The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 537 528 561
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +33
Contract jobs citing KVM 20 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.047% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.47% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £575 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.65% +46.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £330 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 -
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.75 -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4801 4636 4445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.95% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2668 2374 2154
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 605 618
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
KVM
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
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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 +9 6 £375 -34.78% 14
East of England -25 5 £388 +10.71% 7
South West - 3 £291 -
North East - 3 £350 -
South East -27 1 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
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KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 51 (91.07%) Linux
2 29 (51.79%) VMware
2 29 (51.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (42.86%) UNIX
4 21 (37.50%) DNS
4 21 (37.50%) SAN
5 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 19 (33.93%) Puppet
6 19 (33.93%) Windows
6 19 (33.93%) Firewall
6 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
6 19 (33.93%) Configuration Management
7 17 (30.36%) SQL
7 17 (30.36%) Oracle
7 17 (30.36%) VPN
7 17 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (26.79%) MySQL
8 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (26.79%) Xen
9 13 (23.21%) Java
9 13 (23.21%) Apache
9 13 (23.21%) Shell Script
10 12 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (21.43%) Solaris
10 12 (21.43%) Ubuntu
10 12 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (19.64%) NoSQL
11 11 (19.64%) Bash Shell
11 11 (19.64%) DHCP
11 11 (19.64%) NFS

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 13 (23.21%) Apache
2 8 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (10.71%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (7.14%) Drupal
5 4 (7.14%) Confluence
6 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.36%) Moodle
7 2 (3.57%) nginx
8 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.79%) Node.js
8 1 (1.79%) MediaWiki
8 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) IIS
8 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) DNS
1 21 (37.50%) SAN
2 19 (33.93%) Firewall
3 17 (30.36%) VPN
4 11 (19.64%) DHCP
5 10 (17.86%) LAN
5 10 (17.86%) WAN
5 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 9 (16.07%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (14.29%) HTTP
8 7 (12.50%) LDAP
9 6 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (8.93%) iSCSI
11 4 (7.14%) NAS
11 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (7.14%) Internet
12 3 (5.36%) IMAP
12 3 (5.36%) SMTP
12 3 (5.36%) FCoE
12 3 (5.36%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MySQL
2 12 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (19.64%) NoSQL
4 8 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.57%) Redis
7 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.79%) HBase
8 1 (1.79%) DB2
8 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.79%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.93%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) JUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) Mocha
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Administrator
2 15 (26.79%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (19.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Architect
9 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Web Services
2 8 (14.29%) Middleware
3 7 (12.50%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) JSON
5 4 (7.14%) RESTful
6 2 (3.57%) LAMP
7 1 (1.79%) Xerces
7 1 (1.79%) Xalan
7 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.79%) XSLT
7 1 (1.79%) CORBA
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.79%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.79%) HTML
7 1 (1.79%) SOAP
7 1 (1.79%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.79%) Django
7 1 (1.79%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Replication
2 8 (14.29%) Open Source
3 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.14%) Clustering
3 4 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.36%) VLE
5 2 (3.57%) Handset
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 51 (91.07%) Linux
2 24 (42.86%) UNIX
3 19 (33.93%) Windows
4 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (21.43%) Ubuntu
5 12 (21.43%) Solaris
6 7 (12.50%) CentOS
6 7 (12.50%) Debian
7 6 (10.71%) AIX
8 4 (7.14%) HPUX
9 3 (5.36%) SUSE
9 3 (5.36%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (3.57%) Fedora
11 1 (1.79%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Configuration Management
2 11 (19.64%) DevOps
3 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (16.07%) Service Management
5 8 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.93%) Release Management
6 5 (8.93%) Fault Management
6 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.14%) SOA
7 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.14%) High Availability
7 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Workflow
8 3 (5.36%) Benchmarking
8 3 (5.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 13 (23.21%) Shell Script
2 13 (23.21%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) Bash Shell
4 10 (17.86%) Perl
4 10 (17.86%) Python
5 9 (16.07%) PowerShell
6 7 (12.50%) PHP
7 6 (10.71%) Ruby
8 5 (8.93%) C
9 4 (7.14%) Korn
10 3 (5.36%) C++
11 2 (3.57%) sed
11 2 (3.57%) AWK
12 1 (1.79%) Lisp
12 1 (1.79%) C#
12 1 (1.79%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.79%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Sun Certification
4 3 (5.36%) MCSA
4 3 (5.36%) CCNA
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.57%) VTSP
6 1 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (51.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 15 (26.79%) Xen
4 12 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (19.64%) NFS
6 9 (16.07%) RHEV
7 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 7 (12.50%) VMware ESX
7 7 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (12.50%) Sendmail
8 4 (7.14%) XenServer
8 4 (7.14%) Squid
8 4 (7.14%) Samba
9 3 (5.36%) Postfix
9 3 (5.36%) SRDF
9 3 (5.36%) Dovecot
10 2 (3.57%) VirtualBox
10 2 (3.57%) vCloud
10 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.79%) qmail
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) Puppet
2 17 (30.36%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (17.86%) Nagios
4 5 (8.93%) Ganglia
5 4 (7.14%) HAProxy
6 3 (5.36%) Munin
7 2 (3.57%) Ansible
8 1 (1.79%) logstash
8 1 (1.79%) Salt
8 1 (1.79%) collectd
8 1 (1.79%) StatsD
8 1 (1.79%) YUM
8 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.79%) Nessus
8 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) VMware
2 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
3 17 (30.36%) Oracle
4 11 (19.64%) Cisco
5 9 (16.07%) HP
6 8 (14.29%) Citrix
7 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.14%) Dell
7 4 (7.14%) NetApp
7 4 (7.14%) Atlassian
7 4 (7.14%) Rackspace
8 3 (5.36%) Vyatta
8 3 (5.36%) SaltStack
8 3 (5.36%) Percona
8 3 (5.36%) EMC
8 3 (5.36%) Intel
8 3 (5.36%) IBM
9 2 (3.57%) Sybase
9 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.57%) Fortinet