The table below looks at the statistics for Cognos Powerplay 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 Powerplay over the 3 months to 31 August 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Cognos Powerplay
Rank 629 606 569
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -37
Contract jobs citing Cognos Powerplay 2 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.011% 0.030%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.015% 0.050% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £445 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
13400 11968 11662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 21.50% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8804 7393 7211
Average daily rate £401 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 179 204
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £13.04 £16.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.00 £50.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

Cognos Powerplay
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cognos Powerplay Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cognos Powerplay
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cognos Powerplay Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cognos Powerplay
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cognos Powerplay Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cognos Powerplay
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos Powerplay within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Wales -8 2 £338 +3.84%
South Wales -10 2 £338 +3.84%
Cardiff -12 2 £338 +3.84%

Cognos Powerplay
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cognos Powerplay 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 Powerplay.

1 5 (100.00%) Cognos
1 5 (100.00%) Cognos Transformer
2 4 (80.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (60.00%) DTS
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (60.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Data Mart
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (40.00%) Star Schema
4 2 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (20.00%) ReportNet
5 1 (20.00%) Multidimensional Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Teradata
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) .NET

Cognos Powerplay
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cognos Powerplay 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 Powerplay. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Cognos Transformer
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (60.00%) DTS
3 3 (60.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (60.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Star Schema
4 2 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (40.00%) Data Mart
5 1 (20.00%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (20.00%) ReportNet
5 1 (20.00%) Cognos Event Studio
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Database Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Multidimensional Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata