Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VirtualBox skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VirtualBox over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 710 826 856
Rank change year-on-year +116 +30 -53
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 34 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.048% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 25
UK median daily rate £450 £469 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -1.32% +9.20%
10th Percentile £350 £250 £321
90th Percentile £525 £580 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £450
% change year-on-year +33.33% -33.33% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +155.00% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £25.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £25.75 £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +155.00% -

VirtualBox is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,720 15,178 12,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 15.30% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,023 9,971 8,345
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +11.11%
10th Percentile £164 £178 £162
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 778 703
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.03 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.48 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +3.22% -

VirtualBox
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VirtualBox as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VirtualBox in the UK

VirtualBox
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VirtualBox in the UK

VirtualBox
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VirtualBox over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VirtualBox in the UK

VirtualBox
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VirtualBox.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VirtualBox in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VirtualBox within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +158 34 £450 -5.26% 19
London +122 17 £466 -4.36% 10
UK excluding London +99 17 £400 +33.33% 10
North of England - 12 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £350 -
North West - 6 £400 - 2
South West +24 5 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VirtualBox also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VirtualBox.

1 24 (70.59%) Docker
2 21 (61.76%) Python
3 20 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 20 (58.82%) Jenkins
4 19 (55.88%) VMware
4 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (52.94%) Linux
5 18 (52.94%) AWS
6 16 (47.06%) Kubernetes
7 14 (41.18%) Vagrant
7 14 (41.18%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
8 13 (38.24%) Git (software)
8 13 (38.24%) Windows
8 13 (38.24%) Red Hat
8 13 (38.24%) Ansible
9 12 (35.29%) Azure
9 12 (35.29%) Google
9 12 (35.29%) JIRA
9 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (32.35%) SQL
10 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
10 11 (32.35%) Hortonworks
10 11 (32.35%) Cloudera
10 11 (32.35%) GitHub
10 11 (32.35%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (32.35%) Terraform
11 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
11 10 (29.41%) PostgreSQL

VirtualBox
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (26.47%) Apache Spark
1 9 (26.47%) SAS
2 7 (20.59%) Apache
2 7 (20.59%) Tomcat
3 6 (17.65%) Confluence
3 6 (17.65%) JBoss
3 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) AWS
2 12 (35.29%) Azure
3 11 (32.35%) GitHub
4 9 (26.47%) Amazon EKS
5 6 (17.65%) GCP
5 6 (17.65%) PaaS
6 2 (5.88%) Office 365
7 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.94%) G Suite
7 1 (2.94%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (26.47%) Amazon Athena
2 9 (26.47%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (26.47%) Hadoop
2 9 (26.47%) Neo4j
2 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
2 9 (26.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.82%) MySQL
6 2 (5.88%) Big Data
7 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 14 (41.18%) Vagrant
3 13 (38.24%) Git (software)
4 12 (35.29%) JIRA
5 9 (26.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (26.47%) GitLab
6 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
6 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio Code
7 3 (8.82%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
1 5 (14.71%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.94%) Avionics
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Administrator
2 7 (20.59%) ETL Developer
3 5 (14.71%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) C# Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior C# Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (8.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Data Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Middleware Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) PySpark
1 9 (26.47%) Spark Streaming
2 7 (20.59%) Web Services
3 5 (14.71%) .NET
3 5 (14.71%) .NET Core
3 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (14.71%) Entity Framework
3 5 (14.71%) LINQ
3 5 (14.71%) RxJS
3 5 (14.71%) WCF
4 4 (11.76%) Middleware
5 3 (8.82%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (8.82%) REST
6 2 (5.88%) HTML
6 2 (5.88%) Lucene
6 2 (5.88%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) HTML5
7 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 8 (23.53%) CentOS
3 8 (23.53%) Unix
4 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.82%) DC/OS
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.88%) Fedora
7 2 (5.88%) Solaris
8 1 (2.94%) Android
8 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.94%) Debian
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Configuration Management
2 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Analytics
5 9 (26.47%) Data Munging
5 9 (26.47%) Data Science
5 9 (26.47%) ETL
5 9 (26.47%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (20.59%) Change Management
7 6 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (17.65%) Workflow
8 5 (14.71%) DevOps
8 5 (14.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (14.71%) Microservices
8 5 (14.71%) MVC
8 5 (14.71%) SDLC
8 5 (14.71%) Sprint Planning
8 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) Python
2 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
2 11 (32.35%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) Scala
4 5 (14.71%) C#
4 5 (14.71%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) TypeScript
5 4 (11.76%) Ruby
6 3 (8.82%) Perl
6 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.88%) CISSP
4 2 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (5.88%) GIAC
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Linux+ Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (5.88%) RHCSA
4 2 (5.88%) SANS
4 2 (5.88%) SSCP
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Docker
2 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (32.35%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.88%) NFS
6 2 (5.88%) Samba
6 2 (5.88%) Xen
7 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
7 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) Kubernetes
2 14 (41.18%) Docker Swarm
3 13 (38.24%) Ansible
4 11 (32.35%) Terraform
5 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (11.76%) Puppet
7 3 (8.82%) Packer
7 3 (8.82%) Prometheus
8 2 (5.88%) Marathon
8 2 (5.88%) Mesos
8 2 (5.88%) Nagios
8 2 (5.88%) OpenNMS
8 2 (5.88%) Salt
8 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
8 2 (5.88%) ZABBIX
9 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) VMware
2 13 (38.24%) Red Hat
3 12 (35.29%) Google
4 11 (32.35%) Cloudera
4 11 (32.35%) Hortonworks
5 9 (26.47%) Datactics
5 9 (26.47%) IBM
5 9 (26.47%) Informatica
5 9 (26.47%) Palantir
5 9 (26.47%) Talend
6 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle
8 2 (5.88%) Dell
8 2 (5.88%) EMC
8 2 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.94%) Apple
9 1 (2.94%) APTARE
9 1 (2.94%) Citrix
9 1 (2.94%) Symantec