Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 143 225
Rank change year-on-year +35 +82 +61
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2355 1916 1279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 1.84% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.20% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1522 978
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £320
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% -32.00% +76.99%
10th Percentile £36.60 £31.13 £61.25
90th Percentile £49.36 £57.52 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +45 2193 £488 +2.63% 288
London +37 1188 £500 - 134
UK excluding London +17 1138 £450 - 169
South East +9 345 £500 +11.11% 37
North of England +20 270 £406 -9.72% 64
Midlands +73 164 £450 +2.86% 21
East of England +40 144 £500 -4.31% 14
North West +31 140 £400 -11.11% 39
West Midlands +73 123 £470 +7.43% 15
Scotland -17 116 £413 +3.13% 8
Yorkshire -14 108 £425 -5.56% 22
South West +15 86 £425 +3.66% 18
East Midlands +18 41 £419 -2.90% 6
North East +57 34 £413 -13.16% 3
Wales -19 15 £413 -13.16% 6
Northern Ireland -50 2 £450 +1.41% 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 2259 (95.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2001 (84.97%) Scrum
3 1136 (48.24%) TDD
4 907 (38.51%) Java
5 782 (33.21%) BDD
6 695 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
7 631 (26.79%) DevOps
8 561 (23.82%) Git (software)
9 556 (23.61%) Test Automation
10 527 (22.38%) Jenkins
11 512 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 506 (21.49%) JIRA
13 434 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
14 427 (18.13%) SQL
15 391 (16.60%) Web Services
16 390 (16.56%) User Stories
17 368 (15.63%) HTML
18 357 (15.16%) Microservices
19 349 (14.82%) RESTful
20 346 (14.69%) Linux
20 346 (14.69%) Spring
21 341 (14.48%) CSS
22 331 (14.06%) Finance
23 314 (13.33%) Pair Programming
24 311 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
25 302 (12.82%) Confluence
26 293 (12.44%) Software Engineering
27 290 (12.31%) Coaching
28 289 (12.27%) REST
29 283 (12.02%) 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
1 302 (12.82%) Confluence
2 106 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
3 93 (3.95%) JBoss
4 89 (3.78%) Tomcat
5 88 (3.74%) Apache Spark
6 69 (2.93%) Apache
7 66 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 49 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 41 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
10 36 (1.53%) WebLogic
11 35 (1.49%) CMS
12 28 (1.19%) SharePoint
13 26 (1.10%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 19 (0.81%) nginx
16 18 (0.76%) Mule
17 17 (0.72%) GlassFish
17 17 (0.72%) WildFly
18 16 (0.68%) Jetty
19 14 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 43 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 24 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.25%) HipChat
6 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.17%) Mingle
8 3 (0.13%) InVision
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.51%) Magento
3 11 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.085%) HFM
7 2 (0.085%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.085%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.042%) Primavera
8 1 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.042%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 434 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
4 92 (3.91%) GitHub
5 73 (3.10%) PaaS
6 58 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 54 (2.29%) Amazon S3
8 50 (2.12%) IaaS
9 44 (1.87%) SaaS
10 30 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 27 (1.15%) Slack
12 26 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.10%) npm
13 25 (1.06%) Serverless
14 24 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (0.76%) OpenShift
16 18 (0.76%) Trello
17 17 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 14 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.25%) HTTP
2 70 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 69 (2.93%) SSL
4 30 (1.27%) SMS
5 17 (0.72%) AMQP
6 14 (0.59%) DSL
7 13 (0.55%) Internet
8 11 (0.47%) Bluetooth
8 11 (0.47%) Firewall
8 11 (0.47%) LDAP
9 10 (0.42%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.34%) DNS
11 4 (0.17%) NAS
11 4 (0.17%) SAN
12 3 (0.13%) 3G
12 3 (0.13%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.13%) VPN
12 3 (0.13%) WinSCP
13 2 (0.085%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.085%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (11.55%) NoSQL
2 246 (10.45%) MongoDB
3 155 (6.58%) MySQL
4 154 (6.54%) Hadoop
5 152 (6.45%) Big Data
6 150 (6.37%) Relational Database
7 137 (5.82%) SQL Server
8 124 (5.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 110 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
10 72 (3.06%) Oracle Database
11 56 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
12 49 (2.08%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
14 38 (1.61%) Redis
15 36 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 28 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
16 28 (1.19%) Apache Hive
16 28 (1.19%) HBase
17 27 (1.15%) Power BI
18 23 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 561 (23.82%) Git (software)
2 527 (22.38%) Jenkins
3 506 (21.49%) JIRA
4 233 (9.89%) Selenium
5 217 (9.21%) Cucumber
6 215 (9.13%) Maven
7 184 (7.81%) JUnit
8 148 (6.28%) Subversion
9 122 (5.18%) Mockito
10 79 (3.35%) gulp
11 76 (3.23%) SoapUI
12 68 (2.89%) Grunt
13 65 (2.76%) IntelliJ
14 63 (2.68%) JIRA Agile
15 54 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
16 53 (2.25%) Jasmine
17 52 (2.21%) SonarQube
17 52 (2.21%) TeamCity
18 51 (2.17%) WebDriver
19 49 (2.08%) Gradle
General
1 331 (14.06%) Finance
2 146 (6.20%) Banking
3 104 (4.42%) Retail
4 87 (3.69%) Games
5 64 (2.72%) Marketing
6 57 (2.42%) Publishing
7 48 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 23 (0.98%) Front Office
8 23 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.89%) Advertising
11 20 (0.85%) Automotive
12 18 (0.76%) Electronics
13 14 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.55%) Legal
15 10 (0.42%) Law
16 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.30%) Online Betting
18 6 (0.25%) Back Office
19 5 (0.21%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 970 (41.19%) Developer
2 395 (16.77%) Java Developer
3 245 (10.40%) Analyst
4 232 (9.85%) Scrum Master
5 183 (7.77%) Senior Developer
6 163 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 156 (6.62%) Business Analyst
8 142 (6.03%) Architect
9 132 (5.61%) Agile Developer
10 94 (3.99%) Agile Java Developer
11 90 (3.82%) .NET Developer
11 90 (3.82%) Agile Coach
11 90 (3.82%) Agile Scrum Master
12 86 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 85 (3.61%) Scala Developer
14 82 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
15 81 (3.44%) Agile Business Analyst
15 81 (3.44%) AWS Developer
16 79 (3.35%) Delivery Manager
17 77 (3.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (16.60%) Web Services
2 368 (15.63%) HTML
3 349 (14.82%) RESTful
4 346 (14.69%) Spring
5 341 (14.48%) CSS
6 289 (12.27%) REST
7 276 (11.72%) AngularJS
8 231 (9.81%) .NET
9 222 (9.43%) JSON
10 219 (9.30%) HTML5
11 218 (9.26%) Node.js
12 186 (7.90%) React
13 175 (7.43%) SOAP
14 161 (6.84%) Hibernate
15 155 (6.58%) XML
16 137 (5.82%) Spring Boot
17 129 (5.48%) CSS3
18 120 (5.10%) J2EE
19 116 (4.93%) ASP.NET
20 102 (4.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 160 (6.79%) User Experience
2 116 (4.93%) Mobile App
3 107 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
5 93 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 61 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 50 (2.12%) Computer Science
8 45 (1.91%) Data Structures
9 32 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 31 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 29 (1.23%) Fintech
12 26 (1.10%) Video on Demand
13 25 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
14 24 (1.02%) Blog
14 24 (1.02%) Public Cloud
15 22 (0.93%) Wiki
16 19 (0.81%) Algorithms
16 19 (0.81%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.76%) Online Games
18 17 (0.72%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 346 (14.69%) Linux
2 172 (7.30%) Unix
3 117 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 78 (3.31%) Windows
5 74 (3.14%) Android
6 58 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 50 (2.12%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.81%) Solaris
9 17 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.68%) CentOS
11 14 (0.59%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.30%) AIX
12 7 (0.30%) HPUX
12 7 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.085%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.085%) SUSE
14 2 (0.085%) VMS
14 2 (0.085%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2259 (95.92%) Agile Software Development
2 2001 (84.97%) Scrum
3 1136 (48.24%) TDD
4 782 (33.21%) BDD
5 695 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
6 631 (26.79%) DevOps
7 556 (23.61%) Test Automation
8 390 (16.56%) User Stories
9 357 (15.16%) Microservices
10 314 (13.33%) Pair Programming
11 311 (13.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 293 (12.44%) Software Engineering
13 290 (12.31%) Coaching
14 264 (11.21%) Mentoring
15 247 (10.49%) MVC
16 235 (9.98%) SOA
17 217 (9.21%) Open Source
18 204 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 189 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
20 182 (7.73%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 907 (38.51%) Java
2 512 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 427 (18.13%) SQL
4 283 (12.02%) Python
5 269 (11.42%) Scala
6 205 (8.70%) C#
7 187 (7.94%) Ruby
8 93 (3.95%) Groovy
9 72 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 68 (2.89%) Go
11 56 (2.38%) PHP
11 56 (2.38%) PL/SQL
11 56 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 55 (2.34%) T-SQL
13 46 (1.95%) Perl
14 35 (1.49%) Apple Swift
15 32 (1.36%) R
16 21 (0.89%) C
16 21 (0.89%) PowerShell
16 21 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 137 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 133 (5.65%) Degree
3 83 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.70%) PMI Certification
5 35 (1.49%) ISEB
6 33 (1.40%) PMP
7 24 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (0.59%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.25%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (0.21%) CISSP
15 4 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.17%) IIBA
15 4 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (10.66%) QA
2 30 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (0.93%) GDPR
4 15 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.64%) MiFID
5 14 (0.59%) PMO
6 8 (0.34%) GCP
7 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.085%) SLA
9 1 (0.042%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.042%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.042%) P3O
9 1 (0.042%) SEPA
9 1 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 271 (11.51%) Docker
2 26 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.47%) HDFS
5 11 (0.47%) vSphere
6 9 (0.38%) Xen
7 6 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.25%) LXC
7 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.25%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.21%) vCloud
9 4 (0.17%) NFS
9 4 (0.17%) OpenDJ
9 4 (0.17%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.085%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.042%) Firmware
11 1 (0.042%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 180 (7.64%) Puppet
2 153 (6.50%) Ansible
3 94 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (3.35%) Kibana
4 79 (3.35%) Terraform
5 67 (2.85%) logstash
6 63 (2.68%) Grafana
7 59 (2.51%) Kubernetes
8 34 (1.44%) ZABBIX
9 30 (1.27%) Mesos
10 23 (0.98%) Rancher
11 16 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 13 (0.55%) Graphite
13 12 (0.51%) Prometheus
14 10 (0.42%) Cobbler
14 10 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (0.30%) Oozie
16 7 (0.30%) StatsD
17 6 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 208 (8.83%) Oracle
2 146 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 98 (4.16%) Splunk
4 87 (3.69%) Red Hat
5 78 (3.31%) Atlassian
6 70 (2.97%) AppDynamics
7 63 (2.68%) VMware
8 51 (2.17%) SAP
9 50 (2.12%) New Relic
10 37 (1.57%) IBM
10 37 (1.57%) WSO2
11 28 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (1.10%) Cloudera
13 23 (0.98%) Tableau
14 22 (0.93%) Adobe
14 22 (0.93%) Google
15 20 (0.85%) SaltStack
16 19 (0.81%) HP
17 17 (0.72%) hybris
17 17 (0.72%) Sitecore