Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Kafka skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Kafka over the 6 months to 17 February 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.

Apache Kafka
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 132 141
Rank change year-on-year +61 +9 +75
Contract jobs citing Kafka 315 170 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.57% 1.91% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.90% 4.98% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 163 114
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £500 £457 £450
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
London median daily rate £563 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -2.17% +4.55% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Central London median hourly rate - £44.50 -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.58 -
% change year-on-year -24.86% - -

Kafka is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 3,539 3,414 2,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 40.14% 38.39% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,845 2,866 2,287
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 1
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.58% -60.37% +44.65%
10th Percentile £15.35 £20.75 £51.62
90th Percentile £81.03 £163.50 £56.87
London median hourly rate £36.25 £32.77 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.62% -27.18% +24.14%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kafka in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Central London over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
City of London +56 260 £575 - 68
Southwark -10 35 £550 +12.82%
West End of London -23 12 £563 - 1
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Kafka 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 Central London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 153 (48.57%) Apache Spark
2 148 (46.98%) Java
3 132 (41.90%) Hadoop
4 130 (41.27%) Docker
5 123 (39.05%) Big Data
6 121 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
7 115 (36.51%) Finance
8 100 (31.75%) DevOps
9 99 (31.43%) Microservices
10 87 (27.62%) Kubernetes
10 87 (27.62%) Python
11 84 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
12 81 (25.71%) Spring
13 80 (25.40%) Apache Hive
14 74 (23.49%) SQL
15 71 (22.54%) TDD
16 65 (20.63%) Scala
17 64 (20.32%) MongoDB
17 64 (20.32%) Java 8
18 63 (20.00%) Data Modelling
19 59 (18.73%) Data Warehouse
19 59 (18.73%) Data Science
20 58 (18.41%) Apache Cassandra
20 58 (18.41%) Analytics
21 57 (18.10%) Machine Learning
21 57 (18.10%) Spring Boot
22 54 (17.14%) Jenkins
23 50 (15.87%) JavaScript
24 48 (15.24%) NoSQL
25 47 (14.92%) Git (software)

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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
1 153 (48.57%) Apache Spark
2 34 (10.79%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.49%) Apache
4 10 (3.17%) Confluence
5 8 (2.54%) SAS
6 4 (1.27%) WordPress
7 3 (0.95%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (5.71%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (4.44%) GitHub
5 10 (3.17%) OpenShift
6 9 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (2.54%) Heroku
7 8 (2.54%) PaaS
8 5 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.59%) Data Lake Analytics
8 5 (1.59%) IaaS
9 4 (1.27%) Apigee
9 4 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (1.27%) SaaS
10 3 (0.95%) Datadog
10 3 (0.95%) npm
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.67%) HTTP
2 14 (4.44%) DNS
3 12 (3.81%) FTP
3 12 (3.81%) SSL
3 12 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.90%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.95%) AMQP
6 2 (0.63%) Firewall
6 2 (0.63%) Internet
7 1 (0.32%) BGP
7 1 (0.32%) Intranet
7 1 (0.32%) IPFIX
7 1 (0.32%) Junos
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) MQTT
7 1 (0.32%) MRTG
7 1 (0.32%) OSPF
7 1 (0.32%) SNMP
7 1 (0.32%) TACACS
7 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (41.90%) Hadoop
2 123 (39.05%) Big Data
3 80 (25.40%) Apache Hive
4 64 (20.32%) MongoDB
5 59 (18.73%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (18.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 48 (15.24%) NoSQL
8 38 (12.06%) OLAP
9 36 (11.43%) Redis
10 35 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 35 (11.11%) OLAP Cube
10 35 (11.11%) Star Schema
11 26 (8.25%) Data Lake
12 25 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
13 24 (7.62%) HBase
14 18 (5.71%) Blockchain
15 14 (4.44%) SQL Server
16 13 (4.13%) Impala
17 12 (3.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 47 (14.92%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.76%) JIRA
4 14 (4.44%) GitLab
4 14 (4.44%) Gradle
4 14 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (3.81%) gulp
5 12 (3.81%) Maven
6 11 (3.49%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.17%) Mockito
7 10 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.22%) JUnit
9 6 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.90%) Gatling
9 6 (1.90%) Selenium
9 6 (1.90%) Spock
10 5 (1.59%) webpack
11 4 (1.27%) Babel
11 4 (1.27%) Geb
General
1 115 (36.51%) Finance
2 27 (8.57%) Banking
3 16 (5.08%) Front Office
3 16 (5.08%) Retail
4 4 (1.27%) Publishing
5 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.63%) Advertising
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 124 (39.37%) Developer
2 98 (31.11%) Data Engineer
3 68 (21.59%) Java Developer
4 43 (13.65%) Big Data Engineer
5 42 (13.33%) Hadoop Engineer
6 29 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (7.62%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.35%) Java Engineer
9 18 (5.71%) Python Engineer
10 17 (5.40%) Blockchain Engineer
10 17 (5.40%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (5.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 15 (4.76%) Scala Developer
13 11 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (3.49%) Senior Data Engineer
14 10 (3.17%) Apache Spark Developer
15 9 (2.86%) Architect
15 9 (2.86%) Lead Developer
15 9 (2.86%) Senior Java Engineer
16 8 (2.54%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (25.71%) Spring
2 57 (18.10%) Spring Boot
3 44 (13.97%) REST
4 33 (10.48%) RabbitMQ
5 30 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 23 (7.30%) HTML
6 23 (7.30%) HTML5
7 22 (6.98%) CSS
8 18 (5.71%) SOAP
9 17 (5.40%) Akka
9 17 (5.40%) Spark Streaming
10 16 (5.08%) Dropwizard
10 16 (5.08%) React
10 16 (5.08%) Web Services
11 15 (4.76%) .NET
11 15 (4.76%) Node.js
11 15 (4.76%) RESTful
12 12 (3.81%) Ember.js
12 12 (3.81%) OAuth2
12 12 (3.81%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (8.57%) Algorithms
3 24 (7.62%) Fintech
4 7 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.90%) Tandem
5 6 (1.90%) User Experience
6 4 (1.27%) Cloud Native
6 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.95%) Equities
7 3 (0.95%) iPad
8 2 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.63%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.32%) Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.02%) Linux
2 8 (2.54%) Unix
3 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.95%) CentOS
4 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.63%) Windows
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (31.75%) DevOps
3 99 (31.43%) Microservices
4 71 (22.54%) TDD
5 63 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 59 (18.73%) Data Science
7 58 (18.41%) Analytics
8 57 (18.10%) Machine Learning
9 45 (14.29%) BDD
10 36 (11.43%) SQL Optimisation
11 34 (10.79%) Software Engineering
12 32 (10.16%) Scrum
13 26 (8.25%) Artificial Intelligence
13 26 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (6.67%) Open Source
15 18 (5.71%) ETL
15 18 (5.71%) Single Customer View
15 18 (5.71%) Systems Engineering
16 16 (5.08%) Computer Science
16 16 (5.08%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 148 (46.98%) Java
2 87 (27.62%) Python
3 74 (23.49%) SQL
4 65 (20.63%) Scala
5 64 (20.32%) Java 8
6 50 (15.87%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.08%) C#
7 16 (5.08%) ES6
8 14 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.13%) R
10 12 (3.81%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.17%) Go
12 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.22%) Ruby
13 6 (1.90%) Groovy
14 4 (1.27%) ES7
14 4 (1.27%) Java 9
14 4 (1.27%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.95%) Clojure
15 3 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 20 (6.35%) Degree
2 8 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.27%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 130 (41.27%) Docker
2 31 (9.84%) Apache Flume
3 7 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 7 (2.22%) HDFS
4 3 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 87 (27.62%) Kubernetes
2 37 (11.75%) Oozie
3 29 (9.21%) Ansible
4 18 (5.71%) Hadoop YARN
5 17 (5.40%) Terraform
6 14 (4.44%) Puppet
7 13 (4.13%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.22%) Grafana
10 6 (1.90%) linkerd
10 6 (1.90%) Nagios
10 6 (1.90%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.59%) Kibana
12 4 (1.27%) Ambari
12 4 (1.27%) Marathon
12 4 (1.27%) Mesos
13 3 (0.95%) Consul
13 3 (0.95%) Icinga
13 3 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.95%) logstash
Vendors
1 30 (9.52%) Talend
2 29 (9.21%) Cloudera
3 21 (6.67%) Oracle
4 13 (4.13%) Google
5 11 (3.49%) Hortonworks
6 9 (2.86%) Informatica
6 9 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (2.54%) Alteryx
7 8 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.90%) hybris
8 6 (1.90%) Tableau
9 5 (1.59%) Databricks
9 5 (1.59%) SAP
10 4 (1.27%) IBM
10 4 (1.27%) SaltStack
11 3 (0.95%) MapR
11 3 (0.95%) Splunk
12 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.63%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.63%) Sybase