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 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 636 623
Rank change year-on-year +63 -13  
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 41 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.024% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 17
UK median daily rate £433 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.77% -  
10th Percentile £349 £382 £400
90th Percentile £453 £514 £485
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
UK 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5299 6753 5916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.25% 12.57% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5048 7064 5766
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £175 £200 £180
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 680 796
UK median hourly rate £16.65 £20.00 £17.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +13.31%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 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
England +57 41 £433 -3.77% 10
UK excluding London +93 35 £433 -3.77% 6
South West - 18 £433 - 1
East of England +7 14 - -
London +4 6 £450 - 4
South East +16 2 £451 -1.26% 4
North of England - 1 £315 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for VirtualBox.

1 41 (85.42%) Python
2 28 (58.33%) VMware
2 28 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (54.17%) Test Automation
4 25 (52.08%) Linux
5 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 23 (47.92%) Vagrant
7 22 (45.83%) Perl
8 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (35.42%) Git (software)
11 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 16 (33.33%) Unix
12 14 (29.17%) VMS
12 14 (29.17%) Ruby
12 14 (29.17%) Docker
12 14 (29.17%) Open Source
13 13 (27.08%) REST
13 13 (27.08%) JSON
13 13 (27.08%) Programme Delivery
14 11 (22.92%) Internet
14 11 (22.92%) SQL
14 11 (22.92%) Law
14 11 (22.92%) Mac OS
14 11 (22.92%) OWASP
15 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (20.83%) HTML
15 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
15 10 (20.83%) CSS

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 5 (10.42%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.17%) G Suite
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.08%) Loggly
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Route 53
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Slack
4 1 (2.08%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Internet
2 8 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) BGP
4 2 (4.17%) LDAP
4 2 (4.17%) MPLS
4 2 (4.17%) OSPF
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (2.08%) Skype
5 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) HBase
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Riak
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 23 (47.92%) Vagrant
3 17 (35.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.58%) Hudson
4 7 (14.58%) IDA Disassembler
4 7 (14.58%) Metasploit
4 7 (14.58%) OllyDbg
5 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.08%) Ant
6 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.08%) CMake
6 1 (2.08%) Gradle
6 1 (2.08%) Grunt
6 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) WiX
General
1 11 (22.92%) Law
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Team Leader
3 7 (14.58%) Test Leader
3 7 (14.58%) Test Team Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Malware Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Python Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (6.25%) Malware Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) JSON
1 13 (27.08%) REST
2 10 (20.83%) CSS
2 10 (20.83%) HTML
3 9 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (18.75%) SQLAlchemy
4 3 (6.25%) Node.js
5 2 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (4.17%) RESTful
5 2 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) .NET
6 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.08%) CSS3
6 1 (2.08%) HTML5
6 1 (2.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.08%) JSP
6 1 (2.08%) LAMP
6 1 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.58%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (8.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (52.08%) Linux
2 16 (33.33%) Unix
3 14 (29.17%) VMS
4 11 (22.92%) Mac OS
5 8 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.25%) CentOS
7 3 (6.25%) Kali Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Android
8 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (2.08%) CoreOS
9 1 (2.08%) HPUX
9 1 (2.08%) Solaris
9 1 (2.08%) SUSE
9 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.17%) Open Source
5 13 (27.08%) Programme Delivery
6 11 (22.92%) OWASP
7 9 (18.75%) DevOps
7 9 (18.75%) Front End Development
8 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Actionable Insight
9 7 (14.58%) Computer Forensics
9 7 (14.58%) Information Security
9 7 (14.58%) Malware Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Pair Programming
9 7 (14.58%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (14.58%) Threat Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 41 (85.42%) Python
2 22 (45.83%) Perl
3 16 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 14 (29.17%) Ruby
5 11 (22.92%) SQL
6 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 6 (12.50%) Java
8 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (6.25%) Assembly Language
9 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
10 2 (4.17%) C#
10 2 (4.17%) Groovy
11 1 (2.08%) C++
11 1 (2.08%) Go
11 1 (2.08%) PHP
11 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
1 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) CCNP
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (29.17%) Docker
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) KVM
3 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) HDFS
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) LXC
4 1 (2.08%) vCloud
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.75%) Puppet
3 8 (16.67%) Ansible
4 7 (14.58%) EnCase
5 4 (8.33%) Terraform
6 2 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (4.17%) Nagios
6 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.17%) SCCM
6 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.08%) Kibana
7 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.08%) logstash
7 1 (2.08%) Packer
7 1 (2.08%) Salt
7 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.33%) Splunk
4 3 (6.25%) AppDynamics
4 3 (6.25%) Google
5 2 (4.17%) Apple
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) New Relic
6 1 (2.08%) RedGate
6 1 (2.08%) Sage
6 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.08%) SaltStack