Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 44 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 +37 +80
Contract jobs citing Kanban 165 255 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.21% 4.95% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.03% 5.73% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 145 81
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £485 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +3.19% +7.43%
10th Percentile £400 £386 £375
90th Percentile £575 £640 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +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 3,279 4,449 4,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.69% 86.29% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,119 2,716 2,586
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £255 £270 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 172 137
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -31.09% +34.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.70 £38.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.95 £23.14
% change year-on-year +9.34% -5.14% +2.84%

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 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kanban in the West Midlands

Kanban
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kanban in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 15 November 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
Birmingham +23 65 £475 +2.70% 11
Coventry -1 65 £500 +4.44% 3
Shropshire -28 16 £460 -8.05% 1
Solihull +8 4 £475 - 4
Warwickshire +2 3 £513 +60.16% 2
Staffordshire - 2 £425 - 2
Kanban
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 156 (94.55%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (86.06%) Scrum
3 79 (47.88%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (46.67%) Web Services
5 74 (44.85%) Azure
6 70 (42.42%) Git (software)
7 68 (41.21%) TDD
8 63 (38.18%) BDD
9 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
10 50 (30.30%) Java
11 48 (29.09%) C#
12 43 (26.06%) .NET
12 43 (26.06%) SOAP
12 43 (26.06%) Microsoft
12 43 (26.06%) Microservices
13 42 (25.45%) SQL
14 38 (23.03%) Jenkins
14 38 (23.03%) AWS
15 37 (22.42%) JavaScript
15 37 (22.42%) SonarQube
16 36 (21.82%) RESTful
17 35 (21.21%) DbUnit
17 35 (21.21%) jMock
17 35 (21.21%) Mockito
17 35 (21.21%) PowerMock
17 35 (21.21%) Migration
17 35 (21.21%) Maven
17 35 (21.21%) JUnit
17 35 (21.21%) ASP.NET
17 35 (21.21%) Public Sector

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 21 (12.73%) Confluence
2 5 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 74 (44.85%) Azure
2 38 (23.03%) AWS
3 34 (20.61%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.85%) Power Platform
7 7 (4.24%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (3.03%) SaaS
9 4 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (2.42%) PaaS
10 2 (1.21%) GitHub
10 2 (1.21%) IaaS
10 2 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.61%) GCP
11 1 (0.61%) npm
11 1 (0.61%) Office 365
11 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 33 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
3 30 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2017
6 8 (4.85%) Power BI
7 7 (4.24%) Big Data
7 7 (4.24%) Data Lake
7 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (3.64%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.82%) OLAP
10 3 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.21%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 70 (42.42%) Git (software)
2 38 (23.03%) Jenkins
3 37 (22.42%) SonarQube
4 35 (21.21%) DbUnit
4 35 (21.21%) jMock
4 35 (21.21%) JUnit
4 35 (21.21%) Maven
4 35 (21.21%) Mockito
5 23 (13.94%) JIRA
6 10 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.42%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.82%) JMeter
8 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.61%) Mocha
10 1 (0.61%) Selenium
10 1 (0.61%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 35 (21.21%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.24%) Marketing
3 6 (3.64%) Retail
4 5 (3.03%) Finance
5 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Automotive
6 2 (1.21%) Electronics
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (53.33%) Developer
2 37 (22.42%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.55%) .NET Developer
4 18 (10.91%) Azure Developer
5 17 (10.30%) Scrum Master
6 16 (9.70%) Lead Developer
6 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 13 (7.88%) Delivery Manager
8 10 (6.06%) Analyst
9 9 (5.45%) Backend Developer
9 9 (5.45%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.85%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.85%) Lead .NET Developer
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.24%) SQL Developer
12 6 (3.64%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (3.64%) Agile Scrum Master
12 6 (3.64%) Architect
12 6 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (46.67%) Web Services
2 43 (26.06%) .NET
2 43 (26.06%) SOAP
3 36 (21.82%) RESTful
4 35 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 35 (21.21%) PowerMock
5 33 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 33 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (20.00%) Spring
6 32 (19.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 32 (19.39%) HTML
7 28 (16.97%) CSS
7 28 (16.97%) Spring Cloud
8 26 (15.76%) Dapper ORM
9 25 (15.15%) REST
10 23 (13.94%) .NET Framework
11 21 (12.73%) AngularJS
11 21 (12.73%) Hibernate
11 21 (12.73%) JPA
12 16 (9.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.55%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.27%) User Experience
3 8 (4.85%) PKI
4 7 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.42%) NHS
7 2 (1.21%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.21%) Life Science
7 2 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.21%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.45%) Unix
2 8 (4.85%) Windows
3 3 (1.82%) Linux
4 2 (1.21%) VMS
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (94.55%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (86.06%) Scrum
3 79 (47.88%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (41.21%) TDD
5 63 (38.18%) BDD
6 43 (26.06%) Microservices
7 35 (21.21%) Migration
8 34 (20.61%) MVC
9 31 (18.79%) DevOps
10 28 (16.97%) Open Source
11 27 (16.36%) SOLID
12 22 (13.33%) Architectural Design
12 22 (13.33%) Coaching
13 21 (12.73%) BPMN
13 21 (12.73%) Test Automation
14 17 (10.30%) Technical Leadership
15 16 (9.70%) User Stories
16 15 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 14 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (7.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.30%) Java
2 48 (29.09%) C#
3 42 (25.45%) SQL
4 37 (22.42%) JavaScript
5 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.85%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.21%) C
9 2 (1.21%) Java 8
10 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 29 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.03%) Degree
4 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (19.39%) Postfix
2 12 (7.27%) Docker
3 10 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) Ansible
2 2 (1.21%) Grafana
3 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (26.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.45%) Databricks
3 7 (4.24%) Tableau
4 4 (2.42%) Pega
5 3 (1.82%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.21%) SAP
7 1 (0.61%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle
7 1 (0.61%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.61%) VMware