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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 99 121 90
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -31
Contract jobs citing Cognos 18 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.041% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 0.084% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 6
Average daily rate
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£475 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £475
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 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -34.92%
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
1042 1194 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.31% 48.64% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 562 392
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 85 71
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.45 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.63 £28.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire - 3 £475 -
Birmingham +4 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £525 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 28 (77.78%) Finance
2 22 (61.11%) IBM
3 19 (52.78%) IBM InfoSphere
4 16 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (41.67%) Netezza
6 7 (19.44%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
7 6 (16.67%) ETL
7 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 6 (16.67%) Data Mapping
7 6 (16.67%) SDLC
8 5 (13.89%) Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) SQL
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.11%) SAP
9 4 (11.11%) ITIL
9 4 (11.11%) UML
9 4 (11.11%) RAD
9 4 (11.11%) RUP
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.11%) DSDM
9 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
9 4 (11.11%) BPMN
9 4 (11.11%) Analytics
10 3 (8.33%) Change Data Capture

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (8.33%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (19.44%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) QlikView
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.78%) DataStage
5 1 (2.78%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (77.78%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Architect
2 9 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Financial Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Project Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Management Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) XML
1 2 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.78%) MDX
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
3 6 (16.67%) ETL
3 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (16.67%) Data Mapping
3 6 (16.67%) SDLC
4 5 (13.89%) Project Management
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) UML
5 4 (11.11%) RAD
5 4 (11.11%) RUP
5 4 (11.11%) DSDM
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 4 (11.11%) BPMN
5 4 (11.11%) Analytics
6 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) IBM
2 15 (41.67%) Netezza
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) SAP
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) Tableau