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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 545 531 515
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs citing Tandem 43 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.060% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 29
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£435 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £284 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.31 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.31 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.74%
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16548 15435 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.14% 32.09% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10446 9856 9526
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 606 776
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £22.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -18.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +23 17 £450 -10.00% 10
South West -24 11 £500 +33.33% 1
East of England -20 6 £375 +7.14%
North West -15 5 £250 -45.94% 8
South East -12 3 £300 +23.96% 4
East Midlands +6 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 33 (45.83%) Finance
2 24 (33.33%) UNIX
3 23 (31.94%) BASE24
4 18 (25.00%) Banking
5 15 (20.83%) SQL
6 14 (19.44%) Management Information System
7 13 (18.06%) Front Office
7 13 (18.06%) Financial Institution
7 13 (18.06%) Equities
7 13 (18.06%) Fidessa
8 12 (16.67%) Windows
9 11 (15.28%) ATM
10 10 (13.89%) HP
11 9 (12.50%) Project Management
12 8 (11.11%) Mainframe
12 8 (11.11%) IBM
13 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
14 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
15 5 (6.94%) SAS
15 5 (6.94%) Middleware
15 5 (6.94%) EMV
15 5 (6.94%) Linux
15 5 (6.94%) Java
15 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
15 5 (6.94%) VBScript
15 5 (6.94%) TDD
15 5 (6.94%) APACS
15 5 (6.94%) Active Directory

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (6.94%) SAS
2 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) CICS
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.39%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) CMS
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 23 (31.94%) BASE24
2 4 (5.56%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (2.78%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) ATM
2 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.17%) LDAP
4 2 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (1.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
5 1 (1.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) NonStop SQL
1 5 (6.94%) Base SAS
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) DB2
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) NUnit
2 2 (2.78%) MSTest
2 2 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (2.78%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.39%) Moq
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (45.83%) Finance
2 18 (25.00%) Banking
3 13 (18.06%) Financial Institution
3 13 (18.06%) Front Office
4 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 3 (4.17%) Marketing
6 2 (2.78%) Automotive
7 1 (1.39%) Advertising
7 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) Support Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Tester
4 5 (6.94%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.94%) Administrator
5 4 (5.56%) SCCM Administrator
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Support Specialist
6 3 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Chief Architect
7 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Specialist
7 2 (2.78%) Build Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Web Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Web Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Middleware
2 3 (4.17%) HTML
2 3 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) CSS
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (2.78%) Ninject
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.78%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.78%) Spring
3 2 (2.78%) Dojo
3 2 (2.78%) WCF
4 1 (1.39%) WPF
4 1 (1.39%) MonoRail
4 1 (1.39%) Spring.NET
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.39%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 13 (18.06%) Equities
3 8 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 5 (6.94%) EMV
4 5 (6.94%) APACS
5 4 (5.56%) EFT
5 4 (5.56%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.78%) Copywriting
6 2 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.78%) Social Media
6 2 (2.78%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.39%) FMCG
7 1 (1.39%) iSeries
7 1 (1.39%) EPoS
7 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) UNIX
2 12 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (6.94%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.17%) zOS
4 3 (4.17%) AIX
4 3 (4.17%) HPUX
4 3 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) Project Management
2 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
3 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.94%) System Testing
4 5 (6.94%) Performance Management
4 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy
4 5 (6.94%) TDD
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.78%) Business Development
7 2 (2.78%) Web Analytics
7 2 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.78%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.78%) Scrum
7 2 (2.78%) MVC
7 2 (2.78%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) Java
2 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.94%) VBScript
2 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) COBOL
4 3 (4.17%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.39%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) CISA
1 1 (1.39%) Degree
1 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.78%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.39%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.39%) Foglight
4 1 (1.39%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Fidessa
2 10 (13.89%) HP
3 8 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.17%) Adobe
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Omniture
6 2 (2.78%) DoubleClick
7 1 (1.39%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.39%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.39%) Sun
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
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