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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 569 565 592
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Contract jobs citing KVM 35 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.042% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.43% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 7
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£400 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £389 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £344 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -

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
5561 5073 4897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.58% 9.61% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3099 2667 2337
Average daily rate £348 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 598 640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.78%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -4 34 £400 +21.21% 23
London +20 18 £431 +30.68% 16
Berkshire +13 10 £378 - 2
South East -5 10 £378 - 3
City of London +33 8 £488 - 5
Maidenhead +2 5 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 £325 - 1
East of England - 1 £475 - 2
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 57 (87.69%) Linux
2 34 (52.31%) VMware
2 34 (52.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (38.46%) UNIX
4 22 (33.85%) SAN
4 22 (33.85%) Red Hat
5 21 (32.31%) Configuration Management
5 21 (32.31%) DNS
6 19 (29.23%) Apache
6 19 (29.23%) Hyper-V
6 19 (29.23%) Open Source
6 19 (29.23%) Puppet
7 18 (27.69%) Windows
7 18 (27.69%) MySQL
7 18 (27.69%) Firewall
8 17 (26.15%) SQL
8 17 (26.15%) VPN
8 17 (26.15%) HP
8 17 (26.15%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (24.62%) Cisco
9 16 (24.62%) Oracle
10 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (21.54%) Xen
11 14 (21.54%) PHP
11 14 (21.54%) DevOps
12 13 (20.00%) Java
12 13 (20.00%) ITIL
12 13 (20.00%) Solaris
12 13 (20.00%) LAN
12 13 (20.00%) WAN

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 19 (29.23%) Apache
2 12 (18.46%) OpenStack
3 9 (13.85%) Drupal
4 7 (10.77%) WebLogic
5 6 (9.23%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (9.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.62%) Moodle
8 2 (3.08%) Confluence
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (3.08%) IIS
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.54%) nginx
9 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) IaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.85%) SAN
2 21 (32.31%) DNS
3 18 (27.69%) Firewall
4 17 (26.15%) VPN
5 13 (20.00%) LAN
5 13 (20.00%) WAN
6 12 (18.46%) DHCP
7 9 (13.85%) HTTP
7 9 (13.85%) TCP/IP
8 6 (9.23%) LDAP
8 6 (9.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (9.23%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (7.69%) iSCSI
9 5 (7.69%) SMTP
10 4 (6.15%) Internet
10 4 (6.15%) NAS
11 3 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (4.62%) IMAP
11 3 (4.62%) FCoE
11 3 (4.62%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) MySQL
2 11 (16.92%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
5 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
6 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
7 4 (6.15%) Redis
8 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.08%) HBase
9 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.23%) JIRA
4 5 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.54%) Mocha
7 1 (1.54%) Gradle
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.62%) Electronics
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Danish Language
4 1 (1.54%) French Language
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Systems Administrator
1 14 (21.54%) Administrator
2 9 (13.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Architect
3 8 (12.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 8 (12.31%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (9.23%) Developer
4 6 (9.23%) UNIX Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.15%) Consultant
5 4 (6.15%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) XML
2 11 (16.92%) Middleware
2 11 (16.92%) Web Services
3 9 (13.85%) JSON
3 9 (13.85%) REST
4 6 (9.23%) LAMP
5 2 (3.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) XSLT
5 2 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.08%) Rendezvous
5 2 (3.08%) RESTful
6 1 (1.54%) Zend Framework
6 1 (1.54%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Open Source
2 9 (13.85%) Replication
3 6 (9.23%) Thin Client
3 6 (9.23%) Fat Client
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 3 (4.62%) VLE
6 2 (3.08%) Handset
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.54%) DataPower
7 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (87.69%) Linux
2 25 (38.46%) UNIX
3 18 (27.69%) Windows
4 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (20.00%) Solaris
6 9 (13.85%) Ubuntu
7 8 (12.31%) AIX
8 6 (9.23%) HPUX
8 6 (9.23%) Debian
9 4 (6.15%) CentOS
10 3 (4.62%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Configuration Management
2 14 (21.54%) DevOps
3 13 (20.00%) ITIL
4 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (13.85%) Service Management
6 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.23%) Change Data Capture
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Management
8 5 (7.69%) Product Management
8 5 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 5 (7.69%) Scrum
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Test Management
9 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) PHP
3 13 (20.00%) Java
3 13 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 9 (13.85%) Python
6 8 (12.31%) Perl
7 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
8 5 (7.69%) Ruby
8 5 (7.69%) C
9 3 (4.62%) Korn
10 2 (3.08%) C++
11 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.54%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Sun Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.62%) MCSA
5 3 (4.62%) CCNA
6 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.08%) VTSP
7 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) CCIE
7 1 (1.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (29.23%) Hyper-V
3 14 (21.54%) Xen
4 11 (16.92%) NFS
5 9 (13.85%) RHEV
6 8 (12.31%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (9.23%) Sendmail
8 6 (9.23%) vSphere
8 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
8 6 (9.23%) VMware ESX
9 4 (6.15%) Samba
10 3 (4.62%) Squid
10 3 (4.62%) Postfix
10 3 (4.62%) Varnish
10 3 (4.62%) XenServer
10 3 (4.62%) SRDF
10 3 (4.62%) Dovecot
10 3 (4.62%) VirtualBox
11 2 (3.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) Puppet
2 17 (26.15%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (13.85%) Nagios
4 7 (10.77%) Vagrant
5 6 (9.23%) HAProxy
6 4 (6.15%) Ganglia
6 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (4.62%) Munin
8 2 (3.08%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (3.08%) Cacti
8 2 (3.08%) collectd
8 2 (3.08%) StatsD
8 2 (3.08%) logstash
8 2 (3.08%) Salt
9 1 (1.54%) RANCID
9 1 (1.54%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.54%) YUM
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) VMware
2 22 (33.85%) Red Hat
3 17 (26.15%) HP
4 16 (24.62%) Oracle
4 16 (24.62%) Cisco
5 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.31%) Citrix
6 8 (12.31%) IBM
7 7 (10.77%) Dell
8 6 (9.23%) Rackspace
9 4 (6.15%) NetApp
10 3 (4.62%) EMC
10 3 (4.62%) Intel
10 3 (4.62%) Percona
11 2 (3.08%) 29West
11 2 (3.08%) SaltStack
11 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
11 2 (3.08%) Perforce
11 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
11 2 (3.08%) DataSynapse
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