Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 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.

Virtual Team (including Distributed Team, Remote Team, Dispersed Team)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 362 301 337
Rank change year-on-year -61 +36 +12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 634 793 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 2.55% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 475 396
England median daily rate £486 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +7.22% -
10th Percentile £267 £307 £284
90th Percentile £670 £626 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 7
England median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +70.21% -36.63%
10th Percentile £14.75 £16.33 £18.30
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £39.10
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +70.21% -36.63%

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 30,430 31,086 29,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.41% 33.65% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,237 20,965 19,557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £287 £263 £256
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 896 882 1,039
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.58% +3.00% +0.88%
10th Percentile £12.19 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.28% -

Virtual Team
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Team in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Team in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Team in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Team in England

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Team in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor 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 17 January 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
London -57 307 £524 -0.24% 82
South East -4 160 £475 +3.26% 28
North of England -27 64 £400 +10.34% 10
Midlands +6 47 £400 +6.67% 34
Yorkshire -30 29 £400 +10.34% 2
North West -10 27 £400 +14.29% 7
South West -32 26 £400 +15.11% 7
East Midlands +8 25 £263 -30.00% 12
East of England -16 25 £485 +14.12% 12
West Midlands -12 22 £500 +40.35% 22
North East -5 9 £285 -48.18% 1
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 304 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (26.18%) Finance
3 117 (18.45%) Virtual Team Management
4 111 (17.51%) Java
5 106 (16.72%) Scrum
6 98 (15.46%) Microsoft
7 96 (15.14%) Project Management
8 91 (14.35%) Jenkins
9 86 (13.56%) Linux
10 85 (13.41%) Test Automation
11 82 (12.93%) Degree
12 78 (12.30%) SQL
13 77 (12.15%) TDD
13 77 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 73 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
16 71 (11.20%) BDD
17 69 (10.88%) Git (software)
18 68 (10.73%) Banking
19 64 (10.09%) Windows
20 63 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
21 61 (9.62%) JIRA
22 60 (9.46%) JSON
22 60 (9.46%) DevOps
23 59 (9.31%) Unix
24 58 (9.15%) ITIL
25 56 (8.83%) JavaScript
26 55 (8.68%) Oracle
27 53 (8.36%) Coaching
28 50 (7.89%) Problem-Solving

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 41 (6.47%) Apache
2 25 (3.94%) Confluence
3 15 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.89%) CMS
6 9 (1.42%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.63%) Documentum
10 4 (0.63%) IIS
11 3 (0.47%) nginx
11 3 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.32%) GemFire
12 2 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 40 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.63%) InVision
6 4 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Eloqua
1 4 (0.63%) Loan IQ
2 3 (0.47%) BASE24
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.32%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.16%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.16%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 63 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (5.36%) GitHub
4 20 (3.15%) Office 365
4 20 (3.15%) PaaS
5 18 (2.84%) IaaS
6 9 (1.42%) SaaS
7 8 (1.26%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.63%) Apigee
9 4 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.63%) Heroku
9 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.32%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.63%) Firewall
2 14 (2.21%) DNS
2 14 (2.21%) Internet
2 14 (2.21%) WAN
3 9 (1.42%) LAN
4 7 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (1.10%) SSL
5 5 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (0.79%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (0.79%) Skype
5 5 (0.79%) Wireless
6 4 (0.63%) SAN
7 3 (0.47%) ATM
7 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.47%) tcpdump
7 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.32%) Broadband
8 2 (0.32%) DOCSIS
8 2 (0.32%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.94%) Big Data
2 43 (6.78%) Hadoop
3 36 (5.68%) HBase
4 30 (4.73%) Parquet
5 28 (4.42%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.15%) SQL Server
7 18 (2.84%) RDBMS
8 15 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.05%) Power BI
10 11 (1.74%) Data Lake
11 10 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.42%) DB2
12 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.26%) Blockchain
14 7 (1.10%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.95%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.95%) Apache Ignite
15 6 (0.95%) MySQL
16 5 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 91 (14.35%) Jenkins
2 69 (10.88%) Git (software)
3 61 (9.62%) JIRA
4 38 (5.99%) Gradle
5 32 (5.05%) Selenium
6 29 (4.57%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.15%) JUnit
8 17 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (2.68%) WebDriver
9 16 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (2.21%) Maven
10 14 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.74%) IBM UrbanCode
11 11 (1.74%) JMeter
11 11 (1.74%) Mockito
12 10 (1.58%) MSTest
12 10 (1.58%) NUnit
12 10 (1.58%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.58%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (26.18%) Finance
2 68 (10.73%) Banking
3 34 (5.36%) Marketing
4 27 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.63%) Retail
6 17 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (2.37%) Front Office
8 12 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.74%) Legal
10 9 (1.42%) Electronics
11 7 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.95%) Local Government
12 6 (0.95%) Publishing
13 5 (0.79%) Automotive
13 5 (0.79%) Billing
13 5 (0.79%) Games
13 5 (0.79%) Law
14 2 (0.32%) French Language
14 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (16.56%) Developer
2 101 (15.93%) Analyst
3 61 (9.62%) Architect
4 52 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 41 (6.47%) Java Developer
6 33 (5.21%) Scrum Master
7 26 (4.10%) Business Analyst
8 25 (3.94%) Consultant
9 24 (3.79%) Test Analyst
10 21 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.52%) Senior Manager
12 16 (2.52%) Service Manager
13 15 (2.37%) Azure Architect
13 15 (2.37%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.21%) Hadoop Developer
14 14 (2.21%) Tester
15 13 (2.05%) Agile Scrum Master
15 13 (2.05%) AWS Architect
16 12 (1.89%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.46%) JSON
2 48 (7.57%) Spring
3 46 (7.26%) Middleware
4 38 (5.99%) REST
5 37 (5.84%) Kafka
6 35 (5.52%) AngularJS
7 32 (5.05%) J2EE
7 32 (5.05%) RESTful
8 30 (4.73%) Apache Avro
8 30 (4.73%) RabbitMQ
9 27 (4.26%) HTML
9 27 (4.26%) Web Services
10 26 (4.10%) HTML5
11 25 (3.94%) .NET
12 24 (3.79%) React
13 20 (3.15%) XML
14 15 (2.37%) CSS
15 14 (2.21%) Node.js
16 13 (2.05%) jQuery
17 10 (1.58%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
3 35 (5.52%) User Experience
4 28 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.84%) Public Cloud
9 17 (2.68%) Data Centre
10 14 (2.21%) Derivative
10 14 (2.21%) Fixed Income
11 13 (2.05%) Internet of Things
12 11 (1.74%) FMCG
13 9 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.42%) PMI
14 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.26%) Wiki
15 7 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.56%) Linux
2 64 (10.09%) Windows
3 59 (9.31%) Unix
4 16 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.21%) Solaris
6 10 (1.58%) Android
6 10 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.95%) AIX
9 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.47%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.16%) HPUX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (18.45%) Virtual Team Management
3 106 (16.72%) Scrum
4 96 (15.14%) Project Management
5 85 (13.41%) Test Automation
6 77 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (12.15%) TDD
7 75 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 71 (11.20%) BDD
9 60 (9.46%) DevOps
10 58 (9.15%) ITIL
11 53 (8.36%) Coaching
12 50 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
13 49 (7.73%) Analytics
14 45 (7.10%) User Stories
15 44 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (6.78%) Unit Testing
17 41 (6.47%) Migration
18 40 (6.31%) Risk Management
18 40 (6.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 111 (17.51%) Java
2 78 (12.30%) SQL
3 56 (8.83%) JavaScript
4 42 (6.62%) Python
5 39 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 32 (5.05%) C#
7 28 (4.42%) PowerShell
8 19 (3.00%) C++
9 11 (1.74%) Java 8
10 10 (1.58%) Ruby
11 9 (1.42%) Perl
11 9 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.10%) ES6
12 7 (1.10%) R
12 7 (1.10%) TypeScript
13 6 (0.95%) ES7
13 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.79%) PHP
15 4 (0.63%) C
15 4 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 82 (12.93%) Degree
2 28 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 16 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.74%) MCSA
6 11 (1.74%) PMP
7 9 (1.42%) CISM
7 9 (1.42%) CISSP
7 9 (1.42%) MCSE
8 7 (1.10%) CCIE
8 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.95%) CCNA
9 6 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.79%) CISA
10 5 (0.79%) CSSLP
10 5 (0.79%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.63%) MBA
11 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.99%) QA
2 23 (3.63%) SLA
3 19 (3.00%) PMO
4 17 (2.68%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.63%) GxP
6 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.47%) P3O
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
9 1 (0.16%) FATCA
9 1 (0.16%) GDPR
9 1 (0.16%) IFRS
System Software
1 35 (5.52%) HDFS
2 31 (4.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 27 (4.26%) Docker
4 25 (3.94%) Active Directory
5 15 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.32%) LXC
8 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.16%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (4.89%) Hadoop YARN
2 18 (2.84%) Ansible
3 16 (2.52%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.26%) Puppet
6 7 (1.10%) Rancher
7 6 (0.95%) SCCM
8 5 (0.79%) Oozie
9 4 (0.63%) Terraform
10 3 (0.47%) Salt
11 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.32%) Consul
11 2 (0.32%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.32%) Mesos
11 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 98 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.68%) Oracle
3 32 (5.05%) SAP
4 19 (3.00%) HP
5 17 (2.68%) Cisco
5 17 (2.68%) ServiceNow
5 17 (2.68%) Splunk
5 17 (2.68%) VMware
6 15 (2.37%) Google
7 13 (2.05%) CheckPoint
7 13 (2.05%) Tableau
8 10 (1.58%) IBM
9 9 (1.42%) Fujitsu
9 9 (1.42%) Murex
9 9 (1.42%) Sybase
9 9 (1.42%) Xerox
10 7 (1.10%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.10%) Canon
10 7 (1.10%) hybris
10 7 (1.10%) Pega