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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK / England
Rank 529 548 548
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Contract jobs citing KVM 41 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.095% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 0.92% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 32
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £720 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -
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
4915 4767 4837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.05% 10.24% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3095 2879 2681
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 462 563
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +19 33 £500 +9.58% 9
East of England - 3 - - 4
North West +30 2 £481 +13.23% 1
South East +9 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £400 -
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 84 (78.50%) Linux
2 63 (58.88%) VMware
3 59 (55.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (41.12%) Red Hat
4 44 (41.12%) DevOps
5 39 (36.45%) Puppet
6 38 (35.51%) Python
7 34 (31.78%) Bash Shell
8 30 (28.04%) SAN
9 29 (27.10%) Windows
9 29 (27.10%) Oracle
10 28 (26.17%) Apache
11 26 (24.30%) Open Source
11 26 (24.30%) iSCSI
12 25 (23.36%) OpenStack
13 24 (22.43%) NFS
14 23 (21.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (20.56%) DNS
15 22 (20.56%) Cisco
15 22 (20.56%) Solaris
15 22 (20.56%) Configuration Management
16 21 (19.63%) IBM
16 21 (19.63%) Hyper-V
16 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
16 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (18.69%) Xen
17 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
17 20 (18.69%) RHCE
17 20 (18.69%) Fibre Channel
18 19 (17.76%) EMC

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 28 (26.17%) Apache
2 25 (23.36%) OpenStack
3 12 (11.21%) Oracle Coherence
3 12 (11.21%) Tomcat
4 11 (10.28%) IIS
4 11 (10.28%) WebSphere
5 10 (9.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (7.48%) PowerExchange
6 8 (7.48%) SAS
7 5 (4.67%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.80%) Confluence
9 2 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.93%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.93%) JBoss
10 1 (0.93%) Jetty
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.93%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (10.28%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (10.28%) IaaS
1 11 (10.28%) PaaS
2 10 (9.35%) SaaS
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.04%) SAN
2 26 (24.30%) iSCSI
3 22 (20.56%) DNS
4 20 (18.69%) Fibre Channel
5 19 (17.76%) HTTP
5 19 (17.76%) NAS
6 18 (16.82%) LDAP
7 17 (15.89%) WAN
8 16 (14.95%) Firewall
8 16 (14.95%) LAN
9 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
10 11 (10.28%) Internet
10 11 (10.28%) VLAN
11 10 (9.35%) FCoE
11 10 (9.35%) Multicast
12 7 (6.54%) DHCP
12 7 (6.54%) IMAP
12 7 (6.54%) MRTG
12 7 (6.54%) SMTP
12 7 (6.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) MySQL
1 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.15%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.41%) HBase
4 8 (7.48%) PowerCenter
5 5 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.74%) Big Data
6 4 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.67%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.74%) JIRA
5 3 (2.80%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.93%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) Gradle
6 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Banking
3 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.80%) Games
5 2 (1.87%) Law
5 2 (1.87%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (23.36%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (16.82%) Architect
3 17 (15.89%) Administrator
4 16 (14.95%) Linux Administrator
4 16 (14.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 15 (14.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (11.21%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (10.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 9 (8.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Consultant
10 8 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Unix Engineer
11 7 (6.54%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 6 (5.61%) DevOps Consultant
12 6 (5.61%) Linux Consultant
13 5 (4.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 5 (4.67%) VMWare Administrator
14 4 (3.74%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) Middleware
2 9 (8.41%) HTML
2 9 (8.41%) LAMP
2 9 (8.41%) XML
3 8 (7.48%) libvirt
3 8 (7.48%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (7.48%) Rendezvous
3 8 (7.48%) XSLT
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.87%) REST
5 2 (1.87%) RESTful
5 2 (1.87%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.93%) .NET
6 1 (0.93%) CSS
6 1 (0.93%) Java EE
6 1 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.93%) Node.js
6 1 (0.93%) SOAP
6 1 (0.93%) Web Services
6 1 (0.93%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.15%) Clustering
2 13 (12.15%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.48%) Client/Server
3 8 (7.48%) Private Cloud
4 7 (6.54%) Online Banking
5 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.80%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) BBC
8 1 (0.93%) DataPower
8 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.93%) EFT
8 1 (0.93%) Online Games
8 1 (0.93%) Statistics
8 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 84 (78.50%) Linux
2 29 (27.10%) Windows
3 23 (21.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (20.56%) Solaris
5 18 (16.82%) Unix
6 17 (15.89%) Ubuntu
7 16 (14.95%) CentOS
8 13 (12.15%) AIX
9 8 (7.48%) Windows Server
10 7 (6.54%) Debian
11 3 (2.80%) SUSE
12 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.93%) HPUX
13 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.12%) DevOps
2 26 (24.30%) Open Source
3 22 (20.56%) Configuration Management
4 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (16.82%) ITIL
6 14 (13.08%) High Availability
7 13 (12.15%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (10.28%) Compliance Management
8 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
8 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
9 10 (9.35%) Benchmarking
9 10 (9.35%) Problem Management
10 9 (8.41%) Change Management
10 9 (8.41%) ETL
11 8 (7.48%) Kernel Tuning
12 7 (6.54%) Server Building
13 6 (5.61%) Change Data Capture
13 6 (5.61%) Storage Virtualisation
14 5 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (4.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) Python
2 34 (31.78%) Bash Shell
3 18 (16.82%) Perl
4 15 (14.02%) Java
5 14 (13.08%) SQL
6 11 (10.28%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.35%) C
8 9 (8.41%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.54%) Korn
10 6 (5.61%) C++
11 5 (4.67%) PHP
12 4 (3.74%) Bourne shell
12 4 (3.74%) C-shell
12 4 (3.74%) Ruby
12 4 (3.74%) SystemTap
13 3 (2.80%) Scala
14 1 (0.93%) C#
14 1 (0.93%) Cython
14 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.69%) RHCE
3 17 (15.89%) SC Cleared
4 16 (14.95%) Degree
5 13 (12.15%) CCNP
5 13 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (11.21%) CCNA
7 8 (7.48%) RHCA
7 8 (7.48%) RHCSA
8 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) SLA
2 4 (3.74%) QA
3 3 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (55.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (22.43%) NFS
3 21 (19.63%) Hyper-V
4 20 (18.69%) Xen
5 16 (14.95%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (14.02%) iptables
7 12 (11.21%) Docker
8 11 (10.28%) SRDF
8 11 (10.28%) VMware ESX
9 9 (8.41%) Squid
10 8 (7.48%) XenServer
11 7 (6.54%) Dovecot
11 7 (6.54%) Sendmail
11 7 (6.54%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
14 3 (2.80%) Ceph
15 2 (1.87%) Firmware
15 2 (1.87%) LXC
15 2 (1.87%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (36.45%) Puppet
2 15 (14.02%) HAProxy
3 11 (10.28%) Ansible
3 11 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (9.35%) Nagios
5 7 (6.54%) Cacti
5 7 (6.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (6.54%) Kubernetes
5 7 (6.54%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (5.61%) OpenNebula
6 6 (5.61%) yum
7 5 (4.67%) vRealize
8 4 (3.74%) vMotion
9 2 (1.87%) Ganglia
9 2 (1.87%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (1.87%) OpenAM
9 2 (1.87%) RANCID
9 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.87%) Salt
10 1 (0.93%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 63 (58.88%) VMware
2 44 (41.12%) Red Hat
3 29 (27.10%) Oracle
4 22 (20.56%) Cisco
5 21 (19.63%) IBM
6 19 (17.76%) EMC
7 15 (14.02%) HP
8 11 (10.28%) Intel
8 11 (10.28%) NetApp
9 9 (8.41%) SaltStack
10 8 (7.48%) DataSynapse
10 8 (7.48%) Informatica
10 8 (7.48%) Sybase
10 8 (7.48%) TIBCO
11 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
11 6 (5.61%) Sun
12 5 (4.67%) Veritas
13 4 (3.74%) AppDynamics
14 3 (2.80%) Equitrac
14 3 (2.80%) MuleSoft