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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 540 508 515
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Contract jobs citing Tandem 31 13 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.030% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.11% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 22
Average daily rate £457 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £300 £413
% change year-on-year
+54.33% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13363 11476 13999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.09% 26.25% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8393 7084 8289
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 570 706
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Tandem
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -8 18 £425 +6.25% 7
North West -19 5 £406 +16.07% 3
South West -14 3 £463 +42.46%
East of England -34 3 £638 +131.81% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 9
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
South East - - - - 3
Tandem
UK

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (44.44%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) UNIX
3 18 (33.33%) Finance
4 14 (25.93%) IBM
4 14 (25.93%) Mainframe
5 13 (24.07%) Banking
6 10 (18.52%) ITIL
7 9 (16.67%) Middleware
7 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
8 8 (14.81%) SCCM
8 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
8 8 (14.81%) BASE24
9 7 (12.96%) Information Security
9 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.96%) SQL
10 6 (11.11%) Application Packaging
10 6 (11.11%) QA
11 5 (9.26%) Release Management
11 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
11 5 (9.26%) ATM
11 5 (9.26%) HP
11 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
12 4 (7.41%) Linux
12 4 (7.41%) .NET
12 4 (7.41%) C#
12 4 (7.41%) COBOL
12 4 (7.41%) Scrum

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) CICS
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Maya
1 1 (1.85%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) BASE24
2 2 (3.70%) Summit
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) ATM
2 2 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (1.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.85%) LDAP
3 1 (1.85%) PBX
3 1 (1.85%) VoIP
3 1 (1.85%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) SSL
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) DB2
3 2 (3.70%) Informix
3 2 (3.70%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (1.85%) NUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Front Office
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (14.81%) Designer
2 7 (12.96%) Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Release Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Environment Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Release Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Applications Manager
8 1 (1.85%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Desktop Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) Middleware
2 6 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 4 (7.41%) .NET
4 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.85%) MonoRail
6 1 (1.85%) ISPF
6 1 (1.85%) Velocity
6 1 (1.85%) WCF
6 1 (1.85%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.85%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.85%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.85%) CSS
6 1 (1.85%) XML
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Mainframe
2 9 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) EFT
4 2 (3.70%) Equities
4 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.70%) Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) RMADS
5 1 (1.85%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.85%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.85%) Animation
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) iSeries
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.85%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.85%) AS400
5 1 (1.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) UNIX
3 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.41%) Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Solaris
5 3 (5.56%) zOS
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) HPUX
6 1 (1.85%) VMS
6 1 (1.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
3 7 (12.96%) Information Security
3 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.26%) Release Management
5 4 (7.41%) Scrum
5 4 (7.41%) MVC
5 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.56%) Web Application Development
7 2 (3.70%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Data Management
7 2 (3.70%) Validation
7 2 (3.70%) Change Control
7 2 (3.70%) Information Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) C#
2 4 (7.41%) COBOL
3 3 (5.56%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) JCL
4 2 (3.70%) VBScript
4 2 (3.70%) VB
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) SELCOPY
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) MCTS
2 1 (1.85%) MCP
2 1 (1.85%) MCAD
2 1 (1.85%) MCSD
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.85%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) IBM
2 5 (9.26%) HP
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Sun
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Twitter
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Mitel
4 1 (1.85%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe
4 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.85%) Dell
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix