Period
to 24 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Virtual Team in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Team over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 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
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 345 346
Rank change year-on-year +45 +1 +47
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 833 649 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.48% 2.06% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 402 468
UK median daily rate £478 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% - +7.78%
10th Percentile £313 £265 £300
90th Percentile £626 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 18
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £18.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.33% -48.63% -30.48%
10th Percentile £16.40 £15.75 £18.03
90th Percentile £63.31 £33.60 £50.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £18.88 £37.50
% change year-on-year +96.03% -49.67% -28.57%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,575 31,457 35,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.36% 32.81% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,450 20,563 22,844
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 989 1,110 1,315
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.80 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% -5.46% +17.65%

Virtual Team
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Virtual Team as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Team.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Team.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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
England +33 749 £500 +8.52% 156
UK excluding London +104 421 £450 +11.11% 84
London -13 389 £520 -0.95% 80
South East +55 172 £475 +15.15% 28
North of England +57 80 £418 +11.33% 19
East of England -7 51 £425 -10.05% 13
Scotland +23 49 £550 +92.98% 8
Midlands +21 40 £420 -1.18% 10
Yorkshire +27 37 £400 -7.41% 9
North West +22 31 £375 - 8
East Midlands +16 23 £375 -10.71% 5
Northern Ireland -1 20 £445 +10.22%
South West 0 17 £395 +28.46% 6
West Midlands 0 16 £476 +11.94% 5
North East +61 13 £550 +46.67% 2
Wales -2 3 £450 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 with a requirement for Virtual Team.

1 427 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (30.61%) Finance
3 183 (21.97%) Java
4 163 (19.57%) Scrum
5 147 (17.65%) Project Management
6 144 (17.29%) Virtual Team Management
7 137 (16.45%) Degree
8 126 (15.13%) TDD
9 125 (15.01%) Linux
10 120 (14.41%) JavaScript
11 115 (13.81%) Microsoft
12 114 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 112 (13.45%) SQL
14 108 (12.97%) Windows
15 107 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
15 107 (12.85%) Jenkins
15 107 (12.85%) DevOps
16 104 (12.48%) Git (software)
16 104 (12.48%) Banking
16 104 (12.48%) Spring
17 102 (12.24%) BDD
18 95 (11.40%) SDLC
19 88 (10.56%) CSS
19 88 (10.56%) Test Automation
20 86 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
21 81 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
21 81 (9.72%) HTML
22 79 (9.48%) QA
23 77 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
24 75 (9.00%) RESTful

Virtual Team
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 58 (6.96%) Apache
2 37 (4.44%) Confluence
3 34 (4.08%) CMS
4 32 (3.84%) SharePoint
5 26 (3.12%) JBoss
6 23 (2.76%) Apache Spark
7 21 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 19 (2.28%) Apache ServiceMix
9 18 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (1.92%) Tomcat
11 13 (1.56%) WebSphere
12 12 (1.44%) MS Exchange
12 12 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.96%) Mule
14 7 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.72%) Documentum
15 6 (0.72%) GemFire
15 6 (0.72%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 42 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.56%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.20%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.72%) InDesign
9 3 (0.36%) InVision
9 3 (0.36%) UXPin
10 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.96%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.72%) SAP MDG
5 6 (0.72%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.60%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.36%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.24%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.12%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 81 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (4.44%) GitHub
4 25 (3.00%) Office 365
5 15 (1.80%) IaaS
5 15 (1.80%) npm
5 15 (1.80%) PaaS
6 14 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.84%) Serverless
8 6 (0.72%) SaaS
9 4 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.76%) DNS
2 20 (2.40%) Firewall
3 16 (1.92%) Internet
4 14 (1.68%) SAN
5 11 (1.32%) Skype
6 10 (1.20%) WAN
7 9 (1.08%) Network Security
7 9 (1.08%) VoIP
8 7 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.84%) MPLS
8 7 (0.84%) PBX
8 7 (0.84%) VPN
9 6 (0.72%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.60%) Broadband
11 4 (0.48%) DHCP
11 4 (0.48%) LAN
11 4 (0.48%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.36%) ADSL
12 3 (0.36%) BGP
12 3 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.60%) Hadoop
2 48 (5.76%) Big Data
3 38 (4.56%) HBase
4 34 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 29 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 28 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 27 (3.24%) Parquet
8 15 (1.80%) CouchDB
8 15 (1.80%) SAP HANA
9 13 (1.56%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.20%) DB2
11 9 (1.08%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.08%) DB2 UDB
11 9 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.96%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.84%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.84%) Lumira
13 7 (0.84%) Power BI
13 7 (0.84%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 107 (12.85%) Jenkins
2 104 (12.48%) Git (software)
3 56 (6.72%) JIRA
4 44 (5.28%) JUnit
5 43 (5.16%) Gradle
6 33 (3.96%) Maven
7 29 (3.48%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.64%) Selenium
9 16 (1.92%) Mocha
10 14 (1.68%) Mockito
11 13 (1.56%) Mercurial
11 13 (1.56%) webpack
12 9 (1.08%) Ant
12 9 (1.08%) gulp
12 9 (1.08%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.96%) Sinon.JS
13 8 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.96%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.84%) Babel
General
1 255 (30.61%) Finance
2 104 (12.48%) Banking
3 58 (6.96%) Investment Banking
4 54 (6.48%) Telecoms
5 51 (6.12%) Marketing
6 32 (3.84%) Retail
7 27 (3.24%) Legal
8 25 (3.00%) Front Office
9 23 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (2.64%) Manufacturing
11 18 (2.16%) Games
12 13 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.56%) Publishing
13 9 (1.08%) Billing
13 9 (1.08%) Law
14 6 (0.72%) Back Office
14 6 (0.72%) Military
14 6 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.60%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 190 (22.81%) Developer
2 122 (14.65%) Project Manager
3 95 (11.40%) Analyst
4 90 (10.80%) Java Developer
5 74 (8.88%) Architect
6 61 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 36 (4.32%) Scrum Master
8 33 (3.96%) Senior Developer
9 32 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (3.36%) Big Data Developer
11 23 (2.76%) IT Manager
12 20 (2.40%) Consultant
12 20 (2.40%) SAP Analyst
12 20 (2.40%) Senior Manager
12 20 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
13 19 (2.28%) Designer
13 19 (2.28%) Test Manager
14 18 (2.16%) Agile Java Developer
14 18 (2.16%) IT Project Manager
14 18 (2.16%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.48%) Spring
2 88 (10.56%) CSS
3 81 (9.72%) HTML
4 75 (9.00%) RESTful
5 65 (7.80%) Web Services
6 59 (7.08%) HTML5
7 51 (6.12%) REST
8 47 (5.64%) Middleware
9 46 (5.52%) AngularJS
10 44 (5.28%) Kafka
11 41 (4.92%) Hibernate
12 40 (4.80%) JSON
13 38 (4.56%) Node.js
14 37 (4.44%) J2EE
15 34 (4.08%) .NET
16 31 (3.72%) Apache Camel
16 31 (3.72%) CSS3
17 28 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
18 27 (3.24%) Apache Avro
19 23 (2.76%) React
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.40%) Mobile App
3 40 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 35 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
5 31 (3.72%) User Experience
6 26 (3.12%) Computer Science
7 25 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 25 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.64%) Social Media
9 19 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (2.28%) Public Cloud
10 17 (2.04%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.68%) PMI
12 13 (1.56%) iPad
13 11 (1.32%) Derivative
14 10 (1.20%) Credit Risk
14 10 (1.20%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.96%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 125 (15.01%) Linux
2 108 (12.97%) Windows
3 50 (6.00%) Unix
4 39 (4.68%) Windows Server
5 33 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 26 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (3.00%) Android
8 24 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.28%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.84%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) CentOS
13 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (19.57%) Scrum
3 147 (17.65%) Project Management
4 144 (17.29%) Virtual Team Management
5 126 (15.13%) TDD
6 114 (13.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 107 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
7 107 (12.85%) DevOps
8 102 (12.24%) BDD
9 95 (11.40%) SDLC
10 88 (10.56%) Test Automation
11 62 (7.44%) PRINCE2
11 62 (7.44%) User Stories
12 59 (7.08%) ITIL
13 57 (6.84%) Configuration Management
13 57 (6.84%) Mentoring
14 55 (6.60%) Coaching
15 54 (6.48%) Migration
16 53 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
17 50 (6.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 183 (21.97%) Java
2 120 (14.41%) JavaScript
3 112 (13.45%) SQL
4 44 (5.28%) Python
5 38 (4.56%) Ruby
6 37 (4.44%) C#
7 35 (4.20%) Shell Script
8 28 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.36%) TypeScript
9 25 (3.00%) ES6
10 20 (2.40%) C++
11 14 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.68%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.44%) C
13 8 (0.96%) Scala
14 7 (0.84%) PHP
15 5 (0.60%) VBScript
16 4 (0.48%) VBA
17 3 (0.36%) RPG
17 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (16.45%) Degree
2 41 (4.92%) PMI Certification
3 34 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.72%) PMP
5 24 (2.88%) SC Cleared
6 17 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (1.08%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.96%) CCNA
11 7 (0.84%) APMP
11 7 (0.84%) ISEB
11 7 (0.84%) MCSE
11 7 (0.84%) MCTS
11 7 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.72%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.72%) MCSA
12 6 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (9.48%) QA
2 38 (4.56%) PMO
3 16 (1.92%) SLA
4 12 (1.44%) GDPR
5 5 (0.60%) P3O
6 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.36%) MiFID
7 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) GAMP
8 2 (0.24%) GCP
8 2 (0.24%) SEPA
9 1 (0.12%) Basel II
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS
9 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 46 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 34 (4.08%) HDFS
4 29 (3.48%) Docker
5 23 (2.76%) vSphere
6 20 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (1.44%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.12%) vCloud
11 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (5.28%) Puppet
2 33 (3.96%) Ansible
3 30 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (3.24%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (1.20%) Terraform
6 9 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.08%) Rancher
7 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.96%) Nagios
7 8 (0.96%) SCCM
8 7 (0.84%) Icinga
9 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.36%) Packer
10 3 (0.36%) QRadar
10 3 (0.36%) WMI
11 2 (0.24%) Ambari
11 2 (0.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.24%) Salt
11 2 (0.24%) SCOM
12 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 115 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 63 (7.56%) SAP
3 47 (5.64%) Oracle
4 39 (4.68%) VMware
5 32 (3.84%) Red Hat
6 30 (3.60%) Adobe
7 28 (3.36%) Cisco
8 22 (2.64%) HP
9 20 (2.40%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.68%) NetApp
11 14 (1.68%) Splunk
12 13 (1.56%) EMC
13 11 (1.32%) Citrix
13 11 (1.32%) Remedy
14 10 (1.20%) ATG
15 9 (1.08%) BMC
15 9 (1.08%) Google
16 8 (0.96%) Pega
16 8 (0.96%) Xerox