The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 524 531 507
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing KVM 47 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.059% 0.046%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 0.61% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 12
Average daily rate
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£361 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £470 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £359 £425
% change year-on-year
-16.37% -15.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4897 4601 3971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.06% 9.67% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2495 1921
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 597 575
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KVM across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

KVM Jobs Demand Trend in England

KVM
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing KVM across the England region.

KVM Daily Rate Trend in England

KVM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KVM across the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

KVM Daily Rate Histogram in England

KVM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing KVM across the England region.

KVM Hourly Rate Trend in England

KVM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the England region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
London +15 25 £450 +20.00% 8
North West - 7 £288 -
South East -10 6 £375 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire - 5 £300 - 3
East Midlands - 3 £347 -
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KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing KVM 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 KVM.

1 75 (91.46%) Linux
2 57 (69.51%) VMware
3 54 (65.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (59.76%) Python
5 43 (52.44%) OpenStack
6 40 (48.78%) Bash Shell
7 38 (46.34%) Configuration Management
8 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (40.24%) Puppet
10 32 (39.02%) QEMU
11 31 (37.80%) Open Source
12 30 (36.59%) Windows
13 25 (30.49%) Solaris
13 25 (30.49%) SAN
14 24 (29.27%) Perl
14 24 (29.27%) DevOps
15 23 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (28.05%) Red Hat
16 22 (26.83%) NAS
17 19 (23.17%) Oracle
18 17 (20.73%) Cisco
18 17 (20.73%) IBM
18 17 (20.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 16 (19.51%) UNIX
20 15 (18.29%) Hyper-V
21 14 (17.07%) Finance
22 13 (15.85%) Automated Testing
22 13 (15.85%) Apache
22 13 (15.85%) Tomcat
22 13 (15.85%) EMC

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing KVM 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 KVM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (52.44%) OpenStack
2 13 (15.85%) Apache
2 13 (15.85%) Tomcat
3 12 (14.63%) IIS
4 11 (13.41%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.32%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (7.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (7.32%) WebLogic
5 6 (7.32%) JBoss
6 4 (4.88%) GlassFish
7 3 (3.66%) iPlanet
7 3 (3.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.44%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.22%) Jetty
9 1 (1.22%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Project
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) RMDS
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.66%) IaaS
2 3 (3.66%) GitHub
2 3 (3.66%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (1.22%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (30.49%) SAN
2 22 (26.83%) NAS
3 12 (14.63%) iSCSI
4 11 (13.41%) Firewall
4 11 (13.41%) WAN
4 11 (13.41%) FCoE
5 9 (10.98%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (9.76%) Multicast
6 8 (9.76%) LAN
7 7 (8.54%) DNS
8 6 (7.32%) VLAN
8 6 (7.32%) HTTP
9 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.44%) LDAP
10 2 (2.44%) VPN
11 1 (1.22%) IPsec
11 1 (1.22%) IMAP
11 1 (1.22%) Internet
11 1 (1.22%) SMTP
11 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.10%) MySQL
4 5 (6.10%) HBase
5 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.88%) Subversion
4 3 (3.66%) Maven
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) CMake
5 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) Administrator
2 15 (18.29%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (10.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.98%) Architect
5 8 (9.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (4.88%) Build Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.66%) Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Consultant
10 3 (3.66%) UNIX Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) Servlets
1 10 (12.20%) Middleware
2 7 (8.54%) Rendezvous
3 6 (7.32%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) XML
3 6 (7.32%) XSLT
4 5 (6.10%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (3.66%) CPAN
5 3 (3.66%) J2EE
6 2 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.22%) Java EE
7 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.76%) Clustering
3 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Replication
5 3 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.44%) Wiki
6 2 (2.44%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.22%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 75 (91.46%) Linux
2 30 (36.59%) Windows
3 25 (30.49%) Solaris
4 17 (20.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (19.51%) UNIX
6 6 (7.32%) AIX
7 4 (4.88%) Scientific Linux
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.66%) SUSE
8 3 (3.66%) HPUX
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.44%) CentOS
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.22%) Debian
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) Configuration Management
2 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (37.80%) Open Source
4 24 (29.27%) DevOps
5 23 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.85%) Automated Testing
6 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
7 12 (14.63%) Benchmarking
8 9 (10.98%) ITIL
9 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (7.32%) High Availability
11 4 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.88%) Performance Testing
12 3 (3.66%) Project Management
12 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (3.66%) Demand Management
12 3 (3.66%) Procure-to-pay
13 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (59.76%) Python
2 40 (48.78%) Bash Shell
3 24 (29.27%) Perl
4 11 (13.41%) Java
5 9 (10.98%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) SQL
6 6 (7.32%) PHP
6 6 (7.32%) Ruby
7 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.66%) Korn
7 3 (3.66%) Fortran
7 3 (3.66%) C
7 3 (3.66%) C++
7 3 (3.66%) Haskell
7 3 (3.66%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) CCNA
1 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) MCSE
3 1 (1.22%) MCP
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (65.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (39.02%) QEMU
3 15 (18.29%) Hyper-V
4 12 (14.63%) vSphere
5 11 (13.41%) Xen
6 10 (12.20%) NFS
7 8 (9.76%) SRDF
8 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (8.54%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (7.32%) Docker
10 4 (4.88%) Ceph
10 4 (4.88%) RHEV
10 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
11 3 (3.66%) Samba
11 3 (3.66%) Firmware
11 3 (3.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.66%) Gluster
11 3 (3.66%) GPFS
12 2 (2.44%) iptables
12 2 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (40.24%) Puppet
2 12 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.54%) Nagios
4 4 (4.88%) Cobbler
4 4 (4.88%) SCCM
5 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.66%) yum
5 3 (3.66%) CFEngine
5 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.66%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.44%) OpenView
7 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.22%) Cacti
7 1 (1.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 57 (69.51%) VMware
2 23 (28.05%) Red Hat
3 19 (23.17%) Oracle
4 17 (20.73%) Cisco
4 17 (20.73%) IBM
5 13 (15.85%) EMC
6 12 (14.63%) HP
7 10 (12.20%) NetApp
8 8 (9.76%) Intel
9 7 (8.54%) TIBCO
9 7 (8.54%) DataSynapse
10 6 (7.32%) Sybase
11 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.88%) Sun
12 4 (4.88%) Symantec
13 3 (3.66%) Veritas
13 3 (3.66%) PlateSpin
13 3 (3.66%) BMC
13 3 (3.66%) Hitachi
13 3 (3.66%) F5
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