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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 411 410 405
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Tandem 17 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.069% 0.036% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.094% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +70.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.31 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.74%
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
8779 9552 9389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.63% 37.70% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6110 6725 6478
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 155 239
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -15.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.20 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +22 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 17 (50.00%) UNIX
3 15 (44.12%) Banking
4 14 (41.18%) SQL
4 14 (41.18%) Management Information System
5 13 (38.24%) Front Office
5 13 (38.24%) Financial Institution
5 13 (38.24%) Fidessa
5 13 (38.24%) Equities
6 8 (23.53%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) BASE24
7 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) System Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Base SAS
9 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.71%) APACS
9 5 (14.71%) EMV
9 5 (14.71%) SAS
10 4 (11.76%) Linux
11 3 (8.82%) Windows
11 3 (8.82%) HTML
11 3 (8.82%) CSS
11 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
11 3 (8.82%) Adobe
11 3 (8.82%) Middleware
11 3 (8.82%) Marketing
12 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
12 2 (5.88%) Business Development

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (14.71%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) CICS
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) BASE24
2 2 (5.88%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LDAP
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Base SAS
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) NUnit
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) MSTest
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) Banking
3 13 (38.24%) Financial Institution
3 13 (38.24%) Front Office
4 3 (8.82%) Marketing
5 2 (5.88%) Automotive
6 1 (2.94%) Advertising
6 1 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Analyst
2 14 (41.18%) Support Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Chief Architect
5 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Web Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Web Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) EPoS Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Flex Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Auditor
6 1 (2.94%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) IT Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
3 1 (2.94%) XHTML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.94%) Ninject
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.94%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 13 (38.24%) Equities
3 5 (14.71%) APACS
3 5 (14.71%) EMV
4 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.88%) Copywriting
4 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.88%) Social Media
4 2 (5.88%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) EPoS
5 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) HPUX
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Project Management
2 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
3 6 (17.65%) Performance Testing
4 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (14.71%) System Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Multivariate Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Information Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Social Media Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Business Development
5 2 (5.88%) DRM
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Web Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) SEO
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) COBOL
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) CISA
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Fidessa
2 3 (8.82%) Adobe
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Omniture
3 2 (5.88%) DoubleClick
4 1 (2.94%) Red Gate