The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 553 538 516
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -22
Contract jobs citing KVM 19 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.071% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.75% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 7
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£425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £308 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
-63.63% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
4905 4787 4340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.40% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2733 2346 2049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 550 727
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KVM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 February 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 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
England -20 19 £425 - 26
London -2 13 £450 +5.88% 9
City of London +12 4 £450 - 3
South West -5 4 £150 - 5
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
Brighton - - - - 2
Bristol - - - - 4
Burnley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 55 (85.94%) Linux
2 37 (57.81%) VMware
3 36 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (51.56%) SAN
5 30 (46.88%) Windows
6 27 (42.19%) UNIX
7 26 (40.63%) Perl
8 25 (39.06%) ITIL
8 25 (39.06%) Configuration Management
9 23 (35.94%) Python
10 22 (34.38%) Red Hat
11 21 (32.81%) Benchmarking
11 21 (32.81%) NAS
12 18 (28.13%) Solaris
13 17 (26.56%) Oracle
13 17 (26.56%) Cisco
13 17 (26.56%) Puppet
14 16 (25.00%) Open Source
14 16 (25.00%) Hyper-V
14 16 (25.00%) Apache
15 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
15 15 (23.44%) PHP
15 15 (23.44%) SQL
15 15 (23.44%) HP
15 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (23.44%) Banking
16 14 (21.88%) Xen
16 14 (21.88%) Finance
17 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
17 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 16 (25.00%) Apache
2 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 8 (12.50%) OpenStack
4 6 (9.38%) IIS
4 6 (9.38%) Drupal
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.69%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.69%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (3.13%) Jetty
8 2 (3.13%) nginx
9 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.56%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (1.56%) Lync
9 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.56%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) IaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) SAN
2 21 (32.81%) NAS
3 12 (18.75%) LAN
3 12 (18.75%) WAN
4 9 (14.06%) Firewall
4 9 (14.06%) FCoE
4 9 (14.06%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (14.06%) Multicast
4 9 (14.06%) iSCSI
5 7 (10.94%) VPN
5 7 (10.94%) DNS
5 7 (10.94%) HTTP
6 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.25%) DHCP
7 3 (4.69%) Internet
8 2 (3.13%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) IMAP
9 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.56%) OpenVPN
9 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) MySQL
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.69%) HBase
6 2 (3.13%) Redis
6 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.56%) DB2
7 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.38%) Bitbucket
4 5 (7.81%) JIRA
5 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) Maven
7 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.56%) Mocha
7 1 (1.56%) Hudson
7 1 (1.56%) CMake
General
1 15 (23.44%) Banking
2 14 (21.88%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Architect
2 11 (17.19%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (10.94%) Administrator
5 7 (10.94%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (10.94%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) UNIX Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.81%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Build Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) UNIX Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) XML
2 10 (15.63%) REST
3 8 (12.50%) Middleware
4 6 (9.38%) LAMP
5 5 (7.81%) Rendezvous
5 5 (7.81%) XSLT
5 5 (7.81%) HTML
6 4 (6.25%) Web Services
6 4 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (6.25%) JSON
7 2 (3.13%) .NET
8 1 (1.56%) J2EE
8 1 (1.56%) CSS
8 1 (1.56%) SOAP
8 1 (1.56%) JMS
8 1 (1.56%) Java EE
8 1 (1.56%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Open Source
2 8 (12.50%) Clustering
3 7 (10.94%) Replication
4 3 (4.69%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (85.94%) Linux
2 30 (46.88%) Windows
3 27 (42.19%) UNIX
4 18 (28.13%) Solaris
5 13 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (12.50%) AIX
7 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.69%) CentOS
8 3 (4.69%) HPUX
8 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.13%) Debian
9 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.56%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) ITIL
1 25 (39.06%) Configuration Management
2 21 (32.81%) Benchmarking
3 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.31%) Performance Testing
5 12 (18.75%) DevOps
6 10 (15.63%) Capacity Management
6 10 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (14.06%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.38%) High Availability
9 6 (9.38%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (9.38%) Identity Management
9 6 (9.38%) Scrum
10 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Test Management
11 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.69%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) Perl
2 23 (35.94%) Python
3 15 (23.44%) PHP
3 15 (23.44%) SQL
4 11 (17.19%) Java
5 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
6 6 (9.38%) C
7 5 (7.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.81%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) Haskell
9 1 (1.56%) C#
9 1 (1.56%) C++
9 1 (1.56%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) CCNA
1 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) RHCE
5 1 (1.56%) MCP
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 14 (21.88%) Xen
4 13 (20.31%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (20.31%) vSphere
5 10 (15.63%) RHEV
5 10 (15.63%) NFS
6 7 (10.94%) SRDF
7 6 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (7.81%) VMware ESX
9 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
10 2 (3.13%) Varnish
10 2 (3.13%) Docker
11 1 (1.56%) Gluster
11 1 (1.56%) GPFS
11 1 (1.56%) Ceph
11 1 (1.56%) Firmware
11 1 (1.56%) Squid
11 1 (1.56%) Postfix
11 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) Puppet
2 12 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (12.50%) Vagrant
4 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (6.25%) Nagios
4 4 (6.25%) SCCM
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.13%) Cobbler
6 2 (3.13%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.13%) Cacti
7 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.56%) MOM
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.56%) yum
7 1 (1.56%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.56%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.56%) collectd
7 1 (1.56%) StatsD
Vendors
1 37 (57.81%) VMware
2 22 (34.38%) Red Hat
3 17 (26.56%) Cisco
3 17 (26.56%) Oracle
4 15 (23.44%) HP
5 12 (18.75%) IBM
6 11 (17.19%) EMC
6 11 (17.19%) NetApp
7 9 (14.06%) Intel
8 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.81%) DataSynapse
9 5 (7.81%) TIBCO
10 4 (6.25%) Citrix
10 4 (6.25%) Dell
10 4 (6.25%) Sybase
11 3 (4.69%) Symantec
12 1 (1.56%) Sun
12 1 (1.56%) Juniper
12 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
12 1 (1.56%) 29West
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