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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Rank 588 604 572
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -32
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 32 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £365 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +305.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £365 £90
% change year-on-year
+23.28% +305.55%
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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 2015.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 19 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 31 July 2015. 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 0 32 £450 +23.28% 12
South West - 18 £450 -
Devon - 10 £420 -
London +5 8 £450 -14.28% 3
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 -
Cheltenham - 8 £450 -
Plymouth - 8 £420 -
South East -10 5 £338 -7.53% 4
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 2 £338 -
Crawley - 2 £338 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Redditch - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

VirtualBox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 31 (72.09%) Linux
2 27 (62.79%) Jenkins
3 26 (60.47%) Vagrant
4 23 (53.49%) DNS
4 23 (53.49%) Firewall
5 21 (48.84%) DevOps
5 21 (48.84%) Puppet
6 20 (46.51%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (46.51%) Docker
7 18 (41.86%) Configuration Management
7 18 (41.86%) Java
8 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (32.56%) Apache
9 14 (32.56%) VPN
9 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (30.23%) QA
10 13 (30.23%) Ansible
10 13 (30.23%) Red Hat
10 13 (30.23%) Ruby
11 12 (27.91%) Subversion
11 12 (27.91%) VMware
11 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (27.91%) Oracle
11 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
12 11 (25.58%) Windows
12 11 (25.58%) CCNA
12 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
12 11 (25.58%) LAMP
13 10 (23.26%) VLAN

VirtualBox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (32.56%) Apache
2 7 (16.28%) JBoss
2 7 (16.28%) Drupal
3 5 (11.63%) OpenStack
4 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.33%) Confluence
7 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (11.63%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) GitHub
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) DNS
1 23 (53.49%) Firewall
2 14 (32.56%) VPN
3 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
4 10 (23.26%) VLAN
4 10 (23.26%) Wireshark
5 9 (20.93%) Network Security
5 9 (20.93%) IPsec
6 8 (18.60%) SSL
7 7 (16.28%) DHCP
7 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (13.95%) NAS
9 5 (11.63%) SAN
10 4 (9.30%) DMZ
11 2 (4.65%) Internet
11 2 (4.65%) 802.11
11 2 (4.65%) OSPF
11 2 (4.65%) BGP
11 2 (4.65%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.65%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (11.63%) MySQL
3 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Redis
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (62.79%) Jenkins
2 12 (27.91%) Subversion
3 8 (18.60%) Metasploit
3 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.63%) Ant
4 5 (11.63%) Maven
5 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.33%) FishEye
6 1 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (2.33%) Selenium
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.33%) Grunt
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Monitoring Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Assurance Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) LAMP
2 10 (23.26%) Java EE
3 8 (18.60%) MCollective
4 7 (16.28%) J2EE
5 6 (13.95%) Web Services
6 5 (11.63%) WebCenter
6 5 (11.63%) .NET
7 4 (9.30%) JSTL
7 4 (9.30%) JSP
8 2 (4.65%) HTML
8 2 (4.65%) 802.1X
9 1 (2.33%) XML
9 1 (2.33%) XSLT
9 1 (2.33%) HTML5
9 1 (2.33%) CSS3
9 1 (2.33%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.33%) Sass
9 1 (2.33%) CSS
9 1 (2.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (11.63%) Thin Client
2 5 (11.63%) Fat Client
3 4 (9.30%) CESG
4 3 (6.98%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.33%) GIS
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Linux
2 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 7 (16.28%) Ubuntu
4 6 (13.95%) CentOS
4 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.30%) UNIX
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) Solaris
7 1 (2.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) DevOps
2 18 (41.86%) Configuration Management
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (20.93%) Open Source
7 8 (18.60%) Cyber Security
7 8 (18.60%) DDoS Mitigation
8 7 (16.28%) Incident Management
8 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
9 6 (13.95%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) Workflow
10 5 (11.63%) SDLC
11 4 (9.30%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
11 4 (9.30%) MVC
11 4 (9.30%) Protective Monitoring
12 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
13 2 (4.65%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) Ruby
3 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.30%) Python
4 4 (9.30%) Perl
5 3 (6.98%) Groovy
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) SQL
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (25.58%) CCNA
3 4 (9.30%) CCNP
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCSE
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.65%) JNCIA
4 2 (4.65%) CCENT
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (46.51%) Docker
2 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 8 (18.60%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
5 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (60.47%) Vagrant
2 21 (48.84%) Puppet
3 20 (46.51%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (30.23%) Ansible
5 8 (18.60%) Nmap
6 4 (9.30%) logstash
7 3 (6.98%) Graylog
7 3 (6.98%) Graphite
7 3 (6.98%) Nagios
7 3 (6.98%) StatsD
8 2 (4.65%) Cacti
9 1 (2.33%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Red Hat
2 12 (27.91%) Oracle
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) IBM
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 5 (11.63%) Pega
6 4 (9.30%) Splunk
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.98%) Juniper
7 3 (6.98%) New Relic
8 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.65%) Qualys
8 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.65%) Aruba
9 1 (2.33%) F5
9 1 (2.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.33%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) SaltStack
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