Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 543 340 543
Rank change year-on-year -203 +203 +69
Contract jobs citing KVM 19 10 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.056% 0.076% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 20
10th Percentile £384 £464 £246
25th Percentile £450 £467 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £481 £485
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.77% +2.11%
75th Percentile £635 £492 £518
90th Percentile £675 £493 £537
England median daily rate £538 £481 £450
% change year-on-year +11.69% +6.94% -2.70%

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 4,644 1,871 5,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.67% 14.18% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,476 1,338 4,356
10th Percentile £340 £300 £200
25th Percentile £456 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 99
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.68 £12.76
25th Percentile £22.00 £14.53 £16.08
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +13.10% +9.80%
75th Percentile £46.00 £44.25 £36.01
90th Percentile £63.50 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for KVM in London

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for KVM in London

KVM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing KVM in London over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for KVM in London

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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 27 September 2021. 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 - 1 £525 - 3
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
3 12 (63.16%) Puppet
3 12 (63.16%) Ansible
4 11 (57.89%) Xen
5 10 (52.63%) JIRA
5 10 (52.63%) Confluence
5 10 (52.63%) Java
5 10 (52.63%) GCP
5 10 (52.63%) Terraform
6 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco
6 9 (47.37%) AWS
6 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (47.37%) Google
7 8 (42.11%) Oracle
7 8 (42.11%) Windows
7 8 (42.11%) Middleware
7 8 (42.11%) GitHub
8 7 (36.84%) FCoE
8 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (36.84%) Docker
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (36.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (36.84%) Multicast
8 7 (36.84%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
8 7 (36.84%) SAN
8 7 (36.84%) NetApp

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 10 (52.63%) Confluence
2 7 (36.84%) Tomcat
2 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
2 7 (36.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (26.32%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) GCP
2 9 (47.37%) AWS
3 8 (42.11%) GitHub
4 5 (26.32%) Azure
5 1 (5.26%) Apigee
5 1 (5.26%) GitHub Actions
5 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
1 7 (36.84%) FCoE
1 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (36.84%) iSCSI
1 7 (36.84%) LAN
1 7 (36.84%) Multicast
1 7 (36.84%) NAS
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
1 7 (36.84%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) Bluetooth
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
2 3 (15.79%) IPv4
2 3 (15.79%) IPv6
2 3 (15.79%) MQTT
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) VXLAN
2 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (15.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (10.53%) HBase
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) JIRA
2 9 (47.37%) Jenkins
3 7 (36.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (15.79%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 3 (15.79%) TestRail
5 1 (5.26%) Ant
5 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) GitLab
5 1 (5.26%) Gradle
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) iGaming
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Social Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Linux Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
6 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
6 1 (5.26%) AWS Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Middleware
2 4 (21.05%) YAML
3 3 (15.79%) RESTful
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) XSLT
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) LDAP
5 1 (5.26%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (10.53%) CentOS
5 2 (10.53%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (31.58%) Benchmarking
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (21.05%) ITSM
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Cryptography
5 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Edge Computing
5 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (15.79%) Runbook
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C
3 3 (15.79%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) Go
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) Rust
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNA
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR
1 1 (5.26%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
2 11 (57.89%) Xen
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (36.84%) Docker
4 7 (36.84%) NFS
4 7 (36.84%) SRDF
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (15.79%) iptables
6 3 (15.79%) vCloud
6 3 (15.79%) vSphere
7 2 (10.53%) LXC
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Ansible
1 12 (63.16%) Puppet
2 10 (52.63%) Terraform
3 5 (26.32%) Kubernetes
3 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (15.79%) vRealize
4 3 (15.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (10.53%) Prometheus
6 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
6 1 (5.26%) Capistrano
6 1 (5.26%) Cloudify
6 1 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (5.26%) Grafana
6 1 (5.26%) Istio
6 1 (5.26%) Juju
6 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Google
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) EMC
4 7 (36.84%) NetApp
5 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
6 3 (15.79%) Atlassian
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) SaltStack
7 2 (10.53%) Sybase
8 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
8 1 (5.26%) F5
8 1 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) Juniper
8 1 (5.26%) Mirantis
8 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
8 1 (5.26%) Nokia
8 1 (5.26%) Red Hat