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 28 August 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 187 218 220
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +2
Contract jobs citing Tandem 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.014% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.043% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£495 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
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
1712 2343 2532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.43% 32.33% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 1716 1909
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 61 58
Average hourly rate £18.18 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) BASE24
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) SAS
3 5 (45.45%) EMV
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Base SAS
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) APACS
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) COBOL
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (63.64%) BASE24
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Base SAS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) MSTest
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) EPoS Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSLT
1 1 (9.09%) XHTML
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (9.09%) Ninject
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) EMV
1 5 (45.45%) APACS
2 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) ATDD
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) COBOL
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Red Gate