Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 January 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 58 118
Rank change year-on-year +16 +60 +38
Contract jobs citing Kanban 237 143 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.85% 3.03% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 3.63% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 112 46
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% +13.94% -21.43%
10th Percentile £409 £382 £310
90th Percentile £640 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,245 3,937 4,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.79% 83.50% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 2,520 2,757
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +38.83% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.67 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

Kanban
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Kanban as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Kanban in the West Midlands

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kanban in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kanban in the West Midlands

Kanban
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kanban in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kanban in the West Midlands

Kanban
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kanban within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Shropshire +23 134 £557 +1.23% 6
Coventry -10 56 £525 +11.70% 6
Birmingham +14 33 £519 +20.29% 7
Warwickshire +6 1 £320 +6.67% 3
Solihull +1 1 - - 2
Kanban
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Kanban.

1 236 (99.58%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (87.76%) Scrum
3 100 (42.19%) Git (software)
4 85 (35.86%) Jenkins
5 82 (34.60%) Test Automation
5 82 (34.60%) JIRA
6 81 (34.18%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (33.33%) Maven
8 77 (32.49%) TDD
8 77 (32.49%) Java
8 77 (32.49%) SOA
9 76 (32.07%) BDD
10 72 (30.38%) Puppet
11 71 (29.96%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (29.54%) DevOps
13 67 (28.27%) Pega
14 66 (27.85%) Web Services
15 58 (24.47%) SQL Server
15 58 (24.47%) Open Source
16 57 (24.05%) Confluence
17 54 (22.78%) ZABBIX
18 53 (22.36%) .NET
19 51 (21.52%) Middleware
20 49 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
20 49 (20.68%) Amazon AWS
21 47 (19.83%) Linux
22 46 (19.41%) Oracle
23 45 (18.99%) Documentum
23 45 (18.99%) Security Cleared
23 45 (18.99%) Selenium

Kanban
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 57 (24.05%) Confluence
2 45 (18.99%) Documentum
3 14 (5.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.11%) CMS
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.27%) Apache
7 3 (1.27%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (20.68%) Amazon AWS
1 49 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.11%) Office 365
5 3 (1.27%) IaaS
5 3 (1.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Serverless
6 1 (0.42%) Slack
6 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.38%) Firewall
1 8 (3.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.17%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.80%) MySQL
4 7 (2.95%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.95%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 100 (42.19%) Git (software)
2 85 (35.86%) Jenkins
3 82 (34.60%) JIRA
4 79 (33.33%) Maven
5 45 (18.99%) Selenium
6 41 (17.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 33 (13.92%) Cucumber
8 27 (11.39%) Subversion
9 26 (10.97%) GitLab
9 26 (10.97%) WebDriver
10 21 (8.86%) SonarQube
11 17 (7.17%) DbUnit
11 17 (7.17%) jMock
11 17 (7.17%) JUnit
11 17 (7.17%) Mockito
12 9 (3.80%) SoapUI
13 7 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (2.11%) JIRA Agile
15 4 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (1.69%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (2.95%) Marketing
2 4 (1.69%) Automotive
3 3 (1.27%) Retail
4 2 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (26.16%) Developer
2 42 (17.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (14.77%) Architect
4 24 (10.13%) Tester
5 23 (9.70%) .NET Developer
6 22 (9.28%) Automation Tester
7 21 (8.86%) AWS DevOps
7 21 (8.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 21 (8.86%) AWS Engineer
7 21 (8.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 21 (8.86%) Selenium Tester
8 20 (8.44%) Delivery Manager
9 19 (8.02%) Java Automation Tester
9 19 (8.02%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (7.17%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 17 (7.17%) Java Developer
11 16 (6.75%) Lead Developer
11 16 (6.75%) Pega Architect
12 14 (5.91%) Support Engineer
12 14 (5.91%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (27.85%) Web Services
2 53 (22.36%) .NET
3 51 (21.52%) Middleware
4 40 (16.88%) HTML
5 35 (14.77%) ASP.NET
5 35 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (14.77%) CSS
6 32 (13.50%) REST
7 31 (13.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 31 (13.08%) Dapper ORM
8 24 (10.13%) RESTful
9 23 (9.70%) SOAP
10 20 (8.44%) .NET Framework
10 20 (8.44%) J2EE
10 20 (8.44%) Spring
11 17 (7.17%) Apache Camel
11 17 (7.17%) PowerMock
12 16 (6.75%) Spring Boot
13 11 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
14 9 (3.80%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.30%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (8.86%) User Experience
3 19 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.83%) Linux
2 41 (17.30%) Windows
3 30 (12.66%) Unix
4 27 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (99.58%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (87.76%) Scrum
3 82 (34.60%) Test Automation
4 81 (34.18%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (32.49%) SOA
5 77 (32.49%) TDD
6 76 (32.07%) BDD
7 71 (29.96%) Problem-Solving
8 70 (29.54%) DevOps
9 58 (24.47%) Open Source
10 41 (17.30%) Configuration Management
11 40 (16.88%) Deployment Automation
12 38 (16.03%) Coaching
12 38 (16.03%) Microservices
13 35 (14.77%) MVC
14 34 (14.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 31 (13.08%) User Stories
16 28 (11.81%) ITIL
17 27 (11.39%) Task Automation
18 25 (10.55%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 77 (32.49%) Java
2 42 (17.72%) JavaScript
3 37 (15.61%) Perl
4 36 (15.19%) Python
5 30 (12.66%) C#
6 25 (10.55%) SQL
7 18 (7.59%) Java 8
8 9 (3.80%) Ruby
9 8 (3.38%) Groovy
9 8 (3.38%) Scala
10 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.38%) Degree
4 6 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.53%) OCP
4 6 (2.53%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (2.11%) CITP
6 2 (0.84%) ISEB
6 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.42%) APMG
7 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.53%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (15.19%) Docker
2 10 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.95%) vSphere
4 6 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 72 (30.38%) Puppet
2 54 (22.78%) ZABBIX
3 37 (15.61%) Ansible
4 12 (5.06%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (3.38%) Nagios
6 6 (2.53%) Data Guard
6 6 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.69%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.84%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (28.27%) Pega
2 46 (19.41%) Oracle
3 32 (13.50%) Atlassian
4 27 (11.39%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.64%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.38%) Riverbed
7 7 (2.95%) VMware
8 3 (1.27%) hybris
8 3 (1.27%) SAP
9 1 (0.42%) SnapLogic