10.53%) Concur
3 2 (10.53%) Maconomy
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) CA