Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 326 317 395
Rank change year-on-year -9 +78 -27
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 749 709 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.78% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 2.29% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 395 401
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -35.59% +42.17%
10th Percentile £19.15 £13.25 £18.93
90th Percentile £74.00 £52.50 £59.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +24.14% -1.69% -13.24%

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 33,590 30,985 35,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.74% 34.11% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,933 20,116 23,334
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.48% +4.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £637 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,047 1,093 1,179
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.22% -13.95% +22.86%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -18 685 £475 - 172
UK excluding London -6 387 £425 +3.03% 108
London -24 338 £500 -4.71% 70
South East +47 173 £450 +20.00% 47
North of England +8 83 £385 +4.41% 20
Midlands -2 49 £400 -5.88% 19
North West -18 45 £365 -23.16% 7
Scotland -20 43 £425 +6.25% 4
West Midlands -20 32 £400 +99.50% 14
East of England -36 22 £475 +6.74% 5
South West +4 20 £425 -10.53% 11
Yorkshire -14 20 £475 +31.03% 11
North East +15 19 £475 +52.00% 2
East Midlands +7 17 £456 +0.83% 5
Wales -13 2 £450 -2.76% 1
Northern Ireland -18 1 £432 +3.04%

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 323 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (28.04%) Finance
3 152 (20.29%) Virtual Team Management
4 136 (18.16%) Scrum
5 135 (18.02%) Java
6 133 (17.76%) Project Management
7 122 (16.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 120 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
9 105 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
10 104 (13.89%) Linux
10 104 (13.89%) Degree
11 103 (13.75%) TDD
12 101 (13.48%) Microsoft
13 89 (11.88%) DevOps
14 88 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
14 88 (11.75%) Jenkins
15 81 (10.81%) JavaScript
16 80 (10.68%) Git (software)
17 77 (10.28%) Test Automation
18 76 (10.15%) HTML
19 75 (10.01%) SQL
19 75 (10.01%) Windows
20 68 (9.08%) Banking
21 66 (8.81%) BDD
22 65 (8.68%) Spring
23 64 (8.54%) SDLC
24 63 (8.41%) Unix
24 63 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
25 62 (8.28%) HTML5
26 59 (7.88%) RESTful

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 41 (5.47%) Apache
2 27 (3.60%) Confluence
3 24 (3.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 22 (2.94%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.00%) CMS
7 13 (1.74%) JBoss
8 10 (1.34%) GemFire
9 8 (1.07%) Documentum
9 8 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.67%) SAS
10 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.53%) Mule
11 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.40%) Hubot
12 3 (0.40%) IIS
12 3 (0.40%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 46 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (4.14%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (2.67%) Photoshop
6 17 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (2.14%) InDesign
8 5 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.40%) UXPin
10 2 (0.27%) SPSS
11 1 (0.13%) Gliffy
11 1 (0.13%) InVision
11 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.53%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.27%) BPCS
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.27%) Movex
5 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.27%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.13%) BASE24
6 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (5.87%) GitHub
4 27 (3.60%) Office 365
5 23 (3.07%) PaaS
6 14 (1.87%) IaaS
7 12 (1.60%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.07%) SaaS
11 7 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.93%) Heroku
11 7 (0.93%) Serverless
12 5 (0.67%) Bluemix
12 5 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.20%) Firewall
2 18 (2.40%) WAN
3 16 (2.14%) DNS
4 14 (1.87%) LAN
4 14 (1.87%) Skype
5 10 (1.34%) Network Security
6 8 (1.07%) SNMP
7 7 (0.93%) Internet
7 7 (0.93%) Wireless
8 6 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (0.80%) PuTTY
8 6 (0.80%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.80%) VPN
9 5 (0.67%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (0.67%) DHCP
9 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.53%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.81%) Hadoop
2 42 (5.61%) Big Data
2 42 (5.61%) HBase
3 40 (5.34%) SQL Server
4 26 (3.47%) Parquet
5 22 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.00%) Apache Hive
7 13 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.74%) SAP HANA
8 12 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.47%) MySQL
10 10 (1.34%) CouchDB
10 10 (1.34%) MOLAP
10 10 (1.34%) ROLAP
11 9 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.07%) KDB
12 8 (1.07%) Kdb+
12 8 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (1.07%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 88 (11.75%) Jenkins
2 80 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 50 (6.68%) JIRA
4 36 (4.81%) Gradle
5 27 (3.60%) Maven
6 20 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.54%) Selenium
8 18 (2.40%) JUnit
9 14 (1.87%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.74%) Ant
10 13 (1.74%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.60%) IntelliJ
12 11 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.20%) IBM UrbanCode
14 9 (1.20%) Mocha
14 9 (1.20%) webpack
15 8 (1.07%) Travis CI
16 5 (0.67%) Bitbucket
17 4 (0.53%) Mockito
General
1 210 (28.04%) Finance
2 68 (9.08%) Banking
3 45 (6.01%) Telecoms
4 37 (4.94%) Marketing
5 36 (4.81%) Legal
6 27 (3.60%) Publishing
7 26 (3.47%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.80%) Front Office
8 21 (2.80%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.27%) Retail
10 15 (2.00%) French Language
11 14 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.47%) Games
12 11 (1.47%) Law
13 8 (1.07%) Automotive
14 7 (0.93%) Back Office
15 6 (0.80%) Advertising
15 6 (0.80%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.67%) Billing
16 5 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 134 (17.89%) Developer
2 103 (13.75%) Project Manager
3 76 (10.15%) Analyst
4 75 (10.01%) Architect
5 51 (6.81%) Business Analyst
6 42 (5.61%) Java Developer
7 28 (3.74%) Designer
8 23 (3.07%) Scrum Master
9 22 (2.94%) IT Manager
9 22 (2.94%) Service Manager
10 21 (2.80%) Big Data Developer
10 21 (2.80%) Delivery Manager
10 21 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
10 21 (2.80%) Security Architect
11 20 (2.67%) Consultant
12 19 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (2.54%) Java Engineer
13 16 (2.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 16 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (2.14%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.15%) HTML
2 65 (8.68%) Spring
3 62 (8.28%) HTML5
4 59 (7.88%) RESTful
5 53 (7.08%) JSON
6 50 (6.68%) CSS
6 50 (6.68%) REST
7 48 (6.41%) Kafka
8 46 (6.14%) Middleware
9 39 (5.21%) AngularJS
10 38 (5.07%) RabbitMQ
11 36 (4.81%) .NET
11 36 (4.81%) Web Services
12 34 (4.54%) React
13 26 (3.47%) Apache Avro
14 25 (3.34%) Node.js
15 22 (2.94%) CSS3
16 20 (2.67%) XML
17 19 (2.54%) Express
18 18 (2.40%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 105 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.28%) Management Information System
3 39 (5.21%) Linux Command Line
4 37 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 35 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 32 (4.27%) User Experience
7 20 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.27%) Graphic Design
8 17 (2.27%) Social Media
9 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.20%) Derivative
12 8 (1.07%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.93%) Life Science
13 7 (0.93%) Linked Data
13 7 (0.93%) PMI
14 6 (0.80%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 104 (13.89%) Linux
2 75 (10.01%) Windows
3 63 (8.41%) Unix
4 26 (3.47%) Android
5 23 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 21 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 16 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.67%) Solaris
12 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.13%) CentOS
14 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (20.29%) Virtual Team Management
3 136 (18.16%) Scrum
4 133 (17.76%) Project Management
5 122 (16.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 120 (16.02%) Problem-Solving
7 103 (13.75%) TDD
8 89 (11.88%) DevOps
9 88 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (10.28%) Test Automation
11 66 (8.81%) BDD
12 64 (8.54%) SDLC
13 59 (7.88%) Migration
13 59 (7.88%) Risk Management
14 55 (7.34%) Coaching
14 55 (7.34%) ITIL
15 53 (7.08%) Change Management
16 52 (6.94%) Waterfall
17 50 (6.68%) PRINCE2
18 48 (6.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 135 (18.02%) Java
2 81 (10.81%) JavaScript
3 75 (10.01%) SQL
4 47 (6.28%) Python
5 38 (5.07%) C#
6 37 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 28 (3.74%) Ruby
8 18 (2.40%) TypeScript
9 16 (2.14%) ES6
9 16 (2.14%) Perl
10 15 (2.00%) C++
11 12 (1.60%) C
11 12 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.34%) Scala
13 8 (1.07%) Groovy
13 8 (1.07%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.07%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.80%) Go
15 5 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (13.89%) Degree
2 36 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.60%) PMI Certification
4 26 (3.47%) PMP
5 20 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.60%) Master's Degree
7 11 (1.47%) CISSP
8 10 (1.34%) CISM
9 9 (1.20%) ISEB
10 8 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.93%) APMP
11 7 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.67%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.53%) CCENT
13 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.53%) IIBA
13 4 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.53%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.94%) QA
2 32 (4.27%) SLA
3 22 (2.94%) PMO
4 14 (1.87%) GDPR
5 6 (0.80%) COBIT
5 6 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.53%) COSO
7 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) MiFID
8 2 (0.27%) SEPA
9 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.13%) GAMP
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (6.54%) Docker
2 40 (5.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 38 (5.07%) HDFS
4 22 (2.94%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.40%) Firmware
7 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.40%) vSphere
8 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.13%) LXC
9 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (3.47%) Hadoop YARN
2 22 (2.94%) Puppet
3 21 (2.80%) Ansible
4 19 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 17 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.20%) Rancher
7 7 (0.93%) Terraform
8 5 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.67%) Mesos
8 5 (0.67%) Nagios
9 4 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
9 4 (0.53%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.53%) Icinga
9 4 (0.53%) SCCM
10 3 (0.40%) Consul
10 3 (0.40%) StackStorm
11 2 (0.27%) Ambari
11 2 (0.27%) PingFederate
11 2 (0.27%) Salt
11 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 101 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.68%) SAP
3 48 (6.41%) Oracle
4 24 (3.20%) Cisco
5 20 (2.67%) Adobe
6 16 (2.14%) Facebook
6 16 (2.14%) Twitter
7 12 (1.60%) VMware
8 11 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.47%) Google
8 11 (1.47%) New Relic
8 11 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.34%) EMC
9 10 (1.34%) Pega
10 8 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.93%) IBM
11 7 (0.93%) Juniper
11 7 (0.93%) MuleSoft
11 7 (0.93%) Rollbar