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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 590 582 567
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing KVM 43 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.050% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 4
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£409 £381 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -21.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
5668 5389 5060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.70% 9.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3021 2629
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 639 579
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 20 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 4 September 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 +14 43 £409 +5.54% 30
London +29 30 £423 -15.40% 18
City of London +14 9 £500 -20.00% 1
South West -2 6 £600 +106.54% 2
Bristol -3 5 £600 +106.54% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 3 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -23 3 £350 -
North East -27 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 1
Leeds - 2 £338 - 1
South East -31 1 £300 -36.84% 7
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £350 -
Burnley - 1 £350 -
York - 1 £418 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (92.31%) Linux
2 71 (78.02%) VMware
3 60 (65.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (53.85%) Python
5 41 (45.05%) OpenStack
6 36 (39.56%) Puppet
6 36 (39.56%) Red Hat
6 36 (39.56%) Configuration Management
7 35 (38.46%) Windows
8 33 (36.26%) Bash Shell
9 30 (32.97%) SAN
10 29 (31.87%) Solaris
10 29 (31.87%) Oracle
11 28 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (29.67%) NAS
12 27 (29.67%) Perl
13 26 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (26.37%) Open Source
14 24 (26.37%) DevOps
15 22 (24.18%) UNIX
16 21 (23.08%) QEMU
17 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (20.88%) EMC
17 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
17 19 (20.88%) Opscode Chef
18 18 (19.78%) IBM
18 18 (19.78%) Apache
19 17 (18.68%) MySQL
19 17 (18.68%) Cisco
19 17 (18.68%) Ruby

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 41 (45.05%) OpenStack
2 18 (19.78%) Apache
3 13 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 13 (14.29%) IIS
4 11 (12.09%) WebSphere
5 8 (8.79%) nginx
6 7 (7.69%) JBoss
7 6 (6.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (6.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
8 5 (5.49%) Confluence
9 4 (4.40%) MQSeries
10 3 (3.30%) GlassFish
10 3 (3.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (3.30%) iPlanet
11 2 (2.20%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
11 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
12 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) RMDS
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.30%) IaaS
3 3 (3.30%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (3.30%) SaaS
4 2 (2.20%) GitHub
5 1 (1.10%) Office 365
5 1 (1.10%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.10%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.97%) SAN
2 27 (29.67%) NAS
3 15 (16.48%) iSCSI
4 13 (14.29%) FCoE
5 12 (13.19%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (13.19%) DNS
6 10 (10.99%) WAN
6 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
7 9 (9.89%) HTTP
7 9 (9.89%) Firewall
8 8 (8.79%) SSH
9 7 (7.69%) LDAP
9 7 (7.69%) LAN
9 7 (7.69%) Multicast
10 6 (6.59%) VLAN
11 5 (5.49%) IPsec
11 5 (5.49%) SSL
11 5 (5.49%) IPv6
11 5 (5.49%) DHCP
11 5 (5.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) MySQL
2 12 (13.19%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.89%) Hadoop
3 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.59%) HBase
5 5 (5.49%) MariaDB
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.30%) Big Data
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) Redis
9 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.69%) JIRA
4 6 (6.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.49%) RSpec
5 5 (5.49%) Gerrit
5 5 (5.49%) GitLab
5 5 (5.49%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.30%) Subversion
7 2 (2.20%) Maven
7 2 (2.20%) CMake
8 1 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Administrator
2 16 (17.58%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (10.99%) Architect
3 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (9.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (8.79%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Consultant
10 3 (3.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.30%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) Middleware
2 11 (12.09%) Web Services
3 7 (7.69%) Rendezvous
4 6 (6.59%) XML
4 6 (6.59%) XSLT
4 6 (6.59%) HTML
5 5 (5.49%) Django
5 5 (5.49%) Sinatra
5 5 (5.49%) Ultra Messaging
5 5 (5.49%) REST
5 5 (5.49%) MCollective
6 4 (4.40%) J2EE
7 3 (3.30%) Servlets
8 2 (2.20%) CPAN
9 1 (1.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.49%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.40%) PMI
5 4 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.30%) Clustering
6 3 (3.30%) PKI
7 2 (2.20%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) Wiki
8 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.10%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 84 (92.31%) Linux
2 35 (38.46%) Windows
3 29 (31.87%) Solaris
4 28 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (24.18%) UNIX
6 7 (7.69%) AIX
7 5 (5.49%) SmartOS
7 5 (5.49%) CoreOS
8 4 (4.40%) Scientific Linux
8 4 (4.40%) HPUX
9 3 (3.30%) SUSE
10 2 (2.20%) Debian
10 2 (2.20%) CentOS
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Configuration Management
2 26 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (26.37%) Open Source
3 24 (26.37%) DevOps
4 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.38%) ITIL
6 11 (12.09%) Benchmarking
7 6 (6.59%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.49%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.49%) Web Development
8 5 (5.49%) SOA
8 5 (5.49%) Project Management
8 5 (5.49%) Service Management
8 5 (5.49%) Automated Testing
8 5 (5.49%) ITSM
9 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.85%) Python
2 33 (36.26%) Bash Shell
3 27 (29.67%) Perl
4 17 (18.68%) Ruby
5 10 (10.99%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.89%) Java
7 8 (8.79%) Shell Script
8 7 (7.69%) SQL
8 7 (7.69%) Korn
9 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.49%) Groovy
11 3 (3.30%) C-shell
11 3 (3.30%) C
12 2 (2.20%) C++
12 2 (2.20%) PHP
12 2 (2.20%) Fortran
12 2 (2.20%) Haskell
13 1 (1.10%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) CCNA
1 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (9.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (9.89%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) VCDX
3 4 (4.40%) VCAP
3 4 (4.40%) RHCSA
3 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.40%) CCNP
4 3 (3.30%) RHCE
5 1 (1.10%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 60 (65.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (23.08%) QEMU
3 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 14 (15.38%) Xen
5 12 (13.19%) vSphere
6 10 (10.99%) Docker
7 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (8.79%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (8.79%) NFS
9 7 (7.69%) SRDF
9 7 (7.69%) Varnish
9 7 (7.69%) vCloud
10 6 (6.59%) iptables
11 5 (5.49%) Btrfs
11 5 (5.49%) LXC
11 5 (5.49%) Snort
11 5 (5.49%) Squid
12 4 (4.40%) Active Directory
12 4 (4.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (3.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 36 (39.56%) Puppet
2 19 (20.88%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (13.19%) BladeLogic
4 8 (8.79%) Nagios
5 7 (7.69%) CFEngine
6 6 (6.59%) Ansible
7 5 (5.49%) systemd
7 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes
7 5 (5.49%) yum
7 5 (5.49%) Capistrano
7 5 (5.49%) HAProxy
7 5 (5.49%) Nessus
8 3 (3.30%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (3.30%) OpenView
8 3 (3.30%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
9 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
9 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 71 (78.02%) VMware
2 36 (39.56%) Red Hat
3 29 (31.87%) Oracle
4 19 (20.88%) EMC
5 18 (19.78%) IBM
6 17 (18.68%) Cisco
7 15 (16.48%) HP
8 14 (15.38%) BMC
9 13 (14.29%) NetApp
10 10 (10.99%) SaltStack
11 8 (8.79%) Intel
11 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
12 7 (7.69%) TIBCO
12 7 (7.69%) DataSynapse
13 6 (6.59%) Sun
13 6 (6.59%) Sybase
14 5 (5.49%) Veritas
14 5 (5.49%) ServiceNow
15 3 (3.30%) F5
15 3 (3.30%) PlateSpin
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