Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 50 110
Rank change year-on-year -31 +60 +76
Contract jobs citing Kafka 90 381 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.49% 4.59% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.36% 11.59% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 303 207
Median daily rate £554 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% - +3.14%
10th Percentile £449 £500 £475
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
London median daily rate £568 £550 £563
% change year-on-year +3.27% -2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 £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 1,223 3,286 3,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.78% 39.58% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 2,616 2,902
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +5.13%
10th Percentile £375 £406 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £530 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +112.94% -11.50%
10th Percentile £24.50 £32.50 £21.13
90th Percentile £59.38 £69.08 £127.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.74 £43.71
% change year-on-year -21.77% +2.36% -0.66%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kafka in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Kafka in Central London

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka in Central London over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 -26 80 £554 -2.89% 21
West End of London +21 2 - -
City of Westminster +30 1 £725 +20.83%
Kafka
London

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 59 (65.56%) Java
2 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (38.89%) Microservices
4 34 (37.78%) Spring
5 32 (35.56%) Apache Spark
6 31 (34.44%) Kubernetes
7 28 (31.11%) TDD
8 27 (30.00%) Docker
9 26 (28.89%) Python
10 25 (27.78%) AWS
11 24 (26.67%) BDD
11 24 (26.67%) GCP
12 23 (25.56%) DevOps
13 21 (23.33%) NoSQL
14 20 (22.22%) Scala
15 17 (18.89%) Finance
16 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
16 16 (17.78%) Apache Cassandra
17 15 (16.67%) Spring Boot
18 14 (15.56%) Spring Cloud
18 14 (15.56%) Java 8
18 14 (15.56%) Azure
18 14 (15.56%) SQL
19 13 (14.44%) Big Data
19 13 (14.44%) Terraform
20 12 (13.33%) Hadoop
21 11 (12.22%) Jenkins
21 11 (12.22%) Elasticsearch
21 11 (12.22%) Linux
21 11 (12.22%) Google

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 32 (35.56%) Apache Spark
2 11 (12.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Pulsar
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (27.78%) AWS
2 24 (26.67%) GCP
3 14 (15.56%) Azure
4 10 (11.11%) SaaS
5 7 (7.78%) Serverless
6 6 (6.67%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (5.56%) OpenShift
8 4 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
9 3 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (3.33%) GitHub
10 2 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (2.22%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (2.22%) PaaS
11 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (1.11%) Azure Functions
11 1 (1.11%) Heroku
11 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) SSL
2 5 (5.56%) HTTP
2 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.33%) DNS
3 3 (3.33%) DSL
3 3 (3.33%) FTP
3 3 (3.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.22%) AMQP
5 1 (1.11%) DHCP
5 1 (1.11%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) MQTT
5 1 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.33%) NoSQL
2 16 (17.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (14.44%) Big Data
4 12 (13.33%) Hadoop
5 10 (11.11%) MongoDB
6 7 (7.78%) Apache Hive
6 7 (7.78%) Data Lake
7 6 (6.67%) Redis
8 5 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (4.44%) BigQuery
9 4 (4.44%) HBase
9 4 (4.44%) MySQL
9 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
10 3 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (3.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.33%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (3.33%) Flink
10 3 (3.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.67%) Gradle
3 5 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.33%) GitLab
6 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.22%) Gatling
6 2 (2.22%) Geb
6 2 (2.22%) JIRA
6 2 (2.22%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.22%) Spinnaker
6 2 (2.22%) Spock
7 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.11%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.11%) JUnit
7 1 (1.11%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.11%) REST Assured
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.11%) TestNG
General
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Advertising
3 2 (2.22%) Front Office
3 2 (2.22%) Law
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (55.56%) Developer
2 34 (37.78%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.67%) Data Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) AWS Developer
5 9 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (7.78%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Scala Developer
7 6 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Python Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Big Data Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Azure Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.22%) Agile Java Developer
11 2 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (37.78%) Spring
2 15 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 14 (15.56%) Spring Cloud
4 10 (11.11%) RESTful
5 9 (10.00%) Akka
5 9 (10.00%) REST
6 7 (7.78%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.67%) Guice
7 6 (6.67%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (5.56%) .NET
8 5 (5.56%) Web Services
9 4 (4.44%) HTML
9 4 (4.44%) OAuth
9 4 (4.44%) SOAP
10 3 (3.33%) CSS
10 3 (3.33%) Ember.js
10 3 (3.33%) JAAS
10 3 (3.33%) OAuth2
10 3 (3.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.22%) Cloud Native
3 2 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.22%) Life Science
3 2 (2.22%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.22%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.11%) Blog
4 1 (1.11%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.11%) Debian
3 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) Microservices
3 28 (31.11%) TDD
4 24 (26.67%) BDD
5 23 (25.56%) DevOps
6 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.89%) Analytics
7 8 (8.89%) Machine Learning
8 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.78%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.78%) Functional Programming
9 6 (6.67%) Project Delivery
9 6 (6.67%) Scrum
9 6 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
10 5 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (5.56%) Data Architecture
10 5 (5.56%) SDLC
11 4 (4.44%) Migration
11 4 (4.44%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 59 (65.56%) Java
2 26 (28.89%) Python
3 20 (22.22%) Scala
4 14 (15.56%) Java 8
4 14 (15.56%) SQL
5 7 (7.78%) C#
6 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.44%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.33%) Go
8 3 (3.33%) Kotlin
8 3 (3.33%) PHP
8 3 (3.33%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.22%) Perl
9 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.11%) C
10 1 (1.11%) C++
10 1 (1.11%) Groovy
10 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.11%) MiFID
1 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 27 (30.00%) Docker
2 6 (6.67%) HDFS
3 4 (4.44%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 31 (34.44%) Kubernetes
2 13 (14.44%) Terraform
3 8 (8.89%) Prometheus
4 7 (7.78%) Ansible
5 5 (5.56%) Grafana
5 5 (5.56%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (4.44%) Puppet
7 3 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (3.33%) Kibana
7 3 (3.33%) Zipkin
8 2 (2.22%) linkerd
8 2 (2.22%) Oozie
9 1 (1.11%) logstash
9 1 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Google
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (2.22%) Confluent
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) New Relic
3 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.22%) Splunk
3 2 (2.22%) StreamSets
4 1 (1.11%) BiZZdesign
4 1 (1.11%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.11%) Gemalto
4 1 (1.11%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.11%) Nokia
4 1 (1.11%) Okta
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.11%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.11%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Sybase