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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 547 557 548
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing KVM 41 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.051% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 8
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£395 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.75
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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
5322 5021 4843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.90% 9.81% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3082 2826 2540
Average daily rate £365 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 611 579
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.85 £31.50 £33.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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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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 +11 28 £400 -20.00% 17
South West +2 6 £600 +106.54% 3
North East -28 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1
South East -27 1 £300 -36.84% 7
North West - 1 £350 - 1
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KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 81 (92.05%) Linux
2 70 (79.55%) VMware
3 59 (67.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (55.68%) Python
5 40 (45.45%) OpenStack
6 36 (40.91%) Configuration Management
7 34 (38.64%) Red Hat
7 34 (38.64%) Puppet
8 33 (37.50%) Windows
9 32 (36.36%) Bash Shell
10 28 (31.82%) Oracle
10 28 (31.82%) SAN
11 27 (30.68%) Perl
11 27 (30.68%) Solaris
12 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (29.55%) NAS
13 25 (28.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (26.14%) Open Source
14 23 (26.14%) DevOps
15 21 (23.86%) UNIX
16 20 (22.73%) QEMU
17 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
18 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
18 18 (20.45%) IBM
18 18 (20.45%) EMC
19 17 (19.32%) Cisco
19 17 (19.32%) Apache
19 17 (19.32%) MySQL
19 17 (19.32%) Ruby

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 40 (45.45%) OpenStack
2 17 (19.32%) Apache
3 13 (14.77%) IIS
4 12 (13.64%) Tomcat
5 11 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (9.09%) nginx
7 6 (6.82%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
7 6 (6.82%) JBoss
7 6 (6.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (5.68%) Confluence
9 4 (4.55%) MQSeries
10 3 (3.41%) GlassFish
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (3.41%) iPlanet
11 2 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
11 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
12 1 (1.14%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) RMDS
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
3 3 (3.41%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (3.41%) SaaS
4 2 (2.27%) GitHub
5 1 (1.14%) Office 365
5 1 (1.14%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.82%) SAN
2 26 (29.55%) NAS
3 14 (15.91%) iSCSI
4 13 (14.77%) FCoE
5 12 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (13.64%) DNS
6 10 (11.36%) WAN
6 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
7 9 (10.23%) Firewall
7 9 (10.23%) HTTP
8 8 (9.09%) SSH
9 7 (7.95%) LDAP
9 7 (7.95%) LAN
9 7 (7.95%) Multicast
10 6 (6.82%) VLAN
11 5 (5.68%) IPsec
11 5 (5.68%) OSPF
11 5 (5.68%) DHCP
11 5 (5.68%) SSL
11 5 (5.68%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) MySQL
2 12 (13.64%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.23%) Hadoop
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.82%) HBase
5 5 (5.68%) MariaDB
6 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.41%) Big Data
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.14%) Redis
9 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.95%) JIRA
4 6 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.68%) RSpec
5 5 (5.68%) Gerrit
5 5 (5.68%) GitLab
5 5 (5.68%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.27%) Maven
7 2 (2.27%) CMake
8 1 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 13 (14.77%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Administrator
2 15 (17.05%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (11.36%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.95%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Consultant
10 3 (3.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.41%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) Middleware
2 11 (12.50%) Web Services
3 7 (7.95%) Rendezvous
4 6 (6.82%) XML
4 6 (6.82%) XSLT
4 6 (6.82%) HTML
5 5 (5.68%) Django
5 5 (5.68%) Sinatra
5 5 (5.68%) Ultra Messaging
5 5 (5.68%) REST
5 5 (5.68%) MCollective
6 4 (4.55%) J2EE
7 3 (3.41%) Servlets
8 2 (2.27%) CPAN
9 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.41%) PMI
5 3 (3.41%) Clustering
5 3 (3.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
7 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.14%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 81 (92.05%) Linux
2 33 (37.50%) Windows
3 27 (30.68%) Solaris
4 25 (28.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (23.86%) UNIX
6 7 (7.95%) AIX
7 5 (5.68%) SmartOS
7 5 (5.68%) CoreOS
8 4 (4.55%) HPUX
9 3 (3.41%) SUSE
9 3 (3.41%) Scientific Linux
10 2 (2.27%) CentOS
10 2 (2.27%) Debian
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Configuration Management
2 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) Open Source
3 23 (26.14%) DevOps
4 19 (21.59%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.91%) ITIL
6 11 (12.50%) Benchmarking
7 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.68%) Web Development
8 5 (5.68%) SOA
8 5 (5.68%) Project Management
8 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 5 (5.68%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.68%) ITSM
9 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.55%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (55.68%) Python
2 32 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 27 (30.68%) Perl
4 17 (19.32%) Ruby
5 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.23%) Java
7 7 (7.95%) SQL
8 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.82%) Korn
9 5 (5.68%) Groovy
9 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.41%) C-shell
10 3 (3.41%) C
11 2 (2.27%) C++
11 2 (2.27%) PHP
11 2 (2.27%) Fortran
11 2 (2.27%) Haskell
12 1 (1.14%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) CCNA
1 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.23%) Degree
3 8 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.55%) CCNP
5 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.41%) RHCE
5 3 (3.41%) VCDX
5 3 (3.41%) VCAP
5 3 (3.41%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 59 (67.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (22.73%) QEMU
3 16 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.77%) Xen
5 12 (13.64%) vSphere
6 10 (11.36%) Docker
7 9 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (9.09%) NFS
9 7 (7.95%) SRDF
9 7 (7.95%) Varnish
9 7 (7.95%) vCloud
10 6 (6.82%) iptables
11 5 (5.68%) Btrfs
11 5 (5.68%) LXC
11 5 (5.68%) Snort
11 5 (5.68%) Squid
12 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
13 3 (3.41%) Samba
13 3 (3.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) Puppet
2 19 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (12.50%) BladeLogic
4 8 (9.09%) Nagios
5 7 (7.95%) CFEngine
6 6 (6.82%) Ansible
7 5 (5.68%) systemd
7 5 (5.68%) Kubernetes
7 5 (5.68%) HAProxy
7 5 (5.68%) yum
7 5 (5.68%) Capistrano
7 5 (5.68%) Nessus
8 3 (3.41%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (3.41%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.27%) OpenView
9 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (1.14%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 70 (79.55%) VMware
2 34 (38.64%) Red Hat
3 28 (31.82%) Oracle
4 18 (20.45%) IBM
4 18 (20.45%) EMC
5 17 (19.32%) Cisco
6 14 (15.91%) HP
6 14 (15.91%) BMC
7 12 (13.64%) NetApp
8 10 (11.36%) SaltStack
9 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.95%) Intel
10 7 (7.95%) TIBCO
10 7 (7.95%) DataSynapse
11 6 (6.82%) Sybase
12 5 (5.68%) Sun
12 5 (5.68%) ServiceNow
13 4 (4.55%) Veritas
14 3 (3.41%) Hitachi
14 3 (3.41%) F5
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