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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 143 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -14
Contract jobs citing Cognos 15 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.43% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.98% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 22
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£450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £528 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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
1647 1329 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.03% 44.26% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 674 545
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 98 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.61 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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
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 31 July 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 -5 7 £525 -
Manchester -6 4 £400 +14.28% 4
Lancashire +7 3 £450 -5.26%
Cheshire -11 1 £400 - 2
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (63.83%) SQL
2 25 (53.19%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (38.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 14 (29.79%) Data Transformation
4 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (27.66%) Cognos Report Studio
6 11 (23.40%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) ETL
7 10 (21.28%) UNIX
7 10 (21.28%) Cognos Transformer
7 10 (21.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
8 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
8 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.02%) Teradata
8 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.89%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 6 (12.77%) Cognos Event Studio
10 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
10 6 (12.77%) Tableau
10 6 (12.77%) System Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (12.77%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (10.64%) DTS

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.26%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (4.26%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.13%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.13%) HFM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 14 (29.79%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (27.66%) Cognos Report Studio
4 10 (21.28%) Cognos Transformer
5 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.89%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (14.89%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 6 (12.77%) Cognos Event Studio
7 6 (12.77%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (10.64%) DTS
9 4 (8.51%) Cognos Powerplay
9 4 (8.51%) ActiveReports
9 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (6.38%) Cognos Query Studio
11 2 (4.26%) Cognos Impromptu
11 2 (4.26%) ReportNet
12 1 (2.13%) Essbase
12 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 19 (40.43%) Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Cognos Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Teradata Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Report Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.38%) MI Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Cognos BI Developer
8 2 (4.26%) TM1 Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Report Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Business Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) XBRL
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) FMCG
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (29.79%) Data Transformation
3 10 (21.28%) ETL
4 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.02%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) System Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.64%) CRM
7 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (6.38%) Data Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Coaching
8 3 (6.38%) Supply Chain Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.26%) Multidimensional Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Benchmarking
9 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (2.13%) Analytics
10 1 (2.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) VB
3 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VBA
5 1 (2.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Teradata
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (12.77%) Tableau
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
Cheshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: good market rates
Posted: 5 days ago