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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognos
Rank 51 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognos 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.35% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 0.72% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £17.48 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+214.73% -36.45%
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
308 279 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.35% 49.29% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 133 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 23
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.78% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (40.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Netezza
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) QualityStage

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) QualityStage
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (20.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (20.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (40.00%) Inmon Methodology
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (20.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Netezza
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (20.00%) Business Objects
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