The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 116 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.61% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 1.31% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 9
Average daily rate
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- £401 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £20.00
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1191 914 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.54% 46.47% 48.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 390 471
Average daily rate £325 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 70 81
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Cognos
England

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
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 24 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham -4 2 - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 21 (56.76%) SQL
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 18 (48.65%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (32.43%) Cognos TM1
4 11 (29.73%) Oracle
5 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
5 9 (24.32%) IBM
6 7 (18.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (18.92%) ETL
6 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (16.22%) Teradata
7 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Data Management
7 6 (16.22%) Analytics
8 5 (13.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (13.51%) Cognos Controller
8 5 (13.51%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
8 5 (13.51%) JD Edwards
8 5 (13.51%) Agresso
8 5 (13.51%) VBA
9 4 (10.81%) Business Objects
9 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.81%) Use Case
9 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.81%) Cognos Transformer
9 4 (10.81%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (10.81%) User Stories
10 3 (8.11%) IBM InfoSphere

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.41%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Cognos TM1
2 7 (18.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.51%) Cognos Controller
3 5 (13.51%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Cognos Transformer
4 4 (10.81%) Cognos Report Studio
5 3 (8.11%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.11%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 3 (8.11%) ReportNet
5 3 (8.11%) Cognos Powerplay
6 2 (5.41%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (5.41%) Informix
6 2 (5.41%) DataStage
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.41%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (2.70%) Cognos Event Studio
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (2.70%) OLAP
7 1 (2.70%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Cognos Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Financial Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Excel VBA Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Excel Developer
4 5 (13.51%) VBA Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Cognos BI Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Cognos Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (5.41%) MI Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.70%) XML
1 1 (2.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (18.92%) ETL
3 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
3 6 (16.22%) Data Management
3 6 (16.22%) Analytics
4 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.81%) Use Case
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) User Stories
5 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.11%) UML
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Release Management
6 2 (5.41%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VBA
3 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) IBM
3 6 (16.22%) Teradata
4 5 (13.51%) JD Edwards
5 4 (10.81%) Business Objects
6 3 (8.11%) Netezza
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) StreamServe