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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 587 554 531
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -23
Contract jobs citing Tandem 25 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.047% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 27
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £438 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +21.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.91 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.31 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.74%

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
17154 16116 15213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.16% 31.59% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10049 8875
Average daily rate £413 £401 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 674 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -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 27 November 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 27 November 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
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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 -3 24 £450 +5.88% 31
London -12 8 £450 +20.00% 11
South West -27 8 £481 +10.00% 1
South East - 3 £300 - 4
North West -13 2 £280 -37.77% 3
East of England - 2 £581 - 3
City of London +18 1 £250 -50.37% 1
East Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Cheshire -1 1 - -
Manchester -7 1 £280 - 3
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 6
North East - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Durham - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 25 (35.21%) BASE24
3 21 (29.58%) UNIX
4 16 (22.54%) Banking
5 12 (16.90%) Project Management
5 12 (16.90%) ATM
5 12 (16.90%) HP
6 10 (14.08%) Windows
6 10 (14.08%) SQL
6 10 (14.08%) Mainframe
7 9 (12.68%) Management Information System
7 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.68%) IBM
8 8 (11.27%) Equities
8 8 (11.27%) Front Office
8 8 (11.27%) Financial Institution
8 8 (11.27%) Fidessa
9 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
9 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.45%) NonStop SQL
10 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.04%) Adobe
11 5 (7.04%) SAS
11 5 (7.04%) HTML
11 5 (7.04%) CSS
11 5 (7.04%) Linux
11 5 (7.04%) Middleware
11 5 (7.04%) EMV
11 5 (7.04%) EFT

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (7.04%) SAS
2 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.63%) CICS
3 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.41%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (35.21%) BASE24
2 4 (5.63%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (2.82%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) ATM
2 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.23%) LDAP
4 2 (2.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
5 1 (1.41%) FTP
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (7.04%) Base SAS
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) NUnit
2 2 (2.82%) MSTest
2 2 (2.82%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (2.82%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) Moq
General
1 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Front Office
3 8 (11.27%) Financial Institution
4 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.23%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Automotive
6 2 (2.82%) Legal
7 1 (1.41%) Advertising
7 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Developer
2 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Tester
5 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Designer
8 2 (2.82%) SCCM Administrator
8 2 (2.82%) Middleware Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Web Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Photoshop Designer
8 2 (2.82%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Administrator
8 2 (2.82%) Consultant
8 2 (2.82%) Chief Architect
8 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) HTML
1 5 (7.04%) CSS
1 5 (7.04%) Middleware
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.23%) XML
3 3 (4.23%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (2.82%) Ninject
4 2 (2.82%) CSS3
4 2 (2.82%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (2.82%) HTML5
4 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.82%) WCF
4 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.41%) J2EE
5 1 (1.41%) XSLT
5 1 (1.41%) XHTML
5 1 (1.41%) J2ME
5 1 (1.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Mainframe
2 9 (12.68%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.27%) Equities
4 5 (7.04%) EMV
4 5 (7.04%) EFT
4 5 (7.04%) APACS
5 4 (5.63%) User Experience
5 4 (5.63%) Data Conversion
6 3 (4.23%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.82%) Social Media
7 2 (2.82%) Copywriting
7 2 (2.82%) W3C
8 1 (1.41%) EPoS
8 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.41%) AS400
8 1 (1.41%) PKI
8 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) UNIX
2 10 (14.08%) Windows
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) zOS
5 3 (4.23%) AIX
5 3 (4.23%) HPUX
5 3 (4.23%) Solaris
6 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.82%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) VMS
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Project Management
2 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
5 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (7.04%) System Testing
5 5 (7.04%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.23%) SOA
7 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.23%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.23%) TDD
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.23%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (2.82%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (2.82%) Social Media Monitoring
8 2 (2.82%) Information Architecture
8 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) C#
3 3 (4.23%) COBOL
4 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.82%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.41%) C
5 1 (1.41%) C++
5 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.41%) VC++
5 1 (1.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) CISA
1 1 (1.41%) Degree
1 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
1 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) RACF
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.41%) Foglight
3 1 (1.41%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.41%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) HP
2 9 (12.68%) IBM
3 8 (11.27%) Fidessa
4 5 (7.04%) Adobe
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle
7 2 (2.82%) Omniture
7 2 (2.82%) DoubleClick
8 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.41%) Apple
8 1 (1.41%) Sun
8 1 (1.41%) Tumbleweed
8 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.41%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.41%) Syclo
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