Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 347 371
Rank change year-on-year +64 +24 -69
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 371 491 702
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 2.17% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 350 436
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £273
90th Percentile £715 £668 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -10.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Median hourly rate £25.98 £18.29 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.04% -35.82% -28.75%
10th Percentile £20.75 £12.37 £14.53
90th Percentile £43.98 £49.20 £50.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.96 £34.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.71% +41.67% -35.14%

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 14,154 22,628 32,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 31.14% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,478 14,662 21,339
Median daily rate £475 £453 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 950 976
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £48.38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.42 £18.60
% change year-on-year +16.74% +15.17% -4.64%

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 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +79 318 £508 +1.50% 128
London +50 193 £550 - 56
UK excluding London +103 128 £405 -10.11% 75
Work from Home -127 85 £435 +24.29% 32
North of England +88 33 £464 +16.00% 26
Midlands +67 29 £387 -14.00% 11
South East +68 26 £388 -17.33% 18
South West +93 19 £575 +43.75% 7
North West +62 19 £464 +16.00% 17
West Midlands +50 15 £388 +1.31% 3
Yorkshire +41 14 £450 +9.09% 5
East Midlands +38 14 £387 -14.11% 8
Scotland +45 13 £398 -16.32% 3
East of England +45 7 £570 +18.13% 9
Wales +30 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 143 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (22.91%) Finance
3 61 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (15.90%) SQL
5 55 (14.82%) SDLC
6 53 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
7 52 (14.02%) Java
8 49 (13.21%) Azure
9 48 (12.94%) Banking
10 47 (12.67%) Project Management
11 45 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (11.59%) DevOps
13 40 (10.78%) Linux
14 36 (9.70%) Microsoft
14 36 (9.70%) User Experience
15 35 (9.43%) JavaScript
16 33 (8.89%) E-Commerce
16 33 (8.89%) Workflow
16 33 (8.89%) Security Cleared
17 31 (8.36%) Oracle
17 31 (8.36%) Test Automation
18 30 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (8.09%) Scrum
19 29 (7.82%) Requirements Gathering
20 28 (7.55%) Analytics
20 28 (7.55%) Migration
20 28 (7.55%) Degree
20 28 (7.55%) QA
21 27 (7.28%) SAP
22 26 (7.01%) SC 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 9 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.62%) Confluence
5 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.54%) SAS
7 2 (0.54%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 16 (4.31%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.62%) SAP SD
4 5 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.35%) HiPortfolio
4 5 (1.35%) SAP Retail
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.08%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.81%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.81%) Workfront
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.54%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.54%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.54%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.54%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.54%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.21%) Azure
2 25 (6.74%) AWS
3 11 (2.96%) GCP
3 11 (2.96%) SaaS
4 10 (2.70%) Office 365
5 7 (1.89%) Serverless
6 6 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.62%) GitHub
6 6 (1.62%) PaaS
6 6 (1.62%) Slack
7 5 (1.35%) Azure Stack
7 5 (1.35%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.08%) G Suite
9 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.81%) IaaS
10 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.20%) Firewall
2 8 (2.16%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.89%) Ethernet
3 7 (1.89%) MPLS
3 7 (1.89%) Multicast
3 7 (1.89%) NX-OS
4 6 (1.62%) LAN
5 5 (1.35%) Internet
5 5 (1.35%) WAN
6 4 (1.08%) Network Security
6 4 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.08%) Wireless
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.81%) SAN
7 3 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (0.81%) VPN
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.54%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.85%) Big Data
3 15 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.43%) Data Lake
6 8 (2.16%) MySQL
6 8 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.08%) Power BI
9 4 (1.08%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.81%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.81%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 26 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.20%) JIRA
3 15 (4.04%) Selenium
4 12 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.43%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.89%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.62%) GCC
8 6 (1.62%) GDB
9 5 (1.35%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.08%) Toad
11 3 (0.81%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (0.81%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.81%) kappa
11 3 (0.81%) PowerDesigner
11 3 (0.81%) PyCharm
11 3 (0.81%) WiX
General
1 85 (22.91%) Finance
2 48 (12.94%) Banking
3 23 (6.20%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.66%) Retail
5 18 (4.85%) Public Sector
5 18 (4.85%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.77%) Marketing
7 12 (3.23%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.70%) Law
9 9 (2.43%) Front Office
9 9 (2.43%) Legal
10 8 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.62%) German Language
12 5 (1.35%) Publishing
13 4 (1.08%) Back Office
13 4 (1.08%) Local Government
13 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.81%) Billing
14 3 (0.81%) French Language
14 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (21.56%) Developer
2 43 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 36 (9.70%) Analyst
4 30 (8.09%) Architect
5 28 (7.55%) Consultant
6 18 (4.85%) Business Analyst
7 14 (3.77%) SAP Consultant
8 12 (3.23%) Java Developer
8 12 (3.23%) Programme Manager
8 12 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (2.96%) Ab Initio Developer
9 11 (2.96%) Automation Engineer
9 11 (2.96%) Java Engineer
9 11 (2.96%) QA Automation Engineer
9 11 (2.96%) QA Engineer
10 10 (2.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
10 10 (2.70%) Senior QA Engineer
11 9 (2.43%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.16%) IT Manager
12 8 (2.16%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.66%) HTML
2 20 (5.39%) Spring
3 19 (5.12%) .NET
4 16 (4.31%) AngularJS
5 15 (4.04%) REST
6 13 (3.50%) CSS
6 13 (3.50%) RESTful
7 12 (3.23%) Web Services
8 11 (2.96%) Node.js
8 11 (2.96%) React
9 10 (2.70%) HTML5
9 10 (2.70%) Spring Boot
10 9 (2.43%) Hibernate
10 9 (2.43%) J2SE
10 9 (2.43%) JSON
11 8 (2.16%) .NET Core
11 8 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (2.16%) Kafka
11 8 (2.16%) SOAP
12 6 (1.62%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.70%) User Experience
2 30 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.96%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.43%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.62%) Tandem
10 5 (1.35%) Contract for Difference
10 5 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.35%) Spread Betting
11 3 (0.81%) Derivative
12 2 (0.54%) Clustering
12 2 (0.54%) FMCG
12 2 (0.54%) PKI
12 2 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.78%) Linux
2 20 (5.39%) Unix
3 14 (3.77%) Windows
4 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.81%) VMS
6 2 (0.54%) Android
6 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.27%) AIX
7 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (16.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 55 (14.82%) SDLC
4 53 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
5 47 (12.67%) Project Management
6 45 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (11.59%) DevOps
8 33 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 33 (8.89%) Workflow
9 31 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 30 (8.09%) Scrum
11 29 (7.82%) Requirements Gathering
12 28 (7.55%) Analytics
12 28 (7.55%) Migration
13 25 (6.74%) Acceptance Criteria
13 25 (6.74%) Change Management
14 23 (6.20%) Data Management
14 23 (6.20%) Data Modelling
14 23 (6.20%) ETL
15 22 (5.93%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.90%) SQL
2 52 (14.02%) Java
3 35 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.12%) Python
5 17 (4.58%) C#
6 12 (3.23%) Kotlin
7 11 (2.96%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.70%) C++
9 9 (2.43%) C
9 9 (2.43%) PHP
10 8 (2.16%) ABAP
10 8 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.62%) Java 8
11 6 (1.62%) Scala
12 4 (1.08%) Go
12 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.81%) Ruby
14 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.55%) Degree
3 26 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.96%) PMP
5 10 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 10 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
6 8 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.35%) CCNA
7 5 (1.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.81%) CCIE
8 3 (0.81%) CCNP
8 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.81%) HP AIS
8 3 (0.81%) HP ASE
8 3 (0.81%) JNCIS
8 3 (0.81%) MCITP
8 3 (0.81%) MCSA
8 3 (0.81%) MCSE
8 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.55%) QA
2 11 (2.96%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.70%) PMO
4 5 (1.35%) GDPR
4 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.08%) NIST
6 2 (0.54%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.54%) SEPA
6 2 (0.54%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) GMP
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS
7 1 (0.27%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.27%) PSD2
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (6.20%) Docker
2 12 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Squid
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (2.96%) Ansible
1 11 (2.96%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.89%) Prometheus
3 6 (1.62%) Terraform
3 6 (1.62%) Zipkin
4 5 (1.35%) Puppet
5 3 (0.81%) Consul
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.54%) Kibana
6 2 (0.54%) logstash
6 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.27%) Grafana
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.36%) Oracle
3 27 (7.28%) SAP
4 17 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (4.31%) Cisco
6 13 (3.50%) Ab Initio
7 12 (3.23%) VMware
8 11 (2.96%) Juniper
9 9 (2.43%) IBM
9 9 (2.43%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.16%) Citrix
10 8 (2.16%) F5
11 7 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 7 (1.89%) Google
12 6 (1.62%) Arista
12 6 (1.62%) HP
13 5 (1.35%) Brocade
13 5 (1.35%) SimCorp
14 4 (1.08%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.08%) Guidewire