Period
to 17 November 2018

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 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.

Apache Kafka
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 135 163
Rank change year-on-year +48 +28 +99
Contract jobs citing Kafka 280 151 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.08% 1.78% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.56% 4.71% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 143 95
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £463 £451 £438
90th Percentile £700 £688 £645
London median daily rate £563 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +2.27% - -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £25.25 - -

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 3,706 3,207 3,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 40.70% 37.76% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,027 2,644 2,546
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £375 £358 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £634
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 4
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -38.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £16.28 £18.65 £19.00
90th Percentile £77.95 £29.89 £56.31
London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +11.89%

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 November 2018.

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 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
City of London +51 239 £575 +1.32% 59
West End of London -15 17 £563 - 10
Southwark -35 9 £550 +12.82%
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 157 (56.07%) Java
2 123 (43.93%) Apache Spark
3 116 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (41.07%) Hadoop
5 109 (38.93%) Docker
6 103 (36.79%) Big Data
7 95 (33.93%) DevOps
8 86 (30.71%) Python
9 82 (29.29%) Finance
9 82 (29.29%) Amazon AWS
10 77 (27.50%) Java 8
11 75 (26.79%) Kubernetes
12 72 (25.71%) Microservices
13 70 (25.00%) MongoDB
14 68 (24.29%) Spring
15 67 (23.93%) Linux
16 66 (23.57%) Jenkins
17 60 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
18 58 (20.71%) TDD
18 58 (20.71%) Scala
19 57 (20.36%) SQL
19 57 (20.36%) Apache Hive
20 54 (19.29%) REST
21 53 (18.93%) NoSQL
22 47 (16.79%) Spring Boot
23 45 (16.07%) JavaScript
23 45 (16.07%) Data Science
24 44 (15.71%) Elasticsearch
25 43 (15.36%) AngularJS
26 41 (14.64%) Software Engineering

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
1 123 (43.93%) Apache Spark
2 44 (15.71%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (6.79%) Apache
4 11 (3.93%) WordPress
5 9 (3.21%) SAS
6 4 (1.43%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.43%) Confluence
7 3 (1.07%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (29.29%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.21%) GitHub
4 15 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (5.36%) Heroku
5 13 (4.64%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (1.79%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.43%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.43%) IaaS
7 4 (1.43%) PaaS
7 4 (1.43%) Serverless
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.71%) Datadog
8 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.86%) HTTP
2 17 (6.07%) DNS
2 17 (6.07%) SSL
3 15 (5.36%) FTP
3 15 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.14%) AMQP
4 6 (2.14%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (1.43%) MQTT
6 2 (0.71%) Firewall
7 1 (0.36%) BGP
7 1 (0.36%) IPFIX
7 1 (0.36%) Junos
7 1 (0.36%) MPLS
7 1 (0.36%) MRTG
7 1 (0.36%) OSPF
7 1 (0.36%) SNMP
7 1 (0.36%) TACACS
7 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (41.07%) Hadoop
2 103 (36.79%) Big Data
3 70 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 60 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 57 (20.36%) Apache Hive
6 53 (18.93%) NoSQL
7 32 (11.43%) HBase
8 25 (8.93%) Redis
9 17 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (5.71%) Blockchain
11 12 (4.29%) SQL Server
11 12 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (3.93%) OLAP
12 11 (3.93%) Power BI
13 10 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (3.57%) Data Mining
13 10 (3.57%) Impala
13 10 (3.57%) Sqoop
14 9 (3.21%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 66 (23.57%) Jenkins
2 39 (13.93%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.00%) Maven
4 22 (7.86%) GitLab
5 16 (5.71%) Gradle
6 14 (5.00%) gulp
7 10 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.57%) JUnit
8 9 (3.21%) JIRA
8 9 (3.21%) Mockito
9 7 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.14%) Travis CI
11 5 (1.79%) Subversion
12 4 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.07%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.07%) GoogleTest
13 3 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (1.07%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (29.29%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Banking
3 9 (3.21%) Retail
4 8 (2.86%) Publishing
5 7 (2.50%) Front Office
6 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (43.57%) Developer
2 81 (28.93%) Java Developer
3 60 (21.43%) Data Engineer
4 45 (16.07%) Big Data Engineer
5 33 (11.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 33 (11.79%) Senior Developer
6 28 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 27 (9.64%) Hadoop Engineer
8 26 (9.29%) Java Engineer
9 20 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
10 17 (6.07%) Python Engineer
11 16 (5.71%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
12 14 (5.00%) Blockchain Engineer
12 14 (5.00%) Elasticsearch Engineer
13 12 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.57%) Scala Developer
14 10 (3.57%) Senior Data Engineer
14 10 (3.57%) Technical Leader
15 9 (3.21%) Java Developer - Fintech
15 9 (3.21%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (24.29%) Spring
2 54 (19.29%) REST
3 47 (16.79%) Spring Boot
4 43 (15.36%) AngularJS
5 31 (11.07%) RabbitMQ
6 22 (7.86%) HTML
6 22 (7.86%) HTML5
7 20 (7.14%) CSS
8 18 (6.43%) SOAP
9 17 (6.07%) Dropwizard
9 17 (6.07%) Spark Streaming
10 16 (5.71%) React
11 15 (5.36%) Akka
11 15 (5.36%) OAuth
11 15 (5.36%) OAuth2
12 14 (5.00%) Guice
13 13 (4.64%) Ember.js
13 13 (4.64%) Ratpack
14 9 (3.21%) RESTful
15 8 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.36%) Algorithms
2 25 (8.93%) Fintech
2 25 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.57%) Device Driver
5 6 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.14%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.43%) Equities
6 4 (1.43%) Tandem
7 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.07%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.07%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.71%) Clustering
8 2 (0.71%) Derivative
8 2 (0.71%) iPad
8 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Replication
8 2 (0.71%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 67 (23.93%) Linux
2 11 (3.93%) CentOS
2 11 (3.93%) Ubuntu
3 9 (3.21%) Unix
4 7 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (33.93%) DevOps
3 72 (25.71%) Microservices
4 58 (20.71%) TDD
5 45 (16.07%) Data Science
6 41 (14.64%) Software Engineering
7 35 (12.50%) BDD
8 34 (12.14%) Analytics
8 34 (12.14%) Machine Learning
9 28 (10.00%) Open Source
10 26 (9.29%) Scrum
11 24 (8.57%) ETL
12 23 (8.21%) Artificial Intelligence
13 20 (7.14%) Data Modelling
14 19 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (6.07%) Visualisation
16 16 (5.71%) Domain-Driven Design
17 15 (5.36%) OWASP
18 14 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 157 (56.07%) Java
2 86 (30.71%) Python
3 77 (27.50%) Java 8
4 58 (20.71%) Scala
5 57 (20.36%) SQL
6 45 (16.07%) JavaScript
7 17 (6.07%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.71%) ES6
9 15 (5.36%) R
10 14 (5.00%) Go
11 13 (4.64%) TypeScript
12 10 (3.57%) MATLAB
13 9 (3.21%) C#
14 7 (2.50%) Ruby
15 5 (1.79%) Java 9
15 5 (1.79%) Perl
16 4 (1.43%) C++
16 4 (1.43%) Kotlin
17 3 (1.07%) Clojure
17 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (5.00%) Degree
2 7 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (1.07%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.07%) PhD
5 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.64%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 109 (38.93%) Docker
2 21 (7.50%) Apache Flume
3 10 (3.57%) HDFS
4 5 (1.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.36%) etcd
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) Varnish
6 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 75 (26.79%) Kubernetes
2 26 (9.29%) Ansible
3 20 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
4 18 (6.43%) Oozie
5 17 (6.07%) Prometheus
6 15 (5.36%) Docker Swarm
6 15 (5.36%) Nagios
7 13 (4.64%) Terraform
8 12 (4.29%) Grafana
8 12 (4.29%) Puppet
9 11 (3.93%) Icinga
10 9 (3.21%) linkerd
10 9 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.14%) Ambari
12 5 (1.79%) Kibana
13 4 (1.43%) logstash
14 3 (1.07%) Consul
14 3 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (1.07%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.71%) Marathon
Vendors
1 30 (10.71%) Google
2 22 (7.86%) Oracle
3 18 (6.43%) Hortonworks
4 17 (6.07%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.36%) Talend
6 13 (4.64%) Cloudera
7 12 (4.29%) Informatica
8 11 (3.93%) Tableau
9 9 (3.21%) Alteryx
10 6 (2.14%) IBM
10 6 (2.14%) Microsoft
11 5 (1.79%) MapR
12 4 (1.43%) SAP
12 4 (1.43%) TIBCO
13 3 (1.07%) Ab Initio
14 2 (0.71%) Databricks
15 1 (0.36%) Cisco
15 1 (0.36%) Ericsson
15 1 (0.36%) Juniper
15 1 (0.36%) VMware