The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 29 April 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 Cognizant Technology Solutions.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognizant
Rank 613 594 574
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -20
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 8 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.010% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.022% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
Average daily rate £413 £438 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £308 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £568 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £275 £358
% change year-on-year
+47.72% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cognizant
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22456 22937 22484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.84% 45.31% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 13285 12927
Average daily rate £413 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 996 1000
Average hourly rate £18.28 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.04 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognizant across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognizant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cognizant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognizant across the England region.

Cognizant Daily Rate Trend in England

Cognizant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognizant across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cognizant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -11 4 £413 +50.00% 41
London -11 3 £501 -16.45% 24
West Midlands - 1 £345 - 8
Cognizant
UK

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cognizant 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 Cognizant.

1 21 (77.78%) Unix
2 19 (70.37%) AIX
3 16 (59.26%) Finance
4 13 (48.15%) IBM
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 12 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (37.04%) Oracle
7 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 9 (33.33%) Linux
7 9 (33.33%) Informatica
7 9 (33.33%) DataStage
7 9 (33.33%) Netezza
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database
8 8 (29.63%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) NFS
9 7 (25.93%) Veritas
9 7 (25.93%) Solaris
9 7 (25.93%) Service Management
9 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (25.93%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (25.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (22.22%) SLA
11 5 (18.52%) CMDB
11 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
12 3 (11.11%) Front Office
12 3 (11.11%) FileNet
12 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
12 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.11%) WebSphere

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cognizant 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 Cognizant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) FileNet
1 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) DataStage
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Front Office
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) DBA
1 12 (44.44%) Production DBA
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle Production DBA
2 9 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 7 (25.93%) Administrator
4 6 (22.22%) Unix Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (11.11%) C++ Developer
6 3 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (11.11%) Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Linux Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Unix Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (11.11%) STL
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) CMDB
2 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Unix
2 19 (70.37%) AIX
3 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) Performance Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Document Management
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Low Latency
4 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) UML
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) NFS
1 7 (25.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) IBM
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) Informatica
3 9 (33.33%) Netezza
4 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
4 7 (25.93%) Veritas
5 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
6 3 (11.11%) Vignette
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) VMware