Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 266 335 350
Rank change year-on-year +69 +15 -72
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 272 632 759
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.72% 2.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 421 510
Median daily rate £450 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £306 £320 £299
90th Percentile £675 £670 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -27.66% +44.62%
10th Percentile £20.20 £22.00 £27.80
90th Percentile £64.00 £58.10 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.74% -2.86% +7.69%

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 10,011 27,330 33,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.00% 31.41% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,334 17,337 21,560
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £261 £268 £275
90th Percentile £725 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 1,026 1,046
Median hourly rate £34.95 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.86% +10.00% -4.56%
10th Percentile £13.42 £11.56 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.81 £20.63 £18.79
% change year-on-year +29.96% +9.77% -6.05%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020.

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 September 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 +81 227 £473 -7.80% 50
London +79 148 £500 -9.09% 21
UK excluding London +100 93 £413 -8.33% 37
Work from Home -44 52 £463 +15.63% 17
Midlands +78 23 £388 -24.39% 8
South East +111 20 £375 -32.43% 4
Scotland +88 14 £400 -8.57% 6
North of England +74 14 £375 -6.38% 9
West Midlands +66 13 £388 +29.17% 7
South West +107 10 £600 +52.38% 6
East Midlands +56 10 £388 -29.49% 1
North West +67 7 £374 -11.48% 3
Yorkshire +46 7 £460 +15.00% 5
Northern Ireland +17 6 £431 -
East of England +78 5 £483 +1.58% 2
Wales +26 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 102 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (25.74%) Finance
3 60 (22.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 53 (19.49%) Azure
5 46 (16.91%) Virtual Team Management
6 37 (13.60%) SQL
7 35 (12.87%) Security Cleared
8 34 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 34 (12.50%) Java
9 32 (11.76%) Banking
9 32 (11.76%) Project Delivery
10 30 (11.03%) AWS
11 29 (10.66%) Linux
12 27 (9.93%) Migration
13 26 (9.56%) SAP
13 26 (9.56%) Docker
14 25 (9.19%) DevOps
14 25 (9.19%) Unix
14 25 (9.19%) Oracle
14 25 (9.19%) Microsoft
14 25 (9.19%) Project Management
15 23 (8.46%) Risk Management
15 23 (8.46%) Firewall
16 22 (8.09%) Scrum
16 22 (8.09%) Test Automation
16 22 (8.09%) Business Analysis
16 22 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (8.09%) SDLC
17 21 (7.72%) JavaScript
17 21 (7.72%) Python

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 9 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.94%) Confluence
3 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.10%) Apache
5 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.74%) CMS
6 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.74%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.37%) Drupal
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (7.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.21%) SAP Retail
3 3 (1.10%) HiPortfolio
3 3 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.10%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.74%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.74%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.74%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.74%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.37%) Endur
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.37%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.37%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.49%) Azure
2 30 (11.03%) AWS
3 16 (5.88%) GCP
4 8 (2.94%) Office 365
5 6 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.21%) Azure Stack
5 6 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.21%) IaaS
6 5 (1.84%) GitHub
7 3 (1.10%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.10%) PaaS
7 3 (1.10%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.10%) SaaS
8 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.46%) Firewall
2 9 (3.31%) HTTPS
2 9 (3.31%) SSL
3 7 (2.57%) NX-OS
3 7 (2.57%) WAN
4 5 (1.84%) DNS
4 5 (1.84%) LAN
4 5 (1.84%) Skype
4 5 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.47%) DHCP
5 4 (1.47%) Internet
5 4 (1.47%) Network Security
6 3 (1.10%) Broadband
6 3 (1.10%) DMZ
6 3 (1.10%) Intranet
6 3 (1.10%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (1.10%) VPN
6 3 (1.10%) Wireless
7 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.15%) Big Data
2 12 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.68%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.21%) DB2
7 5 (1.84%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.84%) MySQL
7 5 (1.84%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.10%) Power BI
9 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.74%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.74%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.15%) JIRA
4 8 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.21%) SonarQube
5 6 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.47%) Postman
6 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.10%) Subversion
8 2 (0.74%) LSMW
8 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.37%) Charles Proxy
9 1 (0.37%) Gradle
9 1 (0.37%) JUnit
9 1 (0.37%) Mockito
9 1 (0.37%) Selenium
9 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.37%) VersionOne
General
1 70 (25.74%) Finance
2 32 (11.76%) Banking
3 19 (6.99%) Public Sector
4 17 (6.25%) Retail
5 15 (5.51%) Marketing
6 11 (4.04%) Investment Banking
7 10 (3.68%) Back Office
8 9 (3.31%) Legal
9 8 (2.94%) Law
9 8 (2.94%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.57%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.84%) Front Office
11 5 (1.84%) Police
12 4 (1.47%) Billing
12 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.74%) Electronics
13 2 (0.74%) Games
13 2 (0.74%) Publishing
13 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (21.69%) Developer
2 30 (11.03%) Analyst
3 27 (9.93%) Consultant
4 24 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 19 (6.99%) Business Analyst
6 18 (6.62%) Architect
6 18 (6.62%) Java Developer
7 14 (5.15%) SAP Consultant
8 13 (4.78%) Ab Initio Developer
8 13 (4.78%) Delivery Manager
9 12 (4.41%) Programme Manager
10 8 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.57%) Azure Architect
11 7 (2.57%) ETL Developer
11 7 (2.57%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (2.57%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.21%) Service Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.21%) Service Manager
12 6 (2.21%) SQL Developer
13 5 (1.84%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.51%) .NET
2 14 (5.15%) Spring
3 10 (3.68%) Kafka
3 10 (3.68%) Spring Security
4 9 (3.31%) Guice
4 9 (3.31%) JAAS
4 9 (3.31%) RESTful
5 8 (2.94%) REST
6 7 (2.57%) CSS
6 7 (2.57%) HTML
6 7 (2.57%) SAML
7 6 (2.21%) Node.js
8 5 (1.84%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.84%) Web Services
9 3 (1.10%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.10%) J2SE
9 3 (1.10%) JSON
9 3 (1.10%) Middleware
9 3 (1.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.94%) User Experience
5 7 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.84%) PKI
7 4 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.10%) FMCG
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.74%) NHS
9 2 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.74%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.37%) CMDB
10 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.66%) Linux
2 25 (9.19%) Unix
3 9 (3.31%) Windows
4 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.10%) Android
5 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.74%) VMS
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) AIX
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (16.91%) Virtual Team Management
4 32 (11.76%) Project Delivery
5 27 (9.93%) Migration
6 25 (9.19%) DevOps
6 25 (9.19%) Project Management
7 23 (8.46%) Risk Management
8 22 (8.09%) Business Analysis
8 22 (8.09%) Scrum
8 22 (8.09%) SDLC
8 22 (8.09%) Test Automation
9 20 (7.35%) ETL
9 20 (7.35%) ITIL
9 20 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (6.99%) Decision-Making
10 19 (6.99%) Software Engineering
11 18 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (6.25%) Workflow
13 16 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.60%) SQL
2 34 (12.50%) Java
3 21 (7.72%) JavaScript
3 21 (7.72%) Python
4 15 (5.51%) C#
5 13 (4.78%) C
6 10 (3.68%) Java 8
7 9 (3.31%) Kotlin
7 9 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.31%) Scala
8 7 (2.57%) PHP
9 6 (2.21%) ABAP
9 6 (2.21%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.84%) Perl
10 5 (1.84%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.47%) C++
12 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.62%) Degree
4 8 (2.94%) CISSP
5 4 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.10%) PMP
6 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.74%) APMP
7 2 (0.74%) CCNP
7 2 (0.74%) CISA
7 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CISM
7 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.74%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.37%) APMG
8 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.94%) QA
2 5 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.84%) PMO
3 3 (1.10%) GDPR
3 3 (1.10%) NIST
4 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.74%) IFRS
4 2 (0.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.37%) ITGC
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) RMADS
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (9.56%) Docker
2 11 (4.04%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (5.88%) Ansible
2 15 (5.51%) Puppet
3 14 (5.15%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.68%) Prometheus
5 9 (3.31%) Zipkin
6 8 (2.94%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.84%) Salt
8 2 (0.74%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.74%) Terraform
9 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.37%) Grafana
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.37%) Packer
9 1 (0.37%) SCCM
9 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (9.56%) SAP
2 25 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.19%) Oracle
3 16 (5.88%) Ab Initio
4 11 (4.04%) Cisco
5 8 (2.94%) Ariba
5 8 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 8 (2.94%) MuleSoft
6 7 (2.57%) F5
6 7 (2.57%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.21%) Juniper
7 6 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.21%) SaltStack
7 6 (2.21%) VMware
8 5 (1.84%) Arista
9 4 (1.47%) Citrix
9 4 (1.47%) IBM
9 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.47%) Sonatype
9 4 (1.47%) Splunk