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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 118 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Cognos 4 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 1.22% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -
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
1279 898 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.96% 43.32% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 462 517
Average daily rate £330 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 51 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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
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 18 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham 0 2 £419 +24.07% 2
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (30.77%) ETL
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) IBM
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (23.08%) VBA
8 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (19.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (15.38%) Analytics
9 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
9 4 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (15.38%) Cognos Controller
9 4 (15.38%) Data Management
9 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
9 4 (15.38%) JD Edwards
9 4 (15.38%) Agresso
10 3 (11.54%) DataStage
10 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
10 3 (11.54%) Banking
10 3 (11.54%) Netezza
10 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (7.69%) User Stories

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (15.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (15.38%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (11.54%) DataStage
4 2 (7.69%) Informix
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos Powerplay
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (7.69%) ReportNet
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (3.85%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (3.85%) OLAP
5 1 (3.85%) QualityStage
5 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) VBA Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Excel Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Excel VBA Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Cognos Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Cognos Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Cognos BI Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (30.77%) ETL
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Data Management
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Use Case
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) User Stories
6 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.85%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) VBA
3 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 4 (15.38%) JD Edwards
4 3 (11.54%) Netezza
5 2 (7.69%) StreamServe
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Teradata