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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 542 532 514
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Tandem 41 33 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.26% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 18
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£433 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 21 £445 -8.71% 12
North West -13 7 £310 -31.11%
East of England -21 5 £375 +7.14% 4
South East -16 1 £300 +23.96% 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 5
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Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 22 (32.84%) UNIX
3 20 (29.85%) BASE24
4 14 (20.90%) SQL
5 13 (19.40%) Windows
5 13 (19.40%) ATM
5 13 (19.40%) Banking
6 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
6 11 (16.42%) IBM
7 10 (14.93%) Fidessa
7 10 (14.93%) Front Office
7 10 (14.93%) Financial Institution
7 10 (14.93%) Mainframe
7 10 (14.93%) Equities
8 8 (11.94%) Project Management
9 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
10 6 (8.96%) HP
10 6 (8.96%) EMV
11 5 (7.46%) EFT
11 5 (7.46%) Java
11 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
11 5 (7.46%) COBOL
11 5 (7.46%) VBScript
11 5 (7.46%) SAS
11 5 (7.46%) Middleware
11 5 (7.46%) APACS
11 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.46%) SAS
1 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.99%) CICS
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 20 (29.85%) BASE24
2 4 (5.97%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (2.99%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) ATM
2 3 (4.48%) LDAP
3 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) MPLS
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) FTP
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Base SAS
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) DB2
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Informix
4 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) NUnit
1 2 (2.99%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) MSTest
2 1 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Banking
3 10 (14.93%) Financial Institution
3 10 (14.93%) Front Office
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Retail
5 3 (4.48%) Marketing
6 2 (2.99%) Automotive
7 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) SCCM Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Product Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Build Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Chief Architect
9 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Specialist
9 2 (2.99%) Web Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Web Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Middleware Specialist
9 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) CSS
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.99%) Dojo
3 2 (2.99%) WCF
3 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.99%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (2.99%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.99%) Spring
4 1 (1.49%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) XSLT
4 1 (1.49%) XHTML
4 1 (1.49%) Ninject
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.93%) Mainframe
2 10 (14.93%) Equities
3 6 (8.96%) EMV
4 5 (7.46%) EFT
4 5 (7.46%) APACS
4 5 (7.46%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.99%) Copywriting
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) AS400
5 2 (2.99%) Social Media
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
6 1 (1.49%) GIS
6 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (1.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) UNIX
2 13 (19.40%) Windows
3 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.97%) zOS
4 4 (5.97%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) AIX
5 3 (4.48%) HPUX
5 3 (4.48%) Solaris
6 2 (2.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) Project Management
2 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
3 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
4 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.46%) System Testing
4 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
5 4 (5.97%) TDD
6 3 (4.48%) MVC
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.99%) Multivariate Testing
7 2 (2.99%) Customer Insight
7 2 (2.99%) Analytics
7 2 (2.99%) Information Architecture
7 2 (2.99%) Social Media Monitoring
7 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.99%) SEO
7 2 (2.99%) Scrum
7 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) VBScript
2 5 (7.46%) COBOL
2 5 (7.46%) Java
2 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.99%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) C++
4 1 (1.49%) VB
4 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) RACF
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.99%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.49%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.49%) Foglight
4 1 (1.49%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) IBM
2 10 (14.93%) Fidessa
3 6 (8.96%) HP
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) Omniture
5 2 (2.99%) DoubleClick
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Sun
6 1 (1.49%) Citrix
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.49%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Tumbleweed
6 1 (1.49%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.49%) JBoss