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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 61 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 0.11% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
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 £27.25 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.92% +53.55%
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
461 457 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 54.95% 49.46% 54.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 182 185
Average daily rate £400 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 29
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.30 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) CIMA
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveReports
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) ActiveReports
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ACCA
1 1 (20.00%) CIMA
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) CA