The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 620 605 585
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Contract jobs citing Tandem 36 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.040% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 20
Median daily rate £400 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £285 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £593 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £550 £425
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Tandem as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Tandem Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Tandem
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tandem within the UK.

Tandem Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Tandem
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tandem within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Tandem Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Tandem
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tandem within the UK.

Tandem Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Tandem
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 33 £400 -20.00% 21
London -3 14 £400 -3.03% 8
North West -14 5 £338 -38.63% 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £240 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £240 -
North East - 5 £240 -
South East - 4 £400 - 5
East Midlands +13 3 £513 -10.86% 1
Northamptonshire +6 3 £513 -10.86%
Surrey - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - - 1
Lancashire +1 2 £338 - 1
Cheshire -10 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £338 -
City of London +33 1 £800 +28.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 1 - - 1
Leeds 0 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Redhill - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Tandem also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Tandem.

1 30 (46.88%) Finance
2 25 (39.06%) Mainframe
3 24 (37.50%) Unix
4 19 (29.69%) Windows
4 19 (29.69%) SQL
5 15 (23.44%) Oracle
5 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.44%) Banking
6 12 (18.75%) Project Management
6 12 (18.75%) Java
6 12 (18.75%) IBM
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.63%) FTP
7 10 (15.63%) COBOL
7 10 (15.63%) Migration
7 10 (15.63%) BASE24
8 9 (14.06%) Middleware
8 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (12.50%) Investment Banking
9 8 (12.50%) HP
9 8 (12.50%) JCL
9 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
10 7 (10.94%) MS Project
10 7 (10.94%) ITIL
10 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
10 7 (10.94%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) CICS
2 2 (3.13%) FileNet
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
1 7 (10.94%) MS Project
2 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.69%) MS Office
4 2 (3.13%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (15.63%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) FTP
2 6 (9.38%) ATM
3 4 (6.25%) DNS
3 4 (6.25%) HTTP
4 3 (4.69%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 2 (3.13%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.56%) 3G
6 1 (1.56%) NAS
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) SNMP
6 1 (1.56%) SSH
6 1 (1.56%) SSL
6 1 (1.56%) VLAN
6 1 (1.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) MySQL
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.13%) GIS
5 2 (3.13%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Moq
2 3 (4.69%) NUnit
2 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.56%) Gatling
4 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) JMeter
4 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 30 (46.88%) Finance
2 15 (23.44%) Banking
3 8 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Danish Language
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Support
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.25%) DBA
7 3 (4.69%) COBOL Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Middleware
2 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.81%) CSS
3 5 (7.81%) ISPF
3 5 (7.81%) J2EE
3 5 (7.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (7.81%) Web Services
4 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.25%) CSS3
4 4 (6.25%) HTML
4 4 (6.25%) HTML5
4 4 (6.25%) jQuery
4 4 (6.25%) Spring
5 3 (4.69%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.69%) LINQ
5 3 (4.69%) REST
5 3 (4.69%) SOAP
5 3 (4.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.06%) Mainframe
2 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.38%) iSeries
3 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.38%) User Experience
4 5 (7.81%) AS400
4 5 (7.81%) EMV
5 3 (4.69%) Clustering
5 3 (4.69%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.13%) Animation
7 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Blog
7 1 (1.56%) Equities
7 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.56%) Online Games
7 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Unix
2 19 (29.69%) Windows
3 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) HPUX
4 1 (1.56%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) Project Management
3 10 (15.63%) Migration
4 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (14.06%) E-Commerce
5 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 7 (10.94%) BDD
6 7 (10.94%) ITIL
6 7 (10.94%) Project Planning
7 6 (9.38%) Change Management
7 6 (9.38%) Risk Management
7 6 (9.38%) Scrum
7 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.38%) TDD
8 5 (7.81%) ITSM
8 5 (7.81%) MVC
8 5 (7.81%) Network Management
8 5 (7.81%) SAP Security
9 4 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) COBOL
4 8 (12.50%) JCL
5 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.25%) C#
7 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) Scala
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) CCNA
2 5 (7.81%) CCNP
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.81%) MCDBA
2 5 (7.81%) MCP
2 5 (7.81%) MCSE
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MBA
5 1 (1.56%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.56%) RACF
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) OpenView
2 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) OVSD
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) IBM
3 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.50%) HP
5 5 (7.81%) SAP
6 4 (6.25%) VMware
7 3 (4.69%) Citrix
8 2 (3.13%) Ektron
8 2 (3.13%) Genesys
8 2 (3.13%) Informatica
8 2 (3.13%) WorldPay
9 1 (1.56%) AppSense
9 1 (1.56%) Qualys
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.56%) ThinPrint
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