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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 96 100 85
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Cognos 23 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% 1.52% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £363 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+32.92% +53.55%
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
1079 1185 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.80% 50.58% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 542 364
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 95 83
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.90 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.45 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 July 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 July 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 +16 8 £450 -
Warwickshire +1 4 £475 -
Birmingham -13 2 £275 -35.29% 5
Solihull - 1 £525 -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (70.73%) Finance
2 23 (56.10%) IBM
3 21 (51.22%) IBM InfoSphere
4 18 (43.90%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (36.59%) Netezza
6 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
6 9 (21.95%) SAP
7 8 (19.51%) Data Mapping
8 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
8 7 (17.07%) Business Objects
8 7 (17.07%) ETL
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) SDLC
10 5 (12.20%) Change Data Capture
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Migration
10 5 (12.20%) ITIL
10 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.76%) DSDM
11 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
11 4 (9.76%) UML
11 4 (9.76%) RAD
11 4 (9.76%) RUP
11 4 (9.76%) Analytics
11 4 (9.76%) BPMN
11 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
11 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
11 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.32%) SAS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP SD
1 2 (4.88%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.88%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (51.22%) IBM InfoSphere
2 9 (21.95%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) SAP BW
5 2 (4.88%) QualityStage
6 1 (2.44%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.44%) DataStage
6 1 (2.44%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (70.73%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
4 7 (17.07%) Architect
5 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
7 4 (9.76%) Management Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Project Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Financial Business Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Release Manager
9 2 (4.88%) Development Manager
9 2 (4.88%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 2 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.88%) XML
1 2 (4.88%) Flash
1 2 (4.88%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) WCF
2 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.32%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.88%) FMCG
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (21.95%) Data Modelling
3 8 (19.51%) Data Mapping
4 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
4 7 (17.07%) ETL
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
6 5 (12.20%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (9.76%) Analytics
7 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
7 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.76%) BPMN
7 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.76%) UML
7 4 (9.76%) RAD
7 4 (9.76%) RUP
7 4 (9.76%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.88%) ABAP
4 1 (2.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
1 2 (4.88%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) IBM
2 15 (36.59%) Netezza
3 9 (21.95%) SAP
4 7 (17.07%) Business Objects
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle
6 3 (7.32%) Tableau
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