Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 171 139
Rank change year-on-year +16 -32 +11
Contract jobs citing Cognos 36 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.40% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 0.87% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 14
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £360 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -16.52% +2.99%
10th Percentile £288 £216 £295
90th Percentile £525 £448 £567
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £49.00 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £19.75 £69.07
% change year-on-year +89.87% -71.41% -9.12%

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 2,063 2,405 2,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.11% 45.43% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,235 1,310 1,183
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 93 98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -8.68% +5.59%
10th Percentile £10.12 £10.61 £10.06
90th Percentile £48.75 £29.70 £32.73
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.34%

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 22 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognos in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 February 2018. 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
Birmingham -15 10 £363 +7.41% 4
Warwickshire +9 7 £500 +23.46%
Shropshire +2 7 £450 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £349 -
Coventry - 3 £425 - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £550 - 1
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 16 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (36.11%) ETL
5 12 (33.33%) Analytics
6 9 (25.00%) IBM
7 8 (22.22%) Data Modelling
8 7 (19.44%) SAP
9 6 (16.67%) Data Management
9 6 (16.67%) Migration
9 6 (16.67%) OLAP
9 6 (16.67%) DataStage
9 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (13.89%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
11 4 (11.11%) Logistics
11 4 (11.11%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
11 4 (11.11%) ArcGIS
11 4 (11.11%) JDA
11 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
11 4 (11.11%) Pentaho
11 4 (11.11%) Data Analytics
11 4 (11.11%) RedPrairie
11 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (11.11%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.56%) SAP HR
4 1 (2.78%) OPENContractor
4 1 (2.78%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (16.67%) DataStage
2 6 (16.67%) OLAP
3 4 (11.11%) Pentaho
4 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Cognos Query Studio
5 2 (5.56%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (5.56%) QlikView
6 1 (2.78%) CloverETL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (2.78%) ZAP BI
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Cognos Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) DataStage Developer
4 4 (11.11%) TM1 Developer
5 3 (8.33%) DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) HR Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Analytics Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Cognos BI Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Report Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared DBA
7 1 (2.78%) TM1 Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (36.11%) ETL
3 12 (33.33%) Analytics
4 8 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.67%) Data Management
5 6 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Logistics
6 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Database Security
8 2 (5.56%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
9 1 (2.78%) Data Security
9 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) ABAP
2 2 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (2.78%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) SAP
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle
4 4 (11.11%) JDA
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) RedPrairie
5 3 (8.33%) Netezza
6 2 (5.56%) Concur
7 1 (2.78%) Capita
7 1 (2.78%) Castleton
7 1 (2.78%) Civica
7 1 (2.78%) ESRI
7 1 (2.78%) Informatica
7 1 (2.78%) Oneserve
7 1 (2.78%) OpenText
7 1 (2.78%) Syncsort
7 1 (2.78%) Talend