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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tandem
UK
Rank 553 591 599
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +8
Contract jobs citing Tandem 43 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.053% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 15
Median daily rate £440 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £488 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £485
% change year-on-year
+0.31% -17.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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
13998 15781 15735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.87% 30.86% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8972 10198 9736
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £604 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 567 642
Median hourly rate £19.11 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.31 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.43%

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 20 February 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 21 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 20 February 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 +62 41 £440 +10.00% 26
London +18 25 £440 +17.33% 9
Yorkshire - 9 £440 - 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £440 -
Leeds - 5 £450 -
North West +12 4 £356 -10.93% 4
Lancashire - 3 £350 - 1
Blackpool - 3 £350 -
Halifax - 3 £440 -
Scotland +17 2 £395 -
South East +15 2 - - 4
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Edinburgh +20 1 £440 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £360 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £360 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £335 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £335 -
East of England - 1 £360 - 3

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 67 (56.30%) Unix
2 54 (45.38%) Windows
3 44 (36.97%) Linux
3 44 (36.97%) Finance
4 42 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 37 (31.09%) Service Management
6 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (26.05%) iSeries
9 29 (24.37%) Banking
9 29 (24.37%) MS Excel
10 27 (22.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (21.01%) Open Source
11 25 (21.01%) ITIL
12 23 (19.33%) Release Management
13 22 (18.49%) Data Management
13 22 (18.49%) SQL
13 22 (18.49%) ITSM
13 22 (18.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 21 (17.65%) Service Delivery
14 21 (17.65%) Change Management
14 21 (17.65%) AIX
14 21 (17.65%) WebSphere
15 20 (16.81%) MS PowerPoint
15 20 (16.81%) Mentoring
16 19 (15.97%) Data Analysis
16 19 (15.97%) Windows 2000
16 19 (15.97%) Windows XP
16 19 (15.97%) IBM
17 18 (15.13%) JCL

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 21 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.72%) Confluence
3 5 (4.20%) CMS
3 5 (4.20%) DNN
3 5 (4.20%) EPiServer
3 5 (4.20%) Immediacy CMS
3 5 (4.20%) Kentico
3 5 (4.20%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (4.20%) Sitefinity
3 5 (4.20%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) Marvel
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (24.37%) MS Excel
2 20 (16.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.84%) InVision
4 1 (0.84%) MS Project
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.84%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) BASE24
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.84%) Magento
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.29%) IaaS
1 17 (14.29%) PaaS
1 17 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.84%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) FTP
2 14 (11.76%) TACACS
3 12 (10.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (8.40%) Network Security
5 2 (1.68%) Firewall
5 2 (1.68%) Internet
5 2 (1.68%) MPLS
6 1 (0.84%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.24%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.72%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.72%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.52%) MS Access
7 2 (1.68%) Big Data
7 2 (1.68%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.84%) DTS
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Cucumber
1 9 (7.56%) Jenkins
1 9 (7.56%) JIRA
2 8 (6.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.84%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.84%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
General
1 44 (36.97%) Finance
2 29 (24.37%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Law
4 3 (2.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Analyst
2 27 (22.69%) Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (9.24%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.40%) Operational Support Analyst
6 10 (8.40%) Operations Support Analyst
6 10 (8.40%) Security Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Architect
7 8 (6.72%) Consultant
7 8 (6.72%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Project Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.45%) ISPF
2 15 (12.61%) Middleware
2 15 (12.61%) RESTful
3 12 (10.08%) HTML
4 11 (9.24%) .NET
5 10 (8.40%) HTML5
6 9 (7.56%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.56%) Django
6 9 (7.56%) JSON
6 9 (7.56%) Spring
7 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (6.72%) Play Framework
8 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 7 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (3.36%) CSS
10 3 (2.52%) ActiveX
10 3 (2.52%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (26.05%) iSeries
3 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
4 15 (12.61%) Mainframe
5 9 (7.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (6.72%) Social Media
7 7 (5.88%) Clustering
8 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
8 6 (5.04%) User Experience
9 4 (3.36%) Equities
10 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.68%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.84%) AS400
12 1 (0.84%) Blog
12 1 (0.84%) CESG
12 1 (0.84%) Market Risk
12 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (56.30%) Unix
2 54 (45.38%) Windows
3 44 (36.97%) Linux
4 21 (17.65%) AIX
5 19 (15.97%) Windows 2000
5 19 (15.97%) Windows XP
6 14 (11.76%) OpenVMS
6 14 (11.76%) zOS
7 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.04%) Solaris
9 3 (2.52%) VME
10 2 (1.68%) HPUX
10 2 (1.68%) MVS
11 1 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.09%) Service Management
2 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (21.01%) ITIL
4 25 (21.01%) Open Source
5 23 (19.33%) Release Management
6 22 (18.49%) Data Management
6 22 (18.49%) ITSM
6 22 (18.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 21 (17.65%) Change Management
7 21 (17.65%) Service Delivery
8 20 (16.81%) Mentoring
9 19 (15.97%) Data Analysis
10 16 (13.45%) Problem Management
11 15 (12.61%) BDD
11 15 (12.61%) TDD
12 14 (11.76%) Coaching
12 14 (11.76%) SIEM
13 13 (10.92%) DevOps
13 13 (10.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.49%) SQL
2 18 (15.13%) JCL
3 11 (9.24%) Java
4 10 (8.40%) Python
5 8 (6.72%) C#
5 8 (6.72%) Ruby
5 8 (6.72%) Scala
6 4 (3.36%) COBOL
6 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.52%) VB
7 3 (2.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.84%) C++
8 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.84%) Perl
8 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) Degree
2 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) GCIH
4 2 (1.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.84%) CCNA
5 1 (0.84%) CCNP
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) MBA
5 1 (0.84%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.84%) MCP
5 1 (0.84%) MCSE
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) COBIT
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (13.45%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (11.76%) RACF
3 8 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (6.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.97%) IBM
3 12 (10.08%) Axway
3 12 (10.08%) IBM Sterling
4 8 (6.72%) Citrix
4 8 (6.72%) VMware
5 7 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.20%) Alterian
7 5 (4.20%) SAP
7 5 (4.20%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.36%) Oracle
9 3 (2.52%) Fujitsu
9 3 (2.52%) ICL
10 2 (1.68%) FireEye
10 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.68%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.84%) Demandware
11 1 (0.84%) Google
11 1 (0.84%) hybris
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