Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 104 105
Rank change year-on-year -20 +1 +16
Contract jobs citing Kanban 699 2,131 2,561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.34% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.69% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 1,517 1,804
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +1.58%
10th Percentile £358 £373 £358
90th Percentile £638 £661 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £51.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.04% +14.44% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.83% +1.67% +28.57%

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 30,291 79,125 89,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.00% 86.80% 86.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,915 52,006 58,789
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,099 2,290 2,390
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +14.66% -10.97%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -18.37%

Kanban
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kanban as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kanban.

Daily rate trend for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kanban over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kanban.

Hourly rate trend for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Kanban over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Kanban in the UK

Kanban
Top 17 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 8 August 2020. 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 -17 654 £500 - 220
UK excluding London -3 353 £475 +2.70% 159
London -31 320 £525 +2.44% 77
South West +76 79 £475 +5.56% 19
North of England -21 72 £475 - 50
South East +21 66 £500 +11.11% 33
East of England +53 63 £473 +5.00% 9
Work from Home +9 54 £475 +4.11% 24
Midlands -18 49 £450 -5.26% 32
West Midlands -27 40 £475 - 19
Yorkshire -6 33 £500 +11.11% 21
North West +16 32 £425 -15.00% 28
Scotland -7 21 £500 +5.26% 6
East Midlands +44 9 £379 +0.71% 13
North East +4 7 £438 -7.89% 1
Northern Ireland +16 2 £375 -46.46% 1
Wales +28 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 657 (93.99%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (89.56%) Scrum
3 263 (37.63%) DevOps
4 233 (33.33%) Java
5 221 (31.62%) AWS
6 216 (30.90%) Azure
7 208 (29.76%) TDD
8 203 (29.04%) JIRA
9 182 (26.04%) Test Automation
10 164 (23.46%) Git (software)
11 159 (22.75%) Jenkins
12 151 (21.60%) Finance
13 150 (21.46%) Confluence
14 148 (21.17%) SQL
15 143 (20.46%) BDD
16 133 (19.03%) Docker
16 133 (19.03%) Microservices
17 132 (18.88%) JavaScript
18 127 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
19 117 (16.74%) Security Cleared
20 107 (15.31%) SC Cleared
21 96 (13.73%) C#
22 94 (13.45%) Spring
22 94 (13.45%) Node.js
23 92 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
24 91 (13.02%) Oracle
24 91 (13.02%) Web Services
24 91 (13.02%) Python
25 89 (12.73%) Microsoft
26 85 (12.16%) REST

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
1 150 (21.46%) Confluence
2 28 (4.01%) Tomcat
3 25 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (3.00%) Apache
4 21 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (2.58%) JBoss
6 15 (2.15%) Mule
7 10 (1.43%) CMS
7 10 (1.43%) nginx
7 10 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 10 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.29%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.14%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.86%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.72%) IIS
11 5 (0.72%) Jetty
11 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (0.57%) Jupyter
Applications
1 19 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.43%) InVision
6 3 (0.43%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) Figma
7 1 (0.14%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Aligne
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.14%) Magento
6 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.14%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 221 (31.62%) AWS
2 216 (30.90%) Azure
3 62 (8.87%) GitHub
4 59 (8.44%) GCP
5 39 (5.58%) Slack
6 31 (4.43%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (4.29%) Serverless
8 25 (3.58%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (2.43%) PaaS
10 17 (2.43%) SaaS
11 16 (2.29%) Amazon S3
11 16 (2.29%) npm
12 14 (2.00%) Power Platform
13 13 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.72%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
15 11 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (1.57%) BlazeMeter
15 11 (1.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.58%) Firewall
2 31 (4.43%) SSL
3 30 (4.29%) DNS
4 28 (4.01%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.86%) HTTP
6 18 (2.58%) Reverse Proxy
7 10 (1.43%) Skype
8 8 (1.14%) Internet
8 8 (1.14%) SSH
9 6 (0.86%) VPN
9 6 (0.86%) WAN
10 4 (0.57%) DSL
10 4 (0.57%) LAN
11 3 (0.43%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.43%) DHCP
11 3 (0.43%) MPLS
11 3 (0.43%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.29%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.01%) MySQL
3 36 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 35 (5.01%) Big Data
5 33 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 28 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.58%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.58%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.29%) Data Lake
12 15 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (1.86%) Power BI
15 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (1.14%) BigQuery
16 8 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
16 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 203 (29.04%) JIRA
2 164 (23.46%) Git (software)
3 159 (22.75%) Jenkins
4 76 (10.87%) Selenium
5 71 (10.16%) JUnit
6 64 (9.16%) Cucumber
7 63 (9.01%) Maven
8 41 (5.87%) SoapUI
9 37 (5.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (4.43%) Zephyr
11 29 (4.15%) Subversion
12 26 (3.72%) Mockito
13 23 (3.29%) JMeter
13 23 (3.29%) SonarQube
14 21 (3.00%) Bitbucket
14 21 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (2.58%) WebDriver
16 17 (2.43%) Checkstyle
17 16 (2.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 151 (21.60%) Finance
2 69 (9.87%) Public Sector
3 37 (5.29%) Banking
4 23 (3.29%) Marketing
5 11 (1.57%) Front Office
6 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.29%) Retail
8 7 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.57%) Games
9 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.43%) Law
10 3 (0.43%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 261 (37.34%) Developer
2 66 (9.44%) Java Developer
3 53 (7.58%) Analyst
4 51 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 47 (6.72%) Senior Developer
6 46 (6.58%) Scrum Master
7 45 (6.44%) Architect
8 37 (5.29%) C# Developer
9 36 (5.15%) Business Analyst
10 29 (4.15%) .NET Developer
11 27 (3.86%) Tester
12 25 (3.58%) Azure Developer
13 24 (3.43%) Agile Coach
14 22 (3.15%) Project Manager
15 20 (2.86%) Test Engineer
16 16 (2.29%) Automation Tester
17 15 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
17 15 (2.15%) Java Engineer
17 15 (2.15%) Software Engineer
17 15 (2.15%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.45%) Node.js
1 94 (13.45%) Spring
2 91 (13.02%) Web Services
3 85 (12.16%) REST
4 79 (11.30%) .NET
5 78 (11.16%) HTML
6 76 (10.87%) JSON
7 68 (9.73%) AngularJS
8 66 (9.44%) SOAP
9 65 (9.30%) Spring Boot
10 61 (8.73%) CSS
11 55 (7.87%) RESTful
12 49 (7.01%) XML
13 43 (6.15%) React
14 37 (5.29%) Kafka
15 33 (4.72%) Velocity
16 32 (4.58%) HTML5
17 29 (4.15%) Middleware
18 25 (3.58%) jQuery
19 24 (3.43%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.72%) User Experience
3 39 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 22 (3.15%) Public Cloud
5 19 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.00%) Cloud Native
8 12 (1.72%) PKI
8 12 (1.72%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.29%) W3C
11 8 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.14%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.14%) Derivative
11 8 (1.14%) Video on Demand
12 6 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.72%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.16%) Linux
2 45 (6.44%) Windows
3 41 (5.87%) Unix
4 24 (3.43%) Android
5 21 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.14%) Debian
8 8 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.00%) CentOS
9 7 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.86%) Solaris
11 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.43%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.29%) VME
14 1 (0.14%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (93.99%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (89.56%) Scrum
3 263 (37.63%) DevOps
4 208 (29.76%) TDD
5 182 (26.04%) Test Automation
6 143 (20.46%) BDD
7 133 (19.03%) Microservices
8 127 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
10 84 (12.02%) User Stories
11 71 (10.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 71 (10.16%) SDLC
12 69 (9.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 68 (9.73%) Coaching
13 68 (9.73%) Pair Programming
14 65 (9.30%) Project Delivery
15 63 (9.01%) Software Engineering
16 55 (7.87%) Product Backlog
17 52 (7.44%) Continuous Delivery
18 49 (7.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 233 (33.33%) Java
2 148 (21.17%) SQL
3 132 (18.88%) JavaScript
4 96 (13.73%) C#
5 91 (13.02%) Python
6 53 (7.58%) Java 8
7 34 (4.86%) PL/SQL
7 34 (4.86%) PowerShell
8 33 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 31 (4.43%) TypeScript
10 28 (4.01%) T-SQL
11 26 (3.72%) Ruby
12 22 (3.15%) Perl
13 21 (3.00%) Groovy
13 21 (3.00%) Scala
14 18 (2.58%) ES6
15 15 (2.15%) Apple Swift
15 15 (2.15%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.72%) C++
17 10 (1.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 117 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 107 (15.31%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.58%) Degree
4 14 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.57%) Master's Degree
6 9 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.14%) ISEB
7 8 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.14%) OCPJP
7 8 (1.14%) Sun Certification
8 7 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.00%) CISM
8 7 (1.00%) CISSP
9 5 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.72%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.72%) OCP
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.57%) CRISC
10 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.15%) QA
2 9 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.29%) PMO
3 7 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (1.00%) WCAG
4 5 (0.72%) GDPR
5 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.43%) AICPA
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 133 (19.03%) Docker
2 27 (3.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.14%) NDS
3 8 (1.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 7 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.00%) vSphere
5 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.43%) Postfix
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.14%) Gluster
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 81 (11.59%) Terraform
2 67 (9.59%) Kubernetes
3 60 (8.58%) Ansible
4 30 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (4.15%) Puppet
6 11 (1.57%) Grafana
6 11 (1.57%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 9 (1.29%) Kibana
7 9 (1.29%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.14%) Packer
9 7 (1.00%) Salt
9 7 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (1.00%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.72%) vRealize
11 5 (0.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 4 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (13.02%) Oracle
2 89 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.44%) Splunk
4 32 (4.58%) AppDynamics
5 28 (4.01%) F5
6 27 (3.86%) StreamSets
7 26 (3.72%) Databricks
8 19 (2.72%) Atlassian
9 17 (2.43%) Google
10 15 (2.15%) HP
10 15 (2.15%) SAP
11 14 (2.00%) Blue Coat
12 12 (1.72%) NetIQ
12 12 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.72%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.57%) VMware
14 10 (1.43%) ForgeRock
14 10 (1.43%) IBM
15 9 (1.29%) Sun
15 9 (1.29%) Sybase