The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tandem
UK / England
Rank 538 585 578
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -7
Contract jobs citing Tandem 41 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.049% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 13
Median daily rate £440 £400 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £488 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £485
% change year-on-year
+0.31% -17.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12913 14555 14297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.89% 31.02% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8351 9515 8946
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 532 594
Median hourly rate £19.95 £21.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Tandem as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the England region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 25 £475 +26.66% 9
Yorkshire - 9 £440 - 2
North West +21 4 £356 -10.93% 4
South East +17 2 - - 4
East of England - 1 £360 - 3
Tandem
UK

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Tandem also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Tandem.

1 60 (53.57%) Unix
2 47 (41.96%) Windows
3 44 (39.29%) Linux
4 41 (36.61%) Microsoft
5 39 (34.82%) Finance
6 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (30.36%) Service Management
7 34 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 27 (24.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (23.21%) Banking
11 25 (22.32%) ITIL
11 25 (22.32%) Open Source
12 24 (21.43%) iSeries
13 23 (20.54%) Release Management
14 22 (19.64%) ITSM
14 22 (19.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 21 (18.75%) Change Management
15 21 (18.75%) AIX
15 21 (18.75%) WebSphere
15 21 (18.75%) Data Management
16 20 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
16 20 (17.86%) SQL
16 20 (17.86%) Mentoring
17 19 (16.96%) Windows 2000
17 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
17 19 (16.96%) Data Analysis
18 17 (15.18%) IaaS
18 17 (15.18%) SaaS
18 17 (15.18%) PaaS

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.14%) Confluence
3 5 (4.46%) CMS
3 5 (4.46%) DNN
3 5 (4.46%) EPiServer
3 5 (4.46%) Immediacy CMS
3 5 (4.46%) Kentico
3 5 (4.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (4.46%) Sitefinity
3 5 (4.46%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) Marvel
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.89%) InVision
4 1 (0.89%) MS Project
4 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.89%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.89%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) BASE24
1 1 (0.89%) Magento
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.18%) IaaS
1 17 (15.18%) PaaS
1 17 (15.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) GitHub
2 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) TACACS
2 11 (9.82%) FTP
3 10 (8.93%) Network Security
3 10 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.79%) Firewall
5 2 (1.79%) MPLS
6 1 (0.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.82%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.68%) MS Access
7 2 (1.79%) Big Data
7 2 (1.79%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.89%) DTS
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Cucumber
1 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
2 8 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (34.82%) Finance
2 26 (23.21%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Front Office
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Analyst
2 24 (21.43%) Developer
3 14 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (9.82%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Operational Support Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Operations Support Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
7 8 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.46%) Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) RESTful
2 12 (10.71%) HTML
2 12 (10.71%) Middleware
3 11 (9.82%) .NET
3 11 (9.82%) ISPF
4 10 (8.93%) HTML5
5 9 (8.04%) AngularJS
5 9 (8.04%) Django
5 9 (8.04%) JSON
5 9 (8.04%) Spring
6 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (7.14%) Play Framework
7 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.57%) CSS
9 3 (2.68%) ActiveX
9 3 (2.68%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.36%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (21.43%) iSeries
3 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 12 (10.71%) Mainframe
5 9 (8.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (7.14%) Social Media
7 7 (6.25%) Clustering
7 7 (6.25%) User Experience
8 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
9 4 (3.57%) Equities
10 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.79%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.89%) AS400
12 1 (0.89%) Blog
12 1 (0.89%) CESG
12 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (53.57%) Unix
2 47 (41.96%) Windows
3 44 (39.29%) Linux
4 21 (18.75%) AIX
5 19 (16.96%) Windows 2000
5 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
6 12 (10.71%) OpenVMS
7 9 (8.04%) zOS
8 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.36%) Solaris
10 3 (2.68%) VME
11 2 (1.79%) HPUX
11 2 (1.79%) MVS
12 1 (0.89%) Android
12 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.36%) Service Management
3 27 (24.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (22.32%) ITIL
4 25 (22.32%) Open Source
5 23 (20.54%) Release Management
6 22 (19.64%) ITSM
6 22 (19.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 21 (18.75%) Change Management
7 21 (18.75%) Data Management
8 20 (17.86%) Mentoring
9 19 (16.96%) Data Analysis
10 16 (14.29%) Problem Management
10 16 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 15 (13.39%) BDD
11 15 (13.39%) TDD
12 14 (12.50%) Coaching
13 13 (11.61%) DevOps
13 13 (11.61%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.61%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.86%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) JCL
3 11 (9.82%) Java
4 10 (8.93%) Python
5 8 (7.14%) C#
5 8 (7.14%) Ruby
5 8 (7.14%) Scala
6 4 (3.57%) COBOL
6 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.68%) VB
7 3 (2.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.89%) C++
8 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) GCIH
4 2 (1.79%) GIAC
5 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.89%) CCNA
5 1 (0.89%) CCNP
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ISEB
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.89%) MBA
5 1 (0.89%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.89%) MCP
5 1 (0.89%) MCSE
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.89%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) RACF
2 11 (9.82%) Time Sharing Option
3 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.50%) IBM
3 9 (8.04%) Axway
3 9 (8.04%) IBM Sterling
4 8 (7.14%) Citrix
4 8 (7.14%) VMware
5 7 (6.25%) HP
6 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.46%) Alterian
7 5 (4.46%) SAP
7 5 (4.46%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.57%) Oracle
9 3 (2.68%) Fujitsu
9 3 (2.68%) ICL
10 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.89%) Capita
11 1 (0.89%) Demandware
11 1 (0.89%) Google
11 1 (0.89%) hybris
11 1 (0.89%) Unisys
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