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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognos
Rank 61 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Cognos 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£419 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.50 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -
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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
392 317 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.85% 48.10% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 192 152
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.70 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.10 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) VBA
5 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (22.22%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Data Management
6 4 (22.22%) JD Edwards
6 4 (22.22%) Agresso
6 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (22.22%) IBM
6 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (22.22%) Business Objects
6 4 (22.22%) Analytics
7 3 (16.67%) User Stories
7 3 (16.67%) ETL
7 3 (16.67%) Use Case
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
8 2 (11.11%) Project Management

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (22.22%) Cognos Controller
2 4 (22.22%) Agresso
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) VBA Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Excel Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Excel VBA Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Cognos BI Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Testing Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Data Management
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) Use Case
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) JD Edwards
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 4 (22.22%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) SAP