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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 180 193 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Tandem 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.10% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+26.42% -5.40%
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
1949 2210 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.48% 38.28% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1591 1615
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 46
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.85 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tandem across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Tandem Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 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 5 (71.43%) BASE24
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) EMV
4 2 (28.57%) SAS
4 2 (28.57%) APACS
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) JSP
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) OOP
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) XHTML
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (28.57%) SAS
Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) MSTest
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Database Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XSLT
1 1 (14.29%) XHTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (14.29%) Ninject
1 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EMV
1 2 (28.57%) APACS
2 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) ATDD
4 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sun
2 1 (14.29%) Red Gate