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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 553 567 578
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +11
Contract jobs citing KVM 95 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 1.08% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 29
Median daily rate £481 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £575 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -22.58%
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
6530 5555 5306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.24% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4002 3099 2829
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 658 640
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.48 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.00 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.08 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 26 May 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 25 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 26 May 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 +24 92 £463 +54.16% 29
London +34 64 £450 -10.00% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £310 - 2
North East - 16 £310 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 16 £310 - 2
City of London +42 10 £410 -34.40% 7
South East -10 4 £500 +33.33% 4
East of England - 4 £525 -
Ipswich - 4 £525 -
Berkshire - 4 £500 - 1
Suffolk - 4 £525 -
Yorkshire -9 3 £525 +75.00% 3
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £525 - 1
Leeds -19 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -21 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Twickenham - 1 £340 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 150 (92.59%) Linux
2 78 (48.15%) VMware
3 77 (47.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (41.98%) Puppet
5 64 (39.51%) Red Hat
6 58 (35.80%) OpenStack
7 57 (35.19%) DevOps
7 57 (35.19%) Python
8 56 (34.57%) Windows
9 50 (30.86%) Xen
10 47 (29.01%) Amazon AWS
11 46 (28.40%) Opscode Chef
11 46 (28.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (28.40%) Unix
12 41 (25.31%) SAN
13 40 (24.69%) Configuration Management
13 40 (24.69%) Perl
13 40 (24.69%) Oracle
13 40 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (24.07%) Ansible
15 38 (23.46%) HP
16 36 (22.22%) Java
16 36 (22.22%) CentOS
17 34 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (20.37%) EMC
19 32 (19.75%) NetApp
19 32 (19.75%) Nagios
19 32 (19.75%) ITIL
19 32 (19.75%) Apache
19 32 (19.75%) Bash Shell

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 58 (35.80%) OpenStack
2 32 (19.75%) Apache
3 21 (12.96%) Tomcat
4 12 (7.41%) WebSphere
5 11 (6.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (6.17%) IIS
6 10 (6.17%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (3.70%) nginx
8 5 (3.09%) CloudStack
8 5 (3.09%) JBoss
8 5 (3.09%) SAS
9 4 (2.47%) Confluence
9 4 (2.47%) Node.js
10 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.23%) Drupal
11 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.23%) GemFire
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) AutoCAD
2 5 (3.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (1.85%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (1.85%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (29.01%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (15.43%) IaaS
3 19 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.79%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (4.32%) PaaS
6 3 (1.85%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.62%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.31%) SAN
2 22 (13.58%) DNS
2 22 (13.58%) iSCSI
3 21 (12.96%) Fibre Channel
3 21 (12.96%) LAN
3 21 (12.96%) NAS
3 21 (12.96%) WAN
4 16 (9.88%) Firewall
4 16 (9.88%) HTTP
5 14 (8.64%) FCoE
5 14 (8.64%) SNMP
6 13 (8.02%) Multicast
7 11 (6.79%) Network Security
7 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
8 10 (6.17%) DHCP
9 8 (4.94%) LDAP
10 7 (4.32%) MRTG
10 7 (4.32%) SMTP
11 5 (3.09%) IMAP
12 4 (2.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.05%) MySQL
2 24 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.49%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (8.02%) Hadoop
5 11 (6.79%) HBase
6 3 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.23%) Big Data
7 2 (1.23%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.62%) DB2
8 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) Redis
8 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.62%) Riak
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.20%) Jenkins
3 17 (10.49%) Vagrant
4 9 (5.56%) Ant
4 9 (5.56%) Gradle
4 9 (5.56%) Maven
4 9 (5.56%) Subversion
5 6 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.47%) GitLab
6 4 (2.47%) JIRA
7 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.23%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.23%) Selenium
7 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.62%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.62%) RSpec
8 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (17.28%) Finance
2 18 (11.11%) Banking
3 11 (6.79%) Games
4 7 (4.32%) Retail
5 6 (3.70%) Billing
6 4 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.85%) Law
8 2 (1.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Back Office
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Front Office
9 1 (0.62%) Publishing
9 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (25.93%) Linux Engineer
2 39 (24.07%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (22.22%) Administrator
4 26 (16.05%) Systems Administrator
5 22 (13.58%) Linux Administrator
6 21 (12.96%) Architect
7 17 (10.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 16 (9.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (9.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 15 (9.26%) Unix Administrator
10 14 (8.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 13 (8.02%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 13 (8.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 12 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (6.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 11 (6.79%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (4.94%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 7 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
15 7 (4.32%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.96%) Middleware
2 19 (11.73%) XML
3 13 (8.02%) LAMP
4 11 (6.79%) HTML
4 11 (6.79%) Rendezvous
4 11 (6.79%) REST
4 11 (6.79%) Web Services
5 10 (6.17%) XSLT
6 9 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (4.94%) libvirt
8 7 (4.32%) JSON
9 6 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (3.70%) Servlets
10 5 (3.09%) LEMP Stack
11 4 (2.47%) .NET
11 4 (2.47%) Sensu
12 3 (1.85%) SOAP
13 2 (1.23%) CSS
13 2 (1.23%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.67%) Clustering
2 25 (15.43%) Data Centre
3 23 (14.20%) Private Cloud
4 13 (8.02%) Replication
5 8 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.70%) BBC
6 6 (3.70%) CMDB
6 6 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.09%) User Experience
8 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.23%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.62%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 150 (92.59%) Linux
2 56 (34.57%) Windows
3 46 (28.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 46 (28.40%) Unix
4 36 (22.22%) CentOS
5 31 (19.14%) AIX
6 26 (16.05%) Solaris
7 14 (8.64%) Fedora
8 12 (7.41%) Debian
8 12 (7.41%) Ubuntu
8 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (6.79%) Mac OS X
9 11 (6.79%) Windows Vista
9 11 (6.79%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.94%) HPUX
11 7 (4.32%) Mac OS
11 7 (4.32%) SUSE
12 4 (2.47%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.62%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (35.19%) DevOps
2 40 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.69%) Configuration Management
3 34 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (19.75%) ITIL
5 30 (18.52%) High Availability
6 27 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (13.58%) Open Source
8 21 (12.96%) Software Delivery
9 18 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 13 (8.02%) Benchmarking
10 13 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (8.02%) Service Delivery
11 11 (6.79%) Asset Management
11 11 (6.79%) Load Balancing
11 11 (6.79%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (6.17%) Migration
13 9 (5.56%) Change Control
14 8 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (4.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (35.19%) Python
2 40 (24.69%) Perl
3 36 (22.22%) Java
4 32 (19.75%) Bash Shell
5 25 (15.43%) PHP
6 24 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 21 (12.96%) C
8 19 (11.73%) Ruby
8 19 (11.73%) SQL
9 10 (6.17%) C++
9 10 (6.17%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.94%) Korn
11 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.09%) Scala
12 3 (1.85%) SystemTap
13 1 (0.62%) Go
13 1 (0.62%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.62%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) RHCE
2 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.23%) CCNA
5 2 (1.23%) CCNP
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.23%) RHCA
5 2 (1.23%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.23%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 77 (47.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (30.86%) Xen
3 30 (18.52%) Docker
3 30 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 23 (14.20%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (11.73%) RHEV
6 17 (10.49%) NFS
7 14 (8.64%) SRDF
8 13 (8.02%) XenServer
9 11 (6.79%) vSphere
10 10 (6.17%) vCloud
11 8 (4.94%) iptables
11 8 (4.94%) StorNext
11 8 (4.94%) Xsan
12 6 (3.70%) LXC
12 6 (3.70%) Sendmail
12 6 (3.70%) Squid
13 5 (3.09%) Dovecot
14 4 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (1.85%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 68 (41.98%) Puppet
2 46 (28.40%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (24.07%) Ansible
4 32 (19.75%) Nagios
5 10 (6.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (6.17%) Packer
5 10 (6.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (5.56%) Cacti
6 9 (5.56%) Control-M
7 8 (4.94%) HAProxy
7 8 (4.94%) OpenNebula
8 6 (3.70%) Graphite
8 6 (3.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (3.09%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (3.09%) yum
9 5 (3.09%) Zenoss
10 4 (2.47%) Ganglia
10 4 (2.47%) logstash
10 4 (2.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 78 (48.15%) VMware
2 64 (39.51%) Red Hat
3 40 (24.69%) Oracle
4 38 (23.46%) HP
5 33 (20.37%) EMC
6 32 (19.75%) NetApp
7 29 (17.90%) IBM
8 26 (16.05%) Cisco
9 14 (8.64%) Intel
10 12 (7.41%) Citrix
11 11 (6.79%) DataSynapse
11 11 (6.79%) Dell
11 11 (6.79%) TIBCO
12 10 (6.17%) Sybase
13 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
14 8 (4.94%) Adobe
14 8 (4.94%) Apple
14 8 (4.94%) Rackspace
14 8 (4.94%) Sony
15 6 (3.70%) F5
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £393 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £525 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £295 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £620 per day
Posted: 6 days ago