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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognizant
Rank 594 578 549
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -29
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 6 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.031% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.024% 0.069% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 0
Average daily rate
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£538 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -
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 - - -

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 2015.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cognizant
Top 11 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 1 May 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 -18 6 £538 +34.37% 32
London -13 3 £569 +42.18% 9
Docklands, London - 2 £569 -
South East -10 1 £275 -23.07% 19
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (28.57%) SAP
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) CMS
3 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
3 4 (19.05%) PMI Certification
3 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 4 (19.05%) ATM
4 3 (14.29%) PMP
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (9.52%) People Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) Publishing
5 2 (9.52%) QA
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) SLA
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe
6 1 (4.76%) PMI
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (4.76%) GMP
6 1 (4.76%) GxP
6 1 (4.76%) Windows
6 1 (4.76%) RUP
6 1 (4.76%) ERP

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (19.05%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Deployment Manager
2 5 (23.81%) SAP Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Implementation Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Project Implementation Manager
2 5 (23.81%) SAP Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Deployment Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) SAP Implementation Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Change Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ERP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) JSP
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
1 1 (4.76%) JSR 170
1 1 (4.76%) WCF
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) CSS3
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) PMI
2 1 (4.76%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.76%) Informatics
2 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) People Management
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) RUP
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.76%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Management
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) PMI Certification
2 3 (14.29%) PMP
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.76%) GMP
2 1 (4.76%) GxP
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe
2 1 (4.76%) Planview