Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 June 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 - 197
Rank change year-on-year - +197 -20
Contract jobs citing KVM 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% - 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £260 - -
England median daily rate £420 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% -16.67% +87.50%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 606 456 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.36% 10.57% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 296 277
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £160 £128 £161
90th Percentile £575 £538 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 35 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £19.20 £25.10
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the West Midlands

KVM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for KVM in the West Midlands

KVM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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
Worcestershire - 2 £260 -
KVM
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for KVM.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 2 (100.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware