The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 519 579 595
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +16
Contract jobs citing KVM 123 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.096% 0.057%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 0.91% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 27 25
Median daily rate £463 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £278 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £620 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6680 5922 5536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.59% 10.57% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4130 3348 3010
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 622 652
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing KVM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +66 120 £463 +23.33% 24
London +39 60 £525 +16.66% 13
North East -16 37 £303 -13.57%
Tyne and Wear -20 37 £303 -13.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 37 £303 -13.57%
City of London +27 9 £410 -18.00% 6
Yorkshire +7 8 £525 +75.00% 3
South East +7 7 £550 +46.66% 4
Berkshire - 7 £550 - 3
Sheffield - 6 £525 - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £525 - 1
East of England - 5 £513 -
Suffolk - 4 £525 -
Ipswich - 4 £525 -
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Reading - 3 £550 - 3
Chiswick - 3 - -
West Yorkshire -3 2 - - 2
Leeds -8 2 - - 2
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £500 -
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Essex - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 183 (94.33%) Linux
2 86 (44.33%) Red Hat
3 84 (43.30%) VMware
4 82 (42.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 72 (37.11%) Oracle
5 72 (37.11%) Puppet
6 70 (36.08%) SAN
6 70 (36.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (34.54%) DevOps
8 64 (32.99%) Windows
9 63 (32.47%) EMC
10 62 (31.96%) Xen
11 54 (27.84%) ITIL
11 54 (27.84%) High Availability
12 53 (27.32%) AIX
12 53 (27.32%) HP
13 52 (26.80%) Unix
14 51 (26.29%) Python
14 51 (26.29%) Clustering
15 50 (25.77%) Oracle RAC
16 49 (25.26%) OpenStack
17 48 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (24.23%) IBM
19 46 (23.71%) Opscode Chef
20 45 (23.20%) Configuration Management
20 45 (23.20%) Amazon AWS
21 44 (22.68%) Hyper-V
21 44 (22.68%) Ansible
22 43 (22.16%) Java
23 41 (21.13%) RHCE

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (25.26%) OpenStack
2 41 (21.13%) Apache
3 29 (14.95%) Tomcat
4 19 (9.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 19 (9.79%) WebSphere
5 17 (8.76%) IIS
5 17 (8.76%) Oracle Coherence
6 9 (4.64%) nginx
7 5 (2.58%) CloudStack
7 5 (2.58%) JBoss
7 5 (2.58%) SAS
8 4 (2.06%) Confluence
9 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.03%) Drupal
10 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.03%) GemFire
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) AutoCAD
2 7 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.55%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.55%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.55%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 45 (23.20%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (13.92%) IaaS
3 16 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.61%) PaaS
6 3 (1.55%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (1.55%) SaaS
7 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.52%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 70 (36.08%) SAN
2 33 (17.01%) LAN
2 33 (17.01%) WAN
3 32 (16.49%) Fibre Channel
3 32 (16.49%) iSCSI
4 30 (15.46%) NAS
5 24 (12.37%) FCoE
5 24 (12.37%) HTTP
6 23 (11.86%) Multicast
7 20 (10.31%) DNS
8 15 (7.73%) Firewall
8 15 (7.73%) Network Security
9 14 (7.22%) SNMP
10 10 (5.15%) DHCP
10 10 (5.15%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.64%) LDAP
12 7 (3.61%) MRTG
12 7 (3.61%) SSL
13 6 (3.09%) SMTP
14 5 (2.58%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.04%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.95%) MySQL
3 20 (10.31%) Hadoop
3 20 (10.31%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (9.28%) HBase
5 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.55%) Redis
7 2 (1.03%) Big Data
7 2 (1.03%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.03%) DB2
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) OLTP
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (14.95%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.40%) Jenkins
3 20 (10.31%) Vagrant
4 10 (5.15%) Ant
4 10 (5.15%) Gradle
4 10 (5.15%) Maven
5 9 (4.64%) Subversion
6 7 (3.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.06%) GitLab
8 2 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.03%) JIRA
9 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.52%) RSpec
9 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (17.01%) Finance
2 25 (12.89%) Banking
3 8 (4.12%) Games
4 4 (2.06%) Billing
4 4 (2.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (24.23%) Linux Engineer
2 44 (22.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (21.65%) Administrator
4 34 (17.53%) Architect
5 28 (14.43%) Infrastructure Architect
6 26 (13.40%) Linux Administrator
7 25 (12.89%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (8.76%) AWS DevOps
9 16 (8.25%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (8.25%) Linux Support
9 16 (8.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 15 (7.73%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 15 (7.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.73%) Senior DevOps
10 15 (7.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.73%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (7.73%) Unix Administrator
11 13 (6.70%) Support Engineer
11 13 (6.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 11 (5.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.49%) Middleware
2 25 (12.89%) XML
3 17 (8.76%) Rendezvous
4 16 (8.25%) HTML
4 16 (8.25%) XSLT
5 14 (7.22%) LAMP
6 12 (6.19%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (5.67%) libvirt
7 11 (5.67%) Web Services
8 9 (4.64%) REST
9 8 (4.12%) LAPP Stack
9 8 (4.12%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (3.61%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (3.61%) Node.js
10 7 (3.61%) Sensu
10 7 (3.61%) Servlets
11 5 (2.58%) JSON
12 4 (2.06%) .NET
13 3 (1.55%) SOAP
14 2 (1.03%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.29%) Clustering
2 21 (10.82%) Data Centre
3 19 (9.79%) Private Cloud
4 13 (6.70%) Replication
5 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.09%) BBC
7 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.58%) User Experience
7 5 (2.58%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.06%) CMDB
8 4 (2.06%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.03%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.03%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 183 (94.33%) Linux
2 70 (36.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 64 (32.99%) Windows
4 53 (27.32%) AIX
5 52 (26.80%) Unix
6 39 (20.10%) Solaris
7 38 (19.59%) CentOS
8 13 (6.70%) Fedora
9 12 (6.19%) Ubuntu
9 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (5.67%) Debian
10 11 (5.67%) Mac OS X
10 11 (5.67%) Windows Vista
10 11 (5.67%) Windows XP
11 9 (4.64%) HPUX
12 8 (4.12%) SUSE
13 7 (3.61%) Mac OS
14 4 (2.06%) Windows Server
15 1 (0.52%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.54%) DevOps
2 54 (27.84%) High Availability
2 54 (27.84%) ITIL
3 48 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (23.20%) Configuration Management
5 35 (18.04%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (17.01%) Service Delivery
7 28 (14.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (11.86%) Benchmarking
8 23 (11.86%) Open Source
8 23 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
8 23 (11.86%) Software Delivery
9 16 (8.25%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.22%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.67%) Asset Management
11 11 (5.67%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (4.64%) Change Control
13 8 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (4.12%) Problem Management
13 8 (4.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.29%) Python
2 43 (22.16%) Java
3 40 (20.62%) Perl
4 32 (16.49%) JavaScript
5 27 (13.92%) SQL
6 25 (12.89%) Bash Shell
7 23 (11.86%) PHP
8 21 (10.82%) C
9 18 (9.28%) Ruby
10 13 (6.70%) Shell Script
11 10 (5.15%) C++
12 8 (4.12%) Korn
12 8 (4.12%) Scala
13 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.06%) SystemTap
15 1 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 41 (21.13%) RHCE
2 25 (12.89%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.15%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.06%) Degree
6 3 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.03%) CCNA
7 2 (1.03%) CCNP
7 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.03%) RHCA
7 2 (1.03%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.03%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 82 (42.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (31.96%) Xen
3 50 (25.77%) Oracle RAC
4 44 (22.68%) Hyper-V
5 35 (18.04%) Docker
6 28 (14.43%) NFS
7 25 (12.89%) SRDF
8 19 (9.79%) RHEV
9 11 (5.67%) XenServer
10 10 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (4.64%) vCloud
12 8 (4.12%) iptables
12 8 (4.12%) StorNext
12 8 (4.12%) vSphere
12 8 (4.12%) Xsan
13 6 (3.09%) LXC
13 6 (3.09%) Sendmail
13 6 (3.09%) Squid
14 5 (2.58%) Dovecot
15 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (37.11%) Puppet
2 46 (23.71%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (22.68%) Ansible
4 31 (15.98%) Nagios
5 30 (15.46%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (5.15%) Packer
6 10 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (4.64%) Cacti
7 9 (4.64%) Control-M
7 9 (4.64%) Graphite
8 8 (4.12%) HAProxy
8 8 (4.12%) OpenNebula
9 7 (3.61%) Ganglia
9 7 (3.61%) StatsD
10 5 (2.58%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (2.06%) Kibana
11 4 (2.06%) Kubernetes
11 4 (2.06%) logstash
11 4 (2.06%) Salt
11 4 (2.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (44.33%) Red Hat
2 84 (43.30%) VMware
3 72 (37.11%) Oracle
4 63 (32.47%) EMC
5 53 (27.32%) HP
6 47 (24.23%) IBM
7 41 (21.13%) NetApp
8 34 (17.53%) Cisco
9 25 (12.89%) Intel
10 17 (8.76%) DataSynapse
10 17 (8.76%) TIBCO
11 16 (8.25%) Sybase
12 10 (5.15%) Citrix
12 10 (5.15%) Dell
13 9 (4.64%) Microsoft
14 8 (4.12%) Adobe
14 8 (4.12%) Apple
14 8 (4.12%) Sony
15 5 (2.58%) Autodesk
15 5 (2.58%) Sun
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
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