Period
to 13 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Virtual Team in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Team over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 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.

Virtual Team (including Distributed Team, Remote Team, Dispersed Team)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 265 362 326
Rank change year-on-year +97 -36 +10
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 394 332 699
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.62% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 1.91% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 218 410
10th Percentile £339 £313 £293
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +9.38%
75th Percentile £631 £594 £625
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
10th Percentile £34.30 " £14.10
25th Percentile £39.25 £46.25 £15.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £22.85
Median % change year-on-year -8.42% +107.92% -42.89%
75th Percentile £50.88 £48.75 £39.81
90th Percentile £56.95 " £44.33
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £20.29 £22.85
% change year-on-year +114.39% -11.18% -42.89%

Virtual Team 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 advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,083 17,390 28,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.79% 32.29% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,407 11,432 18,993
10th Percentile £263 £241 £281
25th Percentile £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £488 £474 £475
% change year-on-year +2.78% -0.14% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 757 856
10th Percentile £12.39 £12.44 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.24 £15.75 £14.71
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.89% -0.69%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.86 £20.60
% change year-on-year +9.35% +11.01% -0.18%

Virtual Team
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Virtual Team as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Team in England.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Team in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Team in England.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Virtual Team in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Team within the England region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
London +61 239 £550 +7.32% 72
North of England +70 35 £464 +12.76% 23
South East +42 33 £493 -0.51% 27
South West +63 24 £436 -22.49% 11
Midlands +38 23 £400 -15.79% 19
North West +42 20 £464 +28.00% 17
East of England +39 16 £500 +1.01% 6
Yorkshire +39 15 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +33 14 £410 -18.00% 12
East Midlands +27 9 £365 -18.89% 7
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Team 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 across the England region with a requirement for Virtual Team.

1 184 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (27.16%) Finance
3 75 (19.04%) SDLC
4 69 (17.51%) SQL
5 68 (17.26%) Project Management
6 66 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
7 63 (15.99%) Azure
8 50 (12.69%) DevOps
9 49 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 47 (11.93%) Java
11 45 (11.42%) Banking
12 44 (11.17%) Telecoms
13 43 (10.91%) Data Modelling
13 43 (10.91%) QA
14 42 (10.66%) User Experience
14 42 (10.66%) Virtual Team Management
15 41 (10.41%) Degree
15 41 (10.41%) JavaScript
15 41 (10.41%) Microsoft
16 40 (10.15%) Project Delivery
17 39 (9.90%) Analytics
18 38 (9.64%) AWS
19 37 (9.39%) Migration
19 37 (9.39%) Data Management
20 35 (8.88%) Workflow
21 34 (8.63%) Test Automation
21 34 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (8.38%) Scrum
22 33 (8.38%) JIRA
23 32 (8.12%) Linux

Virtual Team
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.30%) Confluence
3 5 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.02%) Drupal
5 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.51%) Apache
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.25%) CICS
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.25%) Site Server
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.28%) Figma
5 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.51%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) Sketch
7 1 (0.25%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.02%) BASE24
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.02%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.76%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.76%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.76%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.76%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.76%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.76%) Workfront
5 2 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.51%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) Magento
6 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.25%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 63 (15.99%) Azure
2 38 (9.64%) AWS
3 26 (6.60%) GCP
4 16 (4.06%) Serverless
5 14 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (2.79%) Microsoft 365
7 10 (2.54%) SaaS
8 8 (2.03%) GitHub
9 7 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.78%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.27%) IaaS
11 5 (1.27%) PaaS
11 5 (1.27%) Slack
12 3 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.76%) Datadog
12 3 (0.76%) Google Workspace
12 3 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.28%) Ethernet
1 9 (2.28%) Internet
1 9 (2.28%) WAN
2 8 (2.03%) Firewall
2 8 (2.03%) VPN
3 7 (1.78%) MPLS
3 7 (1.78%) SD-WAN
3 7 (1.78%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.52%) LAN
4 6 (1.52%) Multicast
5 5 (1.27%) Skype
5 5 (1.27%) VoIP
6 4 (1.02%) ATM
6 4 (1.02%) Broadband
6 4 (1.02%) SAN
6 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.02%) Wireless
7 3 (0.76%) Value-Added Service
7 3 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.51%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.36%) Big Data
2 25 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (5.84%) Data Lake
4 14 (3.55%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.28%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.52%) Power BI
7 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.02%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.02%) NonStop SQL
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.76%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (8.38%) JIRA
2 24 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.31%) PowerDesigner
4 12 (3.05%) kappa
5 10 (2.54%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.28%) Selenium
7 7 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.52%) GCC
8 6 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.52%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.27%) GDB
9 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.02%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.02%) Storybook
10 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.76%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.76%) Cypress.io
11 3 (0.76%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 107 (27.16%) Finance
2 45 (11.42%) Banking
3 44 (11.17%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.09%) Investment Banking
5 22 (5.58%) Marketing
6 17 (4.31%) Legal
7 16 (4.06%) Public Sector
7 16 (4.06%) Retail
8 10 (2.54%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.54%) Front Office
9 8 (2.03%) German Language
9 8 (2.03%) Law
9 8 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.27%) Billing
10 5 (1.27%) French Language
10 5 (1.27%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.27%) Spanish Language
11 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.02%) Publishing
12 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 77 (19.54%) Developer
2 65 (16.50%) Project Manager
3 55 (13.96%) Architect
4 34 (8.63%) Analyst
5 28 (7.11%) Data Architect
6 23 (5.84%) Business Analyst
7 21 (5.33%) Java Developer
8 17 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.30%) Agile Developer
9 13 (3.30%) Agile Java Developer
10 12 (3.05%) Consultant
11 11 (2.79%) Automation Engineer
11 11 (2.79%) Designer
11 11 (2.79%) QA Automation Engineer
11 11 (2.79%) QA Engineer
12 10 (2.54%) Azure Architect
12 10 (2.54%) Java Engineer
12 10 (2.54%) Senior Automation Engineer
12 10 (2.54%) Senior QA Engineer
12 10 (2.54%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.09%) Spring
2 23 (5.84%) HTML
3 20 (5.08%) React
4 18 (4.57%) Hibernate
4 18 (4.57%) J2SE
5 17 (4.31%) .NET
6 16 (4.06%) CSS
7 15 (3.81%) HTML5
8 14 (3.55%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.30%) REST
10 12 (3.05%) Node.js
11 11 (2.79%) Jest
12 9 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (2.28%) Redux
12 9 (2.28%) Web Services
13 8 (2.03%) RESTful
14 5 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 5 (1.27%) Guice
14 5 (1.27%) SOAP
14 5 (1.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.66%) User Experience
2 34 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.82%) Data Structures
4 16 (4.06%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.28%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.28%) Tandem
7 8 (2.03%) FMCG
7 8 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.78%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.27%) Contract for Difference
9 5 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.27%) Spread Betting
10 4 (1.02%) Derivative
10 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.02%) PMI
11 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.12%) Linux
2 24 (6.09%) Windows
3 9 (2.28%) Unix
4 8 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (19.04%) SDLC
3 68 (17.26%) Project Management
4 66 (16.75%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (12.69%) DevOps
6 49 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 43 (10.91%) Data Modelling
8 42 (10.66%) Virtual Team Management
9 40 (10.15%) Project Delivery
10 39 (9.90%) Analytics
11 37 (9.39%) Data Management
11 37 (9.39%) Migration
12 35 (8.88%) Workflow
13 34 (8.63%) Test Automation
14 33 (8.38%) Scrum
15 30 (7.61%) Decision-Making
16 29 (7.36%) E-Commerce
17 28 (7.11%) Change Management
17 28 (7.11%) Data Analysis
17 28 (7.11%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.51%) SQL
2 47 (11.93%) Java
3 41 (10.41%) JavaScript
4 24 (6.09%) Python
5 18 (4.57%) C#
6 16 (4.06%) C
6 16 (4.06%) TypeScript
7 14 (3.55%) C++
8 11 (2.79%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.28%) Kotlin
9 9 (2.28%) Scala
10 8 (2.03%) Java 8
11 7 (1.78%) Ruby
12 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.02%) PHP
12 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.76%) ES6
13 3 (0.76%) Go
14 2 (0.51%) Perl
14 2 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (10.41%) Degree
2 28 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.03%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.03%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.03%) PMP
5 7 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.27%) CCNA
6 5 (1.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.76%) CISSP
7 3 (0.76%) HP AIS
7 3 (0.76%) HP ASE
7 3 (0.76%) HP MASE
7 3 (0.76%) JNCIS
7 3 (0.76%) MCITP
7 3 (0.76%) MCSE
7 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.76%) NCIE
7 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.91%) QA
2 17 (4.31%) Data Quality
3 15 (3.81%) PMO
4 7 (1.78%) GDPR
4 7 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.76%) GRC
6 2 (0.51%) COBIT
6 2 (0.51%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.25%) IFRS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) NIST
7 1 (0.25%) SEPA
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 22 (5.58%) Docker
2 8 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.25%) HDFS
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.81%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.03%) Prometheus
2 8 (2.03%) Zipkin
3 7 (1.78%) Terraform
4 5 (1.27%) Ansible
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.76%) Puppet
6 2 (0.51%) Control-M
6 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.51%) SCCM
6 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Consul
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.25%) Kibana
7 1 (0.25%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) Salt
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.33%) Google
3 20 (5.08%) Oracle
3 20 (5.08%) SAP
4 19 (4.82%) BiZZdesign
4 19 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.79%) Citrix
6 10 (2.54%) Cisco
7 9 (2.28%) HP
8 8 (2.03%) VMware
9 6 (1.52%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.52%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.27%) Brocade
10 5 (1.27%) BT
10 5 (1.27%) Databricks
10 5 (1.27%) IBM
10 5 (1.27%) Juniper
11 4 (1.02%) Apple
11 4 (1.02%) Ariba