Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 416 455 581
Rank change year-on-year +39 +126 +19
Contract jobs citing KVM 24 12 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.050% 0.094%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 0.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 25
10th Percentile £432 £253 £343
25th Percentile £463 £347 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £400 £500
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £484 £550
90th Percentile " £600 £606
England median daily rate £550 £388 £482
% change year-on-year +41.94% -19.61% +14.76%

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 3,111 3,556 6,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.16% 14.79% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,301 2,621 4,839
10th Percentile £343 £203 £210
25th Percentile £430 £388 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £670 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 86 111
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.43 £13.00
25th Percentile £17.27 £15.25 £16.08
Median hourly rate £29.25 £18.85 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year +55.17% -7.26% +1.63%
75th Percentile £50.56 £25.00 £36.67
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £47.09
England median hourly rate £18.54 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.33% +3.13% +0.88%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
West London +29 2 £200 +14.29%
South London +45 1 - -
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 13 (54.17%) Jenkins
3 12 (50.00%) GCP
4 10 (41.67%) Terraform
4 10 (41.67%) Kubernetes
4 10 (41.67%) Docker
4 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (41.67%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (41.67%) Azure
5 9 (37.50%) AWS
5 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 9 (37.50%) Ansible
6 8 (33.33%) Puppet
6 8 (33.33%) Prometheus
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco
6 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (33.33%) Xen
7 7 (29.17%) CentOS
7 7 (29.17%) MongoDB
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle
7 7 (29.17%) DevOps
8 6 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (25.00%) iGaming
8 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (25.00%) Multicast
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus

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 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
1 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) GCP
2 10 (41.67%) Azure
3 9 (37.50%) AWS
4 6 (25.00%) IaaS
5 5 (20.83%) GitHub
5 5 (20.83%) PaaS
6 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (25.00%) Multicast
2 6 (25.00%) NAS
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (16.67%) FCoE
3 4 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) BGP
4 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) MPLS
4 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (8.33%) SD-WAN
4 2 (8.33%) SGSN
4 2 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (16.67%) HBase
3 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) Redis
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Gradle
3 2 (8.33%) JUnit
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
General
1 6 (25.00%) iGaming
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 7 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Lead DevOps
3 6 (25.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (8.33%) AWS Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Azure Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Service Design Architect
8 1 (4.17%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (4.17%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes Architect
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE
2 2 (8.33%) JGroups
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) Kafka
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Spine.js
2 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) YAML
3 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Derivative
2 2 (8.33%) Device Driver
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) CentOS
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) VMS
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure as Code
2 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) DevOps
4 6 (25.00%) B2B
4 6 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (20.83%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Thought Leadership
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Technology Roadmap
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Model Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) AWK
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) Java 8
4 2 (8.33%) sed
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCIE
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) RHCE
2 1 (4.17%) RHCSA
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) NIST
1 2 (8.33%) OASIS TOSCA
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Docker
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (33.33%) Xen
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (16.67%) NFS
4 4 (16.67%) SRDF
5 2 (8.33%) Firmware
5 2 (8.33%) LXC
5 2 (8.33%) OCFS2
5 2 (8.33%) Postfix
5 2 (8.33%) qmail
5 2 (8.33%) Samba
5 2 (8.33%) Sendmail
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) VMware NSX
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Kubernetes
1 10 (41.67%) Terraform
2 9 (37.50%) Ansible
3 8 (33.33%) Prometheus
3 8 (33.33%) Puppet
4 6 (25.00%) ZABBIX
5 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (8.33%) Cloudify
6 2 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (8.33%) Grafana
6 2 (8.33%) Juju
6 2 (8.33%) Salt
6 2 (8.33%) SELinux
6 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
7 1 (4.17%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Oracle
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) Google
5 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.67%) EMC
6 4 (16.67%) MuleSoft
6 4 (16.67%) NetApp
6 4 (16.67%) Sybase
7 3 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (8.33%) Arista
8 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
8 2 (8.33%) Intel
8 2 (8.33%) Juniper
8 2 (8.33%) Mirantis
9 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.17%) F5
9 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow