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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 149 140 123
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Cognos 10 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.77% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £27.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-24.77% +32.92%
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
1687 1687 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.94% 45.37% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 863 644
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 106 89
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £35.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

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 1 July 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 0 4 £400 - 3
Lancashire +1 3 - -
Merseyside 0 3 - - 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 13 (76.47%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (52.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (47.06%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (23.53%) SAP
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
7 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) e-Learning
7 3 (17.65%) Maconomy
7 3 (17.65%) CODA
7 3 (17.65%) SAP BW
7 3 (17.65%) IBM
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) VB
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) Concur
7 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
7 3 (17.65%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12

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 (17.65%) Oracle UPK
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (47.06%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle iSupplier
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (5.88%) HFM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (23.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (17.65%) SAP BW
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (5.88%) Essbase
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.76%) Military
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Cognos Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (29.41%) Cognos BI Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Analyst
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Trainer
6 3 (17.65%) TM1 Developer
6 3 (17.65%) Trainer
7 2 (11.76%) Cognos Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
7 2 (11.76%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (11.76%) TM1 Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
8 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
8 1 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
1 3 (17.65%) e-Learning
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) ETL Development
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ACCA
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) CIMA
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) CODA
2 3 (17.65%) Concur
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Maconomy
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) CA