Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 651 757 788
Rank change year-on-year +106 +31 -41
Contract jobs citing KVM 22 79 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.089% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 54 45
Median daily rate £388 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +7.14% -16.00%
10th Percentile £133 £250 £248
90th Percentile £590 £584 £625
UK median daily rate £384 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -14.72% +7.14% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 8,845 13,733 12,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.57% 15.54% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,745 9,162 7,973
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £167 £185 £175
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 623 640
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +0.44% -0.44%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.10 £15.57
% change year-on-year +11.78% +3.45% -2.72%

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
London +139 12 £400 -11.11% 4
South East +88 9 £260 -42.86% 11
South West +25 1 - - 1
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 20 (90.91%) VMware
3 15 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (59.09%) Puppet
4 13 (59.09%) Ansible
5 12 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (54.55%) Ubuntu
5 12 (54.55%) Python
6 9 (40.91%) Windows
6 9 (40.91%) Bash Shell
6 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
8 7 (31.82%) Juniper
8 7 (31.82%) Perl
8 7 (31.82%) Icinga
8 7 (31.82%) Docker
8 7 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (31.82%) OpenStack
8 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (31.82%) Cobbler
8 7 (31.82%) Junos
8 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
8 7 (31.82%) RESTful
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
8 7 (31.82%) VXLAN
8 7 (31.82%) VMware NSX
8 7 (31.82%) Mirantis
8 7 (31.82%) vCenter Server
9 6 (27.27%) Co-Creation
9 6 (27.27%) PowerShell

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 7 (31.82%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) GCP
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Junos
1 7 (31.82%) VXLAN
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) Multicast
3 1 (4.55%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) TACACS
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket Server
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Deskside Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Support
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) RESTful
2 5 (22.73%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Ubuntu
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 5 (22.73%) CentOS
5 5 (22.73%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (27.27%) Co-Creation
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) Open Source
3 5 (22.73%) Product Management
4 4 (18.18%) Log Aggregation
5 3 (13.64%) Server Management
6 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (9.09%) Presales
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Benchmarking
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps
7 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.55%) Password Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Python
2 9 (40.91%) Bash Shell
3 7 (31.82%) Perl
4 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) Docker
2 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
2 7 (31.82%) VMware NSX
3 6 (27.27%) NFS
4 5 (22.73%) iptables
4 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) Firmware
5 1 (4.55%) SRDF
5 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) Ansible
1 13 (59.09%) Puppet
2 7 (31.82%) Cobbler
2 7 (31.82%) Icinga
2 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (31.82%) vCenter Server
3 5 (22.73%) Grafana
4 4 (18.18%) Graylog
4 4 (18.18%) Salt
4 4 (18.18%) yum
4 4 (18.18%) ZABBIX
5 2 (9.09%) Terraform
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Nagios
6 1 (4.55%) Packer
6 1 (4.55%) Prometheus
6 1 (4.55%) Rsyslog
6 1 (4.55%) SCCM
6 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) Mirantis
4 4 (18.18%) Aspera
4 4 (18.18%) Signiant
4 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) AlienVault
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle