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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 542 507 481
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -26
Contract jobs citing Tandem 32 37 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.079% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 24
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£425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £305 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £570 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £306 £420
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -27.08%
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
12737 12464 13337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.81% 26.75% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7787 7696 7816
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 544 718
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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 30 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 30 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 +16 18 £450 -14.28% 17
North West -2 5 £400 - 4
South East -10 3 £393 +22.65% 6
South West -18 3 £463 +54.33% 1
East of England -17 2 £469 +50.00% 7
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - - 1
Tandem
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Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 19 (32.20%) UNIX
3 18 (30.51%) BASE24
4 12 (20.34%) Windows
4 12 (20.34%) SQL
5 10 (16.95%) Banking
5 10 (16.95%) IBM
6 8 (13.56%) ATM
6 8 (13.56%) Mainframe
6 8 (13.56%) Equities
6 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
7 7 (11.86%) Front Office
7 7 (11.86%) Financial Institution
7 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 7 (11.86%) Fidessa
7 7 (11.86%) HP
7 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
8 6 (10.17%) EMV
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.47%) APACS
9 5 (8.47%) SAS
9 5 (8.47%) VBScript
9 5 (8.47%) COBOL
9 5 (8.47%) Linux
9 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (8.47%) System Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Base SAS

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.08%) CICS
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
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%) LDAP
2 2 (3.39%) MPLS
2 2 (3.39%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Base SAS
2 3 (5.08%) DB2
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.69%) Informix
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) NUnit
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.69%) MSTest
General
1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Front Office
3 7 (11.86%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Developer
1 11 (18.64%) Analyst
2 8 (13.56%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Tester
4 6 (10.17%) Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Administrator
5 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) SCCM Administrator
6 4 (6.78%) Product Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Middleware Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Designer
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Build Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Chief Architect
8 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Specialist
9 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Middleware
2 2 (3.39%) Dojo
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.39%) Spring
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) XHTML
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%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.69%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.69%) WCF
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.69%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.69%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Mainframe
1 8 (13.56%) Equities
1 8 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) EMV
3 5 (8.47%) APACS
4 4 (6.78%) EFT
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.69%) GIS
6 1 (1.69%) AS400
6 1 (1.69%) PMI
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.69%) FMCG
6 1 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) UNIX
2 12 (20.34%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.78%) Solaris
4 4 (6.78%) zOS
5 2 (3.39%) AIX
5 2 (3.39%) HPUX
6 1 (1.69%) VMS
6 1 (1.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) Project Management
1 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
2 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
2 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.47%) Test Strategy
3 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (8.47%) System Testing
4 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.08%) TDD
5 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.39%) Customer Insight
6 2 (3.39%) Change Control
6 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.39%) MVC
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.69%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) 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%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) JCL
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
1 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 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 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (3.39%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) IBM
2 7 (11.86%) Fidessa
2 7 (11.86%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
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