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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 562 632 614
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -18
Contract jobs citing KVM 87 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.066% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 1.37% 0.65% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 24 22
Median daily rate £475 £385 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.37% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £308 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £368
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +3.40%
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
6335 5845 5860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.98% 10.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4005 3313 3252
Median daily rate £413 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 626 709
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.22 £41.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 September 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 21 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 September 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 +74 86 £475 +21.79% 21
London +32 51 £500 +28.20% 8
North East -7 18 £280 -17.03%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 18 £280 -17.03%
Tyne and Wear -11 18 £280 -17.03%
North West +25 7 £425 +6.25% 3
Manchester - 7 £425 - 2
South East +24 6 £500 +47.05% 3
City of London +18 6 £494 +26.60% 2
Berkshire +15 6 £525 +38.15%
Yorkshire +13 4 £513 +109.18% 3
Reading - 4 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £513 - 1
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Sheffield - 3 £500 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Salford - 1 £425 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 191 (90.95%) Linux
2 100 (47.62%) Red Hat
3 98 (46.67%) Oracle
4 91 (43.33%) VMware
5 89 (42.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 88 (41.90%) SAN
7 84 (40.00%) EMC
8 83 (39.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 79 (37.62%) DevOps
10 77 (36.67%) Puppet
11 70 (33.33%) RHCE
12 69 (32.86%) High Availability
13 66 (31.43%) Oracle RAC
14 64 (30.48%) Xen
15 63 (30.00%) Clustering
16 62 (29.52%) AIX
16 62 (29.52%) Compliance Management
17 60 (28.57%) ITIL
18 59 (28.10%) IBM
19 58 (27.62%) Configuration Management
20 56 (26.67%) HP
20 56 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
21 55 (26.19%) Service Delivery
22 52 (24.76%) Hyper-V
23 51 (24.29%) Apache
24 49 (23.33%) Windows
25 47 (22.38%) EMC NetWorker
25 47 (22.38%) Docker
26 45 (21.43%) Solaris
27 44 (20.95%) Git (software)

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 51 (24.29%) Apache
2 40 (19.05%) OpenStack
3 24 (11.43%) Tomcat
4 19 (9.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 18 (8.57%) WebSphere
6 16 (7.62%) IIS
6 16 (7.62%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (5.71%) Confluence
8 11 (5.24%) nginx
9 6 (2.86%) SAS
10 2 (0.95%) Drupal
10 2 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.48%) GemFire
11 1 (0.48%) Jetty
11 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (1.90%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 42 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.48%) IaaS
4 11 (5.24%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (4.29%) PaaS
6 7 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.43%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) SaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 88 (41.90%) SAN
2 39 (18.57%) iSCSI
3 37 (17.62%) NAS
4 36 (17.14%) WAN
5 34 (16.19%) Fibre Channel
5 34 (16.19%) LAN
6 28 (13.33%) HTTP
7 26 (12.38%) DNS
8 25 (11.90%) FCoE
8 25 (11.90%) Multicast
9 22 (10.48%) TCP/IP
10 16 (7.62%) Network Security
10 16 (7.62%) SNMP
11 14 (6.67%) LDAP
12 13 (6.19%) SSL
13 12 (5.71%) VLAN
14 11 (5.24%) Firewall
15 10 (4.76%) DHCP
16 8 (3.81%) VPN
17 6 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.05%) MySQL
2 34 (16.19%) SQL Server
3 26 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (10.95%) Hadoop
5 18 (8.57%) HBase
6 8 (3.81%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.38%) Big Data
7 5 (2.38%) Redis
8 2 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.95%) DB2
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.48%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.48%) OLAP
9 1 (0.48%) OLTP
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.48%) Riak
9 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.86%) Jenkins
3 23 (10.95%) Vagrant
4 11 (5.24%) Gradle
4 11 (5.24%) Maven
4 11 (5.24%) Subversion
5 9 (4.29%) JIRA
6 8 (3.81%) GitLab
7 6 (2.86%) Artifactory
7 6 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.86%) IntelliJ
7 6 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.38%) Ant
9 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (15.24%) Banking
2 27 (12.86%) Finance
3 8 (3.81%) Publishing
3 8 (3.81%) Retail
4 6 (2.86%) Games
5 3 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (25.24%) Linux Engineer
2 44 (20.95%) Architect
3 43 (20.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 39 (18.57%) Administrator
5 31 (14.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 31 (14.76%) Linux Administrator
6 28 (13.33%) Linux Support
7 19 (9.05%) Support Engineer
8 18 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
8 18 (8.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 18 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
9 17 (8.10%) AWS Engineer
9 17 (8.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 16 (7.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 16 (7.62%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
12 13 (6.19%) Linux Support Engineer
13 11 (5.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 11 (5.24%) Senior DevOps
13 11 (5.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.81%) Middleware
2 26 (12.38%) XML
3 24 (11.43%) LAMP
4 21 (10.00%) HTML
5 20 (9.52%) libvirt
6 17 (8.10%) Node.js
7 16 (7.62%) Rendezvous
7 16 (7.62%) XSLT
8 14 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
8 14 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (5.24%) LEMP Stack
9 11 (5.24%) Sensu
10 10 (4.76%) .NET
10 10 (4.76%) REST
11 7 (3.33%) CSS
12 6 (2.86%) Web Services
13 5 (2.38%) JSON
13 5 (2.38%) RESTful
14 3 (1.43%) Java EE
14 3 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (30.00%) Clustering
2 15 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 13 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.81%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.33%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.38%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.90%) BBC
9 3 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.95%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.95%) Online Games
10 2 (0.95%) Replication
10 2 (0.95%) User Experience
10 2 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.48%) DataPower
11 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 191 (90.95%) Linux
2 83 (39.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 62 (29.52%) AIX
4 49 (23.33%) Windows
5 45 (21.43%) Solaris
6 37 (17.62%) Unix
7 28 (13.33%) CentOS
8 13 (6.19%) Ubuntu
9 8 (3.81%) Mac OS X
9 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.81%) Windows Vista
9 8 (3.81%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.33%) Debian
11 6 (2.86%) Fedora
12 4 (1.90%) HPUX
13 3 (1.43%) SUSE
13 3 (1.43%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.62%) DevOps
2 69 (32.86%) High Availability
3 62 (29.52%) Compliance Management
4 60 (28.57%) ITIL
5 58 (27.62%) Configuration Management
6 56 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (26.19%) Service Delivery
8 38 (18.10%) Open Source
9 29 (13.81%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (11.90%) Benchmarking
11 24 (11.43%) Load Balancing
12 23 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (10.00%) Software Delivery
14 17 (8.10%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
16 9 (4.29%) Change Control
16 9 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
16 9 (4.29%) Problem Management
17 7 (3.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.48%) Java
2 42 (20.00%) Python
3 39 (18.57%) Perl
4 37 (17.62%) JavaScript
5 31 (14.76%) SQL
6 30 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 18 (8.57%) Ruby
7 18 (8.57%) Scala
8 12 (5.71%) C
9 11 (5.24%) PHP
9 11 (5.24%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.33%) C++
11 6 (2.86%) C#
11 6 (2.86%) Korn
11 6 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.86%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.90%) SystemTap
13 1 (0.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 70 (33.33%) RHCE
2 43 (20.48%) Security Cleared
3 25 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 18 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 12 (5.71%) Degree
6 7 (3.33%) CCNA
6 7 (3.33%) CCNP
6 7 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.33%) RHCA
6 7 (3.33%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.95%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.95%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.57%) SLA
2 3 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 89 (42.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (31.43%) Oracle RAC
3 64 (30.48%) Xen
4 52 (24.76%) Hyper-V
5 47 (22.38%) Docker
6 35 (16.67%) NFS
7 28 (13.33%) SRDF
8 15 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (6.19%) iptables
10 12 (5.71%) vCloud
11 9 (4.29%) Squid
12 8 (3.81%) XenServer
13 7 (3.33%) RHEV
14 6 (2.86%) Dovecot
14 6 (2.86%) Sendmail
15 5 (2.38%) LXC
15 5 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (1.90%) StorNext
16 4 (1.90%) Xsan
17 3 (1.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 77 (36.67%) Puppet
2 47 (22.38%) EMC NetWorker
3 42 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (15.71%) Ansible
5 27 (12.86%) Nagios
6 13 (6.19%) Ganglia
6 13 (6.19%) HAProxy
7 12 (5.71%) Graphite
7 12 (5.71%) Terraform
8 11 (5.24%) StatsD
9 8 (3.81%) Oracle ZFS
9 8 (3.81%) vRealize
9 8 (3.81%) Zenoss
10 6 (2.86%) Cacti
11 5 (2.38%) Kibana
11 5 (2.38%) logstash
11 5 (2.38%) OpenNebula
11 5 (2.38%) Packer
11 5 (2.38%) Salt
12 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 100 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 98 (46.67%) Oracle
3 91 (43.33%) VMware
4 84 (40.00%) EMC
5 59 (28.10%) IBM
6 56 (26.67%) HP
7 39 (18.57%) Cisco
8 34 (16.19%) NetApp
9 28 (13.33%) Intel
10 16 (7.62%) DataSynapse
10 16 (7.62%) TIBCO
11 15 (7.14%) Sybase
12 11 (5.24%) Microsoft
13 10 (4.76%) Dell
14 8 (3.81%) F5
15 7 (3.33%) Citrix
16 6 (2.86%) Atlassian
17 5 (2.38%) Percona
17 5 (2.38%) SaltStack
17 5 (2.38%) Sun
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