The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the 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 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 276 266 249
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing KVM 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.073% 0.030% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.23% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £500 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £300 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £359
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
KVM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1271 1293 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.19% 12.81% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 655 517
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 147 157
Median hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing KVM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

KVM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

KVM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing KVM across the South East region.

KVM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

KVM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KVM across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

KVM Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

KVM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing KVM across the South East region.

KVM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

KVM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the South East 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
(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
Berkshire - 3 £500 - 1
Hampshire 0 2 £625 +108.33%
Middlesex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
KVM
England

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 South East region with a requirement for KVM.

1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) HP
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 7 (46.67%) XenServer
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (40.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (40.00%) PaaS
6 6 (40.00%) Use Case
6 6 (40.00%) Billing
6 6 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (40.00%) CMDB
6 6 (40.00%) Migration
6 6 (40.00%) OO
6 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
6 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
6 6 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (40.00%) IaaS
7 5 (33.33%) Python
7 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (26.67%) MySQL
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) Puppet
9 3 (20.00%) vSphere

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (20.00%) Apache
1 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) CloudStack
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (40.00%) IaaS
3 6 (40.00%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.67%) CloudBees
4 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
3 2 (13.33%) OpenVPN
4 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) FCoE
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) SSH
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) GitLab
3 1 (6.67%) gulp
3 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) NetBeans
3 1 (6.67%) PhpStorm
3 1 (6.67%) RSpec
General
1 6 (40.00%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.67%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) ELK Stack
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Laravel
2 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (6.67%) MCollective
2 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) Sass
2 1 (6.67%) Servlets
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) CMDB
2 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Debian
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) CoreOS
5 1 (6.67%) Fedora
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
5 1 (6.67%) SmartOS
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) SUSE
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) OO
1 6 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
1 6 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 6 (40.00%) Use Case
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP 5
4 1 (6.67%) PHP 7
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) XenServer
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (13.33%) Docker
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) Varnish
4 2 (13.33%) Xen
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) Btrfs
5 1 (6.67%) iptables
5 1 (6.67%) LXC
5 1 (6.67%) NFS
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (6.67%) Postfix
5 1 (6.67%) qmail
5 1 (6.67%) RHEV
5 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
5 1 (6.67%) Snort
5 1 (6.67%) Squid
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 6 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (26.67%) Puppet
3 2 (13.33%) Ansible
3 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (6.67%) Bacula
4 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
4 1 (6.67%) cPanel
4 1 (6.67%) Grafana
4 1 (6.67%) Graphite
4 1 (6.67%) HAProxy
4 1 (6.67%) Kibana
4 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (6.67%) logstash
4 1 (6.67%) OSSEC
4 1 (6.67%) Plesk
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (6.67%) Salt
4 1 (6.67%) systemd
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) CommVault
6 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
6 1 (6.67%) Infobright
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
6 1 (6.67%) SaltStack
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam