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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 547 559 535
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing KVM 49 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.068% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 0.71% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 12
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£347 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £478 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £359 £425
% change year-on-year
-16.37% -15.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
5237 5089 4450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.82% 9.61% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2957 2740 2132
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 625 608
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.38 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 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 22 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 29 May 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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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 48 £347 -7.33% 20
London +12 25 £450 +20.00% 8
City of London +19 10 £538 +13.15% 3
North West - 7 £288 -
South East -2 6 £375 +25.00% 4
Leeds - 6 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £300 - 3
Yorkshire - 6 £300 - 3
Hampshire - 6 £300 - 2
Warrington - 5 £275 -
Cheshire - 5 £275 -
Aldershot - 5 £300 -
Nottingham - 3 £347 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £347 -
East Midlands - 3 £347 -
Surrey +12 1 £375 +19.04%
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Blackpool - 1 £300 -
Camberley - 1 £375 -
Farnham - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 76 (91.57%) Linux
2 57 (68.67%) VMware
3 54 (65.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (59.04%) Python
5 43 (51.81%) OpenStack
6 40 (48.19%) Bash Shell
7 38 (45.78%) Configuration Management
8 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (40.96%) Puppet
10 32 (38.55%) QEMU
10 32 (38.55%) Open Source
11 31 (37.35%) Windows
12 26 (31.33%) Solaris
12 26 (31.33%) SAN
13 24 (28.92%) Red Hat
13 24 (28.92%) Perl
13 24 (28.92%) DevOps
14 23 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (26.51%) NAS
16 19 (22.89%) Oracle
17 18 (21.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (20.48%) UNIX
18 17 (20.48%) Cisco
18 17 (20.48%) IBM
19 15 (18.07%) Finance
19 15 (18.07%) Hyper-V
20 14 (16.87%) Apache
20 14 (16.87%) Tomcat
21 13 (15.66%) HP
21 13 (15.66%) EMC

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 43 (51.81%) OpenStack
2 14 (16.87%) Apache
2 14 (16.87%) Tomcat
3 12 (14.46%) IIS
4 11 (13.25%) WebSphere
5 7 (8.43%) JBoss
6 6 (7.23%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (7.23%) WebLogic
6 6 (7.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (4.82%) GlassFish
8 3 (3.61%) iPlanet
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
9 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
9 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.20%) Jetty
10 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.20%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Project
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) RMDS
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.61%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (3.61%) IaaS
2 3 (3.61%) GitHub
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.33%) SAN
2 22 (26.51%) NAS
3 13 (15.66%) iSCSI
4 11 (13.25%) WAN
4 11 (13.25%) Firewall
4 11 (13.25%) FCoE
5 9 (10.84%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (9.64%) Multicast
6 8 (9.64%) LAN
7 7 (8.43%) DNS
8 6 (7.23%) HTTP
8 6 (7.23%) VLAN
9 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.41%) LDAP
10 2 (2.41%) VPN
10 2 (2.41%) SNMP
11 1 (1.20%) Internet
11 1 (1.20%) SMTP
11 1 (1.20%) SSL
11 1 (1.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) HBase
5 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) Subversion
4 3 (3.61%) Maven
4 3 (3.61%) JIRA
4 3 (3.61%) CMake
5 1 (1.20%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Administrator
2 16 (19.28%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (13.25%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (12.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (10.84%) Architect
6 8 (9.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (8.43%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.02%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (4.82%) Build Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.61%) Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) Developer
11 3 (3.61%) UNIX Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) Middleware
2 10 (12.05%) Servlets
3 7 (8.43%) Rendezvous
4 6 (7.23%) XML
4 6 (7.23%) XSLT
4 6 (7.23%) HTML
5 5 (6.02%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (3.61%) J2EE
6 3 (3.61%) CPAN
7 2 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.20%) .NET
8 1 (1.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Clustering
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Replication
5 3 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.41%) Wiki
6 2 (2.41%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.20%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 76 (91.57%) Linux
2 31 (37.35%) Windows
3 26 (31.33%) Solaris
4 18 (21.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (20.48%) UNIX
6 6 (7.23%) AIX
7 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.82%) Scientific Linux
8 3 (3.61%) HPUX
8 3 (3.61%) SUSE
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.41%) CentOS
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.20%) Debian
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Configuration Management
2 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (38.55%) Open Source
4 24 (28.92%) DevOps
5 23 (27.71%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.66%) Automated Testing
6 13 (15.66%) Unit Testing
7 12 (14.46%) Benchmarking
8 9 (10.84%) ITIL
9 7 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (7.23%) High Availability
11 5 (6.02%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (4.82%) Capacity Management
12 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
12 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
13 3 (3.61%) Project Management
13 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (3.61%) Procure-to-pay
13 3 (3.61%) Demand Management
14 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (59.04%) Python
2 40 (48.19%) Bash Shell
3 24 (28.92%) Perl
4 11 (13.25%) Java
5 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) SQL
6 6 (7.23%) Ruby
6 6 (7.23%) PHP
7 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.61%) Fortran
8 3 (3.61%) C
8 3 (3.61%) C++
8 3 (3.61%) Korn
8 3 (3.61%) Haskell
8 3 (3.61%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) CCNA
1 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.20%) MCSE
3 1 (1.20%) MCP
3 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (65.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (38.55%) QEMU
3 15 (18.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (14.46%) Xen
4 12 (14.46%) vSphere
5 10 (12.05%) NFS
6 8 (9.64%) SRDF
7 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (8.43%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (7.23%) Docker
9 4 (4.82%) RHEV
9 4 (4.82%) Ceph
9 4 (4.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
10 3 (3.61%) Firmware
10 3 (3.61%) Samba
10 3 (3.61%) GPFS
10 3 (3.61%) Gluster
11 2 (2.41%) iptables
11 2 (2.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (40.96%) Puppet
2 12 (14.46%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.43%) Nagios
4 4 (4.82%) Cobbler
4 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (4.82%) SCCM
5 3 (3.61%) OpenView
5 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.61%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.61%) yum
5 3 (3.61%) CFEngine
5 3 (3.61%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.20%) Cacti
6 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 57 (68.67%) VMware
2 24 (28.92%) Red Hat
3 19 (22.89%) Oracle
4 17 (20.48%) Cisco
4 17 (20.48%) IBM
5 13 (15.66%) HP
5 13 (15.66%) EMC
6 10 (12.05%) NetApp
7 9 (10.84%) Intel
8 7 (8.43%) DataSynapse
8 7 (8.43%) TIBCO
9 6 (7.23%) Sybase
10 5 (6.02%) Sun
10 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
11 4 (4.82%) Veritas
11 4 (4.82%) Symantec
12 3 (3.61%) BMC
12 3 (3.61%) Hitachi
12 3 (3.61%) PlateSpin
12 3 (3.61%) WorldPay
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