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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 581 566 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 11 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.045% 0.017% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
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£500 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £467 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+28.82% -
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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -21 11 £500 -16.66% 10
London +21 9 £600 - 8
City of London +6 1 £700 +16.66% 2
Surrey - 1 £467 -
South East - 1 £467 - 1
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Hove - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (31.82%) Middleware
1 7 (31.82%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) STL
2 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 6 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 6 (27.27%) Low Latency
3 5 (22.73%) Fixed Income
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
4 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Front Office
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) People Management
6 2 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 2 (9.09%) Legal
6 2 (9.09%) Publishing
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) SAP

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Front Office
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 2 (9.09%) Publishing
5 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) C++ Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) C++ Software Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior C++ Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior C++ Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (9.09%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Middleware
2 6 (27.27%) STL
2 6 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
3 1 (4.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) CSS3
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Sling
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) JSR 170
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Fixed Income
1 5 (22.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Life Science
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 5 (22.73%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 6 (27.27%) Low Latency
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) People Management
6 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.55%) Content Management
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe
2 1 (4.55%) Calypso
2 1 (4.55%) SunGard
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Netezza
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle