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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 254 231 222
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing KVM 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.076% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.69% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £445 £400
% change year-on-year
-37.00% +11.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1204 1016 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.15% 11.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 464 406
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £146 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 173
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.25 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 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
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
KVM
England

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 7 (87.50%) DevOps
3 5 (62.50%) REST
3 5 (62.50%) Bitbucket
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (62.50%) Vagrant
3 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (62.50%) Open Source
3 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 5 (62.50%) Apache
3 5 (62.50%) PHP
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (62.50%) LAMP
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) Identity Management
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Drupal
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Nagios
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
6 1 (12.50%) Product Management

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (62.50%) Apache
1 5 (62.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) NAS
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (62.50%) Bitbucket
1 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
1 5 (62.50%) LAMP
1 5 (62.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Identity Management
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 5 (62.50%) Vagrant
2 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Dell
1 1 (12.50%) VMware