Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 252 242
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10 -14
Contract jobs citing KVM 9 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.072% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
City of London median daily rate £413 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £379 £415 £413
90th Percentile £516 £603 £438
Central London median daily rate £413 £500 £388
% change year-on-year -17.50% +29.03% -12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,092 1,159 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.44% 16.58% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 933 606
City of London median daily rate £518 £500 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +3.36% +7.50%
10th Percentile £230 £194 £198
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 24
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +0.65% -1.92%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.31 £13.01
90th Percentile £46.42 £25.50 £28.98
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.63 £18.85
% change year-on-year +7.01% +4.14% -0.82%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the City of London

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing KVM in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in the City of London

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KVM in the City of London

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for KVM in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for KVM.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Python
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Xen
4 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) Puppet
5 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Veritas
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Jetty
1 1 (11.11%) Mongrel
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) GCP
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
1 1 (11.11%) Google App Engine
1 1 (11.11%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MariaDB
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
2 1 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) DBA
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (11.11%) JRuby
2 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) HACMP
1 2 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) CentOS
5 1 (11.11%) Debian
5 1 (11.11%) Fedora
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Data Security
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Go
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Xen
3 2 (22.22%) Docker
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (22.22%) RHEV
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) VirtualBox
4 1 (11.11%) VMware NSX
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Data Guard
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Salt
2 2 (22.22%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas
5 1 (11.11%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (11.11%) Perforce
5 1 (11.11%) Rackspace