Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 723 809 812
Rank change year-on-year +86 +3 -26
Contract jobs citing Tandem 102 91 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.088% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 48 45
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -14.47% +17.94%
10th Percentile £267 £310 £320
90th Percentile £604 £556 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £387 £338
% change year-on-year +9.82% +14.67% -15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 28,023 33,423 32,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.39% 32.43% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,789 21,570 20,907
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £270 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 1,041 1,002
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £11.57 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% -2.44%

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 September 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 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 18 September 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 +75 97 £425 +6.25% 32
UK excluding London +69 52 £425 +9.82% 20
London +57 50 £450 +4.05% 13
South West - 19 £394 - 3
South East +30 11 £285 -48.18% 5
Midlands +31 9 £425 +31.15% 2
West Midlands +33 6 £425 - 2
North of England +25 6 £425 +6.25% 9
Scotland +41 5 £475 -
North West +23 4 £425 - 4
East Midlands +22 3 £400 +23.44%
Yorkshire +32 2 - - 4
East of England +23 2 £400 +3.90%

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 44 (43.14%) Finance
2 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (37.25%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (22.55%) BASE24
6 20 (19.61%) SQL
7 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 18 (17.65%) Banking
7 18 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 16 (15.69%) Retail
10 15 (14.71%) NonStop SQL
10 15 (14.71%) HP
10 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
11 14 (13.73%) Asset Management
12 12 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
12 12 (11.76%) Business Analysis
12 12 (11.76%) Robotics
12 12 (11.76%) Azure
12 12 (11.76%) Process Management
12 12 (11.76%) Legal
12 12 (11.76%) Cognitive Analytics
12 12 (11.76%) Analytics
12 12 (11.76%) Robotic Process Automation
12 12 (11.76%) Thought Leadership
13 11 (10.78%) Process Improvement
13 11 (10.78%) Migration
13 11 (10.78%) Quality Management
13 11 (10.78%) Statistics
13 11 (10.78%) Marketing

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 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.94%) CMS
2 3 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.96%) DNN
3 2 (1.96%) EPiServer
3 2 (1.96%) Immediacy CMS
3 2 (1.96%) Kentico
3 2 (1.96%) Sitefinity
3 2 (1.96%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (4.90%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.90%) Sketch
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.94%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (22.55%) BASE24
2 8 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.98%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) Azure
2 9 (8.82%) IBM Blueworks
3 7 (6.86%) AWS
3 7 (6.86%) Power Platform
4 6 (5.88%) Office 365
5 5 (4.90%) GCP
5 5 (4.90%) IaaS
5 5 (4.90%) PaaS
5 5 (4.90%) PowerApps
6 4 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.92%) Mimecast
6 4 (3.92%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.96%) SaaS
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.98%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) DHCP
1 7 (6.86%) WAN
2 5 (4.90%) Skype
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (3.92%) Intranet
3 4 (3.92%) VLAN
3 4 (3.92%) VPN
4 3 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (2.94%) DNS
4 3 (2.94%) Extranet
4 3 (2.94%) Firewall
4 3 (2.94%) Internet
4 3 (2.94%) LAN
4 3 (2.94%) Network Security
4 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.94%) Wireless
5 2 (1.96%) ATM
6 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) NonStop SQL
2 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2017
4 6 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.88%) Power BI
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.98%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Axure RP
1 5 (4.90%) Balsamiq
2 3 (2.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.98%) Firebug
General
1 44 (43.14%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Banking
3 16 (15.69%) Retail
4 12 (11.76%) Legal
5 11 (10.78%) Marketing
6 10 (9.80%) Back Office
7 5 (4.90%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.96%) Law
9 1 (0.98%) Games
9 1 (0.98%) Local Government
9 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (38.24%) Developer
2 24 (23.53%) Analyst
3 22 (21.57%) BASE24 Developer
4 19 (18.63%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.80%) Applications Developer
6 9 (8.82%) BPM Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Asset Management Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Designer
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) UX Designer
9 4 (3.92%) Business Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Business Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) CRM Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) CRM Business Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) CRM Manager
9 4 (3.92%) CRM Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) jQuery
2 9 (8.82%) Dojo
2 9 (8.82%) DOM
2 9 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 9 (8.82%) XML
3 5 (4.90%) .NET
4 4 (3.92%) Web Services
5 3 (2.94%) CSS
5 3 (2.94%) HTML
5 3 (2.94%) Kafka
5 3 (2.94%) RESTful
6 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.98%) ADO
7 1 (0.98%) CSS3
7 1 (0.98%) HTML5
7 1 (0.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.76%) Robotics
3 10 (9.80%) User Experience
4 9 (8.82%) Client/Server
5 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
6 7 (6.86%) SWIFT
6 7 (6.86%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
8 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.94%) CMDB
9 3 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.94%) Wiki
10 1 (0.98%) ASIC
10 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.98%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Solaris
3 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.25%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 14 (13.73%) Asset Management
6 12 (11.76%) Analytics
6 12 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
6 12 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 12 (11.76%) Cognitive Analytics
6 12 (11.76%) Process Management
6 12 (11.76%) Robotic Process Automation
6 12 (11.76%) Thought Leadership
7 11 (10.78%) Migration
7 11 (10.78%) Process Improvement
7 11 (10.78%) Quality Management
7 11 (10.78%) Statistics
8 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.82%) CRM
9 9 (8.82%) QMS
9 9 (8.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) SQL
2 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.82%) Java
4 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.96%) C#
5 2 (1.96%) C++
5 2 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.98%) Go
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) Scala
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) CCIE
2 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.98%) ISEB
3 1 (0.98%) MCSE
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) GDPR
1 4 (3.92%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.96%) PMO
3 1 (0.98%) COBIT
3 1 (0.98%) EMIR
3 1 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Terraform
2 4 (3.92%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.92%) SCCM
2 4 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.98%) Ansible
4 1 (0.98%) Marathon
4 1 (0.98%) Mesos
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.71%) HP
3 9 (8.82%) IBM
3 9 (8.82%) Pega
3 9 (8.82%) webMethods
4 7 (6.86%) Cisco
4 7 (6.86%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.90%) Google
5 5 (4.90%) Splunk
6 4 (3.92%) Aerohive Networks
6 4 (3.92%) Apple
6 4 (3.92%) Darktrace
6 4 (3.92%) Juniper
6 4 (3.92%) Meraki
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle
6 4 (3.92%) Polycom
6 4 (3.92%) VMware
6 4 (3.92%) Zscaler
7 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.94%) Sitecore