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 27 April 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 Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognizant
Rank 578 564 517
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -47
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 5 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.036% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.022% 0.080% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £358 -
% change year-on-year
-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
22969 22637 19928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 45.64% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13304 13014 10925
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1001 1113
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
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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
London -26 2 £600 +45.45% 4
South East -20 1 £275 -23.07% 15
East of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Cognizant
UK

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 6 (30.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) ATM
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Coaching
4 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Publishing
4 2 (10.00%) QA
4 2 (10.00%) PMP
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.00%) PMI
5 1 (5.00%) SLA
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe
5 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (5.00%) Process Management
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) RUP
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mining

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Deployment Manager
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Project Implementation Manager
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Deployment Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Implementation Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ERP Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) JSP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) JSR 170
1 1 (5.00%) WCF
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) CSS3
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (5.00%) Informatics
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Coaching
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) People Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Process Management
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) RUP
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) SOA
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (10.00%) PMP
3 1 (5.00%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.00%) GMP
2 1 (5.00%) GxP
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) Planview