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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tandem
Rank 553 524 493
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -31
Contract jobs citing Tandem 36 39 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.076% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 21
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £305 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -23.43%
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
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
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 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

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 29 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 29 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 -13 32 £425 -5.55% 42
London -3 18 £450 -14.28% 17
City of London +30 10 £500 +11.11%
North West -8 5 £400 - 4
Manchester +1 4 £400 -
South East -7 3 £393 +22.65% 6
South West -32 3 £463 +54.33% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £393 -
East of England -26 2 £469 +50.00% 7
Scotland - 2 £330 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £393 -
Glasgow - 2 £330 -
Essex 0 1 £375 +20.00% 1
Cheshire -8 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 5
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 2

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 23 (34.33%) UNIX
3 20 (29.85%) BASE24
4 14 (20.90%) Windows
5 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 11 (16.42%) IBM
6 11 (16.42%) Mainframe
6 11 (16.42%) Banking
7 10 (14.93%) ATM
8 9 (13.43%) HP
9 8 (11.94%) Project Management
9 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
9 8 (11.94%) Equities
10 7 (10.45%) Front Office
10 7 (10.45%) Financial Institution
10 7 (10.45%) EMV
10 7 (10.45%) Fidessa
10 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
11 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
11 6 (8.96%) zOS
11 6 (8.96%) EFT
11 6 (8.96%) APACS
11 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.46%) CICS
12 5 (7.46%) SAS
12 5 (7.46%) COBOL
12 5 (7.46%) VBScript
12 5 (7.46%) Linux

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (7.46%) SAS
1 5 (7.46%) CICS
2 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Documentum
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Project
1 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (29.85%) BASE24
2 1 (1.49%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) ATM
2 2 (2.99%) SSL
2 2 (2.99%) MPLS
2 2 (2.99%) LDAP
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) SAN
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Base SAS
2 3 (4.48%) DB2
3 2 (2.99%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) Informix
4 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.49%) NUnit
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) Selenium
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.49%) MSTest
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Financial Institution
3 7 (10.45%) Front Office
4 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Developer
1 13 (19.40%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Tester
4 6 (8.96%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Product Manager
6 4 (5.97%) SCCM Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Build Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Environment Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Chief Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.99%) Spring
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) Dojo
2 2 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
3 1 (1.49%) WCF
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.49%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.49%) Ninject
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.49%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) XSLT
3 1 (1.49%) XHTML
3 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Mainframe
2 8 (11.94%) Equities
2 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.45%) EMV
4 6 (8.96%) EFT
4 6 (8.96%) APACS
5 2 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.49%) FMCG
6 1 (1.49%) iSeries
6 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) AS400
6 1 (1.49%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.49%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.49%) GIS
6 1 (1.49%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.49%) PMI
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) UNIX
2 14 (20.90%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) zOS
4 5 (7.46%) Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.97%) Solaris
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) HPUX
7 1 (1.49%) VMS
7 1 (1.49%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) Project Management
2 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
3 6 (8.96%) Performance Testing
3 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
4 5 (7.46%) System Testing
5 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.48%) TDD
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.99%) Change Control
7 2 (2.99%) Customer Insight
7 2 (2.99%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.99%) Scrum
7 2 (2.99%) MVC
7 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) VBScript
2 5 (7.46%) COBOL
2 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) JCL
5 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) VB
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (2.99%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) IBM
2 9 (13.43%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) Fidessa
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe
5 1 (1.49%) Sun
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix
5 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.49%) Sage
5 1 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 1 (1.49%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.49%) TSYS
5 1 (1.49%) Red Gate
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