Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Kanban skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Kanban over the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Kanban
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 111 161
Rank change year-on-year +45 +50 -6
Contract jobs citing Kanban 157 110 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.94% 1.81% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.14% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 99 53
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £311 £360 £325
90th Percentile £568 £538 £638
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £37.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% +41.59%

Kanban is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,396 5,130 6,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.25% 84.47% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 3,326 4,220
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £49.10 £49.93 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Kanban
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Kanban as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Kanban in the North West

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kanban in the North West

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kanban in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kanban 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kanban within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Manchester +39 95 £375 -16.67% 36
Cheshire -5 27 £375 -9.09% 9
Lancashire +28 21 £400 -11.11% 3
Merseyside +14 14 £425 -29.17%
Kanban
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Kanban 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 North West region with a requirement for Kanban.

1 148 (94.27%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (84.08%) Scrum
3 86 (54.78%) TDD
4 75 (47.77%) JavaScript
5 60 (38.22%) BDD
6 55 (35.03%) Git (software)
7 52 (33.12%) Test Automation
8 46 (29.30%) Java
9 43 (27.39%) Jenkins
10 42 (26.75%) CSS
11 40 (25.48%) HTML
12 38 (24.20%) Software Engineering
13 37 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (21.66%) DevOps
15 32 (20.38%) MongoDB
16 31 (19.75%) Node.js
17 28 (17.83%) User Stories
18 27 (17.20%) NoSQL
18 27 (17.20%) Linux
19 26 (16.56%) SQL
19 26 (16.56%) REST
19 26 (16.56%) Unit Testing
20 25 (15.92%) JIRA
20 25 (15.92%) Mentoring
21 24 (15.29%) Web Services
22 23 (14.65%) Finance
22 23 (14.65%) Microservices
22 23 (14.65%) React
23 22 (14.01%) JSON
24 21 (13.38%) MySQL

Kanban
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (9.55%) Confluence
2 6 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.18%) CMS
4 3 (1.91%) Apache
4 3 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.27%) JBoss
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.64%) nginx
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (10.83%) GitHub
2 11 (7.01%) PaaS
3 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.37%) Slack
4 9 (5.73%) IaaS
5 4 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.91%) npm
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.27%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.27%) SaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Serverless
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Datadog
8 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) HTTP
2 5 (3.18%) SMS
3 4 (2.55%) SSL
3 4 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.38%) MongoDB
2 27 (17.20%) NoSQL
3 21 (13.38%) MySQL
4 20 (12.74%) SQL Server
5 13 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (8.28%) Relational Database
6 11 (7.01%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (5.10%) CouchDB
9 5 (3.18%) Big Data
9 5 (3.18%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.18%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.91%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.27%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 55 (35.03%) Git (software)
2 43 (27.39%) Jenkins
3 25 (15.92%) JIRA
4 19 (12.10%) Selenium
5 18 (11.46%) Cucumber
6 15 (9.55%) JUnit
7 13 (8.28%) Jasmine
8 8 (5.10%) TeamCity
8 8 (5.10%) Xcode
9 7 (4.46%) gulp
9 7 (4.46%) Mocha
9 7 (4.46%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (3.82%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.18%) JMeter
11 5 (3.18%) Mercurial
11 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.55%) Babel
12 4 (2.55%) Subversion
12 4 (2.55%) webpack
General
1 23 (14.65%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Banking
2 13 (8.28%) Games
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
4 3 (1.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (41.40%) Developer
2 22 (14.01%) Scrum Master
3 20 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 16 (10.19%) Analyst
4 16 (10.19%) Software Engineer
5 14 (8.92%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (7.01%) .NET Developer
6 11 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.01%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.73%) Agile Scrum Master
7 9 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Azure DevOps
8 8 (5.10%) iOS Developer
8 8 (5.10%) Java Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Node.js Developer
9 7 (4.46%) React Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Agile Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.82%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.75%) CSS
2 40 (25.48%) HTML
3 31 (19.75%) Node.js
4 26 (16.56%) REST
5 24 (15.29%) Web Services
6 23 (14.65%) React
7 22 (14.01%) JSON
8 18 (11.46%) .NET
9 15 (9.55%) AngularJS
10 13 (8.28%) RESTful
11 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET
11 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (7.01%) Velocity
13 10 (6.37%) HTML5
14 9 (5.73%) Sass
14 9 (5.73%) Spring Boot
15 8 (5.10%) Ajax
15 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (5.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.46%) User Experience
2 8 (5.10%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.91%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Fintech
7 1 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.64%) Clustering
7 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.20%) Linux
2 18 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.55%) Windows
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (94.27%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (84.08%) Scrum
3 86 (54.78%) TDD
4 60 (38.22%) BDD
5 52 (33.12%) Test Automation
6 38 (24.20%) Software Engineering
7 37 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (21.66%) DevOps
9 28 (17.83%) User Stories
10 26 (16.56%) Unit Testing
11 25 (15.92%) Mentoring
12 23 (14.65%) Microservices
13 18 (11.46%) MVC
14 17 (10.83%) Coaching
14 17 (10.83%) Pair Programming
14 17 (10.83%) SDLC
15 16 (10.19%) Open Source
15 16 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (8.92%) Business Analysis
16 14 (8.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (47.77%) JavaScript
2 46 (29.30%) Java
3 26 (16.56%) SQL
4 16 (10.19%) C#
5 12 (7.64%) Scala
6 11 (7.01%) Ruby
7 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
8 8 (5.10%) Apple Swift
9 7 (4.46%) Python
10 5 (3.18%) Groovy
10 5 (3.18%) VB
11 4 (2.55%) ES6
11 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.55%) VBA
12 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.27%) R
14 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.64%) Clojure
14 1 (0.64%) Perl
14 1 (0.64%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 13 (8.28%) PMP
2 12 (7.64%) PMI Certification
3 10 (6.37%) Degree
4 2 (1.27%) ACCA
4 2 (1.27%) CIMA
4 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (9.55%) Docker
2 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.01%) Puppet
2 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (1.91%) Ansible
5 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.64%) Rancher
6 1 (0.64%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.83%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle
4 8 (5.10%) Apple
5 7 (4.46%) Cognos
5 7 (4.46%) Tableau
6 3 (1.91%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.91%) Cadence
6 3 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 2 (1.27%) WSO2
8 1 (0.64%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.64%) VMware