Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 550 697 772
Rank change year-on-year +147 +75 +58
Contract jobs citing Tandem 44 49 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 52
Median daily rate £463 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +3.49% -14.11%
10th Percentile £300 £184 £151
90th Percentile £650 £613 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £348 £328
% change year-on-year -10.79% +5.91% -12.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 - -

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 14,042 22,549 32,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.62% 31.20% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,407 14,604 21,312
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £254 £239 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 946 978
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.43 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% -2.56%

Tandem
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Tandem.

Daily rate trend for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Tandem over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Tandem in the UK

Tandem
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Tandem.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +187 43 £463 +15.63% 29
London +124 31 £625 +48.81% 12
UK excluding London +169 13 £310 -10.79% 19
North of England +101 9 £302 +17.97% 3
North West +72 8 £300 +17.19% 2
Work from Home - 3 £340 -
South East +123 2 £475 +46.15% 6
Scotland +48 1 - - 1
Midlands +48 1 £425 -10.53% 3
East Midlands +41 1 £425 -10.53% 2
North East - 1 £340 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 26 (59.09%) Finance
2 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
5 8 (18.18%) Azure
6 7 (15.91%) SciPy
6 7 (15.91%) NumPy
6 7 (15.91%) Banking
6 7 (15.91%) CMS
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) LAN
6 7 (15.91%) WAN
6 7 (15.91%) SQL
6 7 (15.91%) Linux
6 7 (15.91%) Requirements Gathering
6 7 (15.91%) Keras
6 7 (15.91%) Skype
6 7 (15.91%) TensorFlow
7 6 (13.64%) Virtual Team
7 6 (13.64%) Multicast
7 6 (13.64%) Python
7 6 (13.64%) PhD
7 6 (13.64%) C++
7 6 (13.64%) STL
7 6 (13.64%) ETL
7 6 (13.64%) ATM
7 6 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (13.64%) EMV
7 6 (13.64%) Migration

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 7 (15.91%) CMS
2 6 (13.64%) Confluence
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Asana
2 1 (2.27%) AWS
2 1 (2.27%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) LAN
1 7 (15.91%) Skype
1 7 (15.91%) WAN
2 6 (13.64%) ATM
2 6 (13.64%) Multicast
3 4 (9.09%) DNS
3 4 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 4 (9.09%) Firewall
3 4 (9.09%) H.323
3 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.09%) Telepresence
3 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 3 (6.82%) Network Security
4 3 (6.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) GCC
1 6 (13.64%) GDB
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (59.09%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) C++ Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
3 4 (9.09%) BASE24 Tester
3 4 (9.09%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
3 4 (9.09%) Quantitative Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) PMO Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Telephony Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Asset and Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Systems Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Keras
1 7 (15.91%) NumPy
1 7 (15.91%) SciPy
1 7 (15.91%) TensorFlow
2 6 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (13.64%) STL
3 4 (9.09%) WebRTC
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) EMV
1 6 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (13.64%) Virtual Team
2 4 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.82%) CMDB
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 7 (15.91%) Requirements Gathering
4 7 (15.91%) Scrum
5 6 (13.64%) ETL
5 6 (13.64%) Mathematics
5 6 (13.64%) Migration
5 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 5 (11.36%) Coaching
6 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.36%) Test Management
7 4 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
7 4 (9.09%) Antivirus Management
7 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 4 (9.09%) ITSM
7 4 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) C++
2 6 (13.64%) Python
3 4 (9.09%) C
4 1 (2.27%) COBOL
4 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) PhD
2 4 (9.09%) CCIE
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.27%) RHCA
3 1 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) ISO 8583
2 4 (9.09%) PMO
3 1 (2.27%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.27%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
2 4 (9.09%) Polycom
2 4 (9.09%) Splunk
3 2 (4.55%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) VMware