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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 562 561 533
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing KVM 51 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.059% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 0.92% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 15
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£363 £368 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -36.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £356
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.75

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
5533 5171 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.77% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 2818 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 605 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 3 July 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 27 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 3 July 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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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 -8 50 £363 - 16
London +7 30 £450 +16.12% 9
City of London +4 15 £475 -9.52% 3
North West - 8 £300 - 1
South East -13 5 £375 +25.00% 3
Warrington - 5 £275 -
Cheshire - 5 £275 -
Yorkshire - 5 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
Leeds - 4 £300 -
Hampshire - 4 £338 -
Aldershot - 3 £338 -
Surrey -6 2 £375 +19.04%
Lancashire - 2 £350 -
Blackpool - 2 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 1 £350 +14.28%
Tyne and Wear -22 1 £350 +14.28%
North East -22 1 £350 +14.28%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
York - 1 £418 - 1
Burnley - 1 £350 -
Camberley - 1 £375 -
Farnham - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £418 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 89 (89.90%) Linux
2 71 (71.72%) VMware
3 66 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (56.57%) Python
5 47 (47.47%) OpenStack
6 43 (43.43%) Configuration Management
7 42 (42.42%) Bash Shell
8 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (39.39%) Puppet
10 38 (38.38%) Windows
11 33 (33.33%) QEMU
12 32 (32.32%) Open Source
13 31 (31.31%) Solaris
14 30 (30.30%) Perl
14 30 (30.30%) SAN
15 28 (28.28%) Red Hat
15 28 (28.28%) Oracle
16 27 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (26.26%) DevOps
18 25 (25.25%) NAS
19 23 (23.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 23 (23.23%) UNIX
20 22 (22.22%) IBM
21 20 (20.20%) Apache
22 19 (19.19%) EMC
22 19 (19.19%) Cisco
22 19 (19.19%) Finance
22 19 (19.19%) Hyper-V
23 18 (18.18%) Xen
23 18 (18.18%) HP

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 47 (47.47%) OpenStack
2 20 (20.20%) Apache
3 15 (15.15%) Tomcat
3 15 (15.15%) IIS
3 15 (15.15%) WebSphere
4 8 (8.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (8.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (7.07%) JBoss
6 6 (6.06%) WebLogic
7 4 (4.04%) MQSeries
8 3 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (3.03%) iPlanet
8 3 (3.03%) GlassFish
9 2 (2.02%) nginx
9 2 (2.02%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
9 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.07%) RMDS
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.04%) IaaS
4 3 (3.03%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (3.03%) GitHub
5 1 (1.01%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.01%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 30 (30.30%) SAN
2 25 (25.25%) NAS
3 15 (15.15%) iSCSI
4 13 (13.13%) FCoE
4 13 (13.13%) WAN
5 11 (11.11%) Firewall
5 11 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (10.10%) Multicast
6 10 (10.10%) LAN
6 10 (10.10%) HTTP
7 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.07%) DNS
9 6 (6.06%) VLAN
9 6 (6.06%) LDAP
10 4 (4.04%) SSL
11 3 (3.03%) SSH
12 2 (2.02%) Internet
13 1 (1.01%) Network Security
13 1 (1.01%) SMTP
13 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.10%) Hadoop
2 10 (10.10%) MySQL
3 7 (7.07%) HBase
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.04%) Artifactory
2 4 (4.04%) Gerrit
2 4 (4.04%) Subversion
3 3 (3.03%) Maven
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
3 3 (3.03%) CMake
4 1 (1.01%) Hudson
4 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Administrator
2 16 (16.16%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (13.13%) Architect
4 11 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (10.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (8.08%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (8.08%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.06%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Build Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) Middleware
2 10 (10.10%) Servlets
3 9 (9.09%) Rendezvous
4 8 (8.08%) XML
4 8 (8.08%) XSLT
4 8 (8.08%) HTML
5 7 (7.07%) Ultra Messaging
6 5 (5.05%) Web Services
7 4 (4.04%) J2EE
7 4 (4.04%) Sinatra
7 4 (4.04%) Django
8 3 (3.03%) CPAN
9 2 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (1.01%) .NET
10 1 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.07%) Clustering
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.04%) Replication
5 4 (4.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.03%) PKI
7 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.02%) Wiki
7 2 (2.02%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.01%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.01%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 89 (89.90%) Linux
2 38 (38.38%) Windows
3 31 (31.31%) Solaris
4 23 (23.23%) UNIX
4 23 (23.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (10.10%) AIX
6 4 (4.04%) HPUX
6 4 (4.04%) Scientific Linux
6 4 (4.04%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.03%) SUSE
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.01%) CentOS
9 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.01%) Debian
9 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.43%) Configuration Management
2 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.32%) Open Source
4 27 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (26.26%) DevOps
6 14 (14.14%) ITIL
6 14 (14.14%) Benchmarking
7 13 (13.13%) Automated Testing
7 13 (13.13%) Unit Testing
8 9 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.05%) High Availability
10 4 (4.04%) Web Development
10 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.04%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.04%) ITSM
10 4 (4.04%) Project Management
10 4 (4.04%) Service Management
10 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (56.57%) Python
2 42 (42.42%) Bash Shell
3 30 (30.30%) Perl
4 13 (13.13%) Java
5 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.12%) Ruby
6 11 (11.11%) SQL
7 6 (6.06%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.04%) Groovy
9 3 (3.03%) C-shell
9 3 (3.03%) Korn
9 3 (3.03%) Haskell
9 3 (3.03%) Fortran
9 3 (3.03%) C
9 3 (3.03%) C++
10 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) CCNA
1 7 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.01%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.01%) MCP
4 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
1 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (33.33%) QEMU
3 19 (19.19%) Hyper-V
4 18 (18.18%) Xen
5 13 (13.13%) vSphere
6 11 (11.11%) NFS
7 10 (10.10%) SRDF
8 9 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (7.07%) RHEV
10 6 (6.06%) Docker
11 4 (4.04%) Ceph
11 4 (4.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
12 3 (3.03%) Firmware
12 3 (3.03%) Samba
12 3 (3.03%) Gluster
12 3 (3.03%) GPFS
13 2 (2.02%) iptables
13 2 (2.02%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 39 (39.39%) Puppet
2 18 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.08%) Nagios
4 7 (7.07%) BladeLogic
5 6 (6.06%) yum
6 4 (4.04%) Capistrano
6 4 (4.04%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (4.04%) Cobbler
6 4 (4.04%) SCCM
7 3 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.03%) OpenView
7 3 (3.03%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.03%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.03%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.01%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.01%) Ansible
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 71 (71.72%) VMware
2 28 (28.28%) Oracle
2 28 (28.28%) Red Hat
3 22 (22.22%) IBM
4 19 (19.19%) EMC
4 19 (19.19%) Cisco
5 18 (18.18%) HP
6 13 (13.13%) NetApp
7 11 (11.11%) Intel
8 10 (10.10%) BMC
9 9 (9.09%) TIBCO
9 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.09%) DataSynapse
10 8 (8.08%) Sybase
11 5 (5.05%) Sun
11 5 (5.05%) Veritas
12 4 (4.04%) Symantec
12 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
12 4 (4.04%) SaltStack
13 3 (3.03%) WorldPay
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