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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 554 603 625
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +22
Contract jobs citing Tandem 73 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.062% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 19
Median daily rate £370 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £346 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £523 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £413 £446
% change year-on-year
-18.78% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 - -

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
16353 18243 18179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.59% 33.35% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10596 11467 11532
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 787 758
Median hourly rate £19.02 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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 5 December 2016.

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 25 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 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +43 68 £370 -8.92% 17
London 0 21 £425 +13.33% 7
North East -15 20 £325 -18.75%
Tyne and Wear -19 20 £325 -18.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 20 £325 -18.75%
Yorkshire +25 14 £450 -10.00%
West Yorkshire +22 13 £450 -10.00%
North West +17 11 £335 -36.19% 2
Leeds - 11 £450 -
Blackpool - 8 £335 -
Lancashire - 8 £335 -
Edinburgh +22 5 - -
Scotland +7 5 - - 1
City of London +6 4 £581 +83.07%
Bradford - 2 - -
South East +12 1 £450 +9.09% 2
East of England +8 1 £475 +28.37% 1
Manchester - 1 £370 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £370 -
Sheffield - 1 £335 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £335 -
Peel - 1 £335 -
Liverpool - 1 £370 -
Isle of Man - 1 £335 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 (46.21%) Unix
2 51 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (34.48%) Linux
4 46 (31.72%) Finance
5 43 (29.66%) Windows
6 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
7 30 (20.69%) Service Management
7 30 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (18.62%) Open Source
8 27 (18.62%) Release Management
9 26 (17.93%) WebSphere
9 26 (17.93%) Mainframe
9 26 (17.93%) ITIL
9 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (17.24%) MS Excel
11 23 (15.86%) ITSM
11 23 (15.86%) Project Management
11 23 (15.86%) IBM
12 22 (15.17%) FTP
13 21 (14.48%) AIX
14 20 (13.79%) Service Delivery
14 20 (13.79%) Change Management
14 20 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
15 19 (13.10%) Data Analysis
15 19 (13.10%) Middleware
15 19 (13.10%) Windows 2000
15 19 (13.10%) Windows XP
15 19 (13.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 18 (12.41%) BDD
16 18 (12.41%) RESTful

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 26 (17.93%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.90%) Confluence
3 7 (4.83%) CMS
3 7 (4.83%) DNN
3 7 (4.83%) Immediacy CMS
3 7 (4.83%) Kentico
3 7 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (4.83%) Sitefinity
3 7 (4.83%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.07%) Drupal
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) CICS
6 1 (0.69%) Marvel
Applications
1 25 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.14%) MS Project
4 5 (3.45%) MS Office
5 1 (0.69%) InVision
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.69%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) BASE24
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.72%) IaaS
1 17 (11.72%) PaaS
1 17 (11.72%) SaaS
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
2 3 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.17%) FTP
2 7 (4.83%) HTTP
3 6 (4.14%) ATM
4 3 (2.07%) Firewall
4 3 (2.07%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.07%) MPLS
5 2 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.38%) Internet
5 2 (1.38%) Intranet
5 2 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.38%) TACACS
5 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
1 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.45%) Big Data
4 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.76%) NonStop SQL
6 3 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.07%) DB2
6 3 (2.07%) MS Access
7 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.59%) JIRA
3 10 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.90%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (31.72%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Banking
3 7 (4.83%) Law
4 5 (3.45%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (20.69%) Analyst
2 24 (16.55%) Developer
3 18 (12.41%) Project Manager
3 18 (12.41%) Support Analyst
4 13 (8.97%) Operations Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Operational Support Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Operations Support Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Product Manager
6 10 (6.90%) Architect
7 9 (6.21%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.21%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.52%) Technical Developer
9 7 (4.83%) CMS Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.10%) Middleware
2 18 (12.41%) RESTful
3 15 (10.34%) ISPF
4 12 (8.28%) .NET
5 11 (7.59%) HTML
6 10 (6.90%) Django
6 10 (6.90%) HTML5
6 10 (6.90%) JSON
6 10 (6.90%) Play Framework
6 10 (6.90%) Spring
7 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (5.52%) AngularJS
8 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET
8 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 8 (5.52%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (5.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (4.14%) J2EE
10 4 (2.76%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (2.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (17.93%) Mainframe
2 17 (11.72%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.72%) iSeries
3 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.28%) User Experience
5 10 (6.90%) Social Media
6 7 (4.83%) Clustering
6 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.14%) EMV
7 6 (4.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (4.14%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.45%) AS400
9 3 (2.07%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.07%) DataPower
9 3 (2.07%) EFT
10 2 (1.38%) Equities
10 2 (1.38%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.69%) Informatics
11 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.21%) Unix
2 50 (34.48%) Linux
3 43 (29.66%) Windows
4 21 (14.48%) AIX
5 19 (13.10%) Windows 2000
5 19 (13.10%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.21%) zOS
7 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.83%) Solaris
8 3 (2.07%) CoreOS
8 3 (2.07%) MVS
8 3 (2.07%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.38%) HPUX
9 2 (1.38%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 30 (20.69%) Service Management
3 27 (18.62%) Open Source
3 27 (18.62%) Release Management
4 26 (17.93%) ITIL
5 23 (15.86%) ITSM
5 23 (15.86%) Project Management
6 20 (13.79%) Change Management
6 20 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 19 (13.10%) Data Analysis
7 19 (13.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 18 (12.41%) BDD
8 18 (12.41%) Data Management
8 18 (12.41%) TDD
9 17 (11.72%) DevOps
10 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2
11 14 (9.66%) Problem Management
11 14 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (8.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.41%) Java
1 18 (12.41%) JCL
2 13 (8.97%) COBOL
2 13 (8.97%) Python
2 13 (8.97%) SQL
3 10 (6.90%) Ruby
3 10 (6.90%) Scala
4 9 (6.21%) C#
5 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.07%) C
5 3 (2.07%) VB
5 3 (2.07%) VBA
6 2 (1.38%) Perl
6 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (6.21%) Degree
2 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.45%) CCNA
4 5 (3.45%) CCNP
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.45%) MCDBA
4 5 (3.45%) MCP
4 5 (3.45%) MCSE
4 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) MBA
6 1 (0.69%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.69%) PMP
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (10.34%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Docker
4 2 (1.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (6.90%) Puppet
3 4 (2.76%) OpenView
4 3 (2.07%) Ansible
4 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.38%) Legato
5 2 (1.38%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.86%) IBM
3 10 (6.90%) HP
3 10 (6.90%) SAP
4 8 (5.52%) Citrix
4 8 (5.52%) VMware
5 7 (4.83%) Alterian
5 7 (4.83%) Axway
5 7 (4.83%) Ektron
5 7 (4.83%) EPiServer
5 7 (4.83%) IBM Sterling
5 7 (4.83%) Oracle
5 7 (4.83%) Sitecore
6 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.07%) CODA
8 2 (1.38%) F5
8 2 (1.38%) FireEye
8 2 (1.38%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.69%) Demandware
9 1 (0.69%) hybris