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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 603 642 584
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -58
Contract jobs citing Tandem 57 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.056% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 15
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £384
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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
18108 18446 17467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.54% 32.33% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11689 11594 10569
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 733 697
Median hourly rate £20.92 £18.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.96% -6.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
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 July 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 26 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 July 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 +5 48 £394 -7.35% 15
London +14 29 £375 -16.66% 7
Scotland +12 8 £270 +5.88% 1
Edinburgh - 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £211 -
North East - 7 £211 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £211 -
South East +5 5 £413 +26.92% 3
City of London +49 2 £350 -7.89%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 - -
Milton Keynes +14 2 - -
East Midlands 0 2 £525 -8.69%
North West -7 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
Glasgow +10 1 £270 +5.88%
Northampton -2 1 £525 -8.69%
Northamptonshire -2 1 £525 -8.69%
Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +41.66% 1
West Yorkshire -4 1 £425 +183.33% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £413 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 £413 -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 38 (42.22%) Unix
2 34 (37.78%) Mainframe
3 32 (35.56%) Finance
4 27 (30.00%) Windows
5 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (23.33%) FTP
7 20 (22.22%) Middleware
7 20 (22.22%) Project Management
8 18 (20.00%) Oracle
8 18 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (17.78%) Service Delivery
10 16 (17.78%) SQL
10 16 (17.78%) IBM
11 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (15.56%) Risk Management
12 14 (15.56%) JCL
12 14 (15.56%) Banking
12 14 (15.56%) Project Planning
13 13 (14.44%) Release Management
13 13 (14.44%) Migration
13 13 (14.44%) Management Information System
13 13 (14.44%) Linux
13 13 (14.44%) ITIL
14 12 (13.33%) MS Project
14 12 (13.33%) HP
14 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
15 11 (12.22%) Escalation Management
15 11 (12.22%) COBOL
15 11 (12.22%) HTTP

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 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.33%) Drupal
2 3 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
3 2 (2.22%) CICS
3 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (2.22%) DNN
3 2 (2.22%) FileNet
3 2 (2.22%) Immediacy CMS
3 2 (2.22%) Kentico
3 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.22%) Sitefinity
3 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Project
2 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.22%) MS Office
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.33%) FTP
2 11 (12.22%) HTTP
3 5 (5.56%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.44%) DNS
4 4 (4.44%) Firewall
5 3 (3.33%) ATM
6 2 (2.22%) DHCP
6 2 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.11%) 3G
7 1 (1.11%) MPLS
7 1 (1.11%) SNMP
7 1 (1.11%) VLAN
7 1 (1.11%) VPN
7 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) NonStop SQL
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.33%) DB2
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.22%) GIS
5 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.33%) Moq
2 3 (3.33%) NUnit
2 3 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.22%) JIRA
3 2 (2.22%) Selenium
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.11%) Gatling
4 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.11%) JBehave
4 1 (1.11%) JMeter
4 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (35.56%) Finance
2 14 (15.56%) Banking
3 6 (6.67%) Law
4 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Danish Language
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Developer
2 18 (20.00%) Analyst
3 14 (15.56%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.00%) Technical Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Middleware Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Product Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) Middleware
2 10 (11.11%) ISPF
3 6 (6.67%) .NET
3 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (6.67%) XML
4 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (5.56%) HTML
4 5 (5.56%) HTML5
4 5 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.44%) CSS
5 4 (4.44%) CSS3
5 4 (4.44%) jQuery
5 4 (4.44%) JSON
5 4 (4.44%) Spring
5 4 (4.44%) Web Services
5 4 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (3.33%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (37.78%) Mainframe
2 13 (14.44%) Management Information System
3 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
5 10 (11.11%) iSeries
5 10 (11.11%) User Experience
5 10 (11.11%) Virtual Team
6 9 (10.00%) AS400
7 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (3.33%) DataPower
9 3 (3.33%) EFT
9 3 (3.33%) SWIFT
10 2 (2.22%) Clustering
10 2 (2.22%) Cryptography
10 2 (2.22%) EMV
11 1 (1.11%) Equities
11 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
11 1 (1.11%) Social Media
11 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Unix
2 27 (30.00%) Windows
3 13 (14.44%) Linux
4 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.22%) Solaris
6 1 (1.11%) CoreOS
6 1 (1.11%) HPUX
6 1 (1.11%) MVS
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.22%) Project Management
3 18 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (18.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (17.78%) Service Delivery
6 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (15.56%) Project Planning
7 14 (15.56%) Risk Management
8 13 (14.44%) ITIL
8 13 (14.44%) Migration
8 13 (14.44%) Release Management
9 11 (12.22%) Escalation Management
10 9 (10.00%) ITSM
10 9 (10.00%) Network Management
10 9 (10.00%) SAP Security
11 8 (8.89%) BDD
12 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (7.78%) SDLC
12 7 (7.78%) Service Management
12 7 (7.78%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.78%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) JCL
3 11 (12.22%) COBOL
4 10 (11.11%) Java
5 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.56%) C#
7 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.44%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.33%) C
8 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.22%) Perl
9 2 (2.22%) Python
9 2 (2.22%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) Scala
10 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Degree
2 9 (10.00%) CCNA
2 9 (10.00%) CCNP
2 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.00%) MCDBA
2 9 (10.00%) MCP
2 9 (10.00%) MCSE
2 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) ISEB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) MBA
6 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.11%) PMP
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.11%) Docker
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.11%) RACF
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) OpenView
2 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.22%) Legato
3 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.11%) Ansible
4 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.11%) OVSD
4 1 (1.11%) Puppet
4 1 (1.11%) SCCM
4 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Oracle
2 16 (17.78%) IBM
3 12 (13.33%) HP
4 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.11%) SAP
6 4 (4.44%) Ektron
7 3 (3.33%) Citrix
7 3 (3.33%) VMware
8 2 (2.22%) Alterian
8 2 (2.22%) EPiServer
8 2 (2.22%) F5
8 2 (2.22%) Genesys
8 2 (2.22%) Informatica
8 2 (2.22%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.11%) AppSense
9 1 (1.11%) Qualys
9 1 (1.11%) ThinPrint