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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Rank 589 601 580
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 36 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.027% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £90
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 23 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 28 August 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 +10 36 £438 +19.86% 9
South West - 17 £450 -
Devon - 10 £420 -
Plymouth - 8 £420 -
London +21 7 £419 -16.25% 4
Gloucestershire - 7 £450 -
Cheltenham - 7 £450 -
South East -22 6 £338 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire - 5 £475 - 1
Leeds - 5 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £475 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Redditch - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Crawley - 3 £338 -
West Sussex - 3 £338 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £438 -
Gloucester - 1 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 - 1
North East - 1 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £475 - 1

VirtualBox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 33 (70.21%) Jenkins
3 29 (61.70%) Vagrant
4 24 (51.06%) DevOps
5 23 (48.94%) Puppet
6 21 (44.68%) Firewall
7 20 (42.55%) DNS
7 20 (42.55%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (42.55%) Docker
8 19 (40.43%) Java
9 18 (38.30%) Configuration Management
9 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (36.17%) Subversion
10 17 (36.17%) Windows
10 17 (36.17%) Apache
11 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
12 15 (31.91%) VMware
12 15 (31.91%) Ruby
12 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
14 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (27.66%) QA
14 13 (27.66%) Bash Shell
14 13 (27.66%) Ansible
15 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (25.53%) Ubuntu
15 12 (25.53%) LAMP
15 12 (25.53%) CCNA
15 12 (25.53%) VPN

VirtualBox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (36.17%) Apache
2 7 (14.89%) JBoss
2 7 (14.89%) Drupal
3 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.38%) Confluence
4 3 (6.38%) Node.js
4 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (10.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (8.51%) PaaS
4 3 (6.38%) GitHub
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) SaaS
6 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (44.68%) Firewall
2 20 (42.55%) DNS
3 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
4 12 (25.53%) VPN
5 11 (23.40%) VLAN
5 11 (23.40%) Wireshark
6 10 (21.28%) IPsec
7 9 (19.15%) Network Security
8 8 (17.02%) SSL
9 7 (14.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (8.51%) Internet
10 4 (8.51%) DHCP
11 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.38%) FTP
11 3 (6.38%) SNMP
11 3 (6.38%) ADSL
11 3 (6.38%) LAN
11 3 (6.38%) VoIP
11 3 (6.38%) WAN
11 3 (6.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) Redis
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (70.21%) Jenkins
2 17 (36.17%) Subversion
3 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
4 8 (17.02%) Metasploit
5 6 (12.77%) Ant
5 6 (12.77%) Maven
6 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.38%) FishEye
7 3 (6.38%) JIRA
7 3 (6.38%) Selenium
7 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.13%) Grunt
General
1 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Monitoring Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Cyber Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) LAMP
2 10 (21.28%) Java EE
3 8 (17.02%) MCollective
4 6 (12.77%) WebCenter
5 5 (10.64%) JSTL
5 5 (10.64%) JSP
6 4 (8.51%) XML
6 4 (8.51%) XSLT
6 4 (8.51%) J2EE
7 3 (6.38%) 802.1X
8 2 (4.26%) HTML
8 2 (4.26%) Web Services
9 1 (2.13%) .NET
9 1 (2.13%) CSS
9 1 (2.13%) YAML
9 1 (2.13%) HTML5
9 1 (2.13%) CSS3
9 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) CESG
3 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 17 (36.17%) Windows
3 12 (25.53%) Ubuntu
4 9 (19.15%) UNIX
4 9 (19.15%) CentOS
5 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.64%) Solaris
7 3 (6.38%) Fedora
8 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) DevOps
2 18 (38.30%) Configuration Management
2 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (23.40%) Open Source
5 10 (21.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (17.02%) DDoS Mitigation
6 8 (17.02%) Cyber Security
7 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.89%) Incident Management
7 7 (14.89%) TDD
8 5 (10.64%) MVC
9 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.51%) ITIL
10 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
10 3 (6.38%) Network Design
11 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
11 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Java
2 15 (31.91%) Ruby
3 13 (27.66%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.77%) Python
4 6 (12.77%) Perl
5 5 (10.64%) PHP
5 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.38%) Groovy
8 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.53%) CCNA
3 5 (10.64%) CCNP
4 3 (6.38%) CCSE
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.38%) JNCIA
4 3 (6.38%) CCENT
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Docker
2 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (61.70%) Vagrant
2 23 (48.94%) Puppet
3 20 (42.55%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (27.66%) Ansible
5 8 (17.02%) Nmap
6 6 (12.77%) logstash
7 3 (6.38%) Graylog
7 3 (6.38%) Graphite
7 3 (6.38%) Cacti
7 3 (6.38%) yum
7 3 (6.38%) Nagios
7 3 (6.38%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
2 15 (31.91%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Oracle
4 8 (17.02%) IBM
5 7 (14.89%) Cisco
6 6 (12.77%) Splunk
7 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.51%) Juniper
9 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.38%) Aruba
9 3 (6.38%) Rackspace
9 3 (6.38%) New Relic
9 3 (6.38%) SaltStack
9 3 (6.38%) Qualys
9 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.13%) Pega
10 1 (2.13%) Citrix
10 1 (2.13%) F5
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