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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 219 163 148
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -15
Contract jobs citing Cognos 35 81 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.93% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.95% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +32.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £355 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £544 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.47 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £16.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+234.04% -40.12%
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
4396 4148 3582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.45% 47.63% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2302 2018 1677
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 242 310
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £41.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 0 12 £425 -12.82% 6
Surrey -3 11 £365 +4.28% 4
Berkshire -45 4 £388 -22.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £160 -58.70% 1
East Sussex +1 1 £420 -
Oxfordshire -19 1 - - 4
West Sussex -20 1 £400 -15.78%
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 43 (42.57%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (29.70%) Security Cleared
3 29 (28.71%) SQL Server
4 28 (27.72%) SQL
5 27 (26.73%) IBM
6 26 (25.74%) SC Cleared
7 21 (20.79%) Linux
8 20 (19.80%) Finance
9 19 (18.81%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (18.81%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 18 (17.82%) Cognos Report Studio
11 16 (15.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 15 (14.85%) Analytics
12 15 (14.85%) SPSS
13 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.87%) ETL
13 13 (12.87%) Data Modelling
13 13 (12.87%) WebSphere
14 11 (10.89%) Bash Shell
14 11 (10.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (9.90%) Business Objects
15 10 (9.90%) SAP
16 9 (8.91%) Migration
16 9 (8.91%) OLAP
16 9 (8.91%) ILOG
16 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (8.91%) Cognos Analysis Studio
16 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
17 8 (7.92%) QlikView

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 13 (12.87%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (3.96%) FileNet
4 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.98%) SAS
5 2 (1.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.99%) IIS
6 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) SPSS
2 3 (2.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (15.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.96%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) SAN
2 1 (0.99%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) NAS
2 1 (0.99%) LAN
2 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.71%) SQL Server
2 19 (18.81%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (18.81%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 18 (17.82%) Cognos Report Studio
4 9 (8.91%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 9 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.91%) OLAP
5 8 (7.92%) QlikView
6 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.94%) DB2
6 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (5.94%) Cognos Query Studio
7 5 (4.95%) Cognos Transformer
7 5 (4.95%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (4.95%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (4.95%) SAP BW
8 4 (3.96%) SAP BI
8 4 (3.96%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Toad
1 1 (0.99%) ERwin
1 1 (0.99%) StarTeam
General
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.99%) Electronics
4 1 (0.99%) Publishing
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (31.68%) Developer
2 22 (21.78%) Cognos Developer
3 21 (20.79%) Analyst
4 10 (9.90%) Consultant
5 9 (8.91%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) Applications Specialist
5 9 (8.91%) Server Specialist
5 9 (8.91%) WebSphere Specialist
5 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 9 (8.91%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 7 (6.93%) Report Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.95%) Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.95%) Administrator
8 4 (3.96%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.96%) Cognos Support
8 4 (3.96%) Cognos Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) .NET
1 1 (0.99%) Middleware
1 1 (0.99%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.97%) NHS
3 2 (1.98%) PMI
3 2 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.98%) Informatics
4 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.99%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.99%) iPad
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.99%) DTV
4 1 (0.99%) Replication
4 1 (0.99%) Economics
4 1 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.79%) Linux
2 5 (4.95%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.97%) UNIX
4 2 (1.98%) VMS
5 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (42.57%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (14.85%) Analytics
3 13 (12.87%) Data Modelling
3 13 (12.87%) ETL
4 9 (8.91%) Migration
4 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
5 7 (6.93%) Service Management
6 6 (5.94%) ITIL
6 6 (5.94%) CRM
6 6 (5.94%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.95%) ERP
7 5 (4.95%) Project Management
8 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.96%) Data Management
8 4 (3.96%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.96%) Integration Testing
9 3 (2.97%) Time Management
9 3 (2.97%) Data Architecture
9 3 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.97%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.72%) SQL
2 11 (10.89%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.95%) Perl
4 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.99%) VBA
5 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (29.70%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) ISEB
5 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.98%) VCP4
6 1 (0.99%) ACCA
6 1 (0.99%) CIMA
6 1 (0.99%) Degree
6 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
1 1 (0.99%) QA
1 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) XenServer
2 1 (0.99%) Veritas File System
2 1 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 4 (3.96%) Netcool
1 4 (3.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (26.73%) IBM
2 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.90%) Business Objects
3 10 (9.90%) SAP
4 9 (8.91%) ILOG
5 8 (7.92%) Oracle
6 5 (4.95%) i2
7 3 (2.97%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.97%) Sybase
8 2 (1.98%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Lotus
8 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.98%) Informatica
9 1 (0.99%) Veritas
9 1 (0.99%) Symantec
9 1 (0.99%) VMware
9 1 (0.99%) Teradata
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.99%) Citrix
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