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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 568 567 587
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing KVM 28 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.028% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 7
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£373 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.87% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £274 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £386 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
5399 5049 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.57% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3016 2676 2344
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 561 592
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 17 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 17 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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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 -7 26 £375 +13.63% 16
London +12 11 £413 +25.00% 11
Berkshire +16 8 £475 - 1
South East +4 8 £475 - 2
Maidenhead +4 5 - -
City of London +23 4 £625 - 5
South West - 2 £308 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 £360 - 1
East of England - 1 £475 - 1
Sandwich - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 55 (90.16%) Linux
2 32 (52.46%) VMware
2 32 (52.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (37.70%) Puppet
4 21 (34.43%) Configuration Management
5 20 (32.79%) UNIX
5 20 (32.79%) MySQL
5 20 (32.79%) DNS
6 19 (31.15%) SAN
6 19 (31.15%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (29.51%) Red Hat
7 18 (29.51%) Firewall
7 18 (29.51%) Apache
7 18 (29.51%) Open Source
8 17 (27.87%) Hyper-V
8 17 (27.87%) Xen
8 17 (27.87%) Windows
8 17 (27.87%) SQL
8 17 (27.87%) VPN
9 16 (26.23%) Java
9 16 (26.23%) DevOps
10 15 (24.59%) Cisco
11 14 (22.95%) Oracle
11 14 (22.95%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (22.95%) Bash Shell
12 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
12 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (21.31%) LAN
12 13 (21.31%) WAN
12 13 (21.31%) HP

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 18 (29.51%) Apache
2 12 (19.67%) OpenStack
3 9 (14.75%) Drupal
4 7 (11.48%) WebLogic
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (8.20%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.92%) Moodle
8 2 (3.28%) Confluence
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
8 2 (3.28%) IIS
8 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.64%) nginx
9 1 (1.64%) MediaWiki
9 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) DNS
2 19 (31.15%) SAN
3 18 (29.51%) Firewall
4 17 (27.87%) VPN
5 13 (21.31%) LAN
5 13 (21.31%) WAN
6 12 (19.67%) DHCP
7 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
8 8 (13.11%) HTTP
9 6 (9.84%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (9.84%) BIG-IP
9 6 (9.84%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (9.84%) LDAP
10 5 (8.20%) SMTP
10 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
11 4 (6.56%) NAS
12 3 (4.92%) Internet
12 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (4.92%) IMAP
12 3 (4.92%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) MySQL
2 14 (22.95%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
4 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (9.84%) MongoDB
5 6 (9.84%) Redis
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.28%) HBase
6 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
4 4 (6.56%) JIRA
5 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.64%) Gradle
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Danish Language
3 1 (1.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Administrator
1 13 (21.31%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (16.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 9 (14.75%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Developer
5 5 (8.20%) UNIX Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) XML
2 11 (18.03%) Web Services
2 11 (18.03%) Middleware
3 7 (11.48%) LAMP
3 7 (11.48%) JSON
3 7 (11.48%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) RESTful
4 2 (3.28%) Rendezvous
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) XSLT
4 2 (3.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) Django
5 1 (1.64%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Open Source
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.84%) Fat Client
2 6 (9.84%) Replication
2 6 (9.84%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.92%) VLE
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.28%) Handset
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.64%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 55 (90.16%) Linux
2 20 (32.79%) UNIX
3 17 (27.87%) Windows
4 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (19.67%) Solaris
6 9 (14.75%) Ubuntu
7 7 (11.48%) CentOS
8 6 (9.84%) Debian
8 6 (9.84%) AIX
8 6 (9.84%) HPUX
9 3 (4.92%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Configuration Management
2 16 (26.23%) DevOps
3 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.75%) Service Management
4 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (14.75%) ITIL
4 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
4 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.84%) Performance Management
5 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
5 6 (9.84%) OOP
5 6 (9.84%) OO
5 6 (9.84%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (8.20%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (8.20%) Scrum
6 5 (8.20%) Identity Management
6 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.20%) Product Management
6 5 (8.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.92%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) Java
3 14 (22.95%) Bash Shell
4 12 (19.67%) PHP
5 11 (18.03%) Python
6 9 (14.75%) Shell Script
7 7 (11.48%) Ruby
8 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
8 6 (9.84%) Perl
9 3 (4.92%) C
9 3 (4.92%) Korn
10 2 (3.28%) C++
11 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.56%) Sun Certification
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.92%) CCNA
6 3 (4.92%) MCSA
7 2 (3.28%) VTSP
7 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.64%) CCIE
8 1 (1.64%) RHCE
8 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (27.87%) Hyper-V
2 17 (27.87%) Xen
3 11 (18.03%) NFS
4 8 (13.11%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (11.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (9.84%) Varnish
6 6 (9.84%) Sendmail
6 6 (9.84%) VMware ESX
6 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
6 6 (9.84%) RHEV
7 4 (6.56%) vSphere
7 4 (6.56%) Samba
8 3 (4.92%) Squid
8 3 (4.92%) XenServer
8 3 (4.92%) SRDF
8 3 (4.92%) Postfix
8 3 (4.92%) Dovecot
8 3 (4.92%) VirtualBox
9 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (37.70%) Puppet
2 19 (31.15%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (16.39%) Nagios
3 10 (16.39%) Vagrant
4 9 (14.75%) HAProxy
5 6 (9.84%) Salt
6 5 (8.20%) logstash
6 5 (8.20%) collectd
6 5 (8.20%) StatsD
7 4 (6.56%) Ganglia
8 3 (4.92%) Munin
9 2 (3.28%) Cacti
9 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (3.28%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (1.64%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (1.64%) YUM
10 1 (1.64%) RANCID
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) VMware
2 18 (29.51%) Red Hat
3 15 (24.59%) Cisco
4 14 (22.95%) Oracle
5 13 (21.31%) HP
6 9 (14.75%) Rackspace
7 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.11%) Citrix
8 6 (9.84%) SaltStack
9 5 (8.20%) Dell
10 4 (6.56%) NetApp
10 4 (6.56%) IBM
11 3 (4.92%) EMC
11 3 (4.92%) Intel
11 3 (4.92%) Percona
12 2 (3.28%) 29West
12 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
12 2 (3.28%) DataSynapse
12 2 (3.28%) Perforce
12 2 (3.28%) Hitachi