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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 65 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.37% 2.74% 1.76%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 5.36% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £390 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £450 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year
+56.09% +53.55%
Cognos
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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
392 336 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 47.92% 51.22% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 183 92
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £168 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.53 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ETL
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
3 3 (50.00%) Tableau
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Netezza
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) QualityStage
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) PowerPivot
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) QualityStage
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (16.67%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ETL
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Change Data Capture
3 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Tableau
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Netezza
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle