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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cognizant
Rank 372 396 366
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -30
Contract jobs citing Cognizant 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.068% 0.023% 0.030%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.051% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £467 £295 -
% change year-on-year
+58.30% -
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
9396 9881 8972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.43% 45.20% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6255 6389 5683
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 221 283
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.61 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
Bromley - - - -
City of London - - - - 4
Docklands, London - - - -
Cognizant
England

Cognizant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (25.00%) SAP
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (15.00%) Middleware
3 3 (15.00%) STL
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) ATM
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) CMS
3 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (15.00%) Coaching
3 3 (15.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (10.00%) PMP
4 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification

Cognizant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (15.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Deployment Manager
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Project Implementation Manager
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Deployment Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Implementation Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Software Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) STL
1 3 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (15.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Coaching
2 3 (15.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 2 (10.00%) People Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Development
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (10.00%) PMP
1 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CIPD
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Calypso
2 1 (5.00%) SunGard