The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 567 540 559
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 20 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.008% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.077% 0.018% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 6
Average daily rate £425 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cognizant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cognizant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cognizant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cognizant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognizant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cognizant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -72 19 £425 - 46
London -7 17 £425 - 19
City of London -10 4 £538 - 5
South East -14 2 £358 - 20
Milton Keynes - 2 £358 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £358 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Luton - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 3
Scotland - - - - 2

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Telemarketing
3 4 (14.81%) Marketing
3 4 (14.81%) Business Development
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.81%) B2B
4 3 (11.11%) MS Office
4 3 (11.11%) TOWER Software
4 3 (11.11%) Middleware
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) C
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) ISEB

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (14.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SSL
1 1 (3.70%) ATM
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) SMTP
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.70%) QlikView
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) ANTLR
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Change Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (3.70%) UML Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Coordinator
4 1 (3.70%) Online Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Swing
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) EMV
2 1 (3.70%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (3.70%) EFT
2 1 (3.70%) EFTPOS
2 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.70%) APACS
2 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.70%) Tandem
2 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) Validation
2 4 (14.81%) Telemarketing
2 4 (14.81%) Business Development
2 4 (14.81%) B2B
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) UML
5 1 (3.70%) RUP
5 1 (3.70%) ETL
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C
1 2 (7.41%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.70%) GAMP
1 1 (3.70%) GMP
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) TOWER Software
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) Sage
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.70%) VocaLink
3 1 (3.70%) TSYS
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