Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 67 130
Rank change year-on-year -21 +63 0
Contract jobs citing Kafka 150 328 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.55% 3.65% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.35% 9.16% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 260 167
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £472 £500 £457
90th Percentile £709 £700 £676
London median daily rate £600 £563 £575
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £44.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 2,042 3,580 3,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.74% 39.88% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,590 2,857 2,887
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -60.37%
10th Percentile £24.50 £15.80 £20.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £88.45 £139.50
London median hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £33.77
% change year-on-year +32.86% +6.60% -24.96%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -11 127 £555 -3.48% 77
City of Westminster +5 3 £900 +50.00%
West End of London +32 2 £538 -7.53%
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 92 (61.33%) Java
2 80 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (39.33%) Python
4 58 (38.67%) Kubernetes
5 56 (37.33%) Microservices
6 54 (36.00%) TDD
7 53 (35.33%) Spring
7 53 (35.33%) Docker
8 50 (33.33%) Apache Spark
9 47 (31.33%) BDD
10 38 (25.33%) AWS
11 33 (22.00%) DevOps
12 31 (20.67%) GCP
13 30 (20.00%) Big Data
14 29 (19.33%) Scala
15 28 (18.67%) Linux
16 27 (18.00%) Google
16 27 (18.00%) REST
16 27 (18.00%) Jenkins
17 26 (17.33%) Terraform
18 25 (16.67%) Spring Boot
18 25 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
18 25 (16.67%) Hadoop
18 25 (16.67%) Git (software)
18 25 (16.67%) Finance
19 24 (16.00%) Spring Cloud
20 23 (15.33%) NoSQL
21 22 (14.67%) Elasticsearch
22 21 (14.00%) AngularJS
22 21 (14.00%) SQL

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 50 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 22 (14.67%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (7.33%) Apache Airflow
4 7 (4.67%) Apache
5 5 (3.33%) Luigi
6 2 (1.33%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.67%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.67%) nginx
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.33%) AWS
2 31 (20.67%) GCP
3 15 (10.00%) Azure
4 9 (6.00%) Serverless
5 8 (5.33%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (4.00%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (4.00%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.33%) OpenShift
8 5 (3.33%) SaaS
9 3 (2.00%) AWS IoT
9 3 (2.00%) GitHub
10 2 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.33%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.33%) HTTP
3 10 (6.67%) DNS
3 10 (6.67%) FTP
3 10 (6.67%) SSL
4 2 (1.33%) AMQP
5 1 (0.67%) DHCP
5 1 (0.67%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.67%) Internet
5 1 (0.67%) MQTT
5 1 (0.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.00%) Big Data
2 25 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 25 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 23 (15.33%) NoSQL
4 20 (13.33%) MongoDB
4 20 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (9.33%) Apache Hive
6 10 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
6 10 (6.67%) HBase
6 10 (6.67%) MySQL
7 9 (6.00%) BigQuery
8 7 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (4.00%) Impala
9 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
10 5 (3.33%) Bigtable
10 5 (3.33%) Cloud Spanner
10 5 (3.33%) Flink
10 5 (3.33%) InfluxDB
10 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (18.00%) Jenkins
2 25 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.67%) Gradle
4 10 (6.67%) GitLab
5 9 (6.00%) Gatling
5 9 (6.00%) Geb
5 9 (6.00%) Spock
6 6 (4.00%) Maven
7 5 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.00%) gulp
9 2 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.33%) JIRA
9 2 (1.33%) JUnit
9 2 (1.33%) Mockito
9 2 (1.33%) Subversion
10 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.67%) NUnit
10 1 (0.67%) Selenium
10 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (8.00%) Banking
3 7 (4.67%) Front Office
4 6 (4.00%) Advertising
5 3 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (56.00%) Developer
2 50 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 27 (18.00%) Data Engineer
4 15 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (8.67%) Python Developer
6 11 (7.33%) AWS Developer
6 11 (7.33%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.00%) Scala Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Agile Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Architect
8 8 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (4.67%) Big Data Engineer
10 6 (4.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.33%) Python Engineer
12 4 (2.67%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (35.33%) Spring
2 27 (18.00%) REST
3 25 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 24 (16.00%) Spring Cloud
5 21 (14.00%) AngularJS
6 17 (11.33%) Spark Streaming
7 14 (9.33%) Web Services
8 12 (8.00%) Ember.js
9 11 (7.33%) .NET
9 11 (7.33%) HTML
9 11 (7.33%) OAuth
9 11 (7.33%) SOAP
10 10 (6.67%) Dropwizard
10 10 (6.67%) Guice
10 10 (6.67%) OAuth2
10 10 (6.67%) Ratpack
10 10 (6.67%) React
10 10 (6.67%) RESTful
11 9 (6.00%) WireMock
12 8 (5.33%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.67%) Data Structures
2 7 (4.67%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.33%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (2.67%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.00%) Tandem
7 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.33%) Equities
7 2 (1.33%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.33%) Life Science
7 2 (1.33%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.67%) Derivative
8 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.67%) Linux
2 5 (3.33%) Windows
3 2 (1.33%) Unix
4 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (37.33%) Microservices
3 54 (36.00%) TDD
4 47 (31.33%) BDD
5 33 (22.00%) DevOps
6 18 (12.00%) Machine Learning
7 17 (11.33%) Analytics
7 17 (11.33%) Software Engineering
8 16 (10.67%) Open Source
9 14 (9.33%) Scrum
10 13 (8.67%) Computer Science
10 13 (8.67%) Data Science
10 13 (8.67%) ETL
11 12 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (7.33%) Kanban
13 10 (6.67%) OO
13 10 (6.67%) OWASP
14 9 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (6.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 92 (61.33%) Java
2 59 (39.33%) Python
3 29 (19.33%) Scala
4 21 (14.00%) SQL
5 15 (10.00%) Java 8
6 14 (9.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.33%) TypeScript
8 10 (6.67%) C#
9 9 (6.00%) Go
9 9 (6.00%) Ruby
10 7 (4.67%) C++
11 4 (2.67%) C
12 3 (2.00%) AWK
12 3 (2.00%) sed
13 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.33%) ES6
13 2 (1.33%) PHP
13 2 (1.33%) R
14 1 (0.67%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 12 (8.00%) Degree
2 4 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.00%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ISEB
5 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) MiFID
2 3 (2.00%) EMIR
2 3 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 53 (35.33%) Docker
2 8 (5.33%) HDFS
3 4 (2.67%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.67%) zsh
Systems Management
1 58 (38.67%) Kubernetes
2 26 (17.33%) Terraform
3 16 (10.67%) Ansible
4 10 (6.67%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (5.33%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (5.33%) Puppet
6 5 (3.33%) Grafana
7 4 (2.67%) Kibana
7 4 (2.67%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.00%) Graphite
8 3 (2.00%) logstash
9 2 (1.33%) Oozie
9 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.67%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.67%) Consul
10 1 (0.67%) Mesos
10 1 (0.67%) Nagios
10 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (18.00%) Google
2 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.33%) Confluent
4 4 (2.67%) Facebook
4 4 (2.67%) StreamSets
5 3 (2.00%) Criteo
5 3 (2.00%) Databricks
5 3 (2.00%) IBM
5 3 (2.00%) New Relic
5 3 (2.00%) Splunk
5 3 (2.00%) Teradata
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle
6 2 (1.33%) Tableau
7 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.67%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.67%) F5
7 1 (0.67%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.67%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.67%) Palantir
7 1 (0.67%) Talend