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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 127 140 121
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 0.29% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £478 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.99% -6.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £414 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £634 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -2.12%
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
1238 1401 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.40% 43.41% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 838 586
Average daily rate £363 £360 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 81 57
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.56% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.25 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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
Dorset - 5 £516 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £400 - 8
Bristol +4 3 £345 -27.74% 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (64.00%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (56.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (24.00%) Cognos Report Studio
6 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.00%) ETL
7 4 (16.00%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (16.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Solvency II
8 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (12.00%) Information Management
8 3 (12.00%) JD Edwards
8 3 (12.00%) ERP
8 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (8.00%) Windows
9 2 (8.00%) VBA
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (8.00%) QlikView
9 2 (8.00%) Tableau
9 2 (8.00%) Alteryx

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.00%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (24.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.00%) QlikView
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (4.00%) ActiveReports
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) ERwin
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Cognos Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Cognos BI Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) TM1 Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Cognos Support
7 2 (8.00%) Report Developer
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Teradata Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Teradata Programmer
8 1 (4.00%) TM1 Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Tester
8 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Test Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.00%) ETL
2 4 (16.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Information Management
3 3 (12.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VBA
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Tableau
3 2 (8.00%) Alteryx
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Informatica
4 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.00%) Teradata
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