The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cognos
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 69 65
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cognos 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.97% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 2.11% 0.68% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £378 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.17% +54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.06 £20.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -21.65% -24.77%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 285 440 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.27% 53.99% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 290 219
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 25
Median hourly rate £14.22 £11.80 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.46% -39.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in Birmingham

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Birmingham

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognos in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (18.18%) Power BI
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) DTS
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Informix
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) DB2
6 1 (9.09%) OLAP
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (9.09%) ABAP

Cognos
Co-occurring 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 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) DTS
4 2 (18.18%) Power BI
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (9.09%) Data Mart
5 1 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (9.09%) Informix
5 1 (9.09%) OLAP
5 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Data Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Cognos Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos BI Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos BI Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Report Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Report Writer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) MDX
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Data Management
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Business Development
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) E-business
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
3 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) ABAP
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Basel II
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Concur
3 1 (9.09%) IDERA
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) Netezza
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) RedGate
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata