The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 20 October 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 Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 253 - 248
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% - 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.044% - 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£495 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - -
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England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4502 4263 4692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.96% 49.06% 49.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2153 2046
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 248 305
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Cognizant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cognizant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cognizant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cognizant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
Buckinghamshire - 2 £495 - 2
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cognizant
England

Cognizant
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Netezza
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Netezza