The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 236 231 250
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing KVM 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.047% 0.019%
As % of the System Software category 0.92% 0.41% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £378 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1092 968 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.04% 11.39% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 453 363
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 178 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.33 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
KVM
England

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
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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -3 7 £464 - 2
Surrey - 2 £315 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
KVM
England

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
5 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
5 5 (29.41%) IIS
5 5 (29.41%) MS Office
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Change Management
5 5 (29.41%) Data Security
5 5 (29.41%) ISA Server
5 5 (29.41%) ARCserve
5 5 (29.41%) McAfee
5 5 (29.41%) Websense
5 5 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (29.41%) F5
5 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
5 5 (29.41%) SCCM
5 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (29.41%) MS Exchange
1 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security
3 4 (23.53%) Internet
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) HTTP
4 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) NFC
6 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Server Support
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.76%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Operations Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.88%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (11.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (17.65%) AIX
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
1 5 (29.41%) Data Security
2 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
2 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V2
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
2 3 (17.65%) MCSA
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) RHCE
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) ISA Server
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (11.76%) Xen
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) ARCserve
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) McAfee
2 5 (29.41%) Websense
2 5 (29.41%) F5
2 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Perforce
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Siebel