Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 293 355 360
Rank change year-on-year +62 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing KVM 7 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 1.16% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 7
South East median daily rate £440 £460 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +283.33% -74.74%
10th Percentile £137 £215 £110
90th Percentile £588 £545 £330
England median daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South East median hourly rate - - £18.00
England median hourly rate - - £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 1,732 2,592 2,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.05% 16.20% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,033 1,580 1,342
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £143
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 160 154
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.63% +7.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.99 £10.22
90th Percentile £47.20 £48.75 £42.64
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.45
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.75% +2.83%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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
Thames Valley +22 4 £550 +88.03% 5
Berkshire +7 4 £550 +88.03% 5
Surrey +46 2 £137 -71.70% 2
Hampshire +47 1 £380 -15.56% 6
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (71.43%) Ansible
4 4 (57.14%) Docker
4 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (57.14%) Junos
4 4 (57.14%) OpenStack
4 4 (57.14%) Mirantis
4 4 (57.14%) Perl
4 4 (57.14%) Juniper
4 4 (57.14%) Ubuntu
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Co-Creation
5 3 (42.86%) vCenter Server
5 3 (42.86%) VMware NSX
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) VXLAN
5 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (42.86%) Cobbler
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 3 (42.86%) Puppet
5 3 (42.86%) Icinga
6 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (28.57%) Signiant

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 4 (57.14%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Junos
2 3 (42.86%) VXLAN
3 1 (14.29%) BGP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) L2TP
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Ubuntu
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (14.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Co-Creation
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Post-Production
4 1 (14.29%) Presales
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Docker
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) VMware NSX
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) NFS
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Ansible
2 3 (42.86%) Cobbler
2 3 (42.86%) Icinga
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) vCenter Server
3 1 (14.29%) Grafana
3 1 (14.29%) Graylog
3 1 (14.29%) Nagios
3 1 (14.29%) Packer
3 1 (14.29%) Salt
3 1 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) Mirantis
4 2 (28.57%) Aspera
4 2 (28.57%) Signiant
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds