The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 24 July 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 England 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 534 512 502
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Contract jobs citing Tandem 30 36 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.077% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.29% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 18
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £305 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £306 £419
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -26.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12723 12552 13334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.01% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7801 7739 7817
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 554 706
Average hourly rate £20.16 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Tandem
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Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in England

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in England

Tandem
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tandem across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Tandem Daily Rate Histogram in England

Tandem
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Tandem Hourly Rate Trend in England

Tandem
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 17 £450 -14.28% 15
North West -9 5 £400 - 2
South East -10 3 £393 +22.65% 5
South West -24 3 £463 +54.33% 2
East of England -20 1 £375 +20.00% 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 23 (38.98%) Finance
2 20 (33.90%) UNIX
3 18 (30.51%) BASE24
4 14 (23.73%) Windows
5 11 (18.64%) SQL
6 9 (15.25%) IBM
6 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.25%) Banking
7 8 (13.56%) ATM
8 7 (11.86%) HP
8 7 (11.86%) Project Management
8 7 (11.86%) Mainframe
8 7 (11.86%) Equities
8 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
8 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.17%) Front Office
9 6 (10.17%) Financial Institution
9 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.17%) EMV
9 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.17%) Fidessa
10 5 (8.47%) SAS
10 5 (8.47%) VBScript
10 5 (8.47%) COBOL
10 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (8.47%) APACS
10 5 (8.47%) SCCM
10 5 (8.47%) System Testing
10 5 (8.47%) Base SAS
10 5 (8.47%) PowerShell

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (8.47%) SAS
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) CICS
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (30.51%) BASE24
2 1 (1.69%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) ATM
2 2 (3.39%) MPLS
3 1 (1.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.39%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.69%) Informix
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.69%) NUnit
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.69%) MSTest
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (38.98%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Front Office
3 6 (10.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Tester
3 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Administrator
5 4 (6.78%) SCCM Administrator
5 4 (6.78%) Product Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Environment Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Designer
7 2 (3.39%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Build Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Chief Architect
8 1 (1.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Middleware
2 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.39%) Spring
2 2 (3.39%) Dojo
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) CSS
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) XSLT
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) XHTML
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) WCF
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.69%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.69%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.69%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Mainframe
1 7 (11.86%) Equities
1 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) EMV
3 5 (8.47%) APACS
4 4 (6.78%) EFT
5 2 (3.39%) Data Conversion
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.69%) PMI
6 1 (1.69%) GIS
6 1 (1.69%) AS400
6 1 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) UNIX
2 14 (23.73%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.78%) Linux
5 3 (5.08%) zOS
5 3 (5.08%) Solaris
6 1 (1.69%) VMS
6 1 (1.69%) MVS
6 1 (1.69%) AIX
6 1 (1.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (11.86%) Project Management
2 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
3 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
4 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (8.47%) System Testing
4 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
5 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.78%) ITIL
6 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.08%) TDD
6 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (3.39%) Customer Insight
7 2 (3.39%) Change Control
7 2 (3.39%) MVC
7 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) VBScript
2 5 (8.47%) COBOL
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) JCL
5 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
1 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) IBM
2 7 (11.86%) HP
3 6 (10.17%) Fidessa
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
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