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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 547 560 527
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -33
Contract jobs citing KVM 55 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.078% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 1.03% 0.83% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 8
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£300 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £302 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.58% -8.82%
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
5360 5273 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.57% 9.38% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2969 2697 2135
Average daily rate £362 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 610 640
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +21 55 £300 -27.27% 26
London 0 22 £563 +32.35% 11
Yorkshire - 19 £300 - 1
City of London +9 6 £625 +31.57% 5
North West - 5 £275 - 1
South East -10 3 £300 -4.76% 6
East Midlands - 3 £347 -
South West - 2 £150 - 5
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 4
Burnley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 84 (94.38%) Linux
2 70 (78.65%) VMware
3 67 (75.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (59.55%) Python
5 47 (52.81%) Configuration Management
6 40 (44.94%) SAN
7 39 (43.82%) Windows
8 36 (40.45%) OpenStack
9 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (38.20%) NAS
11 33 (37.08%) Bash Shell
12 31 (34.83%) Open Source
12 31 (34.83%) Perl
13 28 (31.46%) Solaris
14 27 (30.34%) Benchmarking
14 27 (30.34%) Puppet
14 27 (30.34%) QEMU
15 25 (28.09%) UNIX
16 22 (24.72%) Oracle
17 21 (23.60%) Cisco
18 20 (22.47%) Hyper-V
19 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (21.35%) DevOps
20 18 (20.22%) iSCSI
20 18 (20.22%) Xen
20 18 (20.22%) WAN
20 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
20 18 (20.22%) SQL
20 18 (20.22%) ITIL
20 18 (20.22%) Red Hat

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 36 (40.45%) OpenStack
2 17 (19.10%) Apache
2 17 (19.10%) Tomcat
3 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
4 13 (14.61%) IIS
5 9 (10.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (10.11%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (7.87%) WebLogic
7 6 (6.74%) JBoss
8 4 (4.49%) GlassFish
8 4 (4.49%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (3.37%) iPlanet
9 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
10 2 (2.25%) MQSeries
10 2 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (2.25%) Jetty
10 2 (2.25%) nginx
10 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Project
1 2 (2.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) RMDS
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) IaaS
3 3 (3.37%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (2.25%) GitHub
5 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.94%) SAN
2 34 (38.20%) NAS
3 18 (20.22%) iSCSI
3 18 (20.22%) WAN
4 17 (19.10%) FCoE
5 15 (16.85%) Fibre Channel
5 15 (16.85%) LAN
6 14 (15.73%) Multicast
7 12 (13.48%) Firewall
8 10 (11.24%) HTTP
9 9 (10.11%) DNS
10 7 (7.87%) VLAN
11 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
12 4 (4.49%) VPN
13 3 (3.37%) LDAP
14 2 (2.25%) Internet
15 1 (1.12%) SSL
15 1 (1.12%) IMAP
15 1 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
15 1 (1.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.87%) Hadoop
2 7 (7.87%) HBase
3 6 (6.74%) MySQL
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.49%) Subversion
4 3 (3.37%) JIRA
5 2 (2.25%) Maven
5 2 (2.25%) CMake
6 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.12%) Hudson
6 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 16 (17.98%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (16.85%) Architect
2 13 (14.61%) Administrator
3 12 (13.48%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (11.24%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 9 (10.11%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (5.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.49%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (4.49%) Build Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.37%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Consultant
11 3 (3.37%) Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Lead Architect
11 3 (3.37%) UNIX Engineer
12 2 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) Middleware
2 10 (11.24%) Rendezvous
3 9 (10.11%) HTML
3 9 (10.11%) Servlets
3 9 (10.11%) XML
3 9 (10.11%) XSLT
4 4 (4.49%) J2EE
5 2 (2.25%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) .NET
5 2 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.25%) CPAN
6 1 (1.12%) Java EE
6 1 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (34.83%) Open Source
2 8 (8.99%) Clustering
3 4 (4.49%) Replication
4 3 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.25%) Wiki
6 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.12%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 84 (94.38%) Linux
2 39 (43.82%) Windows
3 28 (31.46%) Solaris
4 25 (28.09%) UNIX
5 12 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.87%) AIX
7 4 (4.49%) HPUX
7 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.37%) CentOS
8 3 (3.37%) SUSE
9 2 (2.25%) Debian
9 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.25%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.81%) Configuration Management
2 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (30.34%) Benchmarking
4 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (21.35%) DevOps
5 18 (20.22%) ITIL
6 13 (14.61%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (13.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (13.48%) Capacity Management
7 12 (13.48%) Performance Testing
7 12 (13.48%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.36%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.74%) High Availability
10 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
11 3 (3.37%) Procure-to-pay
11 3 (3.37%) Software Delivery
12 2 (2.25%) Release Management
12 2 (2.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (2.25%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (59.55%) Python
2 33 (37.08%) Bash Shell
3 31 (34.83%) Perl
4 18 (20.22%) SQL
5 15 (16.85%) Java
6 9 (10.11%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.74%) PHP
8 4 (4.49%) C
8 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.49%) Ruby
9 3 (3.37%) Korn
9 3 (3.37%) C-shell
10 2 (2.25%) Fortran
10 2 (2.25%) Haskell
10 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.25%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) CCNA
1 14 (15.73%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) MCP
3 1 (1.12%) MCSE
3 1 (1.12%) CCNP
3 1 (1.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
1 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.12%) QA
1 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (75.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (30.34%) QEMU
3 20 (22.47%) Hyper-V
4 18 (20.22%) Xen
5 17 (19.10%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (17.98%) NFS
7 15 (16.85%) vSphere
8 12 (13.48%) SRDF
9 10 (11.24%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
10 5 (5.62%) RHEV
11 3 (3.37%) GPFS
11 3 (3.37%) Ceph
11 3 (3.37%) Docker
11 3 (3.37%) Firmware
11 3 (3.37%) Samba
11 3 (3.37%) VMware ESX
11 3 (3.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Gluster
12 2 (2.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (30.34%) Puppet
2 14 (15.73%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.74%) Nagios
4 4 (4.49%) SCCM
4 4 (4.49%) Cobbler
5 3 (3.37%) CFEngine
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.37%) yum
5 3 (3.37%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.37%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.25%) OpenView
6 2 (2.25%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.12%) Ansible
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.12%) Cacti
7 1 (1.12%) MOM
Vendors
1 70 (78.65%) VMware
2 22 (24.72%) Oracle
3 21 (23.60%) Cisco
4 18 (20.22%) Red Hat
5 17 (19.10%) NetApp
5 17 (19.10%) IBM
5 17 (19.10%) EMC
6 14 (15.73%) Intel
7 10 (11.24%) HP
7 10 (11.24%) TIBCO
7 10 (11.24%) DataSynapse
8 8 (8.99%) Sybase
9 5 (5.62%) Symantec
9 5 (5.62%) 29West
10 4 (4.49%) Sun
11 3 (3.37%) F5
11 3 (3.37%) PlateSpin
11 3 (3.37%) Veritas
11 3 (3.37%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.37%) Citrix
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