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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
Rank 535 578 567
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -11
Contract jobs citing KVM 57 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 0.92% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 30
Median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £366 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £660 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -

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
5436 5086 5155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.20% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3038 2833
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 492 600
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +24 54 £500 +17.64% 13
London +2 37 £500 -1.96% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £506 -
North East - 8 £506 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £506 -
East of England - 3 - - 4
Croydon - 3 £468 -
North West +22 2 £481 +13.23% 2
South East +10 2 - - 1
Berkshire +4 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 3
Cambridge - 2 - - 3
City of London -10 1 £425 +8.28% 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Newport - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 2
Wales - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £675 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 99 (81.15%) Linux
2 70 (57.38%) VMware
3 66 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (42.62%) Red Hat
5 51 (41.80%) DevOps
6 45 (36.89%) Puppet
7 41 (33.61%) Python
8 38 (31.15%) Oracle
9 37 (30.33%) SAN
9 37 (30.33%) Bash Shell
10 35 (28.69%) Apache
11 31 (25.41%) Windows
11 31 (25.41%) iSCSI
12 30 (24.59%) Open Source
12 30 (24.59%) OpenStack
13 29 (23.77%) Solaris
13 29 (23.77%) NFS
14 28 (22.95%) Cisco
14 28 (22.95%) EMC
14 28 (22.95%) Xen
15 27 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (22.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 26 (21.31%) Configuration Management
17 25 (20.49%) Hyper-V
18 24 (19.67%) Git (software)
18 24 (19.67%) NAS
18 24 (19.67%) RHCE
18 24 (19.67%) IBM
18 24 (19.67%) DNS
18 24 (19.67%) Fibre Channel

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 35 (28.69%) Apache
2 30 (24.59%) OpenStack
3 15 (12.30%) Tomcat
4 14 (11.48%) Oracle Coherence
5 13 (10.66%) IIS
5 13 (10.66%) WebSphere
6 12 (9.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (6.56%) PowerExchange
7 8 (6.56%) SAS
8 6 (4.92%) WebLogic
9 4 (3.28%) Confluence
10 2 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.64%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.64%) JBoss
10 2 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.82%) Jetty
11 1 (0.82%) nginx
11 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.82%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (9.84%) IaaS
2 12 (9.84%) PaaS
3 10 (8.20%) SaaS
4 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.33%) SAN
2 31 (25.41%) iSCSI
3 24 (19.67%) DNS
3 24 (19.67%) Fibre Channel
3 24 (19.67%) NAS
4 21 (17.21%) HTTP
4 21 (17.21%) WAN
5 20 (16.39%) LAN
6 18 (14.75%) LDAP
6 18 (14.75%) TCP/IP
7 16 (13.11%) Firewall
8 14 (11.48%) FCoE
8 14 (11.48%) Multicast
9 12 (9.84%) VLAN
10 11 (9.02%) Internet
11 7 (5.74%) DHCP
11 7 (5.74%) IMAP
11 7 (5.74%) MRTG
11 7 (5.74%) SMTP
11 7 (5.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.39%) MySQL
2 19 (15.57%) SQL Server
3 15 (12.30%) Hadoop
4 11 (9.02%) HBase
5 9 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (6.56%) PowerCenter
7 4 (3.28%) Big Data
7 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (19.67%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.74%) Vagrant
4 6 (4.92%) Subversion
5 4 (3.28%) GitLab
5 4 (3.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.82%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.82%) Gradle
6 1 (0.82%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.82%) Maven
6 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Banking
3 9 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) Games
5 3 (2.46%) Retail
6 2 (1.64%) Law
6 2 (1.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Linux Engineer
2 21 (17.21%) Architect
3 19 (15.57%) Administrator
4 17 (13.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (13.93%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (13.11%) Linux Administrator
5 16 (13.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 14 (11.48%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (9.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Unix Engineer
10 8 (6.56%) Consultant
11 7 (5.74%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 6 (4.92%) DevOps Consultant
12 6 (4.92%) Linux Consultant
12 6 (4.92%) Support Engineer
12 6 (4.92%) Unix Administrator
12 6 (4.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) Middleware
2 13 (10.66%) LAMP
3 12 (9.84%) XML
4 11 (9.02%) HTML
5 10 (8.20%) libvirt
5 10 (8.20%) Rendezvous
5 10 (8.20%) XSLT
6 9 (7.38%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.28%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.46%) REST
9 2 (1.64%) J2EE
9 2 (1.64%) Node.js
9 2 (1.64%) RESTful
9 2 (1.64%) Web Services
9 2 (1.64%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.82%) .NET
10 1 (0.82%) CSS
10 1 (0.82%) SOAP
10 1 (0.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.93%) Clustering
3 13 (10.66%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.38%) Client/Server
4 9 (7.38%) Private Cloud
5 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.74%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Online Games
6 2 (1.64%) Spread Betting
6 2 (1.64%) User Experience
6 2 (1.64%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.82%) BBC
7 1 (0.82%) DataPower
7 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.82%) EFT
7 1 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 99 (81.15%) Linux
2 31 (25.41%) Windows
3 29 (23.77%) Solaris
4 27 (22.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (17.21%) Unix
6 18 (14.75%) CentOS
7 17 (13.93%) AIX
7 17 (13.93%) Ubuntu
8 7 (5.74%) Debian
8 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
9 4 (3.28%) SUSE
10 2 (1.64%) HPUX
10 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.80%) DevOps
2 30 (24.59%) Open Source
3 27 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (21.31%) Configuration Management
5 22 (18.03%) ITIL
6 19 (15.57%) High Availability
7 17 (13.93%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (11.48%) Compliance Management
8 14 (11.48%) Load Balancing
9 13 (10.66%) Benchmarking
10 12 (9.84%) Service Delivery
11 10 (8.20%) Problem Management
12 9 (7.38%) Change Management
12 9 (7.38%) ETL
12 9 (7.38%) Kernel Tuning
13 7 (5.74%) Server Building
14 6 (4.92%) Change Data Capture
14 6 (4.92%) Software Delivery
14 6 (4.92%) Storage Virtualisation
15 5 (4.10%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (33.61%) Python
2 37 (30.33%) Bash Shell
3 22 (18.03%) Perl
4 18 (14.75%) Java
4 18 (14.75%) SQL
5 15 (12.30%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.20%) C
7 9 (7.38%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.74%) Korn
8 7 (5.74%) Ruby
9 6 (4.92%) C++
10 5 (4.10%) PHP
10 5 (4.10%) SystemTap
11 4 (3.28%) Bourne shell
11 4 (3.28%) C-shell
11 4 (3.28%) Scala
12 1 (0.82%) C#
12 1 (0.82%) Cython
12 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) RHCE
2 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 16 (13.11%) Degree
5 14 (11.48%) CCNP
5 14 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (10.66%) CCNA
7 9 (7.38%) RHCA
7 9 (7.38%) RHCSA
8 4 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 3 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (23.77%) NFS
3 28 (22.95%) Xen
4 25 (20.49%) Hyper-V
5 20 (16.39%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (13.11%) Docker
6 16 (13.11%) iptables
7 15 (12.30%) SRDF
8 11 (9.02%) Squid
9 9 (7.38%) VMware ESX
9 9 (7.38%) XenServer
10 7 (5.74%) Dovecot
10 7 (5.74%) Sendmail
10 7 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
11 4 (3.28%) vCloud
11 4 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (2.46%) Ceph
13 2 (1.64%) LXC
13 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 45 (36.89%) Puppet
2 16 (13.11%) HAProxy
3 12 (9.84%) Ansible
3 12 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.02%) Nagios
5 9 (7.38%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (6.56%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (5.74%) Cacti
7 7 (5.74%) Kubernetes
7 7 (5.74%) vRealize
8 6 (4.92%) OpenNebula
9 5 (4.10%) yum
10 4 (3.28%) Zenoss
11 3 (2.46%) Ganglia
11 3 (2.46%) vMotion
12 2 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (1.64%) RANCID
12 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.64%) Salt
12 2 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 70 (57.38%) VMware
2 52 (42.62%) Red Hat
3 38 (31.15%) Oracle
4 28 (22.95%) Cisco
4 28 (22.95%) EMC
5 24 (19.67%) IBM
6 18 (14.75%) HP
7 15 (12.30%) Intel
7 15 (12.30%) NetApp
8 10 (8.20%) DataSynapse
8 10 (8.20%) Sybase
8 10 (8.20%) TIBCO
9 9 (7.38%) SaltStack
10 8 (6.56%) Informatica
10 8 (6.56%) Sun
11 7 (5.74%) Veritas
12 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
13 4 (3.28%) AppDynamics
13 4 (3.28%) Dell
14 3 (2.46%) MuleSoft