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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 398 398 390
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Tandem 13 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.034% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.093% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 15
Average daily rate £375 £442 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +35.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £269 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £530 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £501 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.15% +43.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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
7568 7531 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.79% 36.15% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 5276 5595
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 147 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 2 £375 -16.66% 3
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 11 (28.21%) Banking
4 10 (25.64%) Windows
5 9 (23.08%) Unix
5 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.51%) Linux
6 8 (20.51%) Java
7 7 (17.95%) MySQL
7 7 (17.95%) MS Visio
7 7 (17.95%) TDD
7 7 (17.95%) Migration
7 7 (17.95%) Degree
7 7 (17.95%) BDD
7 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.38%) HP
8 6 (15.38%) Oracle
8 6 (15.38%) Web Services
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
9 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
9 5 (12.82%) Ruby
9 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (12.82%) DevOps
9 5 (12.82%) GitHub

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (12.82%) Node.js
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) Confluence
3 3 (7.69%) JBoss
3 3 (7.69%) Jetty
3 3 (7.69%) nginx
3 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Lync
4 1 (2.56%) MindAlign
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) SAS
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.95%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Brady Trinity
2 1 (2.56%) BASE24
2 1 (2.56%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.82%) GitHub
2 3 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DMZ
1 3 (7.69%) Firewall
1 3 (7.69%) SSL
1 3 (7.69%) VPN
2 2 (5.13%) FTP
2 2 (5.13%) SSH
3 1 (2.56%) NAS
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.56%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (5.13%) QlikView
4 2 (5.13%) Star Schema
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.56%) DB2
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
2 3 (7.69%) Artifactory
2 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.69%) CruiseControl
2 3 (7.69%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.69%) FishEye
2 3 (7.69%) Gerrit
2 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Gradle
2 3 (7.69%) Hudson
2 3 (7.69%) Jasmine
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.69%) Maven
2 3 (7.69%) Mercurial
2 3 (7.69%) PhantomJS
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Banking
3 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.69%) Law
6 2 (5.13%) Back Office
6 2 (5.13%) Games
7 1 (2.56%) Front Office
7 1 (2.56%) Legal
7 1 (2.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Implementation Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) QlikView Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) Java EE
2 3 (7.69%) jQuery
2 3 (7.69%) LAMP
2 3 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (7.69%) RESTful
3 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.69%) Equities
2 3 (7.69%) iSeries
3 2 (5.13%) Blog
3 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.13%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.13%) Online Games
3 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.56%) APACS
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Derivative
4 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.56%) EMV
4 1 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Unix
3 8 (20.51%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Solaris
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 3 (7.69%) OpenVMS
5 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.69%) zOS
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.56%) Android
7 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) BDD
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 7 (17.95%) TDD
3 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.38%) Scrum
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (12.82%) DevOps
4 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Coaching
6 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.69%) SDLC
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
7 2 (5.13%) Line Management
7 2 (5.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.82%) Ruby
4 4 (10.26%) C++
4 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.26%) Python
4 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.69%) COBOL
5 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) C#
6 2 (5.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Docker
1 3 (7.69%) vCloud
2 1 (2.56%) NET24-XPNET
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HAProxy
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) HP
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.26%) Google
2 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) WorldPay
3 3 (7.69%) Rally
3 3 (7.69%) Sun
4 2 (5.13%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.13%) Brady
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Reuters
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) TIBCO