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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tandem
Rank 597 575 543
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -32
Contract jobs citing Tandem 26 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.035% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 23
Average daily rate £400 £468 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +33.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £306 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £493 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.86% +40.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 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 13 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 21 £400 -9.43% 19
London +1 11 £375 -15.09% 9
Manchester - 7 £400 -
North West - 7 £400 - 1
Scotland - 5 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 - -
Swindon 0 2 £450 -18.18%
South West -2 2 £450 -18.18%
Wiltshire -2 2 £450 -18.18%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
City of London +44 1 - - 1
South East +7 1 £410 -7.34% 6
Oxfordshire - 1 £410 - 1

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 22 (34.92%) Unix
3 20 (31.75%) Banking
4 18 (28.57%) Mainframe
5 17 (26.98%) Java
6 16 (25.40%) Windows
7 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.05%) TDD
9 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
9 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.87%) Linux
10 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
10 10 (15.87%) Scrum
10 10 (15.87%) Investment Banking
11 9 (14.29%) BDD
11 9 (14.29%) Oracle
11 9 (14.29%) HP
11 9 (14.29%) IBM
12 8 (12.70%) E-Commerce
12 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
12 8 (12.70%) MySQL
12 8 (12.70%) Migration
12 8 (12.70%) CICS
13 7 (11.11%) zOS
13 7 (11.11%) COBOL
13 7 (11.11%) Web Services
13 7 (11.11%) SSL
13 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (12.70%) CICS
2 6 (9.52%) Node.js
3 5 (7.94%) Apache
3 5 (7.94%) Confluence
4 4 (6.35%) JBoss
4 4 (6.35%) Jetty
4 4 (6.35%) nginx
4 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.17%) IIS
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.59%) MindAlign
7 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.76%) MS Project
5 2 (3.17%) Acrobat
5 2 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (3.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) BASE24
2 1 (1.59%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (9.52%) GitHub
2 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) SSL
2 6 (9.52%) ATM
3 4 (6.35%) DMZ
3 4 (6.35%) Firewall
3 4 (6.35%) VPN
4 2 (3.17%) FTP
4 2 (3.17%) SSH
5 1 (1.59%) NAS
5 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) MySQL
3 4 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (3.17%) QlikView
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.17%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (1.59%) Informix
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Ant
2 4 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (6.35%) ClearCase
2 4 (6.35%) CruiseControl
2 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.35%) FishEye
2 4 (6.35%) Gerrit
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) Gradle
2 4 (6.35%) Hudson
2 4 (6.35%) Jasmine
2 4 (6.35%) JMeter
2 4 (6.35%) Maven
2 4 (6.35%) Mercurial
2 4 (6.35%) PVCS
2 4 (6.35%) Selenium
2 4 (6.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (6.35%) Subversion
2 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 20 (31.75%) Banking
3 10 (15.87%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.94%) Law
5 2 (3.17%) Games
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (11.11%) Mainframe Specialist
5 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.76%) DBA
8 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Implementation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 6 (9.52%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 6 (9.52%) HTML
2 6 (9.52%) jQuery
3 5 (7.94%) J2EE
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.35%) Java EE
4 4 (6.35%) LAMP
4 4 (6.35%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (6.35%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (6.35%) Middleware
4 4 (6.35%) RESTful
4 4 (6.35%) Spring
4 4 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 5 (7.94%) EMV
4 5 (7.94%) iSeries
5 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
7 2 (3.17%) Animation
7 2 (3.17%) AS400
7 2 (3.17%) Blog
7 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.17%) Equities
7 2 (3.17%) Online Games
7 2 (3.17%) VSAM
8 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.59%) Derivative
8 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Unix
2 16 (25.40%) Windows
3 10 (15.87%) Linux
4 7 (11.11%) zOS
5 5 (7.94%) OpenVMS
6 4 (6.35%) CentOS
6 4 (6.35%) Mac OS
6 4 (6.35%) Solaris
6 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.05%) TDD
3 10 (15.87%) Scrum
4 9 (14.29%) BDD
5 8 (12.70%) E-Commerce
5 8 (12.70%) Migration
6 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (9.52%) DevOps
7 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.35%) Change Control
9 4 (6.35%) MVC
9 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
9 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.35%) SDLC
9 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Web Application Development
10 3 (4.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.11%) COBOL
5 6 (9.52%) Python
5 6 (9.52%) Ruby
6 5 (7.94%) C++
6 5 (7.94%) Perl
7 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.35%) PHP
7 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.76%) C#
9 2 (3.17%) JCL
9 2 (3.17%) Scala
10 1 (1.59%) C
10 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.59%) VB
10 1 (1.59%) VBA
10 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Docker
1 4 (6.35%) RACF
1 4 (6.35%) vCloud
2 2 (3.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.35%) HAProxy
2 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.35%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.17%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) HP
2 9 (14.29%) IBM
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (9.52%) VMware
4 5 (7.94%) Atlassian
4 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.35%) Google
5 4 (6.35%) Rally
5 4 (6.35%) Sun
6 3 (4.76%) WorldPay
7 2 (3.17%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
8 1 (1.59%) Reuters
8 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
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