The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 630 622 591
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs citing Tandem 34 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.044% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 19
Average daily rate £375 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £317 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £570 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £550 £463
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +18.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
18208 17980 17517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.69% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11846 10898 10690
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 704 760
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.96 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

Tandem
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tandem within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(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
England +5 33 £375 -25.00% 27
London -21 13 £375 -25.00% 11
North West -9 5 £338 -38.63% 3
South East -11 5 £400 -17.52% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £240 -
North East - 4 £240 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £240 -
Northamptonshire +11 3 £513 -10.86%
East Midlands +7 3 £513 -10.86% 2
Surrey - 3 £400 - 1
Lancashire +2 2 £338 - 1
Cheshire -4 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £450 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £338 -
Swindon - 2 £450 -
South West - 2 £450 - 2
City of London +39 1 £800 +60.00% 2
High Wycombe - 1 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Redhill - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £250 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 22 (35.48%) Mainframe
3 21 (33.87%) SQL
4 19 (30.65%) Unix
5 18 (29.03%) Windows
6 17 (27.42%) Oracle
6 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (24.19%) Banking
8 14 (22.58%) Java
9 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
10 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.13%) IBM
11 10 (16.13%) COBOL
11 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 10 (16.13%) BASE24
12 8 (12.90%) Scrum
12 8 (12.90%) .NET
12 8 (12.90%) TDD
12 8 (12.90%) Investment Banking
12 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
13 7 (11.29%) BDD
13 7 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
13 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
13 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (11.29%) IBM Mainframe
13 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
13 7 (11.29%) CSS
13 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
13 7 (11.29%) Migration

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (6.45%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) CICS
3 2 (3.23%) FileNet
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Confluence
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.84%) MS Office
3 3 (4.84%) MS Project
4 2 (3.23%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) ATM
2 4 (6.45%) DNS
2 4 (6.45%) FTP
3 3 (4.84%) Firewall
3 3 (4.84%) SSL
4 2 (3.23%) DHCP
4 2 (3.23%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.61%) 3G
5 1 (1.61%) NAS
5 1 (1.61%) SAN
5 1 (1.61%) SNMP
5 1 (1.61%) SSH
5 1 (1.61%) VLAN
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) MySQL
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.23%) GIS
6 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.84%) Moq
2 3 (4.84%) NUnit
2 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.61%) Gatling
4 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.61%) JMeter
4 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Banking
3 8 (12.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (8.06%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Developer
5 5 (8.06%) DBA
5 5 (8.06%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Agile Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Support
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Angular Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) .NET
1 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
2 7 (11.29%) CSS
2 7 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (9.68%) CSS3
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
3 6 (9.68%) HTML5
3 6 (9.68%) jQuery
3 6 (9.68%) Spring
4 5 (8.06%) Entity Framework
4 5 (8.06%) J2EE
4 5 (8.06%) NHibernate
4 5 (8.06%) Web Services
5 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 4 (6.45%) Middleware
6 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Mainframe
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (9.68%) iSeries
4 5 (8.06%) Clustering
4 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.06%) EMV
4 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.06%) User Experience
5 4 (6.45%) AS400
6 3 (4.84%) Cryptography
7 2 (3.23%) Animation
8 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.61%) Blog
8 1 (1.61%) Equities
8 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.61%) Online Games
8 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Unix
2 18 (29.03%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.84%) OpenVMS
5 3 (4.84%) zOS
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.61%) HPUX
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.35%) E-Commerce
3 8 (12.90%) Scrum
3 8 (12.90%) TDD
4 7 (11.29%) BDD
4 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.29%) Migration
4 7 (11.29%) MVC
4 7 (11.29%) Project Management
5 6 (9.68%) Change Management
5 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (9.68%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.06%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (8.06%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (6.45%) DevOps
7 4 (6.45%) Network Management
7 4 (6.45%) SAP Security
7 4 (6.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) COBOL
4 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.68%) JCL
5 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 4 (6.45%) C#
7 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.23%) Ruby
8 2 (3.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) CCNA
2 4 (6.45%) CCNP
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.45%) MCDBA
2 4 (6.45%) MCP
2 4 (6.45%) MCSE
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) MBA
4 1 (1.61%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.84%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.23%) RACF
2 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) OpenView
2 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) OVSD
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Oracle
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.13%) IBM
4 6 (9.68%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) SAP
5 4 (6.45%) VMware
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix
7 2 (3.23%) Ektron
7 2 (3.23%) Genesys
7 2 (3.23%) Informatica
7 2 (3.23%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.61%) AppSense
8 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.61%) Qualys
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.61%) ThinPrint
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