Period
to 19 January 2019

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 6 months to 19 January 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 763 808 737
Rank change year-on-year +45 -71 +71
Contract jobs citing Tandem 110 60 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 49 80
UK median daily rate £400 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +30.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £174 £318 £300
90th Percentile £585 £675 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -22.80% +21.43% -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
UK median hourly rate £127.50 £45.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% +105.64% +25.04%
10th Percentile £126.25 £19.75 £17.56
90th Percentile £128.75 £47.50 £24.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £127.50 £45.00 £21.88
% change year-on-year +183.33% +105.64% +25.04%

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,656 33,502 31,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.07% 33.43% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,503 22,383 20,775
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 961 1,129
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +4.68% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year - +4.29% -1.26%

Tandem
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Tandem as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Top 11 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 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 108 £375 -18.92% 45
London +28 77 £425 -13.27% 19
UK excluding London -2 32 £328 -22.80% 27
South East -2 12 £250 -44.38% 9
Midlands +3 11 £324 -7.41% 2
East Midlands +17 9 £324 -18.99% 1
North of England -5 8 £363 +3.57% 13
North West +5 5 £250 -68.75% 8
Yorkshire - 3 £413 - 4
West Midlands -3 2 - - 1
Scotland -6 1 £450 -18.18% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Tandem also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Tandem.

1 60 (54.55%) Finance
2 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.45%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (30.91%) Asset Management
5 25 (22.73%) Windows
6 24 (21.82%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 21 (19.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (19.09%) Project Management
8 20 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 20 (18.18%) Thought Leadership
9 18 (16.36%) Unix
10 17 (15.45%) SQL
10 17 (15.45%) Business Analysis
11 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
12 15 (13.64%) Scrum
12 15 (13.64%) HTML
12 15 (13.64%) Mentoring
13 13 (11.82%) Data Analysis
13 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (10.91%) Banking
14 12 (10.91%) TDD
14 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
14 12 (10.91%) .NET
14 12 (10.91%) Oracle
14 12 (10.91%) CSS
15 11 (10.00%) Python
15 11 (10.00%) C#
15 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
15 11 (10.00%) Migration
15 11 (10.00%) HTML5

Tandem
Co-occurring 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 9 (8.18%) CICS
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) InVision
3 1 (0.91%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.73%) BASE24
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 6 (5.45%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (5.45%) GitHub
4 6 (5.45%) Serverless
5 5 (4.55%) PaaS
6 4 (3.64%) Office 365
7 2 (1.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Intranet
2 3 (2.73%) ATM
2 3 (2.73%) Firewall
3 2 (1.82%) SAN
3 2 (1.82%) Skype
4 1 (0.91%) BGP
4 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.91%) MPLS
4 1 (0.91%) NAS
4 1 (0.91%) SNMP
4 1 (0.91%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (0.91%) VLAN
4 1 (0.91%) VXLAN
4 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (8.18%) DB2
2 9 (8.18%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.27%) NonStop SQL
4 7 (6.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (6.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.45%) CouchDB
5 6 (5.45%) Redis
6 5 (4.55%) MySQL
7 4 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (5.45%) Grunt
2 6 (5.45%) Jasmine
2 6 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (3.64%) Mocha
4 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.82%) JIRA
5 2 (1.82%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (1.82%) Selenium
5 2 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (54.55%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Banking
3 10 (9.09%) Legal
3 10 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Front Office
4 3 (2.73%) Law
5 2 (1.82%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Developer
2 31 (28.18%) Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Asset Management Analyst
5 9 (8.18%) Analyst Developer
5 9 (8.18%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.36%) React Developer
8 6 (5.45%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.45%) Report Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Fund Accounting Business Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Junior
9 5 (4.55%) Middleware Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Oracle Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Oracle Business Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.64%) HTML
2 12 (10.91%) .NET
2 12 (10.91%) CSS
3 11 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 11 (10.00%) HTML5
4 9 (8.18%) Middleware
4 9 (8.18%) Redux
5 8 (7.27%) .NET Core
5 8 (7.27%) Node.js
6 7 (6.36%) CSS3
6 7 (6.36%) Kafka
6 7 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (4.55%) React
8 5 (4.55%) RESTful
9 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.64%) Enzyme
9 4 (3.64%) Jest
9 4 (3.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 10 (9.09%) Robotics
2 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.27%) Equities
3 8 (7.27%) Fixed Income
3 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.27%) Podcast
4 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) Fintech
5 3 (2.73%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.73%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.91%) iSeries
7 1 (0.91%) IVR
7 1 (0.91%) PKI
7 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.73%) Windows
2 18 (16.36%) Unix
3 8 (7.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.73%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.82%) Linux
6 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.45%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (30.91%) Asset Management
4 24 (21.82%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 21 (19.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 21 (19.09%) Project Management
6 20 (18.18%) Thought Leadership
7 17 (15.45%) Business Analysis
8 15 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 15 (13.64%) Scrum
9 13 (11.82%) Data Analysis
10 12 (10.91%) TDD
11 11 (10.00%) DevOps
11 11 (10.00%) Migration
11 11 (10.00%) User Stories
12 10 (9.09%) Analytics
12 10 (9.09%) Cognitive Analytics
12 10 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 10 (9.09%) Microservices
12 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.45%) SQL
2 12 (10.91%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.00%) C#
3 11 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.00%) Python
4 9 (8.18%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.55%) COBOL
5 5 (4.55%) VBA
6 4 (3.64%) Java
7 3 (2.73%) C++
8 2 (1.82%) PHP
8 2 (1.82%) R
9 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) QA
2 4 (3.64%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.36%) Docker
3 3 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.91%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.91%) KVM
5 1 (0.91%) NFS
5 1 (0.91%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.82%) Ansible
2 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.91%) Netcool
3 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) Salt
3 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.91%) Oracle
3 8 (7.27%) GoldenSource
3 8 (7.27%) HP
4 7 (6.36%) VMware
5 6 (5.45%) Splunk
6 5 (4.55%) Tableau
7 4 (3.64%) Cadence
8 3 (2.73%) Automation Anywhere
8 3 (2.73%) Blue Prism
8 3 (2.73%) UiPath
9 1 (0.91%) Adobe
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco
9 1 (0.91%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.91%) Dell
9 1 (0.91%) EMC
9 1 (0.91%) IBM
9 1 (0.91%) Mirantis
9 1 (0.91%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.91%) Unisys