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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 198 169 180
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +11
Contract jobs citing Cognos 69 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.53% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £255 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £465
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 £70.00 £17.48 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+300.57% -46.23%
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
4832 3979 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.76% 46.72% 49.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2529 2038 1922
Average daily rate £365 £365 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.68%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 222 346
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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
Hampshire +6 26 £440 +10.00% 2
Berkshire +16 24 £375 -34.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £381 - 2
Surrey -18 4 £410 -2.38% 3
East Sussex - 2 £383 -
West Sussex -10 1 £400 +233.33% 1
Isle of Wight - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 42 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (29.52%) SQL
3 30 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 27 (25.71%) IBM
5 25 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (22.86%) ETL
7 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
8 22 (20.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (20.95%) Finance
9 18 (17.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 18 (17.14%) SC Cleared
10 17 (16.19%) Cognos Report Studio
10 17 (16.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 15 (14.29%) SPSS
11 15 (14.29%) Oracle
12 14 (13.33%) Data Mapping
13 13 (12.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 13 (12.38%) PL/SQL
13 13 (12.38%) Linux
13 13 (12.38%) Data Management
14 12 (11.43%) XML
14 12 (11.43%) OLAP
14 12 (11.43%) SAS
14 12 (11.43%) Data Modelling
15 10 (9.52%) ILOG
15 10 (9.52%) Cognos Query Studio
15 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (9.52%) Spotfire
15 10 (9.52%) CDISC

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (11.43%) SAS
2 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.90%) FileNet
3 2 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) SPSS
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (17.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.81%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) SAN
1 2 (1.90%) FTP
2 1 (0.95%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 25 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (20.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (16.19%) Cognos Report Studio
4 17 (16.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 13 (12.38%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 12 (11.43%) OLAP
7 10 (9.52%) Cognos Query Studio
7 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (9.52%) Spotfire
8 9 (8.57%) Cognos Transformer
9 8 (7.62%) DB2
10 7 (6.67%) DataStage
10 7 (6.67%) Data Mart
10 7 (6.67%) QlikView
11 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (3.81%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (3.81%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Toad
1 1 (0.95%) ERwin
1 1 (0.95%) Subversion
1 1 (0.95%) StarTeam
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Electronics
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Developer
2 21 (20.00%) Consultant
3 20 (19.05%) Cognos Developer
4 18 (17.14%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) SAS Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (6.67%) DataStage Developer
8 6 (5.71%) Cognos BI Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Cognos Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Cognos Support
10 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.81%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Applications Support
11 3 (2.86%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) XML
2 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (4.76%) MDX
3 4 (3.81%) HTML
3 4 (3.81%) CSS
4 2 (1.90%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.86%) NHS
3 2 (1.90%) Informatics
3 2 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (1.90%) PMI
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) DTV
4 1 (0.95%) Replication
4 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.90%) VMS
3 2 (1.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (22.86%) ETL
3 14 (13.33%) Data Mapping
4 13 (12.38%) Data Management
5 12 (11.43%) Data Modelling
6 8 (7.62%) Migration
7 7 (6.67%) Service Management
7 7 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.71%) ITIL
9 5 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.76%) Analytics
9 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.81%) Integration Testing
10 4 (3.81%) Project Management
10 4 (3.81%) ERP
11 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.86%) CRM
11 3 (2.86%) Change Management
11 3 (2.86%) Line Management
11 3 (2.86%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.52%) SQL
2 13 (12.38%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.76%) Perl
4 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) VBA
7 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) ISEB
4 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.95%) CIMA
5 1 (0.95%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) CDISC
2 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) XenServer
3 1 (0.95%) Veritas File System
3 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (3.81%) Netcool
2 4 (3.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (25.71%) IBM
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle
3 10 (9.52%) ILOG
4 8 (7.62%) SAP
5 7 (6.67%) Business Objects
6 5 (4.76%) i2
7 3 (2.86%) Sybase
7 3 (2.86%) Lotus
7 3 (2.86%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.90%) Informatica
8 2 (1.90%) HP
9 1 (0.95%) Citrix
9 1 (0.95%) Sun
9 1 (0.95%) Veritas
9 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.95%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.95%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Primavera
9 1 (0.95%) VMware
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