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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 192 163 190
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +27
Contract jobs citing Cognos 61 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.87% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.83% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 16
Average daily rate
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£380 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £390 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 - £32.50
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
4659 4054 4326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.48% 47.66% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2076 1945
Average daily rate £365 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 243 319
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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
Berkshire +13 24 £375 -30.23% 6
Hampshire -3 23 £467 +16.62% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £388 - 1
Surrey -15 3 £410 -3.52% 3
Oxfordshire -23 3 £325 - 1
West Sussex - - - - 2
Isle of Wight - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 33 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 26 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (25.00%) ETL
3 24 (25.00%) IBM
4 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (17.71%) Cognos Report Studio
6 17 (17.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 17 (17.71%) Finance
7 16 (16.67%) Oracle
7 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.58%) PL/SQL
9 14 (14.58%) Data Mapping
10 13 (13.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 13 (13.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (13.54%) SAS
10 13 (13.54%) SPSS
10 13 (13.54%) Data Management
11 12 (12.50%) XML
12 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
12 11 (11.46%) Linux
12 11 (11.46%) Spotfire
13 10 (10.42%) CDISC
13 10 (10.42%) Cognos Query Studio
14 9 (9.38%) OLAP
14 9 (9.38%) ILOG
14 9 (9.38%) Cognos Transformer

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (13.54%) SAS
2 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.04%) FileNet
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) SPSS
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) FTP
2 1 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.08%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (17.71%) Cognos Report Studio
4 17 (17.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 13 (13.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 11 (11.46%) Spotfire
7 10 (10.42%) Cognos Query Studio
8 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (9.38%) Cognos Transformer
8 9 (9.38%) OLAP
9 8 (8.33%) DB2
9 8 (8.33%) DataStage
10 7 (7.29%) QlikView
10 7 (7.29%) Data Mart
11 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (4.17%) Star Schema
13 4 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.04%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.04%) Toad
2 1 (1.04%) ERwin
General
1 17 (17.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (36.46%) Developer
2 21 (21.88%) Cognos Developer
3 19 (19.79%) Consultant
4 15 (15.63%) Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Business Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) SAS Consultant
7 8 (8.33%) DataStage Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 7 (7.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Cognos BI Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Cognos Consultant
10 4 (4.17%) Administrator
10 4 (4.17%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.13%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Cognos Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) XML
2 5 (5.21%) .NET
2 5 (5.21%) MDX
3 4 (4.17%) HTML
3 4 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (2.08%) REST
5 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.08%) PMI
2 2 (2.08%) NHS
2 2 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.08%) Informatics
3 1 (1.04%) DTV
3 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.08%) VMS
4 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (25.00%) ETL
3 14 (14.58%) Data Mapping
4 13 (13.54%) Data Management
5 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.33%) Migration
7 6 (6.25%) Service Management
7 6 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.25%) Analytics
8 5 (5.21%) Data Migration
8 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.17%) ITIL
9 4 (4.17%) ERP
9 4 (4.17%) Project Management
9 4 (4.17%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.13%) Data Architecture
10 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.13%) CRM
10 3 (3.13%) Time Management
10 3 (3.13%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 14 (14.58%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.21%) Perl
4 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.04%) VBA
6 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) ISEB
5 2 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) CDISC
2 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (4.17%) Netcool
2 4 (4.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 24 (25.00%) IBM
2 16 (16.67%) Oracle
3 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.38%) ILOG
5 4 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (3.13%) i2
7 2 (2.08%) Informatica
7 2 (2.08%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.08%) Tableau
7 2 (2.08%) Lotus
7 2 (2.08%) Sybase
7 2 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (1.04%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.04%) Primavera
8 1 (1.04%) VMware
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