Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 91 175
Rank change year-on-year +41 +84 +46
Contract jobs citing Kafka 385 270 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.47% 2.90% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.56% 7.27% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 251 64
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% +3.77% -3.64%
10th Percentile £500 £475 £459
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

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 3,331 3,712 2,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.69% 39.88% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,694 3,009 2,247
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.10% +8.00%
10th Percentile £405 £363 £332
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £513 £490
% change year-on-year +2.44% +4.59% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £22.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.94% -9.92% +22.11%
10th Percentile £23.28 £21.00 £19.18
90th Percentile £69.08 £55.00 £29.47
London median hourly rate £44.96 £43.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +3.35% +12.26% +33.62%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +36 285 £575 - 82
Southwark - 39 £550 -
West End of London +4 7 £569 +5.81%
City of Westminster -12 7 £600 +14.29%
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 182 (47.27%) Java
2 164 (42.60%) Docker
3 162 (42.08%) Amazon AWS
4 155 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (39.74%) Microservices
5 153 (39.74%) Apache Spark
6 138 (35.84%) Big Data
7 137 (35.58%) Hadoop
8 133 (34.55%) Kubernetes
9 132 (34.29%) Finance
9 132 (34.29%) Python
10 112 (29.09%) DevOps
11 103 (26.75%) Apache Hive
12 102 (26.49%) SQL
13 95 (24.68%) TDD
13 95 (24.68%) Spring
14 91 (23.64%) Data Modelling
15 81 (21.04%) Git (software)
15 81 (21.04%) Scala
16 73 (18.96%) Data Warehouse
16 73 (18.96%) BDD
17 69 (17.92%) Machine Learning
18 66 (17.14%) Analytics
18 66 (17.14%) JavaScript
19 65 (16.88%) Data Science
20 63 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
21 61 (15.84%) NoSQL
22 59 (15.32%) Java 8
23 57 (14.81%) Software Engineering
23 57 (14.81%) Linux

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 (39.74%) Apache Spark
2 46 (11.95%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (5.71%) Apache
4 18 (4.68%) Confluence
5 10 (2.60%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.52%) Luigi
6 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 162 (42.08%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (12.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (7.27%) OpenShift
5 22 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (5.71%) Serverless
6 20 (5.19%) Amazon S3
6 20 (5.19%) GitHub
7 18 (4.68%) Amazon Kinesis
8 13 (3.38%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
11 10 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (2.34%) AWS CloudTrail
12 9 (2.34%) PaaS
13 8 (2.08%) Amazon Glacier
13 8 (2.08%) Azure Functions
13 8 (2.08%) Datadog
13 8 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.64%) HTTP
2 12 (3.12%) DNS
2 12 (3.12%) FTP
2 12 (3.12%) SSL
2 12 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
3 2 (0.52%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) AMQP
4 1 (0.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (35.84%) Big Data
2 137 (35.58%) Hadoop
3 103 (26.75%) Apache Hive
4 73 (18.96%) Data Warehouse
5 61 (15.84%) NoSQL
6 51 (13.25%) MongoDB
7 45 (11.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 41 (10.65%) OLAP
9 38 (9.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 38 (9.87%) OLAP Cube
9 38 (9.87%) Star Schema
10 32 (8.31%) Data Lake
11 26 (6.75%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (6.23%) HBase
13 22 (5.71%) Relational Database
14 21 (5.45%) Redis
15 14 (3.64%) Couchbase
15 14 (3.64%) Impala
16 13 (3.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (3.38%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 81 (21.04%) Git (software)
2 53 (13.77%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.49%) JIRA
4 15 (3.90%) GitLab
5 13 (3.38%) Gradle
6 12 (3.12%) gulp
6 12 (3.12%) Spock
7 11 (2.86%) Gatling
7 11 (2.86%) Geb
8 8 (2.08%) Maven
9 7 (1.82%) webpack
10 6 (1.56%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.04%) Babel
11 4 (1.04%) JUnit
11 4 (1.04%) Selenium
11 4 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.78%) Mockito
13 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (34.29%) Finance
2 29 (7.53%) Banking
3 27 (7.01%) Retail
4 6 (1.56%) Games
4 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.30%) Front Office
6 3 (0.78%) Publishing
6 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 2 (0.52%) Electronics
7 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (44.16%) Developer
2 118 (30.65%) Data Engineer
3 93 (24.16%) Java Developer
4 42 (10.91%) Hadoop Engineer
5 41 (10.65%) Big Data Engineer
6 24 (6.23%) Azure Developer
7 18 (4.68%) Scala Developer
8 17 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.16%) AWS Developer
9 16 (4.16%) Senior Developer
10 15 (3.90%) Architect
10 15 (3.90%) Python Developer
11 14 (3.64%) Java Engineer
12 13 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (3.38%) Python Engineer
13 11 (2.86%) Blockchain Engineer
13 11 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
14 10 (2.60%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.34%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (24.68%) Spring
2 56 (14.55%) Spring Boot
3 51 (13.25%) REST
4 36 (9.35%) AngularJS
5 35 (9.09%) Node.js
6 34 (8.83%) RESTful
7 32 (8.31%) React
8 31 (8.05%) .NET
9 27 (7.01%) SOAP
10 24 (6.23%) Vue.js
11 23 (5.97%) RabbitMQ
11 23 (5.97%) Web Services
12 22 (5.71%) JSON
13 21 (5.45%) Spring Cloud
14 18 (4.68%) Spark Streaming
15 17 (4.42%) HTML
15 17 (4.42%) HTML5
16 16 (4.16%) CSS
17 15 (3.90%) Akka
18 14 (3.64%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.49%) Algorithms
3 21 (5.45%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.82%) User Experience
6 5 (1.30%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.04%) Life Science
7 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.78%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.78%) Wiki
9 2 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.52%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Social Media
10 1 (0.26%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.81%) Linux
2 13 (3.38%) Unix
3 9 (2.34%) Windows
4 3 (0.78%) Android
4 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (39.74%) Microservices
3 112 (29.09%) DevOps
4 95 (24.68%) TDD
5 91 (23.64%) Data Modelling
6 73 (18.96%) BDD
7 69 (17.92%) Machine Learning
8 66 (17.14%) Analytics
9 65 (16.88%) Data Science
10 57 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 53 (13.77%) Scrum
12 39 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 38 (9.87%) SQL Optimisation
14 37 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (8.05%) Artificial Intelligence
16 30 (7.79%) ETL
17 29 (7.53%) OO
18 26 (6.75%) User Stories
19 25 (6.49%) Single Customer View
19 25 (6.49%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 182 (47.27%) Java
2 132 (34.29%) Python
3 102 (26.49%) SQL
4 81 (21.04%) Scala
5 66 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 59 (15.32%) Java 8
7 17 (4.42%) ES6
8 14 (3.64%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.64%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.12%) Clojure
10 8 (2.08%) C#
10 8 (2.08%) Kotlin
11 7 (1.82%) Go
12 6 (1.56%) Groovy
13 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.04%) C++
14 4 (1.04%) ES7
15 3 (0.78%) R
16 2 (0.52%) sed
16 2 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (4.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.60%) Degree
4 3 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.47%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 164 (42.60%) Docker
2 29 (7.53%) Apache Flume
3 9 (2.34%) HDFS
4 6 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 133 (34.55%) Kubernetes
2 38 (9.87%) Oozie
3 34 (8.83%) Ansible
4 24 (6.23%) Terraform
5 23 (5.97%) Marathon
5 23 (5.97%) Mesos
6 16 (4.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 12 (3.12%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (2.34%) Kibana
9 8 (2.08%) Grafana
10 6 (1.56%) logstash
10 6 (1.56%) Puppet
11 4 (1.04%) Consul
11 4 (1.04%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.78%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.78%) Graphite
12 3 (0.78%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.52%) collectd
13 2 (0.52%) Packer
13 2 (0.52%) StatsD
Vendors
1 33 (8.57%) Cloudera
1 33 (8.57%) Google
2 27 (7.01%) Talend
3 26 (6.75%) Oracle
4 13 (3.38%) Tableau
5 10 (2.60%) hybris
6 9 (2.34%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.56%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.30%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.30%) Sybase
9 4 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.04%) Informatica
10 3 (0.78%) Dell
10 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.78%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.78%) Teradata
11 2 (0.52%) PagerDuty
11 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.52%) Splunk