The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 2 October 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.

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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 73 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognos 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.24% 0.18% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 0.37% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.31% -
Cognos
UK

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

Vendors Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
290 271 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 35.85% 47.63% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 146 108
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.97 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.33% -2.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.70 £19.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 2 October 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales 0 10 £325 -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (70.00%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (45.00%) SQL
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (35.00%) Change Control
9 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
9 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (25.00%) DTS
9 5 (25.00%) ETL
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (20.00%) Star Schema
10 4 (20.00%) VB
10 4 (20.00%) Cognos Powerplay
10 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
10 4 (20.00%) MS Office
10 4 (20.00%) Banking
11 3 (15.00%) Validation
11 3 (15.00%) Data Mart

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (5.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) DTS
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 4 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (20.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 4 (20.00%) Cognos Transformer
7 4 (20.00%) Star Schema
7 4 (20.00%) Cognos Powerplay
8 3 (15.00%) Data Mart
9 1 (5.00%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
1 15 (75.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Business Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Business Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos BI Developer
5 2 (10.00%) TM1 Developer
5 2 (10.00%) TM1 Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) Change Control
3 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Change Management
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (20.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Intel