The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 248 237 245
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Tandem 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.011% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.075% 0.046% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£300 £242 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.96% -34.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.50
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2651 2184 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.41% 25.08% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1447 1166 1114
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 116 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.46 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.75 £45.00
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 the South East

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

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Tandem
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tandem across the South East region.

Tandem Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Tandem
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Berkshire +6 1 £300 +23.96%
Surrey - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Dojo
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Dojo
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA