Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 338 372 301
Rank change year-on-year +34 -71 +33
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 457 634 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.24% 2.14% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 393 466
England median daily rate £516 £488 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.90% +1.30% +3.77%
10th Percentile £325 £269 £307
90th Percentile £675 £670 £632
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 14
England median hourly rate £47.50 £28.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -28.75% +88.24%
10th Percentile £37.25 £14.53 £16.33
90th Percentile £49.95 £50.85 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £13.58 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -52.35% -28.75% +88.24%

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 20,434 29,590 30,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.39% 32.44% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,046 19,489 20,569
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £660
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 910 905
England median hourly rate £23.63 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.93
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £20.60 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.96% -1.93% +5.00%

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 25 January 2020.

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
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 25 January 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 +68 265 £550 +4.76% 52
South East +9 89 £495 +7.61% 20
North of England +17 35 £400 - 11
Midlands +32 24 £450 +20.64% 9
South West +8 22 £488 +21.88% 9
East of England +36 21 £490 -6.67% 6
Yorkshire +36 18 £425 - 5
North West +19 18 £400 - 6
West Midlands +38 13 £383 -17.30% 4
East Midlands +11 11 £450 +84.62% 5
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 210 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (32.17%) Finance
3 94 (20.57%) SQL
4 91 (19.91%) Java
5 89 (19.47%) Azure
6 83 (18.16%) Virtual Team Management
7 72 (15.75%) Scrum
8 70 (15.32%) DevOps
9 66 (14.44%) JavaScript
10 65 (14.22%) JIRA
11 63 (13.79%) Banking
11 63 (13.79%) Project Management
12 56 (12.25%) AWS
13 54 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (11.60%) Microservices
15 49 (10.72%) Microsoft
16 47 (10.28%) Docker
17 46 (10.07%) Spring
18 45 (9.85%) Test Automation
18 45 (9.85%) AngularJS
19 43 (9.41%) Waterfall
20 42 (9.19%) HTML
21 41 (8.97%) ITIL
21 41 (8.97%) Linux
21 41 (8.97%) Telecoms
21 41 (8.97%) Security Cleared
22 39 (8.53%) Change Management
22 39 (8.53%) Node.js
23 38 (8.32%) Analytical Skills

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 17 (3.72%) Confluence
2 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.53%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.31%) Apache
4 6 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.09%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.66%) CMS
6 3 (0.66%) IIS
6 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.44%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.44%) JBoss
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.22%) GemFire
8 1 (0.22%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 14 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.66%) Sketch
6 3 (0.66%) Zeplin
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.44%) InDesign
7 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.22%) InVision
8 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.22%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.44%) BASE24
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Eikon
2 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 89 (19.47%) Azure
2 56 (12.25%) AWS
3 27 (5.91%) Office 365
4 16 (3.50%) GitHub
5 10 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.19%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.75%) GCP
6 8 (1.75%) IaaS
6 8 (1.75%) PaaS
7 7 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.53%) Trello
8 6 (1.31%) Slack
9 5 (1.09%) SaaS
10 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon Neptune
11 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Flow
11 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.44%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.72%) HTTP
2 13 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.19%) Skype
4 8 (1.75%) WAN
5 7 (1.53%) LAN
6 6 (1.31%) Broadband
6 6 (1.31%) Internet
7 5 (1.09%) Firewall
8 4 (0.88%) 4G
8 4 (0.88%) 5G
9 3 (0.66%) NAS
9 3 (0.66%) Network Security
10 2 (0.44%) 2G
10 2 (0.44%) 3G
10 2 (0.44%) DOCSIS
10 2 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.44%) LTE
10 2 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.19%) Power BI
3 9 (1.97%) Big Data
4 8 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.31%) Neo4j
5 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.31%) Redis
6 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.66%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.66%) MySQL
8 3 (0.66%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.44%) NonStop SQL
9 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (14.22%) JIRA
2 38 (8.32%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.60%) Selenium
5 14 (3.06%) NUnit
6 11 (2.41%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.19%) JUnit
7 10 (2.19%) SonarQube
8 6 (1.31%) gulp
8 6 (1.31%) Maven
8 6 (1.31%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.09%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.09%) Gerrit
9 5 (1.09%) Postman
9 5 (1.09%) Robot Framework
9 5 (1.09%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.09%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (32.17%) Finance
2 63 (13.79%) Banking
3 41 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 26 (5.69%) Investment Banking
5 25 (5.47%) Retail
6 19 (4.16%) Marketing
7 18 (3.94%) Legal
8 17 (3.72%) Manufacturing
9 16 (3.50%) Public Sector
10 11 (2.41%) Front Office
11 6 (1.31%) Publishing
12 5 (1.09%) Law
13 4 (0.88%) German Language
13 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.66%) Advertising
15 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.44%) Games
15 2 (0.44%) Police
16 1 (0.22%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 117 (25.60%) Developer
2 48 (10.50%) Java Developer
2 48 (10.50%) Project Manager
3 38 (8.32%) Analyst
3 38 (8.32%) Architect
4 20 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (4.16%) Scrum Master
5 19 (4.16%) SQL Developer
6 18 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (3.72%) Agile Developer
7 17 (3.72%) Agile Java Developer
7 17 (3.72%) Systems Developer
8 15 (3.28%) Business Analyst
9 13 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 12 (2.63%) Consultant
10 12 (2.63%) Tester
11 11 (2.41%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (2.41%) Designer
12 10 (2.19%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.19%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.07%) Spring
2 45 (9.85%) AngularJS
3 42 (9.19%) HTML
4 39 (8.53%) Node.js
5 34 (7.44%) CSS
6 32 (7.00%) REST
7 31 (6.78%) .NET
7 31 (6.78%) JSON
8 23 (5.03%) Hibernate
9 20 (4.38%) React
9 20 (4.38%) XML
10 17 (3.72%) Middleware
11 16 (3.50%) Express
11 16 (3.50%) Web Services
12 15 (3.28%) GraphQL
13 14 (3.06%) Redux
13 14 (3.06%) SOAP
14 12 (2.63%) HTML5
15 10 (2.19%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (5.25%) Fixed Income
4 22 (4.81%) User Experience
5 21 (4.60%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.16%) Derivative
6 19 (4.16%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (3.28%) Mobile App
8 14 (3.06%) Public Cloud
9 13 (2.84%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.31%) CMDB
11 6 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.09%) FMCG
12 5 (1.09%) Social Media
13 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.88%) Blog
13 4 (0.88%) Digital TV
13 4 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.97%) Linux
2 29 (6.35%) Windows
3 10 (2.19%) Unix
3 10 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.53%) Android
5 5 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.16%) Virtual Team Management
3 72 (15.75%) Scrum
4 70 (15.32%) DevOps
5 63 (13.79%) Project Management
6 54 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (11.60%) Microservices
8 45 (9.85%) Test Automation
9 43 (9.41%) Waterfall
10 41 (8.97%) ITIL
11 39 (8.53%) Change Management
12 33 (7.22%) Software Engineering
13 32 (7.00%) Migration
14 30 (6.56%) Analytics
15 28 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (6.13%) Project Delivery
15 28 (6.13%) Service Management
15 28 (6.13%) Workflow
16 26 (5.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 94 (20.57%) SQL
2 91 (19.91%) Java
3 66 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.47%) C#
5 24 (5.25%) Java 8
6 19 (4.16%) Python
7 16 (3.50%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.75%) C++
11 7 (1.53%) Go
11 7 (1.53%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.44%) ABAP
14 2 (0.44%) Perl
14 2 (0.44%) R
15 1 (0.22%) HiveQL
15 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.88%) Degree
4 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.53%) PMP
5 6 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.88%) CCNP
7 4 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.66%) CCNA
8 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.66%) ISEB
8 3 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.44%) GCFA
9 2 (0.44%) GCIA
9 2 (0.44%) GCIH
9 2 (0.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.72%) QA
2 15 (3.28%) PMO
3 11 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.09%) GDPR
4 5 (1.09%) SLA
5 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.88%) NIST
6 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.22%) P3O
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (10.28%) Docker
2 14 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (7.00%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.72%) Ansible
3 14 (3.06%) Terraform
4 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.75%) Puppet
6 4 (0.88%) EnCase
6 4 (0.88%) Grafana
6 4 (0.88%) Kibana
7 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.44%) SCCM
9 1 (0.22%) CASB
9 1 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 49 (10.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.81%) Oracle
3 19 (4.16%) SAP
4 15 (3.28%) Adobe
5 13 (2.84%) Google
6 12 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 8 (1.75%) Cisco
8 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.31%) Informatica
10 5 (1.09%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.88%) BT
11 4 (0.88%) CA
11 4 (0.88%) Coverity
11 4 (0.88%) Remedy
12 3 (0.66%) Cognos
12 3 (0.66%) Facebook
12 3 (0.66%) Splunk
12 3 (0.66%) Tableau
12 3 (0.66%) Telerik
13 2 (0.44%) Demandware