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 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 592 576 562
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 10 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.013% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.038% 0.028% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £265 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.37% -53.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £213 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £513 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £200 £363
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -44.82%
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
26125 25038 26975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.89% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14683 13889 13716
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1123 1119 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 September 2014.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cognizant
Top 28 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 September 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
England -11 10 £425 +60.37% 21
London +2 8 £425 +1.19% 7
City of London +15 3 £450 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £495 -
Cheshire - 1 £368 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £495 -
North West - 1 £368 - 1
South East - 1 £495 - 12
West Midlands - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
East of England - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Durham - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) MS Office
3 4 (19.05%) Legal
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 3 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
4 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 3 (14.29%) Front Office
4 3 (14.29%) TOWER Software
4 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (14.29%) STL
4 3 (14.29%) UNIX
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 3 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) CISSP
5 2 (9.52%) FTP
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Legal
3 3 (14.29%) Front Office
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Advertising
5 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineering Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (14.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (9.52%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (9.52%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Business Development
3 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GCP
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) TOWER Software
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Netezza
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Calypso
3 1 (4.76%) SunGard