The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 137 109 123
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing Tandem 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.098% 0.047% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.24% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£463 £300 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.33% +76.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
599 417 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.60% 19.57% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 241 287
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Tandem
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Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Tandem
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tandem across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Tandem Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Tandem
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Tandem Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Tandem
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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Vacancies
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Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (100.00%) BASE24
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) EFT
3 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) COBOL

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (100.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) ATM
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) COBOL
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) IBM