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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 565 579 548
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Contract jobs citing KVM 54 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.043% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 1.07% 0.44% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 18
Average daily rate £425 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £336 £388
% change year-on-year
+26.39% -13.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 - -
UK excluding London average 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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

KVM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

KVM
Top 25 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +31 53 £425 -3.40% 25
London +13 32 £425 -10.52% 10
South East - 10 £425 - 3
Yorkshire -5 6 £421 -3.71% 5
City of London +39 5 £393 -7.64% 3
Leeds - 5 £418 - 4
West Yorkshire - 5 £418 - 4
Hampshire - 5 £750 - 1
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Hammersmith - 3 £512 -
Reading - 2 £375 -
Berkshire - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £425 - 4
Birmingham -4 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire -12 1 £425 -2.85% 1
West Midlands -15 1 - - 1
Ealing - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 3
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £275 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Havant - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £288 -
Salford - 1 £425 - 1

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 88 (88.89%) Linux
2 65 (65.66%) VMware
3 59 (59.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (50.51%) Python
5 48 (48.48%) OpenStack
6 43 (43.43%) Red Hat
7 39 (39.39%) Puppet
8 35 (35.35%) Windows
9 31 (31.31%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (28.28%) CentOS
10 28 (28.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (27.27%) Bash Shell
12 25 (25.25%) Data Centre
13 24 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (24.24%) Xen
13 24 (24.24%) Perl
14 22 (22.22%) Configuration Management
14 22 (22.22%) DevOps
15 21 (21.21%) Ansible
16 20 (20.20%) Apache
17 19 (19.19%) Java
17 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (18.18%) Open Source
18 18 (18.18%) Cisco
18 18 (18.18%) Nagios
18 18 (18.18%) Jenkins
19 17 (17.17%) MySQL
19 17 (17.17%) Ruby
20 16 (16.16%) Hyper-V
21 15 (15.15%) Unix

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 48 (48.48%) OpenStack
2 20 (20.20%) Apache
3 13 (13.13%) Tomcat
4 12 (12.12%) nginx
5 4 (4.04%) Confluence
5 4 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.04%) JBoss
5 4 (4.04%) SAS
6 3 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.02%) CloudStack
7 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.01%) IIS
8 1 (1.01%) lighttpd
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (3.03%) Adobe Premiere
1 3 (3.03%) AutoCAD
1 3 (3.03%) Final Cut Pro
1 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.09%) IaaS
4 8 (8.08%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (7.07%) SaaS
6 5 (5.05%) PaaS
7 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) DNS
2 13 (13.13%) iSCSI
3 12 (12.12%) Fibre Channel
3 12 (12.12%) SAN
4 11 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.10%) DHCP
5 10 (10.10%) NAS
6 8 (8.08%) FCoE
6 8 (8.08%) Firewall
6 8 (8.08%) HTTP
7 7 (7.07%) SMTP
8 6 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (6.06%) SSL
9 5 (5.05%) HTTPS
9 5 (5.05%) LDAP
9 5 (5.05%) OpenVPN
9 5 (5.05%) OSPF
9 5 (5.05%) SSH
10 4 (4.04%) IMAP
10 4 (4.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.17%) MySQL
2 14 (14.14%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.09%) Big Data
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.04%) MariaDB
5 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.04%) Redis
6 2 (2.02%) HPCC
6 2 (2.02%) OpenTSDB
7 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.01%) HBase
Development Applications
1 18 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.10%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.09%) Subversion
4 6 (6.06%) JIRA
5 4 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.04%) GitLab
5 4 (4.04%) RSpec
6 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.02%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.02%) Selenium
7 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.01%) gulp
8 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.01%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.01%) PhpStorm
General
1 9 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Games
2 7 (7.07%) Retail
3 5 (5.05%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Law
4 4 (4.04%) Billing
5 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Front Office
6 1 (1.01%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (28.28%) Linux Engineer
2 20 (20.20%) Administrator
2 20 (20.20%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (12.12%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (12.12%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (10.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) VMWare Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) Web Services
2 7 (7.07%) LAMP
2 7 (7.07%) Middleware
2 7 (7.07%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (7.07%) REST
3 4 (4.04%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (4.04%) MCollective
4 3 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.02%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.02%) HTML
5 2 (2.02%) JSON
5 2 (2.02%) Servlets
5 2 (2.02%) XML
6 1 (1.01%) .NET
6 1 (1.01%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.01%) CSS
6 1 (1.01%) Django
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.25%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.12%) Private Cloud
3 8 (8.08%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.06%) User Experience
5 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.04%) CMDB
6 4 (4.04%) PMI
6 4 (4.04%) Replication
7 3 (3.03%) Clustering
7 3 (3.03%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.02%) BBC
8 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.02%) iDTV
8 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.01%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.01%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.01%) Online Games
9 1 (1.01%) Verilog
9 1 (1.01%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 88 (88.89%) Linux
2 35 (35.35%) Windows
3 28 (28.28%) CentOS
3 28 (28.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (15.15%) Unix
5 14 (14.14%) Solaris
6 12 (12.12%) Windows Server
7 10 (10.10%) Fedora
8 8 (8.08%) AIX
8 8 (8.08%) Debian
9 7 (7.07%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.04%) CoreOS
10 4 (4.04%) Mac OS
10 4 (4.04%) SmartOS
11 2 (2.02%) HPUX
11 2 (2.02%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (2.02%) SUSE
12 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 22 (22.22%) DevOps
2 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.18%) Open Source
4 15 (15.15%) E-Commerce
5 14 (14.14%) Migration
6 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (5.05%) High Availability
8 5 (5.05%) ITIL
8 5 (5.05%) Use Case
9 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.04%) OO
9 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.04%) SOA
9 4 (4.04%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.04%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (3.03%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (3.03%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.51%) Python
2 27 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 24 (24.24%) Perl
4 19 (19.19%) Java
5 17 (17.17%) Ruby
6 14 (14.14%) C
6 14 (14.14%) Shell Script
7 11 (11.11%) PHP
7 11 (11.11%) SQL
8 9 (9.09%) Korn
9 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.03%) C#
10 3 (3.03%) C++
11 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.01%) AWK
12 1 (1.01%) PHP 5
12 1 (1.01%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (7.07%) CCNA
2 7 (7.07%) CCNP
2 7 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.07%) RHCE
2 7 (7.07%) RHCSA
3 4 (4.04%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.04%) VCAP
3 4 (4.04%) VCDX
4 1 (1.01%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) MCSA
4 1 (1.01%) MCSE
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.01%) RHCA
4 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) JTAG
System Software
1 59 (59.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (24.24%) Xen
3 16 (16.16%) Hyper-V
4 13 (13.13%) QEMU
5 11 (11.11%) RHEV
6 10 (10.10%) vSphere
7 9 (9.09%) iptables
7 9 (9.09%) Squid
8 7 (7.07%) Varnish
8 7 (7.07%) vCloud
9 6 (6.06%) Docker
10 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
10 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (5.05%) XenServer
11 4 (4.04%) Btrfs
11 4 (4.04%) Dovecot
11 4 (4.04%) LXC
11 4 (4.04%) Sendmail
11 4 (4.04%) Snort
12 3 (3.03%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 39 (39.39%) Puppet
2 31 (31.31%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (21.21%) Ansible
4 18 (18.18%) Nagios
5 9 (9.09%) HAProxy
6 7 (7.07%) Cacti
6 7 (7.07%) Riemann
6 7 (7.07%) Zenoss
7 6 (6.06%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (6.06%) yum
8 5 (5.05%) CFEngine
8 5 (5.05%) Ganglia
8 5 (5.05%) Graphite
8 5 (5.05%) Kibana
8 5 (5.05%) Kubernetes
8 5 (5.05%) systemd
9 4 (4.04%) BladeLogic
9 4 (4.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (4.04%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (4.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 65 (65.66%) VMware
2 43 (43.43%) Red Hat
3 18 (18.18%) Cisco
4 15 (15.15%) HP
5 13 (13.13%) NetApp
5 13 (13.13%) Oracle
6 8 (8.08%) EMC
7 7 (7.07%) Dell
8 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
8 6 (6.06%) Rackspace
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix
9 4 (4.04%) IBM
9 4 (4.04%) SaltStack
10 3 (3.03%) Adobe
10 3 (3.03%) Apple
10 3 (3.03%) F5
10 3 (3.03%) PlateSpin
10 3 (3.03%) Sony
10 3 (3.03%) Veeam
11 2 (2.02%) Rally
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago