Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 337 334
Rank change year-on-year -23 -3 +25
Contract jobs citing Virtual Team 376 753 760
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.95% 2.45% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 457 457
Median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £263
90th Percentile £650 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +10.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 19
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.19% -42.89% +116.22%
10th Percentile £12.77 £14.10 £16.45
90th Percentile £49.20 £44.33 £60.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.85 £38.00
% change year-on-year +53.21% -39.88% +100.00%

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 19,330 30,790 32,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.91% 31.81% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,968 19,987 21,523
Median daily rate £471 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 997 1,015
Median hourly rate £26.48 £21.02 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.98% -2.23% +8.83%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.85 £11.55
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.67
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 9 April 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 -21 341 £500 -4.76% 66
London -2 188 £500 -9.09% 33
UK excluding London +14 176 £498 +10.56% 38
South East +23 66 £500 - 13
South West +44 26 £563 +40.63% 2
North of England +42 23 £411 +2.87% 10
East of England +36 19 £504 +25.94% 5
Work from Home -15 17 £325 -27.78% 10
Midlands +43 16 £500 +127.27% 2
Scotland -4 16 £488 +2.63% 4
Yorkshire +61 12 £425 +6.25% 5
North West +27 11 £375 -6.25% 3
East Midlands +27 10 £500 +124.72% 1
Wales +35 7 £311 -
West Midlands +53 6 £500 +150.00% 1
Northern Ireland +16 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 156 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (24.47%) Finance
3 78 (20.74%) Azure
4 67 (17.82%) Scrum
5 66 (17.55%) Java
5 66 (17.55%) DevOps
6 64 (17.02%) SQL
7 61 (16.22%) Virtual Team Management
8 54 (14.36%) Project Management
9 51 (13.56%) JavaScript
10 50 (13.30%) Microsoft
11 46 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (11.70%) Banking
13 41 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (10.90%) Microservices
14 38 (10.11%) Git (software)
15 37 (9.84%) Office 365
16 36 (9.57%) Degree
17 34 (9.04%) Telecoms
17 34 (9.04%) ITIL
18 33 (8.78%) JIRA
18 33 (8.78%) Test Automation
18 33 (8.78%) AWS
18 33 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
19 32 (8.51%) Docker
19 32 (8.51%) AngularJS
19 32 (8.51%) Project Delivery
19 32 (8.51%) CSS
19 32 (8.51%) Linux
20 30 (7.98%) Change Management

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 11 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.66%) Confluence
3 7 (1.86%) IIS
4 5 (1.33%) Apache
4 5 (1.33%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.80%) JBoss
6 3 (0.80%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.53%) CMS
7 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.53%) nginx
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.27%) GemFire
8 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.27%) Maya
3 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.27%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.53%) Eikon
2 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 78 (20.74%) Azure
2 37 (9.84%) Office 365
3 33 (8.78%) AWS
4 16 (4.26%) Power Platform
5 11 (2.93%) SaaS
6 8 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 8 (2.13%) PaaS
7 7 (1.86%) GitHub
7 7 (1.86%) IaaS
8 6 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.33%) PowerApps
9 5 (1.33%) Yammer
10 4 (1.06%) GCP
10 4 (1.06%) Trello
11 3 (0.80%) G Suite
11 3 (0.80%) Heroku
11 3 (0.80%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.80%) Serverless
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon Neptune
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.93%) Firewall
1 11 (2.93%) HTTP
1 11 (2.93%) TCP/IP
1 11 (2.93%) WAN
2 10 (2.66%) Skype
3 9 (2.39%) DNS
4 8 (2.13%) Broadband
4 8 (2.13%) Internet
4 8 (2.13%) LAN
5 6 (1.60%) SSL
6 5 (1.33%) 4G
6 5 (1.33%) 5G
7 4 (1.06%) DHCP
7 4 (1.06%) Network Security
8 3 (0.80%) 3G
8 3 (0.80%) BGP
8 3 (0.80%) LTE
8 3 (0.80%) SNMP
8 3 (0.80%) VPN
8 3 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.46%) Power BI
2 9 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.60%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.33%) MySQL
6 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.80%) Big Data
7 3 (0.80%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.80%) Redis
7 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.53%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 33 (8.78%) JIRA
3 28 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.19%) Selenium
5 10 (2.66%) Postman
6 8 (2.13%) JUnit
6 8 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.86%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.86%) Subversion
8 6 (1.60%) Maven
8 6 (1.60%) NUnit
8 6 (1.60%) Zephyr
9 5 (1.33%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.33%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.06%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.80%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.53%) gulp
General
1 92 (24.47%) Finance
2 44 (11.70%) Banking
3 34 (9.04%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.79%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.52%) Public Sector
5 17 (4.52%) Retail
6 13 (3.46%) Marketing
7 12 (3.19%) Investment Banking
7 12 (3.19%) Legal
8 8 (2.13%) Front Office
9 6 (1.60%) Games
10 5 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.06%) Billing
11 4 (1.06%) Law
11 4 (1.06%) Private Banking
11 4 (1.06%) Publishing
12 3 (0.80%) Advertising
12 3 (0.80%) German Language
12 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 88 (23.40%) Developer
2 42 (11.17%) Analyst
3 40 (10.64%) Java Developer
4 39 (10.37%) Project Manager
5 31 (8.24%) Architect
6 19 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.26%) Business Analyst
8 15 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (3.72%) Consultant
10 12 (3.19%) Scrum Master
10 12 (3.19%) Security Analyst
11 11 (2.93%) IT Manager
11 11 (2.93%) Software Developer
12 10 (2.66%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (2.66%) Service Manager
13 9 (2.39%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.39%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (2.13%) C# Developer
14 8 (2.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (2.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.51%) AngularJS
1 32 (8.51%) CSS
2 29 (7.71%) Spring
3 27 (7.18%) HTML
3 27 (7.18%) Web Services
4 26 (6.91%) .NET
4 26 (6.91%) React
5 22 (5.85%) Node.js
6 18 (4.79%) REST
7 17 (4.52%) Hibernate
7 17 (4.52%) JSON
7 17 (4.52%) XML
8 14 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 14 (3.72%) GraphQL
8 14 (3.72%) RESTful
8 14 (3.72%) Spring Boot
9 12 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (2.93%) Sass
11 10 (2.66%) SOAP
11 10 (2.66%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (6.38%) User Experience
3 18 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.39%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.86%) Derivative
8 6 (1.60%) CMDB
8 6 (1.60%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.06%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.06%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.06%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.51%) Linux
2 28 (7.45%) Windows
3 6 (1.60%) Android
4 5 (1.33%) Unix
4 5 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.80%) VMS
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.82%) Scrum
3 66 (17.55%) DevOps
4 61 (16.22%) Virtual Team Management
5 54 (14.36%) Project Management
6 46 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (10.90%) Microservices
7 41 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (9.04%) ITIL
9 33 (8.78%) Test Automation
10 32 (8.51%) Project Delivery
11 30 (7.98%) Change Management
12 29 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (7.18%) Software Engineering
15 26 (6.91%) TDD
16 23 (6.12%) SDLC
17 22 (5.85%) Analytics
18 21 (5.59%) Migration
19 20 (5.32%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.55%) Java
2 64 (17.02%) SQL
3 51 (13.56%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.91%) C#
5 17 (4.52%) PowerShell
5 17 (4.52%) Python
6 13 (3.46%) TypeScript
7 12 (3.19%) Java 8
8 6 (1.60%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.33%) Go
10 4 (1.06%) C++
10 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.80%) Groovy
12 2 (0.53%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.53%) R
12 2 (0.53%) Scala
13 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.27%) ES6
Qualifications
1 36 (9.57%) Degree
2 19 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.60%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.33%) CISSP
8 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.06%) ISEB
9 4 (1.06%) PMP
10 3 (0.80%) CCIE
10 3 (0.80%) CCNP
10 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.53%) CCDA
11 2 (0.53%) CCNA
11 2 (0.53%) CISM
11 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.38%) QA
2 10 (2.66%) PMO
2 10 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.80%) NIST
4 3 (0.80%) SLA
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.27%) RMADS
6 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (8.51%) Docker
2 16 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.53%) Firmware
5 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (7.45%) Kubernetes
2 17 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.93%) EnCase
4 10 (2.66%) Terraform
5 9 (2.39%) Ansible
6 4 (1.06%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.80%) Puppet
8 2 (0.53%) Grafana
8 2 (0.53%) Kibana
8 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.53%) SCCM
9 1 (0.27%) CASB
9 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.27%) WMI
9 1 (0.27%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 50 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.52%) Oracle
3 13 (3.46%) SAP
4 11 (2.93%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.39%) Cisco
5 9 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.60%) Google
6 6 (1.60%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.33%) Informatica
8 4 (1.06%) Telerik
8 4 (1.06%) VMware
9 3 (0.80%) BMC
9 3 (0.80%) BT
9 3 (0.80%) Cognos
9 3 (0.80%) F5
9 3 (0.80%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.53%) Facebook
10 2 (0.53%) Tableau
10 2 (0.53%) Talend