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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 537 563 552
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -11
Contract jobs citing KVM 85 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 1.50% 1.05% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 26
Average daily rate £425 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £250 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £359
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average 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
5682 5255 4964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.09% 10.20% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3546 2919 2590
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 646 603
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £34.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +21 63 £425 -24.44% 14
South East -10 7 £500 +66.66% 3
Yorkshire -12 6 £401 +33.50% 5
North West -10 4 £425 +54.54% 1
East of England - 2 £525 - 1
North East - 1 £270 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 116 (90.63%) Linux
2 65 (50.78%) VMware
3 63 (49.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (46.09%) Puppet
5 54 (42.19%) OpenStack
6 53 (41.41%) Python
7 47 (36.72%) Red Hat
8 46 (35.94%) Windows
9 41 (32.03%) DevOps
10 39 (30.47%) Unix
11 38 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (28.13%) Perl
13 34 (26.56%) CentOS
13 34 (26.56%) Xen
13 34 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (25.00%) Configuration Management
14 32 (25.00%) Ansible
15 29 (22.66%) Nagios
16 28 (21.88%) HP
16 28 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 27 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (21.09%) Bash Shell
18 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (20.31%) Java
19 24 (18.75%) SAN
19 24 (18.75%) Apache
19 24 (18.75%) Data Centre
20 23 (17.97%) PHP
21 21 (16.41%) MySQL
21 21 (16.41%) Cisco

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 54 (42.19%) OpenStack
2 24 (18.75%) Apache
3 16 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.47%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.69%) SAS
6 5 (3.91%) CloudStack
6 5 (3.91%) IIS
6 5 (3.91%) JBoss
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (3.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (3.13%) nginx
8 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.56%) GemFire
8 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.78%) Confluence
9 1 (0.78%) lighttpd
9 1 (0.78%) Node.js
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) AutoCAD
2 4 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.34%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (2.34%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (2.34%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (15.63%) IaaS
3 12 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (8.59%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.47%) PaaS
6 3 (2.34%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.78%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.78%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.75%) SAN
2 19 (14.84%) DNS
3 16 (12.50%) Firewall
3 16 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 15 (11.72%) NAS
5 14 (10.94%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (9.38%) LAN
6 12 (9.38%) WAN
7 11 (8.59%) HTTP
7 11 (8.59%) SNMP
8 10 (7.81%) DHCP
9 9 (7.03%) LDAP
9 9 (7.03%) SMTP
9 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
10 8 (6.25%) MRTG
10 8 (6.25%) Network Security
11 7 (5.47%) FCoE
12 6 (4.69%) IMAP
12 6 (4.69%) Multicast
13 4 (3.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.41%) MySQL
2 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.91%) HBase
6 3 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.56%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.78%) Redis
8 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.78%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (14.84%) Jenkins
2 17 (13.28%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.47%) Ant
4 7 (5.47%) Gradle
4 7 (5.47%) Maven
5 6 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (4.69%) Subversion
6 4 (3.13%) JIRA
7 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.56%) Selenium
7 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.78%) GitLab
8 1 (0.78%) gulp
8 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.78%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.78%) PhpStorm
General
1 21 (16.41%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Games
3 10 (7.81%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Billing
5 4 (3.13%) Law
5 4 (3.13%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (28.13%) Linux Engineer
2 31 (24.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (23.44%) Administrator
4 25 (19.53%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 15 (11.72%) Linux Administrator
7 14 (10.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 14 (10.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 14 (10.94%) Unix Administrator
8 13 (10.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 12 (9.38%) Architect
9 12 (9.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 10 (7.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (5.47%) AWS Engineer
13 6 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
14 5 (3.91%) Automation Architect
14 5 (3.91%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 5 (3.91%) VMWare Administrator
14 5 (3.91%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) Middleware
2 10 (7.81%) Web Services
3 9 (7.03%) LAMP
3 9 (7.03%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (5.47%) XML
5 6 (4.69%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (4.69%) Rendezvous
5 6 (4.69%) Servlets
6 5 (3.91%) HTML
6 5 (3.91%) JSON
6 5 (3.91%) libvirt
6 5 (3.91%) REST
7 4 (3.13%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (3.13%) XSLT
8 2 (1.56%) CSS
8 2 (1.56%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.56%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (1.56%) Memcached
8 2 (1.56%) SOAP
9 1 (0.78%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 21 (16.41%) Private Cloud
3 14 (10.94%) Replication
4 13 (10.16%) Clustering
5 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.69%) BBC
6 6 (4.69%) CMDB
6 6 (4.69%) iDTV
6 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.69%) User Experience
7 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.56%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 116 (90.63%) Linux
2 46 (35.94%) Windows
3 39 (30.47%) Unix
4 34 (26.56%) CentOS
5 28 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (13.28%) AIX
6 17 (13.28%) Solaris
7 14 (10.94%) Debian
7 14 (10.94%) Ubuntu
8 12 (9.38%) Fedora
9 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (7.81%) Mac OS X
10 10 (7.81%) Windows Vista
10 10 (7.81%) Windows XP
11 7 (5.47%) HPUX
11 7 (5.47%) Mac OS
12 6 (4.69%) SUSE
13 5 (3.91%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.78%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) DevOps
2 32 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 27 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (16.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (14.84%) Open Source
7 18 (14.06%) ITIL
8 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 15 (11.72%) High Availability
10 14 (10.94%) Software Delivery
11 11 (8.59%) Migration
12 10 (7.81%) Asset Management
12 10 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (7.03%) Change Control
14 8 (6.25%) Load Balancing
15 7 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (5.47%) Use Case
16 6 (4.69%) Benchmarking
16 6 (4.69%) OO
16 6 (4.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.41%) Python
2 36 (28.13%) Perl
3 27 (21.09%) Bash Shell
4 26 (20.31%) Java
5 23 (17.97%) PHP
6 19 (14.84%) C
7 13 (10.16%) Ruby
8 12 (9.38%) Shell Script
9 11 (8.59%) SQL
10 9 (7.03%) Korn
11 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
12 7 (5.47%) C++
13 2 (1.56%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.78%) C#
14 1 (0.78%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.78%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) RHCE
2 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.56%) CCNA
3 2 (1.56%) CCNP
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.56%) RHCA
3 2 (1.56%) RHCSA
3 2 (1.56%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.78%) QA
1 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (49.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (26.56%) Xen
3 18 (14.06%) Docker
3 18 (14.06%) RHEV
4 17 (13.28%) Hyper-V
5 13 (10.16%) vSphere
6 12 (9.38%) XenServer
7 10 (7.81%) NFS
8 9 (7.03%) iptables
9 7 (5.47%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (5.47%) Sendmail
9 7 (5.47%) Squid
9 7 (5.47%) StorNext
9 7 (5.47%) Xsan
10 6 (4.69%) Dovecot
10 6 (4.69%) SRDF
10 6 (4.69%) vCloud
11 5 (3.91%) QEMU
12 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
12 4 (3.13%) LXC
Systems Management
1 59 (46.09%) Puppet
2 38 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (25.00%) Ansible
4 29 (22.66%) Nagios
5 10 (7.81%) Cacti
5 10 (7.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (7.03%) Control-M
6 9 (7.03%) HAProxy
7 8 (6.25%) OpenNebula
7 8 (6.25%) Packer
8 6 (4.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (4.69%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (3.91%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (3.91%) yum
10 4 (3.13%) Salt
11 3 (2.34%) Cobbler
11 3 (2.34%) Graphite
11 3 (2.34%) Pingdom
11 3 (2.34%) Zenoss
12 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 65 (50.78%) VMware
2 47 (36.72%) Red Hat
3 28 (21.88%) HP
4 21 (16.41%) Cisco
4 21 (16.41%) NetApp
5 19 (14.84%) Oracle
6 16 (12.50%) IBM
7 12 (9.38%) EMC
8 11 (8.59%) Dell
9 10 (7.81%) Citrix
10 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
10 9 (7.03%) Rackspace
11 8 (6.25%) F5
12 7 (5.47%) Adobe
12 7 (5.47%) Apple
12 7 (5.47%) Sony
13 6 (4.69%) DataSynapse
13 6 (4.69%) Intel
13 6 (4.69%) TIBCO
14 5 (3.91%) Sybase
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago