The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 400 401 377
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs citing Tandem 3 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.067% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.038% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 10
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £325 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £535 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.31 -
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7959 8860 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.97% 37.23% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5700 6161 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 159 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.84 £20.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +15.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tandem across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in London

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tandem across the London region.

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in London

Tandem
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tandem across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Tandem Daily Rate Histogram in London

Tandem
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tandem across the London region.

Tandem Hourly Rate Trend in London

Tandem
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +4 1 £250 -54.54% 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) UNIX
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (32.00%) Front Office
5 8 (32.00%) Financial Institution
5 8 (32.00%) Fidessa
5 8 (32.00%) Equities
6 5 (20.00%) BASE24
6 5 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.00%) Marketing
8 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) Adobe
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) User Experience
9 2 (8.00%) Sysomos
9 2 (8.00%) Radian6
9 2 (8.00%) OOP
9 2 (8.00%) OOD
9 2 (8.00%) SAS
9 2 (8.00%) Windows
9 2 (8.00%) XHTML
9 2 (8.00%) XML

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (8.00%) SAS
2 1 (4.00%) CICS
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) BASE24
2 2 (8.00%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (8.00%) Radian6
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (8.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) MSTest
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 8 (32.00%) Financial Institution
3 8 (32.00%) Front Office
4 3 (12.00%) Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) Automotive
6 1 (4.00%) Advertising
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.00%) Retail
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Web Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Web Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Flex Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Auditor
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) XSLT
2 2 (8.00%) XHTML
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.00%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (4.00%) Ninject
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (4.00%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (32.00%) Equities
3 2 (8.00%) Copywriting
3 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.00%) APACS
3 2 (8.00%) EMV
3 2 (8.00%) Social Media
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) EPoS
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) HPUX
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Social Media Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) System Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Multivariate Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Information Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) SEO
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Web Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
4 2 (8.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) ActionScript
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CISA
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Fidessa
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Omniture
3 2 (8.00%) DoubleClick
3 2 (8.00%) Sysomos
4 1 (4.00%) Red Gate
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM