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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 207 205 144
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -61
Contract jobs citing Cognos 35 37 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.42% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.86% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 39
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £320 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +57.50%
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
4407 4279 4852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.33% 48.98% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2157 2099
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
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 237 269 300
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 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 21 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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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 -7 9 £476 +41.03% 3
Berkshire -1 6 £390 -17.89%
Surrey -8 3 £375 -6.25% 4
Oxfordshire -5 2 £400 -5.88%
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 40 (47.06%) SQL
2 33 (38.82%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (34.12%) Oracle
4 27 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (28.24%) PL/SQL
6 21 (24.71%) ETL
7 17 (20.00%) Data Management
8 16 (18.82%) DataStage
9 14 (16.47%) SAP
10 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
10 13 (15.29%) SAS
10 13 (15.29%) Data Mapping
11 12 (14.12%) XML
11 12 (14.12%) Finance
11 12 (14.12%) QlikView
11 12 (14.12%) Analytics
12 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
12 11 (12.94%) Informatica
12 11 (12.94%) Spotfire
13 10 (11.76%) CRM
13 10 (11.76%) Project Management
13 10 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (11.76%) CDISC
13 10 (11.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
14 9 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (9.41%) Publishing
15 8 (9.41%) Data Integration
15 8 (9.41%) iPad
15 8 (9.41%) Big Data

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 13 (15.29%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.71%) SPSS
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.18%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (38.82%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (18.82%) DataStage
3 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
4 12 (14.12%) QlikView
5 11 (12.94%) Spotfire
6 10 (11.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 8 (9.41%) Cognos Report Studio
7 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
7 8 (9.41%) Big Data
8 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (7.06%) Cognos Query Studio
10 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (5.88%) DB2
11 4 (4.71%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 3 (3.53%) OLAP
12 3 (3.53%) Data Mart
12 3 (3.53%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (3.53%) Cognos Transformer
13 2 (2.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Toad
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.35%) Subversion
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (9.41%) Publishing
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Consultant
4 12 (14.12%) DataStage Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Cognos Developer
6 10 (11.76%) SAS Consultant
7 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
8 8 (9.41%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) DBA
10 4 (4.71%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.71%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.71%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Cognos Consultant
11 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (3.53%) Cognos Specialist
11 3 (3.53%) Product Manager
11 3 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) XML
2 5 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (2.35%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) JDBC
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.35%) MDX
3 2 (2.35%) REST
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Data Integration
1 8 (9.41%) iPad
2 2 (2.35%) Social Media
3 1 (1.18%) PMI
3 1 (1.18%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) DTV
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
1 6 (7.06%) Linux
2 5 (5.88%) UNIX
3 3 (3.53%) Windows 2000
3 3 (3.53%) Solaris
4 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (24.71%) ETL
3 17 (20.00%) Data Management
4 13 (15.29%) Data Mapping
5 12 (14.12%) Analytics
6 10 (11.76%) Project Management
6 10 (11.76%) CRM
7 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.71%) Migration
8 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.71%) ERP
8 4 (4.71%) ITIL
8 4 (4.71%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.53%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.53%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.53%) SAP Implementation
9 3 (3.53%) Change Management
9 3 (3.53%) Master Data Management
9 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.35%) Business Analytics
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.06%) SQL
2 24 (28.24%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.35%) Java
5 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.18%) C
6 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) CDISC
2 4 (4.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.18%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Oracle
2 14 (16.47%) SAP
3 11 (12.94%) Informatica
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (5.88%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.71%) IBM
6 4 (4.71%) Tableau
7 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.53%) Teradata
8 2 (2.35%) JDA
8 2 (2.35%) Manugistics
8 2 (2.35%) ILOG
9 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.18%) Primavera
9 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.18%) i2