Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 110 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +57
Contract jobs citing Kanban 1,250 2,300 2,518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.39% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.73% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 1,577 1,888
Median daily rate £500 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.11% +4.11%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.88% +43.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -26.32% +26.67%

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 52,731 84,108 87,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.89% 87.27% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,577 55,687 58,124
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,877 2,128 2,213
Median hourly rate £25.14 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.61% +8.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -10.00%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -19 1,093 £500 - 440
UK excluding London -18 680 £475 - 301
London -19 549 £525 - 160
South East -13 154 £475 - 69
Scotland +33 129 £475 - 7
North of England -13 126 £430 -7.03% 93
Midlands -20 112 £500 +0.10% 46
West Midlands -22 95 £500 - 29
South West -16 84 £500 +5.26% 39
North West +17 62 £450 -10.00% 60
East of England +16 62 £450 -10.00% 34
Yorkshire -5 37 £500 +17.65% 24
Work from Home -8 30 £500 - 33
North East -8 27 £430 -13.91% 9
East Midlands +30 16 £431 +12.75% 17
Wales -4 11 £490 -2.00% 11
Northern Ireland +13 2 £415 - 4

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1,141 (91.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,021 (81.68%) Scrum
3 416 (33.28%) DevOps
4 396 (31.68%) Java
5 384 (30.72%) TDD
6 324 (25.92%) AWS
7 320 (25.60%) Azure
8 309 (24.72%) JIRA
9 286 (22.88%) JavaScript
10 283 (22.64%) Git (software)
11 265 (21.20%) Microservices
12 257 (20.56%) BDD
13 256 (20.48%) Jenkins
14 251 (20.08%) Test Automation
15 246 (19.68%) Continuous Integration
16 233 (18.64%) Finance
17 216 (17.28%) SQL
18 208 (16.64%) Docker
19 193 (15.44%) C#
20 186 (14.88%) Confluence
21 168 (13.44%) .NET
22 166 (13.28%) Microsoft
23 156 (12.48%) Linux
24 155 (12.40%) AngularJS
25 152 (12.16%) User Stories
26 150 (12.00%) Public Sector
27 146 (11.68%) Kubernetes
27 146 (11.68%) CSS
27 146 (11.68%) Spring
28 144 (11.52%) Security Cleared

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
1 186 (14.88%) Confluence
2 44 (3.52%) Apache
3 38 (3.04%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.80%) nginx
5 33 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.60%) IIS
7 19 (1.52%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.44%) CMS
9 17 (1.36%) SharePoint
10 15 (1.20%) JBoss
11 13 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.64%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.56%) SAS
15 6 (0.48%) Jetty
16 5 (0.40%) GemFire
16 5 (0.40%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.40%) Mongrel
16 5 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.72%) Sketch
6 8 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.48%) InVision
8 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.16%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.080%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.080%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.24%) Magento
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.080%) Quorum
7 1 (0.080%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.080%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 324 (25.92%) AWS
2 320 (25.60%) Azure
3 77 (6.16%) Serverless
4 72 (5.76%) GitHub
5 68 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
6 56 (4.48%) GCP
7 41 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
8 38 (3.04%) OpenShift
9 35 (2.80%) SaaS
10 34 (2.72%) PaaS
11 31 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
12 30 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (2.32%) Slack
14 27 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
15 25 (2.00%) Amazon S3
16 18 (1.44%) Amazon ECS
16 18 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
18 16 (1.28%) Azure Functions
19 15 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.20%) Firewall
2 25 (2.00%) HTTP
3 19 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (1.20%) DNS
5 12 (0.96%) SSL
6 11 (0.88%) DHCP
6 11 (0.88%) Internet
6 11 (0.88%) LAN
7 10 (0.80%) BGP
7 10 (0.80%) OSPF
7 10 (0.80%) Skype
8 9 (0.72%) VPN
8 9 (0.72%) WAN
9 8 (0.64%) DSL
10 6 (0.48%) FTP
10 6 (0.48%) SSH
11 5 (0.40%) IPsec
12 3 (0.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (5.04%) MongoDB
4 58 (4.64%) MySQL
4 58 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 48 (3.84%) Big Data
6 44 (3.52%) NoSQL
7 37 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
8 27 (2.16%) Redis
9 18 (1.44%) MariaDB
10 15 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (1.12%) BigQuery
11 14 (1.12%) Data Lake
12 13 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.88%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 309 (24.72%) JIRA
2 283 (22.64%) Git (software)
3 256 (20.48%) Jenkins
4 100 (8.00%) JUnit
4 100 (8.00%) Selenium
5 99 (7.92%) Maven
6 72 (5.76%) Cucumber
7 57 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 55 (4.40%) SonarQube
8 55 (4.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 48 (3.84%) Mockito
10 38 (3.04%) jMock
11 37 (2.96%) Bitbucket
12 36 (2.88%) DbUnit
13 33 (2.64%) Subversion
14 31 (2.48%) SpecFlow
15 25 (2.00%) GitLab
16 24 (1.92%) SoapUI
16 24 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
17 23 (1.84%) Travis CI
General
1 233 (18.64%) Finance
2 150 (12.00%) Public Sector
3 55 (4.40%) Banking
4 50 (4.00%) Marketing
5 46 (3.68%) Retail
6 31 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.20%) Electronics
9 13 (1.04%) Law
10 11 (0.88%) Back Office
10 11 (0.88%) Games
10 11 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.80%) Front Office
12 8 (0.64%) Advertising
13 7 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.48%) Publishing
15 4 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.32%) German Language
16 2 (0.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 512 (40.96%) Developer
2 139 (11.12%) Java Developer
3 89 (7.12%) .NET Developer
4 87 (6.96%) Senior Developer
5 86 (6.88%) Analyst
6 85 (6.80%) Scrum Master
7 65 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 61 (4.88%) Azure Developer
8 61 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 60 (4.80%) C# Developer
10 54 (4.32%) Project Manager
11 51 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
12 47 (3.76%) Architect
13 41 (3.28%) React Developer
14 38 (3.04%) Product Manager
15 36 (2.88%) Software Developer
16 35 (2.80%) Software Engineer
17 34 (2.72%) Agile Business Analyst
18 33 (2.64%) Delivery Manager
19 32 (2.56%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (13.44%) .NET
2 155 (12.40%) AngularJS
3 146 (11.68%) CSS
3 146 (11.68%) Spring
4 144 (11.52%) React
5 141 (11.28%) HTML
6 136 (10.88%) Node.js
6 136 (10.88%) Web Services
7 132 (10.56%) RESTful
8 128 (10.24%) REST
9 105 (8.40%) SOAP
10 83 (6.64%) Spring Boot
11 66 (5.28%) JSON
12 58 (4.64%) XML
13 54 (4.32%) ASP.NET
13 54 (4.32%) HTML5
14 53 (4.24%) jQuery
15 52 (4.16%) Spring Cloud
16 50 (4.00%) Kafka
17 49 (3.92%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.96%) User Experience
3 59 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 55 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (1.84%) PKI
7 19 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.44%) W3C
9 17 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.96%) Cloud Native
11 12 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.88%) Video on Demand
13 10 (0.80%) NHS
13 10 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.64%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.56%) IPTV
15 7 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 156 (12.48%) Linux
2 81 (6.48%) Windows
3 56 (4.48%) Unix
4 41 (3.28%) Android
5 24 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.72%) Solaris
9 7 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.48%) CentOS
11 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.32%) Android TV
12 4 (0.32%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.32%) tvOS
12 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.16%) HPUX
13 2 (0.16%) zOS
14 1 (0.080%) Debian
14 1 (0.080%) LynxOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,141 (91.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1,021 (81.68%) Scrum
3 416 (33.28%) DevOps
4 384 (30.72%) TDD
5 265 (21.20%) Microservices
6 257 (20.56%) BDD
7 251 (20.08%) Test Automation
8 246 (19.68%) Continuous Integration
9 152 (12.16%) User Stories
10 144 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
11 133 (10.64%) Coaching
12 122 (9.76%) Software Engineering
13 120 (9.60%) SDLC
14 114 (9.12%) Continuous Improvement
15 110 (8.80%) Pair Programming
16 108 (8.64%) Mentoring
17 102 (8.16%) OO
18 92 (7.36%) Project Management
19 90 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 84 (6.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 396 (31.68%) Java
2 286 (22.88%) JavaScript
3 216 (17.28%) SQL
4 193 (15.44%) C#
5 140 (11.20%) Python
6 78 (6.24%) Java 8
7 69 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 54 (4.32%) TypeScript
9 50 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 42 (3.36%) Ruby
11 38 (3.04%) Groovy
12 35 (2.80%) Shell Script
13 28 (2.24%) Kotlin
14 23 (1.84%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.76%) Apple Swift
15 22 (1.76%) Scala
16 20 (1.60%) Perl
17 19 (1.52%) ES6
17 19 (1.52%) PHP
18 18 (1.44%) C
Qualifications
1 144 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 113 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.16%) Degree
4 21 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.20%) CISSP
8 14 (1.12%) CCNP
8 14 (1.12%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.04%) CISM
10 8 (0.64%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.48%) ISEB
12 6 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.48%) PMP
13 4 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.32%) CRISC
13 4 (0.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.48%) QA
2 21 (1.68%) WCAG
3 20 (1.60%) PMO
4 12 (0.96%) GDPR
5 11 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.72%) WAI
7 8 (0.64%) NCSC
8 5 (0.40%) MiFID
8 5 (0.40%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) AICPA
9 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) RMADS
11 1 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.080%) IFRS
11 1 (0.080%) SLA
System Software
1 208 (16.64%) Docker
2 32 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.24%) Postfix
4 24 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.80%) VMware NSX
6 8 (0.64%) vSphere
7 5 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.40%) Xen
8 4 (0.32%) NDS
8 4 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.080%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.080%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.080%) LXC
10 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.080%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 146 (11.68%) Kubernetes
2 104 (8.32%) Ansible
3 101 (8.08%) Terraform
4 50 (4.00%) Puppet
5 49 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.20%) Grafana
7 11 (0.88%) Kibana
8 10 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.80%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.64%) Consul
9 8 (0.64%) Salt
9 8 (0.64%) SCCM
10 7 (0.56%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.56%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.56%) vRealize
11 6 (0.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 6 (0.48%) Nagios
11 6 (0.48%) Packer
11 6 (0.48%) Rancher
Vendors
1 166 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.68%) Oracle
3 45 (3.60%) Atlassian
4 40 (3.20%) Google
4 40 (3.20%) VMware
5 38 (3.04%) ServiceNow
6 30 (2.40%) SAP
7 22 (1.76%) Splunk
8 17 (1.36%) IBM
9 16 (1.28%) Cisco
10 15 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 15 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.04%) StreamSets
12 13 (1.04%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.88%) Adobe
13 11 (0.88%) Databricks
14 9 (0.72%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.72%) Citrix
14 9 (0.72%) Tableau