Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 November 2017 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 371 393
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 -29
Contract jobs citing KVM 20 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.084% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 0.65% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
South East median daily rate £338 £550 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.64% +100.00% -27.15%
10th Percentile £204 £413 £244
90th Percentile £491 £575 £358
England median daily rate £410 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -13.68% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2441 2153 2264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.62% 12.86% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1454 1272 1236
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £144 £180 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 189 257
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.40
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the South East

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in the South East

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KVM in the South East

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for KVM in the South East

KVM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Berkshire +9 12 £225 -59.09% 1
Thames Valley -9 12 £225 -59.09% 1
Hampshire - 5 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for KVM.

1 17 (85.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (45.00%) CentOS
5 7 (35.00%) Open Source
5 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
5 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (35.00%) Oracle
6 6 (30.00%) PHP
6 6 (30.00%) MySQL
6 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (30.00%) Ansible
6 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
7 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
7 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Xen
7 5 (25.00%) SAN
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Perl
8 4 (20.00%) Python
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) DNS

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (20.00%) IaaS
1 4 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.00%) HTTP
4 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (15.00%) SSL
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) PuTTY
5 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (30.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Architect
1 6 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Cabling Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Installation Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
1 3 (15.00%) Sensu
2 2 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) CentOS
3 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) Debian
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (35.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (15.00%) DevOps
2 3 (15.00%) DRM
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PHP
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (25.00%) Xen
4 3 (15.00%) Docker
5 2 (10.00%) vCloud
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (10.00%) XenServer
6 1 (5.00%) iptables
6 1 (5.00%) LXC
6 1 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Ansible
1 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
2 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (20.00%) Puppet
4 3 (15.00%) Grafana
4 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
4 3 (15.00%) logstash
4 3 (15.00%) Nagios
5 2 (10.00%) CloudForms
5 2 (10.00%) vRealize
5 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
6 1 (5.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (35.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) SaltStack
4 3 (15.00%) Splunk
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade