The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 85 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Tandem 3 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.33% 1.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 1.45% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£340 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £420
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.50
Tandem
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
413 276 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.21% 23.08% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 158 170
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 47
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £21.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tandem across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tandem across the Manchester region.

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Tandem
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tandem across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Tandem Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Tandem
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) VBScript
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) iSeries
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
3 1 (11.11%) EMV
3 1 (11.11%) RACF
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) BASE24
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) ATM
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Project Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EMV
1 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
1 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
1 1 (11.11%) Customer Insight
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) VBScript
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM