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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 270 265
Rank change year-on-year +52 -5  
Contract jobs citing KVM 20 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.079% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 2.10% 0.61% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 3
Median daily rate £500 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +30.62% +14.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 953 1147 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.48% 13.02% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 677 619
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 101 150
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +13.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing KVM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 15 £500 - 2
Berkshire +15 3 £350 -36.36% 3
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 2
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (95.00%) Linux
3 18 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (85.00%) Xen
5 16 (80.00%) TCP/IP
5 16 (80.00%) Ansible
5 16 (80.00%) DevOps
5 16 (80.00%) CentOS
5 16 (80.00%) Puppet
5 16 (80.00%) OpenStack
6 15 (75.00%) MongoDB
6 15 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (75.00%) Red Hat
6 15 (75.00%) Configuration Management
6 15 (75.00%) Oracle
6 15 (75.00%) SQL
6 15 (75.00%) Python
7 14 (70.00%) DNS
7 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
8 13 (65.00%) Docker
8 13 (65.00%) Open Source
8 13 (65.00%) Video on Demand
8 13 (65.00%) Firewall
8 13 (65.00%) MySQL
8 13 (65.00%) Perl
8 13 (65.00%) PHP
9 12 (60.00%) HTTP

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 16 (80.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (15.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (30.00%) SaaS
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 14 (70.00%) DNS
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
4 12 (60.00%) HTTP
5 11 (55.00%) HTTPS
5 11 (55.00%) LAN
5 11 (55.00%) SSL
5 11 (55.00%) WAN
6 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
7 1 (5.00%) MPLS
7 1 (5.00%) OSPF
7 1 (5.00%) VLAN
7 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 15 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 13 (65.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (60.00%) Sensu
2 2 (10.00%) LAMP
2 2 (10.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) CentOS
3 2 (10.00%) Debian
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) DevOps
2 15 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 13 (65.00%) Open Source
4 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (55.00%) DRM
5 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
8 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Python
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) Perl
2 13 (65.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNP
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (85.00%) Xen
3 13 (65.00%) Docker
4 2 (10.00%) iptables
4 2 (10.00%) LXC
4 2 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (90.00%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (80.00%) Ansible
2 16 (80.00%) Puppet
3 12 (60.00%) Grafana
3 12 (60.00%) logstash
4 11 (55.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (10.00%) Nagios
5 2 (10.00%) SELinux
5 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Oracle
2 15 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (60.00%) SaltStack
3 12 (60.00%) Splunk
4 1 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco