Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 122 190
Rank change year-on-year +29 +68 +85
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,671 1,941 1,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 2.04% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 2.41% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,859 1,476 1,223
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £356 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £434
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £100.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +112.77% +34.29%
10th Percentile £39.25 £46.25 £40.57
90th Percentile £72.37 £167.75 £57.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% -25.53% +34.29%

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 88,891 80,637 92,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.89% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,622 52,775 61,088
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,131 2,298
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.01%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +20 2,364 £500 +5.26% 479
UK excluding London +44 1,382 £450 - 307
London +13 1,271 £525 +6.06% 214
South East +39 356 £450 -5.26% 88
North of England -4 308 £425 - 74
Midlands +61 270 £463 -2.63% 34
West Midlands +48 226 £475 - 16
Scotland +23 190 £450 +9.09% 17
Yorkshire +6 140 £450 -5.26% 18
North West -9 134 £425 - 52
East of England -26 101 £525 - 32
Wales +46 88 £415 +0.61% 21
South West +4 59 £433 +1.76% 37
East Midlands +15 44 £400 -7.25% 18
North East -16 37 £422 -6.17% 4
Northern Ireland - 9 £388 - 4

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 2,547 (95.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2,333 (87.35%) Scrum
3 1,185 (44.37%) TDD
4 988 (36.99%) Java
5 826 (30.92%) Continuous Integration
6 797 (29.84%) BDD
7 642 (24.04%) Test Automation
8 614 (22.99%) DevOps
9 607 (22.73%) JavaScript
10 593 (22.20%) Git (software)
11 587 (21.98%) JIRA
12 501 (18.76%) Jenkins
13 450 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
14 448 (16.77%) SQL
15 444 (16.62%) Finance
16 401 (15.01%) Web Services
17 389 (14.56%) REST
18 358 (13.40%) Continuous Delivery
19 357 (13.37%) Microservices
20 352 (13.18%) HTML
21 351 (13.14%) CSS
22 345 (12.92%) Spring
23 344 (12.88%) Coaching
24 342 (12.80%) Confluence
25 340 (12.73%) User Stories
26 335 (12.54%) RESTful
27 317 (11.87%) Selenium
28 313 (11.72%) Software Engineering
29 303 (11.34%) Linux
30 298 (11.16%) Mentoring

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 (12.80%) Confluence
2 77 (2.88%) Apache
3 67 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 65 (2.43%) JBoss
5 57 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 56 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.61%) CMS
8 40 (1.50%) OpenStack
9 34 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 28 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
10 28 (1.05%) Jetty
11 25 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 23 (0.86%) Documentum
12 23 (0.86%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.75%) IIS
14 18 (0.67%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
17 10 (0.37%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 47 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.34%) Fireworks
5 9 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.22%) InVision
7 3 (0.11%) HipChat
8 2 (0.075%) Mingle
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.037%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 13 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.15%) Magento
5 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.11%) Summit
7 2 (0.075%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.075%) Endur
7 2 (0.075%) FastStats
7 2 (0.075%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.075%) Unica
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 450 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (2.77%) PaaS
4 68 (2.55%) GitHub
5 60 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 58 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (1.80%) IaaS
8 42 (1.57%) SaaS
9 40 (1.50%) Slack
10 31 (1.16%) npm
11 30 (1.12%) Serverless
12 24 (0.90%) OpenShift
13 23 (0.86%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.82%) BrowserStack
15 20 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
16 19 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (0.71%) Heroku
17 18 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 15 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.92%) HTTP
2 26 (0.97%) SMS
3 23 (0.86%) Firewall
4 22 (0.82%) Internet
5 18 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.60%) PuTTY
6 16 (0.60%) WinSCP
7 13 (0.49%) VPN
8 12 (0.45%) SSL
9 10 (0.37%) AMQP
10 9 (0.34%) BGP
10 9 (0.34%) DNS
10 9 (0.34%) OSPF
11 8 (0.30%) SAN
12 7 (0.26%) VLAN
12 7 (0.26%) WAN
13 6 (0.22%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.19%) Network Security
15 4 (0.15%) Skype
15 4 (0.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (8.09%) NoSQL
2 209 (7.82%) SQL Server
3 192 (7.19%) Relational Database
4 142 (5.32%) MySQL
5 140 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 133 (4.98%) MongoDB
7 114 (4.27%) Big Data
8 91 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 75 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 69 (2.58%) Hadoop
11 59 (2.21%) Oracle Database
12 40 (1.50%) RDBMS
13 36 (1.35%) Power BI
14 33 (1.24%) Redis
15 27 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (0.94%) Apache Hive
17 24 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 24 (0.90%) Neo4j
17 24 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 593 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 587 (21.98%) JIRA
3 501 (18.76%) Jenkins
4 317 (11.87%) Selenium
5 256 (9.58%) Maven
6 226 (8.46%) Cucumber
7 207 (7.75%) JUnit
8 161 (6.03%) Subversion
9 114 (4.27%) SoapUI
10 111 (4.16%) Mockito
11 105 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 84 (3.14%) TeamCity
13 79 (2.96%) Bitbucket
13 79 (2.96%) SonarQube
14 74 (2.77%) WebDriver
15 73 (2.73%) SpecFlow
16 67 (2.51%) Jasmine
17 61 (2.28%) Hudson
18 60 (2.25%) Gradle
18 60 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 444 (16.62%) Finance
2 162 (6.07%) Banking
3 104 (3.89%) Retail
4 99 (3.71%) Games
5 55 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 51 (1.91%) Marketing
7 37 (1.39%) Publishing
8 34 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 27 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.82%) Back Office
12 19 (0.71%) Electronics
13 17 (0.64%) Legal
14 14 (0.52%) Front Office
15 11 (0.41%) Advertising
16 9 (0.34%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.30%) French Language
18 7 (0.26%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.22%) Digital Economy
20 4 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,082 (40.51%) Developer
2 424 (15.87%) Java Developer
3 315 (11.79%) Scrum Master
4 193 (7.23%) Senior Developer
5 192 (7.19%) Analyst
6 158 (5.92%) Architect
7 130 (4.87%) Agile Developer
8 111 (4.16%) .NET Developer
9 108 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 108 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
10 104 (3.89%) Project Manager
11 95 (3.56%) Business Analyst
12 91 (3.41%) Delivery Manager
12 91 (3.41%) Software Engineer
13 90 (3.37%) Scala Developer
14 85 (3.18%) Agile Coach
15 82 (3.07%) Agile Scrum Master
16 81 (3.03%) C# Developer
17 71 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 67 (2.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (15.01%) Web Services
2 389 (14.56%) REST
3 352 (13.18%) HTML
4 351 (13.14%) CSS
5 345 (12.92%) Spring
6 335 (12.54%) RESTful
7 272 (10.18%) .NET
8 228 (8.54%) AngularJS
9 200 (7.49%) Node.js
10 155 (5.80%) HTML5
11 152 (5.69%) React
11 152 (5.69%) SOAP
12 142 (5.32%) Spring Boot
13 130 (4.87%) JSON
14 129 (4.83%) ASP.NET
15 120 (4.49%) J2EE
16 116 (4.34%) Hibernate
17 114 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
18 107 (4.01%) Kafka
19 97 (3.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 200 (7.49%) User Experience
2 113 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (3.93%) Greenfield Project
4 98 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 83 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 60 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 55 (2.06%) Fintech
8 52 (1.95%) Virtual Team
9 50 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 48 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (1.27%) Wiki
12 33 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 25 (0.94%) iPad
15 24 (0.90%) Data Centre
16 21 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.71%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.60%) Minimum Viable Product
18 16 (0.60%) Video on Demand
19 15 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 303 (11.34%) Linux
2 109 (4.08%) Unix
3 90 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 81 (3.03%) Windows
5 77 (2.88%) Android
6 74 (2.77%) Apple iOS
7 45 (1.68%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.67%) CentOS
9 17 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.34%) Solaris
12 7 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.19%) zOS
14 4 (0.15%) Debian
14 4 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
14 4 (0.15%) VMS
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.075%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,547 (95.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2,333 (87.35%) Scrum
3 1,185 (44.37%) TDD
4 826 (30.92%) Continuous Integration
5 797 (29.84%) BDD
6 642 (24.04%) Test Automation
7 614 (22.99%) DevOps
8 358 (13.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 357 (13.37%) Microservices
10 344 (12.88%) Coaching
11 340 (12.73%) User Stories
12 313 (11.72%) Software Engineering
13 298 (11.16%) Mentoring
14 287 (10.75%) Pair Programming
15 270 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
16 257 (9.62%) MVC
17 246 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
18 224 (8.39%) E-Commerce
19 212 (7.94%) Open Source
20 184 (6.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 988 (36.99%) Java
2 607 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 448 (16.77%) SQL
4 248 (9.28%) C#
5 243 (9.10%) Java 8
6 222 (8.31%) Python
7 210 (7.86%) Scala
8 112 (4.19%) Ruby
9 82 (3.07%) Groovy
10 69 (2.58%) PHP
11 65 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 55 (2.06%) ES6
13 50 (1.87%) Perl
14 46 (1.72%) Go
14 46 (1.72%) TypeScript
15 39 (1.46%) Shell Script
16 38 (1.42%) C++
16 38 (1.42%) PowerShell
16 38 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 36 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 202 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 163 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 146 (5.47%) Degree
4 61 (2.28%) ISEB
5 49 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 40 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 28 (1.05%) PMP
8 26 (0.97%) Master's Degree
9 25 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 18 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 17 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (0.56%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.30%) CISA
14 8 (0.30%) CISM
14 8 (0.30%) CISSP
15 6 (0.22%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (8.95%) QA
2 36 (1.35%) GDPR
2 36 (1.35%) PMO
3 19 (0.71%) GCP
4 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.60%) NIST 800
5 14 (0.52%) SLA
6 12 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.26%) WCAG
9 4 (0.15%) COBIT
9 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.15%) MiFID
10 2 (0.075%) SEPA
11 1 (0.037%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.037%) PSD2
System Software
1 297 (11.12%) Docker
2 48 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.65%) vSphere
4 22 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.37%) HDFS
7 6 (0.22%) LXC
8 3 (0.11%) GeoWebCache
8 3 (0.11%) NFS
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.075%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.075%) iptables
9 2 (0.075%) Postfix
9 2 (0.075%) Xen
10 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.037%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.037%) vCloud
10 1 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 153 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 133 (4.98%) Puppet
3 123 (4.61%) Ansible
4 82 (3.07%) Terraform
5 77 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.12%) Kibana
7 28 (1.05%) Grafana
8 27 (1.01%) HP ALM
9 22 (0.82%) Mesos
10 21 (0.79%) logstash
11 14 (0.52%) Graylog
12 13 (0.49%) ZABBIX
13 11 (0.41%) PTC Integrity
14 9 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 8 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
16 7 (0.26%) Cobbler
16 7 (0.26%) SELinux
17 6 (0.22%) Salt
18 5 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 202 (7.56%) Microsoft
2 193 (7.23%) Oracle
3 101 (3.78%) Google
4 88 (3.29%) Atlassian
5 77 (2.88%) Red Hat
6 71 (2.66%) SAP
7 69 (2.58%) VMware
8 59 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
9 55 (2.06%) IBM
10 53 (1.98%) Adobe
11 42 (1.57%) Pega
12 38 (1.42%) Splunk
13 30 (1.12%) AppDynamics
14 29 (1.09%) HP
15 27 (1.01%) Zend
16 23 (0.86%) Coverity
17 19 (0.71%) hybris
18 18 (0.67%) Alteryx
18 18 (0.67%) Informatica
18 18 (0.67%) Progress