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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 399 390 379
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Tandem 12 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.053% 0.057% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.15% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
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£413 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £290 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Tandem
England

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
7859 8604 8265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.95% 37.42% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5382 6100 5709
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 146 167
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.04 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +23 6 £500 -2.67% 4
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) BASE24
4 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) Equities
4 4 (21.05%) NonStop SQL
4 4 (21.05%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Derivative
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (10.53%) SAS
1 2 (10.53%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) NonStop SQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) SonarQube
2 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) FIX Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Database Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) XSLT
3 2 (10.53%) XHTML
3 2 (10.53%) LAMP
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) Django
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (5.26%) Ninject
4 1 (5.26%) D3.js
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Equities
2 3 (15.79%) Derivative
3 2 (10.53%) EMV
3 2 (10.53%) APACS
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) PMI
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) OOD
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) OOP
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) COBOL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) CA
3 2 (10.53%) Pega
3 2 (10.53%) AppDynamics
3 2 (10.53%) WorldPay
4 1 (5.26%) Coverity
4 1 (5.26%) Red Gate
4 1 (5.26%) Reuters
4 1 (5.26%) NYFIX
4 1 (5.26%) Portware
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Sun