The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Tandem in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Tandem over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tandem
UK
Rank 561 596 606
Rank change year-on-year +35 +10  
Contract jobs citing Tandem 38 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.061% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.20% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 10
Median daily rate £440 £400 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £494 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £485
% change year-on-year +10.00% -17.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14330 16380 15830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 31.01% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9234 10679 9585
Median daily rate £443 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 554 655
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Tandem
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Tandem
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tandem over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tandem within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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
England +39 35 £453 +13.12% 26
London +31 28 £478 +27.33% 12
West Yorkshire - 3 £440 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £440 - 2
Halifax - 3 £440 -
Scotland +28 2 £395 - 3
South East +15 1 - - 2
North West +13 1 £613 +53.12% 4
City of London +8 1 £465 -41.87% 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £360 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £360 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £350 -
Edinburgh - 1 £440 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £360 - 4

Tandem
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 with a requirement for Tandem.

1 69 (61.61%) Unix
2 60 (53.57%) Windows
3 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 40 (35.71%) Finance
5 39 (34.82%) Linux
6 37 (33.04%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (31.25%) Service Management
7 35 (31.25%) iSeries
8 33 (29.46%) Banking
9 31 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (25.89%) MS Excel
11 25 (22.32%) ITIL
11 25 (22.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (20.54%) Release Management
13 22 (19.64%) Open Source
13 22 (19.64%) Data Management
13 22 (19.64%) ITSM
13 22 (19.64%) IBM
13 22 (19.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 21 (18.75%) AIX
14 21 (18.75%) JCL
14 21 (18.75%) Change Management
15 20 (17.86%) zOS
15 20 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
15 20 (17.86%) ISPF
15 20 (17.86%) WebSphere
15 20 (17.86%) Time Sharing Option
16 19 (16.96%) Data Analysis
16 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
16 19 (16.96%) FTP

Tandem
Top Related IT Skills 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 20 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) CMS
2 5 (4.46%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) DNN
2 5 (4.46%) EPiServer
2 5 (4.46%) Immediacy CMS
2 5 (4.46%) Kentico
2 5 (4.46%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (4.46%) Sitefinity
2 5 (4.46%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (25.89%) MS Excel
2 20 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.57%) MS Office
4 3 (2.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.18%) IaaS
1 17 (15.18%) PaaS
1 17 (15.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.89%) GitHub
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.96%) FTP
2 14 (12.50%) TACACS
3 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (8.93%) Network Security
5 2 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.68%) MS Access
6 2 (1.79%) Big Data
6 2 (1.79%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) DTS
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
1 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.36%) JIRA
2 5 (4.46%) Selenium
3 3 (2.68%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 40 (35.71%) Finance
2 33 (29.46%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Law
4 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Front Office
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Developer
2 24 (21.43%) Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Operations Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Consultant
5 10 (8.93%) Security Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Operational Support Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Operations Support Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
7 8 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.46%) CMS Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) ISPF
2 15 (13.39%) Middleware
3 12 (10.71%) RESTful
4 11 (9.82%) .NET
5 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
6 9 (8.04%) HTML
7 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (7.14%) HTML5
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 7 (6.25%) Django
8 7 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (5.36%) JSON
9 6 (5.36%) Spring
10 5 (4.46%) Play Framework
11 4 (3.57%) CSS
12 3 (2.68%) ActiveX
12 3 (2.68%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.04%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (31.25%) iSeries
3 12 (10.71%) Mainframe
4 10 (8.93%) Data Centre
5 9 (8.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.46%) Data Structures
7 5 (4.46%) Social Media
7 5 (4.46%) User Experience
8 4 (3.57%) Clustering
8 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.57%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.79%) Equities
9 2 (1.79%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.89%) AS400
10 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.89%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (61.61%) Unix
2 60 (53.57%) Windows
3 39 (34.82%) Linux
4 21 (18.75%) AIX
5 20 (17.86%) zOS
6 19 (16.96%) Windows 2000
6 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
7 14 (12.50%) OpenVMS
8 5 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.46%) Solaris
9 3 (2.68%) VME
10 1 (0.89%) HPUX
10 1 (0.89%) MVS
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Service Management
2 31 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (22.32%) Continuous Improvement
3 25 (22.32%) ITIL
4 23 (20.54%) Release Management
5 22 (19.64%) Data Management
5 22 (19.64%) ITSM
5 22 (19.64%) Open Source
5 22 (19.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 21 (18.75%) Change Management
7 19 (16.96%) Data Analysis
8 18 (16.07%) B2B
8 18 (16.07%) Service Delivery
9 17 (15.18%) Mentoring
10 16 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 15 (13.39%) Coaching
12 14 (12.50%) SIEM
13 13 (11.61%) DevOps
14 12 (10.71%) BDD
14 12 (10.71%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.75%) JCL
2 18 (16.07%) SQL
3 8 (7.14%) C#
3 8 (7.14%) Python
4 7 (6.25%) Java
5 5 (4.46%) Ruby
5 5 (4.46%) Scala
6 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.68%) C++
7 3 (2.68%) VB
7 3 (2.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.89%) Perl
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.79%) GCIH
5 2 (1.79%) GIAC
6 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.89%) CCNA
6 1 (0.89%) CCNP
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MBA
6 1 (0.89%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.89%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (17.86%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (12.50%) RACF
3 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (19.64%) IBM
3 18 (16.07%) IBM Sterling
4 17 (15.18%) Axway
5 7 (6.25%) HP
6 5 (4.46%) Alterian
6 5 (4.46%) Sitecore
7 4 (3.57%) Citrix
7 4 (3.57%) Oracle
7 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.57%) SAP
7 4 (3.57%) VMware
8 3 (2.68%) Fujitsu
8 3 (2.68%) ICL
9 2 (1.79%) FireEye
9 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.79%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.89%) Capita
10 1 (0.89%) Unisys
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