Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 91 168
Rank change year-on-year +43 +77 +4
Contract jobs citing Kanban 201 92 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.99% 2.07% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 2.46% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 59 43
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.53% +18.13%
10th Percentile £376 £385 £313
90th Percentile £612 £575 £595
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £52.16
% change year-on-year +64.29% -32.89% +49.01%

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 4,238 3,745 5,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.14% 84.10% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,524 2,360 3,138
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 140 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.63 £40.12
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -1 83 £485 -11.82% 8
Coventry +11 71 £475 +5.56% 4
Birmingham +22 35 £450 -5.26% 12
Solihull - 3 £375 - 3
Warwickshire +2 2 £438 -13.37% 1
Staffordshire -5 1 £335 -4.96%
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Kanban
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 197 (98.01%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (96.02%) Scrum
3 96 (47.76%) TDD
4 81 (40.30%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (38.31%) Git (software)
6 76 (37.81%) BDD
7 73 (36.32%) Web Services
8 59 (29.35%) Java
9 55 (27.36%) .NET
10 53 (26.37%) Test Automation
10 53 (26.37%) Jenkins
11 52 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
12 47 (23.38%) User Stories
13 46 (22.89%) RESTful
13 46 (22.89%) JavaScript
13 46 (22.89%) HTML
13 46 (22.89%) MVC
14 45 (22.39%) ASP.NET
14 45 (22.39%) CSS
15 44 (21.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (20.90%) JIRA
17 41 (20.40%) SQL Server
18 39 (19.40%) Maven
19 38 (18.91%) Confluence
19 38 (18.91%) Enterprise Software
20 37 (18.41%) Coaching
21 36 (17.91%) Selenium
21 36 (17.91%) C#
22 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET Web API
23 33 (16.42%) SOAP

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 38 (18.91%) Confluence
2 14 (6.97%) Documentum
3 5 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) Captiva
5 1 (0.50%) CMS
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (4.48%) PaaS
4 7 (3.48%) IaaS
5 6 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.49%) Office 365
6 5 (2.49%) Serverless
7 3 (1.49%) SaaS
8 2 (1.00%) GitHub
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.50%) Force.com
9 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) VoIP
2 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.47%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.48%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.48%) MySQL
5 7 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.49%) Big Data
7 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.50%) Power BI
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.50%) Redis
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (38.31%) Git (software)
2 53 (26.37%) Jenkins
3 42 (20.90%) JIRA
4 39 (19.40%) Maven
5 36 (17.91%) Selenium
6 26 (12.94%) SonarQube
7 21 (10.45%) DbUnit
7 21 (10.45%) jMock
7 21 (10.45%) JUnit
7 21 (10.45%) Mockito
8 20 (9.95%) SoapUI
9 13 (6.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (5.97%) Cucumber
11 10 (4.98%) Subversion
12 9 (4.48%) GitLab
13 8 (3.98%) WebDriver
14 7 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (2.49%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (3.48%) Retail
2 6 (2.99%) Finance
2 6 (2.99%) Marketing
3 2 (1.00%) Games
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
4 1 (0.50%) Back Office
4 1 (0.50%) Legal
4 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (40.80%) Developer
2 39 (19.40%) .NET Developer
3 29 (14.43%) Architect
4 27 (13.43%) Java Developer
5 23 (11.44%) Analyst
6 20 (9.95%) Agile Developer
7 19 (9.45%) Azure Developer
7 19 (9.45%) Delivery Manager
7 19 (9.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (7.96%) J2EE Developer
8 16 (7.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (6.97%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 13 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (6.47%) Digital Delivery Manager
11 12 (5.97%) Agile .NET Developer
11 12 (5.97%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (5.97%) Scrum Master
11 12 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (5.47%) Business Analyst
12 11 (5.47%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (36.32%) Web Services
2 55 (27.36%) .NET
3 46 (22.89%) HTML
3 46 (22.89%) RESTful
4 45 (22.39%) ASP.NET
4 45 (22.39%) CSS
5 44 (21.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 33 (16.42%) SOAP
8 30 (14.93%) Spring
9 29 (14.43%) Dapper ORM
10 27 (13.43%) .NET Framework
11 25 (12.44%) Spring Boot
12 21 (10.45%) Apache Camel
12 21 (10.45%) J2EE
12 21 (10.45%) PowerMock
13 18 (8.96%) JSON
14 15 (7.46%) REST
15 14 (6.97%) Middleware
16 12 (5.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.91%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (12.44%) User Experience
3 8 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.99%) NHS
7 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.50%) Blog
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.46%) Linux
1 17 (8.46%) Windows
2 11 (5.47%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.99%) Unix
4 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.99%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (98.01%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (96.02%) Scrum
3 96 (47.76%) TDD
4 81 (40.30%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (37.81%) BDD
6 53 (26.37%) Test Automation
7 47 (23.38%) User Stories
8 46 (22.89%) MVC
9 37 (18.41%) Coaching
10 32 (15.92%) DevOps
11 27 (13.43%) Microservices
12 26 (12.94%) SOA
13 25 (12.44%) Mentoring
14 24 (11.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (11.94%) Open Source
15 21 (10.45%) SOLID
16 20 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (9.45%) Configuration Management
17 19 (9.45%) Deployment Automation
18 17 (8.46%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.35%) Java
2 46 (22.89%) JavaScript
3 36 (17.91%) C#
4 23 (11.44%) Scala
5 19 (9.45%) SQL
6 17 (8.46%) Groovy
7 13 (6.47%) Python
8 8 (3.98%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.48%) Perl
9 7 (3.48%) Ruby
10 5 (2.49%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.99%) Java 8
12 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.48%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.99%) CITP
4 6 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (2.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.49%) Degree
6 3 (1.49%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.95%) QA
2 4 (1.99%) WCAG
3 3 (1.49%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (6.47%) Docker
2 9 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.48%) vSphere
3 6 (2.99%) LXC
4 5 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (12.44%) Puppet
2 9 (4.48%) ZABBIX
3 8 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.48%) Ansible
5 4 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.49%) Mesos
7 2 (1.00%) Kibana
8 1 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.50%) logstash
8 1 (0.50%) Packer
8 1 (0.50%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (15.42%) Pega
2 23 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.96%) Atlassian
4 14 (6.97%) Oracle
5 9 (4.48%) VMware
6 6 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.49%) Progress
7 3 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.50%) EMC
8 1 (0.50%) OpenText
8 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.50%) Splunk
8 1 (0.50%) Tableau