The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 73 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 0.57% 2.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 1.30% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 16
Average daily rate £344 £333 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -21.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £279 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £387 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
Cognos
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
503 384 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.07% 43.84% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 211 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Data Management
2 4 (66.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Cognos Report Studio
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) QlikView
4 1 (16.67%) ActiveReports
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (16.67%) IBM

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Cognos Report Studio
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) ActiveReports
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Report Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Enterprise Planning Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos Planning Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cognos Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle