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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Rank 586 575 587
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 16 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.015% 0.003%
As % of the System Software category 0.30% 0.16% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
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£365 £350 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £90 -
% change year-on-year
+233.33% -
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
5388 5153 4826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 2669 2339
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 585 588
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 1 September 2014.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 16 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 1 September 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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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 -7 15 £365 +4.28% 11
South East 0 10 £300 +233.33%
London -3 4 £500 +37.93% 10
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 5
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1

VirtualBox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) CSS
2 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
3 13 (56.52%) Vagrant
4 11 (47.83%) Selenium
4 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle
5 10 (43.48%) Java
5 10 (43.48%) Maven
5 10 (43.48%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (43.48%) Puppet
6 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (39.13%) jQuery
6 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
7 8 (34.78%) MVC
7 8 (34.78%) Spring
7 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) Ajax
7 8 (34.78%) JSON
7 8 (34.78%) Spring MVC
7 8 (34.78%) JPA
7 8 (34.78%) Amazon S3
7 8 (34.78%) RESTful
7 8 (34.78%) Mockito
7 8 (34.78%) Cucumber

VirtualBox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (26.09%) Apache
1 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
1 6 (26.09%) Drupal
2 3 (13.04%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (34.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SSL
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) WAAS
3 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.35%) IPv6
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) Hazelcast
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) Maven
4 8 (34.78%) Mockito
4 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
5 6 (26.09%) RSpec
6 5 (21.74%) Subversion
6 5 (21.74%) JUnit
7 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
8 3 (13.04%) Grunt
9 2 (8.70%) JMeter
9 2 (8.70%) JIRA
10 1 (4.35%) Gradle
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Drupal Developer
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) CSS
1 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) jQuery
3 8 (34.78%) JPA
3 8 (34.78%) RESTful
3 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
3 8 (34.78%) Spring
3 8 (34.78%) Ajax
3 8 (34.78%) JSON
3 8 (34.78%) Spring MVC
4 6 (26.09%) RSS
5 4 (17.39%) JTS
5 4 (17.39%) PostGIS
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Linked Data
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) DataPower
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (21.74%) CentOS
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (34.78%) MVC
2 8 (34.78%) TDD
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (21.74%) BDD
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Kanban
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Web Development
5 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Security Management
8 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) PHP
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
5 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCIE
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (26.09%) Varnish
3 5 (21.74%) vCloud
3 5 (21.74%) Docker
4 3 (13.04%) KVM
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) Vagrant
2 10 (43.48%) Puppet
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
3 3 (13.04%) Zenoss
3 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.35%) YUM
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Red Hat
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Tripwire
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
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