The 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 142 147 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Tandem 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% 0.062% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £450 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £493 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.86% +40.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
939 860 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.52% 26.67% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 513 392
Average daily rate £373 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 55 42
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -4 2 £450 -18.18%
Tandem
England

Tandem
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) BASE24
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Build Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
1 2 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft