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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 257 267
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Contract jobs citing KVM 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.096% 0.010%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.69% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £275
% change year-on-year -16.66% +63.63%  
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 943 1296 1254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.99% 13.87% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 803 637
Median daily rate £375 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 104 129
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 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 29 March 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
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) CentOS
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (33.33%) vRealize
2 1 (33.33%) PowerCLI
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SELinux
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) LXC
2 1 (33.33%) vMotion
2 1 (33.33%) iptables
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS

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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (33.33%) IaaS
2 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cabling Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Installation Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Installations Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) CentOS
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) iptables
2 1 (33.33%) LXC
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) PowerCLI
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) SELinux
2 1 (33.33%) vMotion
2 1 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat