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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognizant
Rank 641 663 635
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -28
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 8 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.034% 0.028% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £600 £725 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +70.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £355 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £725 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 - £431
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.00

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
23687 25089 26232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.78% 43.27% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14486 14832 14791
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 1090 1173
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% -5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 £17.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -1.27%

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
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 25 September 2016.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 +26 8 £600 -17.24% 46
London +1 6 £600 -17.24% 20
West Midlands - 2 £535 - 2
Leamington Spa - 1 £470 -
Coventry - 1 £600 -
City of London - 1 £650 - 4
Warwickshire - 1 £470 -

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) AIX
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 4 (28.57%) Informatica
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Netezza
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 4 (28.57%) DataStage
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) STL
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) MiFID
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 2 (14.29%) Solace

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DataStage
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DBA
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Production DBA
1 4 (28.57%) Production DBA
1 4 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) STL
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) SCADA
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (35.71%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
3 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) MiFID
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
1 4 (28.57%) Informatica
1 4 (28.57%) Netezza
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cadence
2 2 (14.29%) Solace
3 1 (7.14%) Kronos
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
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McGregor Boyall
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