Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 352 371
Rank change year-on-year +27 +19 +13
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 762 599 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 1.94% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 342 422
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £288
90th Percentile £673 £650 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 14
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -35.04% -44.29%
10th Percentile £16.43 £15.75 £16.73
90th Percentile £61.86 £50.50 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.47% -43.81%

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 34,266 30,905 35,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.90% 33.59% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,521 20,055 22,976
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,067 1,090 1,250
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -1.73% +21.94%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.11 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -9.02% +20.00%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +30 687 £489 +2.89% 195
UK excluding London +22 389 £445 +4.71% 125
London +1 346 £525 +5.00% 81
South East +45 178 £450 +0.56% 62
North of England +38 88 £370 -8.64% 20
Scotland -6 48 £550 +37.50% 8
North West +1 37 £350 -26.32% 12
East of England -11 37 £425 +21.43% 10
Yorkshire +6 35 £425 +17.24% 7
Midlands -20 27 £400 -5.88% 14
North East +35 17 £500 +39.37% 1
West Midlands -8 15 £400 -5.88% 9
East Midlands 0 12 £400 -11.60% 5
South West -17 11 £395 -16.84% 8
Northern Ireland -12 8 £445 +2.89% 1
Wales - 3 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 371 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (29.27%) Finance
3 170 (22.31%) Java
4 149 (19.55%) Scrum
5 148 (19.42%) Virtual Team Management
6 130 (17.06%) TDD
7 123 (16.14%) Project Management
8 122 (16.01%) Linux
9 119 (15.62%) Jenkins
10 118 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 116 (15.22%) Degree
12 109 (14.30%) Microsoft
13 108 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
14 106 (13.91%) Windows
14 106 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
15 102 (13.39%) DevOps
16 99 (12.99%) Git (software)
17 97 (12.73%) Spring
18 92 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
19 91 (11.94%) JavaScript
19 91 (11.94%) BDD
20 83 (10.89%) RESTful
20 83 (10.89%) SQL
21 81 (10.63%) Test Automation
22 79 (10.37%) Banking
22 79 (10.37%) SDLC
23 77 (10.10%) HTML
24 71 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
24 71 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
24 71 (9.32%) QA

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 46 (6.04%) Apache
2 30 (3.94%) Confluence
3 26 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 24 (3.15%) JBoss
5 23 (3.02%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.49%) Apache ServiceMix
7 14 (1.84%) CMS
8 13 (1.71%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.31%) GemFire
10 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.05%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.92%) Mule
13 6 (0.79%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.79%) Mule ESB
13 6 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.94%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 16 (2.10%) Photoshop
7 13 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (1.57%) InDesign
9 4 (0.52%) InVision
10 3 (0.39%) UXPin
11 1 (0.13%) Gliffy
11 1 (0.13%) HipChat
11 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.79%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.52%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 71 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
1 71 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.04%) GitHub
3 27 (3.54%) Office 365
4 23 (3.02%) PaaS
5 14 (1.84%) IaaS
6 11 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.05%) npm
9 8 (1.05%) SaaS
10 6 (0.79%) Serverless
11 5 (0.66%) Bluemix
11 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.26%) Heroku
13 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.67%) Firewall
2 17 (2.23%) DNS
2 17 (2.23%) WAN
3 15 (1.97%) SAN
3 15 (1.97%) Skype
4 14 (1.84%) LAN
5 13 (1.71%) Network Security
6 11 (1.44%) Internet
6 11 (1.44%) VoIP
6 11 (1.44%) VPN
7 10 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.18%) MPLS
9 8 (1.05%) Cisco Firepower
10 7 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (0.92%) PBX
11 6 (0.79%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.66%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.61%) Hadoop
2 52 (6.82%) Big Data
3 46 (6.04%) HBase
4 34 (4.46%) SQL Server
5 30 (3.94%) Parquet
6 26 (3.41%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.97%) Apache Hive
8 15 (1.97%) SAP HANA
9 13 (1.71%) CouchDB
10 10 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.31%) SAP BW
11 9 (1.18%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.05%) KDB
12 8 (1.05%) Kdb+
12 8 (1.05%) Power BI
13 7 (0.92%) Data Lake
13 7 (0.92%) DB2
13 7 (0.92%) Lumira
13 7 (0.92%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 119 (15.62%) Jenkins
2 99 (12.99%) Git (software)
3 54 (7.09%) JIRA
4 43 (5.64%) Gradle
5 42 (5.51%) Maven
6 40 (5.25%) Cucumber
7 39 (5.12%) JUnit
8 22 (2.89%) Selenium
9 13 (1.71%) Ant
9 13 (1.71%) Mocha
9 13 (1.71%) webpack
10 12 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.44%) IntelliJ
12 9 (1.18%) Jasmine
13 8 (1.05%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.05%) IBM UrbanCode
14 7 (0.92%) Axure RP
15 6 (0.79%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.79%) Gerrit
16 5 (0.66%) Sinon.JS
General
1 223 (29.27%) Finance
2 79 (10.37%) Banking
3 51 (6.69%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.33%) Legal
5 32 (4.20%) Marketing
6 31 (4.07%) Investment Banking
7 26 (3.41%) Retail
8 25 (3.28%) Front Office
9 24 (3.15%) Publishing
10 16 (2.10%) Games
11 13 (1.71%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.44%) French Language
12 11 (1.44%) Law
13 7 (0.92%) Back Office
13 7 (0.92%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.79%) Military
15 5 (0.66%) Billing
15 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (19.69%) Developer
2 105 (13.78%) Project Manager
3 80 (10.50%) Analyst
4 72 (9.45%) Architect
5 69 (9.06%) Java Developer
6 54 (7.09%) Business Analyst
7 30 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (3.81%) Big Data Developer
9 26 (3.41%) Scrum Master
9 26 (3.41%) Senior Developer
10 24 (3.15%) Designer
11 23 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (2.89%) IT Manager
13 19 (2.49%) Test Manager
14 18 (2.36%) JavaScript Developer
14 18 (2.36%) Senior Manager
15 17 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 17 (2.23%) Java Engineer
16 16 (2.10%) Infrastructure Manager
16 16 (2.10%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (12.73%) Spring
2 83 (10.89%) RESTful
3 77 (10.10%) HTML
4 65 (8.53%) CSS
4 65 (8.53%) HTML5
5 57 (7.48%) JSON
6 56 (7.35%) REST
7 53 (6.96%) Kafka
7 53 (6.96%) Web Services
8 50 (6.56%) Middleware
9 45 (5.91%) AngularJS
10 39 (5.12%) RabbitMQ
11 36 (4.72%) .NET
12 35 (4.59%) React
13 33 (4.33%) Node.js
14 31 (4.07%) J2EE
15 30 (3.94%) Apache Avro
15 30 (3.94%) CSS3
16 26 (3.41%) Express
17 25 (3.28%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (5.51%) Linux Command Line
4 38 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.33%) Data Centre
6 31 (4.07%) Computer Science
7 30 (3.94%) User Experience
8 27 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.97%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.84%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.71%) Fixed Income
12 13 (1.71%) Graphic Design
12 13 (1.71%) Social Media
13 12 (1.57%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.44%) Derivative
15 10 (1.31%) PMI
16 9 (1.18%) iPad
17 8 (1.05%) Hedge funds
18 7 (0.92%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 122 (16.01%) Linux
2 106 (13.91%) Windows
3 60 (7.87%) Unix
4 40 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 30 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.54%) Android
6 27 (3.54%) Apple iOS
7 24 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (3.02%) Windows 10
9 21 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.92%) Solaris
11 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.26%) AIX
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (48.69%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (19.55%) Scrum
3 148 (19.42%) Virtual Team Management
4 130 (17.06%) TDD
5 123 (16.14%) Project Management
6 118 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 108 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
8 106 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (13.39%) DevOps
10 91 (11.94%) BDD
11 81 (10.63%) Test Automation
12 79 (10.37%) SDLC
13 64 (8.40%) Coaching
14 62 (8.14%) Configuration Management
15 61 (8.01%) Mentoring
16 60 (7.87%) Risk Management
17 58 (7.61%) ITIL
18 57 (7.48%) PRINCE2
19 56 (7.35%) Validation
20 54 (7.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (22.31%) Java
2 91 (11.94%) JavaScript
3 83 (10.89%) SQL
4 55 (7.22%) Python
5 42 (5.51%) Shell Script
6 40 (5.25%) Ruby
7 33 (4.33%) C#
8 25 (3.28%) PowerShell
9 22 (2.89%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.23%) ES6
11 14 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.84%) C++
12 13 (1.71%) C
12 13 (1.71%) Perl
13 11 (1.44%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.18%) Scala
15 8 (1.05%) Groovy
16 6 (0.79%) Go
16 6 (0.79%) Java 8
17 4 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 116 (15.22%) Degree
2 34 (4.46%) PMI Certification
3 28 (3.67%) PMP
4 26 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 19 (2.49%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (1.57%) CCNA
8 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.18%) ISEB
9 9 (1.18%) Master's Degree
10 8 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.05%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.92%) MCTS
11 7 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.79%) MBA
13 5 (0.66%) CCENT
13 5 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.52%) APMP
14 4 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.32%) QA
2 32 (4.20%) PMO
3 23 (3.02%) SLA
4 18 (2.36%) GDPR
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.52%) COBIT
6 4 (0.52%) COSO
6 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.39%) SEPA
8 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.26%) MiFID
9 1 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 47 (6.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 46 (6.04%) Docker
3 42 (5.51%) HDFS
4 40 (5.25%) Active Directory
5 22 (2.89%) vSphere
6 19 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (1.44%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.13%) LXC
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (5.38%) Puppet
2 36 (4.72%) Ansible
3 33 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (3.94%) Hadoop YARN
5 18 (2.36%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.44%) Rancher
6 11 (1.44%) Terraform
7 9 (1.18%) SCCM
8 8 (1.05%) Nagios
9 7 (0.92%) Icinga
9 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.52%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.52%) Mesos
11 3 (0.39%) Consul
11 3 (0.39%) Packer
11 3 (0.39%) StackStorm
11 3 (0.39%) WMI
12 2 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 109 (14.30%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.96%) SAP
3 52 (6.82%) Oracle
4 39 (5.12%) VMware
5 37 (4.86%) Cisco
6 30 (3.94%) Red Hat
7 21 (2.76%) Adobe
7 21 (2.76%) HP
8 16 (2.10%) Splunk
9 13 (1.71%) Citrix
10 12 (1.57%) Facebook
10 12 (1.57%) Twitter
11 11 (1.44%) NetApp
11 11 (1.44%) New Relic
12 10 (1.31%) EMC
13 8 (1.05%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.05%) Google
13 8 (1.05%) Remedy
13 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.05%) Xerox