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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 393 381 402
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing Tandem 19 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.037% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
Average daily rate £438 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £400 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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
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 18 April 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 18 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
City of London - 5 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £200 -
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (38.24%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL
3 10 (29.41%) Finance
4 9 (26.47%) UNIX
5 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 6 (17.65%) Application Packaging
5 6 (17.65%) SCCM
5 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.71%) Release Management
6 5 (14.71%) QA
6 5 (14.71%) Mainframe
7 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
7 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.82%) BASE24
8 3 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) SQL
8 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.82%) Back Office
8 3 (8.82%) Linux
9 2 (5.88%) IBM
9 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.88%) JCL
9 2 (5.88%) Solaris
9 2 (5.88%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) MVC
9 2 (5.88%) Validation
9 2 (5.88%) Management Information System

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Maya
1 1 (2.94%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (2.94%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) BASE24
2 2 (5.88%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
1 1 (2.94%) PBX
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (2.94%) NUnit
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 12 (35.29%) Banking
2 10 (29.41%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
1 6 (17.65%) Release Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Environment Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Product Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Release Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Information Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Manager
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.94%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.94%) Velocity
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) ISPF
3 1 (2.94%) MonoRail
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) iSeries
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Derivative
2 2 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.88%) Equities
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) IVR
3 1 (2.94%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.94%) VSAM
3 1 (2.94%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.94%) Animation
3 1 (2.94%) RMADS
3 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.94%) Android
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) HPUX
6 1 (2.94%) zOS
6 1 (2.94%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Release Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) MVC
5 2 (5.88%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Data Management
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Change Control
6 1 (2.94%) Customer Insight
6 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) JCL
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) COBOL
3 1 (2.94%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCTS
2 1 (2.94%) MCP
2 1 (2.94%) MCAD
2 1 (2.94%) MCSD
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) IBM
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Mitel
2 1 (2.94%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.94%) Fidessa
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Dell
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe