Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 563 382 495
Rank change year-on-year -181 +113 +104
Contract jobs citing KVM 12 19 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.032% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.77% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 13
10th Percentile £397 £314 £180
25th Percentile £498 £426 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +18.75% -11.11%
75th Percentile £584 £533 £431
90th Percentile £635 £573 £494
England median daily rate £519 £475 £406
% change year-on-year +9.21% +16.92% -9.72%

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 5,091 2,452 4,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.71% 13.88% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,808 1,813 3,290
10th Percentile £325 £306 £185
25th Percentile £463 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £653 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 21 107
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.73 £12.76 £15.15
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +22.99% -1.58%
75th Percentile £36.71 £45.75 £22.00
90th Percentile £63.65 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London - 4 £525 - 6
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Google
1 6 (50.00%) GCP
2 5 (41.67%) GitLab
2 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Terraform
2 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure as Code
2 5 (41.67%) CI/CD
3 4 (33.33%) GitHub Actions
3 4 (33.33%) Apigee
3 4 (33.33%) Observability
3 4 (33.33%) GDPR
3 4 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (33.33%) Legal
3 4 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 4 (33.33%) AOP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) API Integration
3 4 (33.33%) GitHub
3 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 3 (25.00%) AWS
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Xen
4 3 (25.00%) OpenStack

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 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) GCP
2 4 (33.33%) Apigee
2 4 (33.33%) GitHub
2 4 (33.33%) GitHub Actions
3 3 (25.00%) AWS
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (8.33%) Azure
4 1 (8.33%) Google Workspace
4 1 (8.33%) Nutanix
4 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) IPv6
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) IPv4
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) SSH
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) GitLab
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) Arsenale Dataplane
3 1 (8.33%) Gradle
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) TestRail
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 4 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) VMS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) CI/CD
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure as Code
2 4 (33.33%) AOP
2 4 (33.33%) API Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 4 (33.33%) Observability
2 4 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Go
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) Rust
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) Xen
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (16.67%) LXC
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (8.33%) iptables
3 1 (8.33%) NFS
3 1 (8.33%) vCloud
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Terraform
2 4 (33.33%) Puppet
3 3 (25.00%) Ansible
3 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (8.33%) Istio
5 1 (8.33%) Proxmox
5 1 (8.33%) vRealize
5 1 (8.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Google
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Arista
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (8.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow