Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 265 343
Rank change year-on-year -19 +78 +21
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 768 269 637
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.92% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.21% 2.92% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 154 410
10th Percentile £350 £313 £319
25th Percentile £413 £365 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £445 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.17% -11.00% +8.40%
75th Percentile £644 £575 £600
90th Percentile £744 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £409 £450
% change year-on-year +5.75% -9.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
10th Percentile £83.88 £21.23 £22.00
25th Percentile £89.69 £28.31 £22.75
Median hourly rate £101.25 £42.75 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year +136.84% +25.74% -8.11%
75th Percentile £114.69 £58.31 £36.50
90th Percentile £121.63 £66.08 £58.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.74% -2.86%

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 23,896 9,211 25,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.77% 31.53% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,626 6,203 16,652
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £519 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.41% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £575
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 318 868
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.46 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.23 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.19% +29.67% +2.44%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.88 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.70 £19.64
% change year-on-year -11.39% +20.67% +3.37%

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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 +5 636 £533 +18.33% 173
London -24 413 £575 +15.00% 92
Work from Home -118 195 £488 +17.12% 35
UK excluding London -78 183 £433 +5.75% 99
South East -36 68 £500 +31.15% 25
South West -24 32 £429 -28.54% 7
Midlands -78 21 £410 +7.05% 15
North of England -70 20 £403 +7.48% 27
Scotland -72 20 £425 +6.25% 13
East of England -38 17 £500 +3.63% 7
North West -45 17 £400 +6.95% 17
West Midlands -70 11 £381 +4.96% 8
East Midlands -39 10 £419 +9.40% 7
Wales -22 5 £409 - 2
Yorkshire -51 3 £475 +3.26% 8

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 338 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (35.03%) Social Skills
3 193 (25.13%) Finance
4 166 (21.61%) SQL
5 155 (20.18%) Azure
6 128 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 119 (15.49%) Virtual Team Management
8 116 (15.10%) Scrum
9 108 (14.06%) Java
10 107 (13.93%) Project Management
11 103 (13.41%) Project Delivery
12 97 (12.63%) Microsoft
13 89 (11.59%) Data Modelling
14 88 (11.46%) Analytics
14 88 (11.46%) DevOps
15 86 (11.20%) Telecoms
16 85 (11.07%) SDLC
16 85 (11.07%) Presentation Skills
17 84 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
17 84 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 80 (10.42%) JIRA
19 79 (10.29%) Banking
20 73 (9.51%) AWS
21 72 (9.38%) Python
22 64 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
22 64 (8.33%) Security Cleared
23 63 (8.20%) Degree
24 62 (8.07%) Windows
25 61 (7.94%) TOGAF
26 60 (7.81%) User Experience

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 48 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 42 (5.47%) Confluence
3 39 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.56%) Apache
5 10 (1.30%) CMS
6 8 (1.04%) Apache Airflow
6 8 (1.04%) JBoss
7 7 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.78%) Liferay
9 4 (0.52%) IIS
9 4 (0.52%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.39%) nginx
10 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.26%) Drupal
11 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.47%) Figma
4 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.65%) Camtasia
7 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.65%) Sketch
8 4 (0.52%) UXPin
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.26%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.13%) InVision
10 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.52%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.52%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.39%) BASE24
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.26%) Maximo
6 2 (0.26%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.26%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.13%) Aligne
7 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
7 1 (0.13%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 155 (20.18%) Azure
2 73 (9.51%) AWS
3 36 (4.69%) SaaS
4 34 (4.43%) Power Platform
5 29 (3.78%) GitHub
5 29 (3.78%) Serverless
6 26 (3.39%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (2.86%) Collibra
7 22 (2.86%) Datadog
8 20 (2.60%) GitHub Actions
9 17 (2.21%) GCP
10 16 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (1.69%) PaaS
13 12 (1.56%) Amazon S3
14 11 (1.43%) Apigee
14 11 (1.43%) Azure Functions
15 9 (1.17%) IaaS
16 8 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.26%) Firewall
2 13 (1.69%) DNS
3 12 (1.56%) 5G
4 11 (1.43%) 4G
4 11 (1.43%) Skype
5 10 (1.30%) Internet
5 10 (1.30%) Network Security
6 8 (1.04%) HTTP
7 7 (0.91%) 2G
7 7 (0.91%) VPN
7 7 (0.91%) WAN
8 6 (0.78%) Broadband
9 5 (0.65%) 3G
9 5 (0.65%) SSL
9 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.52%) DHCP
10 4 (0.52%) LAN
10 4 (0.52%) MPLS
10 4 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.52%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.21%) Big Data
3 30 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (3.78%) Power BI
5 27 (3.52%) Data Lake
6 21 (2.73%) Tableau
7 18 (2.34%) IBM InfoSphere
7 18 (2.34%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.21%) Metadata
8 17 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.17%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.17%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.91%) Redis
13 5 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.65%) DataStage
14 4 (0.52%) MySQL
14 4 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 80 (10.42%) JIRA
2 44 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 43 (5.60%) PowerDesigner
4 22 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 20 (2.60%) CircleCI
6 18 (2.34%) ERwin
7 15 (1.95%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.56%) Bundler
8 12 (1.56%) Capybara
8 12 (1.56%) GitLab
8 12 (1.56%) kappa
8 12 (1.56%) RSpec
9 11 (1.43%) Maven
10 10 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.17%) Postman
12 7 (0.91%) FitNesse
12 7 (0.91%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.78%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.78%) Storybook
14 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 269 (35.03%) Social Skills
2 193 (25.13%) Finance
3 86 (11.20%) Telecoms
4 85 (11.07%) Presentation Skills
5 84 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (10.29%) Banking
7 52 (6.77%) Investment Banking
8 46 (5.99%) Influencing Skills
8 46 (5.99%) Marketing
9 35 (4.56%) Retail
10 33 (4.30%) Public Sector
11 20 (2.60%) Organisational Skills
12 13 (1.69%) Legal
13 12 (1.56%) Billing
14 9 (1.17%) Front Office
15 8 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.91%) Automotive
17 6 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
18 5 (0.65%) Back Office
18 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 146 (19.01%) Developer
2 119 (15.49%) Architect
3 102 (13.28%) Project Manager
4 84 (10.94%) Analyst
5 53 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 46 (5.99%) Data Architect
7 43 (5.60%) Java Developer
8 33 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.65%) Designer
10 27 (3.52%) Agile Developer
11 24 (3.13%) Agile Java Developer
12 23 (2.99%) Consultant
13 22 (2.86%) Data Modeller
14 21 (2.73%) Senior Developer
14 21 (2.73%) Senior Manager
15 20 (2.60%) Azure Architect
16 19 (2.47%) Infrastructure Manager
16 19 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 19 (2.47%) Scrum Master
17 17 (2.21%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.29%) REST
2 47 (6.12%) React
3 42 (5.47%) Spring
4 34 (4.43%) Node.js
5 33 (4.30%) Web Services
6 29 (3.78%) Hibernate
6 29 (3.78%) J2SE
7 28 (3.65%) HTML
8 26 (3.39%) CSS
9 25 (3.26%) GraphQL
10 22 (2.86%) AngularJS
11 19 (2.47%) .NET
12 18 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
13 16 (2.08%) Jest
14 14 (1.82%) WebSockets
15 13 (1.69%) Kafka
15 13 (1.69%) Swagger
16 12 (1.56%) React Native
16 12 (1.56%) Sidekiq
16 12 (1.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.81%) User Experience
2 40 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 30 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (3.78%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.13%) Legacy Systems
7 15 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.30%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.17%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.04%) CMDB
13 7 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.91%) PMI
13 7 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.07%) Windows
2 44 (5.73%) Linux
3 22 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.73%) Android
5 15 (1.95%) Unix
6 12 (1.56%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.52%) Solaris
9 3 (0.39%) AIX
9 3 (0.39%) HPUX
9 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.39%) OpenVMS
9 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (44.01%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 119 (15.49%) Virtual Team Management
4 116 (15.10%) Scrum
5 107 (13.93%) Project Management
6 103 (13.41%) Project Delivery
7 89 (11.59%) Data Modelling
8 88 (11.46%) Analytics
8 88 (11.46%) DevOps
9 85 (11.07%) SDLC
10 84 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 64 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 61 (7.94%) TOGAF
13 58 (7.55%) Data Architecture
14 56 (7.29%) Business Analysis
14 56 (7.29%) Migration
15 51 (6.64%) Data Analysis
16 50 (6.51%) Master Data Management
17 49 (6.38%) Test Automation
18 48 (6.25%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 166 (21.61%) SQL
2 108 (14.06%) Java
3 72 (9.38%) Python
4 57 (7.42%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 22 (2.86%) TypeScript
7 21 (2.73%) C#
7 21 (2.73%) Ruby
8 16 (2.08%) C
8 16 (2.08%) Go
9 14 (1.82%) C++
10 12 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.56%) Scala
11 9 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.04%) ES6
12 8 (1.04%) Kotlin
12 8 (1.04%) PHP
12 8 (1.04%) R
13 7 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.78%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 64 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.20%) Degree
3 41 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.04%) PMI Certification
5 29 (3.78%) PMP
6 15 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (1.82%) CISSP
8 10 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.78%) MBA
9 6 (0.78%) MCSE
9 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.52%) CAPM
10 4 (0.52%) CCNA
10 4 (0.52%) CISMP
10 4 (0.52%) CRISC
10 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.39%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.68%) QA
2 37 (4.82%) Data Quality
3 30 (3.91%) PMO
4 25 (3.26%) GDPR
5 22 (2.86%) SLA
6 10 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.17%) COBIT
8 7 (0.91%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.65%) GRC
9 5 (0.65%) NIST
10 2 (0.26%) GxP
10 2 (0.26%) IFRS
10 2 (0.26%) MiFID
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.13%) SEPA
11 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 44 (5.73%) Docker
2 43 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.65%) vSphere
7 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.39%) XenApp
7 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (4.30%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.73%) Terraform
3 14 (1.82%) Ansible
4 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.17%) Control-M
5 9 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.17%) SCCM
6 5 (0.65%) Puppet
7 4 (0.52%) CASB
7 4 (0.52%) vRealize
8 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.39%) Istio
8 3 (0.39%) SCOM
8 3 (0.39%) Sysdig
8 3 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.26%) Kibana
9 2 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.26%) Oozie
10 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 97 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 53 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
3 47 (6.12%) BiZZdesign
4 46 (5.99%) SAP
5 31 (4.04%) Oracle
6 29 (3.78%) IBM
7 28 (3.65%) VMware
8 20 (2.60%) Atlassian
9 18 (2.34%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.08%) Google
10 16 (2.08%) MuleSoft
11 15 (1.95%) Databricks
11 15 (1.95%) Ping Identity
12 14 (1.82%) Informatica
13 13 (1.69%) Citrix
14 11 (1.43%) Cisco
15 8 (1.04%) Apple
15 8 (1.04%) PlateSpin
15 8 (1.04%) Talend
15 8 (1.04%) VirtaMove