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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cognizant over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognizant
England / London
Rank 390 408 394
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 13 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.067% 0.014% 0.058%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.035% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Median daily rate £700 £725 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +65.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £725 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £725 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £413 £467
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8412 8581 9340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.31% 41.03% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 5594 6238
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 154 201
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £27.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

Cognizant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Cognizant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

Cognizant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cognizant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the London region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
City of London - 1 £430 - 2
Westminster - 1 £430 -
Cognizant
England

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 across the London region with a requirement for Cognizant.

1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Middleware
2 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (45.00%) C++
2 9 (45.00%) STL
2 9 (45.00%) Unix
2 9 (45.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (45.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (45.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 9 (45.00%) Low Latency
2 9 (45.00%) Algorithms
2 9 (45.00%) Solace
3 8 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
3 8 (40.00%) MiFID
4 7 (35.00%) High Availability
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) N-Tier
5 6 (30.00%) Front Office
6 5 (25.00%) Fixed Income
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (15.00%) Adobe
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) XML
7 3 (15.00%) JavaScript

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) IPsec
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (30.00%) Front Office
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) C++ Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 3 (15.00%) XML Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.00%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Product Owner
6 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (45.00%) Middleware
1 9 (45.00%) STL
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Algorithms
1 9 (45.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (35.00%) N-Tier
3 5 (25.00%) Fixed Income
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Unix
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Android
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Algorithmic Trading
1 9 (45.00%) Low Latency
1 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
1 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 8 (40.00%) Electronic Trading
3 7 (35.00%) High Availability
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Android Development
5 3 (15.00%) CRM
5 3 (15.00%) Direct Marketing
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (10.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) MiFID
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Solace
2 3 (15.00%) Adobe
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Kronos
3 1 (5.00%) Lancope
3 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto