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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tandem
UK
Rank 532 583 579
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -4
Contract jobs citing Tandem 59 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.069% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.21% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 12
Median daily rate £350 £400 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £400 £501
% change year-on-year
-15.93% -20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £21.88 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+25.04% -

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
14550 16750 16025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 32.93% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9306 10623 10070
Median daily rate £440 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 698 647
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 2017.

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 23 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +67 56 £350 -12.50% 23
London +21 22 £431 +15.00% 12
North East - 13 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £325 -
North West +27 12 £335 -16.25% 5
Lancashire - 11 £343 -
Blackpool - 11 £343 -
Yorkshire - 9 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £450 -
Leeds - 6 £450 -
Scotland +25 3 £350 +22.80% 1
City of London -7 3 £700 +86.66% 2
Edinburgh +23 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
South East +20 1 - - 2
Surrey +16 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £335 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £335 -
Peel - 1 £335 -
Isle of Man - 1 £335 -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 59 (46.09%) Unix
2 48 (37.50%) Linux
3 44 (34.38%) Finance
3 44 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (32.81%) Windows
5 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
6 31 (24.22%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (23.44%) Service Management
8 27 (21.09%) Open Source
8 27 (21.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 23 (17.97%) ITIL
10 23 (17.97%) Change Management
10 23 (17.97%) Release Management
11 22 (17.19%) iSeries
11 22 (17.19%) Data Management
11 22 (17.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 21 (16.41%) ITSM
12 21 (16.41%) AIX
13 20 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
13 20 (15.63%) WebSphere
14 19 (14.84%) Data Analysis
14 19 (14.84%) Windows 2000
14 19 (14.84%) SQL
14 19 (14.84%) Windows XP
14 19 (14.84%) Mentoring
15 18 (14.06%) Banking
16 17 (13.28%) Service Delivery
16 17 (13.28%) Data Centre
16 17 (13.28%) IaaS

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 20 (15.63%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.81%) Confluence
3 5 (3.91%) CMS
3 5 (3.91%) DNN
3 5 (3.91%) Immediacy CMS
3 5 (3.91%) Kentico
3 5 (3.91%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (3.91%) Sitefinity
3 5 (3.91%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) Marvel
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) InVision
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.78%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) BASE24
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.28%) IaaS
1 17 (13.28%) PaaS
1 17 (13.28%) SaaS
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.34%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.34%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.78%) GitHub
3 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) FTP
1 11 (8.59%) TACACS
2 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (6.25%) Network Security
4 5 (3.91%) ATM
5 3 (2.34%) Firewall
5 3 (2.34%) MPLS
6 2 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.56%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.16%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.81%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.81%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.91%) Big Data
6 3 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.34%) MS Access
7 2 (1.56%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) DTS
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (10.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.59%) Cucumber
2 11 (8.59%) JIRA
3 10 (7.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 44 (34.38%) Finance
2 18 (14.06%) Banking
3 7 (5.47%) Law
4 5 (3.91%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Analyst
2 20 (15.63%) Developer
3 15 (11.72%) Support Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Operations Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Operational Support Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Operations Support Analyst
6 11 (8.59%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 10 (7.81%) Architect
7 10 (7.81%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.25%) Product Manager
8 8 (6.25%) Security Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Consultant
10 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.69%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) RESTful
2 12 (9.38%) HTML
3 11 (8.59%) ISPF
3 11 (8.59%) Spring
4 10 (7.81%) .NET
4 10 (7.81%) Django
4 10 (7.81%) HTML5
4 10 (7.81%) JSON
4 10 (7.81%) Play Framework
5 9 (7.03%) Middleware
6 7 (5.47%) AngularJS
6 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 6 (4.69%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.91%) J2EE
9 3 (2.34%) ADO
9 3 (2.34%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.22%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (17.19%) iSeries
3 17 (13.28%) Data Centre
4 16 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 10 (7.81%) Social Media
6 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
7 8 (6.25%) User Experience
8 7 (5.47%) Clustering
8 7 (5.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (3.91%) EMV
9 5 (3.91%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (2.34%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.56%) Equities
12 1 (0.78%) AS400
12 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.78%) Informatics
12 1 (0.78%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.78%) Psychology
12 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (46.09%) Unix
2 48 (37.50%) Linux
3 42 (32.81%) Windows
4 21 (16.41%) AIX
5 19 (14.84%) Windows 2000
5 19 (14.84%) Windows XP
6 11 (8.59%) OpenVMS
7 9 (7.03%) zOS
8 7 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.91%) Solaris
10 3 (2.34%) CoreOS
10 3 (2.34%) MVS
10 3 (2.34%) VME
11 2 (1.56%) HPUX
12 1 (0.78%) Android
12 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.44%) Service Management
3 27 (21.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 27 (21.09%) Open Source
4 23 (17.97%) Change Management
4 23 (17.97%) ITIL
4 23 (17.97%) Release Management
5 22 (17.19%) Data Management
5 22 (17.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 21 (16.41%) ITSM
7 19 (14.84%) Data Analysis
7 19 (14.84%) Mentoring
8 17 (13.28%) Service Delivery
9 16 (12.50%) BDD
9 16 (12.50%) DevOps
9 16 (12.50%) TDD
10 15 (11.72%) Problem Management
11 14 (10.94%) Coaching
12 13 (10.16%) PRINCE2
12 13 (10.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.84%) SQL
2 16 (12.50%) Java
3 14 (10.94%) JCL
4 13 (10.16%) Python
5 10 (7.81%) Ruby
5 10 (7.81%) Scala
6 8 (6.25%) COBOL
7 7 (5.47%) C#
8 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.34%) VB
8 3 (2.34%) VBA
9 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
1 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.78%) CCNA
3 1 (0.78%) CCNP
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.78%) GCIH
3 1 (0.78%) GIAC
3 1 (0.78%) MBA
3 1 (0.78%) MCDBA
3 1 (0.78%) MCP
3 1 (0.78%) MCSE
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.78%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) RACF
1 11 (8.59%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (7.81%) Puppet
3 3 (2.34%) Ansible
3 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.56%) Legato
4 2 (1.56%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.50%) IBM
3 8 (6.25%) Citrix
3 8 (6.25%) VMware
4 7 (5.47%) Axway
4 7 (5.47%) IBM Sterling
5 6 (4.69%) HP
5 6 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.91%) Alterian
6 5 (3.91%) Ektron
6 5 (3.91%) EPiServer
6 5 (3.91%) SAP
6 5 (3.91%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.34%) CODA
7 3 (2.34%) Fujitsu
7 3 (2.34%) ICL
8 2 (1.56%) F5
8 2 (1.56%) FireEye
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle
8 2 (1.56%) Sourcefire
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