The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 61 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Cognos 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.49% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.99% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £356 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £398
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.92% +57.50%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
339 304 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.61% 49.67% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 146 137
Average daily rate £320 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £469 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 17
Average hourly rate £11.85 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Cognos
West Midlands

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 31 July 2014, 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 17 (85.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Cognos TM1
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) Data Management
6 5 (25.00%) Cognos Controller
6 5 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (25.00%) VBA
6 5 (25.00%) IBM
6 5 (25.00%) JD Edwards
6 5 (25.00%) Agresso
6 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (25.00%) Analytics
7 4 (20.00%) User Stories
7 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (20.00%) Use Case
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.00%) Banking
8 3 (15.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.00%) ETL
8 3 (15.00%) Business Objects
8 3 (15.00%) UML
8 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (10.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (10.00%) Change Control

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (25.00%) Cognos Controller
2 5 (25.00%) Agresso
3 3 (15.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 17 (85.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) VBA Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Excel Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Excel VBA Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos BI Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Testing Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Data Management
2 5 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) User Stories
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) JD Edwards
3 3 (15.00%) Business Objects