Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 20 October 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 88 102
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 +4
Contract jobs citing Kafka 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.77% 0.078% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.29% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Cheshire median daily rate £513 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £436 £390 £419
90th Percentile £564 £410 £456
North West median daily rate £500 £424 £438
% change year-on-year +17.99% -3.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 437 341 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.49% 26.56% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 257 314
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £509 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.31% -1.54% +87.54%
10th Percentile £44.65 £30.00 £26.02
90th Percentile £62.35 £38.75 £36.63
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Cheshire

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in Cheshire

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in Cheshire

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Chester - 3 £525 -
Crewe - 3 £475 - 1
Warrington +1 1 £550 +37.50%
Kafka
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Microservices
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) Scala
4 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (30.00%) Puppet
4 3 (30.00%) Spring Boot
5 2 (20.00%) Garbage Collection
5 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
5 2 (20.00%) React
5 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (20.00%) Akka
5 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
5 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (20.00%) Ansible
5 2 (20.00%) Docker
5 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (20.00%) Node.js
5 2 (20.00%) Spring Integration
5 2 (20.00%) Big Data

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (30.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) npm
1 2 (20.00%) Yarn
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Data Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Spring
1 3 (30.00%) Spring Boot
2 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (20.00%) Akka
2 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (20.00%) React
2 2 (20.00%) Redux
2 2 (20.00%) Spring Integration
2 2 (20.00%) WPF
2 2 (20.00%) Zuul
3 1 (10.00%) Dropwizard
3 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (20.00%) Equities
1 2 (20.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
1 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (30.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) SOLID
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Data Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Scala
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) ES6
3 2 (20.00%) Java 8
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat