Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 - 97
Rank change year-on-year - +97 +10
Contract jobs citing Kafka 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.64% - 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Cheshire median daily rate £513 - £438
10th Percentile £438 - £419
90th Percentile £605 - £456
North West median daily rate £500 £444 £438
% change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% -
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 398 362 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.99% 27.08% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 265 275
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £307 £275 £256
90th Percentile £510 £544 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +11.54% +87.54%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.45 £31.25
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +3.17%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Crewe - 3 £475 -
Warrington - 2 £600 -
Chester - 2 £535 -
Kafka
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
2 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot
3 3 (37.50%) Apache
3 3 (37.50%) Microservices
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (25.00%) WPF
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (25.00%) Equities
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit

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 4 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (37.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) npm
1 2 (25.00%) Yarn
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Data Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Spring Boot
2 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (25.00%) Akka
2 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (25.00%) React
2 2 (25.00%) Redux
2 2 (25.00%) Spring Integration
2 2 (25.00%) WPF
2 2 (25.00%) Zuul
3 1 (12.50%) Dropwizard
3 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (25.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) SOLID
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) ES6
3 2 (25.00%) Java 8
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker