Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 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
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 148 208
Rank change year-on-year +47 +60 +73
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,472 1,676 1,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 1.81% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.14% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,810 1,231 1,050
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £350 £345 £330
90th Percentile £638 £594 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £37.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -22.68% +72.44%
10th Percentile £45.00 £36.25 £40.77
90th Percentile £72.89 £153.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% -13.79% +54.67%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 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
England +48 2,268 £500 +5.26% 491
UK excluding London +67 1,268 £450 - 299
London +23 1,202 £525 +5.00% 216
South East +67 339 £488 +8.33% 72
North of England +21 325 £425 -5.56% 90
Midlands +85 255 £475 +10.14% 42
West Midlands +66 189 £475 +10.14% 17
Yorkshire +10 150 £425 -10.53% 33
North West +34 149 £390 -7.69% 55
Scotland +14 128 £425 - 15
East of England -4 100 £525 - 30
East Midlands +47 63 £400 -8.57% 25
South West +5 62 £440 +10.00% 40
Wales +6 49 £413 -2.94% 10
North East +16 35 £431 -4.17% 2
Northern Ireland +7 11 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 2,367 (95.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2,118 (85.68%) Scrum
3 1,137 (46.00%) TDD
4 937 (37.90%) Java
5 831 (33.62%) BDD
6 813 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
7 644 (26.05%) Test Automation
8 622 (25.16%) DevOps
9 588 (23.79%) JavaScript
10 572 (23.14%) Git (software)
11 508 (20.55%) JIRA
12 504 (20.39%) Jenkins
13 463 (18.73%) Amazon AWS
14 431 (17.44%) SQL
15 383 (15.49%) User Stories
16 372 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
17 370 (14.97%) Web Services
18 357 (14.44%) Microservices
19 347 (14.04%) REST
20 342 (13.83%) Confluence
21 340 (13.75%) Finance
22 331 (13.39%) HTML
23 329 (13.31%) CSS
23 329 (13.31%) Software Engineering
24 327 (13.23%) Coaching
25 308 (12.46%) RESTful
26 305 (12.34%) Linux
27 297 (12.01%) Pair Programming
28 290 (11.73%) Spring
29 287 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 342 (13.83%) Confluence
2 79 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 75 (3.03%) JBoss
4 65 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 63 (2.55%) Apache
6 57 (2.31%) Apache Spark
7 48 (1.94%) OpenStack
8 39 (1.58%) CMS
9 34 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 31 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.97%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.85%) SharePoint
15 17 (0.69%) Jetty
16 12 (0.49%) Documentum
16 12 (0.49%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.49%) nginx
17 10 (0.40%) IIS
17 10 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.16%) InVision
8 3 (0.12%) HipChat
9 2 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.040%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.040%) Mingle
10 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.36%) Magento
2 9 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.20%) Summit
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.081%) HFM
6 2 (0.081%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.081%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.040%) Endur
7 1 (0.040%) FastStats
7 1 (0.040%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.040%) Primavera
7 1 (0.040%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.040%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 463 (18.73%) Amazon AWS
2 287 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
4 82 (3.32%) PaaS
5 76 (3.07%) GitHub
6 63 (2.55%) Slack
7 56 (2.27%) SaaS
8 43 (1.74%) Amazon S3
9 36 (1.46%) IaaS
10 30 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.17%) npm
12 26 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
12 26 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.05%) OpenShift
13 24 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 24 (0.97%) Trello
14 23 (0.93%) Heroku
14 23 (0.93%) Serverless
15 21 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
16 20 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.52%) HTTP
2 48 (1.94%) TCP/IP
3 33 (1.33%) SSL
4 24 (0.97%) Firewall
5 20 (0.81%) SMS
6 18 (0.73%) PuTTY
6 18 (0.73%) WinSCP
7 8 (0.32%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.32%) DNS
7 8 (0.32%) Internet
8 7 (0.28%) BGP
8 7 (0.28%) OSPF
8 7 (0.28%) SAN
9 6 (0.24%) SMTP
9 6 (0.24%) VLAN
10 5 (0.20%) FTP
10 5 (0.20%) IMAP
11 4 (0.16%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.12%) AMQP
12 3 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (10.60%) NoSQL
2 227 (9.18%) SQL Server
3 178 (7.20%) MongoDB
4 176 (7.12%) Relational Database
5 165 (6.67%) MySQL
6 144 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
7 112 (4.53%) Big Data
8 99 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 82 (3.32%) Hadoop
10 62 (2.51%) Oracle Database
11 61 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
12 51 (2.06%) Power BI
13 38 (1.54%) RDBMS
14 35 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 34 (1.38%) Redis
16 33 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
16 33 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 32 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
18 29 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 28 (1.13%) HBase
Development Applications
1 572 (23.14%) Git (software)
2 508 (20.55%) JIRA
3 504 (20.39%) Jenkins
4 272 (11.00%) Selenium
5 235 (9.51%) Maven
6 231 (9.34%) Cucumber
7 207 (8.37%) JUnit
8 147 (5.95%) Subversion
9 104 (4.21%) Mockito
10 90 (3.64%) Jasmine
11 87 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 85 (3.44%) SoapUI
13 75 (3.03%) SonarQube
14 64 (2.59%) SpecFlow
15 63 (2.55%) Gradle
16 50 (2.02%) JMeter
16 50 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
17 48 (1.94%) TeamCity
18 44 (1.78%) NUnit
18 44 (1.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 340 (13.75%) Finance
2 141 (5.70%) Games
3 134 (5.42%) Banking
4 85 (3.44%) Retail
5 43 (1.74%) Marketing
6 42 (1.70%) Publishing
7 33 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.65%) Legal
12 15 (0.61%) Front Office
13 14 (0.57%) Back Office
14 13 (0.53%) Electronics
15 9 (0.36%) Advertising
16 8 (0.32%) French Language
17 7 (0.28%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.28%) Law
18 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.20%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 982 (39.72%) Developer
2 382 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 291 (11.77%) Scrum Master
4 193 (7.81%) Analyst
5 182 (7.36%) Senior Developer
6 155 (6.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 139 (5.62%) Architect
8 128 (5.18%) Agile Developer
9 116 (4.69%) Business Analyst
10 111 (4.49%) .NET Developer
11 101 (4.09%) Software Engineer
12 93 (3.76%) C# Developer
13 92 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
14 87 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
15 85 (3.44%) Delivery Manager
15 85 (3.44%) Scala Developer
16 78 (3.16%) Tester
17 74 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
17 74 (2.99%) Project Manager
18 73 (2.95%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (14.97%) Web Services
2 347 (14.04%) REST
3 331 (13.39%) HTML
4 329 (13.31%) CSS
5 308 (12.46%) RESTful
6 290 (11.73%) Spring
7 284 (11.49%) .NET
8 222 (8.98%) AngularJS
9 197 (7.97%) Node.js
10 153 (6.19%) SOAP
11 147 (5.95%) ASP.NET
12 139 (5.62%) React
13 138 (5.58%) HTML5
14 126 (5.10%) JSON
15 124 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 120 (4.85%) J2EE
17 113 (4.57%) Hibernate
18 108 (4.37%) Spring Boot
19 104 (4.21%) CSS3
20 103 (4.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 195 (7.89%) User Experience
2 112 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
3 102 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
4 91 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 66 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (2.43%) Computer Science
8 51 (2.06%) Fintech
9 49 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 41 (1.66%) Algorithms
11 28 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.09%) Video on Demand
13 26 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 25 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 23 (0.93%) Data Centre
16 22 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (0.69%) iPad
17 17 (0.69%) Wiki
18 16 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 16 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 305 (12.34%) Linux
2 135 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 126 (5.10%) Unix
4 84 (3.40%) Android
5 82 (3.32%) Windows
6 73 (2.95%) Apple iOS
7 34 (1.38%) CentOS
7 34 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.73%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
12 8 (0.32%) Debian
12 8 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.28%) Solaris
14 4 (0.16%) zOS
15 3 (0.12%) VMS
16 2 (0.081%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.081%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.081%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,367 (95.75%) Agile Software Development
2 2,118 (85.68%) Scrum
3 1,137 (46.00%) TDD
4 831 (33.62%) BDD
5 813 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
6 644 (26.05%) Test Automation
7 622 (25.16%) DevOps
8 383 (15.49%) User Stories
9 372 (15.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 357 (14.44%) Microservices
11 329 (13.31%) Software Engineering
12 327 (13.23%) Coaching
13 297 (12.01%) Pair Programming
14 280 (11.33%) MVC
15 269 (10.88%) Mentoring
16 250 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
17 242 (9.79%) Continuous Improvement
18 233 (9.43%) Open Source
19 211 (8.54%) E-Commerce
20 160 (6.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 937 (37.90%) Java
2 588 (23.79%) JavaScript
3 431 (17.44%) SQL
4 278 (11.25%) C#
5 238 (9.63%) Python
6 235 (9.51%) Java 8
7 215 (8.70%) Scala
8 132 (5.34%) Ruby
9 69 (2.79%) Groovy
10 61 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 59 (2.39%) Perl
12 50 (2.02%) PHP
13 47 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 43 (1.74%) PowerShell
15 42 (1.70%) T-SQL
15 42 (1.70%) TypeScript
16 41 (1.66%) C++
17 35 (1.42%) C
18 32 (1.29%) Go
19 31 (1.25%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 201 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 166 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 127 (5.14%) Degree
4 37 (1.50%) ISEB
5 35 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 27 (1.09%) PMP
7 23 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 20 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 14 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (0.36%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (0.16%) APMG
16 4 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
16 4 (0.16%) OCP
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (9.55%) QA
2 28 (1.13%) GDPR
3 25 (1.01%) PMO
4 13 (0.53%) SLA
5 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.24%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.16%) GCP
9 3 (0.12%) MiFID
9 3 (0.12%) SEPA
9 3 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.040%) COBIT
10 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.040%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.040%) PSD2
System Software
1 255 (10.32%) Docker
2 48 (1.94%) vSphere
3 45 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.77%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.20%) GeoWebCache
7 3 (0.12%) HDFS
7 3 (0.12%) vCloud
7 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.081%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.081%) LXC
8 2 (0.081%) NFS
8 2 (0.081%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.081%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.081%) Varnish
8 2 (0.081%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.040%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.040%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.040%) Firmware
9 1 (0.040%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 136 (5.50%) Puppet
2 102 (4.13%) Ansible
3 82 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (3.28%) Kubernetes
5 75 (3.03%) Terraform
6 63 (2.55%) Grafana
7 60 (2.43%) Kibana
8 46 (1.86%) logstash
9 33 (1.33%) ZABBIX
10 29 (1.17%) HP ALM
11 12 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
12 11 (0.44%) Graylog
13 10 (0.40%) Mesos
13 10 (0.40%) Salt
14 8 (0.32%) PTC Integrity
14 8 (0.32%) Rundeck
14 8 (0.32%) StatsD
15 7 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 5 (0.20%) Packer
16 5 (0.20%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 217 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 193 (7.81%) Oracle
3 115 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 82 (3.32%) Splunk
5 77 (3.11%) VMware
6 74 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 66 (2.67%) Atlassian
8 61 (2.47%) AppDynamics
9 55 (2.22%) SAP
10 50 (2.02%) Google
11 47 (1.90%) IBM
12 41 (1.66%) Adobe
13 31 (1.25%) HP
14 27 (1.09%) Tableau
15 24 (0.97%) Alteryx
15 24 (0.97%) Pega
15 24 (0.97%) Sitecore
16 20 (0.81%) New Relic
17 19 (0.77%) Capita
17 19 (0.77%) hybris