Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 742 834
Rank change year-on-year -93 +92 -27
Contract jobs citing Tandem 54 144 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.14% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.41% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 83 48
UK median daily rate £490 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.67% -10.45% -2.05%
10th Percentile £318 £292 £240
90th Percentile £660 £547 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £343 £413
% change year-on-year +16.79% -16.97% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £26.70 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.57% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £26.70 -
% change year-on-year +68.57% - -

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 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -36 50 £490 +30.67% 14
London -25 40 £500 +17.65% 7
UK excluding London -36 11 £400 +16.79% 10
North of England +13 4 £350 +6.06% 3
South East +11 4 £450 +4.35% 3
North East +44 3 £338 +3.85%
Midlands +26 2 £350 -33.33%
Scotland -14 2 £550 +46.67% 1
North West +10 1 £800 +138.81%
East Midlands +5 1 £400 -23.81%
West Midlands - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) Finance
3 12 (22.22%) Windows
4 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
5 10 (18.52%) C#
5 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (16.67%) Banking
6 9 (16.67%) Linux
7 8 (14.81%) SQL
8 7 (12.96%) Unix
8 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
8 7 (12.96%) TDD
8 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
9 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 6 (11.11%) BDD
9 6 (11.11%) JSON
9 6 (11.11%) iSeries
9 6 (11.11%) MVC
9 6 (11.11%) Middleware
9 6 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (11.11%) zOS
9 6 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (11.11%) IBM
9 6 (11.11%) HTML
9 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.11%) CSS
10 5 (9.26%) Oracle
10 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
10 5 (9.26%) .NET

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 2 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (3.70%) CMS
1 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
1 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.85%) CICS
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) nginx
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) BASE24
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Postilion
2 1 (1.85%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) Skype
2 2 (3.70%) SMS
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
3 1 (1.85%) LAN
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.85%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
2 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) DB2
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.85%) Ant
2 1 (1.85%) Maven
2 1 (1.85%) Mocha
2 1 (1.85%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Front Office
4 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) C# Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (9.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (9.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Designer
5 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Salesforce Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Information Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.70%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 6 (11.11%) CSS
1 6 (11.11%) HTML
1 6 (11.11%) JSON
1 6 (11.11%) Middleware
2 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (9.26%) CSS3
2 5 (9.26%) HTML5
2 5 (9.26%) ISPF
2 5 (9.26%) jQuery
2 5 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (9.26%) RESTful
2 5 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (9.26%) WPF
2 5 (9.26%) XHTML
3 4 (7.41%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.11%) iSeries
3 5 (9.26%) Fixed Income
4 4 (7.41%) EMV
5 3 (5.56%) Fintech
6 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.70%) Derivative
6 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.70%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.70%) Robotics
7 1 (1.85%) AS400
7 1 (1.85%) EFT
7 1 (1.85%) EFTPOS
7 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (12.96%) Unix
4 6 (11.11%) zOS
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.56%) Solaris
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (1.85%) Debian
8 1 (1.85%) HPUX
8 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) TDD
3 6 (11.11%) BDD
3 6 (11.11%) MVC
3 6 (11.11%) Project Management
4 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
4 5 (9.26%) B2B
4 5 (9.26%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) Web Application Development
5 4 (7.41%) Information Security
5 4 (7.41%) MVVM
5 4 (7.41%) OO
6 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.56%) Scrum
6 3 (5.56%) Security Architecture
6 3 (5.56%) Service Management
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) C#
2 8 (14.81%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) JCL
4 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.56%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) COBOL
7 1 (1.85%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.85%) CCNP
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) GIAC
2 1 (1.85%) SANS
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.85%) GDPR
1 1 (1.85%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) IBM
2 6 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (9.26%) IBM Sterling
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Axway
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) Adobe
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) Informatica
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Pega
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) Workday