The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank - - 50
Contract jobs citing Tandem 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 133 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.33% 17.71% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 85
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £204 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Tandem
North West

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 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (25.00%) Sun
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) HPUX
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Linux

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco