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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 63 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.41% 0.25% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.56% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £365
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 - £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%
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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
314 177 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 42.90% 44.81% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 86 131
Average daily rate £440 £370 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £146 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £495 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 11
Average hourly rate £14.60 £13.35 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -23.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.56 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.40 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Cognos
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM