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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 572 567 533
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Contract jobs citing Tandem 28 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.059% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 18
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£388 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £380 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £409 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.48% +36.25%
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
17597 17102 16421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.76% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10983 10536 9717
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 655 709
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 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 30 June 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 -13 26 £400 -5.88% 20
London -13 14 £450 - 9
North West -23 5 £550 +37.50% 3
City of London -2 3 £500 - 3
East of England +1 2 - -
South East -25 2 £325 -17.19% 3
East Midlands - 2 £575 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Scotland +2 1 £255 -22.72% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £300 -23.56% 1
Milton Keynes -2 1 £300 -23.56%
Glasgow -4 1 £255 -22.72% 1
Leeds -16 1 £150 -70.00% 1
Yorkshire -18 1 £150 -70.00% 4
West Yorkshire -19 1 £150 -70.00% 2
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £575 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
Wirral - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.11%) C#
3 14 (31.11%) Finance
4 13 (28.89%) .NET
4 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET
5 12 (26.67%) SQL
5 12 (26.67%) TDD
6 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
7 10 (22.22%) Ruby
7 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (20.00%) QA
8 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (20.00%) HP
8 9 (20.00%) MVC
8 9 (20.00%) Project Management
9 8 (17.78%) Banking
9 8 (17.78%) ITIL
9 8 (17.78%) UNIX
9 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
9 8 (17.78%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.56%) WCF
10 7 (15.56%) RESTful
10 7 (15.56%) BDD
10 7 (15.56%) Web Application Development
10 7 (15.56%) SDLC
10 7 (15.56%) Web Services
10 7 (15.56%) Scrum
11 6 (13.33%) BASE24

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (13.33%) Node.js
2 4 (8.89%) Drupal
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
3 2 (4.44%) CICS
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Project
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) BASE24
2 1 (2.22%) assyst
2 1 (2.22%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) ATM
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.11%) NonStop SQL
4 3 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
3 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) SonarQube
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.22%) NUnit
5 1 (2.22%) PVCS
5 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.22%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.44%) Back Office
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) FIX Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Database Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
1 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (17.78%) Entity Framework
3 8 (17.78%) .NET Framework
4 7 (15.56%) WCF
4 7 (15.56%) Web Services
4 7 (15.56%) RESTful
5 4 (8.89%) Django
5 4 (8.89%) LAMP
5 4 (8.89%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (6.67%) HTML
6 3 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (6.67%) CSS
6 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.44%) XML
8 1 (2.22%) XSLT
8 1 (2.22%) XHTML
8 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Equities
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Derivative
2 3 (6.67%) EMV
2 3 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) APACS
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) PMI
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) EFT
4 1 (2.22%) EFTPOS
4 1 (2.22%) CMDB
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) UNIX
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) zOS
5 1 (2.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) TDD
3 9 (20.00%) Project Management
3 9 (20.00%) MVC
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Scrum
5 7 (15.56%) BDD
5 7 (15.56%) Web Application Development
5 7 (15.56%) SDLC
6 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.89%) Static Code Analysis
8 4 (8.89%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (8.89%) DevOps
9 3 (6.67%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (6.67%) OO
9 3 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) C#
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) Ruby
4 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.89%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) Python
6 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.44%) COBOL
8 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) CCNP
2 2 (4.44%) CCNA
2 2 (4.44%) CISSP
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Varnish
2 1 (2.22%) RACF
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.89%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) Pega
4 4 (8.89%) AppDynamics
4 4 (8.89%) CA
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) WorldPay
5 2 (4.44%) Coverity
5 2 (4.44%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.22%) Red Gate
6 1 (2.22%) Sun
6 1 (2.22%) Informatica
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.22%) Reuters
6 1 (2.22%) NYFIX
6 1 (2.22%) Portware
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Rate: £400 per day + £400 / Day
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