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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Rank 583 591 558
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -33
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.17% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
5359 5226 4517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.46% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2681 2160
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 598 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 2015.

VirtualBox Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 9 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 24 April 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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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 +1 11 £438 +45.83% 15
London +9 5 £500 +5.26% 11
South East - 4 £375 - 3
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 1
Newbury - 3 £375 -
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -

VirtualBox
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Linux
2 27 (71.05%) Vagrant
3 26 (68.42%) Puppet
4 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (52.63%) Scrum
5 20 (52.63%) VMware
5 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (50.00%) Kanban
6 19 (50.00%) Web Services
7 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
8 17 (44.74%) Java
8 17 (44.74%) Tomcat
9 15 (39.47%) Maven
9 15 (39.47%) Web Development
10 14 (36.84%) MVC
10 14 (36.84%) Ruby
10 14 (36.84%) DevOps
11 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (34.21%) Selenium
11 13 (34.21%) Apache
12 12 (31.58%) Python
12 12 (31.58%) JUnit
12 12 (31.58%) Hibernate
12 12 (31.58%) TDD
12 12 (31.58%) Spring
12 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
12 12 (31.58%) BDD
12 12 (31.58%) Amazon EC2

VirtualBox
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (44.74%) Tomcat
2 13 (34.21%) Apache
3 8 (21.05%) nginx
3 8 (21.05%) Node.js
4 6 (15.79%) OpenStack
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
5 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (2.63%) Confluence
7 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (52.63%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (31.58%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (23.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (21.05%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (18.42%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (18.42%) Amazon S3
5 7 (18.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (18.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (7.89%) GitHub
6 3 (7.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Internet
2 7 (18.42%) DHCP
2 7 (18.42%) DNS
3 5 (13.16%) NAS
4 4 (10.53%) SAN
4 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
5 3 (7.89%) IMAP
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless
5 3 (7.89%) POP3
5 3 (7.89%) SMTP
5 3 (7.89%) DMZ
5 3 (7.89%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security
7 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 8 (21.05%) Redis
3 5 (13.16%) Hazelcast
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.63%) Big Data
7 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (39.47%) Maven
3 13 (34.21%) Selenium
4 12 (31.58%) JUnit
4 12 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 12 (31.58%) Mockito
5 11 (28.95%) Git (software)
6 8 (21.05%) Hudson
7 7 (18.42%) Mercurial
7 7 (18.42%) RSpec
8 3 (7.89%) Subversion
8 3 (7.89%) Ant
9 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
9 2 (5.26%) JIRA
9 2 (5.26%) GitLab
10 1 (2.63%) FishEye
10 1 (2.63%) Grunt
10 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (7.89%) Publishing
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Developer
2 15 (39.47%) Java Developer
3 14 (36.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Assurance Manager
8 1 (2.63%) DevOps Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Linux Support
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) Web Services
2 12 (31.58%) Hibernate
2 12 (31.58%) Spring
2 12 (31.58%) Spring MVC
2 12 (31.58%) JPA
3 9 (23.68%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) RESTful
4 7 (18.42%) Play Framework
4 7 (18.42%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) Ajax
4 7 (18.42%) JSON
4 7 (18.42%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (13.16%) PostGIS
5 5 (13.16%) JTS
6 4 (10.53%) .NET
6 4 (10.53%) J2EE
7 3 (7.89%) WebCenter
7 3 (7.89%) HTML
7 3 (7.89%) MAPI
8 2 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Open Source
2 7 (18.42%) Replication
3 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 4 (10.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) CESG
4 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.63%) GIS
6 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
3 5 (13.16%) Windows
4 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.26%) Fedora
5 2 (5.26%) Debian
5 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (52.63%) Scrum
4 19 (50.00%) Kanban
5 15 (39.47%) Web Development
6 14 (36.84%) MVC
6 14 (36.84%) DevOps
7 12 (31.58%) TDD
7 12 (31.58%) BDD
8 10 (26.32%) Load Balancing
8 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
9 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
9 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (10.53%) Workflow
11 3 (7.89%) Protective Monitoring
11 3 (7.89%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (7.89%) ITIL
11 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
12 2 (5.26%) UML
12 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) Ruby
3 12 (31.58%) Python
4 11 (28.95%) Groovy
5 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) C-shell
8 1 (2.63%) Korn
8 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCNP
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.68%) Docker
3 7 (18.42%) Varnish
4 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (71.05%) Vagrant
2 26 (68.42%) Puppet
3 13 (34.21%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) yum
4 1 (2.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) Pega
4 3 (7.89%) Google
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco