Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 333 343
Rank change year-on-year +65 +10 -53
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 224 594 696
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.74% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.54% 2.35% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 393 478
Median daily rate £460 £513 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.24% +8.75% -5.75%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £283
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £460
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 24
Median hourly rate £51.25 £34.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.74% -6.85% +12.31%
10th Percentile £37.88 £22.00 £25.40
90th Percentile £67.63 £58.10 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -27.66% +44.62%

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 8,811 25,261 30,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.72% 31.50% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,667 16,215 20,228
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 920 953
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.35 £20.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.63% +10.78% +0.85%
10th Percentile £13.11 £11.30 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.05 £53.78 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.74 £22.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +55.54% +11.68% -4.56%

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +74 145 £495 -10.00% 26
Midlands +77 23 £388 -24.39% 10
South East +117 20 £375 -32.43% 4
North of England +63 14 £375 -6.38% 9
West Midlands +61 13 £388 +16.54% 8
South West +109 10 £600 +52.38% 7
East Midlands +53 10 £388 -29.49% 2
North West +67 7 £374 -11.48% 2
Yorkshire +42 7 £460 +15.00% 6
East of England +75 5 £483 +1.58% 2
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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 98 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (25.89%) Finance
3 47 (20.98%) Azure
4 43 (19.20%) Virtual Team Management
5 42 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (13.84%) SC Cleared
6 31 (13.84%) Security Cleared
7 30 (13.39%) SQL
8 27 (12.05%) Java
8 27 (12.05%) AWS
9 26 (11.61%) Banking
9 26 (11.61%) Project Delivery
10 24 (10.71%) Microsoft
11 22 (9.82%) Business Analysis
12 21 (9.38%) Project Management
12 21 (9.38%) Linux
12 21 (9.38%) Risk Management
12 21 (9.38%) Firewall
12 21 (9.38%) DevOps
12 21 (9.38%) SDLC
13 20 (8.93%) Docker
13 20 (8.93%) Scrum
14 19 (8.48%) ITIL
14 19 (8.48%) JavaScript
15 18 (8.04%) Test Automation
16 17 (7.59%) Software Engineering
16 17 (7.59%) Oracle
16 17 (7.59%) Unix
16 17 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (7.14%) Decision-Making

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 9 (4.02%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.57%) Confluence
3 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.34%) Apache
4 3 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.89%) CMS
5 2 (0.89%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.89%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.89%) Tuxedo
5 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (4.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.34%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.89%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.89%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.45%) Aligne
5 1 (0.45%) Endur
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.45%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.98%) Azure
2 27 (12.05%) AWS
3 15 (6.70%) GCP
4 8 (3.57%) Office 365
5 6 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.68%) Azure Stack
5 6 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.34%) GitHub
6 3 (1.34%) IaaS
6 3 (1.34%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.34%) PaaS
6 3 (1.34%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.34%) SaaS
7 2 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.89%) Serverless
8 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.38%) Firewall
2 9 (4.02%) HTTPS
2 9 (4.02%) SSL
3 7 (3.13%) NX-OS
4 6 (2.68%) WAN
5 5 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.79%) Network Security
6 4 (1.79%) Skype
7 3 (1.34%) Broadband
7 3 (1.34%) DMZ
7 3 (1.34%) Internet
7 3 (1.34%) Intranet
7 3 (1.34%) LAN
7 3 (1.34%) VPN
7 3 (1.34%) Wireless
8 2 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.89%) DHCP
8 2 (0.89%) DNS
8 2 (0.89%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.36%) Big Data
2 9 (4.02%) NoSQL
2 9 (4.02%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.23%) Data Lake
4 5 (2.23%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.34%) MySQL
6 3 (1.34%) Power BI
6 3 (1.34%) SAP HANA
6 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.89%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.89%) Pentaho
7 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (5.80%) JIRA
2 12 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.46%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.68%) SonarQube
5 6 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.34%) Postman
6 3 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.34%) Subversion
7 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.45%) Charles Proxy
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.45%) LSMW
8 1 (0.45%) Mockito
8 1 (0.45%) VersionOne
General
1 58 (25.89%) Finance
2 26 (11.61%) Banking
3 15 (6.70%) Marketing
4 13 (5.80%) Public Sector
5 11 (4.91%) Investment Banking
6 10 (4.46%) Back Office
6 10 (4.46%) Retail
7 8 (3.57%) Legal
7 8 (3.57%) Telecoms
8 7 (3.13%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.68%) Law
10 5 (2.23%) Front Office
10 5 (2.23%) Police
11 4 (1.79%) Billing
12 3 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.89%) Electronics
13 2 (0.89%) Games
13 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.89%) Publishing
13 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (23.21%) Developer
2 24 (10.71%) Analyst
3 21 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.48%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.25%) Architect
5 14 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 13 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
7 12 (5.36%) Consultant
8 10 (4.46%) Ab Initio Developer
8 10 (4.46%) Programme Manager
9 7 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
10 6 (2.68%) Azure Architect
10 6 (2.68%) Service Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.68%) Service Manager
11 5 (2.23%) Copywriter
11 5 (2.23%) Digital Copywriter
11 5 (2.23%) Tester
12 4 (1.79%) Security Manager
12 4 (1.79%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.25%) Spring
2 13 (5.80%) .NET
3 10 (4.46%) Kafka
3 10 (4.46%) Spring Security
4 9 (4.02%) Guice
4 9 (4.02%) JAAS
4 9 (4.02%) RESTful
5 7 (3.13%) CSS
5 7 (3.13%) HTML
5 7 (3.13%) SAML
6 6 (2.68%) Node.js
6 6 (2.68%) REST
7 5 (2.23%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.34%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.34%) HTML5
8 3 (1.34%) J2SE
8 3 (1.34%) JSON
8 3 (1.34%) Middleware
8 3 (1.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.02%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.57%) User Experience
4 7 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.23%) PKI
6 4 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.89%) FMCG
7 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.89%) NHS
7 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.89%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.38%) Linux
2 17 (7.59%) Unix
3 6 (2.68%) Windows
4 3 (1.34%) Android
4 3 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (19.20%) Virtual Team Management
3 42 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (11.61%) Project Delivery
5 22 (9.82%) Business Analysis
6 21 (9.38%) DevOps
6 21 (9.38%) Project Management
6 21 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 21 (9.38%) SDLC
7 20 (8.93%) Scrum
8 19 (8.48%) ITIL
9 18 (8.04%) Test Automation
10 17 (7.59%) Software Engineering
11 16 (7.14%) Decision-Making
11 16 (7.14%) Migration
11 16 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (6.70%) Change Management
12 15 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (6.70%) ETL
12 15 (6.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.39%) SQL
2 27 (12.05%) Java
3 19 (8.48%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.70%) Python
5 12 (5.36%) C#
6 11 (4.91%) C
7 10 (4.46%) Java 8
8 9 (4.02%) Kotlin
8 9 (4.02%) Scala
9 7 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.68%) PHP
11 5 (2.23%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.79%) C++
13 3 (1.34%) Perl
14 2 (0.89%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.89%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.89%) VBA
15 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (13.84%) SC Cleared
1 31 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.14%) Degree
3 6 (2.68%) CISSP
4 3 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.34%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.34%) PMP
4 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.89%) APMP
5 2 (0.89%) CCNP
5 2 (0.89%) CISA
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.89%) CISM
5 2 (0.89%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.89%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.45%) CCDP
6 1 (0.45%) CCIE
6 1 (0.45%) CCNA
6 1 (0.45%) CIMA
6 1 (0.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.13%) QA
2 5 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.34%) GDPR
3 3 (1.34%) NIST
4 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.89%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) ITGC
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) RMADS
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (8.93%) Docker
2 9 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (5.80%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.36%) Ansible
3 10 (4.46%) Prometheus
3 10 (4.46%) Puppet
4 9 (4.02%) Zipkin
5 8 (3.57%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.89%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.89%) Salt
8 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.45%) Grafana
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.59%) Oracle
3 15 (6.70%) SAP
4 11 (4.91%) Ab Initio
5 9 (4.02%) Cisco
6 7 (3.13%) Ariba
6 7 (3.13%) F5
6 7 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 7 (3.13%) MuleSoft
6 7 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.68%) Juniper
8 5 (2.23%) Arista
8 5 (2.23%) VMware
9 4 (1.79%) Citrix
9 4 (1.79%) IBM
9 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.79%) Splunk
10 3 (1.34%) IFS
10 3 (1.34%) SimCorp
10 3 (1.34%) Tableau