Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 338 349 271
Rank change year-on-year +11 -78 +79
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 600 753 959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.73% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 2.24% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 472 571
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £313
90th Percentile £668 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 10
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +17.07% -14.58%
10th Percentile £18.10 £23.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £59.15 £64.25 £40.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -9.72%

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 26,450 33,587 33,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.23% 32.47% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,780 21,806 21,765
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £273 £263
90th Percentile £665 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,060 1,054 1,014
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.63 £19.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +8.55% -3.36% -1.70%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2019.

Contractor 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 23 October 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 +9 557 £513 +7.89% 135
London +83 320 £550 +10.00% 52
UK excluding London -56 265 £445 +4.71% 85
South East -10 102 £550 +22.22% 25
North of England +12 66 £400 - 15
Yorkshire +32 42 £400 -5.88% 8
Midlands +18 32 £510 +27.50% 14
North West +8 25 £410 +1.55% 7
South West -22 19 £400 -5.88% 18
East Midlands +25 18 £531 +32.81% 5
Wales +36 17 £425 +27.82% 2
East of England +13 17 £475 +11.76% 10
West Midlands +3 14 £365 -8.75% 9
Scotland -4 12 £475 +13.10% 1
Northern Ireland +1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 285 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (38.17%) Finance
3 109 (18.17%) Virtual Team Management
4 106 (17.67%) Scrum
5 105 (17.50%) SQL
6 98 (16.33%) Java
7 92 (15.33%) Project Management
8 91 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 88 (14.67%) JIRA
10 78 (13.00%) Azure
11 77 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (12.67%) Banking
13 75 (12.50%) DevOps
14 73 (12.17%) Degree
15 70 (11.67%) Microsoft
16 69 (11.50%) AWS
17 64 (10.67%) JavaScript
18 62 (10.33%) Analytics
19 57 (9.50%) Migration
20 55 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (9.00%) Microservices
21 54 (9.00%) ITIL
22 53 (8.83%) AngularJS
23 52 (8.67%) Waterfall
24 48 (8.00%) Linux
24 48 (8.00%) Change Management
24 48 (8.00%) Project Delivery
25 47 (7.83%) Docker
26 46 (7.67%) Software Engineering
27 45 (7.50%) Spring

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 34 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.17%) Confluence
4 14 (2.33%) SAS
5 10 (1.67%) CMS
6 9 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.17%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.00%) Apache
8 6 (1.00%) K2 blackpearl
9 5 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.33%) Drupal
12 2 (0.33%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.50%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.17%) Sketch
5 7 (1.17%) Zeplin
6 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.33%) InDesign
7 2 (0.33%) InVision
7 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Eikon
2 3 (0.50%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.33%) BASE24
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.33%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.33%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.00%) Azure
2 69 (11.50%) AWS
3 31 (5.17%) Office 365
4 25 (4.17%) GCP
5 15 (2.50%) GitHub
6 9 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (1.17%) IaaS
8 7 (1.17%) SaaS
8 7 (1.17%) Slack
9 6 (1.00%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.83%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.83%) PaaS
10 5 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.67%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.67%) Trello
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.67%) HTTP
2 11 (1.83%) Skype
3 9 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.17%) Firewall
5 6 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (1.00%) LAN
5 6 (1.00%) WAN
6 5 (0.83%) 4G
6 5 (0.83%) Broadband
6 5 (0.83%) Internet
6 5 (0.83%) Intranet
6 5 (0.83%) SMTP
6 5 (0.83%) SSL
7 4 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.50%) 5G
8 3 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (0.50%) IMAP
8 3 (0.50%) Network Security
8 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.83%) Big Data
3 26 (4.33%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.50%) Redis
5 20 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 18 (3.00%) BigQuery
7 16 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.50%) QlikView
9 14 (2.33%) Pentaho
9 14 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
10 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.33%) Power BI
12 7 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.00%) Blockchain
13 6 (1.00%) Data Lake
13 6 (1.00%) MySQL
13 6 (1.00%) Neo4j
13 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 88 (14.67%) JIRA
2 34 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.83%) Selenium
4 18 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.00%) NUnit
6 11 (1.83%) JUnit
7 10 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.33%) Mockito
8 8 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.33%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.17%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.17%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.00%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.83%) Maven
11 5 (0.83%) Robot Framework
12 4 (0.67%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.67%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.67%) JMeter
12 4 (0.67%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 229 (38.17%) Finance
2 76 (12.67%) Banking
3 42 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 34 (5.67%) Marketing
6 26 (4.33%) Retail
7 15 (2.50%) Legal
8 13 (2.17%) Public Sector
9 12 (2.00%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.67%) Front Office
11 7 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.17%) Publishing
12 6 (1.00%) Back Office
12 6 (1.00%) Law
13 5 (0.83%) Billing
14 4 (0.67%) Games
14 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.33%) Advertising
15 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 138 (23.00%) Developer
2 74 (12.33%) Project Manager
3 60 (10.00%) Analyst
4 56 (9.33%) Architect
5 52 (8.67%) Java Developer
6 26 (4.33%) SQL Developer
7 25 (4.17%) Agile Developer
7 25 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 24 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
8 24 (4.00%) React Developer
8 24 (4.00%) Systems Developer
9 23 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (3.50%) Consultant
10 21 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (2.83%) Scrum Master
12 16 (2.67%) Designer
12 16 (2.67%) Service Manager
13 15 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
13 15 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.83%) AngularJS
2 45 (7.50%) Spring
3 43 (7.17%) Node.js
4 40 (6.67%) HTML
5 35 (5.83%) CSS
6 29 (4.83%) Redux
7 28 (4.67%) .NET
7 28 (4.67%) Hibernate
8 23 (3.83%) REST
9 22 (3.67%) JSON
10 21 (3.50%) Middleware
11 16 (2.67%) HTML5
11 16 (2.67%) React
12 14 (2.33%) Web Services
13 13 (2.17%) Express
14 12 (2.00%) XML
15 7 (1.17%) SOAP
16 6 (1.00%) Kafka
16 6 (1.00%) RESTful
16 6 (1.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 28 (4.67%) Derivative
3 28 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (4.50%) User Experience
5 26 (4.33%) Equity Derivative
6 20 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 18 (3.00%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.17%) Social Media
10 9 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.83%) PMI
12 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.67%) CMDB
13 4 (0.67%) Equities
13 4 (0.67%) FMCG
13 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.00%) Linux
2 39 (6.50%) Windows
3 13 (2.17%) Unix
4 11 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.67%) Android
7 4 (0.67%) Solaris
8 3 (0.50%) VME
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (18.17%) Virtual Team Management
3 106 (17.67%) Scrum
4 92 (15.33%) Project Management
5 91 (15.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
7 75 (12.50%) DevOps
8 62 (10.33%) Analytics
9 57 (9.50%) Migration
10 54 (9.00%) ITIL
10 54 (9.00%) Microservices
11 52 (8.67%) Waterfall
12 48 (8.00%) Change Management
12 48 (8.00%) Project Delivery
13 46 (7.67%) Software Engineering
14 45 (7.50%) Workflow
15 42 (7.00%) Service Management
16 41 (6.83%) Test Automation
17 38 (6.33%) TDD
18 33 (5.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 105 (17.50%) SQL
2 98 (16.33%) Java
3 64 (10.67%) JavaScript
4 38 (6.33%) Python
5 23 (3.83%) Java 8
6 22 (3.67%) C#
7 15 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.17%) C++
9 7 (1.17%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.83%) PHP
10 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.67%) Go
11 4 (0.67%) Perl
12 3 (0.50%) ABAP
12 3 (0.50%) COBOL
12 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.33%) C
13 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (12.17%) Degree
2 41 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.17%) PMP
5 15 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 13 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.17%) CISSP
7 7 (1.17%) ISEB
8 6 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.67%) CISM
10 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) GCFA
12 2 (0.33%) GCIA
12 2 (0.33%) GCIH
12 2 (0.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.33%) PMO
2 14 (2.33%) QA
3 12 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.83%) SLA
5 9 (1.50%) GDPR
6 8 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.17%) NIST
8 6 (1.00%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.00%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.17%) GxP
12 1 (0.17%) P3O
12 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (7.83%) Docker
2 17 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.67%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.67%) Ansible
3 12 (2.00%) Terraform
4 7 (1.17%) Puppet
5 3 (0.50%) Grafana
5 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.50%) Kibana
6 2 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.33%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.33%) SCCM
6 2 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.17%) MOM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.33%) Oracle
3 29 (4.83%) Google
4 23 (3.83%) SAP
5 22 (3.67%) Adobe
6 13 (2.17%) Cisco
7 12 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.00%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.33%) HP
8 8 (1.33%) Symantec
9 7 (1.17%) IBM
9 7 (1.17%) McAfee
10 5 (0.83%) VMware
11 4 (0.67%) Aruba
11 4 (0.67%) Blue Coat
11 4 (0.67%) CA
11 4 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.67%) F5
11 4 (0.67%) Juniper
11 4 (0.67%) Splunk