Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 260 285 354
Rank change year-on-year +25 +69 +32
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 740 313 461
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.08% 0.92% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.46% 2.88% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 229 319
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £381 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +5.67%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
10th Percentile £22.09 £29.96 £25.25
25th Percentile £26.46 £34.47 £30.88
Median hourly rate £47.28 £42.98 £40.75
Median % change year-on-year +9.99% +5.47% +42.98%
75th Percentile £66.69 £52.49 £49.13
90th Percentile £98.00 £57.60 £49.80
UK median hourly rate £47.28 £25.98 £18.29
% change year-on-year +81.97% +42.04% -35.82%

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 21,366 10,878 18,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.15% 31.81% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,287 7,411 12,586
10th Percentile £300 £256 £261
25th Percentile £419 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £585
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 425 735
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.97 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.25 £26.27 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.88% +28.15% +1.31%
75th Percentile £49.50 £46.00 £43.88
90th Percentile £65.50 £58.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +5 493 £600 +9.09% 95
South East -12 74 £500 +25.00% 31
Midlands -38 51 £407 +4.69% 24
North of England -57 31 £483 +3.99% 31
South West -40 29 £450 -21.74% 14
North West -42 29 £483 +3.99% 16
East Midlands -24 25 £432 +11.27% 4
West Midlands -48 24 £413 +4.76% 19
East of England -32 22 £500 -7.83% 8
Yorkshire -51 2 £513 +18.84% 15
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 355 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (36.76%) Social Skills
3 177 (23.92%) Finance
4 129 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
5 125 (16.89%) Virtual Team Management
6 123 (16.62%) Azure
7 116 (15.68%) SQL
8 98 (13.24%) Project Delivery
9 97 (13.11%) Project Management
10 96 (12.97%) Java
11 94 (12.70%) Microsoft
12 92 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 92 (12.43%) JIRA
13 89 (12.03%) SDLC
14 84 (11.35%) Banking
15 77 (10.41%) User Experience
16 76 (10.27%) Scrum
17 74 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
18 72 (9.73%) Telecoms
19 69 (9.32%) Analytics
19 69 (9.32%) Confluence
20 68 (9.19%) HTML
21 67 (9.05%) Windows
22 66 (8.92%) DevOps
23 65 (8.78%) Investment Banking
24 60 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
24 60 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
25 59 (7.97%) JavaScript
26 56 (7.57%) Python
27 55 (7.43%) Security Cleared

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 69 (9.32%) Confluence
2 20 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.35%) IIS
5 8 (1.08%) Apache
6 7 (0.95%) CMS
6 7 (0.95%) Liferay
7 6 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.27%) Drupal
11 2 (0.27%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.27%) Hyperledger
11 2 (0.27%) nginx
12 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.14%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.95%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.54%) Sketch
7 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.54%) UXPin
8 2 (0.27%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.54%) Endur
4 2 (0.27%) Aligne
4 2 (0.27%) Maximo
4 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.27%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.27%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 123 (16.62%) Azure
2 46 (6.22%) SaaS
3 38 (5.14%) AWS
4 25 (3.38%) Power Platform
5 24 (3.24%) Microsoft 365
6 23 (3.11%) PaaS
7 22 (2.97%) Serverless
8 19 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (2.43%) Figma
9 18 (2.43%) GitHub
10 14 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.49%) Collibra
12 9 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (1.22%) GCP
12 9 (1.22%) IaaS
13 8 (1.08%) Google Analytics
13 8 (1.08%) Slack
14 7 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.95%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.57%) Internet
2 17 (2.30%) DNS
3 16 (2.16%) Wireless
4 13 (1.76%) Firewall
4 13 (1.76%) WAN
5 12 (1.62%) 5G
5 12 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (1.35%) Network Security
7 8 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.95%) 4G
8 7 (0.95%) DHCP
9 6 (0.81%) LAN
9 6 (0.81%) Skype
9 6 (0.81%) VPN
10 5 (0.68%) Broadband
11 3 (0.41%) 2G
11 3 (0.41%) HTTP
11 3 (0.41%) PBX
11 3 (0.41%) PSTN
11 3 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.92%) Big Data
3 27 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (3.38%) Data Lake
5 23 (3.11%) Power BI
6 17 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.89%) Tableau
8 13 (1.76%) Metadata
8 13 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
10 8 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.81%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.68%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
14 4 (0.54%) KDB
14 4 (0.54%) MySQL
15 3 (0.41%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 92 (12.43%) JIRA
2 50 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.19%) PowerDesigner
4 20 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.03%) Maven
6 12 (1.62%) kappa
7 11 (1.49%) ERwin
7 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.35%) GitLab
9 9 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.08%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.08%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.08%) SonarQube
10 8 (1.08%) webpack
11 7 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 7 (0.95%) Selenium
11 7 (0.95%) Subversion
12 6 (0.81%) FitNesse
13 5 (0.68%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.68%) Cypress.io
General
1 272 (36.76%) Social Skills
2 177 (23.92%) Finance
3 84 (11.35%) Banking
4 74 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
5 72 (9.73%) Telecoms
6 65 (8.78%) Investment Banking
7 60 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (5.68%) Retail
9 37 (5.00%) Marketing
10 36 (4.86%) Influencing Skills
11 32 (4.32%) Public Sector
12 29 (3.92%) Organisational Skills
13 17 (2.30%) Legal
14 12 (1.62%) Front Office
15 9 (1.22%) Financial Institution
16 8 (1.08%) Law
17 7 (0.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
18 6 (0.81%) Back Office
19 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (17.43%) Developer
2 105 (14.19%) Architect
3 86 (11.62%) Project Manager
4 85 (11.49%) Analyst
5 43 (5.81%) Business Analyst
6 41 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (5.27%) Java Developer
8 34 (4.59%) Data Architect
9 32 (4.32%) Delivery Manager
10 29 (3.92%) Designer
11 26 (3.51%) Agile Developer
11 26 (3.51%) Agile Java Developer
12 23 (3.11%) Consultant
12 23 (3.11%) UX Designer
13 22 (2.97%) React Developer
14 20 (2.70%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.43%) Android Developer
15 18 (2.43%) iOS Developer
16 17 (2.30%) IT Manager
16 17 (2.30%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (9.19%) HTML
2 43 (5.81%) CSS
3 42 (5.68%) React
3 42 (5.68%) REST
4 38 (5.14%) Spring
5 32 (4.32%) Hibernate
6 31 (4.19%) J2SE
7 27 (3.65%) AngularJS
8 26 (3.51%) React Native
9 23 (3.11%) Node.js
10 22 (2.97%) XML
11 18 (2.43%) .NET
12 17 (2.30%) HTML5
13 15 (2.03%) Vue.js
14 14 (1.89%) Sass
14 14 (1.89%) SOAP
15 12 (1.62%) GraphQL
16 10 (1.35%) Kafka
16 10 (1.35%) OSGi
16 10 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.41%) User Experience
2 53 (7.16%) Mobile App
3 37 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.03%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (1.76%) Cloud Native
7 13 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (1.76%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.62%) Legacy Systems
8 12 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 12 (1.62%) Renewable Energy
9 11 (1.49%) Contract for Difference
9 11 (1.49%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.49%) Spread Betting
10 10 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.22%) NHS
11 9 (1.22%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.05%) Windows
2 45 (6.08%) Linux
3 41 (5.54%) Apple iOS
4 39 (5.27%) Android
5 15 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.22%) Unix
8 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.68%) Solaris
11 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.27%) Debian
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.27%) SUSE
13 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
3 125 (16.89%) Virtual Team Management
4 98 (13.24%) Project Delivery
5 97 (13.11%) Project Management
6 92 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (12.03%) SDLC
8 76 (10.27%) Scrum
9 69 (9.32%) Analytics
10 66 (8.92%) DevOps
11 60 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
12 53 (7.16%) Data Modelling
13 52 (7.03%) ITIL
13 52 (7.03%) Technical Analysis
14 51 (6.89%) E-Commerce
15 50 (6.76%) Economics
16 48 (6.49%) Service Management
17 47 (6.35%) Data Analysis
17 47 (6.35%) UX Design
18 46 (6.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 116 (15.68%) SQL
2 96 (12.97%) Java
3 59 (7.97%) JavaScript
4 56 (7.57%) Python
5 31 (4.19%) TypeScript
6 18 (2.43%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.30%) C#
8 16 (2.16%) C++
9 14 (1.89%) Bash
10 13 (1.76%) Go
10 13 (1.76%) PHP
11 11 (1.49%) C
12 10 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.81%) Perl
13 6 (0.81%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.68%) Ruby
15 4 (0.54%) Ada
15 4 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.30%) Degree
3 42 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.43%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.76%) PMP
6 12 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.22%) CISSP
8 9 (1.22%) MBA
9 8 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.95%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.81%) CCNA
12 5 (0.68%) MCSE
12 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.54%) CCNP
13 4 (0.54%) CISMP
13 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.62%) QA
2 45 (6.08%) SLA
3 33 (4.46%) Data Quality
4 30 (4.05%) PMO
5 18 (2.43%) GDPR
6 10 (1.35%) Accessibility
7 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.81%) COBIT
9 4 (0.54%) WCAG
10 3 (0.41%) GRC
11 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.27%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.27%) NIST
11 2 (0.27%) SEPA
12 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.14%) SOC 2
System Software
1 42 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.65%) Docker
3 23 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.54%) vSphere
6 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.27%) KVM
8 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) Snort
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (4.19%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.30%) Terraform
3 13 (1.76%) Ansible
4 11 (1.49%) SCCM
5 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.54%) Consul
7 4 (0.54%) Kibana
7 4 (0.54%) Puppet
8 3 (0.41%) Istio
8 3 (0.41%) logstash
9 2 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.27%) Salt
9 2 (0.27%) SCOM
9 2 (0.27%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.27%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 94 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.54%) Salesforce.com
3 34 (4.59%) Oracle
4 30 (4.05%) SAP
5 29 (3.92%) ServiceNow
6 26 (3.51%) BiZZdesign
7 23 (3.11%) VMware
8 18 (2.43%) Google
9 15 (2.03%) Cisco
10 12 (1.62%) Databricks
10 12 (1.62%) IBM
11 11 (1.49%) Ping Identity
12 10 (1.35%) Adobe
13 9 (1.22%) Apple
13 9 (1.22%) Siebel
14 8 (1.08%) BT
14 8 (1.08%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.08%) Okta
15 7 (0.95%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.81%) Bloomberg