Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 109 146
Rank change year-on-year +4 +37 +82
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,545 2,331 1,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.30% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.68% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,626 1,815 1,531
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £335
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -32.00%
10th Percentile £29.38 £36.60 £31.13
90th Percentile £59.41 £49.36 £57.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -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 89,184 86,972 89,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 85.75% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,020 57,836 58,961
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,306 2,085 2,467
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.79% +4.44% -

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 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +4 2,272 £500 +2.56% 521
UK excluding London +23 1,371 £463 +2.78% 324
London -4 1,150 £525 +5.00% 237
South East +7 388 £500 - 90
Midlands +37 294 £475 +5.56% 36
West Midlands +33 246 £485 +3.19% 30
North of England -31 229 £425 +3.03% 91
Scotland +28 190 £456 +10.61% 24
East of England -15 116 £538 +4.37% 25
North West -34 114 £425 +6.25% 52
South West -16 95 £450 +5.94% 42
Yorkshire -36 75 £425 - 34
Wales +16 58 £430 +4.24% 9
East Midlands +13 48 £402 -3.94% 6
North East +5 43 £425 +4.62% 5
Northern Ireland +34 2 £388 -13.89% 7

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 2,412 (94.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,173 (85.38%) Scrum
3 1,070 (42.04%) TDD
4 923 (36.27%) Java
5 798 (31.36%) BDD
6 778 (30.57%) Continuous Integration
7 659 (25.89%) Git (software)
8 653 (25.66%) DevOps
9 608 (23.89%) JIRA
10 591 (23.22%) Jenkins
11 590 (23.18%) Test Automation
12 587 (23.06%) JavaScript
13 516 (20.28%) Amazon AWS
14 421 (16.54%) Microservices
15 418 (16.42%) Spring
16 410 (16.11%) Web Services
17 398 (15.64%) REST
18 395 (15.52%) RESTful
18 395 (15.52%) SQL
19 393 (15.44%) User Stories
20 390 (15.32%) Docker
21 376 (14.77%) Linux
22 373 (14.66%) Finance
23 360 (14.15%) HTML
24 340 (13.36%) CSS
25 331 (13.01%) Confluence
26 319 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
27 312 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
28 307 (12.06%) Software Engineering
29 302 (11.87%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 331 (13.01%) Confluence
2 89 (3.50%) Apache
3 65 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 64 (2.51%) CMS
5 42 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 40 (1.57%) Documentum
6 40 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 35 (1.38%) Apache Spark
8 33 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 32 (1.26%) JBoss
9 32 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 30 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 26 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 22 (0.86%) Jetty
13 21 (0.83%) IIS
14 20 (0.79%) WebLogic
15 19 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 16 (0.63%) Apache Solr
17 14 (0.55%) nginx
18 13 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 26 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 25 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 22 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.63%) InVision
6 10 (0.39%) Fireworks
7 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.12%) Mingle
10 2 (0.079%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.079%) Magento
3 2 (0.079%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.079%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.079%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.079%) Unica
4 1 (0.039%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.039%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.039%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 516 (20.28%) Amazon AWS
2 312 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (3.69%) GitHub
3 94 (3.69%) PaaS
4 89 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
5 81 (3.18%) IaaS
6 63 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 53 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (1.93%) Serverless
9 46 (1.81%) SaaS
10 42 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
11 39 (1.53%) OpenShift
12 34 (1.34%) npm
13 28 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 27 (1.06%) Amazon S3
14 27 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
15 23 (0.90%) Slack
16 18 (0.71%) Datadog
17 17 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 14 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 122 (4.79%) HTTP
2 80 (3.14%) Firewall
3 55 (2.16%) SSL
4 48 (1.89%) Internet
5 43 (1.69%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.75%) DNS
7 16 (0.63%) AMQP
8 11 (0.43%) VLAN
9 10 (0.39%) SAN
10 9 (0.35%) BGP
10 9 (0.35%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.35%) OSPF
10 9 (0.35%) VPN
11 8 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.31%) DMZ
12 7 (0.28%) Network Security
12 7 (0.28%) WAN
13 6 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (0.24%) DSL
14 5 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 189 (7.43%) Relational Database
3 188 (7.39%) NoSQL
4 154 (6.05%) MySQL
5 128 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 124 (4.87%) MongoDB
7 77 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (2.95%) Big Data
9 69 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 53 (2.08%) Hadoop
11 49 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 49 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.41%) Redis
13 31 (1.22%) Apache Hive
14 25 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (0.83%) Power BI
16 19 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
17 18 (0.71%) Pentaho
18 16 (0.63%) HBase
18 16 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 659 (25.89%) Git (software)
2 608 (23.89%) JIRA
3 591 (23.22%) Jenkins
4 288 (11.32%) Maven
5 268 (10.53%) Selenium
6 230 (9.04%) JUnit
7 193 (7.58%) Cucumber
8 180 (7.07%) Subversion
9 131 (5.15%) Mockito
10 105 (4.13%) SonarQube
11 101 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
12 91 (3.58%) SoapUI
13 89 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 84 (3.30%) TeamCity
15 79 (3.10%) DbUnit
16 77 (3.03%) jMock
17 75 (2.95%) Hudson
18 70 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
18 70 (2.75%) WebDriver
19 64 (2.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 373 (14.66%) Finance
2 153 (6.01%) Banking
3 115 (4.52%) Retail
4 60 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.08%) Games
6 51 (2.00%) Marketing
7 45 (1.77%) Publishing
8 35 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.30%) Law
10 21 (0.83%) Front Office
10 21 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.71%) Back Office
12 17 (0.67%) Electronics
13 12 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.35%) Legal
15 8 (0.31%) Billing
15 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.28%) Advertising
16 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,028 (40.39%) Developer
2 403 (15.83%) Java Developer
3 245 (9.63%) Scrum Master
4 205 (8.06%) Analyst
5 169 (6.64%) Architect
6 167 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 155 (6.09%) Senior Developer
8 143 (5.62%) Agile Developer
9 115 (4.52%) Business Analyst
10 104 (4.09%) .NET Developer
11 96 (3.77%) Scala Developer
12 80 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
13 79 (3.10%) C# Developer
14 75 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 73 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
15 73 (2.87%) Tester
16 72 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
17 70 (2.75%) Software Engineer
18 67 (2.63%) Agile Scrum Master
19 65 (2.55%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (16.42%) Spring
2 410 (16.11%) Web Services
3 398 (15.64%) REST
4 395 (15.52%) RESTful
5 360 (14.15%) HTML
6 340 (13.36%) CSS
7 283 (11.12%) .NET
8 266 (10.45%) AngularJS
9 197 (7.74%) Spring Boot
10 188 (7.39%) Node.js
11 187 (7.35%) React
12 175 (6.88%) SOAP
13 172 (6.76%) JSON
14 168 (6.60%) HTML5
15 149 (5.85%) J2EE
16 115 (4.52%) ASP.NET
17 108 (4.24%) Kafka
18 101 (3.97%) CSS3
19 100 (3.93%) Hibernate
20 95 (3.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 259 (10.18%) User Experience
2 136 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 127 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
4 90 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 81 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 78 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 51 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 47 (1.85%) Fintech
9 45 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
10 44 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 41 (1.61%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.38%) Algorithms
13 33 (1.30%) Data Centre
14 30 (1.18%) Wiki
15 26 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
16 25 (0.98%) Data Structures
17 22 (0.86%) iPad
18 21 (0.83%) Video on Demand
19 15 (0.59%) Private Cloud
20 14 (0.55%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 376 (14.77%) Linux
2 138 (5.42%) Unix
3 124 (4.87%) Windows
4 90 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 69 (2.71%) Android
7 41 (1.61%) Windows Server
8 17 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.63%) CentOS
10 12 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.43%) Solaris
12 9 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.12%) VMS
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.039%) AIX
16 1 (0.039%) VME
16 1 (0.039%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,412 (94.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2,173 (85.38%) Scrum
3 1,070 (42.04%) TDD
4 798 (31.36%) BDD
5 778 (30.57%) Continuous Integration
6 653 (25.66%) DevOps
7 590 (23.18%) Test Automation
8 421 (16.54%) Microservices
9 393 (15.44%) User Stories
10 319 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
11 307 (12.06%) Software Engineering
12 302 (11.87%) Continuous Delivery
13 299 (11.75%) Coaching
14 253 (9.94%) Open Source
15 246 (9.67%) Pair Programming
16 241 (9.47%) E-Commerce
16 241 (9.47%) MVC
17 228 (8.96%) SOA
18 218 (8.57%) Mentoring
19 193 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 923 (36.27%) Java
2 587 (23.06%) JavaScript
3 395 (15.52%) SQL
4 275 (10.81%) Python
5 258 (10.14%) C#
6 223 (8.76%) Java 8
7 217 (8.53%) Scala
8 138 (5.42%) Ruby
9 103 (4.05%) Perl
10 90 (3.54%) Bash Shell
10 90 (3.54%) PHP
11 71 (2.79%) Go
12 69 (2.71%) Groovy
13 56 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 49 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 43 (1.69%) ES6
16 37 (1.45%) TypeScript
17 31 (1.22%) C++
18 21 (0.83%) T-SQL
19 20 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 182 (7.15%) Security Cleared
2 151 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 116 (4.56%) Degree
4 66 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 43 (1.69%) ISEB
6 36 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.59%) PMP
9 14 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.39%) CISSP
13 9 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.35%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.31%) OCP
14 8 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.28%) CISA
15 7 (0.28%) CISM
16 6 (0.24%) CITP
16 6 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (9.47%) QA
2 26 (1.02%) PMO
3 19 (0.75%) GDPR
4 14 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.43%) NIST 800
7 10 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.31%) Basel III
9 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.16%) SLA
11 3 (0.12%) COBIT
11 3 (0.12%) MiFID
12 2 (0.079%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.079%) PSD2
13 1 (0.039%) SEPA
13 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 390 (15.32%) Docker
2 70 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.28%) vSphere
4 30 (1.18%) Active Directory
5 25 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.16%) HDFS
8 3 (0.12%) LXC
8 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.12%) NFS
8 3 (0.12%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.079%) iptables
9 2 (0.079%) KVM
9 2 (0.079%) Postfix
9 2 (0.079%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.039%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.039%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 253 (9.94%) Kubernetes
2 216 (8.49%) Ansible
3 196 (7.70%) Puppet
4 92 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (2.91%) Terraform
6 56 (2.20%) ZABBIX
7 26 (1.02%) Kibana
8 24 (0.94%) Nagios
9 21 (0.83%) logstash
9 21 (0.83%) Mesos
10 20 (0.79%) Grafana
10 20 (0.79%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
11 16 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
12 11 (0.43%) SELinux
13 10 (0.39%) Cobbler
14 8 (0.31%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.31%) HP ALM
14 8 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 200 (7.86%) Oracle
2 179 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 118 (4.64%) Google
4 86 (3.38%) Atlassian
5 80 (3.14%) VMware
6 78 (3.06%) Pega
7 49 (1.93%) Red Hat
8 46 (1.81%) Adobe
8 46 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
9 45 (1.77%) IBM
10 44 (1.73%) SAP
11 39 (1.53%) Zend
12 38 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 37 (1.45%) Splunk
14 35 (1.38%) hybris
15 28 (1.10%) Informatica
16 21 (0.83%) New Relic
17 19 (0.75%) AppDynamics
18 18 (0.71%) Apple
18 18 (0.71%) MuleSoft