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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 499 565 586
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +21
Contract jobs citing KVM 120 53 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.10% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 2.00% 0.97% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 27 22
Median daily rate £463 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £620 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
5995 5486 5047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.32% 10.79% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 3141 2767
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 584 622
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +39 60 £525 +16.66% 13
North East -16 37 £303 -13.57%
Yorkshire +7 8 £525 +75.00% 3
South East +7 7 £550 +46.66% 4
East of England - 5 £513 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 180 (94.24%) Linux
2 85 (44.50%) Red Hat
3 81 (42.41%) VMware
4 79 (41.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 71 (37.17%) Puppet
6 70 (36.65%) Oracle
7 69 (36.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 68 (35.60%) SAN
9 66 (34.55%) DevOps
10 63 (32.98%) Windows
11 62 (32.46%) EMC
12 60 (31.41%) Xen
13 54 (28.27%) ITIL
14 53 (27.75%) HP
14 53 (27.75%) High Availability
15 52 (27.23%) AIX
16 51 (26.70%) Unix
16 51 (26.70%) Clustering
17 50 (26.18%) Python
18 49 (25.65%) OpenStack
19 48 (25.13%) Oracle RAC
20 47 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
21 46 (24.08%) IBM
22 45 (23.56%) Opscode Chef
23 44 (23.04%) Configuration Management
23 44 (23.04%) Amazon AWS
24 43 (22.51%) Ansible
25 42 (21.99%) Hyper-V
25 42 (21.99%) Java
26 41 (21.47%) RHCE

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 49 (25.65%) OpenStack
2 40 (20.94%) Apache
3 28 (14.66%) Tomcat
4 18 (9.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 18 (9.42%) WebSphere
5 16 (8.38%) IIS
5 16 (8.38%) Oracle Coherence
6 9 (4.71%) nginx
7 5 (2.62%) CloudStack
7 5 (2.62%) JBoss
7 5 (2.62%) SAS
8 4 (2.09%) Confluence
9 2 (1.05%) Drupal
9 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.05%) GemFire
9 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.19%) AutoCAD
2 7 (3.66%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.57%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.57%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.57%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.04%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (14.14%) IaaS
3 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.66%) PaaS
6 3 (1.57%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (1.57%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.52%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (35.60%) SAN
2 31 (16.23%) Fibre Channel
2 31 (16.23%) iSCSI
2 31 (16.23%) LAN
2 31 (16.23%) WAN
3 29 (15.18%) NAS
4 23 (12.04%) FCoE
4 23 (12.04%) HTTP
5 22 (11.52%) Multicast
6 18 (9.42%) DNS
7 15 (7.85%) Network Security
8 14 (7.33%) SNMP
9 13 (6.81%) Firewall
10 10 (5.24%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.71%) DHCP
11 9 (4.71%) LDAP
12 7 (3.66%) MRTG
12 7 (3.66%) SSL
13 6 (3.14%) SMTP
14 5 (2.62%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.18%) MySQL
3 20 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (9.95%) Hadoop
5 17 (8.90%) HBase
6 5 (2.62%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.57%) Redis
8 2 (1.05%) Big Data
8 2 (1.05%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.05%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.52%) OLAP
9 1 (0.52%) OLTP
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 29 (15.18%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.61%) Jenkins
3 20 (10.47%) Vagrant
4 10 (5.24%) Ant
4 10 (5.24%) Gradle
4 10 (5.24%) Maven
5 9 (4.71%) Subversion
6 7 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.09%) GitLab
8 2 (1.05%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.05%) JIRA
9 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.52%) RSpec
9 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (16.75%) Finance
2 25 (13.09%) Banking
3 8 (4.19%) Games
4 4 (2.09%) Billing
4 4 (2.09%) Retail
5 3 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (24.61%) Linux Engineer
2 44 (23.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (21.99%) Administrator
4 33 (17.28%) Architect
5 27 (14.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 26 (13.61%) Linux Administrator
7 25 (13.09%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (8.90%) AWS DevOps
9 16 (8.38%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (8.38%) Linux Support
9 16 (8.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 15 (7.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.85%) Senior DevOps
10 15 (7.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.85%) Unix Administrator
11 14 (7.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 14 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (6.81%) Support Engineer
12 13 (6.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 11 (5.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.71%) Middleware
2 24 (12.57%) XML
3 16 (8.38%) Rendezvous
4 15 (7.85%) HTML
4 15 (7.85%) XSLT
5 14 (7.33%) LAMP
6 12 (6.28%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (5.76%) libvirt
8 10 (5.24%) Web Services
9 9 (4.71%) REST
10 8 (4.19%) LAPP Stack
10 8 (4.19%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (3.66%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (3.66%) Node.js
11 7 (3.66%) Sensu
11 7 (3.66%) Servlets
12 5 (2.62%) JSON
13 3 (1.57%) .NET
13 3 (1.57%) SOAP
14 2 (1.05%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.70%) Clustering
2 21 (10.99%) Data Centre
3 19 (9.95%) Private Cloud
4 13 (6.81%) Replication
5 7 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.14%) BBC
7 5 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.62%) User Experience
7 5 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.09%) CMDB
8 4 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.05%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.05%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 180 (94.24%) Linux
2 69 (36.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 63 (32.98%) Windows
4 52 (27.23%) AIX
5 51 (26.70%) Unix
6 38 (19.90%) CentOS
7 37 (19.37%) Solaris
8 13 (6.81%) Fedora
9 12 (6.28%) Ubuntu
9 12 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (5.76%) Debian
10 11 (5.76%) Mac OS X
10 11 (5.76%) Windows Vista
10 11 (5.76%) Windows XP
11 8 (4.19%) HPUX
11 8 (4.19%) SUSE
12 7 (3.66%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.09%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.52%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.55%) DevOps
2 54 (28.27%) ITIL
3 53 (27.75%) High Availability
4 47 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (23.04%) Configuration Management
6 35 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (17.28%) Service Delivery
8 28 (14.66%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (12.04%) Software Delivery
10 22 (11.52%) Benchmarking
10 22 (11.52%) Open Source
10 22 (11.52%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (8.38%) E-Commerce
12 13 (6.81%) Load Balancing
13 11 (5.76%) Asset Management
13 11 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (4.71%) Change Control
15 8 (4.19%) Problem Management
16 7 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (3.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (26.18%) Python
2 42 (21.99%) Java
3 39 (20.42%) Perl
4 30 (15.71%) JavaScript
5 25 (13.09%) SQL
6 24 (12.57%) Bash Shell
7 22 (11.52%) PHP
8 20 (10.47%) C
9 17 (8.90%) Ruby
10 13 (6.81%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.71%) C++
12 8 (4.19%) Korn
13 7 (3.66%) Scala
14 4 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.09%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 41 (21.47%) RHCE
2 24 (12.57%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.33%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.24%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.09%) Degree
6 3 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.05%) CCNA
7 2 (1.05%) CCNP
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.05%) RHCA
7 2 (1.05%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.05%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.57%) SLA
2 3 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 79 (41.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (31.41%) Xen
3 48 (25.13%) Oracle RAC
4 42 (21.99%) Hyper-V
5 34 (17.80%) Docker
6 27 (14.14%) NFS
7 24 (12.57%) SRDF
8 18 (9.42%) RHEV
9 11 (5.76%) XenServer
10 10 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (4.71%) vCloud
12 8 (4.19%) iptables
12 8 (4.19%) StorNext
12 8 (4.19%) vSphere
12 8 (4.19%) Xsan
13 6 (3.14%) LXC
13 6 (3.14%) Sendmail
13 6 (3.14%) Squid
14 5 (2.62%) Dovecot
15 4 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (37.17%) Puppet
2 45 (23.56%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (22.51%) Ansible
4 31 (16.23%) Nagios
5 30 (15.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (5.24%) Packer
6 10 (5.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (4.71%) Cacti
7 9 (4.71%) Control-M
7 9 (4.71%) Graphite
8 8 (4.19%) HAProxy
8 8 (4.19%) OpenNebula
9 7 (3.66%) Ganglia
9 7 (3.66%) StatsD
10 5 (2.62%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (2.09%) Kibana
11 4 (2.09%) Kubernetes
11 4 (2.09%) logstash
11 4 (2.09%) Salt
11 4 (2.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 85 (44.50%) Red Hat
2 81 (42.41%) VMware
3 70 (36.65%) Oracle
4 62 (32.46%) EMC
5 53 (27.75%) HP
6 46 (24.08%) IBM
7 40 (20.94%) NetApp
8 33 (17.28%) Cisco
9 24 (12.57%) Intel
10 16 (8.38%) DataSynapse
10 16 (8.38%) TIBCO
11 15 (7.85%) Sybase
12 10 (5.24%) Dell
13 9 (4.71%) Citrix
13 9 (4.71%) Microsoft
14 8 (4.19%) Adobe
14 8 (4.19%) Apple
14 8 (4.19%) Sony
15 5 (2.62%) Autodesk
15 5 (2.62%) Sun
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago