The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 194 214 210
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 3 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.069% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.15% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £200 £363
% change year-on-year
+115.62% -44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2655 3341 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.64% 46.10% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 2320 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cognizant across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Cognizant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cognizant
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cognizant across the City of London region.

Cognizant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cognizant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognizant.

1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) STL
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) Front Office
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 3 (42.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (42.86%) Low Latency
3 2 (28.57%) IaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) PaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Legal
3 2 (28.57%) Advertising
3 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cognizant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cognizant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Front Office
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) C++ Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineering Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) STL
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
1 3 (42.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
1 3 (42.86%) Low Latency
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix