Period
to 13 August 2020

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 6 months to 13 August 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 766 806
Rank change year-on-year +262 +40 -64
Contract jobs citing KVM 8 51 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.062% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 31 40
Median daily rate £279 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.45% +2.11% +13.10%
10th Percentile £133 £355 £252
90th Percentile £548 £550 £625
UK median daily rate £264 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -45.67% +2.11% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK median hourly rate - - £17.00

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,551 12,969 13,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 15.67% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,894 8,678 8,782
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 535 806
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.70% +0.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.17 £11.12
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £45.65
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in England

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing KVM in England.

Daily rate trend for KVM in England

KVM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing KVM in England over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for KVM in England

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing KVM in England.

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 6 months to 13 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +178 5 £133 -73.35% 2
London +179 2 - - 4
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for KVM.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (62.50%) Python
4 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
4 5 (62.50%) Ansible
5 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (37.50%) Perl
6 3 (37.50%) Juniper
6 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
6 3 (37.50%) RESTful
6 3 (37.50%) Docker
6 3 (37.50%) Icinga
6 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (37.50%) Puppet
6 3 (37.50%) Junos
6 3 (37.50%) Cobbler
6 3 (37.50%) VXLAN
6 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
6 3 (37.50%) VMware NSX
6 3 (37.50%) Mirantis
7 2 (25.00%) Co-Creation
7 2 (25.00%) Signiant
7 2 (25.00%) Aspera
7 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (25.00%) Grafana
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (25.00%) MongoDB

KVM
Co-occurring 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 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) HP Helion
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Junos
1 3 (37.50%) VXLAN
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (12.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Co-Creation
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Server Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Docker
2 3 (37.50%) VMware NSX
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Ansible
2 3 (37.50%) Cobbler
2 3 (37.50%) Icinga
2 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
3 2 (25.00%) Grafana
3 2 (25.00%) Graylog
3 2 (25.00%) Salt
3 2 (25.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Mirantis
4 2 (25.00%) Aspera
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Signiant
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) HP