The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Cognizant products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognizant
Rank 428 416 418
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Vendors category 0.049% 0.072% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £296 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £513 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate - £431 £200
% change year-on-year
- +115.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cognizant
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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 London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10302 11039 11636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.80% 45.39% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6802 6959 7476
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 237 265
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.98 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Cognizant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cognizant
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Cognizant Daily Rate Trend in London

Cognizant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cognizant across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) STL
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) PMP
2 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
2 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Solace
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Unica
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) ATM

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Unica
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Software Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) STL
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
1 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
1 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
1 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
1 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PMP
1 2 (18.18%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Solace
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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