Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 107 110
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +38
Contract jobs citing Kanban 1,888 2,545 2,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.46% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.84% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,256 1,626 1,815
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.16% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 5
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26.20 £29.38 £36.60
90th Percentile £49.00 £59.41 £49.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -18.60% +1.18%

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 72,108 89,730 87,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.03% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,225 59,375 58,105
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,320 2,097
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.53 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.25% +2.84%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +3 1,709 £500 - 347
UK excluding London -11 982 £475 +2.70% 256
London +2 881 £515 -1.90% 119
North of England +53 274 £473 +11.18% 79
South East -49 201 £500 - 46
Midlands -3 180 £475 - 48
West Midlands +1 163 £475 -2.06% 26
Scotland -5 134 £500 +9.59% 18
Yorkshire +67 115 £488 +14.71% 27
North West +4 114 £474 +11.47% 48
South West -15 85 £500 +11.05% 26
East of England +5 82 £448 -16.74% 29
North East +20 44 £430 +1.18% 4
Wales -7 23 £478 +11.05% 9
East Midlands -11 13 £383 -4.91% 22
Northern Ireland +9 5 £544 +40.32% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1,758 (93.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,554 (82.31%) Scrum
3 639 (33.85%) DevOps
4 586 (31.04%) Java
5 554 (29.34%) TDD
6 484 (25.64%) JIRA
7 479 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
8 469 (24.84%) Git (software)
9 452 (23.94%) Azure
10 450 (23.83%) AWS
11 424 (22.46%) Test Automation
12 415 (21.98%) JavaScript
13 405 (21.45%) Jenkins
14 398 (21.08%) BDD
15 360 (19.07%) SQL
16 356 (18.86%) Finance
17 355 (18.80%) Microservices
18 308 (16.31%) C#
19 294 (15.57%) Python
20 290 (15.36%) Web Services
21 288 (15.25%) Docker
22 281 (14.88%) Linux
23 259 (13.72%) .NET
24 251 (13.29%) Microsoft
25 242 (12.82%) REST
26 218 (11.55%) Confluence
26 218 (11.55%) User Stories
27 216 (11.44%) Coaching
28 215 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
29 211 (11.18%) Spring

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
1 218 (11.55%) Confluence
2 75 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (2.86%) Apache
4 52 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.01%) Apache Spark
6 34 (1.80%) nginx
7 29 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 21 (1.11%) CMS
9 19 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 19 (1.01%) JBoss
10 15 (0.79%) SAS
11 14 (0.74%) IIS
12 13 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.64%) Magnolia
13 12 (0.64%) Mule
14 11 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.53%) Jetty
15 10 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.11%) Sketch
9 1 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.37%) Magento
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.32%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.26%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.21%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.21%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.11%) Shopify
9 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 452 (23.94%) Azure
2 450 (23.83%) AWS
3 106 (5.61%) GitHub
4 99 (5.24%) Serverless
5 98 (5.19%) GCP
6 97 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
7 66 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 65 (3.44%) Power Platform
9 59 (3.13%) Datadog
10 53 (2.81%) OpenShift
11 50 (2.65%) PaaS
12 46 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
13 45 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
14 43 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 42 (2.22%) Azure Functions
16 41 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
17 40 (2.12%) SaaS
17 40 (2.12%) Slack
18 28 (1.48%) IaaS
19 27 (1.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.80%) HTTP
2 29 (1.54%) Internet
3 25 (1.32%) Firewall
4 22 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.06%) VPN
6 17 (0.90%) WAN
7 16 (0.85%) LAN
8 14 (0.74%) SSL
9 11 (0.58%) DNS
10 9 (0.48%) SAN
11 8 (0.42%) Broadband
11 8 (0.42%) DHCP
11 8 (0.42%) Skype
11 8 (0.42%) SSH
12 5 (0.26%) FTP
12 5 (0.26%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 4 (0.21%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.21%) IPsec
13 4 (0.21%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 115 (6.09%) Big Data
3 102 (5.40%) NoSQL
4 99 (5.24%) Relational Database
5 91 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
6 84 (4.45%) MongoDB
7 80 (4.24%) MySQL
8 65 (3.44%) Power BI
9 63 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (2.91%) BigQuery
12 52 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 49 (2.60%) Hadoop
14 45 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
15 44 (2.33%) Redis
16 36 (1.91%) Oracle Database
17 27 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 23 (1.22%) Data Lake
20 22 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 484 (25.64%) JIRA
2 469 (24.84%) Git (software)
3 405 (21.45%) Jenkins
4 171 (9.06%) Selenium
5 155 (8.21%) Maven
6 125 (6.62%) JUnit
7 124 (6.57%) Cucumber
8 107 (5.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 101 (5.35%) Mockito
10 93 (4.93%) SonarQube
11 84 (4.45%) Visual Studio Team System
12 64 (3.39%) DbUnit
13 63 (3.34%) jMock
14 59 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
15 46 (2.44%) JMeter
16 44 (2.33%) Bitbucket
17 41 (2.17%) TeamCity
18 40 (2.12%) GitLab
19 38 (2.01%) Gradle
20 34 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 356 (18.86%) Finance
2 177 (9.38%) Public Sector
3 104 (5.51%) Banking
4 80 (4.24%) Retail
5 58 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 54 (2.86%) Marketing
7 42 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.43%) Games
9 26 (1.38%) Law
10 23 (1.22%) Back Office
11 21 (1.11%) Front Office
12 19 (1.01%) Electronics
13 17 (0.90%) Publishing
14 16 (0.85%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.69%) Legal
16 12 (0.64%) Advertising
17 8 (0.42%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.32%) Automotive
19 4 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 736 (38.98%) Developer
2 192 (10.17%) Java Developer
3 160 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 154 (8.16%) Scrum Master
5 138 (7.31%) Analyst
6 99 (5.24%) .NET Developer
7 92 (4.87%) Senior Developer
8 90 (4.77%) C# Developer
9 81 (4.29%) Project Manager
10 78 (4.13%) Business Analyst
11 70 (3.71%) Architect
12 62 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
13 59 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
14 58 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
15 57 (3.02%) Agile Coach
16 53 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
17 50 (2.65%) Tester
18 48 (2.54%) React Developer
19 47 (2.49%) Azure Developer
19 47 (2.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (15.36%) Web Services
2 259 (13.72%) .NET
3 242 (12.82%) REST
4 211 (11.18%) Spring
5 208 (11.02%) RESTful
6 202 (10.70%) HTML
7 183 (9.69%) CSS
8 174 (9.22%) Node.js
9 171 (9.06%) React
10 164 (8.69%) AngularJS
11 153 (8.10%) SOAP
12 133 (7.04%) ASP.NET
13 124 (6.57%) JSON
14 119 (6.30%) Spring Boot
15 83 (4.40%) XML
16 81 (4.29%) HTML5
17 78 (4.13%) Kafka
18 75 (3.97%) .NET Framework
19 74 (3.92%) J2EE
20 69 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.99%) User Experience
2 111 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 78 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 75 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 37 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (1.75%) Public Cloud
9 32 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.38%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.85%) Derivative
12 16 (0.85%) Video on Demand
13 15 (0.79%) Wiki
14 13 (0.69%) PKI
15 12 (0.64%) Management Information System
16 11 (0.58%) NHS
16 11 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
17 10 (0.53%) Blog
17 10 (0.53%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 281 (14.88%) Linux
2 100 (5.30%) Windows
3 96 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (4.13%) Unix
5 74 (3.92%) Android
6 63 (3.34%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.32%) CentOS
8 21 (1.11%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.85%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.58%) Windows Server
11 9 (0.48%) Debian
11 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.48%) Solaris
12 8 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.26%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.16%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.053%) HPUX
17 1 (0.053%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,758 (93.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,554 (82.31%) Scrum
3 639 (33.85%) DevOps
4 554 (29.34%) TDD
5 479 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
6 424 (22.46%) Test Automation
7 398 (21.08%) BDD
8 355 (18.80%) Microservices
9 218 (11.55%) User Stories
10 216 (11.44%) Coaching
11 215 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
12 183 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 163 (8.63%) Software Engineering
14 155 (8.21%) Mentoring
15 153 (8.10%) E-Commerce
16 150 (7.94%) Project Management
17 149 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
18 142 (7.52%) Migration
19 131 (6.94%) MVC
20 123 (6.51%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 586 (31.04%) Java
2 415 (21.98%) JavaScript
3 360 (19.07%) SQL
4 308 (16.31%) C#
5 294 (15.57%) Python
6 120 (6.36%) Bash Shell
7 97 (5.14%) Java 8
8 95 (5.03%) Ruby
9 77 (4.08%) TypeScript
10 75 (3.97%) Perl
11 72 (3.81%) Shell Script
12 70 (3.71%) PowerShell
13 66 (3.50%) Scala
14 39 (2.07%) ES6
14 39 (2.07%) PL/SQL
15 38 (2.01%) Apple Swift
15 38 (2.01%) Groovy
16 36 (1.91%) C
17 34 (1.80%) PHP
18 28 (1.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 205 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 132 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 103 (5.46%) Degree
4 35 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.22%) RHCE
6 21 (1.11%) DBS Check
7 17 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (0.74%) PMP
9 13 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.64%) CCNA
10 12 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.58%) ISEB
12 10 (0.53%) CCNP
12 10 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.53%) VCAP
12 10 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (6.89%) QA
2 27 (1.43%) PMO
3 21 (1.11%) GDPR
4 16 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.26%) WCAG
6 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) SLA
8 2 (0.11%) COREP
8 2 (0.11%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.11%) NCSC
8 2 (0.11%) NIST
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.053%) COBIT
9 1 (0.053%) GxP
9 1 (0.053%) RMADS
9 1 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 288 (15.25%) Docker
2 55 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 32 (1.69%) Postfix
5 31 (1.64%) vSphere
6 15 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.53%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.37%) NDS
9 7 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 6 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.21%) LXC
11 4 (0.21%) Xen
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.053%) XenApp
14 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 197 (10.43%) Kubernetes
2 126 (6.67%) Terraform
3 123 (6.51%) Ansible
4 95 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (4.13%) Puppet
6 27 (1.43%) Kibana
7 23 (1.22%) Avamar
8 21 (1.11%) Grafana
9 18 (0.95%) Consul
9 18 (0.95%) Prometheus
10 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 15 (0.79%) Suricata
12 13 (0.69%) ZABBIX
13 12 (0.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 11 (0.58%) logstash
14 11 (0.58%) SCCM
15 10 (0.53%) Nagios
16 9 (0.48%) Graphite
16 9 (0.48%) Salt
17 8 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 251 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 122 (6.46%) Oracle
3 100 (5.30%) Google
4 88 (4.66%) VMware
5 80 (4.24%) SAP
6 75 (3.97%) Red Hat
7 58 (3.07%) Splunk
8 57 (3.02%) ServiceNow
9 45 (2.38%) Atlassian
9 45 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (1.80%) Databricks
11 30 (1.59%) Tableau
12 26 (1.38%) AppDynamics
12 26 (1.38%) EMC
12 26 (1.38%) IBM
13 20 (1.06%) New Relic
14 16 (0.85%) ForgeRock
14 16 (0.85%) MuleSoft
15 15 (0.79%) Adobe
15 15 (0.79%) Qualys