The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for VirtualBox skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VirtualBox over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Oracle VM VirtualBox
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 268 261
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £451 £456 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% +21.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -3.77% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VirtualBox is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 965 1173 1212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.44% 13.04% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 691 602
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 103 147
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

VirtualBox
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing VirtualBox as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VirtualBox in the South East

VirtualBox
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VirtualBox in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VirtualBox in the South East

VirtualBox
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VirtualBox within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 2 £451 -
VirtualBox
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VirtualBox also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VirtualBox.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) X-Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

VirtualBox
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) SUSE
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) KVM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Kibana
3 1 (33.33%) logstash
3 1 (33.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) RedGate
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com