The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK / England
Rank 542 547 576
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +29
Contract jobs citing KVM 31 63 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.13% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 1.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 15
Median daily rate £470 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £588 £425 £150
% change year-on-year
+38.23% +183.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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
4793 4934 4918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.45% 10.33% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3066 2991 2710
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 450 567
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year
-0.43% -2.76%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing KVM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the England region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
London +2 24 £470 +1.66% 6
East of England - 4 - - 2
North West +22 1 £588 +38.23% 3
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing KVM 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 England region with a requirement for KVM.

1 65 (74.71%) Linux
2 55 (63.22%) VMware
3 51 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (40.23%) Red Hat
5 33 (37.93%) Puppet
6 31 (35.63%) Bash Shell
6 31 (35.63%) Python
6 31 (35.63%) DevOps
7 30 (34.48%) Windows
8 23 (26.44%) Apache
8 23 (26.44%) SAN
9 21 (24.14%) Configuration Management
9 21 (24.14%) NFS
9 21 (24.14%) DNS
9 21 (24.14%) iSCSI
10 20 (22.99%) Open Source
10 20 (22.99%) Oracle
11 19 (21.84%) NAS
11 19 (21.84%) OpenStack
12 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
12 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
12 18 (20.69%) Solaris
12 18 (20.69%) LDAP
12 18 (20.69%) Cisco
13 17 (19.54%) Firewall
13 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
13 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (18.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 23 (26.44%) Apache
2 19 (21.84%) OpenStack
3 12 (13.79%) IIS
3 12 (13.79%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (11.49%) Tomcat
5 9 (10.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (10.34%) WebSphere
6 8 (9.20%) DataSynapse
6 8 (9.20%) PowerExchange
7 5 (5.75%) SAS
7 5 (5.75%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.30%) CloudStack
8 2 (2.30%) Confluence
9 1 (1.15%) iPlanet
9 1 (1.15%) JBoss
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) IaaS
1 11 (12.64%) PaaS
2 10 (11.49%) SaaS
3 9 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.15%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) SAN
2 21 (24.14%) DNS
2 21 (24.14%) iSCSI
3 19 (21.84%) NAS
4 18 (20.69%) LDAP
5 17 (19.54%) Firewall
6 16 (18.39%) Fibre Channel
6 16 (18.39%) HTTP
7 14 (16.09%) WAN
8 13 (14.94%) LAN
8 13 (14.94%) TCP/IP
9 10 (11.49%) FCoE
9 10 (11.49%) Multicast
10 9 (10.34%) Internet
11 8 (9.20%) VLAN
12 6 (6.90%) VPN
13 5 (5.75%) BGP
14 4 (4.60%) IMAP
14 4 (4.60%) MRTG
14 4 (4.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.64%) MySQL
3 10 (11.49%) Hadoop
4 8 (9.20%) HBase
4 8 (9.20%) PowerCenter
5 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.30%) Big Data
7 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.45%) JIRA
3 3 (3.45%) Subversion
3 3 (3.45%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.15%) GitLab
4 1 (1.15%) Hudson
4 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.20%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) Administrator
2 14 (16.09%) Architect
2 14 (16.09%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (14.94%) Linux Administrator
3 13 (14.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (10.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 8 (9.20%) Consultant
6 8 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Unix Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) VMWare Administrator
8 6 (6.90%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Linux Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.60%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (4.60%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Middleware
2 8 (9.20%) HTML
2 8 (9.20%) Rendezvous
2 8 (9.20%) XML
2 8 (9.20%) XSLT
3 7 (8.05%) LAMP
4 6 (6.90%) libvirt
4 6 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.30%) RESTful
6 2 (2.30%) WebCenter
7 1 (1.15%) J2EE
7 1 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.15%) REST
7 1 (1.15%) Web Services
7 1 (1.15%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.20%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.75%) Clustering
6 4 (4.60%) Online Banking
6 4 (4.60%) Spread Betting
7 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.15%) EFT
9 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (74.71%) Linux
2 30 (34.48%) Windows
3 18 (20.69%) Solaris
4 16 (18.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (17.24%) CentOS
5 15 (17.24%) Unix
6 14 (16.09%) Ubuntu
7 10 (11.49%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.75%) AIX
9 4 (4.60%) Debian
10 3 (3.45%) SUSE
10 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.15%) HPUX
12 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) DevOps
2 21 (24.14%) Configuration Management
3 20 (22.99%) Open Source
4 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (14.94%) ITIL
5 13 (14.94%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (11.49%) Benchmarking
6 10 (11.49%) Problem Management
7 9 (10.34%) Change Management
7 9 (10.34%) Load Balancing
8 8 (9.20%) ETL
8 8 (9.20%) Server Building
9 6 (6.90%) Change Data Capture
9 6 (6.90%) High Availability
9 6 (6.90%) Kernel Tuning
9 6 (6.90%) Storage Virtualisation
10 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.75%) SDLC
10 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) Bash Shell
1 31 (35.63%) Python
2 14 (16.09%) Perl
3 13 (14.94%) SQL
4 11 (12.64%) Java
4 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.05%) C
6 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.60%) Bourne shell
7 4 (4.60%) C-shell
7 4 (4.60%) Korn
7 4 (4.60%) SystemTap
8 3 (3.45%) C++
8 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.30%) PHP
9 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 2 (2.30%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) Cython
10 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) Degree
4 12 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (12.64%) CCNA
5 11 (12.64%) CCNP
6 10 (11.49%) RHCE
7 6 (6.90%) RHCA
7 6 (6.90%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) SLA
3 2 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 51 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (24.14%) NFS
3 18 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 15 (17.24%) Xen
5 13 (14.94%) VMware ESX
6 10 (11.49%) iptables
6 10 (11.49%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (11.49%) SRDF
7 9 (10.34%) Docker
8 7 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (8.05%) XenServer
9 6 (6.90%) Squid
10 5 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
11 4 (4.60%) Dovecot
11 4 (4.60%) Sendmail
12 3 (3.45%) vSphere
13 2 (2.30%) Ceph
13 2 (2.30%) Firmware
13 2 (2.30%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (37.93%) Puppet
2 10 (11.49%) HAProxy
3 9 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (9.20%) yum
5 7 (8.05%) Ansible
5 7 (8.05%) Kubernetes
6 6 (6.90%) Nagios
6 6 (6.90%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (5.75%) vRealize
8 4 (4.60%) Cacti
8 4 (4.60%) vMotion
9 3 (3.45%) OpenNebula
10 2 (2.30%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (2.30%) Ganglia
10 2 (2.30%) OpenAM
10 2 (2.30%) RANCID
10 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (2.30%) Salt
10 2 (2.30%) SCCM
11 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (63.22%) VMware
2 35 (40.23%) Red Hat
3 20 (22.99%) Oracle
4 18 (20.69%) Cisco
5 13 (14.94%) EMC
5 13 (14.94%) IBM
6 10 (11.49%) HP
6 10 (11.49%) Intel
6 10 (11.49%) NetApp
7 9 (10.34%) SaltStack
8 8 (9.20%) Informatica
8 8 (9.20%) Sybase
8 8 (9.20%) TIBCO
9 7 (8.05%) Sun
10 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.75%) Veritas
11 4 (4.60%) AppDynamics
12 3 (3.45%) Equitrac
12 3 (3.45%) MuleSoft
12 3 (3.45%) Nortel