Period
to 24 September 2017

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 September 2017 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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 356 353
Rank change year-on-year +85 -3 -22
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 921 714 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.01% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 451 509
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.65%
10th Percentile £309 £285 £282
90th Percentile £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 11
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.17% +11.32% +17.78%
10th Percentile £13.25 £18.63 £15.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £29.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +14.41% +11.32% +26.19%

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 32551 35561 36742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.44% 33.34% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21366 23347 23128
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1192 1428
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.38 £18.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +7.89% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%

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 September 2017.

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 September 2017.

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 September 2017. 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 +85 811 £500 +11.11% 71
UK excluding London +130 466 £425 +8.97% 47
London +31 434 £548 +15.26% 28
South East +40 142 £425 - 11
North of England +109 89 £375 +13.64% 16
East of England +21 62 £450 - 10
Northern Ireland -11 52 £430 +27.41% 1
North West +57 51 £350 -6.67% 8
Midlands +14 48 £360 +12.06% 6
Scotland +33 36 £405 +23.66% 3
South West +30 32 £335 -29.47%
West Midlands +22 29 £148 -48.52% 5
North East +71 19 £450 +37.40% 5
Yorkshire +43 19 £325 -23.53% 3
East Midlands -4 18 £450 +5.88% 1
Wales -6 7 £323 -35.50%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Team also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Virtual Team.

1 409 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (34.74%) Finance
3 196 (21.28%) Banking
4 193 (20.96%) Java
5 155 (16.83%) SQL
6 149 (16.18%) Project Management
6 149 (16.18%) Virtual Team Management
7 131 (14.22%) Scrum
8 130 (14.12%) DevOps
9 126 (13.68%) SDLC
10 122 (13.25%) Investment Banking
11 121 (13.14%) TDD
11 121 (13.14%) Degree
12 114 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 114 (12.38%) Microsoft
13 113 (12.27%) JavaScript
14 110 (11.94%) Oracle
14 110 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
15 90 (9.77%) Web Services
15 90 (9.77%) Spring
16 86 (9.34%) Windows
17 85 (9.23%) HTML
17 85 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
18 83 (9.01%) JIRA
18 83 (9.01%) Linux
19 76 (8.25%) Migration
20 75 (8.14%) Waterfall
20 75 (8.14%) Jenkins
21 73 (7.93%) Unix
22 72 (7.82%) ITIL

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 43 (4.67%) WebSphere
2 41 (4.45%) Apache
3 40 (4.34%) Confluence
4 31 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.50%) IIS
5 23 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 22 (2.39%) JBoss
7 19 (2.06%) CMS
8 14 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (1.19%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.09%) OpenStack
12 9 (0.98%) GemFire
13 8 (0.87%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.76%) MS Project Server
15 6 (0.65%) nginx
16 4 (0.43%) Documentum
16 4 (0.43%) Drupal
16 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 44 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.33%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 22 (2.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 12 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.54%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.33%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.33%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.33%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.67%) PaaS
3 36 (3.91%) IaaS
4 21 (2.28%) npm
5 18 (1.95%) GitHub
6 16 (1.74%) Office 365
7 15 (1.63%) SaaS
8 13 (1.41%) Veeva
9 11 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.65%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.22%) Route 53
14 2 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.02%) Internet
2 24 (2.61%) Firewall
3 18 (1.95%) WAN
4 16 (1.74%) Network Security
5 15 (1.63%) SAN
6 14 (1.52%) DNS
7 13 (1.41%) LAN
8 12 (1.30%) BGP
9 11 (1.19%) OSPF
10 10 (1.09%) MPLS
10 10 (1.09%) SNMP
10 10 (1.09%) WLAN
11 9 (0.98%) SSL
12 8 (0.87%) Broadband
12 8 (0.87%) EIGRP
12 8 (0.87%) IPv6
12 8 (0.87%) LDAP
12 8 (0.87%) NGN
12 8 (0.87%) TACACS
12 8 (0.87%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 40 (4.34%) Big Data
4 29 (3.15%) NoSQL
5 28 (3.04%) RDBMS
6 27 (2.93%) MongoDB
7 24 (2.61%) DB2
7 24 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.52%) HBase
9 13 (1.41%) MySQL
10 12 (1.30%) Flink
10 12 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.98%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.98%) DB2 UDB
11 9 (0.98%) OLTP
12 8 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.65%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.54%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 83 (9.01%) JIRA
2 75 (8.14%) Jenkins
3 68 (7.38%) Git (software)
4 29 (3.15%) JIRA Agile
5 21 (2.28%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.85%) Gradle
7 15 (1.63%) gulp
8 14 (1.52%) Artifactory
8 14 (1.52%) Selenium
9 13 (1.41%) NUnit
10 11 (1.19%) Grunt
11 10 (1.09%) JUnit
11 10 (1.09%) webpack
12 9 (0.98%) IntelliJ
13 8 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.76%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.76%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.65%) Hudson
16 5 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 320 (34.74%) Finance
2 196 (21.28%) Banking
3 122 (13.25%) Investment Banking
4 54 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 40 (4.34%) Marketing
6 38 (4.13%) Front Office
7 35 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (3.69%) Retail
9 31 (3.37%) Financial Institution
10 23 (2.50%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.85%) Billing
11 17 (1.85%) Law
12 9 (0.98%) Games
12 9 (0.98%) Legal
13 6 (0.65%) Back Office
14 5 (0.54%) Electronics
14 5 (0.54%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.54%) Publishing
15 4 (0.43%) Automotive
15 4 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 210 (22.80%) Developer
2 133 (14.44%) Project Manager
3 101 (10.97%) Java Developer
4 91 (9.88%) Analyst
5 90 (9.77%) Architect
6 59 (6.41%) Consultant
7 46 (4.99%) Senior Developer
8 44 (4.78%) Business Analyst
8 44 (4.78%) Scrum Master
9 35 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (3.69%) IT Manager
11 30 (3.26%) IT Project Manager
11 30 (3.26%) Salesforce Developer
12 29 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
13 27 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
14 26 (2.82%) HTML CSS Developer
14 26 (2.82%) HTML Developer
14 26 (2.82%) Service Manager
15 25 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (2.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (9.77%) Spring
1 90 (9.77%) Web Services
2 85 (9.23%) HTML
3 72 (7.82%) CSS
4 71 (7.71%) Hibernate
5 55 (5.97%) .NET
6 51 (5.54%) HTML5
7 46 (4.99%) Node.js
7 46 (4.99%) XML
8 44 (4.78%) JSON
8 44 (4.78%) RESTful
9 43 (4.67%) J2EE
10 41 (4.45%) AngularJS
11 39 (4.23%) J2SE
12 35 (3.80%) Middleware
13 34 (3.69%) REST
14 32 (3.47%) Spring Integration
15 29 (3.15%) SOAP
16 28 (3.04%) Spring Boot
17 25 (2.71%) React
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.34%) User Experience
3 38 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 25 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 24 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.39%) Fixed Income
8 22 (2.39%) iPad
9 21 (2.28%) PMI
10 18 (1.95%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.85%) Public Cloud
12 16 (1.74%) Derivative
13 14 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.19%) Reference Data
15 9 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 86 (9.34%) Windows
2 83 (9.01%) Linux
3 73 (7.93%) Unix
4 29 (3.15%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.95%) Android
7 16 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.98%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.76%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.54%) Solaris
12 3 (0.33%) SUSE
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (16.18%) Project Management
2 149 (16.18%) Virtual Team Management
3 131 (14.22%) Scrum
4 130 (14.12%) DevOps
5 126 (13.68%) SDLC
6 121 (13.14%) TDD
7 114 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 76 (8.25%) Migration
10 75 (8.14%) Waterfall
11 72 (7.82%) ITIL
12 65 (7.06%) BDD
12 65 (7.06%) Project Planning
12 65 (7.06%) Risk Management
13 64 (6.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 64 (6.95%) User Stories
14 62 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (6.73%) Test Automation
15 57 (6.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 193 (20.96%) Java
2 155 (16.83%) SQL
3 113 (12.27%) JavaScript
4 54 (5.86%) C#
5 35 (3.80%) C++
6 34 (3.69%) PowerShell
6 34 (3.69%) Python
7 33 (3.58%) TypeScript
8 22 (2.39%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.06%) ES6
10 17 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.74%) C
12 14 (1.52%) Ruby
13 11 (1.19%) XAML
14 10 (1.09%) PHP
15 7 (0.76%) Perl
15 7 (0.76%) VBA
16 6 (0.65%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 5 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (13.14%) Degree
2 34 (3.69%) PMI Certification
3 28 (3.04%) CISM
4 27 (2.93%) CISSP
5 25 (2.71%) Security Cleared
6 24 (2.61%) PMP
7 20 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.95%) SC Cleared
9 17 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.65%) MCSA
12 6 (0.65%) MySQL Certification
13 5 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.54%) CCIE
13 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.54%) MCSE
13 5 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.43%) CCNP
14 4 (0.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.60%) QA
2 23 (2.50%) GDPR
3 18 (1.95%) PMO
4 16 (1.74%) SLA
5 15 (1.63%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.54%) COBIT
10 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.22%) GxP
11 2 (0.22%) IFRS
11 2 (0.22%) MiFID
12 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.11%) Basel III
12 1 (0.11%) COSO
12 1 (0.11%) GAMP
12 1 (0.11%) GCP
12 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (3.69%) Docker
2 29 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 14 (1.52%) HDFS
4 8 (0.87%) XenApp
4 8 (0.87%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.43%) NFS
7 4 (0.43%) vSphere
8 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.22%) iptables
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.11%) vCloud
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (2.71%) Ansible
3 15 (1.63%) Puppet
4 9 (0.98%) logstash
5 8 (0.87%) Control-M
6 7 (0.76%) Kibana
6 7 (0.76%) SCOM
7 6 (0.65%) Graphite
7 6 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.65%) StatsD
8 5 (0.54%) Ganglia
8 5 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.54%) SCCM
9 4 (0.43%) Nagios
9 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.43%) Terraform
10 3 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.33%) QRadar
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 114 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 110 (11.94%) Oracle
3 65 (7.06%) SAP
4 41 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (3.37%) Cisco
6 29 (3.15%) HP
7 23 (2.50%) ATG
8 16 (1.74%) Adobe
9 14 (1.52%) Google
9 14 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.30%) IBM
11 11 (1.19%) VMware
12 9 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.98%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.98%) Riverbed
12 9 (0.98%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.87%) Citrix
13 8 (0.87%) hybris
13 8 (0.87%) Informatica
14 7 (0.76%) Infragistics