The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 191 - 219
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.053% - 0.078%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£350 - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £200 £375
% change year-on-year
+83.75% -46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2558 3225 3296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.94% 45.68% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 2254 2261
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 114 93
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.95% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £54.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
Cognizant
London

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 11 July 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 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
2 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) C

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Legal
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineering Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Engineering Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (14.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
1 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix