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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 392 417 406
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs citing Tandem 22 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.024% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.063% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 9
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£450 £513 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +78.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.50
Tandem
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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
8696 9485 9741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.88% 37.60% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5999 6602 6653
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 169 245
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.23 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 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 1 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
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 18 (48.65%) UNIX
3 16 (43.24%) Banking
4 15 (40.54%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) Management Information System
5 14 (37.84%) Front Office
5 14 (37.84%) Financial Institution
5 14 (37.84%) Fidessa
5 14 (37.84%) Equities
6 8 (21.62%) BASE24
6 8 (21.62%) Project Management
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) System Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Base SAS
9 5 (13.51%) APACS
9 5 (13.51%) EMV
9 5 (13.51%) SAS
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) Linux
11 3 (8.11%) Windows
11 3 (8.11%) HTML
11 3 (8.11%) CSS
11 3 (8.11%) Middleware
11 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (8.11%) Adobe
11 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.11%) Marketing
11 3 (8.11%) User Experience

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (13.51%) SAS
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) CICS
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) BASE24
2 2 (5.41%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
1 2 (5.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Base SAS
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) MSTest
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 19 (51.35%) Finance
2 16 (43.24%) Banking
3 14 (37.84%) Front Office
3 14 (37.84%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.11%) Marketing
5 2 (5.41%) Automotive
6 1 (2.70%) Advertising
6 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Support Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Web Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Chief Architect
5 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Web Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Account Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) User Experience Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) User Experience Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) EPoS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) XHTML
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.70%) Ninject
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Management Information System
2 14 (37.84%) Equities
3 5 (13.51%) APACS
3 5 (13.51%) EMV
4 3 (8.11%) User Experience
5 2 (5.41%) Copywriting
5 2 (5.41%) Social Media
5 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.70%) EPoS
6 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) UNIX
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) zOS
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) HPUX
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Project Management
2 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
3 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
4 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.51%) System Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Analytics
6 2 (5.41%) Social Media Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Business Development
6 2 (5.41%) Web Analytics
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Multivariate Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.41%) SEO
6 2 (5.41%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) CISA
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Fidessa
2 3 (8.11%) Adobe
3 2 (5.41%) Omniture
3 2 (5.41%) DoubleClick
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Red Gate
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