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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 540 572 544
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -28
Contract jobs citing KVM 56 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.045% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 1.21% 0.44% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 21
Average daily rate £425 £445 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £150 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £550 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £285 £388
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -26.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - -
KVM
UK

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
4630 4768 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 10.13% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2604 2276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 572 526
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KVM across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

KVM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 31 £425 -10.52% 9
South East - 10 £625 - 3
Yorkshire -16 7 £418 -4.57% 3
North West - 5 £425 - 2
West Midlands -12 1 - -
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 89 (88.12%) Linux
2 68 (67.33%) VMware
3 63 (62.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (50.50%) OpenStack
5 50 (49.50%) Python
6 45 (44.55%) Red Hat
7 41 (40.59%) Puppet
8 36 (35.64%) Windows
9 30 (29.70%) CentOS
9 30 (29.70%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (27.72%) Bash Shell
11 26 (25.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (25.74%) Perl
11 26 (25.74%) Data Centre
12 24 (23.76%) Xen
13 23 (22.77%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (21.78%) DevOps
15 21 (20.79%) Jenkins
15 21 (20.79%) Apache
15 21 (20.79%) Configuration Management
16 20 (19.80%) Nagios
16 20 (19.80%) Open Source
16 20 (19.80%) Ansible
17 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (18.81%) Java
18 18 (17.82%) Unix
18 18 (17.82%) Cisco
19 17 (16.83%) C
19 17 (16.83%) Shell Script
20 16 (15.84%) HP

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 51 (50.50%) OpenStack
2 21 (20.79%) Apache
3 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
4 11 (10.89%) nginx
5 6 (5.94%) SAS
6 4 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.96%) JBoss
7 3 (2.97%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.97%) Confluence
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.99%) IIS
9 1 (0.99%) lighttpd
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (2.97%) Adobe Premiere
1 3 (2.97%) AutoCAD
1 3 (2.97%) Final Cut Pro
1 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.77%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.90%) IaaS
4 9 (8.91%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.93%) SaaS
6 6 (5.94%) PaaS
7 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) DNS
1 15 (14.85%) iSCSI
2 14 (13.86%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (11.88%) SAN
4 11 (10.89%) DHCP
4 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.90%) Firewall
5 10 (9.90%) NAS
6 9 (8.91%) HTTP
6 9 (8.91%) SMTP
7 8 (7.92%) FCoE
8 7 (6.93%) MRTG
9 6 (5.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.94%) IMAP
9 6 (5.94%) LDAP
9 6 (5.94%) SSL
10 5 (4.95%) HTTPS
10 5 (4.95%) WAN
11 4 (3.96%) LAN
11 4 (3.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.84%) MySQL
2 14 (13.86%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.92%) Big Data
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.96%) Redis
6 3 (2.97%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.98%) OpenTSDB
8 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.99%) HBase
8 1 (0.99%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 21 (20.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.90%) Subversion
4 5 (4.95%) JIRA
5 3 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.97%) GitLab
5 3 (2.97%) RSpec
5 3 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.97%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.98%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.98%) Selenium
6 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.99%) gulp
7 1 (0.99%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.99%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.99%) PhpStorm
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Games
3 6 (5.94%) Retail
4 5 (4.95%) Banking
4 5 (4.95%) Billing
5 4 (3.96%) Law
6 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) Front Office
7 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (28.71%) Linux Engineer
2 20 (19.80%) Administrator
2 20 (19.80%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (11.88%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (11.88%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (8.91%) Architect
5 9 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.94%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Data Centre Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) VMWare Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) AWS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Middleware
1 8 (7.92%) RabbitMQ
1 8 (7.92%) Web Services
2 6 (5.94%) LAMP
2 6 (5.94%) REST
3 3 (2.97%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (2.97%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.97%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (2.97%) MCollective
3 3 (2.97%) Servlets
4 2 (1.98%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.98%) HTML
4 2 (1.98%) JSON
4 2 (1.98%) XML
5 1 (0.99%) .NET
5 1 (0.99%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (0.99%) CSS
5 1 (0.99%) Laravel
5 1 (0.99%) libvirt
5 1 (0.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.74%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.87%) Private Cloud
3 9 (8.91%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.93%) User Experience
5 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.95%) CMDB
7 4 (3.96%) PMI
7 4 (3.96%) Replication
8 3 (2.97%) Clustering
8 3 (2.97%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.98%) BBC
9 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.98%) iDTV
9 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.99%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.99%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.99%) Online Games
10 1 (0.99%) Verilog
10 1 (0.99%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 89 (88.12%) Linux
2 36 (35.64%) Windows
3 30 (29.70%) CentOS
4 26 (25.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (17.82%) Unix
6 14 (13.86%) Solaris
7 11 (10.89%) Debian
7 11 (10.89%) Windows Server
8 10 (9.90%) Fedora
8 10 (9.90%) Ubuntu
9 9 (8.91%) AIX
10 6 (5.94%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.97%) CoreOS
11 3 (2.97%) HPUX
11 3 (2.97%) SmartOS
11 3 (2.97%) SUSE
12 2 (1.98%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) DevOps
2 21 (20.79%) Configuration Management
3 20 (19.80%) Open Source
4 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.86%) E-Commerce
5 14 (13.86%) Migration
6 12 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (5.94%) Use Case
9 5 (4.95%) High Availability
9 5 (4.95%) ITIL
9 5 (4.95%) OO
9 5 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.95%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.97%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 3 (2.97%) Memory Management
11 3 (2.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) Python
2 28 (27.72%) Bash Shell
3 26 (25.74%) Perl
4 19 (18.81%) Java
5 17 (16.83%) C
5 17 (16.83%) Shell Script
6 16 (15.84%) Ruby
7 13 (12.87%) PHP
8 12 (11.88%) Korn
9 10 (9.90%) SQL
10 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
11 6 (5.94%) C++
12 3 (2.97%) C#
13 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.99%) AWK
14 1 (0.99%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.99%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (6.93%) CCNA
2 7 (6.93%) CCNP
2 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.93%) RHCE
2 7 (6.93%) RHCSA
3 4 (3.96%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.96%) VCAP
3 4 (3.96%) VCDX
4 1 (0.99%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) MCSA
4 1 (0.99%) MCSE
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.99%) RHCA
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) JTAG
System Software
1 63 (62.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (23.76%) Xen
3 16 (15.84%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.87%) QEMU
5 11 (10.89%) RHEV
6 10 (9.90%) iptables
6 10 (9.90%) Squid
6 10 (9.90%) vSphere
7 6 (5.94%) Dovecot
7 6 (5.94%) Sendmail
7 6 (5.94%) Varnish
7 6 (5.94%) vCloud
7 6 (5.94%) XenServer
8 5 (4.95%) Docker
8 5 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
10 3 (2.97%) Btrfs
10 3 (2.97%) NFS
10 3 (2.97%) Snort
10 3 (2.97%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 41 (40.59%) Puppet
2 30 (29.70%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (19.80%) Ansible
3 20 (19.80%) Nagios
4 10 (9.90%) HAProxy
5 9 (8.91%) Cacti
6 7 (6.93%) Riemann
7 6 (5.94%) OpenNebula
7 6 (5.94%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (5.94%) yum
7 6 (5.94%) Zenoss
8 5 (4.95%) Ganglia
8 5 (4.95%) Graphite
8 5 (4.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (4.95%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (4.95%) Kibana
9 4 (3.96%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.96%) CFEngine
9 4 (3.96%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.96%) systemd
Vendors
1 68 (67.33%) VMware
2 45 (44.55%) Red Hat
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco
4 16 (15.84%) HP
5 13 (12.87%) NetApp
5 13 (12.87%) Oracle
6 8 (7.92%) EMC
7 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.94%) Dell
9 5 (4.95%) Citrix
9 5 (4.95%) IBM
9 5 (4.95%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.97%) Adobe
10 3 (2.97%) Apple
10 3 (2.97%) F5
10 3 (2.97%) PlateSpin
10 3 (2.97%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.97%) Sony
10 3 (2.97%) Veeam
11 2 (1.98%) Rally
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