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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 132 109 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing Cognos 12 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.63% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 1.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Median daily rate £363 £575 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.95% +37.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £367 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £622 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.07 - £53.50
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
1508 1102 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.01% 43.59% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 527 601
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 80 88
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £11.00 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.44 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -14 3 £375 -34.78%
Birmingham - 3 £200 - 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Netezza
3 6 (27.27%) ETL
3 6 (27.27%) IBM
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (22.73%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (22.73%) QlikView
4 5 (22.73%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Coaching
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) DataStage
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) QualityStage
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Data Lineage
7 2 (9.09%) CMS
7 2 (9.09%) Content Management
7 2 (9.09%) Banking
7 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (9.09%) Big Data

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (22.73%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (22.73%) QlikView
3 4 (18.18%) DataStage
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (13.64%) QualityStage
5 2 (9.09%) Big Data
6 1 (4.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) ETL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Cognos Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (27.27%) ETL
3 4 (18.18%) Coaching
3 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (13.64%) Data Lineage
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Content Management
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Mapping
6 1 (4.55%) Data Security
6 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
1 6 (27.27%) Netezza
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau