The first 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 542 526 518
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing Tandem 30 40 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.29% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 21
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £400
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -28.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13379 13567 14181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.68% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8127 8189 8128
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 612 750
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -18 27 £450 - 29
London +16 17 £450 -14.28% 12
City of London +29 10 £500 +11.11%
North West -13 5 £400 -
Manchester +3 4 £400 -
South East -4 3 £393 +22.65% 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £393 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £393 -
Glasgow - 2 £330 - 1
Scotland - 2 £330 - 1
Cheshire -11 1 - -
South West -28 1 £463 +54.33% 2
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 23 (34.85%) UNIX
3 17 (25.76%) Windows
4 16 (24.24%) BASE24
5 11 (16.67%) SQL
5 11 (16.67%) Banking
6 10 (15.15%) Mainframe
7 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.12%) Project Management
8 8 (12.12%) IBM
9 7 (10.61%) HP
9 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
9 7 (10.61%) EMV
9 7 (10.61%) Equities
9 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.09%) APACS
10 6 (9.09%) Front Office
10 6 (9.09%) Financial Institution
10 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
10 6 (9.09%) Fidessa
10 6 (9.09%) ATM
11 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
11 5 (7.58%) SAS
11 5 (7.58%) VBScript
11 5 (7.58%) zOS
11 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
11 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
11 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.58%) SCCM

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (7.58%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.58%) SAS
2 4 (6.06%) CICS
3 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Documentum
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Project
1 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (24.24%) BASE24
2 1 (1.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) ATM
2 2 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (1.52%) VoIP
3 1 (1.52%) WAN
3 1 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) SAN
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Base SAS
2 2 (3.03%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.52%) Informix
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.52%) MSTest
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) Selenium
1 1 (1.52%) NUnit
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Front Office
3 6 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Analyst
2 11 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Support Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Tester
4 6 (9.09%) Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Administrator
5 5 (7.58%) Environment Manager
6 4 (6.06%) SCCM Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Build Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Chief Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Designer
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) Spring
2 2 (3.03%) Dojo
2 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) XSLT
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) XHTML
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.52%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.52%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.52%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Mainframe
2 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.61%) EMV
2 7 (10.61%) Equities
3 6 (9.09%) APACS
4 4 (6.06%) EFT
5 2 (3.03%) iSeries
5 2 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
6 1 (1.52%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.52%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.52%) EPoS
6 1 (1.52%) AS400
6 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
6 1 (1.52%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.52%) CESG
6 1 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.52%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) UNIX
2 17 (25.76%) Windows
3 5 (7.58%) zOS
3 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.06%) Linux
5 3 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) VMS
6 1 (1.52%) MVS
6 1 (1.52%) AIX
6 1 (1.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (12.12%) Project Management
3 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
4 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (7.58%) System Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Test Strategy
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.06%) ITIL
7 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) TDD
7 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.03%) Change Control
8 2 (3.03%) Customer Insight
8 2 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) VBScript
2 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.06%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) COBOL
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) JCL
5 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) IBM
2 7 (10.61%) HP
3 6 (9.09%) Fidessa
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe
6 1 (1.52%) Sun
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.52%) Sage
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.52%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.52%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.52%) TSYS
6 1 (1.52%) Red Gate
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