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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tandem
Rank 561 541 531
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing Tandem 17 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.065% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.21% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 8
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£500 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.00% +7.14%
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
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 -25 16 £500 +7.99% 30
London 0 12 £500 +29.03% 13
City of London +22 7 £450 - 4
South East -18 2 £485 +14.11% 5
North West - 2 £550 - 5
Hampshire - 2 £485 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
Worthing - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 2
Lincolnshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
Norwich - - - - 1
Preston - - - - 1
Reading - - - -

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (36.11%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 11 (30.56%) HP
3 11 (30.56%) NonStop SQL
4 9 (25.00%) BASE24
5 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
6 7 (19.44%) .NET
7 6 (16.67%) XML
7 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (13.89%) Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Equities
8 5 (13.89%) Derivative
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) UNIX
8 5 (13.89%) Windows
8 5 (13.89%) HTML
8 5 (13.89%) Java
8 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
8 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.89%) CSS
9 4 (11.11%) C#
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.33%) Scrum
10 3 (8.33%) COBOL
10 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (5.56%) SAS
1 2 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (25.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) ATM
2 2 (5.56%) SSH
2 2 (5.56%) X.25
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.78%) DMVPN
3 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) NUnit
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) MSTest
3 1 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (2.78%) Moq
3 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Designer
3 3 (8.33%) FIX Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Photoshop Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Database Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Lead Designer
5 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Server Support
5 1 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (5.56%) XSLT
5 2 (5.56%) XHTML
5 2 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.56%) Web Services
5 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (5.56%) Ninject
5 2 (5.56%) CSS3
6 1 (2.78%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Derivative
1 5 (13.89%) Equities
2 2 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) W3C
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) EMV
2 2 (5.56%) APACS
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) EFT
3 1 (2.78%) EFTPOS
3 1 (2.78%) GIS
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 3 (8.33%) TDD
4 3 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (8.33%) Scrum
4 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security
5 2 (5.56%) MVC
5 2 (5.56%) OOP
5 2 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (5.56%) OOD
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Cash Management
6 1 (2.78%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (2.78%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) COBOL
4 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.56%) Scala
5 2 (5.56%) C
6 1 (2.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) CCNP
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) HP
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Reuters
4 1 (2.78%) NYFIX
4 1 (2.78%) Portware
4 1 (2.78%) Red Gate
4 1 (2.78%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.78%) Syclo
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Cognitive Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + n/a
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago