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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 100 100 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Cognos 25 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.50% 1.42%
As % of the Vendors category 2.04% 1.01% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 22
Average daily rate £413 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £338 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
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
1224 1092 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.17% 50.07% 48.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 554 481
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 106 57
Average hourly rate £15.80 £18.00 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.00 £138.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Sutton Coldfield - 7 - -
Birmingham -3 4 £305 -30.28% 2
Cognos
England

Cognos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 25 (54.35%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (50.00%) IBM
4 20 (43.48%) ETL
4 20 (43.48%) IBM InfoSphere
5 17 (36.96%) Oracle
6 16 (34.78%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (32.61%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
8 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
8 13 (28.26%) Netezza
9 12 (26.09%) SQL
10 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.57%) Dimensional Modelling
12 8 (17.39%) Data Governance
12 8 (17.39%) Oracle OLAP
12 8 (17.39%) Migration
12 8 (17.39%) OLAP
13 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.22%) Data Quality
14 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
14 6 (13.04%) Analytics
14 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
15 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
15 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
15 5 (10.87%) QlikView
15 5 (10.87%) Database Security
15 5 (10.87%) Oracle EDQ
15 5 (10.87%) Pentaho

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) IBM InfoSphere
2 16 (34.78%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (32.61%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
5 8 (17.39%) OLAP
5 8 (17.39%) Oracle OLAP
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
7 5 (10.87%) Pentaho
7 5 (10.87%) QlikView
8 4 (8.70%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (8.70%) DataStage
8 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.70%) QualityStage
9 2 (4.35%) Big Data
9 2 (4.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Data Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) DBA
5 5 (10.87%) ETL Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (10.87%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Cognos Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Data Modeller
6 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Cognos BI Developer
7 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared DBA
8 2 (4.35%) Cognos Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Financial Services Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Flash
1 1 (2.17%) MDX
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) XML
1 1 (2.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (43.48%) ETL
3 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
4 9 (19.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 8 (17.39%) Data Governance
5 8 (17.39%) Migration
6 6 (13.04%) Analytics
6 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) Database Security
7 5 (10.87%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.70%) ITIL
8 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (6.52%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (6.52%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (6.52%) Test Management
10 2 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) Data Quality
2 4 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) IBM
2 17 (36.96%) Oracle
3 13 (28.26%) Netezza
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.17%) Talend
5 1 (2.17%) Teradata