The table below looks at the statistics for VirtualBox skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VirtualBox over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Rank 608 575 571
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -4
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 11 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.051% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.52% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 4
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-28.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VirtualBox
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VirtualBox within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VirtualBox Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VirtualBox
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VirtualBox within the UK.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VirtualBox
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VirtualBox within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VirtualBox within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 11 £475 +1.06% 9
London -14 6 £488 +2.63% 4
Hampshire -1 5 £288 -20.68%
South East -4 5 £288 -20.68% 1
Southampton +7 3 £288 -20.68%
City of London +36 1 £500 +5.26% 1

VirtualBox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VirtualBox also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VirtualBox.

1 19 (86.36%) Linux
2 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
3 12 (54.55%) Unix
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) DevOps
5 10 (45.45%) Docker
5 10 (45.45%) Perl
5 10 (45.45%) Selenium
5 10 (45.45%) Ruby
6 9 (40.91%) MySQL
6 9 (40.91%) Internet
7 8 (36.36%) Vagrant
7 8 (36.36%) Puppet
8 7 (31.82%) LAMP
8 7 (31.82%) Java
8 7 (31.82%) Windows
8 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) Python
9 6 (27.27%) Apache
9 6 (27.27%) PHP
9 6 (27.27%) Scrum
9 6 (27.27%) MVC
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 6 (27.27%) Ubuntu
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS

VirtualBox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VirtualBox also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VirtualBox. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) Confluence
2 4 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (18.18%) Node.js
2 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) GitHub
2 4 (18.18%) PaaS
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 2 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Internet
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) SMTP
4 2 (9.09%) 802.11
4 2 (9.09%) ADSL
4 2 (9.09%) BGP
4 2 (9.09%) DHCP
4 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) FTP
4 2 (9.09%) IPsec
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) OSPF
4 2 (9.09%) SNMP
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) Hazelcast
2 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 4 (18.18%) Redis
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
2 12 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) Vagrant
5 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (22.73%) Gradle
5 5 (22.73%) JUnit
5 5 (22.73%) Maven
5 5 (22.73%) Mockito
5 5 (22.73%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (18.18%) FishEye
6 4 (18.18%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.55%) gulp
8 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.55%) NetBeans
8 1 (4.55%) PhpStorm
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
1 7 (31.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) LAMP
2 5 (22.73%) JSON
2 5 (22.73%) Sensu
2 5 (22.73%) Spring
2 5 (22.73%) Spring MVC
3 4 (18.18%) Ajax
3 4 (18.18%) ELK Stack
3 4 (18.18%) GeoJSON
3 4 (18.18%) JTS
3 4 (18.18%) RESTful
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 3 (13.64%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
5 2 (9.09%) XSLT
6 1 (4.55%) HTML
6 1 (4.55%) Laravel
6 1 (4.55%) PostGIS
6 1 (4.55%) Sass
6 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Unix
3 7 (31.82%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Ubuntu
5 5 (22.73%) CentOS
6 4 (18.18%) Fedora
7 2 (9.09%) Solaris
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.55%) Debian
8 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (50.00%) DevOps
3 6 (27.27%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (18.18%) Open Source
5 4 (18.18%) Refactoring
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Kanban
6 3 (13.64%) Web Development
7 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) Network Design
7 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (9.09%) Web Operations
8 1 (4.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Perl
1 10 (45.45%) Ruby
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) PHP
3 6 (27.27%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) PHP 5
7 1 (4.55%) PHP 7
7 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CCENT
1 2 (9.09%) CCNA
1 2 (9.09%) CCNP
1 2 (9.09%) CCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (45.45%) Docker
3 2 (9.09%) Xen
4 1 (4.55%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Puppet
2 6 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (18.18%) logstash
3 4 (18.18%) yum
4 2 (9.09%) Ansible
4 2 (9.09%) Cacti
5 1 (4.55%) OSSEC
5 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Rackspace
3 4 (18.18%) SaltStack
3 4 (18.18%) Splunk
4 2 (9.09%) Aruba
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Qualys
4 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Infobright