Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 68 144
Rank change year-on-year +11 +76 +54
Contract jobs citing Kafka 250 246 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.02% 3.58% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.43% 8.84% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 225 94
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £513 £463 £475
90th Percentile £700 £695 £675
Central London median daily rate £570 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +3.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 2,187 2,783 2,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.21% 40.51% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,773 2,309 2,090
City of London median daily rate £532 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.24% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £407 £380 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
City of London median hourly rate £46.85 £32.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.40% +31.03% -30.22%
10th Percentile £21.95 £19.14 £20.28
90th Percentile £86.25 £73.98 £28.24
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £32.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +46.40% +48.84% -38.57%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in the City of London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor 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 23 September 2019. 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 +10 25 £550 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 137 (54.80%) Java
2 104 (41.60%) Docker
3 96 (38.40%) Microservices
4 93 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (36.40%) AWS
6 90 (36.00%) Apache Spark
7 87 (34.80%) Kubernetes
8 79 (31.60%) Python
9 75 (30.00%) SQL
10 70 (28.00%) DevOps
11 69 (27.60%) TDD
11 69 (27.60%) Spring
11 69 (27.60%) Hadoop
12 67 (26.80%) Finance
13 64 (25.60%) Scala
13 64 (25.60%) Big Data
14 61 (24.40%) BDD
14 61 (24.40%) Apache Hive
15 50 (20.00%) Machine Learning
16 47 (18.80%) NoSQL
17 46 (18.40%) Data Science
18 45 (18.00%) Analytics
19 44 (17.60%) Data Modelling
20 41 (16.40%) Software Engineering
21 40 (16.00%) Git (software)
22 39 (15.60%) Linux
23 35 (14.00%) GCP
24 34 (13.60%) Elasticsearch
24 34 (13.60%) RESTful
25 33 (13.20%) Java 8

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 90 (36.00%) Apache Spark
2 34 (13.60%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (5.60%) Apache
4 11 (4.40%) Confluence
5 7 (2.80%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.20%) Luigi
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 91 (36.40%) AWS
2 35 (14.00%) GCP
3 26 (10.40%) Serverless
4 25 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (9.60%) Azure
6 18 (7.20%) GitHub
7 11 (4.40%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (4.00%) Amazon S3
9 9 (3.60%) Azure Functions
10 8 (3.20%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (3.20%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.60%) Datadog
12 4 (1.60%) PaaS
12 4 (1.60%) SaaS
13 3 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.20%) Force.com
13 3 (1.20%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.20%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.40%) DNS
1 11 (4.40%) FTP
1 11 (4.40%) HTTP
1 11 (4.40%) SSL
1 11 (4.40%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.40%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (27.60%) Hadoop
2 64 (25.60%) Big Data
3 61 (24.40%) Apache Hive
4 47 (18.80%) NoSQL
5 30 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (11.60%) MongoDB
7 27 (10.80%) OLAP
8 26 (10.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (9.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 24 (9.60%) OLAP Cube
9 24 (9.60%) Star Schema
10 22 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (6.00%) Couchbase
11 15 (6.00%) HBase
12 14 (5.60%) BigQuery
13 13 (5.20%) Relational Database
14 10 (4.00%) MySQL
15 9 (3.60%) Flink
16 8 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (3.20%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 40 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.20%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.00%) JIRA
4 14 (5.60%) GitLab
5 12 (4.80%) Gradle
5 12 (4.80%) Spock
6 11 (4.40%) Gatling
6 11 (4.40%) Geb
7 9 (3.60%) gulp
8 6 (2.40%) Maven
9 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.80%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.80%) JUnit
10 2 (0.80%) NUnit
10 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.80%) Subversion
10 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.40%) CF BOSH
11 1 (0.40%) CircleCI
General
1 67 (26.80%) Finance
2 26 (10.40%) Retail
3 23 (9.20%) Banking
4 8 (3.20%) Advertising
5 5 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.60%) Front Office
7 3 (1.20%) Games
7 3 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 119 (47.60%) Developer
2 71 (28.40%) Java Developer
3 63 (25.20%) Data Engineer
4 27 (10.80%) Hadoop Engineer
5 21 (8.40%) Scala Developer
6 18 (7.20%) Python Developer
7 13 (5.20%) Java Engineer
8 12 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.60%) Architect
11 8 (3.20%) AWS Developer
12 7 (2.80%) Blockchain Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
13 6 (2.40%) Big Data Engineer
13 6 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
13 6 (2.40%) Software Engineer
14 5 (2.00%) Agile Developer
14 5 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
14 5 (2.00%) Big Data Developer
14 5 (2.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (27.60%) Spring
2 34 (13.60%) RESTful
3 29 (11.60%) Spring Boot
4 24 (9.60%) REST
5 22 (8.80%) Spring Cloud
6 17 (6.80%) Web Services
7 16 (6.40%) Akka
8 14 (5.60%) Play Framework
8 14 (5.60%) Spark Streaming
9 13 (5.20%) SOAP
10 12 (4.80%) OAuth
10 12 (4.80%) OAuth2
11 11 (4.40%) Dropwizard
11 11 (4.40%) Guice
11 11 (4.40%) Ratpack
11 11 (4.40%) WireMock
12 10 (4.00%) Django
12 10 (4.00%) Flask
12 10 (4.00%) Node.js
13 9 (3.60%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.80%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (5.60%) Data Structures
3 7 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.40%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.00%) Equities
6 4 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.80%) Derivative
8 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.80%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.60%) Linux
2 11 (4.40%) Unix
3 1 (0.40%) CentOS
3 1 (0.40%) CoreOS
3 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Solaris
3 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (38.40%) Microservices
2 93 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (28.00%) DevOps
4 69 (27.60%) TDD
5 61 (24.40%) BDD
6 50 (20.00%) Machine Learning
7 46 (18.40%) Data Science
8 45 (18.00%) Analytics
9 44 (17.60%) Data Modelling
10 41 (16.40%) Software Engineering
11 32 (12.80%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (10.00%) Pair Programming
13 24 (9.60%) SQL Optimisation
14 22 (8.80%) OO
14 22 (8.80%) Test Automation
15 20 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 20 (8.00%) ETL
16 19 (7.60%) Fintech
17 18 (7.20%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 137 (54.80%) Java
2 79 (31.60%) Python
3 75 (30.00%) SQL
4 64 (25.60%) Scala
5 33 (13.20%) Java 8
6 25 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 13 (5.20%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.40%) Go
9 9 (3.60%) ES6
10 8 (3.20%) C++
11 7 (2.80%) C#
11 7 (2.80%) Kotlin
12 6 (2.40%) Clojure
13 5 (2.00%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.60%) Ruby
15 2 (0.80%) AWK
15 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.80%) ClojureScript
15 2 (0.80%) sed
16 1 (0.40%) Rust
Qualifications
1 12 (4.80%) Degree
2 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.40%) ISEB
3 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 104 (41.60%) Docker
2 6 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 6 (2.40%) HDFS
3 3 (1.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 87 (34.80%) Kubernetes
2 24 (9.60%) Oozie
2 24 (9.60%) Terraform
3 21 (8.40%) Ansible
4 18 (7.20%) Marathon
4 18 (7.20%) Mesos
5 11 (4.40%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (2.00%) Kibana
7 5 (2.00%) Puppet
8 3 (1.20%) Grafana
8 3 (1.20%) logstash
9 2 (0.80%) Consul
9 2 (0.80%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 24 (9.60%) Google
2 11 (4.40%) Oracle
3 5 (2.00%) Informatica
3 5 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (2.00%) Sybase
4 4 (1.60%) Cloudera
4 4 (1.60%) Talend
5 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.20%) Dell
5 3 (1.20%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.20%) Tableau
5 3 (1.20%) Teradata
6 2 (0.80%) Criteo
6 2 (0.80%) Facebook
6 2 (0.80%) hybris
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.80%) Splunk
7 1 (0.40%) F5
7 1 (0.40%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat