Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 273 341 375
Rank change year-on-year +68 +34 -63
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 319 453 615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 2.22% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 325 393
Median daily rate £508 £513 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.98% +5.13% +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £273
90th Percentile £700 £675 £670
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £34.48 £48.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.17% +68.42% -28.75%
10th Percentile £26.96 £46.30 £14.53
90th Percentile £55.30 £50.10 £50.85
UK median hourly rate £26.96 £13.58 £28.50
% change year-on-year +98.53% -52.35% -28.75%

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 12,026 20,434 29,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.24% 31.45% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,099 13,421 19,591
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £253 £275
90th Percentile £698 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 839 879
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% +7.08% -
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.60 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.27 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.76% +12.50% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +48 193 £550 - 55
North of England +91 33 £464 +16.00% 22
South East +66 26 £388 -21.72% 24
Midlands +64 26 £387 -14.11% 14
South West +91 22 £531 +11.68% 6
North West +60 20 £464 +19.74% 15
West Midlands +49 14 £388 +1.31% 8
Yorkshire +51 13 £431 +1.47% 3
East Midlands +39 12 £383 -14.89% 6
East of England +54 8 £570 +18.13% 11
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 133 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (21.32%) Finance
3 50 (15.67%) SQL
4 48 (15.05%) SDLC
4 48 (15.05%) Virtual Team Management
5 47 (14.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (14.42%) Java
7 44 (13.79%) Project Management
7 44 (13.79%) Azure
8 42 (13.17%) Banking
9 41 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (11.29%) DevOps
10 36 (11.29%) Linux
11 34 (10.66%) Microsoft
12 31 (9.72%) JavaScript
12 31 (9.72%) Security Cleared
13 29 (9.09%) User Experience
14 28 (8.78%) Oracle
14 28 (8.78%) Scrum
15 27 (8.46%) E-Commerce
15 27 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (8.15%) Analytics
16 26 (8.15%) SC Cleared
17 25 (7.84%) Degree
18 24 (7.52%) AWS
18 24 (7.52%) Test Automation
18 24 (7.52%) Workflow
18 24 (7.52%) Change Management
19 23 (7.21%) Git (software)
19 23 (7.21%) Data Management

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 8 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.19%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.57%) Confluence
4 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.63%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) Apache
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.31%) SAS
7 1 (0.31%) Site Server
Applications
1 16 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (5.02%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.57%) HiPortfolio
2 5 (1.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.94%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.94%) Workfront
4 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.63%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.63%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.31%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.79%) Azure
2 24 (7.52%) AWS
3 11 (3.45%) GCP
4 10 (3.13%) Office 365
5 9 (2.82%) SaaS
6 7 (2.19%) Serverless
7 6 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.88%) Slack
8 5 (1.57%) Azure Stack
8 5 (1.57%) GitHub
8 5 (1.57%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.25%) G Suite
9 4 (1.25%) PaaS
10 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.63%) Heroku
11 2 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.96%) Firewall
2 8 (2.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.19%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.19%) MPLS
3 7 (2.19%) Multicast
3 7 (2.19%) NX-OS
4 6 (1.88%) LAN
5 5 (1.57%) WAN
6 4 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.94%) Broadband
7 3 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.94%) Network Security
7 3 (0.94%) SAN
7 3 (0.94%) VPN
7 3 (0.94%) Wireless
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.02%) Big Data
3 14 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.51%) Data Lake
5 7 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.19%) MySQL
5 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.88%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.25%) Power BI
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.63%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 23 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.58%) JIRA
3 11 (3.45%) Selenium
4 9 (2.82%) Cucumber
4 9 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.19%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.19%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (1.88%) GCC
7 6 (1.88%) GDB
8 5 (1.57%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.94%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (0.94%) kappa
10 3 (0.94%) Maven
10 3 (0.94%) PowerDesigner
10 3 (0.94%) Toad
10 3 (0.94%) WiX
11 2 (0.63%) Postman
General
1 68 (21.32%) Finance
2 42 (13.17%) Banking
3 23 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.08%) Marketing
5 13 (4.08%) Public Sector
5 13 (4.08%) Retail
6 12 (3.76%) Financial Institution
7 10 (3.13%) Law
8 9 (2.82%) Front Office
8 9 (2.82%) Legal
9 7 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.25%) Back Office
10 4 (1.25%) German Language
10 4 (1.25%) Publishing
11 3 (0.94%) French Language
11 3 (0.94%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.94%) Local Government
11 3 (0.94%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 68 (21.32%) Developer
2 42 (13.17%) Project Manager
3 28 (8.78%) Analyst
3 28 (8.78%) Architect
4 13 (4.08%) Business Analyst
5 12 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
6 11 (3.45%) Java Engineer
6 11 (3.45%) QA Automation Engineer
6 11 (3.45%) QA Engineer
7 10 (3.13%) Consultant
7 10 (3.13%) Programme Manager
7 10 (3.13%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 10 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
8 9 (2.82%) .NET Developer
8 9 (2.82%) Ab Initio Developer
8 9 (2.82%) Java Developer
9 8 (2.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (2.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (2.51%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.96%) HTML
2 17 (5.33%) .NET
3 16 (5.02%) Spring
4 14 (4.39%) AngularJS
5 12 (3.76%) REST
6 11 (3.45%) CSS
7 10 (3.13%) React
8 9 (2.82%) Hibernate
8 9 (2.82%) HTML5
8 9 (2.82%) J2SE
8 9 (2.82%) JSON
8 9 (2.82%) Node.js
8 9 (2.82%) RESTful
9 7 (2.19%) .NET Core
9 7 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.19%) Kafka
10 6 (1.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (1.88%) Guice
10 6 (1.88%) SOAP
10 6 (1.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.09%) User Experience
2 27 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.82%) Fixed Income
4 9 (2.82%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.88%) Tandem
7 5 (1.57%) Contract for Difference
7 5 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.57%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.94%) Derivative
9 3 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.63%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) FMCG
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
10 2 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.29%) Linux
2 17 (5.33%) Unix
3 13 (4.08%) Windows
4 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.05%) SDLC
2 48 (15.05%) Virtual Team Management
3 47 (14.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (13.79%) Project Management
5 41 (12.85%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (11.29%) DevOps
7 28 (8.78%) Scrum
8 27 (8.46%) E-Commerce
9 26 (8.15%) Analytics
10 24 (7.52%) Change Management
10 24 (7.52%) Test Automation
10 24 (7.52%) Workflow
11 23 (7.21%) Data Management
12 22 (6.90%) Data Modelling
12 22 (6.90%) Requirements Gathering
13 19 (5.96%) Acceptance Criteria
13 19 (5.96%) ETL
13 19 (5.96%) Project Delivery
13 19 (5.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.67%) SQL
2 46 (14.42%) Java
3 31 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.02%) Python
5 15 (4.70%) C#
6 12 (3.76%) Kotlin
7 11 (3.45%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.13%) C++
9 9 (2.82%) C
10 8 (2.51%) PHP
11 6 (1.88%) Java 8
11 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.88%) Scala
12 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.63%) Go
14 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.31%) HLSL
15 1 (0.31%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 31 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.84%) Degree
4 11 (3.45%) PMP
5 10 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.57%) CCNA
7 5 (1.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.94%) CCNP
8 3 (0.94%) HP AIS
8 3 (0.94%) HP ASE
8 3 (0.94%) HP MASE
8 3 (0.94%) JNCIS
8 3 (0.94%) MCITP
8 3 (0.94%) MCSA
8 3 (0.94%) MCSE
8 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.27%) QA
2 8 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.19%) PMO
4 5 (1.57%) GDPR
4 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.25%) NIST
6 2 (0.63%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.63%) SEPA
6 2 (0.63%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.31%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 20 (6.27%) Docker
2 11 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Squid
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) Ansible
2 9 (2.82%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.19%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.19%) Prometheus
4 6 (1.88%) Zipkin
5 4 (1.25%) Puppet
5 4 (1.25%) Terraform
6 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.31%) Consul
8 1 (0.31%) Grafana
8 1 (0.31%) Kibana
8 1 (0.31%) logstash
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.78%) Oracle
3 15 (4.70%) Cisco
4 14 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (3.45%) Ab Initio
5 11 (3.45%) SAP
5 11 (3.45%) VMware
6 10 (3.13%) Juniper
7 9 (2.82%) IBM
8 8 (2.51%) Citrix
9 7 (2.19%) F5
9 7 (2.19%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.88%) Arista
10 6 (1.88%) Google
10 6 (1.88%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.57%) Brocade
11 5 (1.57%) HP
11 5 (1.57%) SimCorp
12 4 (1.25%) Ariba
13 3 (0.94%) NetApp