The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 198 151 169
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +18
Contract jobs citing Cognos 52 86 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 1.03% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 2.11% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 33
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £214 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.69% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +37.50%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4639 4069 5405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.89% 48.62% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2318 1994 2369
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 323 368
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Cognos
England

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -33 19 £500 +11.11%
Surrey -3 13 £350 -12.50% 2
Oxfordshire -1 5 £363 +11.53%
Hampshire -2 5 £475 +20.15% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £419 -
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Middlesex -6 1 £350 -17.64%
Home Counties - 1 £220 -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 67 (50.38%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (43.61%) ETL
2 58 (43.61%) Oracle
3 53 (39.85%) SQL
4 50 (37.59%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 37 (27.82%) SAP
7 32 (24.06%) Informatica
8 30 (22.56%) Business Objects
9 29 (21.80%) DataStage
10 23 (17.29%) Finance
10 23 (17.29%) T-SQL
10 23 (17.29%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 18 (13.53%) Microsoft
13 16 (12.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 15 (11.28%) Project Management
15 14 (10.53%) Change Management
15 14 (10.53%) IBM
16 12 (9.02%) ITIL
17 11 (8.27%) ERP
17 11 (8.27%) Performance Management
17 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (7.52%) Analytics
18 10 (7.52%) PL/SQL
19 9 (6.77%) Migration
19 9 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 8 (6.02%) Business Analysis
20 8 (6.02%) Use Case
20 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.26%) SAS
2 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.75%) Apache
2 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.01%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.26%) MS Project
5 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (37.59%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 29 (21.80%) DataStage
4 23 (17.29%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database
6 8 (6.02%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (6.02%) OLAP
7 7 (5.26%) Star Schema
8 6 (4.51%) Data Mart
8 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.76%) SAP BI
9 5 (3.76%) MS Access
10 4 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (3.01%) DecisionStream
10 4 (3.01%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (3.76%) Toad
3 4 (3.01%) ERwin
General
1 23 (17.29%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.50%) Marketing
3 2 (1.50%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) German Language
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (36.09%) Developer
2 31 (23.31%) Analyst
3 19 (14.29%) DataStage Developer
3 19 (14.29%) Cognos Developer
4 15 (11.28%) Project Manager
5 14 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 12 (9.02%) Business Analyst
6 12 (9.02%) Consultant
7 9 (6.77%) Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 9 (6.77%) ETL Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Data Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Change Manager
9 7 (5.26%) DBA
9 7 (5.26%) Cognos Consultant
9 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Business Manager
10 6 (4.51%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) ODBC
2 4 (3.01%) MDX
3 3 (2.26%) .NET
4 2 (1.50%) JDBC
5 1 (0.75%) JMX
5 1 (0.75%) JAXB
5 1 (0.75%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) XML
5 1 (0.75%) XSLT
5 1 (0.75%) EJB
5 1 (0.75%) JAX-WS
5 1 (0.75%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.76%) Replication
2 3 (2.26%) PMI
2 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.50%) Social Media
3 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.75%) NHS
4 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.76%) UNIX
1 5 (3.76%) Windows
2 4 (3.01%) Solaris
3 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.38%) Business Intelligence
2 58 (43.61%) ETL
3 19 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 15 (11.28%) Project Management
5 14 (10.53%) Change Management
6 12 (9.02%) ITIL
7 11 (8.27%) ERP
7 11 (8.27%) Performance Management
7 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.52%) Analytics
9 9 (6.77%) Migration
10 8 (6.02%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.02%) Use Case
11 7 (5.26%) Validation
12 6 (4.51%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (4.51%) Service Management
12 6 (4.51%) CMMI
13 5 (3.76%) Dimensional Modelling
13 5 (3.76%) eTOM
13 5 (3.76%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 53 (39.85%) SQL
2 23 (17.29%) T-SQL
3 10 (7.52%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.26%) C#
5 2 (1.50%) PowerHouse
5 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (2.26%) PMI Certification
1 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
1 3 (2.26%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) TickIT
1 5 (3.76%) SLA
1 5 (3.76%) QA
2 4 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (0.75%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 58 (43.61%) Oracle
2 37 (27.82%) SAP
3 32 (24.06%) Informatica
4 30 (22.56%) Business Objects
5 18 (13.53%) Microsoft
6 14 (10.53%) IBM
7 8 (6.02%) Hyperion
8 5 (3.76%) Teradata
9 4 (3.01%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.26%) Tableau
11 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (0.75%) Sun
12 1 (0.75%) Dell