Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 835 776
Rank change year-on-year +58 -59 +77
Contract jobs citing Tandem 115 53 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.15% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 79
UK median daily rate £400 £490 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +30.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £310 £318 £288
90th Percentile £600 £625 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £355 £335
% change year-on-year +5.07% +5.97% -18.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
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 35,019 34,878 36,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.05% 34.43% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,066 23,058 23,549
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,070 1,060 1,232
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.18% +0.30% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.03 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year +1.23% -4.37% +13.05%

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 12 November 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 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 12 November 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 +90 114 £400 -18.37% 46
London +68 85 £433 -13.50% 27
UK excluding London 0 30 £373 +5.07% 20
South East +3 12 £414 -7.99% 8
Midlands +5 11 £324 -7.41% 6
East Midlands - 9 £324 - 3
North of England -19 5 £400 +18.52% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
West Midlands -22 2 - - 3
East of England +4 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 64 (55.65%) Finance
2 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.30%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (26.09%) Asset Management
5 23 (20.00%) Windows
6 20 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 18 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (13.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 16 (13.91%) HTML
8 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
9 15 (13.04%) Project Management
9 15 (13.04%) Unix
10 14 (12.17%) SQL
10 14 (12.17%) Scrum
11 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.43%) Analytics
12 12 (10.43%) User Stories
12 12 (10.43%) Target Operating Model
12 12 (10.43%) Legal
12 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
12 12 (10.43%) CSS
12 12 (10.43%) Artificial Intelligence
12 12 (10.43%) Banking
13 11 (9.57%) Retail
13 11 (9.57%) TDD
13 11 (9.57%) Data Analysis
13 11 (9.57%) Robotics
13 11 (9.57%) Oracle
13 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
13 11 (9.57%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 (7.83%) CICS
2 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) InVision
4 1 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.74%) BASE24
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 7 (6.09%) Office 365
3 6 (5.22%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (5.22%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (5.22%) Serverless
4 5 (4.35%) PaaS
5 4 (3.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Skype
2 3 (2.61%) Firewall
2 3 (2.61%) LAN
2 3 (2.61%) PBX
2 3 (2.61%) SAN
2 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.61%) WAN
3 2 (1.74%) ATM
4 1 (0.87%) Intranet
4 1 (0.87%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) DB2
3 8 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (6.09%) NonStop SQL
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.48%) CouchDB
6 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.48%) Redis
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.74%) MySQL
8 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.87%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Grunt
1 7 (6.09%) Jasmine
2 5 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.48%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.48%) JIRA
3 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.61%) Selenium
5 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.74%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (1.74%) Mocha
5 2 (1.74%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.87%) gulp
6 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 64 (55.65%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Banking
2 12 (10.43%) Legal
3 11 (9.57%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Front Office
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Games
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Billing
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Analyst
1 31 (26.96%) Developer
2 16 (13.91%) Project Manager
3 14 (12.17%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.57%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.70%) Asset Management Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 8 (6.96%) Fund Accounting Business Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Angular Developer
7 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Financial Services Project Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) React Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Business Transformation Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Business Transformation Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle Business Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Transformation Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) HTML
2 12 (10.43%) CSS
3 10 (8.70%) HTML5
4 9 (7.83%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.83%) Middleware
5 8 (6.96%) .NET
5 8 (6.96%) CSS3
5 8 (6.96%) Node.js
6 7 (6.09%) Redux
6 7 (6.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (4.35%) Kafka
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (3.48%) .NET Core
8 4 (3.48%) OAuth
8 4 (3.48%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.48%) React
9 3 (2.61%) REST
9 3 (2.61%) RESTful
10 2 (1.74%) SOAP
10 2 (1.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Robotics
2 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.35%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.48%) Equities
4 4 (3.48%) Fintech
4 4 (3.48%) User Experience
5 3 (2.61%) Blog
5 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.61%) Podcast
5 3 (2.61%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.87%) AS400
7 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.87%) IVR
7 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Windows
2 15 (13.04%) Unix
3 6 (5.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.74%) Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.30%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (26.09%) Asset Management
4 20 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 18 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (13.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 15 (13.04%) Project Management
8 14 (12.17%) Scrum
9 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
10 12 (10.43%) Analytics
10 12 (10.43%) Artificial Intelligence
10 12 (10.43%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (10.43%) User Stories
11 11 (9.57%) Data Analysis
11 11 (9.57%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 11 (9.57%) TDD
12 10 (8.70%) Cognitive Analytics
12 10 (8.70%) DevOps
13 9 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (7.83%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.17%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.83%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.96%) C#
5 7 (6.09%) Java
6 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.35%) COBOL
8 4 (3.48%) Python
9 3 (2.61%) VBA
10 2 (1.74%) C
10 2 (1.74%) C++
11 1 (0.87%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.87%) ES6
11 1 (0.87%) ES7
11 1 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) Degree
2 3 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.74%) PMP
4 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) Docker
2 5 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.61%) SCCM
3 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.87%) Ansible
4 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.87%) Salt
4 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
1 11 (9.57%) Oracle
2 7 (6.09%) HP
3 4 (3.48%) Cadence
4 3 (2.61%) Avaya
4 3 (2.61%) GoldenSource
4 3 (2.61%) Splunk
4 3 (2.61%) Tableau
4 3 (2.61%) VMware
5 2 (1.74%) Automation Anywhere
5 2 (1.74%) Blue Prism
5 2 (1.74%) UiPath
6 1 (0.87%) Adobe
6 1 (0.87%) Informatica
6 1 (0.87%) Kaseya
6 1 (0.87%) Qualys
6 1 (0.87%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.87%) Unisys