The table below looks at the statistics for Cognos Impromptu skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos Impromptu over the 3 months to 19 September 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Cognos Impromptu
Rank 609 579 600
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs citing Cognos Impromptu 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.025% 0.059% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£238 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £323 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11910 11800 11987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.68% 22.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 7332 6837
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 198 331
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

Cognos Impromptu
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos Impromptu within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Cognos Impromptu Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cognos Impromptu
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos Impromptu within the UK.

Cognos Impromptu Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cognos Impromptu
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos Impromptu within the UK.

Cognos Impromptu Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cognos Impromptu
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos Impromptu within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England -14 2 £238 -26.35% 3
East Midlands +3 1 - -
London - 1 £238 - 2
Southampton - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Derby - - - -

Cognos Impromptu
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cognos Impromptu 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 Impromptu.

1 11 (73.33%) Cognos
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) MS Office
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (33.33%) WAN
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) Intel
5 5 (33.33%) SAN
5 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 5 (33.33%) Terminal Services
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) ARCserve
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) Time Management
6 4 (26.67%) ResourceLink
6 4 (26.67%) i-GRasp
6 4 (26.67%) Northgate
6 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint

Cognos Impromptu
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cognos Impromptu 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 Impromptu. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) ResourceLink
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (6.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Release Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Programmer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Database Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Perl Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Perl Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cognos
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Intel
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) i-GRasp
4 4 (26.67%) Northgate
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Dell