The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 202 160 167
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 47 77 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.91% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 1.96% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £416 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £373 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £551 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
Cognos
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4403 3921 3678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.02% 46.55% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2284 1930 1719
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 229 326
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 20 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -22 10 £375 -11.76% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £435 - 1
Surrey -12 3 £371 -7.18% 7
East Sussex - 3 £420 - 1
West Sussex -15 2 £400 -15.78%
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 44 (42.72%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
3 30 (29.13%) Security Cleared
4 28 (27.18%) SQL
5 27 (26.21%) IBM
6 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
7 24 (23.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (23.30%) Finance
8 21 (20.39%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (19.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 19 (18.45%) Linux
11 18 (17.48%) ETL
12 17 (16.50%) SPSS
12 17 (16.50%) Cognos Report Studio
12 17 (16.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
14 14 (13.59%) OLAP
15 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
16 12 (11.65%) ILOG
16 12 (11.65%) WebSphere
17 11 (10.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
17 11 (10.68%) Analytics
18 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (9.71%) Business Objects
19 9 (8.74%) WebSphere Application Server
19 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
19 9 (8.74%) Cognos Query Studio
19 9 (8.74%) Cognos Transformer
19 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (7.77%) Data Management

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 12 (11.65%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.83%) SAS
4 4 (3.88%) FileNet
5 2 (1.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (16.50%) SPSS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (19.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.91%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) SAN
1 2 (1.94%) FTP
2 1 (0.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 24 (23.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (20.39%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (16.50%) Cognos Report Studio
4 17 (16.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 14 (13.59%) OLAP
6 11 (10.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (8.74%) Cognos Query Studio
8 9 (8.74%) Cognos Transformer
9 8 (7.77%) QlikView
9 8 (7.77%) DB2
10 7 (6.80%) Data Mart
11 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (4.85%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (4.85%) SAP BW
12 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (4.85%) Spotfire
12 5 (4.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Toad
1 1 (0.97%) ERwin
1 1 (0.97%) StarTeam
General
1 24 (23.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.97%) Electronics
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Developer
2 21 (20.39%) Cognos Developer
3 20 (19.42%) Analyst
4 15 (14.56%) Consultant
5 10 (9.71%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) WebSphere Specialist
7 7 (6.80%) Applications Specialist
7 7 (6.80%) Server Specialist
7 7 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (6.80%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 6 (5.83%) Cognos BI Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.85%) SAS Consultant
9 5 (4.85%) Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Cognos Support
10 4 (3.88%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Cognos Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) XML
2 5 (4.85%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) MDX
3 4 (3.88%) CSS
3 4 (3.88%) HTML
4 2 (1.94%) REST
5 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.91%) NHS
3 2 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.94%) Informatics
3 2 (1.94%) PMI
4 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.97%) DTV
4 1 (0.97%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.45%) Linux
2 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.91%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) VMS
5 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.72%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (17.48%) ETL
3 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
4 11 (10.68%) Analytics
5 8 (7.77%) Data Management
5 8 (7.77%) Migration
6 7 (6.80%) Service Management
6 7 (6.80%) Business Analysis
6 7 (6.80%) Data Mapping
7 6 (5.83%) ITIL
8 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.85%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.88%) Integration Testing
9 4 (3.88%) Project Management
10 3 (2.91%) ERP
10 3 (2.91%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.91%) CRM
10 3 (2.91%) Change Management
10 3 (2.91%) Time Management
10 3 (2.91%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.18%) SQL
2 9 (8.74%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.83%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.85%) Perl
5 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.97%) VBA
7 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (29.13%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) ISEB
4 2 (1.94%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ACCA
5 1 (0.97%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) CDISC
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) XenServer
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.97%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (3.88%) Netcool
1 4 (3.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) IBM
2 16 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.65%) ILOG
4 10 (9.71%) Business Objects
5 8 (7.77%) SAP
5 8 (7.77%) Oracle
6 5 (4.85%) i2
7 3 (2.91%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.91%) Lotus
7 3 (2.91%) Sybase
8 2 (1.94%) Informatica
8 2 (1.94%) HP
9 1 (0.97%) Citrix
9 1 (0.97%) Sun
9 1 (0.97%) Veritas
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.97%) Symantec
9 1 (0.97%) Teradata
9 1 (0.97%) VMware