Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 375 338
Rank change year-on-year +36 -37 +33
Contract jobs citing KVM 15 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.054% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.38% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 18
South East median daily rate £483 £120 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +302.33% -76.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £417 £110 £351
90th Percentile £575 £425 £568
England median daily rate £489 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +16.37% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £17.00 -
England median hourly rate - £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -32.00% -16.67%

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 2,330 2,361 1,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.83% 14.23% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,466 1,279 1,090
South East median daily rate £434 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £185 £163
90th Percentile £600 £569 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 173 159
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.33%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.13 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
Surrey +36 12 £491 +309.50%
Thames Valley +21 2 £395 -
Berkshire -13 2 £395 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for KVM.

1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) DevOps
3 11 (73.33%) Docker
3 11 (73.33%) Python
4 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) MySQL
5 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (53.33%) OpenStack
5 8 (53.33%) Bash Shell
6 7 (46.67%) nginx
6 7 (46.67%) lighttpd
6 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (46.67%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (46.67%) LAPP Stack
6 7 (46.67%) Kubernetes
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (46.67%) Perl
6 7 (46.67%) Apache
6 7 (46.67%) Windows
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (46.67%) Ruby
6 7 (46.67%) LAMP
6 7 (46.67%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
7 6 (40.00%) GDPR
7 6 (40.00%) Project Roadmap
7 6 (40.00%) Ansible

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 8 (53.33%) OpenStack
2 7 (46.67%) Apache
2 7 (46.67%) lighttpd
2 7 (46.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) OpenShift
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) Extranet
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) MySQL
1 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
2 7 (46.67%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Design Authority
3 3 (20.00%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) LAMP
1 7 (46.67%) LAPP Stack
1 7 (46.67%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (26.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) SUSE
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) DevOps
2 6 (40.00%) Project Roadmap
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security
3 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) ITSM
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (46.67%) Perl
3 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (46.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCNP
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) BC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Docker
2 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) BIND 9
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (6.67%) Postfix
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Kubernetes
2 6 (40.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Aruba
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Virgin Media
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Mirantis
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp