Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 November 2019 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 520 586 607
Rank change year-on-year +66 +21 -75
Contract jobs citing KVM 17 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.048% 0.084% 0.089%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 27
London median daily rate £413 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £213 £316 £362
90th Percentile £501 £617 £553
England median daily rate £413 £450 £410
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.76% -13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate - - £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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,257 7,238 5,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.76% 15.58% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,831 5,307 4,154
London median daily rate £500 £513 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +5.67% +7.78%
10th Percentile £190 £202 £185
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £455 £425
% change year-on-year -1.10% +7.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 145 145
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -9.41% +28.79%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.20 £47.25 £51.20
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for KVM in London

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in London

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KVM in London

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for KVM in London

KVM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the London region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. 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
Central London +45 3 £413 -13.16% 3
South London - 1 £250 - 1
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for KVM.

1 16 (94.12%) Linux
2 15 (88.24%) VMware
3 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (76.47%) Puppet
5 11 (64.71%) Python
6 10 (58.82%) Windows
7 9 (52.94%) Ansible
8 8 (47.06%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
8 8 (47.06%) Firewall
8 8 (47.06%) Bash Shell
8 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
8 8 (47.06%) Ubuntu
9 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
9 7 (41.18%) GitHub
10 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
10 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (29.41%) Cisco
11 5 (29.41%) Citrix
11 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
11 5 (29.41%) Finance
11 5 (29.41%) CentOS
11 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
11 5 (29.41%) Xen
11 5 (29.41%) PaaS
11 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (29.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (23.53%) Terraform
12 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
12 4 (23.53%) Salt

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (17.65%) nginx
1 3 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) GitHub
2 5 (29.41%) PaaS
3 4 (23.53%) AWS
3 4 (23.53%) Azure
3 4 (23.53%) GCP
4 3 (17.65%) Google App Engine
4 3 (17.65%) Heroku
4 3 (17.65%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (11.76%) IaaS
6 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (5.88%) Office 365
6 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
4 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) Multicast
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 3 (17.65%) Aerospike
2 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (17.65%) InfluxDB
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (17.65%) Redis
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (17.65%) Bitbucket
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 3 (17.65%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.88%) Bazaar
5 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (17.65%) Node.js
1 3 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (11.76%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (17.65%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Ubuntu
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (29.41%) CentOS
6 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.88%) Solaris
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Log Aggregation
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) Bash Shell
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Clojure
4 3 (17.65%) Go
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNP
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 5 (29.41%) Xen
4 4 (23.53%) vSphere
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 3 (17.65%) Docker
5 3 (17.65%) oVirt
5 3 (17.65%) VMware NSX
6 2 (11.76%) iptables
6 2 (11.76%) NFS
7 1 (5.88%) Samba
7 1 (5.88%) SRDF
7 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (76.47%) Puppet
2 9 (52.94%) Ansible
3 8 (47.06%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (23.53%) Salt
4 4 (23.53%) Terraform
5 3 (17.65%) Graphite
5 3 (17.65%) Kubernetes
5 3 (17.65%) Pingdom
5 3 (17.65%) ZABBIX
6 1 (5.88%) Cacti
6 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Nagios
6 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM
6 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
6 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (5.88%) WMI
6 1 (5.88%) WSUS
6 1 (5.88%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) Google
5 3 (17.65%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
6 2 (11.76%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 2 (11.76%) Veeam
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Veritas