The first 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 29 July 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 London 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 399 396 378
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Tandem 18 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.077% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 14
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£450 £525 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7194 7905 8190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.62% 32.57% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4832 5441 5518
Average daily rate £450 £460 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 174 209
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
Tandem
England

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
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 29 July 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 +30 10 £500 +11.11%
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (40.63%) Finance
2 11 (34.38%) UNIX
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) BASE24
4 8 (25.00%) Equities
4 8 (25.00%) Banking
5 7 (21.88%) Financial Institution
5 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (21.88%) Front Office
5 7 (21.88%) Fidessa
5 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
7 5 (15.63%) EMV
7 5 (15.63%) SAS
7 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.63%) System Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Base SAS
7 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.63%) APACS
8 4 (12.50%) Solaris
8 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
10 2 (6.25%) BladeLogic
10 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (15.63%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) CICS
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) MPLS
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Base SAS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.13%) NUnit
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) MSTest
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (21.88%) Financial Institution
3 7 (21.88%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Product Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Chief Architect
5 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Environment Manager
6 1 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Information Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) XSLT
2 1 (3.13%) XHTML
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (3.13%) Ninject
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.13%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Equities
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 5 (15.63%) APACS
3 5 (15.63%) EMV
4 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Solaris
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) zOS
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) HPUX
4 1 (3.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
2 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
3 5 (15.63%) System Testing
4 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
5 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Change Control
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.13%) Product Management
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.13%) ATDD
6 1 (3.13%) Customer Insight
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) COBOL
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.13%) JCL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (6.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Fidessa
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Red Gate
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