Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cognos
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 150 178
Rank change year-on-year -49 +28 -35
Contract jobs citing Cognos 9 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.80% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 1.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 13
West Midlands median daily rate £466 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.71% +18.06% -20.00%
10th Percentile £409 £290 £216
90th Percentile £569 £525 £448
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £49.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% +89.87% -71.41%

Cognos is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,202 2,025 2,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.74% 42.68% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,222 1,208 1,316
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £225 £208 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 84 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.93% -8.90%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.31 £10.60
90th Percentile £35.68 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Cognos as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in the West Midlands

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in the West Midlands

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognos in the West Midlands

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos 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 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +4 3 £466 -6.75%
Birmingham +8 2 £525 +44.83% 2
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 9 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (55.56%) Power BI
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) ETL
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (33.33%) Data Mart
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (33.33%) Data Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Logistics
5 3 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (33.33%) FMCG
5 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (33.33%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) Google
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle

Cognos
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (55.56%) Power BI
3 3 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (33.33%) Data Mart
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (11.11%) DataStage
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Database Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos BI Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Power BI Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (11.11%) TM1 Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 3 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Logistics
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Data Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle