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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 126 100
Rank change year-on-year +18 -26  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 13 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.33% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 0.69% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 18
Median daily rate £378 £430 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% -7.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £426 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 914 1451 1128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.00% 48.19% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 797 663
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -26.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 23 June 2017. 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 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 +18 6 £378 -11.17% 1
Coventry - 3 £375 - 3
Sutton Coldfield -3 1 £600 +39.53%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Cognos
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
1 15 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (32.00%) ETL
4 8 (32.00%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (28.00%) IBM
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (24.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) SAP
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.00%) Data Transformation
8 4 (16.00%) Data Governance
8 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
8 4 (16.00%) Informix
8 4 (16.00%) Informatica
8 4 (16.00%) DB2
8 4 (16.00%) Teradata
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (12.00%) OLAP
9 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL

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 3 (12.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (8.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (8.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (32.00%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (16.00%) DB2
5 4 (16.00%) Informix
5 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (12.00%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (12.00%) OLAP
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (8.00%) Data Mart
7 2 (8.00%) DataStage
7 2 (8.00%) DTS
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (8.00%) Power BI
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cognos Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Data Manager
5 2 (8.00%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SSIS Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Teradata Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos BI Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos BI Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (4.00%) DataStage Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) HR Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Report Writer
6 1 (4.00%) TM1 Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JSON
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) ETL
3 7 (28.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (24.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) Data Governance
5 4 (16.00%) Data Transformation
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (8.00%) Business Development
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) E-business
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) ABAP
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.00%) Basel II
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) IBM
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 4 (16.00%) Informatica
3 4 (16.00%) Teradata
4 3 (12.00%) Concur
4 3 (12.00%) Netezza
5 2 (8.00%) IDERA
5 2 (8.00%) RedGate
5 2 (8.00%) Tableau