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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 21 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Cognos 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.42% 1.75% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 3.09% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£550 £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 -
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -
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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
115 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 55.56% 56.73% 49.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 42
Average daily rate £459 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.68% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £180 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £175.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.71% +900.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (57.14%) Hyperion
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Xcelsius
4 1 (14.29%) Teradata
4 1 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Xcelsius
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Solutions Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) MI Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Solutions Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modeller
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Hyperion
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft