Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 165 248
Rank change year-on-year +48 +83 +36
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2097 1776 1115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 1.65% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.97% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 1427 815
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £325
90th Percentile £621 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £47.33 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% -2.92% -
10th Percentile £36.60 £41.25 £35.38
90th Percentile £49.36 £58.24 £61.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £52.16 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.55% +49.01% -

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 83263 90012 92965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.73% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54983 59596 60125
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2021 2278 2614
UK median hourly rate £24.36 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.47 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +50 1917 £475 - 200
London +28 1076 £500 - 104
UK excluding London +35 987 £450 - 102
South East -12 266 £488 +8.33% 30
North of England +58 258 £425 -5.56% 34
North West +46 135 £425 -5.56% 20
East of England +66 131 £525 +6.33% 9
Scotland +32 131 £413 +3.13% 5
Midlands +67 121 £475 +5.56% 12
Yorkshire +3 96 £425 -5.56% 13
West Midlands +77 94 £475 +0.53% 9
South West +12 67 £438 +4.79% 11
North East +86 31 £444 -6.58% 1
East Midlands -7 27 £406 -9.72% 2
Wales -9 14 £425 -12.82% 1
Northern Ireland -51 2 £450 +1.41%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1983 (94.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1789 (85.31%) Scrum
3 1016 (48.45%) TDD
4 786 (37.48%) Java
5 633 (30.19%) BDD
6 589 (28.09%) DevOps
7 563 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
8 503 (23.99%) Git (software)
9 467 (22.27%) Jenkins
10 445 (21.22%) JavaScript
11 439 (20.93%) Test Automation
12 436 (20.79%) JIRA
13 367 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
14 348 (16.60%) SQL
15 346 (16.50%) Linux
16 345 (16.45%) User Stories
17 319 (15.21%) HTML
18 317 (15.12%) Spring
19 312 (14.88%) Web Services
19 312 (14.88%) Microservices
20 294 (14.02%) CSS
21 286 (13.64%) Finance
22 285 (13.59%) RESTful
23 276 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
24 263 (12.54%) Software Engineering
25 259 (12.35%) Coaching
26 254 (12.11%) Python
27 249 (11.87%) Pair Programming
27 249 (11.87%) AngularJS
28 237 (11.30%) 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
1 226 (10.78%) Confluence
2 83 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 76 (3.62%) Tomcat
4 74 (3.53%) JBoss
5 67 (3.20%) Apache
6 63 (3.00%) Apache Spark
7 53 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 47 (2.24%) OpenStack
9 35 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
10 32 (1.53%) CMS
11 25 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.10%) SharePoint
13 21 (1.00%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.86%) Mule
15 17 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 17 (0.81%) GlassFish
15 17 (0.81%) nginx
16 15 (0.72%) WildFly
17 13 (0.62%) Drupal
17 13 (0.62%) Jetty
Applications
1 38 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Mingle
8 5 (0.24%) InVision
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.19%) HipChat
10 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.33%) Magento
3 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.095%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.048%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.048%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 367 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
4 73 (3.48%) GitHub
5 66 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 66 (3.15%) PaaS
6 49 (2.34%) Amazon S3
7 38 (1.81%) IaaS
8 34 (1.62%) SaaS
9 31 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 27 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (1.19%) OpenShift
12 21 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (1.00%) Heroku
13 18 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (0.81%) npm
15 16 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (0.62%) Trello
17 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
18 8 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 100 (4.77%) HTTP
2 73 (3.48%) SSL
3 63 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.34%) SMS
5 17 (0.81%) Internet
6 13 (0.62%) DSL
6 13 (0.62%) LDAP
7 12 (0.57%) AMQP
7 12 (0.57%) DNS
7 12 (0.57%) Firewall
8 8 (0.38%) Bluetooth
8 8 (0.38%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.33%) VPN
10 6 (0.29%) NAS
10 6 (0.29%) SAN
11 5 (0.24%) DHCP
12 4 (0.19%) LAN
12 4 (0.19%) VLAN
12 4 (0.19%) WAN
13 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.21%) MongoDB
2 208 (9.92%) NoSQL
3 146 (6.96%) MySQL
4 125 (5.96%) Relational Database
5 122 (5.82%) SQL Server
6 121 (5.77%) Big Data
7 112 (5.34%) Hadoop
8 90 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
9 86 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 60 (2.86%) Oracle Database
11 44 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
12 43 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 39 (1.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 37 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (1.76%) Redis
15 29 (1.38%) Apache Hive
16 28 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
17 21 (1.00%) HBase
18 20 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 503 (23.99%) Git (software)
2 467 (22.27%) Jenkins
3 436 (20.79%) JIRA
4 205 (9.78%) Selenium
5 182 (8.68%) Maven
6 160 (7.63%) Cucumber
7 144 (6.87%) Subversion
8 133 (6.34%) JUnit
9 83 (3.96%) Mockito
10 74 (3.53%) JIRA Agile
11 66 (3.15%) SoapUI
12 61 (2.91%) IntelliJ
13 56 (2.67%) gulp
14 53 (2.53%) Grunt
15 52 (2.48%) Gradle
15 52 (2.48%) TeamCity
16 49 (2.34%) SonarQube
17 44 (2.10%) WebDriver
18 42 (2.00%) Artifactory
18 42 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 286 (13.64%) Finance
2 129 (6.15%) Banking
3 124 (5.91%) Retail
4 72 (3.43%) Marketing
5 62 (2.96%) Games
6 52 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.00%) Publishing
8 28 (1.34%) Front Office
8 28 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.29%) Electronics
10 26 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 25 (1.19%) Advertising
12 21 (1.00%) Automotive
13 12 (0.57%) Legal
14 10 (0.48%) Back Office
15 9 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Billing
16 7 (0.33%) Online Betting
17 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 856 (40.82%) Developer
2 330 (15.74%) Java Developer
3 217 (10.35%) Analyst
4 181 (8.63%) Scrum Master
5 178 (8.49%) Senior Developer
6 158 (7.53%) Architect
7 148 (7.06%) Business Analyst
8 133 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
9 118 (5.63%) Agile Developer
10 89 (4.24%) Agile Coach
11 81 (3.86%) .NET Developer
11 81 (3.86%) Senior Java Developer
12 68 (3.24%) Angular Developer
12 68 (3.24%) AWS Developer
13 67 (3.20%) Agile Business Analyst
13 67 (3.20%) Technical Architect
14 66 (3.15%) Agile Scrum Master
14 66 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
15 64 (3.05%) Agile Java Developer
16 56 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (15.21%) HTML
2 317 (15.12%) Spring
3 312 (14.88%) Web Services
4 294 (14.02%) CSS
5 285 (13.59%) RESTful
6 249 (11.87%) AngularJS
7 234 (11.16%) REST
8 208 (9.92%) Node.js
9 201 (9.59%) .NET
10 195 (9.30%) JSON
11 194 (9.25%) React
12 188 (8.97%) HTML5
13 161 (7.68%) Hibernate
14 150 (7.15%) SOAP
14 150 (7.15%) XML
15 114 (5.44%) ASP.NET
16 110 (5.25%) J2EE
17 109 (5.20%) Spring Boot
18 107 (5.10%) Middleware
19 99 (4.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 144 (6.87%) User Experience
2 109 (5.20%) Mobile App
3 97 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
5 65 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
6 51 (2.43%) Virtual Team
7 49 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 47 (2.24%) Data Structures
9 31 (1.48%) Data Centre
10 29 (1.38%) Fintech
10 29 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.24%) Blog
13 20 (0.95%) Video on Demand
14 19 (0.91%) Algorithms
15 18 (0.86%) Fixed Income
15 18 (0.86%) PMI
15 18 (0.86%) Wiki
16 16 (0.76%) Equities
16 16 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 346 (16.50%) Linux
2 139 (6.63%) Unix
3 111 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (4.01%) Windows
5 66 (3.15%) Android
6 60 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 47 (2.24%) Apple iOS
8 28 (1.34%) CentOS
9 13 (0.62%) Solaris
9 13 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.62%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.29%) AIX
11 6 (0.29%) HPUX
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.19%) SUSE
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.095%) VMS
16 1 (0.048%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1983 (94.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1789 (85.31%) Scrum
3 1016 (48.45%) TDD
4 633 (30.19%) BDD
5 589 (28.09%) DevOps
6 563 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
7 439 (20.93%) Test Automation
8 345 (16.45%) User Stories
9 312 (14.88%) Microservices
10 276 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
11 263 (12.54%) Software Engineering
12 259 (12.35%) Coaching
13 249 (11.87%) Pair Programming
14 237 (11.30%) Mentoring
14 237 (11.30%) SOA
15 223 (10.63%) MVC
16 192 (9.16%) Open Source
17 178 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 177 (8.44%) Continuous Improvement
19 160 (7.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 786 (37.48%) Java
2 445 (21.22%) JavaScript
3 348 (16.60%) SQL
4 254 (12.11%) Python
5 211 (10.06%) Scala
6 180 (8.58%) C#
7 177 (8.44%) Ruby
8 86 (4.10%) Groovy
9 69 (3.29%) Bash Shell
9 69 (3.29%) Go
10 51 (2.43%) Perl
11 47 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 45 (2.15%) PHP
13 43 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 37 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.34%) Apple Swift
16 26 (1.24%) R
17 23 (1.10%) PowerShell
18 20 (0.95%) C
19 18 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 120 (5.72%) Degree
2 115 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.00%) PMI Certification
5 39 (1.86%) ISEB
6 38 (1.81%) PMP
7 34 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 17 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
12 11 (0.52%) CITP
12 11 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.38%) RHCE
13 8 (0.38%) RHCSA
14 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.33%) MBCS
14 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (10.11%) QA
2 30 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.67%) MiFID
5 12 (0.57%) GDPR
5 12 (0.57%) PMO
6 5 (0.24%) GCP
6 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.048%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.048%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.048%) P3O
7 1 (0.048%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.048%) SLA
7 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 206 (9.82%) Docker
2 37 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.67%) VMware NSX
5 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.52%) Xen
7 10 (0.48%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.43%) HDFS
8 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.38%) vSphere
10 6 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.24%) vCloud
12 4 (0.19%) NFS
12 4 (0.19%) OpenDJ
12 4 (0.19%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.095%) LXC
13 2 (0.095%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.095%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.095%) zsh
14 1 (0.048%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 168 (8.01%) Puppet
2 155 (7.39%) Ansible
3 78 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (3.29%) Terraform
5 57 (2.72%) Kubernetes
6 50 (2.38%) logstash
7 47 (2.24%) Kibana
8 28 (1.34%) ZABBIX
9 27 (1.29%) Grafana
10 19 (0.91%) Graphite
11 18 (0.86%) Rancher
12 16 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 11 (0.52%) Mesos
13 11 (0.52%) Prometheus
14 9 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.38%) Cobbler
15 8 (0.38%) SELinux
16 7 (0.33%) Oozie
17 5 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
18 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 186 (8.87%) Oracle
2 117 (5.58%) Microsoft
3 77 (3.67%) Atlassian
4 74 (3.53%) Red Hat
4 74 (3.53%) VMware
5 64 (3.05%) SAP
6 56 (2.67%) Splunk
7 49 (2.34%) New Relic
8 45 (2.15%) WSO2
9 40 (1.91%) AppDynamics
10 34 (1.62%) IBM
11 22 (1.05%) Cloudera
12 20 (0.95%) Adobe
12 20 (0.95%) Google
13 19 (0.91%) hybris
13 19 (0.91%) MuleSoft
14 18 (0.86%) Xamarin
15 17 (0.81%) CA Agile Central
16 16 (0.76%) SaltStack
16 16 (0.76%) Sitecore