Period
to 4 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 March 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 76 59
Rank change year-on-year +28 -17 +55
Contract jobs citing Kafka 100 128 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.41% 2.76% 3.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.39% 8.12% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 110 204
Median daily rate £600 £553 £594
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.60% -6.95% +3.26%
10th Percentile £356 £469 £513
90th Percentile £750 £675 £713
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 747 1,577 2,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.91% 34.04% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 1,295 2,149
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +0.96%
10th Percentile £363 £386 £408
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +189.47% -11.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.50 £14.90
90th Percentile £22.50 £63.50 £49.10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £56.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +50.00% +74.42%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 4 March 2021. 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
London Bridge - 6 £600 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 72 (72.00%) Java
2 45 (45.00%) Python
3 44 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (42.00%) Kubernetes
5 39 (39.00%) AWS
6 34 (34.00%) Microservices
7 33 (33.00%) Spring
8 31 (31.00%) Finance
9 27 (27.00%) SQL
10 23 (23.00%) Docker
10 23 (23.00%) Jenkins
11 22 (22.00%) Java 8
12 21 (21.00%) Big Data
12 21 (21.00%) Apache Spark
13 20 (20.00%) Spring Boot
14 19 (19.00%) Machine Learning
15 18 (18.00%) Git (software)
16 17 (17.00%) DevOps
16 17 (17.00%) Apache Airflow
17 16 (16.00%) Banking
17 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
18 15 (15.00%) Web Services
18 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
18 15 (15.00%) HTML
18 15 (15.00%) Linux
18 15 (15.00%) Azure
19 14 (14.00%) Algorithms
19 14 (14.00%) Amazon Kinesis
19 14 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (14.00%) TDD

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 21 (21.00%) Apache Spark
2 17 (17.00%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (11.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.00%) Apache
5 2 (2.00%) Jupyter
6 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (2.00%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 39 (39.00%) AWS
2 15 (15.00%) Azure
3 14 (14.00%) Amazon Kinesis
4 8 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (7.00%) SaaS
6 6 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (6.00%) PaaS
7 5 (5.00%) GCP
8 4 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (3.00%) Apigee
9 3 (3.00%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (3.00%) Power Platform
9 3 (3.00%) Serverless
10 2 (2.00%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (2.00%) GitHub
11 1 (1.00%) Akamai
11 1 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) HTTP
2 9 (9.00%) Internet
3 8 (8.00%) Firewall
4 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.00%) BGP
5 5 (5.00%) MPLS
5 5 (5.00%) SNMP
6 2 (2.00%) DNS
6 2 (2.00%) FTP
6 2 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.00%) Big Data
2 14 (14.00%) Data Lake
2 14 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (13.00%) NoSQL
4 10 (10.00%) Snowflake Schema
5 9 (9.00%) Neo4j
6 8 (8.00%) Hadoop
6 8 (8.00%) Parquet
7 7 (7.00%) MongoDB
8 6 (6.00%) Apache Hive
8 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.00%) Blockchain
11 3 (3.00%) Flink
11 3 (3.00%) Power BI
12 2 (2.00%) Cloud Spanner
12 2 (2.00%) Presto
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.00%) Gatling
4 4 (4.00%) Maven
5 3 (3.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.00%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.00%) Geb
6 2 (2.00%) GitLab
6 2 (2.00%) Gradle
6 2 (2.00%) Grunt
6 2 (2.00%) Hudson
6 2 (2.00%) JIRA
6 2 (2.00%) JMeter
6 2 (2.00%) JUnit
6 2 (2.00%) Mocha
6 2 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.00%) PyUnit
6 2 (2.00%) Spock
General
1 31 (31.00%) Finance
2 16 (16.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.00%) Front Office
5 3 (3.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.00%) Back Office
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Games
7 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (52.00%) Developer
2 38 (38.00%) Java Developer
3 25 (25.00%) Data Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Architect
5 8 (8.00%) Python Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Python Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.00%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Scala Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Big Data Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Data Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Scala Engineer
10 2 (2.00%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
10 2 (2.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.00%) Spring
2 20 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 15 (15.00%) HTML
3 15 (15.00%) Web Services
4 12 (12.00%) REST
5 11 (11.00%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (10.00%) XML
7 8 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (8.00%) PostGIS
8 7 (7.00%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (6.00%) HTML5
9 6 (6.00%) React
9 6 (6.00%) Redux
10 5 (5.00%) CORBA
10 5 (5.00%) CSS
11 4 (4.00%) .NET
11 4 (4.00%) Lambda Expressions
11 4 (4.00%) PySpark
11 4 (4.00%) RESTful
12 3 (3.00%) Smart Contracts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Algorithms
2 13 (13.00%) Data Structures
2 13 (13.00%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.00%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.00%) Clustering
5 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.00%) SWIFT
6 3 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 3 (3.00%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.00%) Blog
7 2 (2.00%) Equities
8 1 (1.00%) DataPower
8 1 (1.00%) Derivative
8 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.00%) User Experience
8 1 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) Unix
2 2 (2.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.00%) Microservices
3 19 (19.00%) Machine Learning
4 17 (17.00%) DevOps
5 16 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 14 (14.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 14 (14.00%) TDD
7 13 (13.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 12 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.00%) Data Engineering
10 10 (10.00%) Data Analysis
10 10 (10.00%) MapReduce
11 9 (9.00%) Load Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Change Management
12 8 (8.00%) Forensic Analysis
12 8 (8.00%) Load Balancing
12 8 (8.00%) SQL Optimisation
12 8 (8.00%) Use Case
12 8 (8.00%) XML Parsing
13 7 (7.00%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 72 (72.00%) Java
2 45 (45.00%) Python
3 27 (27.00%) SQL
4 22 (22.00%) Java 8
5 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.00%) Scala
7 10 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 8 (8.00%) Perl
8 8 (8.00%) PHP
9 5 (5.00%) C++
9 5 (5.00%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.00%) Go
11 3 (3.00%) Kotlin
12 2 (2.00%) C#
12 2 (2.00%) ES6
12 2 (2.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.00%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.00%) PhD
3 1 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 23 (23.00%) Docker
2 4 (4.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.00%) etcd
3 2 (2.00%) Varnish
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (42.00%) Kubernetes
2 9 (9.00%) Terraform
3 8 (8.00%) Netcool
4 3 (3.00%) Grafana
5 2 (2.00%) Ansible
5 2 (2.00%) Consul
5 2 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (2.00%) Nagios
5 2 (2.00%) Puppet
5 2 (2.00%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.00%) Kubeflow
6 1 (1.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) AppDynamics
1 8 (8.00%) SevOne
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) Databricks
3 4 (4.00%) Splunk
4 2 (2.00%) Confluent
4 2 (2.00%) Hortonworks
4 2 (2.00%) IBM
4 2 (2.00%) Linedata
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.00%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.00%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.00%) EMC
5 1 (1.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.00%) NetApp
5 1 (1.00%) Solace
5 1 (1.00%) Sybase