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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cognizant
Rank 407 391 401
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.019% 0.067% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.046% 0.15% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate £725 £438 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -27.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cognizant
England

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
8639 9421 9650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.85% 45.22% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5683 6273 6184
Average daily rate £433 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 194 215
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) STL
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) N-Tier
1 6 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (66.67%) Front Office
1 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
1 6 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (66.67%) High Availability
1 6 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) ATM
3 1 (11.11%) CMS

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
General
1 6 (66.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) C++ Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Unix Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 6 (66.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 6 (66.67%) High Availability
1 6 (66.67%) Low Latency
1 6 (66.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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