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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 548 529 515
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing KVM 29 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.066% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.68% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 3
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £348 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.51% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4890 4723 4308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2432 2003
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 551 761
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 26 January 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 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 26 January 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 -27 29 £450 +12.50% 27
London +12 21 £475 +15.15% 13
City of London +13 6 £413 +50.00% 3
South West -26 2 £143 -48.18% 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £438 -
East of England -2 1 £450 +5.88% 3
Scotland - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wales - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 6
South Wales - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Thames Ditton - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 62 (89.86%) Linux
2 40 (57.97%) VMware
3 39 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (50.72%) SAN
5 30 (43.48%) UNIX
6 29 (42.03%) Windows
6 29 (42.03%) ITIL
7 24 (34.78%) Configuration Management
8 23 (33.33%) Perl
9 22 (31.88%) Apache
9 22 (31.88%) Red Hat
10 21 (30.43%) Benchmarking
10 21 (30.43%) PHP
10 21 (30.43%) NAS
11 20 (28.99%) Open Source
11 20 (28.99%) Python
11 20 (28.99%) Cisco
12 19 (27.54%) Puppet
12 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
12 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (26.09%) Oracle
13 18 (26.09%) Solaris
14 17 (24.64%) SQL
14 17 (24.64%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (23.19%) Xen
15 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
15 16 (23.19%) XML
15 16 (23.19%) HP
15 16 (23.19%) Finance
16 14 (20.29%) IBM

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (31.88%) Apache
2 10 (14.49%) Drupal
3 9 (13.04%) WebSphere
4 8 (11.59%) Tomcat
5 7 (10.14%) OpenStack
6 6 (8.70%) IIS
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (7.25%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
8 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (2.90%) Jetty
9 2 (2.90%) nginx
10 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.45%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (1.45%) Lync
10 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (1.45%) Node.js
10 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) IaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (50.72%) SAN
2 21 (30.43%) NAS
3 13 (18.84%) LAN
3 13 (18.84%) WAN
4 10 (14.49%) Firewall
4 10 (14.49%) FCoE
4 10 (14.49%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (14.49%) Multicast
4 10 (14.49%) iSCSI
5 9 (13.04%) VPN
6 8 (11.59%) DNS
7 7 (10.14%) HTTP
8 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.80%) DHCP
10 3 (4.35%) Internet
11 2 (2.90%) VLAN
11 2 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (2.90%) SMTP
11 2 (2.90%) SSL
12 1 (1.45%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) MySQL
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.80%) HBase
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.90%) Redis
7 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.49%) Bitbucket
4 4 (5.80%) JIRA
4 4 (5.80%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.45%) Subversion
5 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.45%) Mocha
5 1 (1.45%) Hudson
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 14 (20.29%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Architect
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (10.14%) Administrator
6 7 (10.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (10.14%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (8.70%) UNIX Administrator
7 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (7.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) UNIX Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) DevOps Administrator
10 2 (2.90%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) XML
2 14 (20.29%) REST
3 10 (14.49%) LAMP
4 8 (11.59%) Middleware
5 5 (7.25%) Rendezvous
5 5 (7.25%) JSON
5 5 (7.25%) XSLT
5 5 (7.25%) Web Services
5 5 (7.25%) HTML
6 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.90%) .NET
8 1 (1.45%) J2EE
8 1 (1.45%) CSS
8 1 (1.45%) SOAP
8 1 (1.45%) JMS
8 1 (1.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Open Source
2 8 (11.59%) Replication
2 8 (11.59%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) DataPower
4 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (89.86%) Linux
2 30 (43.48%) UNIX
3 29 (42.03%) Windows
4 18 (26.09%) Solaris
5 13 (18.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (11.59%) AIX
7 3 (4.35%) HPUX
7 3 (4.35%) CentOS
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.90%) Debian
8 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) ITIL
2 24 (34.78%) Configuration Management
3 21 (30.43%) Benchmarking
4 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (20.29%) DevOps
6 12 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.49%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (14.49%) Performance Analysis
8 10 (14.49%) Identity Management
8 10 (14.49%) Scrum
9 9 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (13.04%) Capacity Management
10 6 (8.70%) Product Management
10 6 (8.70%) High Availability
11 4 (5.80%) Test Management
11 4 (5.80%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
12 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) Perl
2 21 (30.43%) PHP
3 20 (28.99%) Python
4 17 (24.64%) SQL
5 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
6 11 (15.94%) Java
7 6 (8.70%) C
8 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.80%) Ruby
10 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (14.49%) CCNA
3 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) RHCE
5 1 (1.45%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CCIE
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (27.54%) Hyper-V
3 16 (23.19%) Xen
4 13 (18.84%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (18.84%) vSphere
5 11 (15.94%) NFS
6 10 (14.49%) RHEV
7 8 (11.59%) SRDF
8 7 (10.14%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
10 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
10 2 (2.90%) Varnish
11 1 (1.45%) Squid
11 1 (1.45%) Postfix
11 1 (1.45%) XenServer
11 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
11 1 (1.45%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (1.45%) Corosync
11 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (27.54%) Puppet
2 17 (24.64%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (15.94%) Vagrant
4 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (5.80%) Nagios
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.90%) SCCM
6 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.90%) Cacti
7 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.45%) collectd
7 1 (1.45%) StatsD
7 1 (1.45%) Ansible
7 1 (1.45%) logstash
7 1 (1.45%) Graphite
7 1 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.45%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (1.45%) MOM
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.45%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) VMware
2 22 (31.88%) Red Hat
3 20 (28.99%) Cisco
4 18 (26.09%) Oracle
5 16 (23.19%) HP
6 14 (20.29%) IBM
7 11 (15.94%) EMC
7 11 (15.94%) NetApp
8 10 (14.49%) Intel
9 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 6 (8.70%) Dell
11 5 (7.25%) Sybase
11 5 (7.25%) Citrix
11 5 (7.25%) DataSynapse
11 5 (7.25%) TIBCO
12 2 (2.90%) Juniper
13 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
13 1 (1.45%) 29West
13 1 (1.45%) Percona
13 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
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