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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 389 412 414
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Contract jobs citing Tandem 26 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.088% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 10
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£450 £445 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -8.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £499 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
8622 8947 9751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.36% 37.37% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 5951 6649
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 183 197
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -2 4 £260 -47.47%
Croydon - 4 £450 -
Sidcup - 1 £400 -
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) TDD
3 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 12 (33.33%) Ruby
3 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 11 (30.56%) C#
5 10 (27.78%) SQL
5 10 (27.78%) Web Services
5 10 (27.78%) Scrum
6 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (25.00%) .NET
6 9 (25.00%) BDD
6 9 (25.00%) Node.js
6 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (22.22%) DevOps
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (22.22%) SDLC
7 8 (22.22%) Puppet
7 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (22.22%) Selenium
7 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 8 (22.22%) UNIX
7 8 (22.22%) Python
7 8 (22.22%) HP
7 8 (22.22%) LAMP
7 8 (22.22%) Ubuntu
8 7 (19.44%) Banking

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (25.00%) Node.js
2 4 (11.11%) JBoss
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.11%) Drupal
2 4 (11.11%) Jetty
2 4 (11.11%) nginx
2 4 (11.11%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) Lync
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) MindAlign
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) S-PLUS
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) VPN
1 4 (11.11%) DMZ
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) ATM
2 1 (2.78%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) QlikView
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.22%) Selenium
4 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 4 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (11.11%) PhantomJS
4 4 (11.11%) SonarQube
4 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 4 (11.11%) Hudson
4 4 (11.11%) Gerrit
4 4 (11.11%) FishEye
4 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
4 4 (11.11%) Gradle
4 4 (11.11%) Artifactory
4 4 (11.11%) Ant
4 4 (11.11%) PVCS
4 4 (11.11%) ClearCase
4 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Back Office
6 1 (2.78%) Law
6 1 (2.78%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) FIX Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Web Services
2 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.22%) LAMP
4 6 (16.67%) HTML
5 5 (13.89%) WCF
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 4 (11.11%) Django
6 4 (11.11%) jQuery
6 4 (11.11%) RESTful
6 4 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 4 (11.11%) Java EE
7 2 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.56%) CSS
7 2 (5.56%) XML
8 1 (2.78%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.11%) Equities
3 2 (5.56%) Derivative
3 2 (5.56%) PMI
3 2 (5.56%) EMV
3 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) APACS
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) UNIX
2 8 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 6 (16.67%) Solaris
4 5 (13.89%) Windows
5 4 (11.11%) CentOS
5 4 (11.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.78%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) TDD
3 10 (27.78%) Scrum
4 9 (25.00%) BDD
5 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) DevOps
5 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (22.22%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
7 5 (13.89%) MVC
7 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
8 4 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (11.11%) Static Code Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.11%) ITIL
8 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Ruby
2 11 (30.56%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 8 (22.22%) Python
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.89%) Perl
8 4 (11.11%) PHP
8 4 (11.11%) C++
8 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (8.33%) COBOL
10 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Varnish
1 4 (11.11%) vCloud
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Puppet
1 8 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.11%) CA LISA
2 4 (11.11%) HAProxy
2 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) HP
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Google
4 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 4 (11.11%) Pega
4 4 (11.11%) AppDynamics
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) Sun
4 4 (11.11%) CA
4 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 2 (5.56%) Coverity
6 1 (2.78%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Reuters