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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 543 535 563
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +28
Contract jobs citing KVM 45 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.044% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 16
Average daily rate £425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5258 4380 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.16% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2115 2310
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 625 569
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -17 38 £413 +6.45% 11
London -11 25 £425 +49.12% 4
City of London +5 16 £475 +58.33% 1
South East -13 7 £315 -6.66% 4
Reading -6 5 £338 - 1
Berkshire -9 5 £338 - 3
East of England -32 5 £388 - 2
Suffolk - 3 £400 -
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Cambridge -2 2 £388 - 2
Cambridgeshire -18 2 £388 - 2
Surrey - 2 £315 -
Scotland - 2 £294 -
Clapham - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Isle of Man - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Fife - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 70 (88.61%) Linux
2 39 (49.37%) VMware
3 36 (45.57%) Red Hat
4 35 (44.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (39.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (36.71%) Windows
7 28 (35.44%) Oracle
8 27 (34.18%) UNIX
9 25 (31.65%) Puppet
10 22 (27.85%) Python
11 21 (26.58%) DNS
11 21 (26.58%) Xen
12 20 (25.32%) Configuration Management
13 19 (24.05%) MySQL
13 19 (24.05%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (22.78%) Bash Shell
14 18 (22.78%) Solaris
14 18 (22.78%) HP
14 18 (22.78%) SAN
14 18 (22.78%) Finance
15 17 (21.52%) Firewall
15 17 (21.52%) Hyper-V
16 16 (20.25%) Java
17 15 (18.99%) VPN
18 14 (17.72%) Perl
18 14 (17.72%) Nagios
19 13 (16.46%) SQL
19 13 (16.46%) AIX
19 13 (16.46%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (16.46%) OpenStack
2 10 (12.66%) Apache
3 7 (8.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.59%) IIS
5 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.06%) Confluence
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.53%) nginx
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.27%) Node.js
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Office
1 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) DNS
2 18 (22.78%) SAN
3 17 (21.52%) Firewall
4 15 (18.99%) VPN
5 12 (15.19%) DHCP
6 9 (11.39%) WAN
6 9 (11.39%) LAN
7 7 (8.86%) HTTP
8 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.59%) Internet
9 5 (6.33%) LDAP
9 5 (6.33%) BIG-IP
9 5 (6.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (6.33%) Network Security
10 4 (5.06%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (3.80%) IMAP
11 3 (3.80%) SMTP
11 3 (3.80%) SSL
12 2 (2.53%) SSH
12 2 (2.53%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) MySQL
2 13 (16.46%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (13.92%) NoSQL
4 10 (12.66%) Oracle Database
5 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
7 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
7 6 (7.59%) Redis
8 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.27%) DB2
11 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.27%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.33%) JIRA
4 2 (2.53%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) JMeter
5 1 (1.27%) Mocha
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) French Language
4 1 (1.27%) German Language
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Administrator
3 11 (13.92%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (12.66%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.59%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Operations Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Server Support
9 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) Web Services
2 6 (7.59%) Middleware
3 5 (6.33%) LAMP
4 4 (5.06%) RESTful
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 2 (2.53%) SOAP
6 2 (2.53%) CSS
6 2 (2.53%) JSON
7 1 (1.27%) JSTL
7 1 (1.27%) wxWidgets
7 1 (1.27%) Java EE 5
7 1 (1.27%) JPA
7 1 (1.27%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.27%) JDBC
7 1 (1.27%) Servlets
7 1 (1.27%) SyncML
7 1 (1.27%) JMX
7 1 (1.27%) WebCenter
7 1 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Clustering
2 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.86%) Open Source
3 7 (8.86%) Replication
4 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.53%) Handset
6 2 (2.53%) PKI
6 2 (2.53%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.27%) iPhone
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.27%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.27%) GIS
7 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 70 (88.61%) Linux
2 31 (39.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (36.71%) Windows
4 27 (34.18%) UNIX
5 18 (22.78%) Solaris
6 13 (16.46%) AIX
7 12 (15.19%) CentOS
8 9 (11.39%) Ubuntu
8 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (8.86%) Debian
10 6 (7.59%) SUSE
11 5 (6.33%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (6.33%) Fedora
12 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (3.80%) HPUX
14 1 (1.27%) OpenSolaris
14 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Configuration Management
2 11 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (12.66%) Service Management
3 10 (12.66%) ITIL
4 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
5 8 (10.13%) Performance Management
6 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.86%) Change Management
7 6 (7.59%) SOA
7 6 (7.59%) Data Security
8 5 (6.33%) OOP
8 5 (6.33%) OO
8 5 (6.33%) Release Management
8 5 (6.33%) Fault Management
8 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.06%) High Availability
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Six Sigma
10 3 (3.80%) Workflow
10 3 (3.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) Python
2 18 (22.78%) Bash Shell
3 16 (20.25%) Java
4 14 (17.72%) Perl
5 13 (16.46%) SQL
6 12 (15.19%) Shell Script
6 12 (15.19%) Ruby
7 7 (8.86%) PHP
8 5 (6.33%) C
8 5 (6.33%) AWK
8 5 (6.33%) sed
9 4 (5.06%) Korn
9 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.80%) C++
11 1 (1.27%) C#
11 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.27%) C-shell
11 1 (1.27%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.33%) RHCE
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) MCSA
4 3 (3.80%) CCNA
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (44.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (26.58%) Xen
3 17 (21.52%) Hyper-V
4 13 (16.46%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
6 10 (12.66%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (11.39%) VMware ESX
8 6 (7.59%) vCloud
9 5 (6.33%) Varnish
9 5 (6.33%) ISA Server
9 5 (6.33%) XenServer
10 4 (5.06%) Squid
10 4 (5.06%) Sendmail
10 4 (5.06%) PowerHA
11 3 (3.80%) Dovecot
11 3 (3.80%) NFS
12 2 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (2.53%) SRDF
13 1 (1.27%) vSphere
13 1 (1.27%) qmail
Systems Management
1 25 (31.65%) Puppet
2 19 (24.05%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (17.72%) Nagios
4 8 (10.13%) HAProxy
5 6 (7.59%) SCCM
6 5 (6.33%) ARCserve
6 5 (6.33%) collectd
6 5 (6.33%) StatsD
6 5 (6.33%) Ganglia
6 5 (6.33%) Vagrant
7 4 (5.06%) BladeLogic
7 4 (5.06%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.53%) Munin
8 2 (2.53%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (2.53%) Ansible
9 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.27%) Cacti
9 1 (1.27%) Nessus
9 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) VMware
2 36 (45.57%) Red Hat
3 28 (35.44%) Oracle
4 18 (22.78%) HP
5 12 (15.19%) Citrix
6 10 (12.66%) IBM
7 9 (11.39%) Cisco
8 8 (10.13%) Rackspace
9 7 (8.86%) EMC
10 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.59%) Dell
11 5 (6.33%) NetApp
11 5 (6.33%) McAfee
11 5 (6.33%) Websense
11 5 (6.33%) ServiceNow
11 5 (6.33%) F5
12 4 (5.06%) Percona
12 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
12 4 (5.06%) BMC
13 3 (3.80%) Sun