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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 566 577 546
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing KVM 45 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.042% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 14
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£375 £365 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -36.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.75

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
5664 5244 5048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.92% 9.59% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3253 2887 2555
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 620 631
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 July 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 27 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 July 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 +13 45 £375 +1.35% 33
London +31 31 £400 +6.66% 14
City of London +17 14 £475 -24.00% 4
South East -18 4 £375 - 8
Yorkshire - 4 £338 - 2
North West - 3 £350 - 2
Leeds - 3 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
South West +2 2 £600 +106.54% 2
Tyne and Wear -24 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 2 £350 -
North East -27 2 £350 -
Cheshire - 2 £300 -
Surrey - 2 £375 - 4
Warrington - 2 £300 -
Aldershot - 2 £375 -
Bristol -12 1 £600 +106.54% 2
Somerset - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -
Burnley - 1 £350 -
York - 1 £418 -
Camberley - 1 £375 -
Farnham - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 92 (91.09%) Linux
2 79 (78.22%) VMware
3 73 (72.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (55.45%) Python
5 52 (51.49%) OpenStack
6 47 (46.53%) Bash Shell
7 44 (43.56%) Configuration Management
8 42 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (39.60%) Puppet
10 38 (37.62%) Windows
11 35 (34.65%) QEMU
11 35 (34.65%) Open Source
12 31 (30.69%) Solaris
13 30 (29.70%) Oracle
13 30 (29.70%) Red Hat
13 30 (29.70%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (28.71%) SAN
15 28 (27.72%) DevOps
16 27 (26.73%) Perl
17 26 (25.74%) NAS
18 24 (23.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 22 (21.78%) Opscode Chef
20 21 (20.79%) UNIX
20 21 (20.79%) EMC
21 20 (19.80%) IBM
21 20 (19.80%) Apache
22 19 (18.81%) Hyper-V
23 18 (17.82%) Middleware
24 17 (16.83%) Finance
24 17 (16.83%) Cisco

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (51.49%) OpenStack
2 20 (19.80%) Apache
3 15 (14.85%) Tomcat
3 15 (14.85%) IIS
4 13 (12.87%) WebSphere
5 8 (7.92%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (7.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (6.93%) JBoss
7 6 (5.94%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.96%) nginx
8 4 (3.96%) MQSeries
9 3 (2.97%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (2.97%) iPlanet
9 3 (2.97%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.99%) Confluence
11 1 (0.99%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.93%) RMDS
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (9.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.96%) IaaS
4 3 (2.97%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (2.97%) GitHub
5 1 (0.99%) SaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Office 365
5 1 (0.99%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.99%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.71%) SAN
2 26 (25.74%) NAS
3 14 (13.86%) iSCSI
4 12 (11.88%) FCoE
4 12 (11.88%) WAN
5 11 (10.89%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (9.90%) HTTP
6 10 (9.90%) Firewall
7 9 (8.91%) LAN
7 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
7 9 (8.91%) Multicast
8 8 (7.92%) DNS
9 7 (6.93%) LDAP
10 6 (5.94%) VLAN
11 4 (3.96%) SSL
11 4 (3.96%) SSH
12 1 (0.99%) Converged Networks
12 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) MySQL
2 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.90%) Hadoop
4 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.93%) HBase
6 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.99%) Redis
8 1 (0.99%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.88%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.95%) Gerrit
3 5 (4.95%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.96%) Subversion
4 4 (3.96%) JIRA
5 3 (2.97%) Maven
5 3 (2.97%) CMake
6 2 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.99%) RSpec
7 1 (0.99%) Hudson
7 1 (0.99%) GitLab
General
1 17 (16.83%) Finance
2 15 (14.85%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.99%) German Language
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Administrator
2 16 (15.84%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (11.88%) Architect
4 10 (9.90%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.92%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) UNIX Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.94%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.97%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (2.97%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) Middleware
2 10 (9.90%) Servlets
3 9 (8.91%) Rendezvous
4 8 (7.92%) HTML
4 8 (7.92%) XML
4 8 (7.92%) XSLT
5 7 (6.93%) Web Services
5 7 (6.93%) Ultra Messaging
6 5 (4.95%) Sinatra
6 5 (4.95%) Django
7 4 (3.96%) J2EE
8 3 (2.97%) CPAN
9 1 (0.99%) RESTful
9 1 (0.99%) REST
9 1 (0.99%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.96%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.97%) PMI
5 3 (2.97%) Clustering
5 3 (2.97%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.98%) Wiki
6 2 (1.98%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.99%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.99%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 92 (91.09%) Linux
2 38 (37.62%) Windows
3 31 (30.69%) Solaris
4 24 (23.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (20.79%) UNIX
6 7 (6.93%) AIX
7 4 (3.96%) HPUX
7 4 (3.96%) Scientific Linux
8 3 (2.97%) SUSE
9 2 (1.98%) Debian
9 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.98%) CentOS
10 1 (0.99%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.99%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (43.56%) Configuration Management
2 42 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (34.65%) Open Source
4 30 (29.70%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (27.72%) DevOps
6 13 (12.87%) Unit Testing
6 13 (12.87%) Automated Testing
6 13 (12.87%) ITIL
7 12 (11.88%) Benchmarking
8 8 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.94%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.95%) Web Development
10 5 (4.95%) ITSM
10 5 (4.95%) Project Management
10 5 (4.95%) Service Management
10 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (3.96%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (3.96%) Load Balancing
12 3 (2.97%) Problem Management
12 3 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 56 (55.45%) Python
2 47 (46.53%) Bash Shell
3 27 (26.73%) Perl
4 14 (13.86%) Ruby
5 12 (11.88%) Java
5 12 (11.88%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.91%) SQL
7 7 (6.93%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.94%) Korn
9 5 (4.95%) Groovy
9 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.97%) C-shell
10 3 (2.97%) Haskell
10 3 (2.97%) C++
10 3 (2.97%) Fortran
11 2 (1.98%) PHP
12 1 (0.99%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Degree
2 6 (5.94%) CCNA
2 6 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.97%) VCDX
4 3 (2.97%) VCAP
4 3 (2.97%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.99%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.99%) MCP
6 1 (0.99%) MCSE
6 1 (0.99%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
1 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (72.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (34.65%) QEMU
3 19 (18.81%) Hyper-V
4 17 (16.83%) Xen
5 12 (11.88%) vSphere
6 10 (9.90%) NFS
7 9 (8.91%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (8.91%) SRDF
8 7 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (6.93%) Docker
9 5 (4.95%) Active Directory
10 4 (3.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Ceph
11 3 (2.97%) RHEV
11 3 (2.97%) GPFS
11 3 (2.97%) vCloud
11 3 (2.97%) Gluster
11 3 (2.97%) Varnish
11 3 (2.97%) Firmware
11 3 (2.97%) Samba
Systems Management
1 40 (39.60%) Puppet
2 22 (21.78%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (10.89%) BladeLogic
4 8 (7.92%) Nagios
5 6 (5.94%) yum
6 5 (4.95%) Capistrano
7 4 (3.96%) CFEngine
7 4 (3.96%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.97%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.97%) OpenView
8 3 (2.97%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.97%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.98%) SCCM
9 2 (1.98%) Ansible
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.99%) systemd
10 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 79 (78.22%) VMware
2 30 (29.70%) Red Hat
2 30 (29.70%) Oracle
3 21 (20.79%) EMC
4 20 (19.80%) IBM
5 17 (16.83%) Cisco
6 16 (15.84%) HP
7 15 (14.85%) NetApp
8 14 (13.86%) BMC
9 10 (9.90%) Intel
10 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
10 9 (8.91%) TIBCO
10 9 (8.91%) DataSynapse
11 7 (6.93%) Sybase
12 6 (5.94%) Sun
12 6 (5.94%) SaltStack
13 5 (4.95%) ServiceNow
13 5 (4.95%) Veritas
14 4 (3.96%) Symantec
15 3 (2.97%) Hitachi
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