Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 377 369
Rank change year-on-year +92 -8 -67
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 821 683 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 1.88% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 441 453
UK median daily rate £475 £446 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +1.94% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £625 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.17% +37.21% +2.38%
10th Percentile £13.25 £18.96 £12.85
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.85 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £29.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +14.41% +49.37% -5.95%

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 32128 36303 35968
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.43% 33.04% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20971 23830 22416
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £235
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1164 1365
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +13.51% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.38 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £20.81 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +15.58% -8.28%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +91 738 £480 +6.67% 94
UK excluding London +102 430 £425 +6.25% 50
London +41 371 £550 +17.02% 46
South East +72 142 £425 - 20
North of England +67 79 £405 +12.50% 14
East of England +26 62 £450 -5.26% 6
North West +48 50 £438 +16.67% 5
Midlands +23 42 £373 -12.35% 4
Northern Ireland -19 36 £433 +38.40%
South West +17 35 £390 -12.85% 3
Scotland +41 29 £400 -5.88% 3
West Midlands +25 28 £174 -42.00% 4
Yorkshire +16 17 £350 -11.45% 6
East Midlands -7 13 £450 +5.88%
North East +41 12 £450 +43.43% 3
Wales -6 5 £386 +54.50%

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 336 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (35.08%) Finance
3 169 (20.58%) Banking
4 162 (19.73%) Java
5 146 (17.78%) Virtual Team Management
6 130 (15.83%) Project Management
7 122 (14.86%) DevOps
8 119 (14.49%) SQL
9 117 (14.25%) Scrum
10 109 (13.28%) Microsoft
11 106 (12.91%) Degree
12 102 (12.42%) Oracle
12 102 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 102 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
13 98 (11.94%) TDD
14 96 (11.69%) SDLC
15 95 (11.57%) Investment Banking
16 86 (10.48%) JavaScript
17 82 (9.99%) Web Services
18 81 (9.87%) ITIL
18 81 (9.87%) Linux
19 73 (8.89%) HTML
20 72 (8.77%) Windows
21 71 (8.65%) Migration
21 71 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
22 68 (8.28%) JIRA
22 68 (8.28%) QA
22 68 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
23 65 (7.92%) .NET
24 64 (7.80%) 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 37 (4.51%) Apache
2 36 (4.38%) WebSphere
3 35 (4.26%) Confluence
4 26 (3.17%) CMS
4 26 (3.17%) JBoss
5 23 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (1.83%) IIS
7 13 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.34%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.97%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.85%) nginx
11 6 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.73%) SAS
11 6 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.49%) Drupal
12 4 (0.49%) GemFire
13 3 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 51 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.37%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.24%) SPSS
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (2.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 10 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.92%) PaaS
4 20 (2.44%) IaaS
5 19 (2.31%) GitHub
6 17 (2.07%) Office 365
7 10 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.97%) Veeva
10 7 (0.85%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.73%) SaaS
12 5 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
15 2 (0.24%) Route 53
15 2 (0.24%) Yammer
16 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.87%) Internet
2 21 (2.56%) WAN
3 18 (2.19%) Firewall
4 17 (2.07%) Network Security
5 14 (1.71%) LAN
6 12 (1.46%) SNMP
7 11 (1.34%) DNS
7 11 (1.34%) LDAP
7 11 (1.34%) SAN
8 10 (1.22%) BGP
8 10 (1.22%) OSPF
9 9 (1.10%) Intranet
9 9 (1.10%) SSL
9 9 (1.10%) WLAN
10 8 (0.97%) EIGRP
10 8 (0.97%) IPv6
10 8 (0.97%) MPLS
10 8 (0.97%) NGN
10 8 (0.97%) TACACS
10 8 (0.97%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.02%) Big Data
3 30 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.22%) DB2
8 10 (1.22%) Endeca
8 10 (1.22%) MySQL
9 9 (1.10%) HBase
9 9 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.97%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.85%) Flink
11 7 (0.85%) QlikView
12 5 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.61%) InfluxDB
12 5 (0.61%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 68 (8.28%) JIRA
2 61 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 55 (6.70%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.41%) JIRA Agile
5 17 (2.07%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.83%) Gradle
7 12 (1.46%) NUnit
7 12 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.34%) Grunt
8 11 (1.34%) gulp
9 10 (1.22%) Maven
10 9 (1.10%) Ant
10 9 (1.10%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.97%) JUnit
11 8 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.97%) Subversion
12 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.85%) Selenium
13 6 (0.73%) webpack
14 4 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 288 (35.08%) Finance
2 169 (20.58%) Banking
3 95 (11.57%) Investment Banking
4 54 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 51 (6.21%) Front Office
6 36 (4.38%) Marketing
7 27 (3.29%) Retail
8 20 (2.44%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.83%) Law
11 12 (1.46%) Billing
12 11 (1.34%) Legal
13 8 (0.97%) Games
14 6 (0.73%) Back Office
14 6 (0.73%) Electronics
14 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.61%) French Language
16 4 (0.49%) Local Government
16 4 (0.49%) Publishing
17 3 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 177 (21.56%) Developer
2 106 (12.91%) Project Manager
3 83 (10.11%) Architect
4 70 (8.53%) Analyst
5 62 (7.55%) Java Developer
6 55 (6.70%) Consultant
7 36 (4.38%) Senior Developer
8 34 (4.14%) Scrum Master
9 32 (3.90%) Business Analyst
10 28 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.17%) .NET Developer
11 26 (3.17%) IT Manager
12 24 (2.92%) Programme Manager
12 24 (2.92%) Security Consultant
12 24 (2.92%) WPF Developer
13 23 (2.80%) Agile Coach
13 23 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (2.80%) Security Architect
13 23 (2.80%) Technical Manager
14 22 (2.68%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.99%) Web Services
2 73 (8.89%) HTML
3 65 (7.92%) .NET
4 64 (7.80%) Spring
5 51 (6.21%) CSS
5 51 (6.21%) HTML5
6 48 (5.85%) Hibernate
7 45 (5.48%) J2EE
8 43 (5.24%) XML
9 35 (4.26%) Node.js
9 35 (4.26%) SOAP
10 32 (3.90%) AngularJS
10 32 (3.90%) JSON
10 32 (3.90%) REST
11 31 (3.78%) RESTful
12 30 (3.65%) React
13 26 (3.17%) J2SE
13 26 (3.17%) WPF
14 24 (2.92%) Middleware
15 23 (2.80%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.87%) User Experience
3 35 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.65%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 25 (3.05%) Fixed Income
8 25 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 23 (2.80%) iPad
10 18 (2.19%) Equities
10 18 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.71%) Derivative
12 13 (1.58%) PMI
13 11 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (1.10%) STB
15 8 (0.97%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.97%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.87%) Linux
2 72 (8.77%) Windows
3 59 (7.19%) Unix
4 19 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.19%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.83%) Android
8 14 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.97%) SUSE
11 7 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.73%) Solaris
13 4 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (17.78%) Virtual Team Management
3 130 (15.83%) Project Management
4 122 (14.86%) DevOps
5 117 (14.25%) Scrum
6 102 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (11.94%) TDD
8 96 (11.69%) SDLC
9 81 (9.87%) ITIL
10 71 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 71 (8.65%) Migration
11 68 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (7.67%) Risk Management
13 60 (7.31%) Project Planning
14 59 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 53 (6.46%) Waterfall
16 52 (6.33%) Kanban
16 52 (6.33%) PRINCE2
16 52 (6.33%) User Stories
17 51 (6.21%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 162 (19.73%) Java
2 119 (14.49%) SQL
3 86 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 56 (6.82%) C#
5 38 (4.63%) Python
6 35 (4.26%) C++
7 30 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 24 (2.92%) TypeScript
9 16 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.71%) C
11 13 (1.58%) ES6
11 13 (1.58%) Ruby
12 10 (1.22%) XAML
13 9 (1.10%) Scala
14 7 (0.85%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.73%) PHP
15 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (12.91%) Degree
2 32 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.65%) CISSP
4 28 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 26 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.92%) CISM
7 23 (2.80%) PMP
8 19 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.10%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.85%) ISEB
11 7 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.61%) CCIE
13 5 (0.61%) CCNA
14 4 (0.49%) CCENT
14 4 (0.49%) CCNP
14 4 (0.49%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.28%) QA
2 22 (2.68%) PMO
2 22 (2.68%) SLA
3 16 (1.95%) GDPR
4 12 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.10%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.85%) COBIT
7 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.37%) GxP
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.24%) COSO
9 2 (0.24%) IFRS
9 2 (0.24%) MiFID
9 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 28 (3.41%) Docker
2 20 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (1.10%) HDFS
5 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.97%) XenApp
6 7 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.49%) NFS
9 2 (0.24%) iptables
9 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (2.80%) Ansible
3 14 (1.71%) Puppet
4 13 (1.58%) SCOM
5 9 (1.10%) Graphite
5 9 (1.10%) StatsD
6 8 (0.97%) Control-M
7 7 (0.85%) logstash
7 7 (0.85%) Salt
8 5 (0.61%) Fluentd
8 5 (0.61%) Ganglia
8 5 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.61%) Terraform
8 5 (0.61%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.49%) Nagios
10 3 (0.37%) Consul
10 3 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 102 (12.42%) Oracle
3 54 (6.58%) SAP
4 33 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (3.65%) Cisco
6 27 (3.29%) HP
7 25 (3.05%) ATG
8 13 (1.58%) IBM
9 11 (1.34%) Google
9 11 (1.34%) Infragistics
10 10 (1.22%) Informatica
10 10 (1.22%) VMware
11 9 (1.10%) Adobe
11 9 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.10%) Riverbed
11 9 (1.10%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.97%) Citrix
12 8 (0.97%) Sybase
13 6 (0.73%) Atlassian
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