The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 65 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 0.13% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
559 389 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.05% 50.39% 55.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 149 217
Average daily rate £365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 28
Average hourly rate £14.67 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +93.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cognos
Berkshire

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Reading region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 19 (76.00%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (72.00%) ETL
3 14 (56.00%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (40.00%) Data Modelling
6 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) IBM
7 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (24.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle
8 6 (24.00%) Analytics
9 5 (20.00%) Validation
9 5 (20.00%) Migration
9 5 (20.00%) Business Objects
10 4 (16.00%) TickIT
10 4 (16.00%) CMMI
10 4 (16.00%) QA
10 4 (16.00%) Use Case
10 4 (16.00%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (16.00%) eTOM
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (16.00%) SAP
10 4 (16.00%) ODBC
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL
10 4 (16.00%) OLAP
10 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (16.00%) Informatica

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (16.00%) OLAP
3 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) Star Schema
6 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) ERwin
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Consultant
4 5 (20.00%) Business Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) ETL Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Data Architect
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Data Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Designer
7 2 (8.00%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (72.00%) ETL
3 10 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) Analytics
6 5 (20.00%) Validation
6 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) CMMI
7 4 (16.00%) Use Case
7 4 (16.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (16.00%) eTOM
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
8 2 (8.00%) Data Management
8 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.00%) Data Governance
9 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (4.00%) Master Data Management
9 1 (4.00%) CRM
9 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) TickIT
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) IBM
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (16.00%) SAP
4 4 (16.00%) Informatica
5 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy