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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 556 580 578
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Contract jobs citing KVM 91 56 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 1.00% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 32
Median daily rate £438 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £265 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £300 £359
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
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
6413 5616 5403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.54% 10.06% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3951 3105 2800
Median daily rate £388 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 671 627
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.08 £38.13 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

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 4 May 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 30 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 4 May 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 +13 89 £438 +45.83% 30
London +35 66 £438 -22.22% 13
City of London +46 11 £410 -34.40% 7
South East -3 7 £500 +66.66% 3
Yorkshire -14 7 £463 +54.25% 5
West Yorkshire -8 5 £363 +20.91% 3
Leeds -20 5 £363 +20.91% 3
North West -4 4 £425 +54.54% 1
Berkshire - 3 £500 - 1
Reading - 3 £455 - 1
Manchester - 3 £438 - 1
Chiswick - 3 - -
Hampshire -1 2 £625 +108.33%
Sheffield - 2 £525 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £525 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 1
East of England - 2 £525 - 2
Suffolk - 2 £525 - 1
Scotland - 2 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £270 - 4
Birmingham - 1 - -
North East - 1 £270 - 4
West Midlands - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 £500 -
Twickenham - 1 £340 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Middlesex - 1 - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 125 (91.24%) Linux
2 74 (54.01%) VMware
3 72 (52.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (43.07%) Puppet
5 55 (40.15%) OpenStack
5 55 (40.15%) Windows
5 55 (40.15%) Python
6 48 (35.04%) Red Hat
7 41 (29.93%) DevOps
8 40 (29.20%) Unix
8 40 (29.20%) Xen
9 38 (27.74%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (26.28%) Perl
11 35 (25.55%) Amazon AWS
12 34 (24.82%) CentOS
13 33 (24.09%) Configuration Management
14 32 (23.36%) Ansible
15 31 (22.63%) SAN
15 31 (22.63%) Java
15 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
16 30 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 30 (21.90%) Nagios
17 29 (21.17%) Apache
17 29 (21.17%) Bash Shell
18 28 (20.44%) NetApp
18 28 (20.44%) HP
19 27 (19.71%) Cisco
19 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (18.98%) Oracle
21 25 (18.25%) Finance

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 55 (40.15%) OpenStack
2 29 (21.17%) Apache
3 21 (15.33%) Tomcat
4 11 (8.03%) WebSphere
5 10 (7.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (6.57%) IIS
6 9 (6.57%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (4.38%) SAS
8 5 (3.65%) CloudStack
8 5 (3.65%) JBoss
9 4 (2.92%) nginx
10 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.46%) GemFire
11 2 (1.46%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.73%) Confluence
12 1 (0.73%) lighttpd
12 1 (0.73%) Node.js
12 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) AutoCAD
2 5 (3.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.19%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (2.19%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (2.19%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (2.19%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.55%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.60%) IaaS
3 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (8.03%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.11%) PaaS
6 3 (2.19%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.73%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.73%) SaaS
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.63%) SAN
2 21 (15.33%) iSCSI
2 21 (15.33%) NAS
3 20 (14.60%) DNS
3 20 (14.60%) Fibre Channel
4 19 (13.87%) LAN
4 19 (13.87%) WAN
5 17 (12.41%) Firewall
6 16 (11.68%) HTTP
7 12 (8.76%) FCoE
7 12 (8.76%) SNMP
8 11 (8.03%) DHCP
8 11 (8.03%) Multicast
9 9 (6.57%) LDAP
9 9 (6.57%) SMTP
9 9 (6.57%) TCP/IP
10 8 (5.84%) MRTG
10 8 (5.84%) Network Security
11 6 (4.38%) IMAP
12 4 (2.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.33%) MySQL
3 13 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.76%) Hadoop
5 10 (7.30%) HBase
6 3 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.46%) Big Data
7 2 (1.46%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.73%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.73%) Redis
8 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) Riak
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (13.87%) Jenkins
2 17 (12.41%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.84%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.11%) Ant
4 7 (5.11%) Gradle
4 7 (5.11%) Maven
5 6 (4.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (4.38%) Subversion
6 4 (2.92%) JIRA
7 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.46%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.46%) Selenium
7 2 (1.46%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.73%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.73%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.73%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.73%) RSpec
8 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (18.25%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 11 (8.03%) Games
4 6 (4.38%) Billing
4 6 (4.38%) Retail
5 5 (3.65%) Law
6 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.73%) Advertising
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.73%) Electronics
7 1 (0.73%) Front Office
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) Linux Engineer
2 31 (22.63%) Administrator
2 31 (22.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (18.98%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (13.14%) Architect
5 16 (11.68%) Linux Administrator
6 15 (10.95%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (10.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 14 (10.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (10.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 14 (10.22%) Unix Administrator
8 12 (8.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 10 (7.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (6.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 9 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (5.11%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (4.38%) Cloud Architect
12 6 (4.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 6 (4.38%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.60%) Middleware
2 12 (8.76%) XML
3 11 (8.03%) Web Services
4 10 (7.30%) HTML
4 10 (7.30%) Rendezvous
5 9 (6.57%) LAMP
5 9 (6.57%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (6.57%) XSLT
6 6 (4.38%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (4.38%) Servlets
7 5 (3.65%) JSON
7 5 (3.65%) libvirt
7 5 (3.65%) REST
8 4 (2.92%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (1.46%) CSS
9 2 (1.46%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.46%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (1.46%) Memcached
9 2 (1.46%) SOAP
10 1 (0.73%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.33%) Private Cloud
3 14 (10.22%) Replication
4 13 (9.49%) Clustering
5 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.38%) BBC
6 6 (4.38%) CMDB
6 6 (4.38%) iDTV
6 6 (4.38%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.38%) User Experience
7 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.46%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.73%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.73%) Online Games
9 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 125 (91.24%) Linux
2 55 (40.15%) Windows
3 40 (29.20%) Unix
4 34 (24.82%) CentOS
5 30 (21.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (17.52%) Solaris
7 18 (13.14%) AIX
8 14 (10.22%) Debian
8 14 (10.22%) Ubuntu
9 12 (8.76%) Fedora
9 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (8.03%) Mac OS X
10 11 (8.03%) Windows Vista
10 11 (8.03%) Windows XP
11 8 (5.84%) HPUX
12 7 (5.11%) Mac OS
13 6 (4.38%) SUSE
14 5 (3.65%) Windows Server
15 1 (0.73%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.93%) DevOps
2 33 (24.09%) Configuration Management
3 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (15.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (14.60%) Open Source
7 18 (13.14%) ITIL
8 16 (11.68%) E-Commerce
8 16 (11.68%) High Availability
9 14 (10.22%) Software Delivery
10 12 (8.76%) Migration
11 11 (8.03%) Asset Management
11 11 (8.03%) Benchmarking
11 11 (8.03%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (6.57%) Change Control
13 8 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (5.84%) Load Balancing
14 7 (5.11%) Service Management
14 7 (5.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.15%) Python
2 36 (26.28%) Perl
3 31 (22.63%) Java
4 29 (21.17%) Bash Shell
5 23 (16.79%) PHP
6 19 (13.87%) C
7 18 (13.14%) SQL
8 13 (9.49%) JavaScript
8 13 (9.49%) Ruby
9 12 (8.76%) Shell Script
10 9 (6.57%) Korn
11 7 (5.11%) C++
12 2 (1.46%) SystemTap
13 1 (0.73%) C#
13 1 (0.73%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.73%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (2.92%) RHCE
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.46%) CCNA
3 2 (1.46%) CCNP
3 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.46%) RHCA
3 2 (1.46%) RHCSA
3 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.46%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.73%) QA
1 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (52.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (29.20%) Xen
3 23 (16.79%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.87%) RHEV
5 18 (13.14%) Docker
6 16 (11.68%) NFS
7 14 (10.22%) vSphere
8 13 (9.49%) XenServer
9 12 (8.76%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (8.76%) SRDF
10 9 (6.57%) iptables
11 8 (5.84%) StorNext
11 8 (5.84%) Xsan
12 7 (5.11%) Sendmail
12 7 (5.11%) Squid
13 6 (4.38%) Dovecot
13 6 (4.38%) vCloud
14 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
14 4 (2.92%) LXC
14 4 (2.92%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 59 (43.07%) Puppet
2 38 (27.74%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (23.36%) Ansible
4 30 (21.90%) Nagios
5 10 (7.30%) Cacti
5 10 (7.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (6.57%) Control-M
6 9 (6.57%) HAProxy
7 8 (5.84%) OpenNebula
7 8 (5.84%) Packer
8 6 (4.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (4.38%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (3.65%) Oracle ZFS
9 5 (3.65%) yum
10 4 (2.92%) Salt
11 3 (2.19%) Cobbler
11 3 (2.19%) Graphite
11 3 (2.19%) Pingdom
11 3 (2.19%) Zenoss
12 2 (1.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 74 (54.01%) VMware
2 48 (35.04%) Red Hat
3 28 (20.44%) HP
3 28 (20.44%) NetApp
4 27 (19.71%) Cisco
5 26 (18.98%) Oracle
6 21 (15.33%) IBM
7 19 (13.87%) EMC
8 12 (8.76%) Citrix
8 12 (8.76%) Intel
9 11 (8.03%) Dell
10 10 (7.30%) DataSynapse
10 10 (7.30%) Rackspace
10 10 (7.30%) TIBCO
11 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
11 9 (6.57%) Sybase
12 8 (5.84%) Adobe
12 8 (5.84%) Apple
12 8 (5.84%) F5
12 8 (5.84%) Sony
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