The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK / England
Rank 542 544 557
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13  
Contract jobs citing KVM 24 71 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 1.34% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 39
Median daily rate £470 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £275
% change year-on-year -2.77% +63.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +87.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4643 5318 5149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.20% 10.84% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 3276 2847
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 428 606
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing KVM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in England

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in England

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KVM in England

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for KVM in England

KVM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
London +3 18 £470 +10.58% 8
Yorkshire +14 2 £525 +27.19% 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - - 2
KVM
UK

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for KVM.

1 54 (69.23%) Linux
2 49 (62.82%) VMware
3 46 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (39.74%) DevOps
5 30 (38.46%) Windows
6 28 (35.90%) Red Hat
7 26 (33.33%) Python
8 24 (30.77%) Bash Shell
8 24 (30.77%) Puppet
9 21 (26.92%) Hyper-V
10 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (24.36%) Cisco
11 18 (23.08%) NFS
11 18 (23.08%) Oracle
11 18 (23.08%) SAN
12 17 (21.79%) LDAP
12 17 (21.79%) Solaris
13 16 (20.51%) Apache
13 16 (20.51%) DNS
13 16 (20.51%) Firewall
13 16 (20.51%) Xen
13 16 (20.51%) NAS
13 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (19.23%) Open Source
14 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
14 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
15 14 (17.95%) Finance
15 14 (17.95%) Unix
15 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
15 14 (17.95%) Java

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 16 (20.51%) Apache
2 13 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 12 (15.38%) IIS
3 12 (15.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
5 9 (11.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (11.54%) WebSphere
6 8 (10.26%) DataSynapse
6 8 (10.26%) PowerExchange
7 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.56%) CloudStack
8 2 (2.56%) SAS
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.28%) Confluence
9 1 (1.28%) iPlanet
9 1 (1.28%) JBoss
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) IaaS
1 12 (15.38%) PaaS
2 11 (14.10%) SaaS
3 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.08%) SAN
2 17 (21.79%) LDAP
3 16 (20.51%) DNS
3 16 (20.51%) Firewall
3 16 (20.51%) NAS
4 14 (17.95%) iSCSI
5 13 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (16.67%) LAN
5 13 (16.67%) WAN
6 12 (15.38%) HTTP
7 10 (12.82%) FCoE
7 10 (12.82%) Multicast
8 9 (11.54%) Internet
9 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
10 5 (6.41%) VPN
11 4 (5.13%) BGP
11 4 (5.13%) VLAN
12 3 (3.85%) IP Telephony
12 3 (3.85%) Kerberos
12 3 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.26%) HBase
2 8 (10.26%) PowerCenter
3 6 (7.69%) MySQL
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.28%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) Flink
6 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.28%) git-flow
5 1 (1.28%) Grunt
5 1 (1.28%) Hudson
5 1 (1.28%) JMeter
5 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.28%) Maven
5 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Architect
2 13 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (14.10%) Administrator
3 11 (14.10%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Linux Administrator
4 10 (12.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Consultant
6 8 (10.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Unix Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
8 6 (7.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
9 5 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.13%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (5.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) Middleware
2 8 (10.26%) HTML
2 8 (10.26%) Rendezvous
2 8 (10.26%) XML
2 8 (10.26%) XSLT
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.85%) LAMP
4 3 (3.85%) libvirt
4 3 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.56%) POSIX
5 2 (2.56%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.28%) J2EE
6 1 (1.28%) Kafka
6 1 (1.28%) Node.js
6 1 (1.28%) RESTful
6 1 (1.28%) WAP
6 1 (1.28%) Web Services
6 1 (1.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Online Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Spread Betting
4 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) e-Health
5 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.28%) EFT
6 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 54 (69.23%) Linux
2 30 (38.46%) Windows
3 17 (21.79%) Solaris
4 14 (17.95%) Unix
5 11 (14.10%) CentOS
5 11 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.82%) Ubuntu
7 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.85%) SUSE
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.28%) AIX
10 1 (1.28%) Debian
10 1 (1.28%) HPUX
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) DevOps
2 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 15 (19.23%) Open Source
4 13 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (12.82%) Benchmarking
5 10 (12.82%) ITIL
6 8 (10.26%) ETL
6 8 (10.26%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.97%) Change Management
7 7 (8.97%) Load Balancing
7 7 (8.97%) Server Building
8 6 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
8 6 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.41%) SDLC
10 4 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.13%) Low Latency
10 4 (5.13%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) Python
2 24 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 14 (17.95%) Java
4 13 (16.67%) SQL
5 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.82%) Perl
7 6 (7.69%) C
8 5 (6.41%) Ruby
9 4 (5.13%) Bourne shell
9 4 (5.13%) C++
9 4 (5.13%) C-shell
9 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.13%) SystemTap
10 3 (3.85%) Scala
11 2 (2.56%) Go
11 2 (2.56%) Haskell
11 2 (2.56%) R
11 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.28%) Clojure
12 1 (1.28%) Cython
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.95%) Degree
3 13 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (10.26%) CCNA
5 8 (10.26%) CCNP
6 3 (3.85%) RHCA
6 3 (3.85%) RHCE
6 3 (3.85%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.56%) CISA
7 2 (2.56%) CISM
7 2 (2.56%) CISSP
7 2 (2.56%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (26.92%) Hyper-V
3 18 (23.08%) NFS
4 16 (20.51%) Xen
5 13 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 12 (15.38%) Docker
7 10 (12.82%) SRDF
8 8 (10.26%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
11 4 (5.13%) iptables
11 4 (5.13%) LXC
11 4 (5.13%) XenServer
12 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (3.85%) vSphere
13 2 (2.56%) Firmware
13 2 (2.56%) Squid
14 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (1.28%) Samba
14 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (30.77%) Puppet
2 9 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (10.26%) Kubernetes
3 8 (10.26%) yum
4 5 (6.41%) Ansible
4 5 (6.41%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (5.13%) HAProxy
5 4 (5.13%) vMotion
5 4 (5.13%) vRealize
6 3 (3.85%) Mesos
7 2 (2.56%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.56%) OpenAM
7 2 (2.56%) SCCM
8 1 (1.28%) Cacti
8 1 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Nagios
8 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (62.82%) VMware
2 28 (35.90%) Red Hat
3 19 (24.36%) Cisco
4 18 (23.08%) Oracle
5 10 (12.82%) EMC
5 10 (12.82%) Intel
5 10 (12.82%) NetApp
6 9 (11.54%) HP
6 9 (11.54%) IBM
7 8 (10.26%) Informatica
7 8 (10.26%) Sybase
7 8 (10.26%) TIBCO
8 7 (8.97%) SaltStack
8 7 (8.97%) Sun
9 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 5 (6.41%) Veritas
11 4 (5.13%) AppDynamics
12 3 (3.85%) Avaya
12 3 (3.85%) Equitrac
12 3 (3.85%) MuleSoft
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