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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 583 551 530
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -21
Contract jobs citing Tandem 22 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.057% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 14
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£500 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £374 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £503 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +41.66%
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
17140 16573 15122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.52% 31.46% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10498 10306 8884
Average daily rate £413 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 667 642
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 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 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 26 May 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 -6 22 £500 +11.11% 26
London +4 10 £413 -8.33% 13
North West -19 7 £550 +35.38% 5
City of London +6 4 £625 +25.00% 5
East of England -3 2 - - 1
East Midlands -10 2 £575 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Blackpool - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Northampton -3 1 £575 -
Northamptonshire -4 1 £575 -
West Yorkshire -14 1 £150 -70.00% 1
Leeds -17 1 £150 -70.00%
Yorkshire -18 1 £150 -70.00% 4
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Wirral - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) .NET
3 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) HP
4 10 (23.81%) C#
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 10 (23.81%) Finance
5 9 (21.43%) TDD
5 9 (21.43%) Banking
6 8 (19.05%) Project Management
6 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.67%) NonStop SQL
7 7 (16.67%) Ruby
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) QA
7 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (14.29%) SDLC
8 6 (14.29%) Equities
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL
8 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 6 (14.29%) UNIX
8 6 (14.29%) Web Services
9 5 (11.90%) Linux
9 5 (11.90%) IBM
9 5 (11.90%) Migration

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5 (11.90%) Node.js
2 4 (9.52%) Drupal
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Project
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) BASE24
2 1 (2.38%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) ATM
2 2 (4.76%) SSH
2 2 (4.76%) X.25
2 2 (4.76%) FTP
3 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.38%) DMVPN
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.38%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (16.67%) NonStop SQL
2 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) DB2
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.52%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.52%) SonarQube
4 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.38%) NUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.38%) MSTest
6 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Back Office
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Consultant
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) FIX Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Project Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Server Support Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Change Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.29%) Web Services
3 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
4 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (9.52%) RESTful
5 4 (9.52%) Django
5 4 (9.52%) WCF
5 4 (9.52%) LAMP
5 4 (9.52%) HTML
5 4 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (9.52%) XML
5 4 (9.52%) CSS
6 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (4.76%) XSLT
7 2 (4.76%) XHTML
7 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Equities
2 5 (11.90%) Derivative
3 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.76%) APACS
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) EMV
5 1 (2.38%) EFT
5 1 (2.38%) EFTPOS
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) GIS
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (2.38%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) UNIX
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.76%) Windows
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) TDD
3 8 (19.05%) Project Management
4 7 (16.67%) Scrum
4 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) MVC
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.52%) DevOps
7 4 (9.52%) Static Code Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
8 3 (7.14%) Web Development
8 3 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) C#
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) Ruby
4 4 (9.52%) COBOL
4 4 (9.52%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) CCNP
1 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) CCNA
2 2 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Varnish
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
1 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.52%) CA LISA
2 2 (4.76%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) IBM
3 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 4 (9.52%) CA
3 4 (9.52%) AppDynamics
3 4 (9.52%) Pega
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Coverity
5 2 (4.76%) WorldPay
5 2 (4.76%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.38%) Sun
6 1 (2.38%) Red Gate
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) Reuters
6 1 (2.38%) NYFIX
6 1 (2.38%) Portware
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