The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 130 110 122
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing Cognos 12 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.57% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 1.38% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate
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£444 £344 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £476 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
- +9.96%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1271 1015 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.88% 41.39% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 596 655
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 65 75
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £31.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the South West region.

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Bristol -7 3 £469 +36.36% 3
Somerset - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (44.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.11%) Banking
5 2 (11.11%) QlikView
5 2 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 2 (11.11%) Tableau
5 2 (11.11%) Alteryx
5 2 (11.11%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Teradata
5 2 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Windows
5 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
5 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) SAS
6 1 (5.56%) Informatica

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) QlikView
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) ERwin
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Cognos Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Cognos BI Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Cognos Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Teradata Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Tableau
2 2 (11.11%) Alteryx
2 2 (11.11%) Teradata
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
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