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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 518 616 615
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -1
Contract jobs citing KVM 143 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.082% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 2.18% 0.78% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 25 18
Median daily rate £500 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £508 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6572 5996 5612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.21% 10.50% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 3411 3046
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 593 666
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 30 July 2016.

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 27 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 30 July 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
England +110 140 £500 +33.33% 19
London +34 69 £525 +31.25% 9
Tyne and Wear +8 45 £295 -15.71%
North East +4 45 £295 -15.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 45 £295 -15.71%
South East +22 11 £550 +46.66% 1
Berkshire - 11 £550 -
Yorkshire +5 10 £525 +55.55% 2
South Yorkshire - 9 £525 -
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
Reading - 7 £550 -
City of London +41 6 £388 -18.42% 2
Harrow - 6 £500 -
East of England - 3 £500 -
Ipswich - 2 £513 -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Scotland - 2 £500 -
Suffolk - 2 £513 -
West Yorkshire +2 1 - - 2
Leeds -2 1 - - 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 with a requirement for KVM.

1 207 (90.39%) Linux
2 106 (46.29%) Red Hat
3 99 (43.23%) VMware
4 98 (42.79%) Oracle
5 97 (42.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 89 (38.86%) Puppet
6 89 (38.86%) DevOps
7 88 (38.43%) SAN
8 86 (37.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 82 (35.81%) EMC
10 73 (31.88%) Xen
11 68 (29.69%) High Availability
12 65 (28.38%) Windows
13 64 (27.95%) AIX
14 63 (27.51%) Oracle RAC
15 62 (27.07%) Clustering
15 62 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (26.64%) HP
17 59 (25.76%) ITIL
17 59 (25.76%) IBM
18 58 (25.33%) RHCE
18 58 (25.33%) Configuration Management
19 56 (24.45%) Unix
19 56 (24.45%) Opscode Chef
19 56 (24.45%) OpenStack
20 54 (23.58%) Hyper-V
21 53 (23.14%) Java
21 53 (23.14%) Python
22 51 (22.27%) Docker
23 50 (21.83%) Amazon AWS

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 56 (24.45%) OpenStack
2 49 (21.40%) Apache
3 30 (13.10%) Tomcat
4 21 (9.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 20 (8.73%) WebSphere
6 19 (8.30%) IIS
6 19 (8.30%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (5.24%) Confluence
7 12 (5.24%) nginx
8 5 (2.18%) CloudStack
8 5 (2.18%) JBoss
9 4 (1.75%) SAS
10 3 (1.31%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.87%) Drupal
11 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.87%) GemFire
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (2.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 50 (21.83%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (12.66%) IaaS
3 23 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.80%) PaaS
5 10 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.31%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (1.31%) SaaS
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 88 (38.43%) SAN
2 40 (17.47%) WAN
3 39 (17.03%) iSCSI
3 39 (17.03%) LAN
4 38 (16.59%) NAS
5 36 (15.72%) Fibre Channel
6 29 (12.66%) FCoE
7 28 (12.23%) Multicast
8 27 (11.79%) HTTP
9 23 (10.04%) DNS
10 20 (8.73%) Network Security
11 18 (7.86%) SNMP
11 18 (7.86%) TCP/IP
12 15 (6.55%) Firewall
13 13 (5.68%) SSL
14 12 (5.24%) LDAP
15 9 (3.93%) DHCP
16 8 (3.49%) VLAN
17 6 (2.62%) MRTG
17 6 (2.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.47%) MySQL
2 39 (17.03%) SQL Server
3 27 (11.79%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (9.61%) Hadoop
5 20 (8.73%) HBase
6 7 (3.06%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.18%) Redis
8 3 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.87%) Big Data
9 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.87%) DB2
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.44%) OLAP
10 1 (0.44%) OLTP
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (19.21%) Git (software)
2 35 (15.28%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.79%) Vagrant
4 16 (6.99%) Gradle
4 16 (6.99%) Maven
5 13 (5.68%) Subversion
6 10 (4.37%) Ant
7 8 (3.49%) GitLab
7 8 (3.49%) JIRA
8 7 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.62%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.62%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.62%) IntelliJ
9 6 (2.62%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.44%) RSpec
11 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (15.72%) Finance
2 34 (14.85%) Banking
3 9 (3.93%) Games
4 8 (3.49%) Retail
5 7 (3.06%) Publishing
6 3 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Billing
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (23.14%) Linux Engineer
2 50 (21.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (20.96%) Administrator
4 45 (19.65%) Architect
5 32 (13.97%) Linux Administrator
6 31 (13.54%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (11.79%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (10.48%) Linux Support
9 21 (9.17%) AWS DevOps
10 20 (8.73%) AWS Engineer
11 19 (8.30%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 19 (8.30%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (7.86%) Support Engineer
13 16 (6.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (6.99%) Senior DevOps
13 16 (6.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 15 (6.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 15 (6.55%) Unix Administrator
15 13 (5.68%) Linux Specialist
15 13 (5.68%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.28%) Middleware
2 31 (13.54%) XML
3 24 (10.48%) HTML
4 22 (9.61%) LAMP
5 19 (8.30%) Rendezvous
5 19 (8.30%) XSLT
6 18 (7.86%) libvirt
7 17 (7.42%) Node.js
7 17 (7.42%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (5.68%) LAPP Stack
9 12 (5.24%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (5.24%) REST
10 11 (4.80%) Sensu
10 11 (4.80%) Web Services
11 10 (4.37%) .NET
12 7 (3.06%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (3.06%) CSS
12 7 (3.06%) Servlets
13 5 (2.18%) JSON
13 5 (2.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (27.07%) Clustering
2 20 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.73%) Private Cloud
3 11 (4.80%) Replication
4 10 (4.37%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.18%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.75%) BBC
7 4 (1.75%) User Experience
8 3 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.87%) IBM XIV
9 2 (0.87%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Online Games
9 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 207 (90.39%) Linux
2 86 (37.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 65 (28.38%) Windows
4 64 (27.95%) AIX
5 56 (24.45%) Unix
6 46 (20.09%) Solaris
7 39 (17.03%) CentOS
8 14 (6.11%) Ubuntu
9 13 (5.68%) Fedora
10 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (4.80%) Mac OS X
11 11 (4.80%) Windows Vista
11 11 (4.80%) Windows XP
12 9 (3.93%) Debian
12 9 (3.93%) HPUX
13 8 (3.49%) SUSE
14 6 (2.62%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.31%) Windows Server
16 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (38.86%) DevOps
2 68 (29.69%) High Availability
3 62 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (25.76%) ITIL
5 58 (25.33%) Configuration Management
6 46 (20.09%) Service Delivery
7 38 (16.59%) Open Source
8 35 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (14.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (13.97%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (12.23%) Benchmarking
11 28 (12.23%) Software Delivery
12 21 (9.17%) Load Balancing
13 18 (7.86%) E-Commerce
14 12 (5.24%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (3.93%) Change Control
16 9 (3.93%) Migration
17 8 (3.49%) Asset Management
17 8 (3.49%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.14%) Java
1 53 (23.14%) Python
2 42 (18.34%) Perl
3 40 (17.47%) JavaScript
4 31 (13.54%) SQL
5 30 (13.10%) Bash Shell
6 21 (9.17%) Ruby
7 19 (8.30%) PHP
8 18 (7.86%) C
8 18 (7.86%) Scala
9 11 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.93%) C++
11 7 (3.06%) Korn
11 7 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.62%) C#
12 6 (2.62%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.18%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 58 (25.33%) RHCE
2 39 (17.03%) Security Cleared
3 22 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.42%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.93%) Degree
6 5 (2.18%) CCNA
6 5 (2.18%) CCNP
6 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.18%) RHCA
6 5 (2.18%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 97 (42.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (31.88%) Xen
3 63 (27.51%) Oracle RAC
4 54 (23.58%) Hyper-V
5 51 (22.27%) Docker
6 36 (15.72%) NFS
7 30 (13.10%) SRDF
8 17 (7.42%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (6.99%) RHEV
10 12 (5.24%) vCloud
10 12 (5.24%) XenServer
11 10 (4.37%) iptables
12 8 (3.49%) vSphere
13 7 (3.06%) Squid
14 6 (2.62%) LXC
15 5 (2.18%) Sendmail
15 5 (2.18%) StorNext
15 5 (2.18%) Xsan
16 4 (1.75%) Dovecot
16 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 89 (38.86%) Puppet
2 56 (24.45%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (20.09%) Ansible
4 41 (17.90%) EMC NetWorker
5 32 (13.97%) Nagios
6 13 (5.68%) Graphite
7 12 (5.24%) Terraform
8 11 (4.80%) Ganglia
8 11 (4.80%) StatsD
9 10 (4.37%) HAProxy
9 10 (4.37%) Packer
10 8 (3.49%) Cacti
10 8 (3.49%) Oracle ZFS
10 8 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (3.06%) Control-M
11 7 (3.06%) OpenNebula
11 7 (3.06%) vRealize
11 7 (3.06%) Zenoss
12 6 (2.62%) Kibana
12 6 (2.62%) logstash
Vendors
1 106 (46.29%) Red Hat
2 99 (43.23%) VMware
3 98 (42.79%) Oracle
4 82 (35.81%) EMC
5 61 (26.64%) HP
6 59 (25.76%) IBM
7 46 (20.09%) NetApp
8 40 (17.47%) Cisco
9 30 (13.10%) Intel
10 19 (8.30%) DataSynapse
10 19 (8.30%) TIBCO
11 18 (7.86%) Sybase
12 17 (7.42%) Microsoft
13 12 (5.24%) Citrix
14 11 (4.80%) Dell
15 7 (3.06%) F5
16 6 (2.62%) Atlassian
16 6 (2.62%) Sun
17 5 (2.18%) Adobe
17 5 (2.18%) Apple
London
Energon People
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago