The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cognizant
Rank 394 403 399
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.017% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.066% 0.036% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £575 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £575 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £658
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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10539 11111 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.69% 45.84% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6671 7064 7132
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 290 331
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Cognizant
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cognizant within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 5 £350 -39.13%
Bromley - - - -
Cognizant
England

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Middleware
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 3 (13.04%) TOWER Software
4 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 3 (13.04%) Front Office
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
4 3 (13.04%) STL
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) B2B
4 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) Telemarketing
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Business Development
4 3 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
4 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) IaaS
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) SMTP
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Front Office
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Advertising
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) STL
2 3 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Validation
1 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
1 3 (13.04%) Project Management
1 3 (13.04%) B2B
1 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
1 3 (13.04%) Telemarketing
1 3 (13.04%) Business Development
1 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
1 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
2 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (8.70%) Change Control
2 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
2 2 (8.70%) Workflow
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) Content Management
3 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) TOWER Software
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu