Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 842 841
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing VirtualBox 38 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 32
UK median daily rate £406 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +5.56% +23.29%
10th Percentile £322 £400 £331
90th Percentile £525 £619 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £456 £450
% change year-on-year -12.33% +1.39% +25.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - -

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 12985 12942 11608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.59% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8431 8106 6614
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £609 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 880 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VirtualBox in the UK

VirtualBox
Top 12 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 21 November 2017. 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 +15 38 £406 -14.47% 5
UK excluding London +34 31 £400 -12.33% 4
South West +1 12 £413 -17.50% 2
London -36 7 £450 -10.00% 1
North of England +56 6 £360 -0.69%
West Midlands +27 6 £850 -
Midlands +25 6 £850 -
East of England - 5 - -
North West +25 3 £364 -14.41%
South East -4 3 £350 -23.29% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £380 -
North East +64 1 £325 +8.33%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (63.16%) Python
2 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) Jenkins
3 20 (52.63%) Vagrant
4 18 (47.37%) VMware
4 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (44.74%) Linux
6 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
7 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (34.21%) Ruby
9 12 (31.58%) SQL
9 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
9 12 (31.58%) DevOps
10 11 (28.95%) Java
11 10 (26.32%) Oracle
11 10 (26.32%) Unix
11 10 (26.32%) Ansible
11 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
12 9 (23.68%) Windows
12 9 (23.68%) CSS
12 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
12 9 (23.68%) Perl
12 9 (23.68%) HTML
13 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
13 8 (21.05%) Puppet
13 8 (21.05%) Docker
14 7 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (18.42%) Open Source
14 7 (18.42%) 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 7 (18.42%) Apache
2 5 (13.16%) CMS
3 3 (7.89%) Confluence
3 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.89%) Jetty
3 3 (7.89%) nginx
3 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
3 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) Mongrel
5 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Acrobat
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (10.53%) RoboHelp
1 4 (10.53%) Snagit
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 4 (10.53%) Route 53
2 4 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (5.26%) GitHub
3 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.26%) IaaS
3 2 (5.26%) Serverless
4 1 (2.63%) Heroku
4 1 (2.63%) Linode
4 1 (2.63%) Loggly
4 1 (2.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) HTTP
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) LDAP
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
1 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.26%) Hazelcast
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.63%) DataStage
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) HBase
4 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Redis
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Jenkins
2 20 (52.63%) Vagrant
3 15 (39.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.79%) JIRA
5 5 (13.16%) Bitbucket
5 5 (13.16%) Maven
6 4 (10.53%) Ant
6 4 (10.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.53%) Hudson
6 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.89%) Artifactory
7 3 (7.89%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (7.89%) Metasploit
7 3 (7.89%) OllyDbg
7 3 (7.89%) Subversion
7 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.26%) CMake
8 2 (5.26%) Gradle
8 2 (5.26%) WiX
General
1 5 (13.16%) Law
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Author
3 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Author
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Incident Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Malware Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Support
6 1 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) CSS
1 9 (23.68%) HTML
2 6 (15.79%) LAMP
3 5 (13.16%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (10.53%) JSON
4 4 (10.53%) REST
4 4 (10.53%) Spring
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) JSP
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (7.89%) SQLAlchemy
6 2 (5.26%) Hystrix
6 2 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (5.26%) Node.js
6 2 (5.26%) OAuth
6 2 (5.26%) Spring Boot
7 1 (2.63%) jQuery
7 1 (2.63%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.63%) CESG
6 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Unix
3 9 (23.68%) Windows
4 5 (13.16%) Debian
4 5 (13.16%) VMS
5 4 (10.53%) Mac OS
6 3 (7.89%) CoreOS
6 3 (7.89%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.26%) CentOS
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.63%) Fedora
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) DevOps
3 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (18.42%) Open Source
5 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.16%) Content Management
6 5 (13.16%) Information Security
6 5 (13.16%) Programme Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) Front End Development
7 4 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) OWASP
7 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (7.89%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.89%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Python
2 13 (34.21%) Ruby
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) Java
5 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
5 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
5 9 (23.68%) Perl
6 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
8 3 (7.89%) C#
8 3 (7.89%) C++
9 2 (5.26%) Go
9 2 (5.26%) Groovy
9 2 (5.26%) PHP
9 2 (5.26%) Scala
10 1 (2.63%) Jython
10 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) GCP
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.05%) Docker
3 2 (5.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (5.26%) Firmware
3 2 (5.26%) LXC
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.26%) Xen
4 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) GlusterFS
4 1 (2.63%) HDFS
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) Ansible
2 8 (21.05%) Puppet
3 7 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (13.16%) Nagios
5 3 (7.89%) EnCase
5 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
5 3 (7.89%) ZABBIX
6 2 (5.26%) Grafana
6 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
6 2 (5.26%) Kibana
6 2 (5.26%) logstash
6 2 (5.26%) Packer
6 2 (5.26%) Salt
6 2 (5.26%) Terraform
7 1 (2.63%) OpenNMS
7 1 (2.63%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.53%) Adobe
5 4 (10.53%) New Relic
6 3 (7.89%) Google
6 3 (7.89%) Rackspace
7 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (5.26%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.63%) IBM
8 1 (2.63%) Perforce
8 1 (2.63%) Splunk