The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cognos
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category - - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 238 478 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.43% 47.19% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 273 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +12.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.14 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in Cheshire

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Cheshire

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (33.33%) Business Forecasting
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ETL

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) TM1 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Business Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Hyperion
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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