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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 57 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 9 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.27% - 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% - 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-24.60% -
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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
272 274 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.53% 47.40% 44.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 152 120
Average daily rate £360 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (63.16%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (42.11%) Finance
6 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
8 6 (31.58%) Change Control
9 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (26.32%) MS Office
10 4 (21.05%) Banking
11 3 (15.79%) ETL
11 3 (15.79%) SAP
11 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
11 3 (15.79%) .NET
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle
11 3 (15.79%) DTS
11 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
11 3 (15.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (15.79%) Validation
12 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
12 2 (10.53%) VMware
12 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (10.53%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
12 2 (10.53%) Cognos Powerplay
12 2 (10.53%) Cognos Impromptu

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
3 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
3 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) DTS
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Powerplay
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (10.53%) Star Schema
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (10.53%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (5.26%) Data Mart
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
1 13 (68.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Business Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Business Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Cognos Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Cognos BI Developer
6 2 (10.53%) TM1 Developer
6 2 (10.53%) TM1 Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (31.58%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Business Objects
3 2 (10.53%) Intel