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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 29 September 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognos
Rank 59 - 63
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% - 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £200 - £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.07 - £53.50
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
340 350 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 45.03% 49.16% 51.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 173 216
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Cognos
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Cognos as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus