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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 121 102 87
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.83% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 1.73% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 13
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £297 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £555 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £32.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-35.93% +56.09%
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
1400 1211 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.59% 47.94% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 709 530
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 74 82
Median hourly rate £13.87 £21.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.22% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £430 -
Birmingham +3 2 - - 2
Warwickshire -6 1 £591 +24.42%
Coventry -12 1 £500 +11.11% 1
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (61.76%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (44.12%) ETL
2 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
3 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 14 (41.18%) IBM
4 13 (38.24%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (38.24%) Finance
5 12 (35.29%) Analytics
6 10 (29.41%) QlikView
6 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 10 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (26.47%) IBM InfoSphere
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle OLAP
8 6 (17.65%) OLAP
8 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
9 5 (14.71%) DataStage
9 5 (14.71%) QualityStage
9 5 (14.71%) Netezza
9 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
9 5 (14.71%) Database Security
9 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
9 5 (14.71%) Oracle EDQ
9 5 (14.71%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
10 4 (11.76%) Coaching
10 4 (11.76%) Change Data Capture
10 4 (11.76%) Data Governance

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 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SPSS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
1 2 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (29.41%) QlikView
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 9 (26.47%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (17.65%) OLAP
4 6 (17.65%) Oracle OLAP
5 5 (14.71%) Cognos Report Studio
5 5 (14.71%) DataStage
5 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
5 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
5 5 (14.71%) QualityStage
6 2 (5.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (5.88%) Cognos Event Studio
6 2 (5.88%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (5.88%) SAP BI
6 2 (5.88%) Spotfire
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Cognos Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Data Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) DBA
3 5 (14.71%) ETL Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Report Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Report Writer
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Cognos BI Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Cognos Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) HR Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.94%) Economics
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (44.12%) ETL
3 12 (35.29%) Analytics
4 6 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 5 (14.71%) Database Security
6 4 (11.76%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (11.76%) Coaching
6 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 4 (11.76%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) Front End Development
8 2 (5.88%) Line Management
8 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) IBM
3 5 (14.71%) Netezza
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) SAP
5 2 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (5.88%) Tableau
5 2 (5.88%) TIBCO