The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Cognizant
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 616 634
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18  
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.012% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.032% 0.027% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
England median daily rate £465 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -1.78%  
10th Percentile £457 £406 £378
90th Percentile £553 £419 £635
UK median daily rate £465 £413 £420
% change year-on-year +12.72% -1.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Cognizant is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19019 21915 22862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.99% 44.46% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19365 25012 24322
England median daily rate £430 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
10th Percentile £250 £240 £216
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1388 1854
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.50 £10.66
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -7.31% +9.33%  

Cognizant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cognizant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cognizant in England

Cognizant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognizant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognizant in England

Cognizant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
London +8 4 £505 - 33
South East +13 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £465 - 2
Midlands - 1 £465 - 3
Cognizant
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Cognizant.

1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (36.00%) Middleware
2 9 (36.00%) Unix
3 8 (32.00%) STL
3 8 (32.00%) C++
3 8 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (32.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 8 (32.00%) Multithreading
3 8 (32.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (32.00%) Low Latency
3 8 (32.00%) Algorithms
3 8 (32.00%) Solace
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Migration
5 6 (24.00%) Electronic Trading
5 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (24.00%) MiFID
5 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Fixed Income
6 5 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (16.00%) Java
7 4 (16.00%) IBM
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) SAP
8 3 (12.00%) N-Tier
8 3 (12.00%) High Availability
9 2 (8.00%) Degree
9 2 (8.00%) REST

Cognizant
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Confluence
1 2 (8.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) FileNet
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Mockito
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Spock
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Front Office
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) C++ Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) AWS Architect
5 2 (8.00%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (8.00%) DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Transition Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Middleware
2 8 (32.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 8 (32.00%) STL
3 5 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) EJB
4 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 2 (8.00%) JSP
4 2 (8.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) Struts
4 2 (8.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) .NET
5 1 (4.00%) EDI
5 1 (4.00%) SAP PI
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Algorithms
1 8 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (12.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (8.00%) Life Science
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (32.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 8 (32.00%) Low Latency
2 8 (32.00%) Multithreading
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) High Availability
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) B2B
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security
6 2 (8.00%) Kanban
6 2 (8.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C++
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) CISSP
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) SANS
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) MiFID
2 2 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) PMO
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Solace
2 4 (16.00%) IBM
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) hybris
5 1 (4.00%) AppSense
5 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.00%) Informatica
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Vignette