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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 581 567 563
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 9 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.012% 0.031%
As % of the Vendors category 0.036% 0.025% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Average daily rate
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£368 £388 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £238 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £538 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £200 £363
% change year-on-year
+83.75% -44.82%
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
25070 24077 26885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 47.08% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13892 13098 13619
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1074 1184 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 August 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 1 August 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 -1 9 £368 -5.16% 28
London +10 8 £388 -32.60% 8
City of London +29 5 £350 -39.13%
Cheshire - 1 £368 - 1
North West - 1 £368 - 1
South East - - - - 15
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Middleware
3 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) C++
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) MS Office
3 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
4 3 (11.54%) STL
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) B2B
4 3 (11.54%) Front Office
4 3 (11.54%) Legal
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
4 3 (11.54%) TOWER Software
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Telemarketing
4 3 (11.54%) Marketing
4 3 (11.54%) Business Development
4 3 (11.54%) UNIX
4 3 (11.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
4 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
4 3 (11.54%) Low Latency
5 2 (7.69%) IaaS

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) ATM
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) SMTP
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Front Office
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) Marketing
4 2 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Project Leader
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) STL
2 3 (11.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.85%) EPoS
3 1 (3.85%) EMV
3 1 (3.85%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (3.85%) EFT
3 1 (3.85%) EFTPOS
3 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.85%) APACS
3 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.85%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (11.54%) B2B
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Telemarketing
3 3 (11.54%) Business Development
3 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
3 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
3 3 (11.54%) Low Latency
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C++
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GCP
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Citrix
1 3 (11.54%) TOWER Software
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Sage
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.85%) VocaLink
3 1 (3.85%) TSYS
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