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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 537 618 599
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -19
Contract jobs citing KVM 124 44 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.075% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 1.91% 0.72% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 23 17
Median daily rate £475 £383 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.18% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £313 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -
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
6481 6105 5696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.89% 10.44% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4121 3439 3176
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 629 652
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 26 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 24 August 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 +81 123 £475 +24.18% 17
London +35 62 £525 +32.91% 5
North East +9 36 £284 -18.92%
Tyne and Wear +6 36 £284 -18.92%
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 36 £284 -18.92%
South East +26 11 £550 +83.33% 2
Berkshire - 11 £550 -
City of London +28 8 £494 -1.25% 1
Yorkshire +4 8 £525 +50.00% 1
Reading - 7 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £525 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £525 - 1
Harrow - 4 £500 -
North West +19 3 £425 +21.42% 2
Manchester - 3 £425 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 - -
Leeds +2 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £450 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £450 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 205 (91.93%) Linux
2 105 (47.09%) Red Hat
3 98 (43.95%) Oracle
4 90 (40.36%) SAN
4 90 (40.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (39.46%) VMware
5 88 (39.46%) DevOps
6 86 (38.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 83 (37.22%) Puppet
8 82 (36.77%) EMC
9 73 (32.74%) High Availability
10 67 (30.04%) Xen
10 67 (30.04%) Clustering
11 65 (29.15%) RHCE
12 64 (28.70%) AIX
12 64 (28.70%) Oracle RAC
13 63 (28.25%) ITIL
14 61 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
15 60 (26.91%) HP
16 59 (26.46%) Configuration Management
17 58 (26.01%) Compliance Management
18 56 (25.11%) IBM
19 53 (23.77%) Windows
19 53 (23.77%) Opscode Chef
20 52 (23.32%) Hyper-V
21 51 (22.87%) Service Delivery
22 50 (22.42%) Docker
23 48 (21.52%) Java
24 47 (21.08%) Unix
24 47 (21.08%) Amazon AWS

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 46 (20.63%) Apache
1 46 (20.63%) OpenStack
2 24 (10.76%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 18 (8.07%) WebSphere
4 15 (6.73%) IIS
4 15 (6.73%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (4.93%) Confluence
5 11 (4.93%) nginx
6 3 (1.35%) SAS
6 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.90%) Drupal
7 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.90%) GemFire
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.45%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.45%) JBoss
8 1 (0.45%) Jetty
8 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (2.24%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 47 (21.08%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.11%) IaaS
3 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.04%) PaaS
5 7 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.35%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.90%) SaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.45%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (40.36%) SAN
2 36 (16.14%) NAS
3 35 (15.70%) iSCSI
3 35 (15.70%) WAN
4 34 (15.25%) LAN
5 31 (13.90%) Fibre Channel
6 24 (10.76%) FCoE
6 24 (10.76%) Multicast
7 23 (10.31%) HTTP
8 22 (9.87%) DNS
9 19 (8.52%) TCP/IP
10 18 (8.07%) SNMP
11 17 (7.62%) Network Security
12 13 (5.83%) LDAP
12 13 (5.83%) SSL
13 11 (4.93%) Firewall
14 10 (4.48%) VLAN
15 7 (3.14%) DHCP
15 7 (3.14%) VPN
16 6 (2.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.04%) MySQL
2 34 (15.25%) SQL Server
3 24 (10.76%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (9.42%) Hadoop
5 17 (7.62%) HBase
6 7 (3.14%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.24%) Redis
8 3 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.35%) Big Data
9 2 (0.90%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.90%) DB2
9 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.45%) OLAP
10 1 (0.45%) OLTP
10 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.45%) Riak
Development Applications
1 42 (18.83%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.66%) Jenkins
3 24 (10.76%) Vagrant
4 16 (7.17%) Gradle
4 16 (7.17%) Maven
5 10 (4.48%) Ant
6 9 (4.04%) Subversion
7 8 (3.59%) JIRA
8 7 (3.14%) GitLab
9 6 (2.69%) Artifactory
9 6 (2.69%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.69%) IntelliJ
9 6 (2.69%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (14.80%) Banking
2 32 (14.35%) Finance
3 10 (4.48%) Games
4 8 (3.59%) Publishing
4 8 (3.59%) Retail
5 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (25.11%) Linux Engineer
2 52 (23.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (20.18%) Administrator
4 42 (18.83%) Architect
5 33 (14.80%) Linux Administrator
6 30 (13.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 26 (11.66%) Linux Support
8 23 (10.31%) AWS DevOps
9 22 (9.87%) AWS Engineer
9 22 (9.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 22 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (9.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 19 (8.52%) Support Engineer
12 17 (7.62%) Senior DevOps
12 17 (7.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 15 (6.73%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 15 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (6.28%) Linux Specialist
14 14 (6.28%) Unix Administrator
15 13 (5.83%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.45%) Middleware
2 26 (11.66%) XML
3 23 (10.31%) LAMP
4 20 (8.97%) HTML
5 19 (8.52%) libvirt
6 17 (7.62%) Node.js
7 15 (6.73%) Rendezvous
7 15 (6.73%) XSLT
8 14 (6.28%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (5.83%) LAPP Stack
10 11 (4.93%) LEMP Stack
10 11 (4.93%) Sensu
11 10 (4.48%) .NET
11 10 (4.48%) REST
12 7 (3.14%) CSS
13 6 (2.69%) Web Services
14 5 (2.24%) JSON
15 4 (1.79%) RESTful
15 4 (1.79%) SOAP
16 3 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (30.04%) Clustering
2 19 (8.52%) Private Cloud
3 15 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.48%) Replication
6 9 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.69%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.24%) BBC
8 5 (2.24%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.90%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.90%) Online Games
10 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.45%) User Experience
11 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 205 (91.93%) Linux
2 90 (40.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 64 (28.70%) AIX
4 53 (23.77%) Windows
5 47 (21.08%) Unix
6 45 (20.18%) Solaris
7 34 (15.25%) CentOS
8 13 (5.83%) Fedora
9 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (4.93%) Mac OS X
10 11 (4.93%) Ubuntu
10 11 (4.93%) Windows Vista
10 11 (4.93%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.24%) Debian
11 5 (2.24%) HPUX
12 4 (1.79%) SUSE
13 3 (1.35%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (39.46%) DevOps
2 73 (32.74%) High Availability
3 63 (28.25%) ITIL
4 61 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (26.46%) Configuration Management
6 58 (26.01%) Compliance Management
7 51 (22.87%) Service Delivery
8 33 (14.80%) Open Source
9 32 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (13.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (12.56%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (11.66%) Software Delivery
13 24 (10.76%) Benchmarking
14 23 (10.31%) Load Balancing
15 17 (7.62%) E-Commerce
16 13 (5.83%) Continuous Deployment
17 12 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
18 10 (4.48%) Change Control
18 10 (4.48%) Server Virtualisation
19 8 (3.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.52%) Java
2 45 (20.18%) Python
3 39 (17.49%) Perl
4 36 (16.14%) JavaScript
5 30 (13.45%) SQL
6 26 (11.66%) Bash Shell
7 18 (8.07%) Ruby
7 18 (8.07%) Scala
8 15 (6.73%) PHP
9 14 (6.28%) C
10 8 (3.59%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.69%) C#
11 6 (2.69%) C++
11 6 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.69%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.24%) SystemTap
13 3 (1.35%) Korn
14 1 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 65 (29.15%) RHCE
2 41 (18.39%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.31%) SC Cleared
4 18 (8.07%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.48%) Degree
6 6 (2.69%) CCNA
6 6 (2.69%) CCNP
6 6 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.69%) RHCA
6 6 (2.69%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.90%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 86 (38.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (30.04%) Xen
3 64 (28.70%) Oracle RAC
4 52 (23.32%) Hyper-V
5 50 (22.42%) Docker
6 34 (15.25%) NFS
7 27 (12.11%) SRDF
8 18 (8.07%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (6.73%) RHEV
10 11 (4.93%) vCloud
11 10 (4.48%) XenServer
12 9 (4.04%) iptables
13 5 (2.24%) LXC
13 5 (2.24%) Squid
13 5 (2.24%) StorNext
13 5 (2.24%) Xsan
14 4 (1.79%) Sendmail
14 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.79%) vSphere
15 3 (1.35%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 83 (37.22%) Puppet
2 53 (23.77%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (20.18%) Ansible
3 45 (20.18%) EMC NetWorker
4 27 (12.11%) Nagios
5 13 (5.83%) Graphite
6 12 (5.38%) Terraform
7 11 (4.93%) Ganglia
7 11 (4.93%) StatsD
8 10 (4.48%) Packer
9 9 (4.04%) HAProxy
10 8 (3.59%) Oracle ZFS
11 7 (3.14%) vRealize
11 7 (3.14%) Zenoss
12 6 (2.69%) Control-M
12 6 (2.69%) Kibana
12 6 (2.69%) logstash
12 6 (2.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (2.24%) BladeLogic
14 4 (1.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 105 (47.09%) Red Hat
2 98 (43.95%) Oracle
3 88 (39.46%) VMware
4 82 (36.77%) EMC
5 60 (26.91%) HP
6 56 (25.11%) IBM
7 41 (18.39%) NetApp
8 37 (16.59%) Cisco
9 27 (12.11%) Intel
10 15 (6.73%) DataSynapse
10 15 (6.73%) TIBCO
11 14 (6.28%) Sybase
12 12 (5.38%) Microsoft
13 11 (4.93%) Dell
14 10 (4.48%) Citrix
15 8 (3.59%) F5
16 6 (2.69%) Atlassian
16 6 (2.69%) Sun
17 5 (2.24%) Adobe
17 5 (2.24%) Percona
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FreeStyleGames
Rate: Fair salary is determined by experience, skills & going rate locally
Posted: 2 days ago