Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 193 136
Rank change year-on-year +43 -57 +30
Contract jobs citing Cognos 38 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.36% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 0.76% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 20
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -28.57% +23.53%
10th Percentile £298 £202 £374
90th Percentile £525 £468 £613
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.50 - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £64.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.85% +196.55% -8.42%

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 2153 2912 2146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.51% 47.00% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1586 1073
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 93 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.10% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.32 £10.74
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.95 £33.34
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Sutton Coldfield - 13 £368 -
Birmingham +12 12 £390 +15.56%
Shropshire +18 3 £475 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry +15 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £550 -
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 21 (55.26%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (47.37%) Analytics
3 16 (42.11%) ETL
4 15 (39.47%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (39.47%) Oracle
5 13 (34.21%) OLAP
5 13 (34.21%) Pentaho
5 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
5 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
6 12 (31.58%) Oracle EDQ
6 12 (31.58%) IBM
6 12 (31.58%) ArcGIS
7 11 (28.95%) Finance
8 10 (26.32%) Migration
8 10 (26.32%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (26.32%) Database Security
8 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
8 10 (26.32%) Data Guard
8 10 (26.32%) Oracle OLAP
9 9 (23.68%) Data Management
10 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.42%) SAP
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) SQL
11 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
12 5 (13.16%) Cognos TM1
12 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
12 5 (13.16%) IBM InfoSphere

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 12 (31.58%) ArcGIS
2 3 (7.89%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.26%) SAP HR
2 2 (5.26%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (2.63%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (34.21%) OLAP
2 13 (34.21%) Pentaho
3 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
3 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (26.32%) Oracle OLAP
4 5 (13.16%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (10.53%) QlikView
5 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (5.26%) CloverETL
6 2 (5.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (5.26%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (5.26%) Data Mart
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (5.26%) PowerCenter
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) DBA
3 9 (23.68%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Administrator
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Cognos Developer
5 4 (10.53%) TM1 Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Cognos BI Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Development Manager
6 2 (5.26%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Cognos Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (47.37%) Analytics
3 16 (42.11%) ETL
4 10 (26.32%) Database Security
4 10 (26.32%) Migration
5 9 (23.68%) Data Management
6 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.26%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (5.26%) Data Analytics
9 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
9 2 (5.26%) Data Security
9 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
9 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 1 (2.63%) Business Analytics
10 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity Planning
10 1 (2.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
2 2 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle EDQ
2 10 (26.32%) Data Guard
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 12 (31.58%) IBM
3 7 (18.42%) SAP
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) ESRI
5 2 (5.26%) Informatica
5 2 (5.26%) Netezza
5 2 (5.26%) OpenText
5 2 (5.26%) Syncsort
5 2 (5.26%) Talend