Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 117 167
Rank change year-on-year +16 +50 +91
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,511 2,083 1,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 2.13% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.48% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,684 1,589 1,433
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% - +7.95%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £325
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% -9.14% -2.92%
10th Percentile £27.50 £36.60 £41.25
90th Percentile £65.37 £49.36 £58.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £52.16
% change year-on-year +4.65% -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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +7 2,195 £500 +5.26% 511
UK excluding London +40 1,353 £450 - 324
London 0 1,141 £525 +5.00% 221
South East +44 387 £475 -2.56% 71
North of England -19 251 £425 - 71
Midlands +55 249 £450 -5.26% 57
Scotland +18 202 £469 +13.64% 21
West Midlands +43 201 £475 - 33
North West -15 126 £425 - 47
East of England -18 109 £550 +4.76% 34
Yorkshire -14 97 £429 +0.88% 18
Wales +47 90 £430 +1.18% 11
South West -17 63 £450 +2.86% 57
East Midlands +25 48 £400 - 24
North East -11 31 £400 -9.86% 6
Northern Ireland +37 3 £388 -13.89% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2,374 (94.54%) Agile Software Development
2 2,164 (86.18%) Scrum
3 1,090 (43.41%) TDD
4 925 (36.84%) Java
5 755 (30.07%) BDD
6 743 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
7 571 (22.74%) Git (software)
8 569 (22.66%) Test Automation
9 568 (22.62%) JavaScript
10 559 (22.26%) JIRA
11 550 (21.90%) DevOps
12 501 (19.95%) Jenkins
13 443 (17.64%) Amazon AWS
14 415 (16.53%) Web Services
15 398 (15.85%) Finance
16 388 (15.45%) Spring
17 379 (15.09%) SQL
18 371 (14.77%) Microservices
19 370 (14.74%) RESTful
20 364 (14.50%) REST
21 354 (14.10%) HTML
22 348 (13.86%) User Stories
23 344 (13.70%) CSS
24 328 (13.06%) Docker
25 321 (12.78%) Software Engineering
26 311 (12.39%) Coaching
27 299 (11.91%) Continuous Delivery
28 295 (11.75%) Confluence
29 274 (10.91%) Linux
30 266 (10.59%) Selenium

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
1 295 (11.75%) Confluence
2 83 (3.31%) Apache
3 57 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 55 (2.19%) CMS
5 53 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 45 (1.79%) Apache Spark
7 37 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 36 (1.43%) JBoss
9 28 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.08%) Jetty
11 25 (1.00%) IIS
12 24 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 24 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.88%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 17 (0.68%) Apache Solr
17 15 (0.60%) Documentum
18 13 (0.52%) GlassFish
18 13 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 24 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.60%) InVision
6 10 (0.40%) Fireworks
6 10 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.12%) Mingle
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 7 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.080%) Endur
5 2 (0.080%) Magento
5 2 (0.080%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.040%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.040%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.040%) FastStats
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.040%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.040%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.040%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 443 (17.64%) Amazon AWS
2 265 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (3.15%) GitHub
4 73 (2.91%) PaaS
5 71 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
6 67 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 57 (2.27%) IaaS
8 40 (1.59%) SaaS
8 40 (1.59%) Serverless
9 36 (1.43%) OpenShift
10 34 (1.35%) npm
11 32 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (0.88%) Slack
13 21 (0.84%) BrowserStack
13 21 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.76%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.60%) Trello
17 14 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.94%) HTTP
2 45 (1.79%) SSL
3 36 (1.43%) Firewall
4 32 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.15%) Internet
6 18 (0.72%) SMS
7 14 (0.56%) DNS
8 13 (0.52%) AMQP
9 12 (0.48%) VPN
10 8 (0.32%) BGP
10 8 (0.32%) OSPF
10 8 (0.32%) SAN
11 7 (0.28%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.28%) Network Security
11 7 (0.28%) WAN
12 6 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.24%) DMZ
12 6 (0.24%) DSL
13 4 (0.16%) LAN
13 4 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 186 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 176 (7.01%) Relational Database
4 127 (5.06%) MySQL
5 120 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 114 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (3.58%) Big Data
8 89 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 62 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 56 (2.23%) Hadoop
11 40 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 36 (1.43%) RDBMS
13 35 (1.39%) Redis
14 27 (1.08%) Power BI
15 25 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.00%) Apache Hive
16 24 (0.96%) Neo4j
17 22 (0.88%) HBase
18 18 (0.72%) Couchbase
19 17 (0.68%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 571 (22.74%) Git (software)
2 559 (22.26%) JIRA
3 501 (19.95%) Jenkins
4 266 (10.59%) Selenium
5 256 (10.20%) Maven
6 200 (7.96%) JUnit
7 185 (7.37%) Cucumber
8 152 (6.05%) Subversion
9 134 (5.34%) Mockito
10 112 (4.46%) SoapUI
11 97 (3.86%) SonarQube
12 90 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 84 (3.35%) TeamCity
14 71 (2.83%) Bitbucket
15 70 (2.79%) DbUnit
15 70 (2.79%) jMock
16 69 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
17 67 (2.67%) WebDriver
18 60 (2.39%) Visual Studio
19 57 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 398 (15.85%) Finance
2 163 (6.49%) Banking
3 107 (4.26%) Retail
4 65 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 63 (2.51%) Games
6 58 (2.31%) Marketing
7 42 (1.67%) Publishing
8 38 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.96%) Back Office
11 22 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.68%) Electronics
13 15 (0.60%) Front Office
14 9 (0.36%) Legal
15 7 (0.28%) Advertising
15 7 (0.28%) Law
15 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.16%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 1,050 (41.82%) Developer
2 416 (16.57%) Java Developer
3 286 (11.39%) Scrum Master
4 196 (7.81%) Analyst
5 166 (6.61%) Senior Developer
6 163 (6.49%) Architect
7 124 (4.94%) Agile Developer
8 114 (4.54%) .NET Developer
9 101 (4.02%) Project Manager
10 100 (3.98%) Business Analyst
11 93 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 87 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 85 (3.39%) Agile Coach
14 84 (3.35%) Scala Developer
15 79 (3.15%) C# Developer
15 79 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
15 79 (3.15%) Software Engineer
16 76 (3.03%) Agile Scrum Master
17 75 (2.99%) Delivery Manager
18 72 (2.87%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (16.53%) Web Services
2 388 (15.45%) Spring
3 370 (14.74%) RESTful
4 364 (14.50%) REST
5 354 (14.10%) HTML
6 344 (13.70%) CSS
7 262 (10.43%) .NET
8 244 (9.72%) AngularJS
9 173 (6.89%) SOAP
9 173 (6.89%) Spring Boot
10 171 (6.81%) HTML5
11 170 (6.77%) Node.js
12 168 (6.69%) React
13 146 (5.81%) J2EE
14 144 (5.73%) JSON
15 124 (4.94%) ASP.NET
16 107 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 107 (4.26%) CSS3
17 103 (4.10%) Hibernate
18 102 (4.06%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 236 (9.40%) User Experience
2 117 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
4 93 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 86 (3.42%) Mobile App
6 76 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 45 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 41 (1.63%) Fintech
9 39 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.31%) iPad
11 33 (1.31%) Wiki
12 31 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
13 24 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 23 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
15 17 (0.68%) Public Cloud
15 17 (0.68%) Video on Demand
16 16 (0.64%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 274 (10.91%) Linux
2 125 (4.98%) Unix
3 80 (3.19%) Apple iOS
4 79 (3.15%) Windows
5 66 (2.63%) Android
6 55 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (1.63%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.60%) Solaris
10 10 (0.40%) CentOS
11 8 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.24%) zOS
14 5 (0.20%) VMS
14 5 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.080%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.040%) VME
17 1 (0.040%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,374 (94.54%) Agile Software Development
2 2,164 (86.18%) Scrum
3 1,090 (43.41%) TDD
4 755 (30.07%) BDD
5 743 (29.59%) Continuous Integration
6 569 (22.66%) Test Automation
7 550 (21.90%) DevOps
8 371 (14.77%) Microservices
9 348 (13.86%) User Stories
10 321 (12.78%) Software Engineering
11 311 (12.39%) Coaching
12 299 (11.91%) Continuous Delivery
13 261 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
14 256 (10.20%) E-Commerce
15 248 (9.88%) MVC
16 247 (9.84%) Pair Programming
17 242 (9.64%) Mentoring
18 209 (8.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 192 (7.65%) Open Source
20 187 (7.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 925 (36.84%) Java
2 568 (22.62%) JavaScript
3 379 (15.09%) SQL
4 249 (9.92%) C#
5 236 (9.40%) Java 8
6 217 (8.64%) Python
6 217 (8.64%) Scala
7 97 (3.86%) Ruby
8 86 (3.42%) PHP
9 80 (3.19%) Groovy
10 69 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 59 (2.35%) Perl
12 50 (1.99%) ES6
13 49 (1.95%) Go
14 46 (1.83%) Shell Script
15 42 (1.67%) TypeScript
16 39 (1.55%) PowerShell
17 31 (1.23%) C++
18 25 (1.00%) T-SQL
19 22 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 139 (5.54%) Degree
3 118 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 56 (2.23%) ISEB
5 52 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 48 (1.91%) ISTQB
7 26 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (0.96%) PMP
9 19 (0.76%) Master's Degree
10 18 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 17 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.28%) CISA
13 7 (0.28%) CISM
13 7 (0.28%) CISSP
14 6 (0.24%) CITP
14 6 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.16%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (9.12%) QA
2 32 (1.27%) PMO
3 26 (1.04%) GDPR
4 12 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.48%) NIST 800
5 10 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.16%) Basel III
8 4 (0.16%) MiFID
8 4 (0.16%) SLA
8 4 (0.16%) WCAG
9 3 (0.12%) COBIT
10 2 (0.080%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.080%) PSD2
11 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 328 (13.06%) Docker
2 67 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (2.03%) vSphere
4 25 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.40%) HDFS
7 7 (0.28%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.24%) LXC
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.12%) NFS
10 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.080%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.080%) iptables
11 2 (0.080%) Postfix
11 2 (0.080%) Xen
12 1 (0.040%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.040%) vCloud
12 1 (0.040%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 206 (8.20%) Kubernetes
2 160 (6.37%) Ansible
3 126 (5.02%) Puppet
4 86 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (2.31%) Terraform
6 25 (1.00%) Mesos
7 23 (0.92%) Kibana
8 19 (0.76%) logstash
9 15 (0.60%) Grafana
9 15 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
9 15 (0.60%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.56%) HP ALM
11 11 (0.44%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.40%) Cobbler
13 7 (0.28%) Nagios
13 7 (0.28%) SELinux
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
14 6 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.24%) Xymon
Vendors
1 175 (6.97%) Microsoft
2 170 (6.77%) Oracle
3 105 (4.18%) Google
4 77 (3.07%) VMware
5 73 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 50 (1.99%) SAP
7 49 (1.95%) Pega
8 47 (1.87%) Adobe
9 46 (1.83%) Zend
10 43 (1.71%) IBM
10 43 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 37 (1.47%) Red Hat
12 31 (1.23%) Splunk
13 30 (1.19%) hybris
14 27 (1.08%) Informatica
15 24 (0.96%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.68%) AppDynamics
16 17 (0.68%) Apple
16 17 (0.68%) Cisco
17 16 (0.64%) HP