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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognizant
Rank 597 587 569
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 22 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.028% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.099% 0.060% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 8
Average daily rate £413 £438 £492
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £515 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 - £295
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
22182 23145 22099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.13% 45.68% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13227 13479 12168
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 970 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.29 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cognizant
Top 9 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 19 £413 -5.71% 18
South East - 9 £413 - 2
Crawley - 9 £413 -
West Sussex - 9 £413 -
Birmingham - 6 £355 -
West Midlands - 6 £355 -
London -16 4 £725 +65.71% 12
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 3

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (70.00%) Unix
2 24 (60.00%) AIX
3 18 (45.00%) Finance
4 15 (37.50%) Solaris
4 15 (37.50%) Linux
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
6 13 (32.50%) ITIL
6 13 (32.50%) NFS
6 13 (32.50%) Veritas
6 13 (32.50%) Red Hat
6 13 (32.50%) Service Management
6 13 (32.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (32.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 13 (32.50%) Performance Analysis
7 12 (30.00%) IBM
8 11 (27.50%) Oracle
8 11 (27.50%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (25.00%) CMDB
9 10 (25.00%) ServiceNow
9 10 (25.00%) SLA
10 8 (20.00%) Informatica
10 8 (20.00%) DataStage
10 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
10 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 8 (20.00%) Netezza
10 8 (20.00%) High Availability
11 6 (15.00%) Front Office
11 6 (15.00%) C++
11 6 (15.00%) STL
11 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (7.50%) FileNet
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Sonic ESB
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.50%) Eloqua
1 1 (2.50%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) DataStage
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Front Office
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) DBA
1 11 (27.50%) Production DBA
2 10 (25.00%) Administrator
3 9 (22.50%) Unix Administrator
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle Production DBA
4 8 (20.00%) SQL DBA
5 7 (17.50%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (17.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.00%) C++ Developer
6 6 (15.00%) Developer
7 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) AIX Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) DB2 DBA
8 3 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (15.00%) STL
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) CMDB
2 6 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (15.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Unix
2 24 (60.00%) AIX
3 15 (37.50%) Linux
3 15 (37.50%) Solaris
4 13 (32.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
1 13 (32.50%) Performance Analysis
1 13 (32.50%) Service Management
2 11 (27.50%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (20.00%) High Availability
4 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (15.00%) Low Latency
4 6 (15.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Data Privacy
5 3 (7.50%) Document Management
5 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.50%) People Management
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) System Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (15.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) NFS
1 13 (32.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Red Hat
1 13 (32.50%) Veritas
2 12 (30.00%) IBM
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle
4 10 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 8 (20.00%) Informatica
5 8 (20.00%) Netezza
6 3 (7.50%) Vignette
7 2 (5.00%) Pega
7 2 (5.00%) Tumbleweed
7 2 (5.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.50%) Adobe
8 1 (2.50%) ExactTarget
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.50%) SAP
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