The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 20 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.36% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 0.99% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+39.13% +17.94%
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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 Midlands region.

Vendors Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
88 101 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 59.86% 50.25% 51.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 32
Average daily rate £400 £425 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the Midlands region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Cognos
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Teradata
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Xcelsius
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Star Schema

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Xcelsius
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Star Schema
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Report Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modeller
1 1 (33.33%) Developer Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cognos Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Report Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Designer
1 1 (33.33%) TM1 Developer
1 1 (33.33%) TM1 Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Teradata
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects