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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 253 240 227
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing KVM 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.053% 0.056% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.49% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £356
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.75
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
1148 1011 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.27% 11.29% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 490 546
Average daily rate £363 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 131 177
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KVM across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 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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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
Hampshire - 4 £338 -
Surrey -6 2 £375 +19.04%
KVM
England

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Nagios
2 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 6 (85.71%) Puppet
3 5 (71.43%) NAS
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
4 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (57.14%) Perl
4 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 4 (57.14%) DevOps
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 1 (14.29%) nginx
7 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
7 1 (14.29%) Redis
7 1 (14.29%) Percona
7 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (14.29%) CentOS
7 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) Web Services
7 1 (14.29%) UNIX
7 1 (14.29%) PHP

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Redis
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (85.71%) Administrator
2 4 (57.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (57.14%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Nagios
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Percona