Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 324 331 315
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 +70
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 717 767 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.76% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.43% 2.35% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 456 400
UK median daily rate £540 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £265
90th Percentile £675 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 11
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.69% -0.85%
10th Percentile £25.35 £19.15 £13.25
90th Percentile £61.96 £74.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +22.41% -1.69%

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 29,539 32,590 30,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.41% 32.24% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,991 21,100 19,642
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.18% +4.65%
10th Percentile £280 £266 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,031 1,053
UK median hourly rate £20.96 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +9.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.18
% change year-on-year -9.52% +15.51% -13.43%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019. 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 +18 668 £550 +15.79% 44
London +57 385 £550 +10.00% 25
UK excluding London -49 307 £475 +11.76% 25
South East -21 127 £560 +24.44% 5
North of England +11 64 £400 +1.27% 4
Midlands +19 50 £475 +18.75% 1
Yorkshire +28 33 £400 -18.37%
North West +9 31 £400 +9.59% 3
East Midlands +30 25 £513 -
West Midlands -9 25 £300 -24.05% 1
Scotland +8 22 £486 +18.60% 4
East of England +6 18 £449 -5.53% 7
South West -35 12 £388 -8.82% 2
Wales +14 11 £378 -16.11% 2
Northern Ireland +15 4 - -
North East +6 1 £538 +27.22% 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (34.03%) Finance
3 150 (20.92%) Scrum
4 128 (17.85%) DevOps
5 127 (17.71%) Java
6 114 (15.90%) Virtual Team Management
7 113 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 103 (14.37%) Degree
9 101 (14.09%) JavaScript
10 99 (13.81%) TDD
11 98 (13.67%) JIRA
12 97 (13.53%) Linux
13 94 (13.11%) Project Management
14 92 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
15 90 (12.55%) Microsoft
15 90 (12.55%) Marketing
16 88 (12.27%) Git (software)
17 81 (11.30%) Banking
18 77 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
18 77 (10.74%) AngularJS
19 75 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
20 74 (10.32%) Software Engineering
21 71 (9.90%) Analytics
22 70 (9.76%) Computer Science
22 70 (9.76%) SQL
23 69 (9.62%) Test Automation
24 68 (9.48%) Front End Development
25 67 (9.34%) BDD
25 67 (9.34%) CSS
26 64 (8.93%) Microservices

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 62 (8.65%) Apache
2 43 (6.00%) CMS
3 36 (5.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 34 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (4.60%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.49%) Confluence
7 18 (2.51%) Skype for Business
8 16 (2.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (1.81%) Apache Spark
10 10 (1.39%) SAS
11 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.42%) IIS
13 2 (0.28%) Drupal
13 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
14 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) InVision
7 2 (0.28%) Sketch
7 2 (0.28%) Windchill
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.14%) Figma
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.84%) Eloqua
2 6 (0.84%) SAP IBP
3 5 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.56%) BASE24
4 4 (0.56%) Eikon
4 4 (0.56%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.42%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.04%) Office 365
4 23 (3.21%) GitHub
5 18 (2.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (2.09%) SaaS
7 14 (1.95%) PaaS
8 13 (1.81%) npm
9 11 (1.53%) IaaS
9 11 (1.53%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.70%) DigitalOcean
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.79%) Skype
2 18 (2.51%) Firewall
3 13 (1.81%) LAN
4 11 (1.53%) Internet
4 11 (1.53%) Unified Communications
4 11 (1.53%) WAN
5 7 (0.98%) DNS
5 7 (0.98%) VPN
5 7 (0.98%) Wireless
6 6 (0.84%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (0.84%) HTTP
6 6 (0.84%) Intranet
7 5 (0.70%) MPLS
7 5 (0.70%) Network Security
8 4 (0.56%) ATM
8 4 (0.56%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (0.56%) PABX
8 4 (0.56%) VLAN
8 4 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.30%) Big Data
1 38 (5.30%) NoSQL
2 36 (5.02%) Hadoop
3 31 (4.32%) Redis
4 19 (2.65%) HBase
5 18 (2.51%) Parquet
6 17 (2.37%) SQL Server
7 16 (2.23%) Apache Ignite
7 16 (2.23%) Hazelcast
8 13 (1.81%) BigQuery
8 13 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.53%) Blockchain
9 11 (1.53%) QlikView
10 10 (1.39%) Pentaho
10 10 (1.39%) Power BI
10 10 (1.39%) Qlik Sense
10 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.12%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (13.67%) JIRA
2 88 (12.27%) Git (software)
3 45 (6.28%) Jenkins
4 42 (5.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 25 (3.49%) Gradle
5 25 (3.49%) Selenium
6 21 (2.93%) Grunt
6 21 (2.93%) gulp
7 19 (2.65%) JUnit
8 18 (2.51%) Mockito
9 16 (2.23%) Mercurial
10 13 (1.81%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.53%) JMeter
11 11 (1.53%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.53%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.39%) webpack
13 9 (1.26%) Maven
14 7 (0.98%) Redmine
15 6 (0.84%) NUnit
15 6 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 244 (34.03%) Finance
2 90 (12.55%) Marketing
3 81 (11.30%) Banking
4 48 (6.69%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.21%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.79%) Retail
7 15 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.67%) Front Office
9 10 (1.39%) Legal
10 9 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.98%) French Language
12 6 (0.84%) Back Office
12 6 (0.84%) Billing
12 6 (0.84%) German Language
12 6 (0.84%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.56%) Law
14 4 (0.56%) Local Government
15 3 (0.42%) Electronics
15 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (29.71%) Developer
2 80 (11.16%) Architect
3 77 (10.74%) Analyst
4 73 (10.18%) Project Manager
5 65 (9.07%) Java Developer
6 42 (5.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 39 (5.44%) React Developer
7 39 (5.44%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.04%) Business Analyst
9 27 (3.77%) Consultant
10 22 (3.07%) Delivery Manager
11 21 (2.93%) Tester
12 19 (2.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (2.37%) Python Developer
13 17 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.23%) Software Engineer
15 15 (2.09%) Scrum Master
15 15 (2.09%) Test Analyst
16 14 (1.95%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.74%) AngularJS
2 67 (9.34%) CSS
3 59 (8.23%) Node.js
4 54 (7.53%) HTML
5 51 (7.11%) Web Services
6 43 (6.00%) XML
7 40 (5.58%) HTML5
8 39 (5.44%) Spring
9 38 (5.30%) Redux
10 34 (4.74%) .NET
10 34 (4.74%) React
11 31 (4.32%) Middleware
11 31 (4.32%) REST
12 28 (3.91%) jQuery
13 26 (3.63%) CSS3
14 25 (3.49%) JSON
15 22 (3.07%) Kafka
16 19 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
17 18 (2.51%) Apache Avro
17 18 (2.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.86%) Mobile App
3 41 (5.72%) Data Centre
4 37 (5.16%) User Experience
5 31 (4.32%) Linux Command Line
6 28 (3.91%) Derivative
6 28 (3.91%) Social Media
7 25 (3.49%) Public Cloud
8 21 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.65%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (2.23%) Credit Risk
12 14 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.53%) Fixed Income
14 10 (1.39%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.12%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
16 6 (0.84%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 97 (13.53%) Linux
2 48 (6.69%) Windows
3 30 (4.18%) Unix
4 13 (1.81%) Solaris
5 9 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.84%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.56%) Android
8 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.42%) AIX
9 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.28%) Debian
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.28%) SUSE
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (20.92%) Scrum
3 128 (17.85%) DevOps
4 114 (15.90%) Virtual Team Management
5 113 (15.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (13.81%) TDD
7 94 (13.11%) Project Management
8 92 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (10.32%) Software Engineering
10 71 (9.90%) Analytics
11 70 (9.76%) Computer Science
12 69 (9.62%) Test Automation
13 68 (9.48%) Front End Development
14 67 (9.34%) BDD
15 64 (8.93%) Microservices
16 63 (8.79%) Migration
17 50 (6.97%) Content Management
18 47 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (5.86%) E-Commerce
20 41 (5.72%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 127 (17.71%) Java
2 101 (14.09%) JavaScript
3 70 (9.76%) SQL
4 49 (6.83%) Python
5 39 (5.44%) Java 8
6 24 (3.35%) C#
7 22 (3.07%) Shell Script
8 17 (2.37%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.09%) ES6
10 9 (1.26%) C++
11 7 (0.98%) Perl
12 6 (0.84%) PHP
12 6 (0.84%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.56%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.56%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.42%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.28%) R
15 2 (0.28%) Scala
15 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (14.37%) Degree
2 23 (3.21%) PMP
2 23 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.07%) PMI Certification
4 20 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.95%) CISSP
7 13 (1.81%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.67%) CISM
9 9 (1.26%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.84%) ISEB
10 6 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.56%) CCNA
12 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.56%) MCSE
13 3 (0.42%) IIBA
13 3 (0.42%) PhD
13 3 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.11%) QA
2 14 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.53%) NIST
4 10 (1.39%) GDPR
4 10 (1.39%) SLA
5 9 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.12%) PMO
7 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.14%) P3O
10 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.14%) PSD2
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 45 (6.28%) Docker
2 18 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 18 (2.51%) HDFS
3 11 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) KVM
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (2.51%) Hadoop YARN
2 14 (1.95%) Puppet
3 10 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.39%) Terraform
4 9 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.42%) Ansible
5 3 (0.42%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (0.42%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.28%) Consul
6 2 (0.28%) Grafana
6 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.14%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) Nmap
7 1 (0.14%) OVPM
Vendors
1 90 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.42%) Oracle
3 38 (5.30%) Adobe
4 31 (4.32%) SAP
5 24 (3.35%) Cisco
6 21 (2.93%) Google
7 20 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (2.65%) HP
9 14 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.95%) VMware
10 11 (1.53%) CheckPoint
11 10 (1.39%) IBM
12 9 (1.26%) hybris
13 7 (0.98%) Kofax
13 7 (0.98%) OpenText
13 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.84%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.84%) Symantec
15 5 (0.70%) ATG
15 5 (0.70%) Citrix