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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 536 568 586
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +18
Contract jobs citing KVM 59 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 1.01% 1.01% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 42 34
Median daily rate £500 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £421 £399
% change year-on-year
+18.69% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - -
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
5861 5042 5352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.71% 9.93% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 2951 2946
Median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 597 681
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.30 £34.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +12 38 £475 -5.00% 7
North East - 12 £506 -
South East +27 3 £475 +46.15% 3
North West +5 3 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England +9 2 - - 1
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 132 (80.00%) Linux
2 83 (50.30%) VMware
3 80 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (47.88%) Red Hat
5 76 (46.06%) Oracle
6 68 (41.21%) SAN
7 63 (38.18%) DevOps
8 62 (37.58%) Puppet
9 60 (36.36%) EMC
10 51 (30.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 48 (29.09%) Oracle RAC
11 48 (29.09%) RHCE
12 47 (28.48%) Apache
13 46 (27.88%) IBM
14 44 (26.67%) Xen
14 44 (26.67%) High Availability
15 41 (24.85%) Open Source
15 41 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (24.24%) iSCSI
16 40 (24.24%) HP
17 39 (23.64%) NFS
17 39 (23.64%) AIX
17 39 (23.64%) Clustering
18 38 (23.03%) Security Cleared
18 38 (23.03%) ITIL
18 38 (23.03%) Solaris
18 38 (23.03%) Configuration Management
19 37 (22.42%) Windows
19 37 (22.42%) Python
19 37 (22.42%) Hyper-V

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 47 (28.48%) Apache
2 33 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 21 (12.73%) Tomcat
4 20 (12.12%) Oracle Coherence
5 19 (11.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 19 (11.52%) WebSphere
6 18 (10.91%) IIS
7 10 (6.06%) Confluence
8 8 (4.85%) PowerExchange
8 8 (4.85%) SAS
9 6 (3.64%) nginx
10 5 (3.03%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.61%) JBoss
11 1 (0.61%) Jetty
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.61%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.52%) IaaS
3 17 (10.30%) PaaS
4 15 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (6.06%) SaaS
6 6 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (41.21%) SAN
2 40 (24.24%) iSCSI
3 34 (20.61%) NAS
4 32 (19.39%) Fibre Channel
5 31 (18.79%) WAN
6 30 (18.18%) HTTP
7 29 (17.58%) LAN
8 24 (14.55%) DNS
9 22 (13.33%) FCoE
9 22 (13.33%) Multicast
10 21 (12.73%) TCP/IP
11 17 (10.30%) LDAP
12 15 (9.09%) VLAN
13 12 (7.27%) Firewall
14 11 (6.67%) Internet
15 9 (5.45%) VPN
16 8 (4.85%) Network Security
17 7 (4.24%) DHCP
17 7 (4.24%) IMAP
17 7 (4.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.79%) MySQL
2 28 (16.97%) SQL Server
3 21 (12.73%) Hadoop
4 17 (10.30%) HBase
5 16 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.85%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.85%) PowerCenter
7 4 (2.42%) Big Data
7 4 (2.42%) Redis
8 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.61%) DB2
9 1 (0.61%) OLAP
9 1 (0.61%) OLTP
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (14.55%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.88%) Vagrant
4 9 (5.45%) JIRA
5 8 (4.85%) Subversion
6 6 (3.64%) Artifactory
6 6 (3.64%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.64%) Gradle
6 6 (3.64%) IntelliJ
6 6 (3.64%) Maven
6 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.03%) GitLab
8 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (14.55%) Banking
1 24 (14.55%) Finance
2 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.24%) Publishing
4 4 (2.42%) Games
4 4 (2.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (23.03%) Linux Engineer
2 37 (22.42%) Architect
3 26 (15.76%) Administrator
3 26 (15.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 25 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (12.73%) Linux Administrator
6 20 (12.12%) Linux Support
7 15 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (8.48%) Support Engineer
9 12 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 9 (5.45%) AWS DevOps
12 9 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
12 9 (5.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 9 (5.45%) Linux Support Engineer
12 9 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 8 (4.85%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.58%) Middleware
2 21 (12.73%) HTML
3 19 (11.52%) LAMP
3 19 (11.52%) XML
4 16 (9.70%) libvirt
4 16 (9.70%) XSLT
5 15 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (9.09%) Rendezvous
6 12 (7.27%) Node.js
7 9 (5.45%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (3.64%) .NET
8 6 (3.64%) CSS
8 6 (3.64%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (3.64%) Sensu
9 5 (3.03%) RESTful
10 4 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (2.42%) REST
11 2 (1.21%) Java EE
11 2 (1.21%) SOAP
11 2 (1.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.64%) Clustering
2 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.88%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.27%) Private Cloud
5 10 (6.06%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.85%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.85%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.21%) Online Games
7 2 (1.21%) User Experience
7 2 (1.21%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.61%) BBC
8 1 (0.61%) DataPower
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) EFT
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 132 (80.00%) Linux
2 51 (30.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (23.64%) AIX
4 38 (23.03%) Solaris
5 37 (22.42%) Windows
6 26 (15.76%) Unix
7 16 (9.70%) CentOS
7 16 (9.70%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.24%) Debian
9 4 (2.42%) SUSE
9 4 (2.42%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.18%) DevOps
2 44 (26.67%) High Availability
3 41 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (24.85%) Open Source
4 38 (23.03%) Configuration Management
4 38 (23.03%) ITIL
5 37 (22.42%) Compliance Management
6 34 (20.61%) Service Delivery
7 26 (15.76%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (13.33%) Benchmarking
9 19 (11.52%) Load Balancing
10 10 (6.06%) Kernel Tuning
10 10 (6.06%) Software Delivery
11 9 (5.45%) Change Management
11 9 (5.45%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.45%) ETL
11 9 (5.45%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (4.85%) Server Building
13 7 (4.24%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.42%) Python
2 33 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 31 (18.79%) Java
4 28 (16.97%) Perl
5 27 (16.36%) SQL
6 25 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.48%) Scala
8 9 (5.45%) C
8 9 (5.45%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.85%) Ruby
10 7 (4.24%) Korn
11 6 (3.64%) C#
11 6 (3.64%) TypeScript
12 5 (3.03%) C++
12 5 (3.03%) PHP
12 5 (3.03%) SystemTap
13 4 (2.42%) Bourne shell
13 4 (2.42%) C-shell
14 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.61%) Cython
Qualifications
1 48 (29.09%) RHCE
2 38 (23.03%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
4 16 (9.70%) Degree
5 15 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 14 (8.48%) CCNP
6 14 (8.48%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (7.88%) CCNA
8 10 (6.06%) RHCA
8 10 (6.06%) RHCSA
9 5 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.15%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 80 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (29.09%) Oracle RAC
3 44 (26.67%) Xen
4 39 (23.64%) NFS
5 37 (22.42%) Hyper-V
6 30 (18.18%) Docker
7 24 (14.55%) SRDF
8 17 (10.30%) iptables
9 11 (6.67%) Squid
10 10 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (6.06%) XenServer
11 7 (4.24%) Dovecot
11 7 (4.24%) Sendmail
12 6 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (3.03%) vCloud
14 4 (2.42%) RHEV
14 4 (2.42%) VirtualBox
15 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
15 3 (1.82%) Ceph
15 3 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 62 (37.58%) Puppet
2 31 (18.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 22 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (10.30%) HAProxy
5 13 (7.88%) Ansible
6 12 (7.27%) Nagios
7 10 (6.06%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (4.85%) Ganglia
8 8 (4.85%) Kubernetes
8 8 (4.85%) Terraform
9 7 (4.24%) Cacti
10 6 (3.64%) Graphite
10 6 (3.64%) OpenNebula
10 6 (3.64%) StatsD
10 6 (3.64%) vRealize
11 5 (3.03%) Zenoss
12 3 (1.82%) PowerCLI
13 2 (1.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (1.21%) logstash
13 2 (1.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 83 (50.30%) VMware
2 79 (47.88%) Red Hat
3 76 (46.06%) Oracle
4 60 (36.36%) EMC
5 46 (27.88%) IBM
6 40 (24.24%) HP
7 35 (21.21%) Cisco
8 24 (14.55%) Intel
8 24 (14.55%) NetApp
9 15 (9.09%) DataSynapse
9 15 (9.09%) Sybase
9 15 (9.09%) TIBCO
10 13 (7.88%) Microsoft
11 8 (4.85%) Informatica
11 8 (4.85%) Sun
12 6 (3.64%) AppDynamics
12 6 (3.64%) Atlassian
12 6 (3.64%) SaltStack
12 6 (3.64%) Veritas
13 4 (2.42%) Percona