Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 20 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 191 215
Rank change year-on-year +24 +24 -59
Contract jobs citing Cognos 35 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 1.43% 1.02% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 20
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £369
90th Percentile £531 £450 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
North West median hourly rate £66.80 £69.07 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.28% - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -8.42%

Cognos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2448 3134 3563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.01% 46.19% 41.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1467 1866 1958
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 126 180
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.13 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.72% +5.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £11.24
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.38 £46.29
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the North West

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the North West

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the North West

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in the North West

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 16 £425 +13.33% 7
Lancashire +18 13 £363 +4.69%
Cheshire +5 4 £400 +10.34%
Merseyside +5 1 £500 -
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 28 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 19 (54.29%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (42.86%) Finance
6 11 (31.43%) ETL
6 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (28.57%) Data Analysis
8 8 (22.86%) IBM
9 7 (20.00%) Banking
9 7 (20.00%) Time Management
9 7 (20.00%) Kanban
9 7 (20.00%) Tableau
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (11.43%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
11 4 (11.43%) SAS
11 4 (11.43%) Capita
11 4 (11.43%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (11.43%) Analytics
12 3 (8.57%) Data Virtualisation
12 3 (8.57%) User Stories
12 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
12 3 (8.57%) Change Management
12 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
12 3 (8.57%) Java
12 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office

Cognos
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.43%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.86%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) SAS EBI
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Analyst
3 13 (37.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 12 (34.29%) Cognos Developer
5 11 (31.43%) Cognos BI Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Data Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) SAS Data Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) TM1 Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Cognos Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Scrum Master
8 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) ETL
4 10 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) Kanban
5 7 (20.00%) Time Management
6 4 (11.43%) Analytics
6 4 (11.43%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Data Virtualisation
7 3 (8.57%) User Stories
8 2 (5.71%) Data Integration
8 2 (5.71%) Logistics
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Scrum
8 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Data Architecture
9 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.86%) SDLC
9 1 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ACCA
2 2 (5.71%) CIMA
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) IBM
2 7 (20.00%) Tableau
3 4 (11.43%) Capita
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Informatica
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle