The first 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 16 April 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 564 540 538
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing Tandem 39 12 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.025% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.097% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 24
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £348 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.00
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

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 16 April 2014.

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 30 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -18 31 £457 +14.12% 37
London -25 20 £425 +6.25% 11
Scotland - 6 £330 -
City of London - 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 5 £328 -
South West -13 3 £463 +42.46% 1
North West -19 3 £406 +16.07% 2
East of England - 3 £638 - 5
Essex - 2 £750 - 2
Manchester -15 1 £388 +10.71%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £200 -
Leeds - 1 £500 - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 7
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 11
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
South East - - - - 6
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Norwich - - - - 1
Plymouth - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (45.31%) UNIX
1 29 (45.31%) Windows
2 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 19 (29.69%) Mainframe
4 14 (21.88%) IBM
4 14 (21.88%) Banking
5 12 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 10 (15.63%) ITIL
7 9 (14.06%) Middleware
7 9 (14.06%) BASE24
7 9 (14.06%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.94%) Information Security
9 7 (10.94%) SQL
9 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
10 6 (9.38%) ATM
10 6 (9.38%) zOS
10 6 (9.38%) SCCM
10 6 (9.38%) iSeries
10 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
10 6 (9.38%) Application Packaging
10 6 (9.38%) QA
11 5 (7.81%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (7.81%) Release Management
11 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.81%) HP
11 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
11 5 (7.81%) Linux
11 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
12 4 (6.25%) .NET

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) CICS
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.56%) Maya
1 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.56%) MS Project
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (14.06%) BASE24
2 2 (3.13%) Summit
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) ATM
2 2 (3.13%) MPLS
3 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) LDAP
3 1 (1.56%) PBX
3 1 (1.56%) VoIP
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) SSL
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) DB2
3 2 (3.13%) Informix
3 2 (3.13%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) NUnit
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (1.56%) Toad
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Back Office
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.56%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Developer
2 8 (12.50%) Designer
3 7 (10.94%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Environment Manager
4 6 (9.38%) Release Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (4.69%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Designer
9 1 (1.56%) Head of IT
9 1 (1.56%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) Middleware
2 6 (9.38%) Application Packaging
3 4 (6.25%) .NET
4 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.56%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.56%) ISPF
6 1 (1.56%) Velocity
6 1 (1.56%) WCF
6 1 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.56%) MonoRail
6 1 (1.56%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.56%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.56%) CSS
6 1 (1.56%) XML
6 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Mainframe
2 9 (14.06%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (9.38%) iSeries
4 3 (4.69%) Derivative
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Equities
4 3 (4.69%) EFT
5 2 (3.13%) EMV
5 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.13%) AS400
6 1 (1.56%) VSAM
6 1 (1.56%) CESG
6 1 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.56%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.56%) Animation
6 1 (1.56%) RMADS
6 1 (1.56%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) UNIX
1 29 (45.31%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) zOS
2 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
5 2 (3.13%) AIX
5 2 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (1.56%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.56%) VMS
6 1 (1.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Risk Management
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.94%) Information Security
5 5 (7.81%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (7.81%) Release Management
6 4 (6.25%) Scrum
6 4 (6.25%) MVC
6 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.69%) Web Application Development
7 3 (4.69%) Validation
7 3 (4.69%) Project Management
8 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.13%) Service Management
8 2 (3.13%) Migration
8 2 (3.13%) Change Control
8 2 (3.13%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) C#
2 4 (6.25%) COBOL
2 4 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) JCL
4 2 (3.13%) VB
4 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) SELCOPY
5 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) MCTS
2 1 (1.56%) MCP
2 1 (1.56%) MCAD
2 1 (1.56%) MCSD
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.56%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.56%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) IBM
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) HP
3 2 (3.13%) Adobe
3 2 (3.13%) Sun
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Twitter
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.56%) Mitel
4 1 (1.56%) VocaLink
4 1 (1.56%) TSYS
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) Sage
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.56%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.56%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.56%) Dell
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix