Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 November 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 187 218
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31 +26
Contract jobs citing KVM 3 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.050% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.35% 2.24% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 8
North West median daily rate £600 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.18% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £575 £375 £401
90th Percentile £625 £450 £438
England median daily rate £450 £413 £475
% change year-on-year +9.09% -13.16% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £18.00 £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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 852 626 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.21% 10.87% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 389 397
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £154 £127 £150
90th Percentile £600 £551 £515
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 54 76
North West median hourly rate £16.63 £15.60 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +8.75% -1.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.23 £38.45 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.33% +7.90% -3.13%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the North West

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in the North West

KVM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Manchester -22 3 £600 +41.18% 1
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for KVM.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Netcool
2 2 (66.67%) Nagios
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) TACACS
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Debian
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (66.67%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) ZABBIX

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) IPFIX
1 2 (66.67%) Junos
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) MRTG
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) TACACS
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) AMQP
2 1 (33.33%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQLite
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Life Science
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Debian
2 2 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (66.67%) Task Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Biology
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bourne shell
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) QEMU
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) Cacti
1 2 (66.67%) collectd
1 2 (66.67%) Grafana
1 2 (66.67%) Graphite
1 2 (66.67%) Icinga
1 2 (66.67%) Kibana
1 2 (66.67%) logstash
1 2 (66.67%) Nagios
1 2 (66.67%) Netcool
1 2 (66.67%) Observium
1 2 (66.67%) OpenNMS
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (66.67%) Prometheus
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) Salt
1 2 (66.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 2 (66.67%) Huawei
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
1 2 (66.67%) VMware