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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 581 601 563
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -38
Contract jobs citing Tandem 33 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.045% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 18
Median daily rate £400 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £300 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £575 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £550 £425
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 - -
Tandem
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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
16267 16457 15864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.01% 32.35% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10698 10269 9912
Median daily rate £435 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 651 692
Median hourly rate £21.34 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 14 £400 +6.66% 8
North West -1 5 £338 -38.63% 2
North East - 5 £240 -
South East - 4 £400 - 6
East Midlands +12 3 £513 -10.86% 1
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
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Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 27 (46.55%) Finance
2 20 (34.48%) Mainframe
2 20 (34.48%) Unix
3 19 (32.76%) SQL
4 15 (25.86%) Oracle
4 15 (25.86%) Windows
4 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.14%) Banking
6 12 (20.69%) Project Management
6 12 (20.69%) Java
7 10 (17.24%) COBOL
7 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.24%) BASE24
7 10 (17.24%) Migration
8 9 (15.52%) Middleware
8 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
8 9 (15.52%) IBM
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.79%) Investment Banking
9 8 (13.79%) HP
9 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.07%) BDD
10 7 (12.07%) FTP
10 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.07%) MS Project
10 7 (12.07%) ITIL
10 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
10 7 (12.07%) Project Planning
10 7 (12.07%) Degree
10 7 (12.07%) IBM Mainframe

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 3 (5.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) FileNet
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
1 7 (12.07%) MS Project
2 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.17%) MS Office
4 2 (3.45%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (17.24%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) GitHub
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) FTP
2 6 (10.34%) ATM
3 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 4 (6.90%) HTTP
4 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) DHCP
5 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.72%) 3G
6 1 (1.72%) NAS
6 1 (1.72%) SAN
6 1 (1.72%) SNMP
6 1 (1.72%) SSH
6 1 (1.72%) VLAN
6 1 (1.72%) VPN
6 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) MySQL
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.45%) GIS
5 2 (3.45%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.17%) Moq
2 3 (5.17%) NUnit
2 3 (5.17%) SpecFlow
2 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.72%) Gatling
4 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) JMeter
4 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 27 (46.55%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Banking
3 8 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Danish Language
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Developer
2 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Support
4 5 (8.62%) Technical Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.90%) DBA
6 3 (5.17%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Agile C# Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Developer
6 3 (5.17%) MySQL DBA
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Agile Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Middleware
2 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.62%) CSS
3 5 (8.62%) J2EE
3 5 (8.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (8.62%) Web Services
4 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.90%) CSS3
4 4 (6.90%) HTML
4 4 (6.90%) HTML5
4 4 (6.90%) jQuery
4 4 (6.90%) Spring
5 3 (5.17%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.17%) JSON
5 3 (5.17%) LINQ
5 3 (5.17%) NHibernate
5 3 (5.17%) REST
5 3 (5.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (34.48%) Mainframe
2 7 (12.07%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.34%) User Experience
4 5 (8.62%) AS400
4 5 (8.62%) EMV
5 3 (5.17%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.45%) Animation
6 2 (3.45%) Clustering
6 2 (3.45%) iSeries
7 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.72%) Blog
7 1 (1.72%) Equities
7 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.72%) Online Games
7 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Unix
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) HPUX
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Project Management
3 10 (17.24%) Migration
4 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (15.52%) E-Commerce
5 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.07%) BDD
6 7 (12.07%) ITIL
6 7 (12.07%) Project Planning
7 6 (10.34%) Change Management
7 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.34%) Scrum
7 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.34%) TDD
8 5 (8.62%) ITSM
8 5 (8.62%) MVC
8 5 (8.62%) Network Management
8 5 (8.62%) SAP Security
8 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 12 (20.69%) Java
3 10 (17.24%) COBOL
4 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.62%) JCL
4 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
4 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.90%) C#
6 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Ruby
7 2 (3.45%) Scala
8 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) CCNA
2 5 (8.62%) CCNP
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCDBA
2 5 (8.62%) MCP
2 5 (8.62%) MCSE
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) MBA
5 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) OpenView
2 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) OVSD
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) IBM
4 8 (13.79%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) SAP
6 4 (6.90%) VMware
7 3 (5.17%) Citrix
8 2 (3.45%) Ektron
8 2 (3.45%) Genesys
8 2 (3.45%) Informatica
8 2 (3.45%) WorldPay
9 1 (1.72%) AppSense
9 1 (1.72%) Qualys
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.72%) ThinPrint
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