The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 57 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.32% 0.24% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.73% 0.52% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
275 193 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 43.72% 46.39% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 89 121
Average daily rate £425 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.74 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £18.65 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the Oxfordshire region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Cognos
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (25.00%) Java

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards