Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 692 782
Rank change year-on-year -56 +90 -1
Contract jobs citing KVM 109 181 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 1.50% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 144 63
England median daily rate £410 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.68% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £307 £281 £283
90th Percentile £538 £616 £600
UK median daily rate £410 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -13.68% +11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -

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 12131 12051 10696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 12.32% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7944 7625 6190
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 810 1165
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.78 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for KVM in England

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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
London -72 42 £425 -15.00% 9
North of England +26 31 £410 +5.81%
South East +11 20 £338 -38.64% 1
North West +28 14 £425 -
North East +27 13 £356 +15.38%
South West - 9 £435 - 1
Midlands +33 8 £325 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £320 - 1
Yorkshire +16 4 £510 -2.86%
West Midlands +34 1 £850 - 1
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 104 (95.41%) Linux
2 79 (72.48%) VMware
3 71 (65.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (57.80%) Red Hat
5 46 (42.20%) Puppet
6 44 (40.37%) Bash Shell
7 43 (39.45%) Firewall
7 43 (39.45%) Ansible
8 42 (38.53%) Python
9 41 (37.61%) Security Cleared
10 39 (35.78%) CentOS
11 38 (34.86%) Windows
12 37 (33.94%) Unix
13 36 (33.03%) Ubuntu
14 35 (32.11%) SC Cleared
14 35 (32.11%) Oracle
15 32 (29.36%) Apache
16 30 (27.52%) Tomcat
16 30 (27.52%) LDAP
16 30 (27.52%) TCP/IP
16 30 (27.52%) High Availability
17 29 (26.61%) Git (software)
17 29 (26.61%) AIX
17 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
18 27 (24.77%) DNS
18 27 (24.77%) Hyper-V
18 27 (24.77%) OpenStack
19 26 (23.85%) Veritas
20 25 (22.94%) Solaris
20 25 (22.94%) WebLogic

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 32 (29.36%) Apache
2 30 (27.52%) Tomcat
3 27 (24.77%) OpenStack
4 25 (22.94%) WebLogic
5 23 (21.10%) iPlanet
5 23 (21.10%) JBoss
6 21 (19.27%) Oracle Application Server
7 12 (11.01%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (11.01%) MQSeries
7 12 (11.01%) SharePoint
8 11 (10.09%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.83%) Confluence
10 2 (1.83%) nginx
11 1 (0.92%) IIS
11 1 (0.92%) Jetty
11 1 (0.92%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.92%) SAS
11 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (22.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.67%) IaaS
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.67%) PaaS
4 2 (1.83%) GitHub
4 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.92%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.92%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) Route 53
5 1 (0.92%) Stackdriver
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (39.45%) Firewall
2 30 (27.52%) LDAP
2 30 (27.52%) TCP/IP
3 27 (24.77%) DNS
4 23 (21.10%) SAN
5 16 (14.68%) NAS
6 10 (9.17%) 3G
6 10 (9.17%) 4G
6 10 (9.17%) GSM
6 10 (9.17%) OpenFlow
6 10 (9.17%) WAN
7 8 (7.34%) FCoE
7 8 (7.34%) iSCSI
8 6 (5.50%) HTTP
9 4 (3.67%) HTTPS
9 4 (3.67%) LAN
9 4 (3.67%) SSL
10 3 (2.75%) OpenVPN
10 3 (2.75%) SMS
10 3 (2.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) MongoDB
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
2 5 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (26.61%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.67%) Subversion
4 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.83%) Ant
5 2 (1.83%) git-flow
5 2 (1.83%) Gradle
5 2 (1.83%) JIRA
5 2 (1.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.83%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.92%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.92%) GitLab
6 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.92%) RSpec
6 1 (0.92%) Selenium
6 1 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Administrator
1 22 (20.18%) Systems Administrator
2 19 (17.43%) Linux Administrator
2 19 (17.43%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (17.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 16 (14.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (13.76%) Unix Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) VMWare Administrator
6 9 (8.26%) Solaris Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) AIX Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Architect
9 6 (5.50%) C++ Developer
9 6 (5.50%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (5.50%) Consultant
10 4 (3.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) J2EE
2 11 (10.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.67%) LAMP
4 4 (3.67%) Sensu
5 2 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.83%) Middleware
5 2 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.83%) Web Services
6 1 (0.92%) JRuby
6 1 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.92%) Memcached
6 1 (0.92%) Node.js
6 1 (0.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.92%) Servlets
6 1 (0.92%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Clustering
2 21 (19.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.42%) Spread Betting
4 6 (5.50%) Grid Computing
5 4 (3.67%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.83%) CMDB
7 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (95.41%) Linux
2 39 (35.78%) CentOS
3 38 (34.86%) Windows
4 37 (33.94%) Unix
5 36 (33.03%) Ubuntu
6 29 (26.61%) AIX
7 25 (22.94%) Solaris
8 24 (22.02%) HPUX
8 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (19.27%) Debian
9 21 (19.27%) SUSE
10 14 (12.84%) Windows Server
11 3 (2.75%) CoreOS
11 3 (2.75%) FreeBSD
11 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.83%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.92%) Fedora
13 1 (0.92%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) High Availability
2 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
3 25 (22.94%) Load Balancing
4 23 (21.10%) DevOps
5 16 (14.68%) ITIL
6 15 (13.76%) Open Source
7 13 (11.93%) Procure-to-Pay
7 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.09%) Multithreading
9 9 (8.26%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.34%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (7.34%) Unit Testing
11 7 (6.42%) Server Building
12 6 (5.50%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (4.59%) Requirements Management
13 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (4.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) Bash Shell
2 42 (38.53%) Python
3 25 (22.94%) Perl
4 15 (13.76%) C
5 12 (11.01%) C++
5 12 (11.01%) Korn
6 10 (9.17%) C-shell
6 10 (9.17%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.34%) Ruby
8 7 (6.42%) PHP
9 6 (5.50%) SQL
10 5 (4.59%) Java
11 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.92%) Go
12 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (37.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (32.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.75%) Degree
3 3 (2.75%) RHCE
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) CCNP
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.92%) VCP6
5 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 71 (65.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (24.77%) Hyper-V
3 23 (21.10%) Docker
3 23 (21.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 21 (19.27%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (13.76%) LXC
5 15 (13.76%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (11.01%) Samba
7 9 (8.26%) Xen
8 5 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.67%) iptables
9 4 (3.67%) VMware NSX
10 3 (2.75%) pfSense
11 2 (1.83%) RHEV
11 2 (1.83%) vCloud
11 2 (1.83%) vSphere
11 2 (1.83%) XenServer
12 1 (0.92%) Snort
12 1 (0.92%) Squid
12 1 (0.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (42.20%) Puppet
2 43 (39.45%) Ansible
3 22 (20.18%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (11.01%) OpenView
4 12 (11.01%) Packer
4 12 (11.01%) yum
5 7 (6.42%) logstash
6 6 (5.50%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.50%) Nagios
6 6 (5.50%) vCenter Server
7 5 (4.59%) vRealize
8 4 (3.67%) Grafana
8 4 (3.67%) Juju
9 3 (2.75%) Icinga
9 3 (2.75%) Kibana
9 3 (2.75%) Rancher
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (2.75%) vMotion
10 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (72.48%) VMware
2 63 (57.80%) Red Hat
3 35 (32.11%) Oracle
4 26 (23.85%) Veritas
5 24 (22.02%) PlateSpin
5 24 (22.02%) Sun
6 23 (21.10%) Cisco
7 19 (17.43%) F5
8 17 (15.60%) HP
9 12 (11.01%) Cognos
9 12 (11.01%) Opsware
10 6 (5.50%) Borland
10 6 (5.50%) SaltStack
11 5 (4.59%) EMC
11 5 (4.59%) NetApp
11 5 (4.59%) Splunk
12 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.83%) BMC
13 2 (1.83%) Citrix
13 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow