India‘s IT service providers are truly global. This is reflected in the diverse customer bases that they have. But is it reflected in their workforces?
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Indian suppliers, such as Wipro and HCL, have been talking about the importance of having staff local to the countries they operate in.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is India’s biggest IT services firm and it seems to be reducing the British contingent of its workforce.
In April 2009 TCS had 143,761 employees and 91.7% of these were Indian.
Of the 8.3% non Indians (11,932) 8.3% were British (990)
In January this year TCS had 186,914 employees and 93.2% are Indian.
But of the 6.8% non indian (12,710) 5.2% are British (660).
But its UK business has grown. Anthony Miller at Techmarketview has estimated, following the latest round of financial results, that India’s biggest IT service provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), could be the first Indian company to get in the UK top ten in terms of revenues. He estimates that TCS ended 2010 with UK revenues of about £765m,l which is 17% higher than in 2009.
So as UK business grows for TCS, its UK workforce shrinks.