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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 139 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing Tandem 5 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.36% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 1.32% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 12
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£250 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £433 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
950 756 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.86% 26.90% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 388 386
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 65 60
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.69 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% -0.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.83 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 22 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
Cheshire +5 3 £220 - 5
Manchester -15 2 £280 -37.77% 3
Merseyside - - - -
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) VBScript
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) JBoss
4 1 (10.00%) Apache
4 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (10.00%) LAN

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) NUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Project Leader
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Build Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) MonoRail
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) VMS
3 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) VBScript
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Foglight
2 1 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (10.00%) Tumbleweed