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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 327 345
Rank change year-on-year +25 +18  
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 337 349 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.65% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.34% 2.09% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 220 189
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £366
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £22.20 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £29.80 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.25 £52.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -44.28%  

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 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +14 300 £475 +5.55% 57
London +21 151 £525 +5.00% 27
South East +17 60 £400 -1.84% 10
East of England +9 25 £475 +3.26% 2
Hampshire +27 22 £400 -16.23%
South West +2 22 £475 +18.75% 3
Essex +5 18 £495 -10.00% 1
City of London -14 18 £488 -7.14% 7
Scotland +34 15 £400 -10.61% 3
Northern Ireland -3 15 £433 +23.57%
West Midlands +9 14 £425 +6.25% 4
County Antrim -6 12 £433 +23.57%
Glasgow +15 11 £400 -33.33%
Belfast -6 11 £433 +23.57%
Berkshire +2 10 £425 +2.10% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £520 -
Surrey +17 9 £575 +64.28% 1
Middlesex +7 9 £213 -36.37%
North West 0 8 £475 +23.37% 6
Yorkshire +2 7 £369 -5.44%
West Yorkshire -1 7 £369 -6.70%
East Midlands -6 7 £455 -24.16% 4
Reading +1 6 £338 -19.16% 3
Tunbridge Wells +17 5 - -
Kent +17 5 - -
Leeds +4 5 £363 -8.28%
Manchester -5 5 £475 +23.37% 6
Birmingham -10 5 £201 -46.53% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -11 5 £590 +85.82%
Edinburgh +22 4 - - 3

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 233 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (35.39%) Finance
3 133 (21.59%) Java
4 119 (19.32%) Project Management
5 108 (17.53%) Banking
6 103 (16.72%) Virtual Team Management
7 98 (15.91%) Scrum
8 76 (12.34%) Microsoft
9 74 (12.01%) DevOps
10 73 (11.85%) Oracle
11 70 (11.36%) Degree
12 64 (10.39%) ITIL
13 63 (10.23%) JavaScript
13 63 (10.23%) JIRA
14 62 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (9.74%) Analytics
15 60 (9.74%) Web Services
15 60 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (9.58%) QA
17 58 (9.42%) SQL
17 58 (9.42%) .NET
18 57 (9.25%) TDD
19 54 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
20 53 (8.60%) SOA
20 53 (8.60%) Migration
21 51 (8.28%) Front Office
21 51 (8.28%) HTML
21 51 (8.28%) Coaching
22 50 (8.12%) Software Delivery
22 50 (8.12%) CSS

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 44 (7.14%) Confluence
1 44 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.22%) WebLogic
3 25 (4.06%) Apache
4 23 (3.73%) CMS
5 17 (2.76%) JBoss
5 17 (2.76%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 13 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.62%) IIS
9 10 (1.62%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.62%) WebLogic Portal
10 9 (1.46%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.46%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.46%) SAS
11 8 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 37 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.52%) MS Visio
3 32 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (4.55%) MS Project
5 23 (3.73%) MS Office
6 6 (0.97%) SPSS
7 4 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.49%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.16%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (1.62%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.32%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.19%) Office 365
2 24 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.60%) GitHub
5 15 (2.44%) IaaS
6 8 (1.30%) PaaS
7 5 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.81%) Slack
8 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.65%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.65%) SaaS
9 3 (0.49%) AWS OpsWorks
9 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.16%) Force.com
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.84%) Internet
2 22 (3.57%) WAN
3 16 (2.60%) LAN
4 15 (2.44%) Intranet
5 14 (2.27%) Skype
6 12 (1.95%) DHCP
7 11 (1.79%) Firewall
7 11 (1.79%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.62%) SMS
9 9 (1.46%) MPLS
9 9 (1.46%) SAN
10 8 (1.30%) HTTP
11 7 (1.14%) DNS
11 7 (1.14%) LDAP
11 7 (1.14%) VoIP
11 7 (1.14%) Wireless
12 6 (0.97%) Broadband
12 6 (0.97%) Ethernet
12 6 (0.97%) Network Security
12 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.06%) Big Data
3 18 (2.92%) Endeca
4 14 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 14 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.14%) QlikView
7 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.81%) InfluxDB
9 5 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.81%) SAP HANA
10 4 (0.65%) GIS
10 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (10.23%) JIRA
2 40 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.52%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.38%) JIRA Agile
5 13 (2.11%) Maven
6 12 (1.95%) Ant
7 11 (1.79%) JUnit
8 10 (1.62%) Grunt
8 10 (1.62%) gulp
8 10 (1.62%) Selenium
8 10 (1.62%) Subversion
9 8 (1.30%) Gradle
10 6 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.81%) CruiseControl
11 5 (0.81%) EasyMock
11 5 (0.81%) JBehave
11 5 (0.81%) Mockito
11 5 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.65%) NUnit
12 4 (0.65%) Travis CI
General
1 218 (35.39%) Finance
2 108 (17.53%) Banking
3 51 (8.28%) Front Office
4 47 (7.63%) Marketing
5 42 (6.82%) Telecoms
6 40 (6.49%) Legal
7 32 (5.19%) Investment Banking
8 30 (4.87%) Retail
9 16 (2.60%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.62%) Billing
12 6 (0.97%) Advertising
12 6 (0.97%) Electronics
12 6 (0.97%) French Language
12 6 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.65%) Back Office
13 4 (0.65%) Games
13 4 (0.65%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.65%) Publishing
13 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (18.99%) Developer
2 74 (12.01%) Project Manager
3 66 (10.71%) Architect
4 56 (9.09%) Analyst
5 36 (5.84%) Java Developer
6 31 (5.03%) Senior Developer
7 28 (4.55%) Consultant
7 28 (4.55%) Scrum Master
8 24 (3.90%) Business Analyst
9 21 (3.41%) Agile Coach
9 21 (3.41%) Programme Manager
9 21 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.08%) IT Manager
11 16 (2.60%) Senior Manager
11 16 (2.60%) Service Manager
12 15 (2.44%) C++ Developer
13 14 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
14 13 (2.11%) .NET Developer
14 13 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
14 13 (2.11%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.74%) Web Services
2 58 (9.42%) .NET
3 51 (8.28%) HTML
4 50 (8.12%) CSS
5 49 (7.95%) J2EE
6 41 (6.66%) Spring
7 38 (6.17%) HTML5
8 37 (6.01%) XML
9 35 (5.68%) AngularJS
10 30 (4.87%) CSS3
10 30 (4.87%) SOAP
11 27 (4.38%) Hibernate
12 26 (4.22%) REST
12 26 (4.22%) RESTful
13 23 (3.73%) React
14 21 (3.41%) JMS
15 20 (3.25%) jQuery
16 18 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (2.76%) JMX
17 17 (2.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.49%) User Experience
3 33 (5.36%) Fixed Income
4 30 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.87%) Data Centre
5 28 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 26 (4.22%) Equities
7 21 (3.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.92%) iPad
9 13 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.79%) Derivative
11 10 (1.62%) PKI
11 10 (1.62%) Social Media
11 10 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.30%) Taxonomies
13 7 (1.14%) STB
14 6 (0.97%) Clustering
14 6 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (0.97%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 49 (7.95%) Linux
2 38 (6.17%) Windows
3 24 (3.90%) Unix
4 10 (1.62%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.14%) SUSE
7 6 (0.97%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.65%) Android
8 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.49%) Solaris
9 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.32%) AIX
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (19.32%) Project Management
3 103 (16.72%) Virtual Team Management
4 98 (15.91%) Scrum
5 74 (12.01%) DevOps
6 64 (10.39%) ITIL
7 60 (9.74%) Analytics
7 60 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (9.25%) TDD
9 54 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 53 (8.60%) Migration
10 53 (8.60%) SOA
11 51 (8.28%) Coaching
12 50 (8.12%) Software Delivery
13 48 (7.79%) Kanban
14 46 (7.47%) Open Source
14 46 (7.47%) PRINCE2
15 44 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (6.98%) Mentoring
17 41 (6.66%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 133 (21.59%) Java
2 63 (10.23%) JavaScript
3 58 (9.42%) SQL
4 39 (6.33%) C#
5 36 (5.84%) Python
6 26 (4.22%) C++
7 14 (2.27%) Ruby
8 13 (2.11%) C
9 12 (1.95%) Perl
10 11 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.46%) ES6
12 9 (1.46%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.30%) Scala
14 6 (0.97%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
15 4 (0.65%) Go
16 2 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 70 (11.36%) Degree
2 34 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.25%) PMI Certification
5 19 (3.08%) PMP
6 12 (1.95%) CISSP
7 10 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.30%) CCIE
8 8 (1.30%) CCNP
8 8 (1.30%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.81%) APMP
10 5 (0.81%) CCNA
10 5 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.81%) ISEB
10 5 (0.81%) MCITP
10 5 (0.81%) MCSE
10 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.58%) QA
2 31 (5.03%) PMO
3 19 (3.08%) SLA
4 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.49%) COBIT
6 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.32%) IFRS
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.16%) COSO
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) SDET
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.14%) Docker
4 4 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.65%) UAG
5 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.49%) XenApp
6 2 (0.32%) HDFS
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (2.92%) Puppet
2 13 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.46%) Ansible
4 8 (1.30%) SCOM
5 6 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (0.97%) Salt
6 5 (0.81%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.81%) Fluentd
6 5 (0.81%) Graphite
6 5 (0.81%) logstash
6 5 (0.81%) Nagios
6 5 (0.81%) SCCM
6 5 (0.81%) StatsD
6 5 (0.81%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.65%) Consul
7 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.65%) Terraform
8 3 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 76 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.85%) Oracle
3 37 (6.01%) Cisco
4 34 (5.52%) SAP
5 19 (3.08%) ATG
6 15 (2.44%) VMware
7 13 (2.11%) Adobe
8 11 (1.79%) HP
9 10 (1.62%) BEA
9 10 (1.62%) Google
9 10 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.46%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.46%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.30%) Citrix
11 8 (1.30%) Juniper
12 7 (1.14%) IBM
12 7 (1.14%) Infragistics
12 7 (1.14%) Sybase
12 7 (1.14%) Tableau
13 6 (0.97%) Polycom
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Rate: £400 - £442 per day +
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