The table below looks at the statistics for Kanban skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kanban over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kanban
Rank 129 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Kanban 11 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.87% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 16
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£400 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2367 2069 2095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.37% 72.47% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1013 1069
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 124 89
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Kanban
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Kanban across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Kanban Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Kanban
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Kanban across the North West region.

Kanban Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Kanban
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Kanban across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Kanban Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Kanban
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kanban within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 6 £388 +6.89% 13
Cheshire +5 4 £375 +15.38% 6
Lancashire - 1 £550 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Kanban
England

Kanban
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Kanban also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Kanban.

1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 12 (54.55%) Java
4 11 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 6 (27.27%) Supplier Management
6 6 (27.27%) Release Management
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
9 3 (13.64%) APMP
9 3 (13.64%) ISEB
9 3 (13.64%) PMI
9 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.64%) jQuery
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
9 3 (13.64%) MVC
10 2 (9.09%) ITSM
10 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
10 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Ruby
10 2 (9.09%) Web Development
10 2 (9.09%) Service Management
10 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 2 (9.09%) ETL

Kanban
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Kanban also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Kanban. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.55%) MSTest
2 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Grunt
2 1 (4.55%) PhantomJS
2 1 (4.55%) Bower
2 1 (4.55%) CasperJS
2 1 (4.55%) Ant
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) NUnit
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Coach
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) CSS
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
4 1 (4.55%) Underscore.js
4 1 (4.55%) Akka
4 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Haml
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) PMI
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) Supplier Management
5 6 (27.27%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Product Management
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) Data Analytics
8 2 (9.09%) Analytics
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.09%) ITSM
8 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
8 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) PHP5
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) APMP
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Zend
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