Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 75 149
Rank change year-on-year +32 +74 +14
Contract jobs citing Kanban 245 122 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.79% 2.54% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 3.02% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 85 49
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +7.43% -7.89%
10th Percentile £398 £378 £312
90th Percentile £640 £575 £580
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 £45.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% -

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 4,394 4,041 5,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.99% 83.98% 84.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,687 2,587 3,143
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 141 153
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.03% -14.40%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £39.75 £48.75 £39.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 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
Shropshire +11 126 £500 -9.14% 11
Coventry -1 71 £475 +5.56% 1
Birmingham +23 36 £463 +7.25% 9
Warwickshire +6 1 £320 -20.50% 2
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Kanban
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Kanban.

1 242 (98.78%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (90.61%) Scrum
3 96 (39.18%) TDD
4 93 (37.96%) Git (software)
5 86 (35.10%) BDD
6 85 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (32.65%) Java
8 75 (30.61%) Jenkins
9 74 (30.20%) Test Automation
10 72 (29.39%) Web Services
11 66 (26.94%) JIRA
12 63 (25.71%) Maven
13 58 (23.67%) Pega
13 58 (23.67%) SOA
14 56 (22.86%) DevOps
15 55 (22.45%) .NET
16 54 (22.04%) Puppet
17 52 (21.22%) SQL Server
17 52 (21.22%) Problem-Solving
18 51 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 48 (19.59%) Open Source
20 47 (19.18%) Confluence
21 45 (18.37%) Selenium
21 45 (18.37%) JavaScript
21 45 (18.37%) HTML
21 45 (18.37%) User Stories
22 44 (17.96%) CSS
23 43 (17.55%) Security Cleared
24 41 (16.73%) ASP.NET
24 41 (16.73%) MVC

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 47 (19.18%) Confluence
2 35 (14.29%) Documentum
3 9 (3.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.63%) Apache
6 3 (1.22%) JBoss
7 2 (0.82%) CMS
7 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.41%) Captiva
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.86%) PaaS
6 6 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.45%) IaaS
7 5 (2.04%) Office 365
8 3 (1.22%) SaaS
9 2 (0.82%) GitHub
9 2 (0.82%) Serverless
10 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.41%) Force.com
10 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.22%) Firewall
1 3 (1.22%) VLAN
2 2 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.31%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.08%) MySQL
4 7 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.22%) Big Data
7 3 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 93 (37.96%) Git (software)
2 75 (30.61%) Jenkins
3 66 (26.94%) JIRA
4 63 (25.71%) Maven
5 45 (18.37%) Selenium
6 26 (10.61%) SonarQube
7 25 (10.20%) Cucumber
8 22 (8.98%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (8.57%) DbUnit
9 21 (8.57%) jMock
9 21 (8.57%) JUnit
9 21 (8.57%) Mockito
9 21 (8.57%) Subversion
9 21 (8.57%) WebDriver
10 19 (7.76%) GitLab
11 18 (7.35%) SoapUI
12 10 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (2.04%) NDepend
13 5 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (2.86%) Marketing
2 5 (2.04%) Retail
3 4 (1.63%) Automotive
4 3 (1.22%) Finance
5 2 (0.82%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 77 (31.43%) Developer
2 42 (17.14%) Architect
3 32 (13.06%) .NET Developer
4 27 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (11.02%) Java Developer
5 24 (9.80%) Analyst
6 23 (9.39%) Delivery Manager
7 19 (7.76%) Agile Developer
8 18 (7.35%) Pega Architect
9 17 (6.94%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 16 (6.53%) Tester
11 15 (6.12%) Azure Developer
12 14 (5.71%) Automation Tester
12 14 (5.71%) Digital Delivery Manager
12 14 (5.71%) J2EE Developer
12 14 (5.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 14 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (5.31%) Agile Business Analyst
13 13 (5.31%) Business Analyst
13 13 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.39%) Web Services
2 55 (22.45%) .NET
3 45 (18.37%) HTML
4 44 (17.96%) CSS
5 41 (16.73%) ASP.NET
6 40 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (15.92%) RESTful
8 37 (15.10%) Middleware
9 32 (13.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (12.65%) Dapper ORM
10 31 (12.65%) SOAP
10 31 (12.65%) Spring
11 26 (10.61%) .NET Framework
12 25 (10.20%) REST
13 24 (9.80%) J2EE
13 24 (9.80%) Spring Boot
14 22 (8.98%) Apache Camel
15 21 (8.57%) PowerMock
16 12 (4.90%) JSON
17 10 (4.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.51%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (11.02%) User Experience
3 16 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.04%) NHS
6 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
9 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.51%) Linux
2 28 (11.43%) Windows
3 22 (8.98%) Unix
4 17 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.63%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (98.78%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (90.61%) Scrum
3 96 (39.18%) TDD
4 86 (35.10%) BDD
5 85 (34.69%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (30.20%) Test Automation
7 58 (23.67%) SOA
8 56 (22.86%) DevOps
9 52 (21.22%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (19.59%) Open Source
11 45 (18.37%) User Stories
12 41 (16.73%) MVC
13 39 (15.92%) Coaching
14 38 (15.51%) Microservices
15 35 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (11.84%) Configuration Management
16 29 (11.84%) Deployment Automation
17 25 (10.20%) Mentoring
18 24 (9.80%) SOLID
19 22 (8.98%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 80 (32.65%) Java
2 45 (18.37%) JavaScript
3 33 (13.47%) C#
4 24 (9.80%) Python
4 24 (9.80%) SQL
5 21 (8.57%) Perl
6 18 (7.35%) Scala
7 16 (6.53%) Groovy
8 13 (5.31%) Java 8
9 8 (3.27%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.45%) Ruby
11 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.22%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (17.55%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.86%) Degree
3 7 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.45%) CITP
5 5 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (1.63%) OCP
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.82%) ISEB
7 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.35%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) PMO
3 2 (0.82%) WCAG
4 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (9.39%) Docker
2 9 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.67%) vSphere
3 4 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 54 (22.04%) Puppet
2 35 (14.29%) ZABBIX
3 24 (9.80%) Ansible
4 6 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.63%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.63%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.22%) Mesos
6 3 (1.22%) Nagios
7 2 (0.82%) Kibana
7 2 (0.82%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.41%) logstash
8 1 (0.41%) Packer
8 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 58 (23.67%) Pega
2 34 (13.88%) Oracle
3 27 (11.02%) Atlassian
4 18 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 17 (6.94%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.67%) VMware
7 3 (1.22%) hybris
7 3 (1.22%) Riverbed
7 3 (1.22%) SAP
8 1 (0.41%) EMC
8 1 (0.41%) OpenText
8 1 (0.41%) Progress
8 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) Splunk