Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 693 797 811
Rank change year-on-year +104 +14 -38
Contract jobs citing KVM 26 87 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.089% 0.074%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% 0.58% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 55 49
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £138 £250 £266
90th Percentile £604 £583 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -2.94% +9.68% -20.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,475 15,065 12,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 15.33% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,863 9,903 8,414
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.80%
10th Percentile £163 £178 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 760 701
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% +3.27% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +101 24 £413 -8.33% 36
London +115 13 £413 -8.33% 9
UK excluding London +83 13 £413 -2.94% 35
South East +50 7 £440 -4.35% 13
South West +21 3 £413 -17.50% 2
East of England +25 1 - - 1
Scotland +21 1 £95 -73.79% 3
Wales - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for KVM.

1 24 (92.31%) Linux
2 21 (80.77%) VMware
3 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (53.85%) Ubuntu
4 14 (53.85%) Puppet
5 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (46.15%) Python
7 10 (38.46%) Bash Shell
7 10 (38.46%) Ansible
8 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
9 8 (30.77%) Windows
9 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
10 7 (26.92%) Perl
10 7 (26.92%) Open Source
11 6 (23.08%) Junos
11 6 (23.08%) OpenStack
11 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
11 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) CentOS
11 6 (23.08%) LDAP
11 6 (23.08%) Juniper
11 6 (23.08%) SAN
11 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 6 (23.08%) Firewall
11 6 (23.08%) Docker
11 6 (23.08%) Mirantis
12 5 (19.23%) Co-Creation
12 5 (19.23%) vCenter Server
12 5 (19.23%) VMware NSX

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (23.08%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) GCP
2 1 (3.85%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
1 6 (23.08%) Junos
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) VXLAN
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) BGP
5 1 (3.85%) L2TP
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Multicast
5 1 (3.85%) OSPF
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (3.85%) TACACS
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) LDAP
2 5 (19.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) libvirt
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) Ubuntu
3 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (30.77%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) CentOS
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
7 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.85%) Solaris
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Open Source
2 6 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (19.23%) Co-Creation
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Log Aggregation
4 4 (15.38%) Product Management
4 4 (15.38%) Server Management
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Presales
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Password Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Python
2 10 (38.46%) Bash Shell
3 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Docker
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 5 (19.23%) iptables
3 5 (19.23%) NFS
3 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (19.23%) VMware NSX
4 4 (15.38%) Xen
5 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 1 (3.85%) Firmware
6 1 (3.85%) QEMU
6 1 (3.85%) Samba
6 1 (3.85%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (53.85%) Puppet
2 10 (38.46%) Ansible
3 5 (19.23%) Cobbler
3 5 (19.23%) Icinga
3 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (19.23%) vCenter Server
4 4 (15.38%) Terraform
4 4 (15.38%) yum
5 3 (11.54%) Grafana
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (7.69%) Graylog
6 2 (7.69%) Nagios
6 2 (7.69%) Salt
6 2 (7.69%) SCCM
6 2 (7.69%) ZABBIX
7 1 (3.85%) Cacti
7 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
7 1 (3.85%) Rsyslog
7 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (3.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Juniper
3 6 (23.08%) Mirantis
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.69%) Aspera
6 2 (7.69%) Signiant
7 1 (3.85%) AlienVault
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Google
7 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam
7 1 (3.85%) Veritas