Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 January 2019 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
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 106 130
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 +98
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,385 2,352 1,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.34% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.72% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,515 1,783 1,474
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £340
90th Percentile £638 £632 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +17.33% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,640 86,344 82,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 85.86% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,238 57,722 54,551
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.95%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,207 2,061 2,401
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% -1.18% -0.32%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

Kanban
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kanban over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kanban over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kanban within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. 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 -9 2,157 £500 +2.04% 548
UK excluding London +2 1,274 £475 +5.56% 379
London +1 1,096 £525 +4.01% 205
South East +6 360 £488 -2.50% 91
Midlands +15 279 £513 +10.69% 53
West Midlands +13 241 £525 +11.70% 40
North of England -64 200 £425 +3.34% 116
Scotland +19 161 £450 +9.09% 19
South West +7 128 £475 +13.10% 43
East of England +1 95 £525 - 40
North West -63 88 £425 +8.97% 66
Yorkshire -64 62 £425 - 37
North East -1 51 £450 +5.88% 13
Wales +28 50 £450 +2.86% 13
East Midlands -13 33 £422 -0.71% 13
Northern Ireland +19 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Kanban 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 Kanban.

1 2,262 (94.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,014 (84.44%) Scrum
3 889 (37.27%) TDD
4 792 (33.21%) Java
5 735 (30.82%) Continuous Integration
6 692 (29.01%) BDD
7 662 (27.76%) DevOps
8 658 (27.59%) JIRA
9 618 (25.91%) Git (software)
10 581 (24.36%) Jenkins
11 573 (24.03%) Test Automation
12 544 (22.81%) JavaScript
13 524 (21.97%) Amazon AWS
14 393 (16.48%) Confluence
15 385 (16.14%) User Stories
16 383 (16.06%) Docker
17 382 (16.02%) Microservices
18 373 (15.64%) Finance
19 371 (15.56%) Spring
20 367 (15.39%) Linux
20 367 (15.39%) REST
21 361 (15.14%) Web Services
22 359 (15.05%) RESTful
23 352 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
24 345 (14.47%) SQL
25 313 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
26 308 (12.91%) HTML
27 293 (12.29%) Coaching
28 291 (12.20%) CSS
28 291 (12.20%) Python

Kanban
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
1 393 (16.48%) Confluence
2 68 (2.85%) Apache
3 60 (2.52%) Documentum
4 59 (2.47%) CMS
5 57 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
6 46 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 37 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 35 (1.47%) Apache Spark
9 34 (1.43%) SharePoint
10 32 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
11 27 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.80%) Apache Solr
13 18 (0.75%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 15 (0.63%) IIS
16 14 (0.59%) JBoss
17 13 (0.55%) WebLogic
18 11 (0.46%) nginx
19 9 (0.38%) Jetty
19 9 (0.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 31 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.59%) InVision
5 13 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.084%) HipChat
9 2 (0.084%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.21%) Unica
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.084%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.084%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.042%) Magento
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.042%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.042%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 524 (21.97%) Amazon AWS
2 352 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (4.49%) GitHub
4 98 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
5 76 (3.19%) PaaS
6 74 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (2.56%) IaaS
8 59 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 54 (2.26%) Serverless
10 49 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
11 39 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 36 (1.51%) SaaS
13 33 (1.38%) OpenShift
14 25 (1.05%) npm
15 24 (1.01%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.88%) Slack
17 20 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
18 17 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
19 15 (0.63%) Datadog
20 14 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.70%) HTTP
2 75 (3.14%) Firewall
3 51 (2.14%) SSL
4 41 (1.72%) Internet
5 37 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.67%) DNS
7 15 (0.63%) VLAN
8 9 (0.38%) SAN
9 8 (0.34%) AMQP
9 8 (0.34%) DMZ
9 8 (0.34%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.29%) BGP
10 7 (0.29%) OSPF
10 7 (0.29%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.25%) DSL
11 6 (0.25%) SSH
12 5 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.21%) LAN
13 4 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 179 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 170 (7.13%) NoSQL
4 136 (5.70%) MySQL
5 126 (5.28%) MongoDB
6 107 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
7 66 (2.77%) Big Data
8 62 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 53 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (1.97%) RDBMS
11 46 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 44 (1.84%) Hadoop
13 32 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 29 (1.22%) Redis
15 27 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
15 27 (1.13%) Apache Hive
16 22 (0.92%) Power BI
17 18 (0.75%) HBase
18 16 (0.67%) Neo4j
19 15 (0.63%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 658 (27.59%) JIRA
2 618 (25.91%) Git (software)
3 581 (24.36%) Jenkins
4 271 (11.36%) Maven
5 230 (9.64%) Selenium
6 221 (9.27%) JUnit
7 181 (7.59%) Cucumber
8 166 (6.96%) Subversion
9 123 (5.16%) Mockito
10 104 (4.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 102 (4.28%) SonarQube
12 88 (3.69%) Sonatype Nexus
13 78 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 75 (3.14%) DbUnit
15 74 (3.10%) jMock
16 64 (2.68%) SoapUI
17 62 (2.60%) Hudson
18 59 (2.47%) GitLab
19 53 (2.22%) WebDriver
20 50 (2.10%) Bitbucket
General
1 373 (15.64%) Finance
2 148 (6.21%) Banking
3 92 (3.86%) Retail
4 51 (2.14%) Games
5 45 (1.89%) Marketing
6 39 (1.64%) Publishing
6 39 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 36 (1.51%) Law
8 31 (1.30%) Front Office
9 23 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.88%) Legal
11 14 (0.59%) Advertising
12 12 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.46%) Back Office
14 9 (0.38%) Billing
14 9 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.34%) Electronics
16 7 (0.29%) Automotive
17 6 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 878 (36.81%) Developer
2 338 (14.17%) Java Developer
3 249 (10.44%) Scrum Master
4 195 (8.18%) Analyst
5 172 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 147 (6.16%) Architect
7 135 (5.66%) Agile Developer
8 127 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 121 (5.07%) Senior Developer
10 90 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
10 90 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 85 (3.56%) .NET Developer
12 81 (3.40%) Scala Developer
13 78 (3.27%) C# Developer
14 75 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 74 (3.10%) Tester
16 72 (3.02%) Agile Business Analyst
16 72 (3.02%) Agile Coach
17 68 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
18 62 (2.60%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (15.56%) Spring
2 367 (15.39%) REST
3 361 (15.14%) Web Services
4 359 (15.05%) RESTful
5 308 (12.91%) HTML
6 291 (12.20%) CSS
7 262 (10.99%) .NET
8 253 (10.61%) AngularJS
9 173 (7.25%) Node.js
10 172 (7.21%) React
11 167 (7.00%) Spring Boot
12 155 (6.50%) SOAP
13 147 (6.16%) JSON
14 144 (6.04%) HTML5
15 132 (5.53%) J2EE
16 100 (4.19%) ASP.NET
17 94 (3.94%) Kafka
18 89 (3.73%) Spring MVC
19 88 (3.69%) CSS3
20 84 (3.52%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 232 (9.73%) User Experience
2 130 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
5 78 (3.27%) Mobile App
6 59 (2.47%) Fintech
7 55 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 51 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
9 41 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
10 38 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 37 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.26%) Data Centre
14 26 (1.09%) Over-the-Top Content
15 23 (0.96%) Video on Demand
16 20 (0.84%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.75%) Cloud Native
18 16 (0.67%) Wiki
19 15 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
19 15 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 367 (15.39%) Linux
2 139 (5.83%) Windows
3 137 (5.74%) Unix
4 85 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.35%) Android
7 34 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.71%) CentOS
9 15 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.55%) Solaris
11 8 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.21%) VMS
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.042%) SUSE
15 1 (0.042%) VME
15 1 (0.042%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,262 (94.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,014 (84.44%) Scrum
3 889 (37.27%) TDD
4 735 (30.82%) Continuous Integration
5 692 (29.01%) BDD
6 662 (27.76%) DevOps
7 573 (24.03%) Test Automation
8 385 (16.14%) User Stories
9 382 (16.02%) Microservices
10 313 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
11 293 (12.29%) Coaching
12 271 (11.36%) Software Engineering
13 266 (11.15%) Open Source
14 238 (9.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 218 (9.14%) Pair Programming
16 210 (8.81%) MVC
17 206 (8.64%) E-Commerce
18 205 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
19 204 (8.55%) SOA
20 193 (8.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 792 (33.21%) Java
2 544 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 345 (14.47%) SQL
4 291 (12.20%) Python
5 236 (9.90%) C#
6 194 (8.13%) Java 8
7 184 (7.71%) Scala
8 139 (5.83%) Ruby
9 113 (4.74%) Perl
10 95 (3.98%) Bash Shell
11 82 (3.44%) PHP
12 61 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 54 (2.26%) PowerShell
14 49 (2.05%) Groovy
15 47 (1.97%) TypeScript
16 45 (1.89%) Go
17 37 (1.55%) ES6
18 23 (0.96%) PHP 5
19 21 (0.88%) PL/SQL
20 18 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 171 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 139 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 118 (4.95%) Degree
4 67 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (1.47%) ISEB
6 25 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 21 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 17 (0.71%) PMP
10 14 (0.59%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.38%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.34%) CCNP
13 8 (0.34%) IIBA
13 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.29%) OCP
15 6 (0.25%) CBAP
15 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (8.85%) QA
2 22 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.80%) PMO
4 12 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.38%) Basel III
6 7 (0.29%) GDPR
6 7 (0.29%) MiFID
7 6 (0.25%) PSD2
8 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.084%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.084%) SLA
10 1 (0.042%) COBIT
10 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.042%) SEPA
System Software
1 383 (16.06%) Docker
2 68 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (2.56%) vSphere
4 27 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (0.29%) HDFS
6 7 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.17%) KVM
9 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.084%) NDS
10 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.042%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.042%) Firmware
11 1 (0.042%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 226 (9.48%) Ansible
2 224 (9.39%) Kubernetes
3 202 (8.47%) Puppet
4 82 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (3.44%) Terraform
5 79 (3.31%) ZABBIX
6 34 (1.43%) Kibana
7 31 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
8 29 (1.22%) Nagios
9 22 (0.92%) logstash
10 19 (0.80%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.75%) Grafana
12 14 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
12 14 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.46%) Mesos
14 9 (0.38%) systemd
15 8 (0.34%) Consul
15 8 (0.34%) Control-M
16 7 (0.29%) Data Guard
16 7 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 197 (8.26%) Oracle
2 182 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 109 (4.57%) Google
4 98 (4.11%) Atlassian
5 93 (3.90%) Pega
6 77 (3.23%) VMware
7 50 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 43 (1.80%) ServiceNow
9 40 (1.68%) IBM
10 36 (1.51%) Splunk
11 35 (1.47%) Adobe
11 35 (1.47%) hybris
12 28 (1.17%) SAP
13 24 (1.01%) Zend
14 21 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.84%) Riverbed
16 18 (0.75%) New Relic
17 16 (0.67%) Apple
17 16 (0.67%) Cisco
17 16 (0.67%) Tableau