The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognizant
Rank 556 550 524
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 15 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.018% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.065% 0.040% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate
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£452 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £467 £295 -
% change year-on-year
+58.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £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 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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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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
England -12 15 £452 +0.50% 24
London +24 14 £438 -27.08% 8
Surrey +1 1 £467 +116.20%
South East -13 1 £467 +116.20% 10
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
Docklands, London - - - -
East Anglia - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
North East - - - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Hove - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 3
Slough - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 6 (25.00%) Project Management
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
1 6 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) C++
3 3 (12.50%) STL
3 3 (12.50%) ATM
3 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) CMS
3 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
3 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Publishing
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (8.33%) PMP
4 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) ATM
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Publishing
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Project Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
2 6 (25.00%) SAP Manager
2 6 (25.00%) SAP Implementation Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Project Implementation Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Deployment Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Deployment Manager
3 5 (20.83%) SAP Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (12.50%) STL
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Sling
3 1 (4.17%) JSR 170
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) JSP
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Social Media
2 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
4 2 (8.33%) People Management
5 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (8.33%) PMP
1 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Netezza
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Calypso
2 1 (4.17%) SunGard
2 1 (4.17%) HP