The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 156 127 126
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing Tandem 2 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.052% 0.17% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.55% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £306
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +30.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1031 903 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 30.07% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 473 375
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 47
Average hourly rate £16.56 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Tandem
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 2 - -
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) Finance

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (28.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Project Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Assistant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Assistant
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) LINQ
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) Modernizr
3 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
2 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Cash Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
2 2 (28.57%) SAP