The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 100 84 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing Cognos 18 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 1.17% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 2.38% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £310 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+142.93% -40.12%
Cognos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1327 1092 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.82% 49.19% 47.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 518 359
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 74 128
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.85 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.80% -40.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cognos
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cognos
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -8 5 £388 -11.42%
Birmingham -9 5 £350 -17.64% 3
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 9 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 8 (29.63%) ETL
4 8 (29.63%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) IBM InfoSphere
5 6 (22.22%) MS Office
6 5 (18.52%) SAP
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
6 5 (18.52%) Banking
6 5 (18.52%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (18.52%) Netezza
6 5 (18.52%) Data Mapping
6 5 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (14.81%) Cognos Transformer
7 4 (14.81%) Line Management
7 4 (14.81%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
8 3 (11.11%) Retail
8 3 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 3 (11.11%) Analytics

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) BPCS
1 2 (7.41%) SAP SD
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (29.63%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.81%) Cognos Transformer
3 4 (14.81%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.41%) DTS
4 2 (7.41%) SAP BW
4 2 (7.41%) QualityStage
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (7.41%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) MarkLogic
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
4 2 (7.41%) Automotive
4 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Data Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (7.41%) MI Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Development Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SAP FI Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) SAP CO Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) Flash
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.41%) FMCG
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 8 (29.63%) ETL
4 5 (18.52%) Data Mapping
4 5 (18.52%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (14.81%) Line Management
5 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Inmon Methodology
6 3 (11.11%) Analytics
6 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (7.41%) Data Transformation
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.41%) ERP
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) ABAP
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) IBM
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Netezza
3 5 (18.52%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Tableau
6 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.70%) Teradata
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