Period
to 21 January 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 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
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 129 227
Rank change year-on-year +23 +98 +44
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,297 1,899 1,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 1.98% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.36% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,747 1,467 910
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £356 £340 £325
90th Percentile £625 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -25.00% +41.59%
10th Percentile £39.47 £31.15 £47.50
90th Percentile £49.67 £99.25 £60.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 83,462 80,467 89,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.78% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,891 53,304 57,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,947 2,244 2,718
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -2.00% +25.00%

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 21 January 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
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 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
England +33 2,134 £490 +3.16% 531
UK excluding London +29 1,169 £450 - 306
London +19 1,120 £500 - 250
South East +33 327 £500 +11.11% 90
North of England +25 319 £413 -8.33% 95
Midlands +74 201 £463 +12.12% 32
North West +45 157 £400 -11.11% 49
West Midlands +65 141 £470 +13.94% 21
Yorkshire -6 132 £425 -5.56% 43
Scotland -6 119 £413 +3.00% 8
East of England +3 104 £525 - 37
South West -8 79 £420 +19.15% 27
East Midlands +39 57 £425 - 10
North East +36 40 £425 -11.69% 3
Wales -16 17 £431 -9.21% 15
Northern Ireland -20 5 £450 -18.18% 2

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 with a requirement for Kanban.

1 2,203 (95.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,960 (85.33%) Scrum
3 1,102 (47.98%) TDD
4 920 (40.05%) Java
5 824 (35.87%) BDD
6 718 (31.26%) Continuous Integration
7 590 (25.69%) Test Automation
8 587 (25.56%) Git (software)
9 576 (25.08%) DevOps
10 533 (23.20%) JavaScript
11 506 (22.03%) Jenkins
12 453 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
13 451 (19.63%) JIRA
14 399 (17.37%) User Stories
15 379 (16.50%) Web Services
16 373 (16.24%) SQL
17 360 (15.67%) HTML
18 356 (15.50%) Continuous Delivery
19 341 (14.85%) CSS
20 334 (14.54%) Microservices
21 330 (14.37%) RESTful
22 315 (13.71%) Pair Programming
23 314 (13.67%) Spring
24 308 (13.41%) REST
25 298 (12.97%) Finance
26 297 (12.93%) Confluence
27 296 (12.89%) Software Engineering
28 292 (12.71%) Linux
29 286 (12.45%) Coaching
30 284 (12.36%) 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
1 297 (12.93%) Confluence
2 99 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
3 89 (3.87%) JBoss
3 89 (3.87%) Tomcat
4 72 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 56 (2.44%) Apache
6 54 (2.35%) OpenStack
7 46 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 46 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 40 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
9 34 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.18%) CMS
11 26 (1.13%) SharePoint
12 23 (1.00%) Jetty
13 22 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.78%) nginx
15 12 (0.52%) Mule
16 11 (0.48%) EPiServer
16 11 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 33 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.26%) HipChat
6 6 (0.26%) InVision
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.13%) Mingle
8 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.044%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.044%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.30%) Magento
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.13%) Summit
6 2 (0.087%) HFM
6 2 (0.087%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.087%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.087%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.044%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.044%) Primavera
7 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 453 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
4 93 (4.05%) GitHub
5 85 (3.70%) PaaS
6 57 (2.48%) SaaS
7 53 (2.31%) Amazon S3
8 50 (2.18%) IaaS
9 47 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 39 (1.70%) Slack
11 34 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 30 (1.31%) npm
14 28 (1.22%) Serverless
14 28 (1.22%) Trello
15 27 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
17 24 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
18 21 (0.91%) Heroku
19 19 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.57%) HTTP
2 59 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 49 (2.13%) SSL
4 27 (1.18%) SMS
5 19 (0.83%) Firewall
6 15 (0.65%) AMQP
6 15 (0.65%) Bluetooth
6 15 (0.65%) Internet
7 9 (0.39%) DNS
8 8 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.26%) SAN
9 6 (0.26%) SMTP
10 5 (0.22%) FTP
10 5 (0.22%) IMAP
10 5 (0.22%) NAS
10 5 (0.22%) PuTTY
10 5 (0.22%) WinSCP
11 4 (0.17%) DSL
11 4 (0.17%) Network Security
12 3 (0.13%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (11.23%) NoSQL
2 218 (9.49%) MongoDB
3 180 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 153 (6.66%) Relational Database
5 148 (6.44%) MySQL
6 129 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
7 120 (5.22%) Hadoop
8 113 (4.92%) Big Data
9 106 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (2.35%) Oracle Database
11 48 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
12 47 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 46 (2.00%) Redis
14 39 (1.70%) Power BI
15 33 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 25 (1.09%) HBase
18 22 (0.96%) Apache Hive
19 21 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
19 21 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 587 (25.56%) Git (software)
2 506 (22.03%) Jenkins
3 451 (19.63%) JIRA
4 251 (10.93%) Cucumber
5 240 (10.45%) Selenium
6 227 (9.88%) Maven
7 184 (8.01%) JUnit
8 127 (5.53%) Mockito
9 126 (5.49%) Subversion
10 88 (3.83%) SoapUI
11 67 (2.92%) gulp
11 67 (2.92%) Jasmine
12 60 (2.61%) SonarQube
13 58 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
14 56 (2.44%) Gradle
15 55 (2.39%) Grunt
16 53 (2.31%) IntelliJ
17 52 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
18 47 (2.05%) WebDriver
19 41 (1.78%) TeamCity
General
1 298 (12.97%) Finance
2 130 (5.66%) Games
3 122 (5.31%) Banking
4 79 (3.44%) Retail
5 56 (2.44%) Marketing
5 56 (2.44%) Publishing
6 42 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.78%) Advertising
8 18 (0.78%) Electronics
9 17 (0.74%) Front Office
10 15 (0.65%) Automotive
10 15 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 14 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.57%) Legal
13 11 (0.48%) Law
14 5 (0.22%) Back Office
14 5 (0.22%) Hindi Language
14 5 (0.22%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 932 (40.57%) Developer
2 400 (17.41%) Java Developer
3 229 (9.97%) Scrum Master
4 211 (9.19%) Analyst
5 169 (7.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 152 (6.62%) Senior Developer
7 136 (5.92%) Business Analyst
8 122 (5.31%) Agile Developer
8 122 (5.31%) Architect
9 95 (4.14%) Tester
10 94 (4.09%) .NET Developer
11 88 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
12 87 (3.79%) Agile Java Developer
13 85 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
14 84 (3.66%) Agile Business Analyst
15 83 (3.61%) Scala Developer
16 81 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
17 75 (3.27%) Software Engineer
18 74 (3.22%) Agile Coach
19 68 (2.96%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (16.50%) Web Services
2 360 (15.67%) HTML
3 341 (14.85%) CSS
4 330 (14.37%) RESTful
5 314 (13.67%) Spring
6 308 (13.41%) REST
7 240 (10.45%) .NET
8 227 (9.88%) AngularJS
9 190 (8.27%) JSON
10 185 (8.05%) HTML5
11 183 (7.97%) Node.js
12 168 (7.31%) SOAP
13 152 (6.62%) Hibernate
14 142 (6.18%) React
15 127 (5.53%) XML
16 124 (5.40%) J2EE
17 122 (5.31%) Spring Boot
18 117 (5.09%) CSS3
19 109 (4.75%) ASP.NET
20 108 (4.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 191 (8.32%) User Experience
2 99 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
3 98 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 97 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
5 53 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 38 (1.65%) Virtual Team
7 37 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.35%) Data Centre
9 29 (1.26%) Algorithms
9 29 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 28 (1.22%) Fintech
11 27 (1.18%) Video on Demand
12 23 (1.00%) Online Games
13 22 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
13 22 (0.96%) Wiki
14 21 (0.91%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.78%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
17 14 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 292 (12.71%) Linux
2 157 (6.84%) Unix
3 105 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (3.61%) Android
5 66 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 64 (2.79%) Windows
7 35 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 26 (1.13%) CentOS
9 25 (1.09%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.91%) Windows Server
11 12 (0.52%) Solaris
12 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
14 4 (0.17%) Debian
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.13%) SUSE
16 2 (0.087%) VMS
16 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.044%) AIX
17 1 (0.044%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,203 (95.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,960 (85.33%) Scrum
3 1,102 (47.98%) TDD
4 824 (35.87%) BDD
5 718 (31.26%) Continuous Integration
6 590 (25.69%) Test Automation
7 576 (25.08%) DevOps
8 399 (17.37%) User Stories
9 356 (15.50%) Continuous Delivery
10 334 (14.54%) Microservices
11 315 (13.71%) Pair Programming
12 296 (12.89%) Software Engineering
13 286 (12.45%) Coaching
14 252 (10.97%) Mentoring
15 249 (10.84%) MVC
16 218 (9.49%) Open Source
17 201 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
18 200 (8.71%) E-Commerce
19 176 (7.66%) SOA
20 155 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 920 (40.05%) Java
2 533 (23.20%) JavaScript
3 373 (16.24%) SQL
4 284 (12.36%) Python
5 249 (10.84%) Scala
6 226 (9.84%) C#
7 168 (7.31%) Ruby
8 92 (4.01%) Groovy
9 71 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 64 (2.79%) Shell Script
11 56 (2.44%) Go
12 46 (2.00%) Perl
13 43 (1.87%) Apple Swift
13 43 (1.87%) PHP
13 43 (1.87%) T-SQL
14 39 (1.70%) PL/SQL
15 37 (1.61%) PowerShell
16 32 (1.39%) R
17 25 (1.09%) TypeScript
18 22 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 161 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 120 (5.22%) Degree
3 112 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.44%) ISEB
5 32 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 28 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 25 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 25 (1.09%) PMP
8 20 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.57%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.22%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.17%) OCP
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (11.01%) QA
2 27 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (1.04%) GDPR
4 13 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.48%) PMO
6 9 (0.39%) GCP
6 9 (0.39%) MiFID
7 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.087%) SLA
10 1 (0.044%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.044%) SEPA
10 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 261 (11.36%) Docker
2 40 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.26%) vSphere
4 24 (1.04%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.44%) HDFS
7 6 (0.26%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.22%) NFS
8 5 (0.22%) vCloud
8 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.17%) LXC
9 4 (0.17%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.087%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.087%) GeoWebCache
11 2 (0.087%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.087%) Xen
12 1 (0.044%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 155 (6.75%) Puppet
2 140 (6.09%) Ansible
3 87 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
4 75 (3.27%) Terraform
5 72 (3.13%) Kibana
6 69 (3.00%) Grafana
7 65 (2.83%) Kubernetes
8 57 (2.48%) logstash
9 40 (1.74%) ZABBIX
10 27 (1.18%) Mesos
11 15 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 12 (0.52%) StatsD
13 11 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
14 10 (0.44%) Rancher
15 9 (0.39%) Cobbler
16 8 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
17 7 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
17 7 (0.30%) Prometheus
17 7 (0.30%) Salt
18 6 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 182 (7.92%) Oracle
2 162 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 105 (4.57%) Splunk
4 84 (3.66%) Atlassian
5 83 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 76 (3.31%) VMware
7 69 (3.00%) AppDynamics
8 54 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.87%) IBM
10 40 (1.74%) SAP
11 39 (1.70%) New Relic
12 33 (1.44%) Google
13 28 (1.22%) Tableau
14 25 (1.09%) Adobe
14 25 (1.09%) HP
15 22 (0.96%) WSO2
16 19 (0.83%) Sitecore
17 18 (0.78%) ServiceNow
18 17 (0.74%) SaltStack
19 16 (0.70%) Cisco