The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 54 50 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.21% 1.07% 2.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 2.71% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £178 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.18% -45.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -16.36%
Cognos
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
208 221 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 42.89% 39.53% 46.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 134 81
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £10.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the South Wales region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
Cardiff +7 1 £350 +97.18% 2
Newport - - - -
Cognos
Wales

Cognos
Top 22 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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