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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 592 575 541
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -34
Contract jobs citing Tandem 28 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.066% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 15
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£400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £367 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £400 £306
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +30.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 24 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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 -32 25 £400 -5.88% 26
London -3 17 £450 - 11
City of London -16 3 £260 -48.00% 5
East of England 0 2 - - 1
South East -11 2 £325 -17.19% 7
North West -29 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 4
Merseyside - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Glasgow +4 1 £255 -22.72%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £300 -23.56% 2
Milton Keynes -7 1 £300 -23.56%
Scotland -11 1 £255 -22.72%
Sidcup - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £350 - 4
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £150 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £150 - 2
Liverpool - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) TDD
3 15 (28.30%) C#
3 15 (28.30%) SQL
3 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
4 14 (26.42%) UNIX
5 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
5 13 (24.53%) .NET
5 13 (24.53%) Finance
5 13 (24.53%) Ruby
5 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
6 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
7 11 (20.75%) Project Management
7 11 (20.75%) Scrum
7 11 (20.75%) BDD
8 10 (18.87%) Node.js
8 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 10 (18.87%) HP
9 9 (16.98%) Web Services
9 9 (16.98%) MVC
9 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (16.98%) QA
10 8 (15.09%) Banking
10 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (15.09%) Web Application Development
10 8 (15.09%) ITIL
10 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
10 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (18.87%) Node.js
2 4 (7.55%) Drupal
3 3 (5.66%) Jetty
3 3 (5.66%) nginx
3 3 (5.66%) Confluence
3 3 (5.66%) JBoss
3 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.77%) SAS
4 2 (3.77%) CICS
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Project
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) BASE24
2 1 (1.89%) assyst
2 1 (1.89%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) VPN
1 3 (5.66%) DMZ
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
1 3 (5.66%) ATM
2 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.66%) NonStop SQL
3 3 (5.66%) DB2
3 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.66%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.21%) Selenium
4 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.55%) PVCS
5 4 (7.55%) ClearCase
5 4 (7.55%) SonarQube
6 3 (5.66%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (5.66%) PhantomJS
6 3 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.66%) Ant
6 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.66%) JMeter
6 3 (5.66%) CruiseControl
6 3 (5.66%) Subversion
6 3 (5.66%) Maven
6 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
6 3 (5.66%) Hudson
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) FIX Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Project Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Server Support Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
1 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.98%) Web Services
2 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (13.21%) Entity Framework
4 7 (13.21%) RESTful
4 7 (13.21%) LAMP
4 7 (13.21%) .NET Framework
4 7 (13.21%) WCF
5 6 (11.32%) HTML
6 5 (9.43%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (7.55%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (7.55%) Django
7 4 (7.55%) jQuery
7 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.66%) Java EE
8 3 (5.66%) CSS
9 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Equities
2 5 (9.43%) Derivative
3 4 (7.55%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.66%) EMV
5 2 (3.77%) APACS
6 1 (1.89%) Clustering
6 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) PMI
6 1 (1.89%) EFT
6 1 (1.89%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.89%) GIS
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) CMDB
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) UNIX
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 7 (13.21%) Ubuntu
4 6 (11.32%) Windows
5 4 (7.55%) Solaris
6 3 (5.66%) CentOS
6 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) AIX
7 1 (1.89%) zOS
7 1 (1.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) TDD
3 11 (20.75%) Project Management
3 11 (20.75%) Scrum
3 11 (20.75%) BDD
4 9 (16.98%) MVC
5 8 (15.09%) ITIL
5 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.09%) Web Application Development
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
6 7 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (13.21%) SDLC
7 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.43%) Migration
8 5 (9.43%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (7.55%) Static Code Analysis
10 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) C#
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 13 (24.53%) Ruby
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) Python
4 7 (13.21%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.66%) Perl
6 3 (5.66%) PHP
6 3 (5.66%) C++
6 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.77%) COBOL
7 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VBA
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) MCSE
3 2 (3.77%) CCNP
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) CISSP
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.77%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Varnish
2 3 (5.66%) vCloud
2 3 (5.66%) Docker
3 2 (3.77%) NET24-XPNET
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Puppet
1 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.55%) CA LISA
3 3 (5.66%) HAProxy
3 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) HP
3 6 (11.32%) IBM
4 4 (7.55%) Pega
4 4 (7.55%) CA
4 4 (7.55%) Sun
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 4 (7.55%) SAP
4 4 (7.55%) AppDynamics
5 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.66%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) Google
5 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.77%) Coverity
6 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.77%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.89%) Portware
7 1 (1.89%) Informatica
7 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.89%) Reuters
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