Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 866 864
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 -5
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 11 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.025% 0.042% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 21
UK median daily rate £513 £675 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.07% +63.64% -11.67%
10th Percentile £440 £483 £280
90th Percentile £631 £800 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £535 £413
% change year-on-year +2.80% +29.70% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43927 47590 49581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.32% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27311 29060 29226
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £233 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1714 2108
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.24 £10.21
90th Percentile £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

Cognizant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cognizant in the UK

Cognizant
Top 5 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 11 £513 -24.07% 35
London -16 9 £475 -32.14% 30
UK excluding London +31 2 £550 +2.80% 9
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) REST
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) JBoss
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (27.27%) Life Science
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Confluence
5 2 (18.18%) hybris
5 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (18.18%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (18.18%) Master's Degree
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) JUnit
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) EJB

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 3 (27.27%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Solr
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) 3G
1 1 (9.09%) 3GPP
1 1 (9.09%) 4G
1 1 (9.09%) 5G
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (9.09%) HBase
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) Mockito
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) Spock
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Hybris Developer
2 2 (18.18%) SAP Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planner
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Level Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Solr Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) EJB
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) J2EE
4 2 (18.18%) JSP
4 2 (18.18%) Struts
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) Kafka
5 1 (9.09%) Samza
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
5 1 (9.09%) XSD
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Life Science
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) DataPower
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (9.09%) LIMS
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) B2B
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Business Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) IT Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Master's Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) GxP
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) hybris
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Altova
3 1 (9.09%) LabWare
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle