The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognizant
Rank - 144 135
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Vendors category - 0.067% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 - £285
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cognizant
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1540 1502 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.07% 46.13% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 760 570
Average daily rate £381 £376 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 101 75
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cognizant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cognizant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cognizant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (66.67%) EAI
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (66.67%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Resource Management
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) Reference Data
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Tumbleweed
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Pega
1 2 (66.67%) Sonic ESB
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (66.67%) Sonic ESB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Case Management
1 2 (66.67%) EAI
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Resource Management
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Pega
1 2 (66.67%) Tumbleweed
1 2 (66.67%) VMware