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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 193 194 145
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -49
Contract jobs citing Cognos 47 40 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.47% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 1.09% 0.96% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 42
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £298 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £398
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.92% +57.50%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4326 4156 4808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.13% 49.13% 48.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2067 2057
Average daily rate £350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 298 335
Average hourly rate £16.14 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £160 -52.59% 1
Berkshire +1 10 £390 -17.89%
Hampshire -14 5 £475 +34.75% 6
Surrey -13 3 £375 -12.79% 4
Oxfordshire 0 2 £400 +10.34% 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Kent - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (45.65%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (41.30%) SQL
3 36 (39.13%) Oracle
3 36 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (26.09%) ETL
5 22 (23.91%) PL/SQL
5 22 (23.91%) SAP
5 22 (23.91%) DataStage
6 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 15 (16.30%) Data Management
8 13 (14.13%) QlikView
9 12 (13.04%) Informatica
10 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
10 11 (11.96%) Business Objects
10 11 (11.96%) Finance
10 11 (11.96%) Analytics
11 10 (10.87%) Data Mapping
11 10 (10.87%) SAS
11 10 (10.87%) CRM
11 10 (10.87%) Project Management
11 10 (10.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (10.87%) Data Modelling
12 9 (9.78%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (9.78%) Publishing
12 9 (9.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database
13 8 (8.70%) Big Data
13 8 (8.70%) Data Integration
13 8 (8.70%) iPad
13 8 (8.70%) Spotfire

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (10.87%) SAS
2 2 (2.17%) IIS
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) SPSS
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.09%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.09%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.09%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (45.65%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (23.91%) DataStage
3 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
4 13 (14.13%) QlikView
5 9 (9.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database
6 8 (8.70%) Big Data
6 8 (8.70%) Spotfire
7 7 (7.61%) Cognos Report Studio
8 6 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (6.52%) Cognos Query Studio
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (5.43%) OLAP
10 4 (4.35%) MS Access
10 4 (4.35%) SAP BW
10 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (4.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 3 (3.26%) Cognos Transformer
11 3 (3.26%) SAP BI
11 3 (3.26%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Toad
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) Selenium
4 1 (1.09%) ERwin
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (9.78%) Publishing
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) German Language
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Developer
1 27 (29.35%) Analyst
2 15 (16.30%) Project Manager
3 14 (15.22%) Consultant
4 12 (13.04%) DataStage Developer
5 11 (11.96%) Business Analyst
5 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) SAS Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Cognos Developer
9 5 (5.43%) DBA
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Information Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Cognos Consultant
10 4 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) XML
2 3 (3.26%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) JDBC
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Data Integration
1 8 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (2.17%) Social Media
3 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.09%) PMI
3 1 (1.09%) NHS
3 1 (1.09%) DTV
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Windows
1 6 (6.52%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) UNIX
3 3 (3.26%) Windows 2000
3 3 (3.26%) Solaris
4 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (26.09%) ETL
3 15 (16.30%) Data Management
4 11 (11.96%) Analytics
5 10 (10.87%) Data Mapping
5 10 (10.87%) CRM
5 10 (10.87%) Project Management
5 10 (10.87%) Data Modelling
6 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
6 5 (5.43%) Migration
6 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.35%) ERP
7 4 (4.35%) ITIL
7 4 (4.35%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (4.35%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.26%) Master Data Management
8 3 (3.26%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.26%) Change Management
9 2 (2.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.30%) SQL
2 22 (23.91%) PL/SQL
3 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.17%) Java
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) PHP
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) CDISC
2 4 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.09%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Oracle
2 22 (23.91%) SAP
3 12 (13.04%) Informatica
4 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.96%) Business Objects
5 9 (9.78%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (5.43%) Tableau
7 3 (3.26%) IBM
7 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.26%) Teradata
8 2 (2.17%) JDA
8 2 (2.17%) Manugistics
9 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.09%) i2
9 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.09%) Primavera
9 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
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