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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 134 148 122
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing Cognos 21 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 1.29% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 7
Median daily rate £375 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £69.07 - £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.07 - £53.50
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
1613 1788 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.54% 40.41% 46.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1027 798
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 88 104
Median hourly rate £20.73 £16.84 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.02 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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
Manchester +9 14 £375 -7.69% 1
Lancashire +21 6 £368 -18.33%
Cheshire -5 1 - - 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 26 (89.66%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
3 14 (48.28%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (44.83%) ETL
5 12 (41.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 12 (41.38%) SAP
6 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
7 10 (34.48%) Finance
8 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (31.03%) ETL Development
9 8 (27.59%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (27.59%) System Testing
10 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (13.79%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (13.79%) MS Office
13 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
13 3 (10.34%) VB
13 3 (10.34%) Oracle
13 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
13 3 (10.34%) CODA
13 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
13 3 (10.34%) Change Management
13 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
13 3 (10.34%) Migration
13 3 (10.34%) e-Learning

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 3 (10.34%) Oracle UPK
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (27.59%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle iSupplier
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (10.34%) SAP BW
7 1 (3.45%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) Star Schema
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) Cognos Developer
3 14 (48.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 13 (44.83%) Cognos BI Developer
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Developer
6 8 (27.59%) SQL BI Developer
7 7 (24.14%) SAP BI Developer
7 7 (24.14%) SAP Developer
8 5 (17.24%) Analyst
9 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (10.34%) Consultant
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle Trainer
10 3 (10.34%) Trainer
11 2 (6.90%) Business Developer
11 2 (6.90%) Cognos Consultant
11 2 (6.90%) TM1 Consultant
11 2 (6.90%) TM1 Developer
12 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Manager
12 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
12 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) Data Structures
1 3 (10.34%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (44.83%) ETL
3 9 (31.03%) ETL Development
4 8 (27.59%) System Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (10.34%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
7 1 (3.45%) Benchmarking
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (3.45%) High Availability
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.45%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.34%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) SAP
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) CODA
3 3 (10.34%) Concur
3 3 (10.34%) Maconomy
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Hyperion