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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 609 612
Rank change year-on-year +36 +3  
Contract jobs citing Tandem 34 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.079% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 14
Median daily rate £458 £406 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.61% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £248 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -15.62% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% -  

Tandem is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15613 17659 17730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.27% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10142 11576 11144
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 579 639
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Tandem
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Tandem as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 21 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 32 £465 +14.46% 38
London -8 19 £500 +14.28% 25
South East +31 5 £338 -15.62% 2
Kent - 5 £338 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £338 -
Scotland +31 2 £275 - 2
Yorkshire +27 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +13 2 £275 - 1
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hull - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +71 1 £275 +30.64%
Tyne and Wear +68 1 £275 +30.64%
North East +63 1 £275 +30.64%
North West +23 1 £613 - 4
City of London -5 1 £475 +35.71%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £360 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £360 - 2
South West - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £360 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 38 (52.78%) Unix
3 33 (45.83%) Finance
4 28 (38.89%) Banking
4 28 (38.89%) iSeries
5 26 (36.11%) JCL
6 25 (34.72%) IBM
7 21 (29.17%) B2B
7 21 (29.17%) zOS
7 21 (29.17%) IBM Sterling
7 21 (29.17%) ISPF
7 21 (29.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 19 (26.39%) Axway
8 19 (26.39%) FTP
9 18 (25.00%) SQL
10 16 (22.22%) Mainframe
10 16 (22.22%) Middleware
11 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 14 (19.44%) Coaching
12 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
13 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (13.89%) Service Management
15 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (11.11%) Linux
15 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
15 8 (11.11%) Degree
16 7 (9.72%) SIEM
16 7 (9.72%) Apache
16 7 (9.72%) Oracle

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 (9.72%) Apache
2 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.94%) Apache Solr
3 5 (6.94%) EPiServer
3 5 (6.94%) FileNet
3 5 (6.94%) IIS
4 4 (5.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.39%) nginx
6 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.39%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.39%) GitHub
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) FTP
2 6 (8.33%) Firewall
2 6 (8.33%) TACACS
3 5 (6.94%) DNS
3 5 (6.94%) HTTPS
3 5 (6.94%) Network Security
3 5 (6.94%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) SAN
5 1 (1.39%) Skype
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) Big Data
3 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (45.83%) Finance
2 28 (38.89%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
4 2 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.00%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Analyst
3 7 (9.72%) Consultant
4 4 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (4.17%) Development Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Salesforce Developer
5 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 3 (4.17%) z/OS Developer
6 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Applications Support
6 2 (2.78%) Architect
6 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (2.78%) Data Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) ISPF
2 16 (22.22%) Middleware
3 6 (8.33%) .NET
4 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.94%) CSS
4 5 (6.94%) HTML
4 5 (6.94%) Lucene
4 5 (6.94%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (5.56%) HTML5
5 4 (5.56%) jQuery
6 3 (4.17%) JSON
6 3 (4.17%) React
6 3 (4.17%) Visualforce
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.78%) Django
7 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.78%) Spring
7 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (38.89%) iSeries
2 16 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Clustering
5 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (5.56%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.78%) Blog
7 2 (2.78%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.78%) Equities
7 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.39%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 38 (52.78%) Unix
3 21 (29.17%) zOS
4 8 (11.11%) Linux
5 6 (8.33%) OpenVMS
6 2 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (1.39%) AIX
7 1 (1.39%) HPUX
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) B2B
2 14 (19.44%) Coaching
3 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
4 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (13.89%) Service Management
6 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.72%) ITIL
7 7 (9.72%) Project Management
7 7 (9.72%) SIEM
8 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.33%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.94%) Machine Learning
9 5 (6.94%) Migration
9 5 (6.94%) Ontologies
9 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
9 5 (6.94%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (6.94%) Semantic Search
9 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) JCL
2 18 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) Java
4 5 (6.94%) SPARQL
5 3 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) C#
6 2 (2.78%) C++
6 2 (2.78%) Ruby
6 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) ISEB
2 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.78%) GCIH
3 2 (2.78%) GIAC
3 2 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) COBIT
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (29.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.33%) RACF
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.78%) Terraform
3 1 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) IBM
2 21 (29.17%) IBM Sterling
3 19 (26.39%) Axway
4 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.72%) Citrix
5 7 (9.72%) Informatica
5 7 (9.72%) Oracle
5 7 (9.72%) VMware
6 5 (6.94%) Genesys
7 3 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.78%) Ariba
8 2 (2.78%) F5
8 2 (2.78%) SAP
8 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco
9 1 (1.39%) NetApp
9 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.39%) Unisys