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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 58 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Cognos 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.26% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.60%
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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
344 395 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 46.68% 51.43% 49.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 212 186
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Netezza
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Tableau
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) QualityStage
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) Inmon Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) QualityStage
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (25.00%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Netezza
1 2 (50.00%) Tableau