Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 251 287 327
Rank change year-on-year +36 +40 +14
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 963 616 294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.93% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.38% 3.06% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 413 177
10th Percentile £406 £350 £308
25th Percentile £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £490
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% -10.09%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £575
90th Percentile £775 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £429 £463
% change year-on-year +16.62% -7.30% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 3
10th Percentile £25.74 £33.20 -
25th Percentile £26.25 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate £40.03 £42.00 £27.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.70% +55.56% -22.86%
75th Percentile £63.04 £44.75 £49.13
90th Percentile £67.17 £46.40 £62.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% +55.56% -22.86%

Virtual Team is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,485 20,146 12,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.81% 30.36% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,073 13,681 8,349
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £669 £606 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £437 £433
% change year-on-year +11.62% +0.94% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 696 481
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.50 £15.50 £16.67
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £24.71
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.17% +18.20%
75th Percentile £51.40 £47.71 £46.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.82 £20.98
% change year-on-year -1.47% +4.03% +11.87%

Virtual Team
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Virtual Team as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Team.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Team.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Virtual Team over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Top 17 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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +27 791 £550 +7.32% 156
London +15 505 £575 +4.55% 67
Work from Home +32 482 £550 +15.79% 65
UK excluding London +32 264 £500 +16.62% 94
South East +17 96 £525 +6.60% 29
North of England -13 54 £525 +18.64% 24
Midlands -15 40 £475 +20.10% 10
North West -8 34 £540 +37.14% 11
Scotland -6 25 £450 +9.09% 3
South West -24 23 £495 +16.47% 8
West Midlands -29 22 £425 -2.86% 9
East of England -14 21 £500 - 16
East Midlands -2 18 £500 +38.89% 1
Yorkshire -16 17 £513 +7.89% 12
Wales -8 3 £525 +50.00% 3
North East - 3 £450 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £495 - 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 520 (54.00%) Agile
2 375 (38.94%) Social Skills
3 269 (27.93%) Finance
4 213 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
5 200 (20.77%) Virtual Team Management
6 176 (18.28%) Azure
7 174 (18.07%) DevOps
8 157 (16.30%) Project Management
9 153 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 132 (13.71%) Microsoft
11 129 (13.40%) Java
12 128 (13.29%) Scrum
12 128 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
13 126 (13.08%) Banking
14 117 (12.15%) SQL
15 108 (11.21%) Project Delivery
16 107 (11.11%) SDLC
17 103 (10.70%) JavaScript
18 96 (9.97%) Migration
19 95 (9.87%) JIRA
20 91 (9.45%) Test Automation
20 91 (9.45%) Oracle
21 89 (9.24%) Git (software)
22 88 (9.14%) CI/CD
23 83 (8.62%) Security Cleared
24 81 (8.41%) Microservices
24 81 (8.41%) Kubernetes
24 81 (8.41%) Decision-Making
25 78 (8.10%) RESTful
26 76 (7.89%) HTML

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 72 (7.48%) Confluence
2 30 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.87%) Apache
4 17 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 16 (1.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 16 (1.66%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.93%) CMS
6 9 (0.93%) Oracle 9iAS
6 9 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
6 9 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.31%) Appian
9 3 (0.31%) Camunda
9 3 (0.31%) IIS
9 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.73%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 19 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.52%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.10%) Magento
9 1 (0.10%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 176 (18.28%) Azure
2 68 (7.06%) AWS
3 50 (5.19%) Azure DevOps
4 43 (4.47%) Serverless
5 34 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
6 33 (3.43%) Pulumi
7 31 (3.22%) GCP
8 30 (3.12%) Microsoft 365
9 24 (2.49%) Figma
10 23 (2.39%) PaaS
11 21 (2.18%) Power Platform
12 20 (2.08%) GitHub
13 18 (1.87%) SaaS
14 17 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (1.04%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 8 (0.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 8 (0.83%) IaaS
17 8 (0.83%) Power Automate
18 7 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.05%) Network Security
2 24 (2.49%) Firewall
3 14 (1.45%) Internet
3 14 (1.45%) WAN
4 10 (1.04%) 5G
4 10 (1.04%) LAN
4 10 (1.04%) SD-WAN
5 8 (0.83%) DNS
6 7 (0.73%) VPN
6 7 (0.73%) Wireless
7 6 (0.62%) Broadband
7 6 (0.62%) MPLS
7 6 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (0.52%) DMZ
8 5 (0.52%) LTE
9 4 (0.42%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (4.26%) Big Data
4 35 (3.63%) Data Lake
5 29 (3.01%) Relational Database
6 27 (2.80%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.97%) Power BI
9 18 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.66%) Metadata
11 13 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (1.25%) KDB
12 12 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.25%) Redis
13 10 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.93%) DynamoDB
14 9 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.93%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 95 (9.87%) JIRA
2 89 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 56 (5.82%) Selenium
4 47 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 39 (4.05%) TeamCity
6 38 (3.95%) NUnit
7 33 (3.43%) Jasmine
8 26 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 25 (2.60%) kappa
10 20 (2.08%) GitLab
10 20 (2.08%) PowerDesigner
11 16 (1.66%) Bitbucket
12 15 (1.56%) Maven
13 14 (1.45%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
14 9 (0.93%) SpecFlow
15 8 (0.83%) webpack
16 7 (0.73%) Gradle
17 6 (0.62%) Grunt
General
1 375 (38.94%) Social Skills
2 269 (27.93%) Finance
3 128 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (13.08%) Banking
5 74 (7.68%) Presentation Skills
6 64 (6.65%) Telecoms
7 55 (5.71%) Investment Banking
8 50 (5.19%) Influencing Skills
9 46 (4.78%) Public Sector
10 38 (3.95%) Retail
11 33 (3.43%) Organisational Skills
12 31 (3.22%) Marketing
13 20 (2.08%) Financial Institution
13 20 (2.08%) Front Office
14 18 (1.87%) Legal
14 18 (1.87%) Manufacturing
15 15 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (1.14%) Automotive
17 10 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
18 7 (0.73%) Law
Job Titles
1 181 (18.80%) Developer
2 143 (14.85%) Project Manager
3 121 (12.56%) Architect
4 113 (11.73%) Analyst
5 83 (8.62%) Business Analyst
6 70 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
7 48 (4.98%) Java Developer
8 38 (3.95%) Data Architect
9 34 (3.53%) Software Developer
10 31 (3.22%) Technical Manager
11 25 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
11 25 (2.60%) Designer
12 24 (2.49%) Cloud Architect
13 23 (2.39%) React Developer
14 21 (2.18%) UI Designer
14 21 (2.18%) UI/UX Designer
14 21 (2.18%) UX Designer
15 20 (2.08%) Consultant
15 20 (2.08%) Senior Developer
15 20 (2.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.10%) RESTful
2 76 (7.89%) HTML
3 60 (6.23%) CSS
4 52 (5.40%) HTML5
5 46 (4.78%) Spring
6 40 (4.15%) REST
7 37 (3.84%) Entity Framework
8 36 (3.74%) OAuth
8 36 (3.74%) React
9 33 (3.43%) ARM Templates
10 29 (3.01%) Kafka
11 27 (2.80%) Node.js
12 26 (2.70%) React Native
13 24 (2.49%) .NET
14 22 (2.28%) Hibernate
15 20 (2.08%) AngularJS
16 19 (1.97%) Middleware
16 19 (1.97%) Web Services
17 18 (1.87%) Spring Boot
18 16 (1.66%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.54%) User Experience
2 57 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
3 45 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 37 (3.84%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.84%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (3.63%) Public Cloud
6 30 (3.12%) Cloud Native
7 28 (2.91%) Renewable Energy
8 26 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 22 (2.28%) Management Information System
10 21 (2.18%) Fixed Income
11 19 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.77%) PMI
13 14 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (1.25%) Credit Risk
15 11 (1.14%) Contract for Difference
16 10 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (1.04%) Spread Betting
17 9 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
18 7 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (5.92%) Linux
2 53 (5.50%) Windows
3 28 (2.91%) Android
4 21 (2.18%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.66%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.35%) Unix
7 11 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.73%) Solaris
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.10%) AIX
12 1 (0.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (54.00%) Agile
2 213 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
3 200 (20.77%) Virtual Team Management
4 174 (18.07%) DevOps
5 157 (16.30%) Project Management
6 153 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 128 (13.29%) Scrum
8 108 (11.21%) Project Delivery
9 107 (11.11%) SDLC
10 96 (9.97%) Migration
11 91 (9.45%) Test Automation
12 88 (9.14%) CI/CD
13 81 (8.41%) Decision-Making
13 81 (8.41%) Microservices
14 74 (7.68%) Analytics
14 74 (7.68%) Waterfall
15 67 (6.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 63 (6.54%) Risk Management
17 54 (5.61%) Web Development
18 53 (5.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (13.40%) Java
2 117 (12.15%) SQL
3 103 (10.70%) JavaScript
4 74 (7.68%) Python
5 60 (6.23%) C#
6 33 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 27 (2.80%) Bash
8 24 (2.49%) Go
9 21 (2.18%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.66%) Scala
12 14 (1.45%) C
13 11 (1.14%) Groovy
14 8 (0.83%) C++
14 8 (0.83%) Ruby
14 8 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.83%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.52%) ABAP
15 5 (0.52%) Perl
15 5 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 71 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 56 (5.82%) Degree
4 25 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 17 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.45%) PMP
7 13 (1.35%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.73%) CCIE
11 6 (0.62%) CCNP
11 6 (0.62%) CISSP
11 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.52%) CCSP
13 4 (0.42%) APMP
13 4 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.31%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.23%) QA
2 26 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 26 (2.70%) PMO
3 13 (1.35%) SLA
4 12 (1.25%) GRC
5 7 (0.73%) GDPR
6 6 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.42%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.31%) NIST
9 2 (0.21%) GxP
9 2 (0.21%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.21%) PSD2
10 1 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.10%) GAAP
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (7.79%) Docker
2 15 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.52%) HDFS
6 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 81 (8.41%) Kubernetes
2 74 (7.68%) Terraform
3 30 (3.12%) Ansible
4 8 (0.83%) Argo
5 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.31%) Consul
7 3 (0.31%) Kibana
7 3 (0.31%) logstash
7 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.31%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.21%) Control-M
8 2 (0.21%) Puppet
8 2 (0.21%) SCCM
8 2 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.10%) MOM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 91 (9.45%) Oracle
3 61 (6.33%) SAP
4 46 (4.78%) ServiceNow
5 38 (3.95%) Google
6 28 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.60%) Databricks
8 24 (2.49%) BiZZdesign
9 21 (2.18%) Siebel
10 20 (2.08%) Cisco
11 18 (1.87%) Adobe
12 16 (1.66%) Informatica
12 16 (1.66%) VMware
13 13 (1.35%) Bloomberg
14 12 (1.25%) IBM
14 12 (1.25%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.25%) MuleSoft
14 12 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 12 (1.25%) Tradeweb
15 7 (0.73%) Atlassian