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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 47 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 11 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 3.48% 0.66% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £369 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £450 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £69.07 £70.00
% change year-on-year
-71.40% -1.32%

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
316 303 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 52.84% 48.17% 43.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 150 127
Median daily rate £350 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 20
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.73 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognos across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Cognos Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2017, 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 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) IDERA
7 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (14.29%) JSON
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) RedGate

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 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
6 1 (7.14%) DB2
6 1 (7.14%) Informix
6 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Cognos Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Data Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 2 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SSIS Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ERP Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Teradata Architect
5 1 (7.14%) TM1 Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) ETL
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) E-business
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Basel II
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) IDERA
2 2 (14.29%) RedGate
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) Infor
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Netezza
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Teradata