Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 274 273 352
Rank change year-on-year -1 +79 +13
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 658 229 569
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.98% 0.86% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.21% 2.67% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 146 377
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £513
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -12.20% +7.89%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £600
90th Percentile £744 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
10th Percentile £83.88 " £22.13
25th Percentile £89.69 " £25.44
Median hourly rate £101.25 £26.96 £34.50
Median % change year-on-year +275.56% -21.86% -4.17%
75th Percentile £114.69 " £46.81
90th Percentile £121.63 " £61.38
UK median hourly rate £101.25 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +305.00% -26.47% -8.11%

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 20,519 8,571 22,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.66% 32.36% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,493 5,911 15,029
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £619 £588
90th Percentile £725 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 258 771
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.36
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.54 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.18 £31.18 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -22.45% +52.07% -1.20%
75th Percentile £48.88 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.01 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.27% +31.51% +2.50%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -18 426 £600 +18.23% 99
South East -51 71 £500 +33.33% 36
South West -19 36 £433 -27.92% 10
Midlands -71 26 £413 +8.76% 22
North of England -66 23 £400 +6.67% 34
North West -39 19 £388 +3.61% 16
East of England -37 17 £481 +6.94% 9
East Midlands -34 14 £419 +10.41% 11
West Midlands -63 12 £397 +9.30% 10
Yorkshire -55 4 £475 +1.06% 15
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 300 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (37.23%) Social Skills
3 168 (25.53%) Finance
4 142 (21.58%) SQL
5 125 (19.00%) Azure
6 105 (15.96%) Virtual Team Management
6 105 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
7 102 (15.50%) Project Delivery
8 94 (14.29%) Project Management
9 90 (13.68%) Java
10 88 (13.37%) Analytics
11 82 (12.46%) Presentation Skills
12 81 (12.31%) Telecoms
13 79 (12.01%) Microsoft
14 78 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 77 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
16 72 (10.94%) Data Modelling
17 71 (10.79%) Banking
17 71 (10.79%) SDLC
18 69 (10.49%) Scrum
19 66 (10.03%) JIRA
20 63 (9.57%) Python
21 60 (9.12%) Enterprise Architecture
22 59 (8.97%) Salesforce.com
23 57 (8.66%) Business Analysis
24 56 (8.51%) User Experience
25 54 (8.21%) TOGAF
26 53 (8.05%) Investment Banking
27 51 (7.75%) Windows
27 51 (7.75%) Degree

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 45 (6.84%) Apache Spark
2 35 (5.32%) Confluence
3 26 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.22%) JBoss
5 7 (1.06%) Apache
6 6 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (0.91%) CMS
6 6 (0.91%) Liferay
7 3 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.46%) IIS
7 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 30 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.52%) Figma
4 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.91%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.91%) Sketch
8 5 (0.76%) UXPin
9 4 (0.61%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.15%) InVision
11 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.76%) Endur
4 4 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.46%) Aligne
5 3 (0.46%) BASE24
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.46%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.46%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 125 (19.00%) Azure
2 48 (7.29%) AWS
3 34 (5.17%) SaaS
4 33 (5.02%) Power Platform
5 23 (3.50%) Collibra
5 23 (3.50%) Serverless
6 21 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (1.82%) PaaS
8 10 (1.52%) Apigee
8 10 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.37%) Azure Functions
9 9 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.37%) GitHub
10 8 (1.22%) Google Workspace
11 7 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.06%) GCP
11 7 (1.06%) IaaS
11 7 (1.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.34%) Firewall
2 11 (1.67%) DNS
3 10 (1.52%) Network Security
4 9 (1.37%) 4G
4 9 (1.37%) 5G
5 8 (1.22%) Skype
5 8 (1.22%) WAN
6 6 (0.91%) 2G
6 6 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.91%) Wireless
7 5 (0.76%) Internet
7 5 (0.76%) LAN
7 5 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.61%) 3G
8 4 (0.61%) Broadband
8 4 (0.61%) DHCP
8 4 (0.61%) MPLS
8 4 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.61%) VPN
9 3 (0.46%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.62%) Big Data
2 30 (4.56%) Power BI
3 26 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 25 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.50%) Data Lake
6 22 (3.34%) Tableau
7 21 (3.19%) IBM InfoSphere
8 14 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.67%) Metadata
9 11 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.52%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.22%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.61%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.46%) PowerCenter
15 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 66 (10.03%) JIRA
2 41 (6.23%) PowerDesigner
3 33 (5.02%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.19%) ERwin
5 11 (1.67%) Maven
6 10 (1.52%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.37%) GitLab
7 9 (1.37%) kappa
7 9 (1.37%) Postman
8 6 (0.91%) FitNesse
9 5 (0.76%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.76%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.76%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (0.61%) JUnit
10 4 (0.61%) Mockito
11 3 (0.46%) Storybook
General
1 245 (37.23%) Social Skills
2 168 (25.53%) Finance
3 82 (12.46%) Presentation Skills
4 81 (12.31%) Telecoms
5 77 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (10.79%) Banking
7 53 (8.05%) Investment Banking
8 48 (7.29%) Marketing
9 40 (6.08%) Influencing Skills
10 32 (4.86%) Retail
11 18 (2.74%) Organisational Skills
12 17 (2.58%) Public Sector
13 12 (1.82%) Billing
14 10 (1.52%) Front Office
14 10 (1.52%) Legal
15 7 (1.06%) Back Office
16 5 (0.76%) Automotive
16 5 (0.76%) Law
16 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.61%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 106 (16.11%) Developer
2 104 (15.81%) Architect
3 88 (13.37%) Project Manager
4 81 (12.31%) Analyst
5 53 (8.05%) Business Analyst
6 38 (5.78%) Data Architect
6 38 (5.78%) Java Developer
7 32 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (3.65%) Agile Developer
8 24 (3.65%) Agile Java Developer
8 24 (3.65%) Designer
9 22 (3.34%) Data Modeller
10 20 (3.04%) Consultant
10 20 (3.04%) Senior Manager
11 18 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
11 18 (2.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 18 (2.74%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.58%) Salesforce Architect
12 17 (2.58%) Senior Project Manager
13 16 (2.43%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.62%) Spring
2 34 (5.17%) REST
3 33 (5.02%) HTML
4 31 (4.71%) React
5 28 (4.26%) Hibernate
5 28 (4.26%) J2SE
6 23 (3.50%) CSS
7 17 (2.58%) AngularJS
8 14 (2.13%) GraphQL
8 14 (2.13%) Node.js
8 14 (2.13%) React Native
9 12 (1.82%) Web Services
10 11 (1.67%) COM
10 11 (1.67%) WebSockets
11 10 (1.52%) .NET
11 10 (1.52%) SOAP
11 10 (1.52%) Swagger
11 10 (1.52%) Vue.js
12 9 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.51%) User Experience
2 29 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.06%) CMDB
11 7 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.06%) NHS
11 7 (1.06%) PMI
11 7 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.06%) Renewable Energy
11 7 (1.06%) Social Media
12 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.75%) Windows
2 38 (5.78%) Linux
3 23 (3.50%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.34%) Android
5 15 (2.28%) Unix
6 12 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.76%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) Debian
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.30%) SUSE
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.15%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (15.96%) Problem-Solving
2 105 (15.96%) Virtual Team Management
3 102 (15.50%) Project Delivery
4 94 (14.29%) Project Management
5 88 (13.37%) Analytics
6 78 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (10.94%) Data Modelling
8 71 (10.79%) SDLC
9 69 (10.49%) Scrum
10 60 (9.12%) Enterprise Architecture
11 57 (8.66%) Business Analysis
12 54 (8.21%) TOGAF
13 50 (7.60%) DevOps
13 50 (7.60%) E-Commerce
14 49 (7.45%) Data Architecture
15 48 (7.29%) Requirements Gathering
16 46 (6.99%) Data Analysis
17 45 (6.84%) Data Integration
17 45 (6.84%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (21.58%) SQL
2 90 (13.68%) Java
3 63 (9.57%) Python
4 32 (4.86%) JavaScript
5 24 (3.65%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.58%) TypeScript
7 13 (1.98%) C++
7 13 (1.98%) Go
8 12 (1.82%) C
9 11 (1.67%) C#
10 9 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.06%) Scala
13 6 (0.91%) Java 8
13 6 (0.91%) PHP
13 6 (0.91%) R
13 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.76%) ABAP
14 5 (0.76%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 51 (7.75%) Degree
2 44 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.56%) PMI Certification
4 29 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.34%) PMP
6 14 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.82%) CISSP
8 10 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (1.22%) MBA
10 7 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.76%) CCNA
11 5 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.61%) CAPM
12 4 (0.61%) CCNP
12 4 (0.61%) CISMP
12 4 (0.61%) CRISC
12 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.46%) CCDP
13 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.53%) QA
2 29 (4.41%) Data Quality
3 28 (4.26%) SLA
4 27 (4.10%) PMO
5 25 (3.80%) GDPR
6 9 (1.37%) COBIT
6 9 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.06%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.61%) GRC
8 4 (0.61%) NIST
9 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.30%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.15%) SEPA
10 1 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 37 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.19%) Docker
4 11 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.61%) vSphere
8 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.30%) KVM
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.30%) XenApp
9 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.82%) Terraform
4 10 (1.52%) Ansible
5 9 (1.37%) Control-M
6 8 (1.22%) SCCM
7 7 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.76%) Puppet
9 4 (0.61%) CASB
9 4 (0.61%) vRealize
10 3 (0.46%) Sysdig
10 3 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (0.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.30%) Istio
11 2 (0.30%) Kibana
11 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.30%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.30%) Oozie
11 2 (0.30%) SCOM
11 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.97%) Salesforce.com
3 43 (6.53%) BiZZdesign
4 37 (5.62%) SAP
5 26 (3.95%) VMware
6 25 (3.80%) IBM
7 24 (3.65%) Oracle
8 17 (2.58%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.98%) Cisco
9 13 (1.98%) Databricks
9 13 (1.98%) MuleSoft
9 13 (1.98%) Ping Identity
10 10 (1.52%) Citrix
10 10 (1.52%) Informatica
11 8 (1.22%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.06%) Apple
12 7 (1.06%) Google
13 6 (0.91%) Adobe
13 6 (0.91%) Demandware
13 6 (0.91%) Red Hat