The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 55 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.30% 0.50% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 1.09% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £450 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £400 £416
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £69.07 £55.00 £17.48
% change year-on-year
+25.58% +214.73%
Cognos
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
313 274 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.07% 46.05% 51.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 138 142
Average daily rate £363 £360 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +14.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.06 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognos across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognos Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Cognos
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognos across the Birmingham region.

Cognos Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Cognos
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Cognos Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Cognos
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Report Studio

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos BI Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL BI Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle