The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 28 August 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 77 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Tandem 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.091% 0.37% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 1.18% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£450 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
283 254 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.89% 30.94% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 132 108
Average daily rate £415 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £215 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £585 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £37.15 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tandem across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tandem across the Cheshire region.

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Tandem 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 Tandem.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Cash Management
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Tandem 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 Tandem. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Modernizr
1 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Cash Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft