The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 272 260
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12  
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.024% 0.041% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.084% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £413 £413 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £406 £275
% change year-on-year +8.00% +47.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4057 4775 4591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.04% 49.10% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2211 2878 2445
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 205 253
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.45% +6.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Cognizant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cognizant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognizant in the South East

Cognizant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognizant in the South East

Cognizant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
West Sussex +8 1 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cognizant
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Cognizant.

1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (33.33%) PMO
3 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) FileNet
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ

Cognizant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (33.33%) FileNet
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) IaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Production DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Project Office Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Vignette
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