Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 338 379 310
Rank change year-on-year +41 -69 +52
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 449 677 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.69% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 2.16% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 401 492
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.71% +6.11%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £313
90th Percentile £653 £670 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +13.24% -5.56% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
UK median hourly rate £13.58 £24.10 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.64% -39.76% +111.92%
10th Percentile £12.16 £14.10 £16.40
90th Percentile £49.35 £44.33 £63.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £24.10 £37.00
% change year-on-year +71.20% -34.88% +94.74%

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 21,276 31,372 33,345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.59% 31.93% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,324 20,447 22,110
UK median daily rate £460 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £234 £275 £259
90th Percentile £675 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 962 1,024 1,018
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.32 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.14% -5.51% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.62
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.37 £20.00 £20.53
% change year-on-year +6.84% -2.58% +11.73%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +26 419 £513 +2.50% 137
London +50 230 £550 - 58
UK excluding London +25 206 £481 +13.24% 88
South East +14 86 £500 +4.17% 33
North of England +29 32 £425 +6.25% 15
South West +30 27 £500 +25.00% 14
East of England +37 22 £490 -6.67% 7
Midlands +39 20 £450 +71.43% 9
Yorkshire +39 17 £425 +6.25% 7
North West +28 15 £388 -3.13% 6
Scotland -2 14 £475 +17.28% 8
East Midlands +32 11 £450 +84.62% 2
West Midlands +45 9 £400 - 7
Northern Ireland +10 3 - - 1
Wales +23 2 £475 -10.80% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 188 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (30.73%) Finance
3 94 (20.94%) Azure
4 91 (20.27%) Java
5 87 (19.38%) SQL
6 78 (17.37%) Virtual Team Management
7 72 (16.04%) DevOps
7 72 (16.04%) Scrum
8 64 (14.25%) JavaScript
8 64 (14.25%) Banking
9 60 (13.36%) Microsoft
9 60 (13.36%) Project Management
10 55 (12.25%) JIRA
11 53 (11.80%) Microservices
11 53 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (11.58%) AWS
13 51 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (10.02%) Degree
14 45 (10.02%) Spring
15 44 (9.80%) Test Automation
15 44 (9.80%) Docker
15 44 (9.80%) AngularJS
16 41 (9.13%) Git (software)
16 41 (9.13%) Office 365
17 39 (8.69%) Telecoms
17 39 (8.69%) Linux
18 38 (8.46%) HTML
18 38 (8.46%) ITIL
18 38 (8.46%) Change Management
19 37 (8.24%) Security 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 22 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.45%) Confluence
3 7 (1.56%) Apache
3 7 (1.56%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.11%) IIS
4 5 (1.11%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.67%) JBoss
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.45%) nginx
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.45%) InDesign
6 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.22%) InVision
7 1 (0.22%) Maya
7 1 (0.22%) Sketch
7 1 (0.22%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Eikon
2 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.22%) BASE24
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (20.94%) Azure
2 52 (11.58%) AWS
3 41 (9.13%) Office 365
4 15 (3.34%) GitHub
5 12 (2.67%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.78%) GCP
6 8 (1.78%) IaaS
6 8 (1.78%) PaaS
7 7 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (1.56%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.34%) SaaS
9 4 (0.89%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.89%) Trello
9 4 (0.89%) Yammer
10 3 (0.67%) Lucidchart
10 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon Neptune
11 2 (0.45%) G Suite
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.56%) HTTP
2 12 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.00%) Broadband
3 9 (2.00%) Skype
3 9 (2.00%) WAN
4 8 (1.78%) LAN
5 6 (1.34%) Firewall
5 6 (1.34%) Internet
6 5 (1.11%) 4G
6 5 (1.11%) 5G
6 5 (1.11%) Network Security
7 4 (0.89%) DNS
7 4 (0.89%) DOCSIS
7 4 (0.89%) SNMP
8 3 (0.67%) 3G
8 3 (0.67%) DHCP
8 3 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.67%) LTE
8 3 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.23%) Power BI
3 8 (1.78%) Big Data
4 6 (1.34%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.67%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.67%) Redis
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.45%) MySQL
8 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 55 (12.25%) JIRA
2 41 (9.13%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.13%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.68%) Selenium
5 13 (2.90%) NUnit
6 10 (2.23%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.23%) SonarQube
7 9 (2.00%) JUnit
8 8 (1.78%) Postman
9 7 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.34%) gulp
10 6 (1.34%) Maven
10 6 (1.34%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.11%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.11%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.11%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.11%) Vagrant
11 5 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 138 (30.73%) Finance
2 64 (14.25%) Banking
3 39 (8.69%) Telecoms
4 24 (5.35%) Retail
5 23 (5.12%) Investment Banking
6 18 (4.01%) Manufacturing
6 18 (4.01%) Marketing
7 16 (3.56%) Legal
8 15 (3.34%) Public Sector
9 11 (2.45%) Front Office
10 7 (1.56%) Publishing
11 4 (0.89%) Games
11 4 (0.89%) German Language
11 4 (0.89%) Law
11 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (25.17%) Developer
2 50 (11.14%) Java Developer
3 42 (9.35%) Analyst
3 42 (9.35%) Architect
4 41 (9.13%) Project Manager
5 26 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (3.56%) Consultant
7 16 (3.56%) Scrum Master
8 14 (3.12%) Business Analyst
8 14 (3.12%) SQL Developer
9 13 (2.90%) Agile Developer
9 13 (2.90%) Agile Java Developer
9 13 (2.90%) Systems Developer
10 11 (2.45%) Security Analyst
10 11 (2.45%) Tester
11 10 (2.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (2.23%) IT Manager
11 10 (2.23%) Senior Manager
11 10 (2.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.02%) Spring
2 44 (9.80%) AngularJS
3 38 (8.46%) HTML
4 35 (7.80%) Node.js
5 34 (7.57%) CSS
6 33 (7.35%) JSON
7 32 (7.13%) .NET
8 29 (6.46%) REST
9 24 (5.35%) React
10 23 (5.12%) Hibernate
11 21 (4.68%) Web Services
11 21 (4.68%) XML
12 18 (4.01%) Middleware
13 16 (3.56%) GraphQL
14 14 (3.12%) Express
14 14 (3.12%) SOAP
15 13 (2.90%) ASP.NET
15 13 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (2.67%) Spring Boot
17 11 (2.45%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (4.68%) User Experience
4 18 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.01%) Public Cloud
5 17 (3.79%) Fixed Income
6 16 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (3.34%) Derivative
7 15 (3.34%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (3.34%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.90%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.11%) CMDB
11 5 (1.11%) Digital TV
11 5 (1.11%) Social Media
12 4 (0.89%) FMCG
12 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.69%) Linux
2 30 (6.68%) Windows
3 11 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.00%) Unix
5 7 (1.56%) Android
6 5 (1.11%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (17.37%) Virtual Team Management
3 72 (16.04%) DevOps
3 72 (16.04%) Scrum
4 60 (13.36%) Project Management
5 53 (11.80%) Microservices
5 53 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (9.80%) Test Automation
8 38 (8.46%) Change Management
8 38 (8.46%) ITIL
9 36 (8.02%) Waterfall
10 30 (6.68%) Software Engineering
11 28 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (6.24%) Migration
12 26 (5.79%) SDLC
13 25 (5.57%) Service Management
14 24 (5.35%) Project Delivery
15 23 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (5.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.27%) Java
2 87 (19.38%) SQL
3 64 (14.25%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.24%) C#
5 23 (5.12%) Java 8
6 20 (4.45%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.23%) Python
8 11 (2.45%) TypeScript
9 10 (2.23%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.23%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.56%) Go
11 5 (1.11%) C++
11 5 (1.11%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.45%) Perl
13 2 (0.45%) R
14 1 (0.22%) ABAP
14 1 (0.22%) HiveQL
14 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (10.02%) Degree
2 37 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.78%) PMP
5 7 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.34%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.11%) ISEB
7 5 (1.11%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.67%) CCNP
9 3 (0.67%) CISSP
9 3 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) CCDA
10 2 (0.45%) CCIE
10 2 (0.45%) CCNA
10 2 (0.45%) MCP
10 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.68%) QA
2 13 (2.90%) PMO
3 12 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.11%) NIST
6 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.89%) SLA
7 3 (0.67%) GDPR
7 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
9 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.22%) RMADS
9 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (9.80%) Docker
2 12 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.22%) HDFS
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (7.35%) Kubernetes
2 19 (4.23%) Ansible
3 15 (3.34%) Terraform
4 14 (3.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.78%) EnCase
5 8 (1.78%) Puppet
6 4 (0.89%) Grafana
6 4 (0.89%) Kibana
7 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.67%) SCCM
8 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.22%) CASB
8 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 60 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.01%) Oracle
3 16 (3.56%) SAP
4 12 (2.67%) Google
5 9 (2.00%) Adobe
6 8 (1.78%) Cisco
7 7 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.34%) Informatica
9 5 (1.11%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.89%) BT
10 4 (0.89%) CA
10 4 (0.89%) Capita
10 4 (0.89%) Coverity
10 4 (0.89%) Telerik
10 4 (0.89%) VMware
11 3 (0.67%) F5
11 3 (0.67%) Facebook
11 3 (0.67%) Splunk
11 3 (0.67%) Tableau