Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 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
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 365 330
Rank change year-on-year +96 -35 +4
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 502 364 763
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.85% 1.96% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 228 440
10th Percentile £343 £309 £300
25th Percentile £407 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +9.95%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £625
90th Percentile £728 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £483 £452
% change year-on-year -8.95% +7.03% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
10th Percentile £34.30 £12.51 £14.10
25th Percentile £39.25 £13.58 £15.19
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.00 £22.85
Median % change year-on-year +61.11% +18.19% -42.89%
75th Percentile £50.88 £37.88 £39.81
90th Percentile £56.95 £57.75 £44.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £37.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year +35.57% +63.06% -39.88%

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 17,608 18,585 30,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.14% 32.04% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,822 12,002 20,295
10th Percentile £275 £230 £278
25th Percentile £381 £363 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 843 956
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +10.98% -2.38%
75th Percentile £46.00 £45.15 £43.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.60 £20.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +15.12% +6.49% -2.53%

Virtual Team
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Team.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Team.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Top 15 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 17 April 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
England +89 399 £525 +5.00% 156
London +49 243 £550 +6.54% 65
Work from Home -131 153 £495 +52.31% 43
UK excluding London +70 148 £440 -8.95% 96
North of England +69 34 £464 +14.36% 25
South East +31 33 £493 -0.51% 26
South West +54 24 £436 -22.49% 11
Midlands +41 23 £400 -15.79% 22
North West +48 21 £464 +28.00% 20
Scotland +12 17 £400 -14.67% 3
East of England +42 16 £500 +1.01% 6
West Midlands +31 14 £410 -18.00% 17
Yorkshire +34 13 £431 +3.11% 3
East Midlands +27 9 £365 -18.89% 5
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 with a requirement for Virtual Team.

1 228 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (26.10%) Finance
3 88 (17.53%) SQL
3 88 (17.53%) SDLC
4 81 (16.14%) Project Management
5 77 (15.34%) Azure
6 75 (14.94%) DevOps
7 69 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
8 66 (13.15%) Java
9 63 (12.55%) Virtual Team Management
10 62 (12.35%) Test Automation
11 61 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 58 (11.55%) JavaScript
12 58 (11.55%) Banking
12 58 (11.55%) QA
13 55 (10.96%) Migration
13 55 (10.96%) Scrum
14 54 (10.76%) Microsoft
15 53 (10.56%) AWS
16 52 (10.36%) Data Modelling
17 49 (9.76%) Telecoms
17 49 (9.76%) User Experience
18 48 (9.56%) Project Delivery
19 45 (8.96%) Security Cleared
20 44 (8.76%) Analytics
21 43 (8.57%) Workflow
22 41 (8.17%) Degree
23 40 (7.97%) Data Management
23 40 (7.97%) Docker
24 37 (7.37%) JIRA

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 22 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.79%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.79%) Confluence
3 6 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.00%) Apache
4 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.80%) Drupal
6 3 (0.60%) CICS
6 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.20%) bbPress
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.20%) Site Server
8 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.18%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.19%) Figma
5 10 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.40%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.20%) Sketch
8 1 (0.20%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.20%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.80%) BASE24
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.80%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.60%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.60%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.60%) Workfront
5 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.40%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.34%) Azure
2 53 (10.56%) AWS
3 28 (5.58%) GCP
4 18 (3.59%) GitHub
5 17 (3.39%) Serverless
6 14 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
6 14 (2.79%) SaaS
7 13 (2.59%) Datadog
8 12 (2.39%) Microsoft 365
8 12 (2.39%) PaaS
9 10 (1.99%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.79%) IaaS
11 8 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.00%) Amazon S3
14 5 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (1.00%) Slack
15 3 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.60%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.19%) Internet
2 12 (2.39%) VPN
3 11 (2.19%) WAN
4 10 (1.99%) Ethernet
4 10 (1.99%) Unified Communications
5 9 (1.79%) Firewall
6 8 (1.59%) SD-WAN
7 7 (1.39%) Broadband
7 7 (1.39%) LAN
7 7 (1.39%) MPLS
8 6 (1.20%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.20%) VoIP
9 5 (1.00%) HTTP
9 5 (1.00%) Multicast
9 5 (1.00%) Skype
9 5 (1.00%) Wireless
10 4 (0.80%) ATM
10 4 (0.80%) SAN
10 4 (0.80%) Value-Added Service
10 4 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.98%) Big Data
2 28 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (4.78%) Data Lake
4 19 (3.78%) SQL Server
5 17 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.79%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.99%) Data Mining
9 8 (1.59%) Power BI
10 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.80%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.80%) MySQL
13 4 (0.80%) NonStop SQL
13 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 37 (7.37%) JIRA
2 29 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.59%) Cucumber
4 17 (3.39%) PowerDesigner
4 17 (3.39%) Selenium
5 12 (2.39%) CircleCI
5 12 (2.39%) kappa
6 9 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.59%) Bundler
7 8 (1.59%) Capybara
7 8 (1.59%) RSpec
7 8 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.39%) Visual Studio Code
9 6 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.20%) Storybook
10 5 (1.00%) GCC
10 5 (1.00%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 131 (26.10%) Finance
2 58 (11.55%) Banking
3 49 (9.76%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.57%) Public Sector
5 25 (4.98%) Marketing
6 24 (4.78%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.98%) Retail
8 18 (3.59%) Legal
9 11 (2.19%) German Language
10 10 (1.99%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.99%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.79%) Front Office
11 9 (1.79%) Law
11 9 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 5 (1.00%) Billing
13 5 (1.00%) French Language
13 5 (1.00%) Italian Language
13 5 (1.00%) Publishing
13 5 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (20.92%) Developer
2 80 (15.94%) Project Manager
3 73 (14.54%) Architect
4 44 (8.76%) Analyst
5 31 (6.18%) Data Architect
5 31 (6.18%) Java Developer
6 30 (5.98%) Business Analyst
7 24 (4.78%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (3.98%) Consultant
9 14 (2.79%) Agile Developer
9 14 (2.79%) Agile Java Developer
9 14 (2.79%) Azure Architect
10 12 (2.39%) IT Manager
10 12 (2.39%) Java Engineer
11 11 (2.19%) Designer
11 11 (2.19%) Financial Analyst
11 11 (2.19%) QA Automation Engineer
11 11 (2.19%) QA Engineer
11 11 (2.19%) Service Manager
11 11 (2.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.77%) Spring
1 34 (6.77%) Web Services
2 28 (5.58%) React
3 25 (4.98%) REST
4 24 (4.78%) HTML
5 20 (3.98%) .NET
5 20 (3.98%) RESTful
6 19 (3.78%) AngularJS
6 19 (3.78%) CSS
6 19 (3.78%) Hibernate
6 19 (3.78%) J2SE
7 18 (3.59%) Node.js
8 16 (3.19%) HTML5
9 14 (2.79%) Jest
9 14 (2.79%) Spring Boot
10 13 (2.59%) Redux
10 13 (2.59%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (2.39%) GraphQL
12 11 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (1.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.76%) User Experience
2 35 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.18%) Data Structures
4 24 (4.78%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.78%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.79%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.59%) FMCG
10 8 (1.59%) Tandem
11 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.00%) Contract for Difference
12 5 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.00%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.80%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.80%) Derivative
13 4 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.77%) Linux
2 29 (5.78%) Windows
3 10 (1.99%) Unix
4 8 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.60%) zOS
7 2 (0.40%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) VMS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (17.53%) SDLC
3 81 (16.14%) Project Management
4 75 (14.94%) DevOps
5 69 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
6 63 (12.55%) Virtual Team Management
7 62 (12.35%) Test Automation
8 61 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (10.96%) Migration
9 55 (10.96%) Scrum
10 52 (10.36%) Data Modelling
11 48 (9.56%) Project Delivery
12 44 (8.76%) Analytics
13 43 (8.57%) Workflow
14 40 (7.97%) Data Management
15 35 (6.97%) BDD
15 35 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (6.97%) E-Commerce
16 34 (6.77%) Change Management
17 33 (6.57%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.53%) SQL
2 66 (13.15%) Java
3 58 (11.55%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.18%) Python
5 23 (4.58%) C#
6 20 (3.98%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.78%) Ruby
8 17 (3.39%) C
8 17 (3.39%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.99%) C++
10 13 (2.59%) Scala
11 8 (1.59%) Go
11 8 (1.59%) Kotlin
12 7 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.39%) Java 8
13 5 (1.00%) ES6
13 5 (1.00%) PHP
13 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.60%) R
15 2 (0.40%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 45 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.17%) Degree
3 28 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.39%) PMP
5 9 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.00%) CCNA
8 5 (1.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.80%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.60%) CISSP
10 3 (0.60%) HP AIS
10 3 (0.60%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.60%) HP MASE
10 3 (0.60%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.60%) MCITP
10 3 (0.60%) NCIE
10 3 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.55%) QA
2 20 (3.98%) Data Quality
3 17 (3.39%) PMO
4 11 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.59%) GDPR
6 3 (0.60%) GRC
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) OASIS TOSCA
7 2 (0.40%) SLA
8 1 (0.20%) GMP
8 1 (0.20%) IFRS
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.20%) NIST
8 1 (0.20%) PSD2
8 1 (0.20%) SEPA
8 1 (0.20%) TARGET2
System Software
1 40 (7.97%) Docker
2 10 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) HDFS
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (3.98%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.39%) Terraform
3 7 (1.39%) Prometheus
3 7 (1.39%) Zipkin
4 5 (1.00%) Ansible
5 4 (0.80%) Consul
5 4 (0.80%) SCCM
6 3 (0.60%) Kibana
6 3 (0.60%) logstash
6 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.60%) Puppet
7 2 (0.40%) Control-M
7 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.18%) SAP
3 24 (4.78%) Google
3 24 (4.78%) Oracle
4 20 (3.98%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (3.78%) BiZZdesign
6 14 (2.79%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.39%) Citrix
8 11 (2.19%) Cisco
8 11 (2.19%) IBM
9 10 (1.99%) HP
9 10 (1.99%) VMware
10 9 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.20%) Juniper
11 6 (1.20%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.00%) Brocade
12 5 (1.00%) BT
12 5 (1.00%) Databricks
12 5 (1.00%) Talend