Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 263 285 358
Rank change year-on-year +22 +73 +22
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 913 367 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.88% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.47% 2.82% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 253 338
10th Percentile £353 £305 £313
25th Percentile £443 £380 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £656 £625 £599
90th Percentile £750 £736 £671
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £411 £450
% change year-on-year +12.29% -8.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
10th Percentile £22.09 £19.05 £12.37
25th Percentile £26.46 £22.88 £13.44
Median hourly rate £47.28 £25.98 £18.29
Median % change year-on-year +81.97% +42.04% -35.82%
75th Percentile £66.69 £35.47 £37.69
90th Percentile £98.00 £50.79 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.55 £26.96 £34.00
% change year-on-year +46.70% -20.71% +41.67%

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 26,305 13,002 20,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.32% 31.15% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,534 8,831 13,553
10th Percentile £300 £258 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 511 817
10th Percentile £12.37 £12.50 £12.36
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.88 £15.25
Median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.75 £46.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £65.40 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% +13.70%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +30 747 £538 +2.38% 206
London +10 499 £600 +9.09% 96
Work from Home -2 254 £525 +20.69% 34
UK excluding London -19 247 £461 +12.29% 122
South East -22 74 £500 +25.00% 31
Midlands -35 51 £407 +4.69% 24
Scotland -24 34 £450 +13.21% 10
North of England -58 32 £475 +2.37% 31
North West -29 30 £475 +2.37% 16
South West -41 29 £450 -21.74% 14
East Midlands -21 25 £432 +11.27% 4
West Midlands -39 24 £413 +4.76% 19
East of England -31 22 £500 -7.83% 8
Wales -25 6 £513 - 3
Yorkshire -51 2 £513 +13.89% 15

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 442 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (36.80%) Social Skills
3 207 (22.67%) Finance
4 163 (17.85%) Problem-Solving
5 157 (17.20%) Azure
6 149 (16.32%) Virtual Team Management
7 137 (15.01%) SQL
8 126 (13.80%) Project Management
9 124 (13.58%) Microsoft
10 119 (13.03%) Java
11 112 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 112 (12.27%) Project Delivery
12 107 (11.72%) Scrum
13 105 (11.50%) JIRA
14 99 (10.84%) DevOps
15 98 (10.73%) Banking
16 96 (10.51%) SDLC
17 92 (10.08%) User Experience
18 89 (9.75%) JavaScript
19 88 (9.64%) HTML
20 85 (9.31%) Presentation Skills
21 83 (9.09%) Analytics
22 78 (8.54%) Telecoms
23 76 (8.32%) Windows
24 75 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
24 75 (8.21%) Confluence
25 71 (7.78%) Investment Banking
26 70 (7.67%) Python
26 70 (7.67%) Git (software)
27 69 (7.56%) Security Cleared

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 75 (8.21%) Confluence
2 25 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.53%) CMS
5 12 (1.31%) Apache
6 10 (1.10%) IIS
7 8 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.77%) Liferay
9 6 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.44%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.33%) nginx
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.22%) Drupal
12 2 (0.22%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.22%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.44%) Sketch
7 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.44%) UXPin
8 2 (0.22%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.44%) Endur
4 4 (0.44%) Maximo
5 2 (0.22%) Aligne
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 2 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.22%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.11%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 157 (17.20%) Azure
2 62 (6.79%) AWS
3 51 (5.59%) SaaS
4 32 (3.50%) Microsoft 365
5 30 (3.29%) PaaS
6 29 (3.18%) Serverless
7 28 (3.07%) GitHub
7 28 (3.07%) Power Platform
8 27 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (2.85%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (2.19%) Figma
11 15 (1.64%) GCP
12 13 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (1.42%) IaaS
13 11 (1.20%) Collibra
14 10 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.99%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.99%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.88%) npm
16 8 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.30%) DNS
2 20 (2.19%) Internet
3 18 (1.97%) Wireless
4 17 (1.86%) Firewall
5 15 (1.64%) 5G
6 13 (1.42%) WAN
6 13 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.20%) Network Security
8 9 (0.99%) 4G
9 8 (0.88%) DHCP
9 8 (0.88%) Skype
9 8 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.88%) VPN
10 6 (0.66%) LAN
11 5 (0.55%) Broadband
11 5 (0.55%) HTTP
11 5 (0.55%) SSL
12 4 (0.44%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.44%) MQTT
12 4 (0.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.94%) Big Data
3 33 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (3.07%) Data Lake
5 26 (2.85%) Power BI
6 20 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.86%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.64%) Tableau
9 14 (1.53%) Metadata
10 13 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
12 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (0.99%) Redis
14 8 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.66%) MongoDB
17 5 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 105 (11.50%) JIRA
2 70 (7.67%) Git (software)
3 34 (3.72%) PowerDesigner
4 24 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.97%) Maven
6 15 (1.64%) kappa
7 14 (1.53%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.31%) GitLab
9 11 (1.20%) ERwin
10 10 (1.10%) Bitbucket
10 10 (1.10%) SonarQube
10 10 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.99%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.99%) webpack
12 8 (0.88%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.88%) Selenium
13 7 (0.77%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.77%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.77%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 336 (36.80%) Social Skills
2 207 (22.67%) Finance
3 98 (10.73%) Banking
4 85 (9.31%) Presentation Skills
5 78 (8.54%) Telecoms
6 75 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
7 71 (7.78%) Investment Banking
8 50 (5.48%) Public Sector
9 46 (5.04%) Influencing Skills
10 44 (4.82%) Marketing
11 42 (4.60%) Retail
12 31 (3.40%) Organisational Skills
13 18 (1.97%) Legal
14 12 (1.31%) Front Office
14 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.99%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.88%) Law
17 7 (0.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 6 (0.66%) Back Office
18 6 (0.66%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 161 (17.63%) Developer
2 124 (13.58%) Architect
3 110 (12.05%) Project Manager
4 101 (11.06%) Analyst
5 50 (5.48%) Business Analyst
5 50 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (5.04%) Java Developer
7 37 (4.05%) Data Architect
8 34 (3.72%) Designer
9 32 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
10 31 (3.40%) Consultant
10 31 (3.40%) Senior Developer
11 26 (2.85%) Agile Developer
11 26 (2.85%) Agile Java Developer
11 26 (2.85%) React Developer
12 24 (2.63%) IT Manager
12 24 (2.63%) Scrum Master
12 24 (2.63%) UX Designer
13 22 (2.41%) Infrastructure Manager
13 22 (2.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (9.64%) HTML
2 59 (6.46%) CSS
3 57 (6.24%) React
4 53 (5.81%) REST
5 48 (5.26%) Spring
6 44 (4.82%) Node.js
7 42 (4.60%) AngularJS
8 34 (3.72%) .NET
9 32 (3.50%) Hibernate
10 31 (3.40%) J2SE
11 27 (2.96%) HTML5
11 27 (2.96%) React Native
12 25 (2.74%) jQuery
13 24 (2.63%) XML
14 21 (2.30%) Sass
15 18 (1.97%) SOAP
16 15 (1.64%) CSS3
16 15 (1.64%) Vue.js
17 12 (1.31%) GraphQL
18 11 (1.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.08%) User Experience
2 56 (6.13%) Mobile App
3 52 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 18 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.42%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
10 12 (1.31%) Renewable Energy
10 12 (1.31%) Taxonomies
11 11 (1.20%) Contract for Difference
11 11 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.20%) Spread Betting
12 10 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (8.32%) Windows
2 58 (6.35%) Linux
3 44 (4.82%) Android
4 43 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.20%) Unix
8 8 (0.88%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.55%) Solaris
11 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.22%) Debian
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.22%) SUSE
14 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (17.85%) Problem-Solving
3 149 (16.32%) Virtual Team Management
4 126 (13.80%) Project Management
5 112 (12.27%) Project Delivery
5 112 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 107 (11.72%) Scrum
7 99 (10.84%) DevOps
8 96 (10.51%) SDLC
9 83 (9.09%) Analytics
10 69 (7.56%) Migration
11 67 (7.34%) Data Modelling
11 67 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
12 66 (7.23%) CI/CD
13 64 (7.01%) ITIL
14 57 (6.24%) Data Analysis
15 54 (5.91%) Web Development
16 53 (5.81%) UX Design
17 52 (5.70%) Service Management
17 52 (5.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (15.01%) SQL
2 119 (13.03%) Java
3 89 (9.75%) JavaScript
4 70 (7.67%) Python
5 40 (4.38%) TypeScript
6 26 (2.85%) C#
7 24 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.41%) PHP
9 17 (1.86%) Bash
9 17 (1.86%) Go
10 16 (1.75%) C++
11 13 (1.42%) C
12 11 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.77%) Groovy
14 7 (0.77%) Scala
15 6 (0.66%) Perl
15 6 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.55%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.79%) Degree
3 56 (6.13%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.74%) PMI Certification
5 23 (2.52%) PMP
6 12 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.20%) CISSP
8 10 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.99%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.99%) MBA
9 9 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.77%) MCSE
11 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.66%) CCNA
13 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.44%) CCNP
14 4 (0.44%) CISMP
14 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (6.46%) QA
2 47 (5.15%) SLA
3 42 (4.60%) Data Quality
4 40 (4.38%) PMO
5 18 (1.97%) GDPR
6 14 (1.53%) Accessibility
7 12 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.66%) COBIT
8 6 (0.66%) WCAG
9 3 (0.33%) GRC
9 3 (0.33%) NCSC
9 3 (0.33%) NIST
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.22%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.22%) SEPA
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 59 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.05%) Docker
3 26 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.55%) vSphere
6 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.22%) KVM
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) XenApp
7 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 48 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.63%) Terraform
3 16 (1.75%) Ansible
4 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (1.42%) SCCM
5 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.44%) Consul
6 4 (0.44%) Istio
6 4 (0.44%) Kibana
6 4 (0.44%) Puppet
6 4 (0.44%) SCOM
7 3 (0.33%) logstash
7 3 (0.33%) Sysdig
8 2 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.22%) Control-M
8 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.22%) Salt
8 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 124 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 42 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
3 41 (4.49%) Oracle
4 40 (4.38%) SAP
5 30 (3.29%) ServiceNow
6 28 (3.07%) BiZZdesign
7 26 (2.85%) VMware
8 21 (2.30%) Ping Identity
9 20 (2.19%) Google
10 18 (1.97%) Cisco
11 16 (1.75%) Okta
12 15 (1.64%) IBM
13 14 (1.53%) Databricks
14 10 (1.10%) Adobe
14 10 (1.10%) Apple
14 10 (1.10%) Gigya
14 10 (1.10%) MuleSoft
14 10 (1.10%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.99%) Siebel
16 8 (0.88%) Citrix