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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 588 570 554
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs citing Tandem 37 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.081% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 17
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £295 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £531 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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
18982 18289 17300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.97% 32.33% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11940 10984 10453
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 754 713
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

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 1 September 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 22 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 1 September 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 -19 34 £450 +4.04% 32
London +4 27 £450 +1.12% 7
City of London -2 4 £260 -47.47% 1
Croydon - 4 £450 -
South East -22 3 £350 +16.66% 9
Buckinghamshire - 2 £550 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £475 - 8
Glasgow +6 1 £255 - 1
East of England +2 1 - - 1
Scotland -6 1 £255 - 1
Cheshire -13 1 £450 +104.54% 3
North West -26 1 £450 +45.16% 3
Kent - 1 £350 - 4
Sidcup - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - 1 £450 -
Halifax - 1 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) TDD
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 18 (30.51%) Finance
4 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (25.42%) C#
5 15 (25.42%) UNIX
5 15 (25.42%) Linux
5 15 (25.42%) Ruby
5 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
6 13 (22.03%) BDD
6 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
6 13 (22.03%) .NET
6 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
6 13 (22.03%) Scrum
7 12 (20.34%) Project Management
7 12 (20.34%) Web Services
7 12 (20.34%) Node.js
8 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.95%) Windows
8 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
8 10 (16.95%) HP
8 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
9 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (15.25%) DevOps
9 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (15.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (15.25%) SDLC
9 9 (15.25%) Python
9 9 (15.25%) MS Excel

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (20.34%) Node.js
2 5 (8.47%) Jetty
2 5 (8.47%) nginx
2 5 (8.47%) Confluence
2 5 (8.47%) JBoss
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
2 5 (8.47%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.78%) Drupal
4 3 (5.08%) CICS
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.69%) SAS
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.69%) MindAlign
6 1 (1.69%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Lync
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.47%) MS Office
4 4 (6.78%) MS Project
5 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.69%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) BASE24
2 1 (1.69%) assyst
2 1 (1.69%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) VPN
1 5 (8.47%) DMZ
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) SSL
2 2 (3.39%) ATM
3 1 (1.69%) SDH
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.08%) DB2
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) Star Schema
5 2 (3.39%) QlikView
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.25%) Selenium
4 6 (10.17%) PVCS
4 6 (10.17%) ClearCase
5 5 (8.47%) Eclipse
5 5 (8.47%) JMeter
5 5 (8.47%) CruiseControl
5 5 (8.47%) Subversion
5 5 (8.47%) Maven
5 5 (8.47%) JIRA
5 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.47%) Mercurial
5 5 (8.47%) Hudson
5 5 (8.47%) Gerrit
5 5 (8.47%) FishEye
5 5 (8.47%) Jasmine
5 5 (8.47%) Gradle
5 5 (8.47%) Artifactory
5 5 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Law
5 2 (3.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) .NET Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Project Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.39%) FIX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
1 13 (22.03%) ASP.NET
2 12 (20.34%) Web Services
3 9 (15.25%) LAMP
3 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (13.56%) HTML
5 7 (11.86%) .NET Framework
5 7 (11.86%) WCF
5 7 (11.86%) Entity Framework
5 7 (11.86%) RESTful
6 6 (10.17%) jQuery
7 5 (8.47%) Java EE
8 4 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (6.78%) Django
8 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.08%) CSS
10 2 (3.39%) XML
10 2 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Mainframe
3 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.78%) Equities
4 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.39%) SWIFT
6 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.39%) Derivative
6 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
6 2 (3.39%) PMI
6 2 (3.39%) EMV
7 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.69%) VSAM
7 1 (1.69%) GIS
7 1 (1.69%) AS400
7 1 (1.69%) APACS
7 1 (1.69%) Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) iSeries
7 1 (1.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.42%) UNIX
1 15 (25.42%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 9 (15.25%) Ubuntu
4 7 (11.86%) Solaris
5 5 (8.47%) CentOS
5 5 (8.47%) Mac OS
6 3 (5.08%) zOS
7 1 (1.69%) MVS
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) AIX
7 1 (1.69%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) TDD
3 13 (22.03%) Scrum
3 13 (22.03%) BDD
4 12 (20.34%) Project Management
5 10 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.25%) MVC
6 9 (15.25%) DevOps
6 9 (15.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (15.25%) SDLC
7 8 (13.56%) Web Application Development
7 8 (13.56%) ITIL
8 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.78%) Migration
10 4 (6.78%) OO
10 4 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) C#
2 15 (25.42%) Ruby
3 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 8 (13.56%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) Perl
7 5 (8.47%) PHP
7 5 (8.47%) C++
7 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.08%) COBOL
9 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) VBA
10 1 (1.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCITP
4 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.39%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) CCNP
4 2 (3.39%) CCNA
4 2 (3.39%) CISSP
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PMP
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) vCloud
1 5 (8.47%) Docker
2 4 (6.78%) Varnish
3 2 (3.39%) RACF
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.69%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Puppet
1 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.47%) HAProxy
2 5 (8.47%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (6.78%) CA LISA
4 2 (3.39%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) HP
3 8 (13.56%) IBM
4 6 (10.17%) Google
5 5 (8.47%) Atlassian
5 5 (8.47%) VMware
5 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.47%) Sun
5 5 (8.47%) SAP
6 4 (6.78%) CA
6 4 (6.78%) AppDynamics
6 4 (6.78%) Pega
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle
8 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.39%) Coverity
8 2 (3.39%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.69%) WorldPay
9 1 (1.69%) Reuters
9 1 (1.69%) Informatica