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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 507 556
Rank change year-on-year -11 +49  
Contract jobs citing KVM 62 120 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.29% 2.00% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 81 27
Median daily rate £450 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +30.62% +14.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 4800 5999 5492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.30% 12.31% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3087 3803 3147
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 423 584
Median hourly rate £16.92 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 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 -31 23 £444 -15.47% 6
South East +52 20 £500 -9.09% 11
North West - 7 £425 - 3
South West - 6 £423 -
Yorkshire +18 4 £375 -28.57% 3
Midlands - 2 £363 - 1
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 76 (88.37%) Linux
2 69 (80.23%) VMware
3 68 (79.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (58.14%) Red Hat
5 45 (52.33%) CentOS
6 42 (48.84%) Firewall
7 40 (46.51%) Puppet
8 37 (43.02%) Python
9 35 (40.70%) DNS
9 35 (40.70%) DevOps
10 34 (39.53%) Windows
10 34 (39.53%) Configuration Management
11 31 (36.05%) Git (software)
12 30 (34.88%) Bash Shell
12 30 (34.88%) Ubuntu
12 30 (34.88%) TCP/IP
13 29 (33.72%) Oracle
13 29 (33.72%) Docker
14 27 (31.40%) Ansible
14 27 (31.40%) OpenStack
15 26 (30.23%) Xen
16 25 (29.07%) Opscode Chef
17 24 (27.91%) Open Source
17 24 (27.91%) Hyper-V
18 23 (26.74%) Security Cleared
18 23 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
18 23 (26.74%) Windows Server
19 22 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
20 21 (24.42%) SQL

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 27 (31.40%) OpenStack
2 13 (15.12%) Apache
3 12 (13.95%) Tomcat
4 7 (8.14%) iPlanet
4 7 (8.14%) JBoss
4 7 (8.14%) Oracle Application Server
4 7 (8.14%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.65%) Confluence
5 4 (4.65%) IIS
6 2 (2.33%) CloudStack
6 2 (2.33%) DataSynapse
6 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.16%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.30%) SaaS
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.49%) IaaS
4 3 (3.49%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.49%) PaaS
5 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.16%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 42 (48.84%) Firewall
2 35 (40.70%) DNS
3 30 (34.88%) TCP/IP
4 21 (24.42%) LDAP
5 17 (19.77%) HTTP
5 17 (19.77%) WAN
6 16 (18.60%) LAN
7 12 (13.95%) HTTPS
7 12 (13.95%) SSL
8 8 (9.30%) NAS
8 8 (9.30%) SAN
9 5 (5.81%) iSCSI
9 5 (5.81%) VLAN
10 4 (4.65%) FCoE
10 4 (4.65%) Internet
11 3 (3.49%) BGP
11 3 (3.49%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.49%) MPLS
11 3 (3.49%) Multicast
11 3 (3.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) MySQL
2 17 (19.77%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (19.77%) MongoDB
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.33%) HBase
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.16%) Flink
6 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (36.05%) Git (software)
2 21 (24.42%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.98%) JIRA
4 5 (5.81%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.65%) git-flow
5 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.49%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.33%) Grunt
7 2 (2.33%) JMeter
7 2 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.33%) Maven
7 2 (2.33%) Selenium
7 2 (2.33%) Subversion
7 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.16%) Hudson
8 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Administrator
1 22 (25.58%) Systems Administrator
2 20 (23.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (22.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 18 (20.93%) Linux Administrator
5 17 (19.77%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (11.63%) VMWare Administrator
8 8 (9.30%) Architect
8 8 (9.30%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 7 (8.14%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 4 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.65%) Consultant
12 4 (4.65%) DevOps Consultant
12 4 (4.65%) Software Engineer
12 4 (4.65%) Unix Engineer
12 4 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (15.12%) Sensu
3 7 (8.14%) J2EE
3 7 (8.14%) Middleware
4 4 (4.65%) Node.js
5 3 (3.49%) LAMP
6 2 (2.33%) HTML
6 2 (2.33%) Java SE
6 2 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.33%) POSIX
6 2 (2.33%) Rendezvous
6 2 (2.33%) RESTful
6 2 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.33%) WAP
6 2 (2.33%) XML
6 2 (2.33%) XSLT
7 1 (1.16%) Kafka
7 1 (1.16%) libvirt
7 1 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 14 (16.28%) Video on Demand
3 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.14%) Clustering
5 6 (6.98%) Spread Betting
6 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.33%) Device Driver
8 2 (2.33%) e-Health
8 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.33%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.16%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
9 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (88.37%) Linux
2 45 (52.33%) CentOS
3 34 (39.53%) Windows
4 30 (34.88%) Ubuntu
5 23 (26.74%) Windows Server
6 22 (25.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (18.60%) Unix
8 12 (13.95%) Solaris
9 9 (10.47%) Debian
9 9 (10.47%) SUSE
10 8 (9.30%) AIX
11 7 (8.14%) HPUX
12 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
13 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
15 1 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
15 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) DevOps
2 34 (39.53%) Configuration Management
3 24 (27.91%) Open Source
4 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (20.93%) Load Balancing
6 14 (16.28%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.95%) DRM
8 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (10.47%) High Availability
8 9 (10.47%) ITIL
9 7 (8.14%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (8.14%) Server Building
10 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.49%) Benchmarking
11 3 (3.49%) Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (3.49%) Project Management
11 3 (3.49%) Server Virtualisation
11 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.49%) Workflow
12 2 (2.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.02%) Python
2 30 (34.88%) Bash Shell
3 21 (24.42%) SQL
4 19 (22.09%) Perl
5 14 (16.28%) PHP
6 11 (12.79%) Ruby
7 7 (8.14%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.98%) C
8 6 (6.98%) Java
8 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.33%) C++
10 2 (2.33%) Go
10 2 (2.33%) Haskell
10 2 (2.33%) R
11 1 (1.16%) Clojure
11 1 (1.16%) C-shell
11 1 (1.16%) Korn
11 1 (1.16%) Scala
11 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (26.74%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.49%) CCNA
6 3 (3.49%) CCNP
6 3 (3.49%) MCITP
6 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.33%) CISA
7 2 (2.33%) CISM
7 2 (2.33%) CISSP
7 2 (2.33%) GSEC
8 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.16%) RHCA
8 1 (1.16%) RHCE
8 1 (1.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 68 (79.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (33.72%) Docker
3 26 (30.23%) Xen
4 24 (27.91%) Hyper-V
5 20 (23.26%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (13.95%) LXC
7 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
8 7 (8.14%) iptables
8 7 (8.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (4.65%) NFS
10 4 (4.65%) XenServer
11 3 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (3.49%) SRDF
11 3 (3.49%) VirtualBox
12 1 (1.16%) Firmware
12 1 (1.16%) Samba
12 1 (1.16%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (1.16%) vCloud
12 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (46.51%) Puppet
2 27 (31.40%) Ansible
3 25 (29.07%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (19.77%) yum
5 15 (17.44%) Kubernetes
6 14 (16.28%) Grafana
6 14 (16.28%) logstash
7 7 (8.14%) Packer
8 4 (4.65%) BladeLogic
9 3 (3.49%) SELinux
10 2 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (2.33%) Mesos
10 2 (2.33%) Nagios
10 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
10 2 (2.33%) vMotion
10 2 (2.33%) vRealize
10 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
11 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (1.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 69 (80.23%) VMware
2 50 (58.14%) Red Hat
3 29 (33.72%) Oracle
4 15 (17.44%) Cisco
5 14 (16.28%) SaltStack
6 13 (15.12%) HP
6 13 (15.12%) Splunk
7 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (10.47%) Sun
8 8 (9.30%) Veritas
9 7 (8.14%) F5
9 7 (8.14%) PlateSpin
10 6 (6.98%) Dell
11 4 (4.65%) NetApp
12 3 (3.49%) Atlassian
12 3 (3.49%) EMC
12 3 (3.49%) IBM
12 3 (3.49%) Intel
13 2 (2.33%) Citrix
13 2 (2.33%) Sybase
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