Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 512 781 836
Rank change year-on-year +269 +55 -64
Contract jobs citing KVM 18 37 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.044% 0.061%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 37
Median daily rate £481 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £176 £163 £320
90th Percentile £600 £501 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate - £406 £450
% change year-on-year - -9.72% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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 4,576 13,169 15,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.53% 15.60% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,837 8,683 9,969
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £165 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 666 889
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.23 £47.38 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.94% +3.23% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Daily rate trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing KVM.

Hourly rate trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 7 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 20 October 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 +272 14 £481 +16.67% 9
London +187 10 £481 +16.67% 2
UK excluding London +262 4 - - 8
Work from Home -93 3 £600 - 3
South East +182 2 - - 1
South West +113 1 - - 1
East of England +91 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (61.11%) Linux
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (61.11%) Docker
2 9 (50.00%) OpenStack
3 8 (44.44%) Kubernetes
4 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 5 (27.78%) Intel
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Xen
5 4 (22.22%) PaaS
5 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (16.67%) Mirantis
6 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 3 (16.67%) LXC
6 3 (16.67%) GCP
6 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (16.67%) NIST
6 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Firewall

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 9 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) PaaS
2 3 (16.67%) AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (16.67%) GCP
3 2 (11.11%) GitHub
4 1 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (5.56%) OpenShift
4 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
1 5 (27.78%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) GGSN
2 3 (16.67%) LTE
2 3 (16.67%) Multicast
2 3 (16.67%) SGSN
2 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (11.11%) 3G
3 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
3 2 (11.11%) 4G
3 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.11%) FTP
3 2 (11.11%) GPRS
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) VoLTE
3 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.56%) 5G
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
4 1 (5.56%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Billing
3 2 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Sybase DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Sybase Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) JSON
1 2 (11.11%) Spine.js
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) YAML
2 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Derivative
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) CentOS
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Debian
5 1 (5.56%) Fedora
5 1 (5.56%) HPUX
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) SUSE
5 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (22.22%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Change Control
4 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.11%) Microservices
4 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Thought Leadership
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
1 3 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Korn
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) NIST
2 2 (11.11%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Docker
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Xen
3 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) LXC
4 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Kubernetes
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (11.11%) Cloudify
3 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
3 2 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (11.11%) Grafana
3 2 (11.11%) Juju
3 2 (11.11%) Nagios
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (11.11%) Prometheus
3 2 (11.11%) Rundeck
4 1 (5.56%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Intel
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) Mirantis
5 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy