The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 26 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 158 150
Rank change year-on-year +27 -8  
Contract jobs citing Tandem 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.072% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £613 £338 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.48% -38.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £400 £550
% change year-on-year -12.81% -27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year -30.76% -  

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 948 1226 1167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.11% 30.61% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 750 634
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 62 71
Median hourly rate £26.83 £22.52 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.13% +35.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Tandem
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Tandem
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tandem in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Tandem.

1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Service Management
1 12 (85.71%) Change Management
1 12 (85.71%) Data Management
1 12 (85.71%) Release Management
1 12 (85.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 11 (78.57%) ITSM
2 11 (78.57%) Unix
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) AIX
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 2000
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Data Analysis
3 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
3 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (57.14%) IaaS
4 8 (57.14%) Open Source
4 8 (57.14%) SaaS
4 8 (57.14%) PaaS
5 7 (50.00%) SLA
6 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
6 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (42.86%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery

Tandem
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (64.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) IaaS
1 8 (57.14%) PaaS
1 8 (57.14%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Operational Support Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Operations Support Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) AIX Support
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Support
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Blog
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Native
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Unix
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) AIX
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 2000
3 9 (64.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Change Management
1 12 (85.71%) Data Management
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
1 12 (85.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 12 (85.71%) Release Management
1 12 (85.71%) Service Management
2 11 (78.57%) ITSM
3 9 (64.29%) Data Analysis
3 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
4 8 (57.14%) Open Source
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (42.86%) DevOps
5 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
6 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
6 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Fujitsu
2 3 (21.43%) ICL
3 2 (14.29%) IBM