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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 165 126 126
Rank change year-on-year
-39 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 1 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.056% 1.81% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 29 5
Average daily rate £400 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +29.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
- +39.13%
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
1797 1767 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.63% 45.52% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 842 630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 109 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (73.33%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (60.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (46.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 7 (46.67%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Military
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) MS Office
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.67%) MS Access
7 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) SAS
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) CIMA
7 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (6.67%) CA

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (46.67%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (6.67%) HFM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 1 (6.67%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (6.67%) Essbase
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) MS Access
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (26.67%) Military
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) Cognos Developer
3 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (40.00%) Cognos BI Developer
5 4 (26.67%) TM1 Developer
6 3 (20.00%) Analyst
6 3 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (13.33%) Business Developer
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Architect
8 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 1 (6.67%) Cognos Architect
8 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (6.67%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
8 1 (6.67%) Report Developer
8 1 (6.67%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ACCA
3 1 (6.67%) CIMA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
3 1 (6.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 per hour
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