Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 805 801
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +45
Contract jobs citing Tandem 89 57 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.058% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 56
UK median daily rate £413 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +17.28% -10.00%
10th Percentile £310 £320 £294
90th Percentile £563 £638 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £338 £403
% change year-on-year +16.59% -16.15% -15.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +60.71% -

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 34,800 33,766 36,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.14% 34.21% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,723 22,088 24,139
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.09%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,049 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.35% +8.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.80 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.64
% change year-on-year - -3.10% +17.94%

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 22 September 2018.

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 13 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 22 September 2018. 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 +22 86 £406 -14.47% 39
London +1 59 £433 -13.50% 23
UK excluding London -23 30 £394 +16.59% 16
South East -8 10 £550 +62.96% 4
Midlands - 10 £324 - 6
East Midlands - 8 £324 - 2
North of England -20 6 £400 +23.08% 4
Yorkshire -12 5 £400 -
Scotland -20 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 4
East of England -8 1 - -
North West -18 1 - - 4
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 43 (48.31%) Finance
2 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (20.22%) Windows
5 12 (13.48%) Project Management
5 12 (13.48%) Unix
5 12 (13.48%) HTML
5 12 (13.48%) Banking
5 12 (13.48%) Artificial Intelligence
5 12 (13.48%) Analytics
6 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
6 11 (12.36%) Legal
7 10 (11.24%) SQL
7 10 (11.24%) Asset Management
8 9 (10.11%) Retail
8 9 (10.11%) Robotics
8 9 (10.11%) CSS
8 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
8 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (10.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 8 (8.99%) Cognitive Analytics
9 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (8.99%) HTML5
9 8 (8.99%) Node.js
9 8 (8.99%) CSS3
10 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.87%) Test Automation

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 6 (6.74%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.62%) CICS
3 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) InVision
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) BASE24
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 7 (7.87%) Office 365
2 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.74%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (6.74%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (6.74%) Serverless
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) Skype
2 4 (4.49%) Firewall
2 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.37%) LAN
3 3 (3.37%) PBX
3 3 (3.37%) SAN
3 3 (3.37%) WAN
4 2 (2.25%) ATM
5 1 (1.12%) FTP
5 1 (1.12%) Intranet
5 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.12%) Network Security
5 1 (1.12%) SMS
5 1 (1.12%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (5.62%) DB2
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.49%) NonStop SQL
5 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.25%) MySQL
5 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Grunt
1 7 (7.87%) Jasmine
2 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.25%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.12%) gulp
4 1 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 43 (48.31%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Banking
3 11 (12.36%) Legal
4 9 (10.11%) Retail
5 4 (4.49%) Front Office
6 3 (3.37%) Back Office
7 2 (2.25%) Games
7 2 (2.25%) Marketing
8 1 (1.12%) Law
8 1 (1.12%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Developer
2 17 (19.10%) Project Manager
3 14 (15.73%) Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Angular Developer
5 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Asset Management Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Business Transformation Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Business Transformation Project Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Junior
6 4 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.49%) Transformation Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Transformation Project Manager
7 3 (3.37%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) HTML
2 9 (10.11%) CSS
3 8 (8.99%) CSS3
3 8 (8.99%) HTML5
3 8 (8.99%) Node.js
4 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
4 7 (7.87%) Middleware
4 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (4.49%) OAuth
6 3 (3.37%) Django
6 3 (3.37%) SOAP
7 2 (2.25%) REST
8 1 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.12%) ISPF
8 1 (1.12%) LESS
8 1 (1.12%) React
8 1 (1.12%) Sass
8 1 (1.12%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (1.12%) Web Services
8 1 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.11%) Robotics
2 6 (6.74%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (4.49%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.37%) Blog
4 3 (3.37%) Equities
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.37%) Social Media
4 3 (3.37%) User Experience
5 2 (2.25%) Fintech
5 2 (2.25%) iSeries
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.12%) AS400
6 1 (1.12%) CCTV
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) IVR
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Unix
3 5 (5.62%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.49%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) OpenVMS
5 1 (1.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.09%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (13.48%) Analytics
3 12 (13.48%) Artificial Intelligence
3 12 (13.48%) Project Management
4 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
5 10 (11.24%) Asset Management
6 9 (10.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.99%) Cognitive Analytics
7 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.87%) Business Transformation
8 7 (7.87%) Change Management
8 7 (7.87%) Coaching
8 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 7 (7.87%) Scrum
8 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) SQL
2 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.87%) Java
4 5 (5.62%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.49%) Python
6 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.25%) C
7 2 (2.25%) C++
7 2 (2.25%) COBOL
7 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.12%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.12%) C#
8 1 (1.12%) ES6
8 1 (1.12%) ES7
8 1 (1.12%) JCL
8 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) PMP
2 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.12%) RACF
4 1 (1.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) HP
3 3 (3.37%) Avaya
4 2 (2.25%) IBM
4 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe
5 1 (1.12%) Axway
5 1 (1.12%) CA
5 1 (1.12%) Cadence
5 1 (1.12%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.12%) Informatica
5 1 (1.12%) Kaseya
5 1 (1.12%) NCR
5 1 (1.12%) Qualys
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Splunk
5 1 (1.12%) Temenos
5 1 (1.12%) Unisys
5 1 (1.12%) VMware