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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 67 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.44% 1.78% 1.79%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 4.02% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £345 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -41.75%
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
324 224 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 47.37% 44.36% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 113 118
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £15.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £90.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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
South Wales -19 2 £350 +7.69% 2
North Wales - - - -
Cognos
UK

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (92.86%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (85.71%) SQL
4 11 (78.57%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (57.14%) Change Control
7 7 (50.00%) Finance
8 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
8 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (35.71%) Data Analysis
9 5 (35.71%) Business Objects
9 5 (35.71%) DTS
9 5 (35.71%) ETL
10 4 (28.57%) Star Schema
10 4 (28.57%) VB
10 4 (28.57%) Cognos Powerplay
10 4 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (28.57%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (28.57%) Cognos Transformer
11 3 (21.43%) Data Mart
11 3 (21.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (7.14%) Google
13 1 (7.14%) Spotfire

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (78.57%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) DTS
6 4 (28.57%) Star Schema
6 4 (28.57%) Cognos Powerplay
6 4 (28.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 4 (28.57%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (28.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (28.57%) Cognos Transformer
7 3 (21.43%) Data Mart
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (7.14%) Spotfire
9 1 (7.14%) QlikView
9 1 (7.14%) BigQuery
9 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
9 1 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Developer Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (57.14%) Change Control
3 5 (35.71%) Data Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VB
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau