The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 567 538 556
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +18
Contract jobs citing KVM 22 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.049% 0.022%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 8
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£370 £575 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.65% +46.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £330 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £356 -
% change year-on-year
-0.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.75 -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5212 5000 4771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.78% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2528 2264
Average daily rate £325 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 621 647
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%

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 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 29 July 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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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 -11 19 £373 -35.21% 29
London -8 6 £375 -34.78% 14
East of England -24 4 £394 +12.50% 8
South West - 3 £291 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £350 -
Suffolk - 3 £400 -
North East - 3 £350 -
City of London +23 1 £625 - 3
Berkshire +6 1 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £388 +10.71% 4
Cambridge -10 1 £388 +10.71% 4
South East -11 1 £375 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Ipswich - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - 1 £360 -
Wales - - - -
Sandwich - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 60 (92.31%) Linux
2 32 (49.23%) VMware
2 32 (49.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (43.08%) UNIX
4 27 (41.54%) Configuration Management
5 24 (36.92%) DNS
5 24 (36.92%) SAN
5 24 (36.92%) Puppet
6 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
7 22 (33.85%) Firewall
7 22 (33.85%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (30.77%) VPN
8 20 (30.77%) Windows
8 20 (30.77%) SQL
8 20 (30.77%) MySQL
8 20 (30.77%) Oracle
8 20 (30.77%) Hyper-V
8 20 (30.77%) Xen
9 19 (29.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (27.69%) Java
11 17 (26.15%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (24.62%) NoSQL
12 16 (24.62%) DevOps
13 15 (23.08%) Solaris
13 15 (23.08%) Python
14 14 (21.54%) Apache
14 14 (21.54%) LAN
14 14 (21.54%) WAN
14 14 (21.54%) DHCP
15 13 (20.00%) Web Services

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (21.54%) Apache
2 13 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 9 (13.85%) WebLogic
4 8 (12.31%) Tomcat
5 7 (10.77%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (6.15%) Drupal
6 4 (6.15%) Confluence
7 3 (4.62%) nginx
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.62%) Moodle
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.54%) Node.js
8 1 (1.54%) MediaWiki
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) IIS
8 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.92%) DNS
1 24 (36.92%) SAN
2 22 (33.85%) Firewall
3 20 (30.77%) VPN
4 14 (21.54%) LAN
4 14 (21.54%) WAN
4 14 (21.54%) DHCP
5 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
6 9 (13.85%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (12.31%) HTTP
8 7 (10.77%) LDAP
9 6 (9.23%) BIG-IP
9 6 (9.23%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (7.69%) iSCSI
11 4 (6.15%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (6.15%) NAS
11 4 (6.15%) Internet
12 3 (4.62%) SMTP
12 3 (4.62%) FCoE
12 3 (4.62%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) MySQL
2 17 (26.15%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (24.62%) NoSQL
4 11 (16.92%) Oracle Database
4 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
5 9 (13.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (10.77%) Redis
6 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.54%) DB2
9 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.54%) KDB
9 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.69%) JIRA
2 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.54%) JMeter
4 1 (1.54%) Mocha
4 1 (1.54%) Gradle
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Administrator
2 15 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (18.46%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (16.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (12.31%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Architect
9 4 (6.15%) Consultant
10 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.62%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
11 2 (3.08%) Lead Architect
11 2 (3.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) Web Services
2 11 (16.92%) Middleware
3 7 (10.77%) XML
4 6 (9.23%) JSON
5 4 (6.15%) RESTful
6 3 (4.62%) CSS
7 2 (3.08%) LAMP
8 1 (1.54%) Xerces
8 1 (1.54%) Xalan
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.54%) XSLT
8 1 (1.54%) CORBA
8 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.54%) Rendezvous
8 1 (1.54%) SOAP
8 1 (1.54%) HTML
8 1 (1.54%) Zend Framework
8 1 (1.54%) Django
8 1 (1.54%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Open Source
2 11 (16.92%) Replication
3 7 (10.77%) Thin Client
3 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.77%) Fat Client
4 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.15%) Clustering
5 3 (4.62%) VLE
6 2 (3.08%) Handset
6 2 (3.08%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 60 (92.31%) Linux
2 28 (43.08%) UNIX
3 20 (30.77%) Windows
4 19 (29.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (23.08%) Solaris
6 12 (18.46%) Ubuntu
7 11 (16.92%) CentOS
8 9 (13.85%) AIX
9 7 (10.77%) HPUX
9 7 (10.77%) Debian
10 3 (4.62%) SUSE
10 3 (4.62%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.08%) Fedora
12 1 (1.54%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Configuration Management
2 16 (24.62%) DevOps
3 13 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (18.46%) Service Management
5 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 8 (12.31%) Performance Management
7 7 (10.77%) Change Data Capture
7 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.23%) ITIL
8 6 (9.23%) OOP
8 6 (9.23%) OO
9 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.69%) Release Management
9 5 (7.69%) Fault Management
9 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.15%) High Availability
10 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (6.15%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) Java
3 15 (23.08%) Python
4 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 11 (16.92%) Perl
5 11 (16.92%) Ruby
5 11 (16.92%) Bash Shell
6 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
7 7 (10.77%) PHP
8 5 (7.69%) C
9 4 (6.15%) Korn
10 3 (4.62%) C++
11 2 (3.08%) sed
11 2 (3.08%) AWK
12 1 (1.54%) Lisp
12 1 (1.54%) C#
12 1 (1.54%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.54%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) Sun Certification
5 3 (4.62%) MCSA
5 3 (4.62%) CCNA
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.08%) VTSP
7 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (49.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 20 (30.77%) Xen
3 12 (18.46%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (18.46%) RHEV
4 11 (16.92%) NFS
5 10 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 10 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
6 7 (10.77%) Sendmail
7 6 (9.23%) Varnish
8 4 (6.15%) XenServer
8 4 (6.15%) Squid
8 4 (6.15%) Samba
9 3 (4.62%) Postfix
9 3 (4.62%) SRDF
9 3 (4.62%) Dovecot
10 2 (3.08%) VirtualBox
10 2 (3.08%) vCloud
10 2 (3.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (36.92%) Puppet
2 22 (33.85%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (16.92%) Nagios
4 9 (13.85%) HAProxy
5 6 (9.23%) Salt
5 6 (9.23%) Ganglia
6 5 (7.69%) Vagrant
6 5 (7.69%) logstash
6 5 (7.69%) collectd
6 5 (7.69%) StatsD
7 3 (4.62%) Munin
7 3 (4.62%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (3.08%) Ansible
9 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.54%) Cacti
9 1 (1.54%) Nessus
9 1 (1.54%) YUM
Vendors
1 32 (49.23%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
3 20 (30.77%) Oracle
4 12 (18.46%) Cisco
4 12 (18.46%) HP
5 11 (16.92%) Citrix
6 9 (13.85%) Rackspace
7 8 (12.31%) SaltStack
8 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.15%) Dell
9 4 (6.15%) NetApp
9 4 (6.15%) Atlassian
10 3 (4.62%) EMC
10 3 (4.62%) Intel
10 3 (4.62%) IBM
10 3 (4.62%) Percona
10 3 (4.62%) Vyatta
11 2 (3.08%) Sybase
11 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.08%) Fortinet