Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 329 346
Rank change year-on-year +59 +17 +9
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 984 755 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.17% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 481 512
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £312 £263 £300
90th Percentile £625 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 16
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.93% -13.30%
10th Percentile £20.70 £18.63 £22.63
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £37.09
% change year-on-year -11.11% -2.93% -10.80%

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 34725 34822 36974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.68% 33.08% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23034 22825 23509
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 1194 1462
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 +48 864 £500 +7.53% 93
London +8 480 £525 +5.00% 48
UK excluding London +123 477 £425 +9.68% 47
South East +42 151 £460 +8.88% 11
North of England +79 79 £400 +14.29% 11
East of England +14 71 £463 +0.54% 9
Northern Ireland +3 53 £430 +27.41%
Midlands +23 45 £350 +16.67% 7
Scotland +20 44 £425 +32.40% 2
North West +38 38 £350 -6.67% 6
South West +6 32 £340 +28.30% 7
Yorkshire +26 26 £360 -11.11% 5
East Midlands +1 24 £445 +10.56% 4
West Midlands +22 20 £148 -38.78% 3
North East +59 15 £500 +51.52%
Wales +10 7 £311 -37.75%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 477 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (35.77%) Finance
3 236 (23.98%) Java
4 189 (19.21%) Banking
5 171 (17.38%) Project Management
6 168 (17.07%) Virtual Team Management
7 162 (16.46%) Scrum
8 157 (15.96%) DevOps
9 152 (15.45%) SQL
10 147 (14.94%) SDLC
11 142 (14.43%) TDD
12 133 (13.52%) JavaScript
13 129 (13.11%) Degree
14 128 (13.01%) Microsoft
15 118 (11.99%) Spring
16 116 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 114 (11.59%) Linux
18 112 (11.38%) Investment Banking
19 111 (11.28%) Windows
20 107 (10.87%) QA
21 102 (10.37%) Git (software)
22 101 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
23 100 (10.16%) Jenkins
24 99 (10.06%) BDD
25 96 (9.76%) Oracle
26 94 (9.55%) Test Automation
27 93 (9.45%) CSS
27 93 (9.45%) Web Services
28 87 (8.84%) JIRA
29 86 (8.74%) Hibernate

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 63 (6.40%) Apache
2 49 (4.98%) Confluence
3 43 (4.37%) WebSphere
4 36 (3.66%) SharePoint
5 35 (3.56%) CMS
6 25 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 24 (2.44%) JBoss
8 21 (2.13%) IIS
9 20 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (1.63%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.32%) GemFire
12 11 (1.12%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.81%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
15 7 (0.71%) MS Project Server
16 6 (0.61%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 45 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.30%) InVision
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 13 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.61%) SAP MDG
4 6 (0.61%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.51%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
6 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 79 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (4.78%) PaaS
4 41 (4.17%) IaaS
5 25 (2.54%) Office 365
6 24 (2.44%) GitHub
7 18 (1.83%) npm
8 14 (1.42%) SaaS
9 13 (1.32%) Veeva
10 11 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.61%) Serverless
13 5 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.20%) Google Tag Manager
15 2 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.46%) Firewall
2 32 (3.25%) Internet
3 24 (2.44%) DNS
4 23 (2.34%) Network Security
5 22 (2.24%) SAN
6 20 (2.03%) WAN
7 15 (1.52%) LAN
7 15 (1.52%) MPLS
8 13 (1.32%) VoIP
9 12 (1.22%) WLAN
10 11 (1.12%) BGP
11 10 (1.02%) OSPF
12 9 (0.91%) Broadband
13 8 (0.81%) EIGRP
13 8 (0.81%) HTTP
13 8 (0.81%) IPv6
13 8 (0.81%) SNMP
13 8 (0.81%) SSL
13 8 (0.81%) TACACS
13 8 (0.81%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.86%) Big Data
2 37 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 33 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 31 (3.15%) SQL Server
5 30 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 29 (2.95%) Hadoop
7 27 (2.74%) DB2
8 26 (2.64%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.93%) HBase
10 14 (1.42%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.42%) DB2 UDB
11 13 (1.32%) OLTP
12 12 (1.22%) Flink
12 12 (1.22%) MySQL
13 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.81%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.61%) Parquet
15 6 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (0.51%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 102 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 100 (10.16%) Jenkins
3 87 (8.84%) JIRA
4 38 (3.86%) JUnit
5 28 (2.85%) JIRA Agile
6 27 (2.74%) Gradle
7 23 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 20 (2.03%) Selenium
9 17 (1.73%) Cucumber
10 15 (1.52%) gulp
11 14 (1.42%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.42%) Mockito
12 13 (1.32%) IntelliJ
12 13 (1.32%) Maven
13 12 (1.22%) Grunt
14 11 (1.12%) webpack
15 10 (1.02%) Artifactory
15 10 (1.02%) Subversion
16 8 (0.81%) Mocha
16 8 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 352 (35.77%) Finance
2 189 (19.21%) Banking
3 112 (11.38%) Investment Banking
4 61 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 60 (6.10%) Marketing
6 40 (4.07%) Retail
7 36 (3.66%) Financial Institution
8 29 (2.95%) Front Office
9 28 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (2.24%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.93%) Billing
11 19 (1.93%) Legal
12 18 (1.83%) Law
13 15 (1.52%) Games
14 10 (1.02%) Publishing
15 8 (0.81%) Back Office
16 7 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.51%) Electronics
17 5 (0.51%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 224 (22.76%) Developer
2 150 (15.24%) Project Manager
3 118 (11.99%) Java Developer
4 97 (9.86%) Analyst
5 94 (9.55%) Architect
6 54 (5.49%) Scrum Master
7 52 (5.28%) Business Analyst
8 50 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 45 (4.57%) Consultant
10 35 (3.56%) IT Manager
11 33 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
12 31 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 29 (2.95%) IT Project Manager
14 28 (2.85%) Service Manager
15 27 (2.74%) Agile Developer
15 27 (2.74%) Agile Java Developer
15 27 (2.74%) Full Stack Developer
16 26 (2.64%) HTML CSS Developer
16 26 (2.64%) HTML Developer
17 25 (2.54%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (11.99%) Spring
2 93 (9.45%) CSS
2 93 (9.45%) Web Services
3 86 (8.74%) Hibernate
4 81 (8.23%) HTML
5 61 (6.20%) RESTful
6 52 (5.28%) JSON
7 49 (4.98%) Node.js
8 47 (4.78%) XML
9 46 (4.67%) J2EE
10 45 (4.57%) AngularJS
11 44 (4.47%) HTML5
12 41 (4.17%) J2SE
13 39 (3.96%) REST
14 37 (3.76%) Middleware
15 36 (3.66%) Spring Integration
16 34 (3.46%) Spring Boot
17 31 (3.15%) .NET
18 26 (2.64%) Apache Camel
19 25 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 40 (4.07%) User Experience
4 36 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.95%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.85%) Fixed Income
7 25 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.34%) iPad
9 20 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (1.93%) PMI
10 19 (1.93%) Social Media
11 18 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.63%) Computer Science
12 16 (1.63%) Derivative
13 13 (1.32%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.32%) Replication
14 12 (1.22%) Private Cloud
15 11 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 114 (11.59%) Linux
2 111 (11.28%) Windows
3 68 (6.91%) Unix
4 48 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 43 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.24%) Android
9 21 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.02%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.41%) Solaris
12 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.20%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (17.38%) Project Management
3 168 (17.07%) Virtual Team Management
4 162 (16.46%) Scrum
5 157 (15.96%) DevOps
6 147 (14.94%) SDLC
7 142 (14.43%) TDD
8 116 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 99 (10.06%) BDD
10 94 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 83 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
12 82 (8.33%) Migration
13 81 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 81 (8.23%) User Stories
14 74 (7.52%) ITIL
15 73 (7.42%) Waterfall
16 72 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
17 66 (6.71%) PRINCE2
18 62 (6.30%) Acceptance Criteria
18 62 (6.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 236 (23.98%) Java
2 152 (15.45%) SQL
3 133 (13.52%) JavaScript
4 45 (4.57%) Python
5 44 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 41 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 40 (4.07%) C#
8 36 (3.66%) C++
9 32 (3.25%) Ruby
10 25 (2.54%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.34%) ES6
12 17 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.42%) C
14 12 (1.22%) PHP
14 12 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.81%) Scala
16 7 (0.71%) Perl
16 7 (0.71%) VBA
17 6 (0.61%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 5 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 129 (13.11%) Degree
2 39 (3.96%) PMI Certification
3 32 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.54%) PMP
5 25 (2.54%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (1.12%) CCNA
9 11 (1.12%) CISM
10 10 (1.02%) CISSP
11 7 (0.71%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.71%) MCSA
11 7 (0.71%) MCSE
11 7 (0.71%) MCTS
11 7 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.61%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (10.87%) QA
2 30 (3.05%) PMO
3 28 (2.85%) GDPR
4 18 (1.83%) SLA
5 14 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.12%) Data Quality
7 10 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.51%) COBIT
8 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.51%) P3O
8 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.30%) GCP
10 2 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.20%) GAMP
10 2 (0.20%) MiFID
11 1 (0.10%) IFRS
11 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.10%) PSD2
11 1 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 42 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.25%) Docker
3 22 (2.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 20 (2.03%) vSphere
5 19 (1.93%) HDFS
6 15 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.51%) XenApp
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.10%) vCloud
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 41 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 37 (3.76%) Puppet
3 36 (3.66%) Ansible
4 9 (0.91%) logstash
4 9 (0.91%) SCCM
5 7 (0.71%) Kibana
5 7 (0.71%) Terraform
6 6 (0.61%) Control-M
6 6 (0.61%) Graphite
6 6 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.61%) StatsD
7 5 (0.51%) Ganglia
7 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.51%) Nagios
8 4 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.41%) SCOM
8 4 (0.41%) WMI
9 3 (0.30%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 128 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 96 (9.76%) Oracle
3 65 (6.61%) SAP
4 38 (3.86%) Cisco
5 36 (3.66%) Adobe
5 36 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (3.56%) HP
7 28 (2.85%) VMware
8 25 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.44%) ATG
10 16 (1.63%) Atlassian
11 15 (1.52%) Citrix
12 11 (1.12%) Google
13 10 (1.02%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.91%) hybris
14 9 (0.91%) Riverbed
14 9 (0.91%) SolarWinds
15 8 (0.81%) IBM
16 7 (0.71%) NetApp
16 7 (0.71%) Sybase