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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 125 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 8 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.90% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 1.97% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 11
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £367 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £428 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 - £82.00
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
1234 1167 1167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.12% 45.53% 48.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 575 590
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 56 110
Median hourly rate £15.43 £15.83 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.69 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.44 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Birmingham -5 5 £400 -11.11%
Shropshire -2 3 - -
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 13 (59.09%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Migration
5 5 (22.73%) Netezza
5 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) ETL
6 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 4 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (18.18%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (13.64%) Data Management
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) DataStage
8 2 (9.09%) QualityStage
8 2 (9.09%) Adobe
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle
8 2 (9.09%) MS Access
8 2 (9.09%) Content Management
8 2 (9.09%) Banking
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) CMS
8 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005

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 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (18.18%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (13.64%) DataStage
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.09%) Big Data
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.09%) MS Access
5 2 (9.09%) QualityStage
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (4.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (4.55%) QlikView
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Data Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Cognos Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Data Migration Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Excel Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration Developer
5 2 (9.09%) ETL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Cognos Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Data Management
4 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (9.09%) Content Management
5 2 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (9.09%) Data Lineage
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) VB
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Netezza
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Infor
3 1 (4.55%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau