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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 66 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.86% 0.98% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 2.18% 2.07% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£350 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
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
275 241 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.63% 47.07% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 114 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 16
Average hourly rate £13.13 £18.97 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.81% +45.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £14.44 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £22.50 £21.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -15 6 £350 - 5
North Wales - - - -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (73.33%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (60.00%) Finance
7 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (53.33%) Change Control
8 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (33.33%) Business Objects
9 5 (33.33%) DTS
9 5 (33.33%) ETL
9 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
10 4 (26.67%) Cognos Powerplay
10 4 (26.67%) Star Schema
10 4 (26.67%) VB
10 4 (26.67%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (26.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (26.67%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (26.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (26.67%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (26.67%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (20.00%) Data Mart
12 2 (13.33%) MS Office
12 2 (13.33%) SAP
12 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (73.33%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) DTS
7 4 (26.67%) Cognos Powerplay
7 4 (26.67%) Star Schema
7 4 (26.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 4 (26.67%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (26.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 4 (26.67%) Cognos Transformer
8 3 (20.00%) Data Mart
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
10 1 (6.67%) Big Data
10 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
10 1 (6.67%) QlikView
10 1 (6.67%) BigQuery
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
1 11 (73.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (53.33%) Change Control
3 5 (33.33%) ETL
3 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VB
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Tableau
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle