The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tandem
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 594 598
Rank change year-on-year +43 +4  
Contract jobs citing Tandem 31 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.077% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 13
Median daily rate £458 £406 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £248 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £450
% change year-on-year -15.62% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% -  

Tandem is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14239 16461 16386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.53% 33.34% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10948 10465
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 530 597
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Tandem
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Tandem as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Tandem in England

Tandem
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tandem in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tandem in England

Tandem
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tandem in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tandem in England

Tandem
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tandem in England

Tandem
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London +13 18 £488 +11.42% 26
South East +32 5 £338 -15.62% 2
Yorkshire +21 2 - - 1
North East +63 1 £275 +30.64%
North West +19 1 £613 - 4
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £360 - 2
Tandem
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Tandem.

1 39 (59.09%) Windows
2 36 (54.55%) Unix
3 31 (46.97%) Finance
4 27 (40.91%) Banking
5 26 (39.39%) iSeries
6 24 (36.36%) JCL
7 23 (34.85%) IBM
8 19 (28.79%) B2B
8 19 (28.79%) zOS
8 19 (28.79%) IBM Sterling
8 19 (28.79%) ISPF
8 19 (28.79%) Time Sharing Option
9 18 (27.27%) SQL
10 17 (25.76%) FTP
10 17 (25.76%) Axway
11 15 (22.73%) Middleware
11 15 (22.73%) Mainframe
12 14 (21.21%) Coaching
13 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
14 11 (16.67%) Service Delivery
14 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (13.64%) Service Management
16 8 (12.12%) Linux
17 7 (10.61%) Apache
17 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
17 7 (10.61%) Oracle
17 7 (10.61%) ITIL
17 7 (10.61%) Citrix
17 7 (10.61%) Informatica

Tandem
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (10.61%) Apache
2 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.58%) Apache Solr
3 5 (7.58%) EPiServer
3 5 (7.58%) FileNet
3 5 (7.58%) IIS
4 4 (6.06%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.52%) nginx
6 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.03%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.52%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.52%) GitHub
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) FTP
2 6 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (9.09%) TACACS
3 5 (7.58%) DNS
3 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
3 5 (7.58%) Network Security
3 5 (7.58%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) SAN
5 1 (1.52%) Skype
5 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.06%) Big Data
3 4 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (46.97%) Finance
2 27 (40.91%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) French Language
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (6.06%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (6.06%) Banking Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Security Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Development Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (3.03%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Incident Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Product Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Python Developer
6 2 (3.03%) Python Web Developer
6 2 (3.03%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) ISPF
2 15 (22.73%) Middleware
3 6 (9.09%) .NET
4 5 (7.58%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.58%) CSS
4 5 (7.58%) HTML
4 5 (7.58%) Lucene
4 5 (7.58%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (6.06%) HTML5
5 4 (6.06%) jQuery
6 3 (4.55%) JSON
7 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.03%) CSS3
7 2 (3.03%) Django
7 2 (3.03%) Node.js
7 2 (3.03%) REST
7 2 (3.03%) RESTful
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.03%) Spring
7 2 (3.03%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (39.39%) iSeries
2 15 (22.73%) Mainframe
3 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Clustering
5 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (6.06%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.03%) Blog
7 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
7 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.03%) Equities
7 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
7 2 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.52%) CESG
8 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 39 (59.09%) Windows
2 36 (54.55%) Unix
3 19 (28.79%) zOS
4 8 (12.12%) Linux
5 6 (9.09%) OpenVMS
6 2 (3.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.52%) AIX
7 1 (1.52%) HPUX
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) B2B
2 14 (21.21%) Coaching
3 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 9 (13.64%) Service Management
5 7 (10.61%) ITIL
5 7 (10.61%) Project Management
5 7 (10.61%) SIEM
6 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.58%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.58%) Migration
7 5 (7.58%) Ontologies
7 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.58%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Semantic Search
7 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) JCL
2 18 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) Java
3 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.58%) SPARQL
4 3 (4.55%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) C++
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
5 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) ISEB
2 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.03%) GCIH
3 2 (3.03%) GIAC
3 2 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (28.79%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) RACF
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.52%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) IBM
2 19 (28.79%) IBM Sterling
3 17 (25.76%) Axway
4 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.61%) Citrix
5 7 (10.61%) Informatica
5 7 (10.61%) Oracle
5 7 (10.61%) VMware
6 5 (7.58%) Genesys
7 3 (4.55%) HP
8 2 (3.03%) Ariba
8 2 (3.03%) F5
8 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.03%) SAP
8 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.52%) Cisco
9 1 (1.52%) NetApp
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.52%) Unisys