The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Rank 586 561 579
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£365 £90 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+305.55% -48.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £90 -
% change year-on-year
+305.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 25 July 2014.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 11 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 25 July 2014. 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
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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 -28 7 £365 +305.55% 5
London 0 1 £525 +125.80% 4
Manchester - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - - 3
Wales - - - - 3
Cardiff - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

VirtualBox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 11 (68.75%) Web Services
4 10 (62.50%) Oracle
4 10 (62.50%) jQuery
5 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (43.75%) RSS
6 7 (43.75%) PHP
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 7 (43.75%) Drupal
6 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (37.50%) Varnish
7 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
8 5 (31.25%) Vagrant
8 5 (31.25%) JPA
8 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (31.25%) Spring MVC
8 5 (31.25%) Selenium
8 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
8 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (31.25%) RESTful
8 5 (31.25%) Mockito
8 5 (31.25%) Puppet
8 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
8 5 (31.25%) MVC
8 5 (31.25%) TDD
8 5 (31.25%) Spring

VirtualBox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) Drupal
2 4 (25.00%) Apache
2 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (18.75%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Hazelcast
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) Maven
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Mockito
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) RSpec
4 3 (18.75%) Grunt
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) JUnit
6 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) Gradle
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) CSS
2 11 (68.75%) Web Services
3 10 (62.50%) jQuery
4 7 (43.75%) RSS
5 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) Ajax
5 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) Spring MVC
5 5 (31.25%) JPA
5 5 (31.25%) RESTful
6 4 (25.00%) PostGIS
6 4 (25.00%) JTS
7 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Linked Data
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
1 5 (31.25%) TDD
1 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Kanban
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) RUP
4 1 (6.25%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PHP
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) Bourne shell
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Varnish
3 3 (18.75%) vCloud
4 2 (12.50%) KVM
4 2 (12.50%) Docker
5 1 (6.25%) NFS
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
1 5 (31.25%) Vagrant
2 1 (6.25%) YUM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Zend