Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 273 308 348
Rank change year-on-year +35 +40 -5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 568 230 628
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.71% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.22% 2.30% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 134 376
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
25th Percentile £413 £401 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +15.79%
75th Percentile £656 £588 £625
90th Percentile £738 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £530
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.38% +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
10th Percentile £33.30 " £22.25
25th Percentile £36.75 £63.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £67.50 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +98.53% -5.56%
75th Percentile £63.75 £71.25 £41.33
90th Percentile £73.50 " £56.69
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -20.59% -6.85%

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 17,651 10,001 24,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.66% 30.98% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,060 6,773 16,292
10th Percentile £300 £263 £288
25th Percentile £406 £390 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £588
90th Percentile £715 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 343 822
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.31 £16.88 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.18 £26.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.77% +29.27% -10.87%
75th Percentile £47.63 £47.00 £46.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £55.00 £52.95
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +25.30% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 356 £550 +10.00% 84
South East -13 59 £513 -0.39% 30
South West +1 28 £425 -24.44% 6
North of England -37 23 £400 +6.95% 38
Midlands -35 21 £376 -9.79% 16
East of England -6 18 £425 -5.56% 8
North West -32 15 £388 +4.17% 20
West Midlands -30 13 £410 -10.14% 8
East Midlands -10 8 £360 -9.94% 7
Yorkshire -25 8 £475 +15.43% 16
Virtual Team
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 252 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (33.80%) Social Skills
3 162 (28.52%) Finance
4 136 (23.94%) SQL
5 114 (20.07%) Azure
6 98 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
7 96 (16.90%) Project Management
8 87 (15.32%) Virtual Team Management
9 85 (14.96%) Project Delivery
10 75 (13.20%) Data Modelling
11 72 (12.68%) Analytics
12 71 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 66 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 66 (11.62%) Microsoft
14 63 (11.09%) Java
14 63 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
15 62 (10.92%) Scrum
16 59 (10.39%) Presentation Skills
17 58 (10.21%) SDLC
18 56 (9.86%) Degree
19 55 (9.68%) Banking
20 54 (9.51%) Python
21 52 (9.15%) QA
22 51 (8.98%) Migration
22 51 (8.98%) AWS
23 50 (8.80%) JIRA
24 49 (8.63%) Data Architecture
25 48 (8.45%) Business Analysis
26 47 (8.27%) Data Management
26 47 (8.27%) Master 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 41 (7.22%) Apache Spark
2 28 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.58%) Confluence
4 8 (1.41%) Apache
4 8 (1.41%) Apache Airflow
4 8 (1.41%) JBoss
5 6 (1.06%) CMS
6 5 (0.88%) Liferay
7 4 (0.70%) Drupal
8 3 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.18%) CICS
10 1 (0.18%) IIS
10 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 26 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.11%) Figma
5 9 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.70%) Camtasia
7 4 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.70%) Sketch
8 3 (0.53%) UXPin
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.18%) InVision
10 1 (0.18%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.23%) BASE24
3 5 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.35%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.18%) Aligne
7 1 (0.18%) Endur
7 1 (0.18%) Magento
7 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 114 (20.07%) Azure
2 51 (8.98%) AWS
3 27 (4.75%) Power Platform
4 23 (4.05%) GCP
4 23 (4.05%) Serverless
5 19 (3.35%) Collibra
6 16 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (2.11%) GitHub
8 9 (1.58%) Azure Functions
9 8 (1.41%) Apigee
9 8 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.41%) SaaS
9 8 (1.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 6 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.06%) Datadog
10 6 (1.06%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 5 (0.88%) IaaS
12 4 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.87%) Firewall
2 12 (2.11%) WAN
3 10 (1.76%) 5G
3 10 (1.76%) VPN
4 9 (1.58%) 4G
4 9 (1.58%) Internet
4 9 (1.58%) Network Security
4 9 (1.58%) SD-WAN
5 8 (1.41%) 2G
5 8 (1.41%) Unified Communications
6 7 (1.23%) LAN
6 7 (1.23%) Skype
7 6 (1.06%) 3G
7 6 (1.06%) MPLS
7 6 (1.06%) VoIP
8 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.70%) ATM
9 4 (0.70%) Broadband
9 4 (0.70%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.39%) Big Data
2 26 (4.58%) Data Lake
2 26 (4.58%) Power BI
3 25 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (4.05%) SQL Server
5 19 (3.35%) Tableau
6 13 (2.29%) Metadata
7 12 (2.11%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.11%) IBM InfoSphere
8 11 (1.94%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.94%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.70%) NonStop SQL
11 4 (0.70%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.53%) PowerCenter
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (8.80%) JIRA
2 33 (5.81%) PowerDesigner
3 26 (4.58%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.11%) ERwin
4 12 (2.11%) kappa
5 11 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.23%) Postman
7 7 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.06%) CircleCI
8 6 (1.06%) Selenium
9 5 (0.88%) Storybook
10 4 (0.70%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.70%) GCC
10 4 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (0.70%) Maven
11 3 (0.53%) Appium
11 3 (0.53%) GitLab
11 3 (0.53%) JUnit
11 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 192 (33.80%) Social Skills
2 162 (28.52%) Finance
3 71 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 63 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (10.39%) Presentation Skills
6 55 (9.68%) Banking
7 42 (7.39%) Influencing Skills
8 40 (7.04%) Marketing
9 33 (5.81%) Investment Banking
10 27 (4.75%) Retail
11 19 (3.35%) Public Sector
12 18 (3.17%) Legal
13 15 (2.64%) Billing
14 13 (2.29%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (1.23%) German Language
15 7 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.70%) Automotive
16 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.53%) Front Office
17 3 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (16.37%) Architect
2 91 (16.02%) Project Manager
3 86 (15.14%) Developer
4 71 (12.50%) Analyst
5 50 (8.80%) Business Analyst
6 43 (7.57%) Data Architect
7 34 (5.99%) Java Developer
8 30 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (3.52%) Agile Developer
9 20 (3.52%) Agile Java Developer
9 20 (3.52%) Data Modeller
9 20 (3.52%) Designer
10 17 (2.99%) Azure Architect
10 17 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
10 17 (2.99%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 16 (2.82%) Scrum Master
12 15 (2.64%) Consultant
12 15 (2.64%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.11%) Senior Project Manager
14 11 (1.94%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.28%) Spring
2 26 (4.58%) React
3 24 (4.23%) Hibernate
3 24 (4.23%) J2SE
4 23 (4.05%) REST
5 16 (2.82%) CSS
6 14 (2.46%) HTML
6 14 (2.46%) Jest
7 12 (2.11%) Node.js
8 11 (1.94%) Web Services
9 10 (1.76%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.76%) COM
9 10 (1.76%) GraphQL
9 10 (1.76%) WebSockets
10 9 (1.58%) .NET
10 9 (1.58%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (1.58%) Redux
11 8 (1.41%) HTML5
12 7 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (1.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.22%) User Experience
2 24 (4.23%) Data Structures
3 22 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.35%) Data Centre
4 19 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.41%) FMCG
6 8 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.23%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
7 7 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
7 7 (1.23%) PMI
8 6 (1.06%) Life Science
8 6 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.88%) CMDB
9 5 (0.88%) Social Media
9 5 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.39%) Windows
2 39 (6.87%) Linux
3 14 (2.46%) Unix
4 11 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.58%) Android
5 9 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.23%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) HPUX
9 1 (0.18%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (44.37%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (17.25%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (16.90%) Project Management
4 87 (15.32%) Virtual Team Management
5 85 (14.96%) Project Delivery
6 75 (13.20%) Data Modelling
7 72 (12.68%) Analytics
8 66 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (10.92%) Scrum
10 58 (10.21%) SDLC
11 51 (8.98%) Migration
12 49 (8.63%) Data Architecture
13 48 (8.45%) Business Analysis
14 47 (8.27%) Data Management
14 47 (8.27%) Master Data Management
15 46 (8.10%) DevOps
16 45 (7.92%) Enterprise Architecture
17 44 (7.75%) Data Analysis
18 43 (7.57%) TOGAF
19 42 (7.39%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 136 (23.94%) SQL
2 63 (11.09%) Java
3 54 (9.51%) Python
4 29 (5.11%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.87%) C
6 21 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.46%) C++
8 12 (2.11%) TypeScript
9 11 (1.94%) C#
10 10 (1.76%) Ruby
11 8 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.41%) Java 8
12 7 (1.23%) Scala
13 6 (1.06%) Go
13 6 (1.06%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.88%) ABAP
14 5 (0.88%) ES6
14 5 (0.88%) Java 9
14 5 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (9.86%) Degree
2 43 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.40%) PMI Certification
4 24 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.99%) PMP
6 10 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.58%) CISSP
8 7 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.88%) CISM
10 5 (0.88%) CRISC
10 5 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.70%) CAPM
11 4 (0.70%) CGEIT
11 4 (0.70%) CISA
12 3 (0.53%) CCIE
12 3 (0.53%) CCNA
12 3 (0.53%) CCNP
13 2 (0.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.15%) QA
2 30 (5.28%) Data Quality
3 26 (4.58%) PMO
4 23 (4.05%) GDPR
5 15 (2.64%) SLA
6 12 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.23%) GRC
8 6 (1.06%) COBIT
9 5 (0.88%) NIST
10 3 (0.53%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.35%) MiFID
12 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.18%) IFRS
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.18%) SEPA
12 1 (0.18%) SOC 2
System Software
1 23 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.87%) Docker
3 17 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.53%) vSphere
8 2 (0.35%) XenApp
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.18%) HDFS
9 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.94%) Control-M
3 10 (1.76%) Ansible
3 10 (1.76%) Terraform
4 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.88%) Puppet
6 4 (0.70%) CASB
6 4 (0.70%) SCCM
6 4 (0.70%) vRealize
7 3 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.53%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (0.53%) Zipkin
8 2 (0.35%) Kibana
8 2 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.35%) Oozie
8 2 (0.35%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.18%) Istio
Vendors
1 66 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.39%) BiZZdesign
3 36 (6.34%) Salesforce.com
4 35 (6.16%) SAP
5 25 (4.40%) Oracle
6 21 (3.70%) Google
7 19 (3.35%) IBM
8 18 (3.17%) VMware
9 13 (2.29%) Databricks
9 13 (2.29%) MuleSoft
10 12 (2.11%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.94%) Citrix
11 11 (1.94%) Informatica
12 9 (1.58%) Ping Identity
13 8 (1.41%) Cisco
14 7 (1.23%) Adobe
14 7 (1.23%) Apple
14 7 (1.23%) BT
15 6 (1.06%) Pardot
15 6 (1.06%) Vertica