The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
Rank 549 561 604
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +43
Contract jobs citing KVM 37 61 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.12% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 1.15% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 44 16
Median daily rate £485 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £375 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +183.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5120 5310 5274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 10.24% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3146 2900
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 474 601
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.10 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

KVM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

KVM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing KVM within the UK.

KVM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

KVM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

KVM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

KVM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing KVM within the UK.

KVM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

KVM
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
England +26 35 £485 +14.11% 21
London +12 27 £500 +11.11% 10
Croydon - 6 £469 -
East of England - 4 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
North West +26 1 £588 +38.23% 4
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £400 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for KVM.

1 67 (74.44%) Linux
2 57 (63.33%) VMware
3 53 (58.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 33 (36.67%) DevOps
6 32 (35.56%) Puppet
7 31 (34.44%) Bash Shell
7 31 (34.44%) Python
7 31 (34.44%) Windows
8 24 (26.67%) Apache
9 23 (25.56%) Oracle
9 23 (25.56%) SAN
10 22 (24.44%) NFS
10 22 (24.44%) iSCSI
11 21 (23.33%) Hyper-V
11 21 (23.33%) Cisco
11 21 (23.33%) Solaris
12 20 (22.22%) DNS
12 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
12 20 (22.22%) Open Source
13 19 (21.11%) NAS
13 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
13 19 (21.11%) OpenStack
14 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (20.00%) Firewall
15 17 (18.89%) LDAP
15 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
15 17 (18.89%) Xen
15 17 (18.89%) Fibre Channel
15 17 (18.89%) Git (software)

KVM
Top Related IT Skills 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 24 (26.67%) Apache
2 19 (21.11%) OpenStack
3 13 (14.44%) Oracle Coherence
4 12 (13.33%) IIS
4 12 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 11 (12.22%) WebSphere
6 10 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (10.00%) DataSynapse
8 8 (8.89%) PowerExchange
9 6 (6.67%) WebLogic
10 5 (5.56%) SAS
11 2 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (2.22%) CloudStack
11 2 (2.22%) Confluence
11 2 (2.22%) iPlanet
11 2 (2.22%) JBoss
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
12 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) IaaS
1 11 (12.22%) PaaS
2 10 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.11%) SaaS
3 9 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.11%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.56%) SAN
2 22 (24.44%) iSCSI
3 20 (22.22%) DNS
4 19 (21.11%) NAS
5 18 (20.00%) Firewall
6 17 (18.89%) Fibre Channel
6 17 (18.89%) LDAP
7 16 (17.78%) HTTP
7 16 (17.78%) WAN
8 15 (16.67%) LAN
9 13 (14.44%) TCP/IP
10 11 (12.22%) FCoE
10 11 (12.22%) Multicast
11 9 (10.00%) Internet
12 8 (8.89%) VLAN
13 6 (6.67%) VPN
14 5 (5.56%) BGP
15 4 (4.44%) IMAP
15 4 (4.44%) MRTG
15 4 (4.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) Hadoop
2 11 (12.22%) MySQL
3 9 (10.00%) HBase
4 8 (8.89%) PowerCenter
5 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.22%) Big Data
7 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.33%) JIRA
3 3 (3.33%) Subversion
3 3 (3.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.11%) GitLab
4 1 (1.11%) Hudson
4 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Banking
3 9 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Architect
1 16 (17.78%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Administrator
2 14 (15.56%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (14.44%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (14.44%) Linux Administrator
3 13 (14.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 9 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Consultant
5 8 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) VMWare Administrator
7 6 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
7 6 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.44%) Unix Administrator
9 4 (4.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) Middleware
2 9 (10.00%) HTML
2 9 (10.00%) Rendezvous
2 9 (10.00%) XML
2 9 (10.00%) XSLT
3 7 (7.78%) LAMP
4 6 (6.67%) libvirt
4 6 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.22%) J2EE
6 2 (2.22%) RESTful
6 2 (2.22%) Web Services
6 2 (2.22%) WebCenter
7 1 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.11%) REST
7 1 (1.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.67%) Clustering
4 6 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.56%) Online Banking
6 4 (4.44%) Spread Betting
7 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.11%) EFT
9 1 (1.11%) Statistics
9 1 (1.11%) User Experience
9 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 67 (74.44%) Linux
2 31 (34.44%) Windows
3 21 (23.33%) Solaris
4 16 (17.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (17.78%) Unix
5 15 (16.67%) CentOS
6 14 (15.56%) Ubuntu
7 10 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 6 (6.67%) AIX
9 4 (4.44%) Debian
9 4 (4.44%) SUSE
10 2 (2.22%) HPUX
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.67%) DevOps
2 20 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 20 (22.22%) Open Source
3 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (15.56%) ITIL
4 14 (15.56%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 10 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 10 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 9 (10.00%) Change Management
7 8 (8.89%) ETL
7 8 (8.89%) Server Building
8 7 (7.78%) High Availability
9 6 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
9 6 (6.67%) Kernel Tuning
9 6 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
10 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.56%) SDLC
10 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.44%) Bash Shell
1 31 (34.44%) Python
2 14 (15.56%) Perl
2 14 (15.56%) SQL
3 12 (13.33%) Java
3 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.78%) C
5 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.44%) Bourne shell
6 4 (4.44%) C-shell
6 4 (4.44%) Korn
6 4 (4.44%) SystemTap
7 3 (3.33%) C++
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
8 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.22%) Ruby
8 2 (2.22%) Scala
9 1 (1.11%) Cython
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.56%) Degree
4 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (12.22%) CCNA
5 11 (12.22%) CCNP
6 10 (11.11%) RHCE
7 6 (6.67%) RHCA
7 6 (6.67%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (58.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (24.44%) NFS
3 21 (23.33%) Hyper-V
4 17 (18.89%) Xen
5 13 (14.44%) VMware ESX
6 11 (12.22%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (12.22%) SRDF
7 10 (11.11%) iptables
8 9 (10.00%) Docker
9 7 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (7.78%) XenServer
10 6 (6.67%) Squid
11 5 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (4.44%) Dovecot
12 4 (4.44%) Sendmail
13 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
13 3 (3.33%) vSphere
14 2 (2.22%) Ceph
14 2 (2.22%) Firmware
14 2 (2.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 32 (35.56%) Puppet
2 10 (11.11%) HAProxy
3 8 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.89%) yum
4 7 (7.78%) Ansible
4 7 (7.78%) Kubernetes
5 6 (6.67%) Nagios
5 6 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (5.56%) vRealize
7 4 (4.44%) Cacti
7 4 (4.44%) vMotion
8 3 (3.33%) OpenNebula
9 2 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.22%) Ganglia
9 2 (2.22%) OpenAM
9 2 (2.22%) RANCID
9 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (2.22%) Salt
9 2 (2.22%) SCCM
10 1 (1.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 57 (63.33%) VMware
2 36 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 23 (25.56%) Oracle
4 21 (23.33%) Cisco
5 15 (16.67%) IBM
6 14 (15.56%) EMC
7 11 (12.22%) Intel
7 11 (12.22%) NetApp
8 10 (11.11%) HP
9 9 (10.00%) SaltStack
9 9 (10.00%) Sybase
9 9 (10.00%) TIBCO
10 8 (8.89%) Informatica
11 7 (7.78%) Sun
12 6 (6.67%) Veritas
13 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
14 4 (4.44%) AppDynamics
15 3 (3.33%) Equitrac
15 3 (3.33%) MuleSoft
15 3 (3.33%) Nortel
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