The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 122 98 111
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing Cognos 14 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.70% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.54% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 9
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £229 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +44.73%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1349 1101 1551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.91% 45.55% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 497 702
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 88 76
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.01 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Cognos
England

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 6 £325 -
Manchester -14 5 £350 +7.69%
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
1 7 (43.75%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) ETL
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Informatica
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) NHS
6 2 (12.50%) DSDM
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) JBoss
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) DataStage

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) DataStage
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Junior
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Business Objects Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Report Developer
4 1 (6.25%) TM1 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) TM1 Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ETL
2 3 (18.75%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) DSDM
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (18.75%) Informatica
5 1 (6.25%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) JBoss
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