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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 31 July 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognizant
Rank 652 642 617
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.021% 0.028% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Median daily rate £364 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.06% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £573 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 - £368
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
24293 24969 24698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.12% 43.87% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14903 14692 13627
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 812 1086 1069
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.26 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.31 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.25% +4.60%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cognizant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 5 £364 -9.06% 53
London -6 3 £315 -21.25% 23
Crawley - 1 £413 -
Manchester - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £413 - 1
North West - 1 - - 5
South East - 1 £413 - 16

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cognizant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cognizant.

1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 6 (37.50%) AIX
3 6 (37.50%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (25.00%) Netezza
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Informatica
5 4 (25.00%) DataStage
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) CRM
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Java EE
6 3 (18.75%) COBIT
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Business Development

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DataStage
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) DBA
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Production DBA
1 4 (25.00%) Production DBA
1 4 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) AIX
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) VMS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
2 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
2 3 (18.75%) UML
2 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (12.50%) Business Development
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) IBM
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Informatica
2 4 (25.00%) Netezza
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Cadence
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
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