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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Cognos 11 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.84% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £386 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £231 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-76.11% +25.58%

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
1053 1252 1152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.36% 47.97% 51.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 642 573
Median daily rate £400 £411 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 33 107
Median hourly rate £16.99 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £23.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +5 6 £280 -8.19% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £405 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 13 (65.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Migration
3 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (35.00%) ETL
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) Data Transformation
7 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) DB2
8 4 (20.00%) Informix
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) Informatica
8 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
8 4 (20.00%) IBM
8 4 (20.00%) Teradata
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (15.00%) Netezza
9 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (15.00%) 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 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) DB2
4 4 (20.00%) Informix
4 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
5 2 (10.00%) MS Access
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Cognos Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Data Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Data Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 2 (10.00%) ETL Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SSIS Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Teradata Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) JSON
1 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (35.00%) ETL
4 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Data Governance
6 3 (15.00%) Data Management
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (10.00%) E-business
7 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.00%) Basel II
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (20.00%) Informatica
3 4 (20.00%) Teradata
4 3 (15.00%) Netezza
5 2 (10.00%) IDERA
5 2 (10.00%) RedGate
5 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Tableau
6 1 (5.00%) Infor