The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 623 618
Rank change year-on-year +59 -5  
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 19 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Vendors category 0.096% 0.073% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 4
Median daily rate £600 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £355 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £570 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £275
% change year-on-year +4.43% +43.63%  
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Cognizant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Cognizant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognizant in the UK

Cognizant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cognizant over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognizant in the UK

Cognizant
Top 13 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 27 March 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
England +55 19 £600 +45.45% 53
London +44 15 £613 +4.25% 32
South East +11 3 £506 +22.72% 3
Westminster - 2 £515 -
West Midlands +12 1 £351 -3.97%
Crawley +5 1 £413 -
West Sussex 0 1 £413 -
Birmingham -2 1 £351 -3.97%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £600 - 1
City of London - 1 £430 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Havant - 1 £600 -

Cognizant
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for Cognizant.

1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) Unix
2 13 (43.33%) Middleware
2 13 (43.33%) Risk Management
3 12 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (40.00%) STL
3 12 (40.00%) C++
3 12 (40.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 12 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 12 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 12 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 12 (40.00%) Solace
4 10 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
4 10 (33.33%) MiFID
5 8 (26.67%) High Availability
5 8 (26.67%) N-Tier
6 7 (23.33%) Project Management
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) Fixed Income
7 6 (20.00%) Front Office
7 6 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Web Services
9 4 (13.33%) CRM
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (10.00%) Direct Marketing
10 3 (10.00%) Marketing

Cognizant
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) FileNet
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) IPsec
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
1 1 (3.33%) VPN
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Front Office
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Games
5 1 (3.33%) Local Government
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) C++ Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) XML Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) AWS Architect
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (6.67%) CISSP Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Transition Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Middleware
2 12 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 12 (40.00%) STL
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) CSS
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 12 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (26.67%) N-Tier
3 7 (23.33%) Fixed Income
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Unix
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Android
3 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Risk Management
2 12 (40.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 12 (40.00%) Low Latency
2 12 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 10 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
4 8 (26.67%) High Availability
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
6 5 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) CRM
8 3 (10.00%) Android Development
8 3 (10.00%) Direct Marketing
8 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
8 3 (10.00%) Matrix Management
8 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.67%) FX Algorithmic Trading
9 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) C++
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
2 2 (6.67%) SANS
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) MiFID
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (3.33%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Solace
2 3 (10.00%) Adobe
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.33%) Informatica
4 1 (3.33%) Lancope
4 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Vignette
London
Cognizant
Rate: Unspecified Competitive + Benifits
Posted: 12 days ago