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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 395 321
Rank change year-on-year +109 -74  
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 374 284 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 1.60% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 175 223
Median daily rate £475 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £561 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +110.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £29.15 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £29.85 £15.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £29.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +31.35% +110.71%  

Virtual Team is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15268 17759 17320
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.00% 33.03% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 11620 10684
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 558 668
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.54 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.35% +25.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +26.08% +27.77%  

Virtual Team
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Team as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 May 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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Virtual Team in the UK

Virtual Team
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +114 339 £478 +9.14% 82
London +40 159 £550 +22.22% 46
South East +50 67 £400 -5.88% 11
North West +45 34 £463 +23.33% 4
East of England +10 25 £313 -30.55% 6
Cheshire +37 20 £313 -16.66%
Hampshire +24 17 £425 -10.52% 2
City of London -8 17 £500 +4.98% 15
South West +5 16 £431 +1.76% 2
Northern Ireland -18 16 £433 +23.57%
West Midlands +24 15 £200 -33.33% 5
County Antrim -20 15 £433 +23.57%
Berkshire +25 14 £338 -28.94% 7
Belfast -21 14 £433 +23.57%
Manchester +17 13 £475 +31.03% 3
Surrey +8 13 £562 +32.35% 1
Scotland +37 12 £400 -13.04% 1
Reading +23 10 £273 -35.88% 5
Kent - 10 - -
Yorkshire +9 9 £325 -23.52% 3
Birmingham +12 8 £200 -33.33% 2
Essex -6 8 £284 -29.03%
Edinburgh +25 7 £425 -5.02%
Farnborough +10 6 - -
Hertfordshire +5 6 £325 -27.77% 4
Middlesex +3 6 £208 -56.77%
Bristol +1 6 £431 -3.63% 2
East Midlands -11 6 £455 -9.00% 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £590 -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 236 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (33.83%) Finance
3 132 (19.67%) Java
4 110 (16.39%) Project Management
5 107 (15.95%) Banking
6 101 (15.05%) Virtual Team Management
7 92 (13.71%) SQL
8 91 (13.56%) Scrum
9 86 (12.82%) Oracle
9 86 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 83 (12.37%) Degree
11 81 (12.07%) DevOps
12 75 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
13 70 (10.43%) Linux
14 69 (10.28%) ITIL
15 68 (10.13%) Web Services
16 66 (9.84%) JavaScript
16 66 (9.84%) .NET
17 62 (9.24%) HTML
18 61 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 60 (8.94%) TDD
20 58 (8.64%) Front Office
21 56 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (8.05%) CSS
22 54 (8.05%) Investment Banking
23 53 (7.90%) Migration
23 53 (7.90%) Windows
24 51 (7.60%) C#
25 49 (7.30%) QA
25 49 (7.30%) SDLC

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 27 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.87%) Apache
3 25 (3.73%) CMS
4 23 (3.43%) WebSphere
5 22 (3.28%) Confluence
5 22 (3.28%) JBoss
5 22 (3.28%) WebLogic
6 17 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.64%) SAS
9 10 (1.49%) IIS
9 10 (1.49%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
14 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.75%) nginx
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.73%) Microsoft Project
3 25 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.89%) SPSS
6 4 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.15%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.89%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Findur
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.17%) Office 365
3 25 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.38%) GitHub
5 14 (2.09%) IaaS
6 9 (1.34%) PaaS
7 6 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.89%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.75%) Slack
9 4 (0.60%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.45%) AWS OpsWorks
10 3 (0.45%) SaaS
11 2 (0.30%) Yammer
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
12 1 (0.15%) Heroku
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.41%) Internet
2 19 (2.83%) WAN
3 14 (2.09%) Intranet
4 12 (1.79%) DHCP
4 12 (1.79%) LAN
5 11 (1.64%) Firewall
5 11 (1.64%) LDAP
6 9 (1.34%) SAN
7 8 (1.19%) MPLS
7 8 (1.19%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.19%) Wireless
8 7 (1.04%) DNS
9 6 (0.89%) Broadband
9 6 (0.89%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.89%) MVNO
9 6 (0.89%) Network Security
9 6 (0.89%) Skype
9 6 (0.89%) SMS
9 6 (0.89%) VLAN
10 5 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.77%) Big Data
3 19 (2.83%) Relational Database
4 17 (2.53%) Endeca
5 16 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.19%) QlikView
9 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.04%) SAP HANA
10 6 (0.89%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.75%) HBase
11 5 (0.75%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (6.71%) Git (software)
2 43 (6.41%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.11%) JIRA
4 18 (2.68%) JIRA Agile
5 15 (2.24%) Grunt
5 15 (2.24%) gulp
6 12 (1.79%) NUnit
6 12 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.64%) Ant
7 11 (1.64%) Maven
8 10 (1.49%) Gradle
9 6 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.89%) Subversion
9 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.75%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.75%) JUnit
10 5 (0.75%) Selenium
10 5 (0.75%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.60%) webpack
12 3 (0.45%) WinDbg
General
1 227 (33.83%) Finance
2 107 (15.95%) Banking
3 58 (8.64%) Front Office
4 54 (8.05%) Investment Banking
5 48 (7.15%) Telecoms
6 39 (5.81%) Marketing
7 23 (3.43%) Legal
8 20 (2.98%) Retail
9 14 (2.09%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.19%) Electronics
13 6 (0.89%) French Language
14 5 (0.75%) Automotive
15 4 (0.60%) Back Office
15 4 (0.60%) Games
15 4 (0.60%) Publishing
16 3 (0.45%) Advertising
16 3 (0.45%) Billing
17 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 150 (22.35%) Developer
2 81 (12.07%) Project Manager
3 77 (11.48%) Architect
4 58 (8.64%) Analyst
5 42 (6.26%) Java Developer
6 41 (6.11%) Consultant
7 31 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 24 (3.58%) WPF Developer
9 23 (3.43%) Business Analyst
10 21 (3.13%) .NET Developer
11 20 (2.98%) Scrum Master
12 19 (2.83%) Agile Coach
12 19 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.68%) C++ Developer
13 18 (2.68%) Programme Manager
13 18 (2.68%) Security Consultant
13 18 (2.68%) Technical Manager
14 16 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
14 16 (2.38%) Security Architect
15 15 (2.24%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.13%) Web Services
2 66 (9.84%) .NET
3 62 (9.24%) HTML
4 54 (8.05%) CSS
5 48 (7.15%) J2EE
6 47 (7.00%) HTML5
7 46 (6.86%) Spring
8 40 (5.96%) XML
9 35 (5.22%) AngularJS
10 34 (5.07%) Hibernate
10 34 (5.07%) SOAP
11 28 (4.17%) REST
12 27 (4.02%) RESTful
13 26 (3.87%) React
14 25 (3.73%) CSS3
14 25 (3.73%) WPF
15 22 (3.28%) Node.js
16 21 (3.13%) JSP
16 21 (3.13%) Redux
16 21 (3.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.51%) User Experience
3 32 (4.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.47%) Fixed Income
5 27 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 26 (3.87%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.73%) Equities
8 22 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 21 (3.13%) iPad
10 19 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.79%) PMI
14 9 (1.34%) Derivative
14 9 (1.34%) STB
14 9 (1.34%) Taxonomies
15 8 (1.19%) Social Media
16 7 (1.04%) Market Risk
16 7 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.43%) Linux
2 53 (7.90%) Windows
3 41 (6.11%) Unix
4 13 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.19%) Android
7 8 (1.19%) SUSE
8 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.75%) Solaris
11 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.30%) AIX
13 2 (0.30%) Debian
13 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (16.39%) Project Management
3 101 (15.05%) Virtual Team Management
4 91 (13.56%) Scrum
5 81 (12.07%) DevOps
6 69 (10.28%) ITIL
7 61 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (8.94%) TDD
9 56 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (7.90%) Migration
11 49 (7.30%) SDLC
12 47 (7.00%) Coaching
12 47 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 45 (6.71%) Risk Management
14 44 (6.56%) Project Planning
15 43 (6.41%) Open Source
16 42 (6.26%) SOA
17 41 (6.11%) Analytics
18 40 (5.96%) Information Security
18 40 (5.96%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.67%) Java
2 92 (13.71%) SQL
3 66 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 51 (7.60%) C#
5 34 (5.07%) Python
6 30 (4.47%) C++
7 17 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 14 (2.09%) ES6
9 13 (1.94%) C
10 12 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.64%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.34%) Ruby
12 9 (1.34%) XAML
13 8 (1.19%) Scala
13 8 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.04%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.89%) Go
15 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (12.37%) Degree
2 29 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.02%) CISSP
4 25 (3.73%) PMI Certification
5 22 (3.28%) CISM
5 22 (3.28%) PMP
6 20 (2.98%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 8 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.04%) CCNP
10 6 (0.89%) ISEB
10 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.75%) APMP
11 5 (0.75%) CCIE
11 5 (0.75%) MCITP
11 5 (0.75%) MCSA
11 5 (0.75%) MCSE
11 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.30%) QA
2 19 (2.83%) SLA
3 16 (2.38%) PMO
4 8 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.45%) COBIT
6 3 (0.45%) GxP
6 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) IFRS
7 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.15%) Basel III
8 1 (0.15%) COSO
8 1 (0.15%) EMIR
8 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 25 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.38%) Docker
3 14 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.75%) HDFS
4 5 (0.75%) XenApp
5 4 (0.60%) UAG
5 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.30%) iptables
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.30%) NFS
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.24%) Puppet
3 12 (1.79%) SCOM
4 11 (1.64%) Ansible
5 7 (1.04%) Salt
6 6 (0.89%) SCCM
7 5 (0.75%) Consul
7 5 (0.75%) Fluentd
7 5 (0.75%) Graphite
7 5 (0.75%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.75%) logstash
7 5 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.75%) StatsD
7 5 (0.75%) Terraform
7 5 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.45%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.45%) Control-M
9 3 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 86 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 86 (12.82%) Oracle
2 42 (6.26%) SAP
3 25 (3.73%) Cisco
4 22 (3.28%) ATG
5 16 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (2.38%) VMware
6 14 (2.09%) HP
7 12 (1.79%) Infragistics
8 10 (1.49%) IBM
9 9 (1.34%) Google
9 9 (1.34%) Informatica
9 9 (1.34%) Remedy
10 8 (1.19%) Adobe
10 8 (1.19%) Citrix
11 7 (1.04%) EMC
11 7 (1.04%) Sybase
12 6 (0.89%) BEA
12 6 (0.89%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.89%) Juniper
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