Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 101 132
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31 +74
Contract jobs citing Kanban 2,183 2,457 1,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.47% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.85% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,548 1,729 1,336
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £375 £356 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 3
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33% -22.68%
10th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £72.72 £153.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -13.79%

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 78,848 86,071 77,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 86.57% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,809 56,710 50,913
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 2,330 2,106
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.93 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.71% -18.00% -7.41%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +9 2,043 £500 - 150
UK excluding London -8 1,087 £475 +5.56% 114
London +8 1,081 £525 - 49
South East +1 283 £463 +2.78% 26
North of England +1 268 £450 +4.65% 31
Midlands +1 212 £485 +4.75% 11
West Midlands -3 186 £500 +5.26% 6
South West +42 122 £500 +12.36% 19
Yorkshire -4 121 £433 +0.58% 11
Scotland -25 91 £475 +5.56% 5
North West -28 87 £500 +17.65% 18
East of England -4 81 £473 -10.00% 14
North East +37 59 £475 +5.56% 2
Wales -34 31 £500 +18.34% 3
East Midlands -8 16 £383 +3.38% 5
Northern Ireland +4 6 £700 - 5

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 2,050 (93.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,871 (85.71%) Scrum
3 709 (32.48%) TDD
4 671 (30.74%) Java
5 639 (29.27%) DevOps
6 572 (26.20%) Git (software)
7 553 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
8 546 (25.01%) JIRA
9 528 (24.19%) BDD
10 507 (23.22%) Amazon AWS
11 495 (22.68%) JavaScript
12 488 (22.35%) Test Automation
13 465 (21.30%) Jenkins
14 445 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 382 (17.50%) Finance
16 350 (16.03%) Docker
17 339 (15.53%) Web Services
18 338 (15.48%) REST
19 324 (14.84%) SQL
20 314 (14.38%) Microservices
21 309 (14.15%) HTML
22 305 (13.97%) Spring
23 301 (13.79%) Linux
23 301 (13.79%) Confluence
24 296 (13.56%) RESTful
25 286 (13.10%) CSS
26 276 (12.64%) Python
26 276 (12.64%) User Stories
27 273 (12.51%) C#
28 239 (10.95%) .NET

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
1 301 (13.79%) Confluence
2 58 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.47%) CMS
5 31 (1.42%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.24%) Apache
7 22 (1.01%) Documentum
8 18 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 16 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (0.69%) JBoss
11 14 (0.64%) Magnolia
12 13 (0.60%) Ethereum
13 12 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.55%) Hyperledger
13 12 (0.55%) nginx
13 12 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.50%) Mule
Applications
1 36 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (0.69%) Sketch
6 10 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.41%) InVision
7 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.046%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 20 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.55%) R3 Corda
3 11 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.23%) SAP WM
7 4 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.18%) Primavera
8 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.092%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.092%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 507 (23.22%) Amazon AWS
2 445 (20.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (7.01%) GitHub
4 100 (4.58%) Amazon EC2
5 96 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 49 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 47 (2.15%) Serverless
8 45 (2.06%) Slack
9 41 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
10 40 (1.83%) SaaS
11 39 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
12 34 (1.56%) PaaS
12 34 (1.56%) Power Platform
13 33 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (1.37%) npm
15 26 (1.19%) OpenShift
16 25 (1.15%) Amazon S3
17 22 (1.01%) Apigee
17 22 (1.01%) Datadog
18 20 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.38%) HTTP
2 38 (1.74%) Internet
3 17 (0.78%) SSL
4 13 (0.60%) Firewall
5 12 (0.55%) IPFS
5 12 (0.55%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 11 (0.50%) SSH
6 11 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.32%) Network Security
8 6 (0.27%) WAN
9 5 (0.23%) DNS
9 5 (0.23%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.18%) DSL
10 4 (0.18%) FTP
10 4 (0.18%) IMAP
10 4 (0.18%) MPLS
10 4 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (0.18%) SMTP
11 3 (0.14%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (7.15%) Relational Database
2 152 (6.96%) NoSQL
3 149 (6.83%) SQL Server
4 123 (5.63%) MongoDB
5 117 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (3.99%) MySQL
7 75 (3.44%) Big Data
8 67 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 45 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 39 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 37 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
12 35 (1.60%) Redis
13 33 (1.51%) Power BI
14 31 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (1.01%) Blockchain
16 20 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
17 19 (0.87%) Data Lake
17 19 (0.87%) Oracle Database
18 18 (0.82%) BigQuery
19 16 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 572 (26.20%) Git (software)
2 546 (25.01%) JIRA
3 465 (21.30%) Jenkins
4 196 (8.98%) Selenium
5 176 (8.06%) Maven
6 153 (7.01%) JUnit
7 147 (6.73%) Cucumber
8 112 (5.13%) Mockito
9 104 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
10 93 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 87 (3.99%) SonarQube
12 75 (3.44%) Bitbucket
13 68 (3.11%) DbUnit
14 66 (3.02%) jMock
15 60 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
16 58 (2.66%) Subversion
17 54 (2.47%) TeamCity
18 50 (2.29%) SoapUI
19 40 (1.83%) Visual Studio
19 40 (1.83%) webpack
General
1 382 (17.50%) Finance
2 157 (7.19%) Banking
3 97 (4.44%) Retail
4 54 (2.47%) Games
5 48 (2.20%) Marketing
6 42 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 34 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.42%) Legal
9 27 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.92%) Law
12 18 (0.82%) Back Office
12 18 (0.82%) Publishing
13 16 (0.73%) Front Office
14 15 (0.69%) Advertising
14 15 (0.69%) Electronics
15 12 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.37%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.27%) Automotive
18 5 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 840 (38.48%) Developer
2 290 (13.28%) Java Developer
3 207 (9.48%) Scrum Master
4 196 (8.98%) Analyst
5 158 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 118 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 116 (5.31%) .NET Developer
8 113 (5.18%) Architect
9 98 (4.49%) Project Manager
9 98 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 89 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 85 (3.89%) Agile Coach
12 73 (3.34%) Delivery Manager
13 71 (3.25%) Agile Developer
14 64 (2.93%) Agile Scrum Master
15 61 (2.79%) Lead Developer
16 59 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
17 58 (2.66%) Tester
18 56 (2.57%) Full Stack Developer
19 48 (2.20%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (15.53%) Web Services
2 338 (15.48%) REST
3 309 (14.15%) HTML
4 305 (13.97%) Spring
5 296 (13.56%) RESTful
6 286 (13.10%) CSS
7 239 (10.95%) .NET
8 173 (7.92%) Node.js
9 162 (7.42%) JSON
10 158 (7.24%) SOAP
11 137 (6.28%) Spring Boot
12 134 (6.14%) AngularJS
12 134 (6.14%) React
13 132 (6.05%) ASP.NET
14 123 (5.63%) J2EE
15 117 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
16 106 (4.86%) XML
17 94 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 92 (4.21%) HTML5
19 88 (4.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 201 (9.21%) User Experience
2 123 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 117 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 104 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
7 46 (2.11%) Data Structures
8 45 (2.06%) Video on Demand
9 43 (1.97%) Algorithms
10 39 (1.79%) Cloud Native
11 37 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (1.10%) Wiki
15 21 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
16 19 (0.87%) Data Centre
16 19 (0.87%) Public Cloud
17 18 (0.82%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
19 13 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 301 (13.79%) Linux
2 111 (5.08%) Windows
3 91 (4.17%) Unix
4 68 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 53 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (2.06%) Android
7 25 (1.15%) CentOS
8 19 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 17 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.55%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.37%) VMS
14 4 (0.18%) Solaris
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.046%) SUSE
17 1 (0.046%) VME
17 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,050 (93.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,871 (85.71%) Scrum
3 709 (32.48%) TDD
4 639 (29.27%) DevOps
5 553 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
6 528 (24.19%) BDD
7 488 (22.35%) Test Automation
8 314 (14.38%) Microservices
9 276 (12.64%) User Stories
10 222 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
11 211 (9.67%) Coaching
12 207 (9.48%) Software Engineering
13 201 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 192 (8.80%) E-Commerce
15 177 (8.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 166 (7.60%) MVC
17 155 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
18 148 (6.78%) Open Source
19 137 (6.28%) Mentoring
20 133 (6.09%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 671 (30.74%) Java
2 495 (22.68%) JavaScript
3 324 (14.84%) SQL
4 276 (12.64%) Python
5 273 (12.51%) C#
6 177 (8.11%) Java 8
7 123 (5.63%) Ruby
8 116 (5.31%) Bash Shell
8 116 (5.31%) Scala
9 75 (3.44%) TypeScript
10 59 (2.70%) PowerShell
11 55 (2.52%) Perl
12 52 (2.38%) ES6
13 51 (2.34%) PHP
14 48 (2.20%) Shell Script
15 37 (1.69%) Groovy
16 35 (1.60%) C
17 27 (1.24%) Apple Swift
17 27 (1.24%) C++
18 25 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 158 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 131 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 104 (4.76%) Degree
4 41 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (1.33%) ISEB
6 22 (1.01%) AWS Certification
6 22 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (0.96%) ISTQB
8 13 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.60%) PMP
9 9 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.32%) CISSP
11 6 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.23%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.18%) CISM
13 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.10%) QA
2 20 (0.92%) PMO
3 19 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.41%) GDPR
4 9 (0.41%) PSD2
5 6 (0.27%) MiFID
6 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.14%) GxP
7 3 (0.14%) WCAG
8 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.092%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.092%) SEPA
9 1 (0.046%) Basel III
9 1 (0.046%) COBIT
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 350 (16.03%) Docker
2 51 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.88%) vSphere
4 34 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 24 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.73%) Postfix
7 10 (0.46%) NDS
8 7 (0.32%) LXC
9 6 (0.27%) HDFS
9 6 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.092%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.092%) KVM
13 1 (0.046%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.046%) zsh
Systems Management
1 200 (9.16%) Kubernetes
2 168 (7.70%) Ansible
3 130 (5.96%) Terraform
4 107 (4.90%) Puppet
5 60 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (1.51%) ZABBIX
7 31 (1.42%) Kibana
8 23 (1.05%) SCCM
9 21 (0.96%) Prometheus
10 18 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
11 16 (0.73%) Graphite
11 16 (0.73%) logstash
12 14 (0.64%) Grafana
12 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
13 13 (0.60%) Consul
14 11 (0.50%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
17 7 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 197 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 134 (6.14%) Google
3 127 (5.82%) Oracle
4 76 (3.48%) Atlassian
5 65 (2.98%) VMware
6 58 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
7 57 (2.61%) Pega
8 54 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 49 (2.24%) SAP
10 45 (2.06%) Splunk
11 39 (1.79%) AppDynamics
12 35 (1.60%) IBM
13 33 (1.51%) Adobe
14 28 (1.28%) Tableau
15 24 (1.10%) ServiceNow
16 23 (1.05%) MuleSoft
17 19 (0.87%) New Relic
18 14 (0.64%) Dynatrace
19 13 (0.60%) Databricks
20 12 (0.55%) Spotify