The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 205 189 222
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +33
Contract jobs citing Tandem 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.17% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.46% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
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£260 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £306
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +30.61%
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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2208 2178 2715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.71% 37.53% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1581 1987
Average daily rate £475 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.81 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Tandem
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tandem across the City of London region.

Tandem Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) VersaTest
3 2 (22.22%) NET24-XPNET
3 2 (22.22%) Pega
3 2 (22.22%) Varnish
3 2 (22.22%) Puppet
3 2 (22.22%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (22.22%) CA LISA
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
3 2 (22.22%) SonarQube
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) WorldPay
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) SAS
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (22.22%) SAS
1 2 (22.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) SonarQube
1 2 (22.22%) VersaTest
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Server Support
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (22.22%) Django
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EMV
1 2 (22.22%) APACS
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
2 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
1 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) V-Model
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Varnish
1 2 (22.22%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (22.22%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) CA
2 2 (22.22%) Pega
2 2 (22.22%) Coverity
2 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
2 2 (22.22%) WorldPay
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters
3 1 (11.11%) Sun