Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 144 186
Rank change year-on-year +76 +42 +83
Contract jobs citing Kafka 245 100 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.51% 1.47% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.61% 3.89% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 93 50
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £463 £475 £465
90th Percentile £696 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
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 2,847 2,568 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.74% 37.84% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,356 2,093 2,016
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £378 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.42 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -43.95% +24.49%
10th Percentile £19.14 £20.28 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £28.24 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £43.57
% change year-on-year +48.84% -50.65% +24.49%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
London Bridge - 9 £550 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 City of London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 141 (57.55%) Java
2 113 (46.12%) Docker
3 103 (42.04%) Hadoop
4 102 (41.63%) Apache Spark
5 95 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (36.73%) Big Data
7 87 (35.51%) Linux
8 84 (34.29%) DevOps
9 83 (33.88%) Python
10 81 (33.06%) MongoDB
11 75 (30.61%) Kubernetes
12 73 (29.80%) Finance
13 68 (27.76%) Java 8
14 66 (26.94%) Jenkins
15 65 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
16 58 (23.67%) Apache Hive
17 51 (20.82%) AngularJS
18 49 (20.00%) Scala
19 48 (19.59%) Microservices
20 46 (18.78%) Elasticsearch
21 43 (17.55%) REST
21 43 (17.55%) NoSQL
21 43 (17.55%) TDD
21 43 (17.55%) SQL
22 42 (17.14%) Git (software)
23 41 (16.73%) Apache Cassandra
23 41 (16.73%) Google
23 41 (16.73%) JavaScript
24 38 (15.51%) Spring
25 35 (14.29%) Data Science

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
1 102 (41.63%) Apache Spark
2 46 (18.78%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (10.61%) Apache
4 11 (4.49%) WordPress
5 10 (4.08%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.22%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.22%) Confluence
6 3 (1.22%) SAS
7 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.41%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.71%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 65 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (13.06%) GitHub
3 22 (8.98%) Heroku
4 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.27%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (2.04%) Serverless
9 4 (1.63%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.82%) Datadog
10 2 (0.82%) IaaS
11 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.41%) Route 53
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.43%) SSL
2 25 (10.20%) DNS
3 23 (9.39%) HTTP
4 22 (8.98%) FTP
4 22 (8.98%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.86%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.63%) AMQP
6 4 (1.63%) Internet
6 4 (1.63%) MQTT
7 1 (0.41%) BGP
7 1 (0.41%) Firewall
7 1 (0.41%) IPFIX
7 1 (0.41%) Junos
7 1 (0.41%) MPLS
7 1 (0.41%) MRTG
7 1 (0.41%) OSPF
7 1 (0.41%) SNMP
7 1 (0.41%) TACACS
7 1 (0.41%) VPN
7 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (42.04%) Hadoop
2 90 (36.73%) Big Data
3 81 (33.06%) MongoDB
4 58 (23.67%) Apache Hive
5 43 (17.55%) NoSQL
6 41 (16.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (11.02%) HBase
8 23 (9.39%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (7.35%) Redis
10 16 (6.53%) Blockchain
11 13 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (4.08%) MySQL
12 10 (4.08%) OLAP
12 10 (4.08%) Sqoop
12 10 (4.08%) Star Schema
13 9 (3.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 9 (3.67%) OLAP Cube
13 9 (3.67%) Relational Database
14 7 (2.86%) RDBMS
15 5 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 66 (26.94%) Jenkins
2 42 (17.14%) Git (software)
3 34 (13.88%) Maven
4 30 (12.24%) GitLab
5 20 (8.16%) Gradle
6 13 (5.31%) gulp
7 11 (4.49%) JUnit
8 10 (4.08%) Mockito
9 9 (3.67%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.04%) JIRA
10 5 (2.04%) Travis CI
11 4 (1.63%) Subversion
12 3 (1.22%) GoogleTest
12 3 (1.22%) JMeter
12 3 (1.22%) The Grinder
13 2 (0.82%) GoCD
13 2 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.41%) TestNG
General
1 73 (29.80%) Finance
2 12 (4.90%) Publishing
3 9 (3.67%) Banking
4 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.82%) Front Office
5 2 (0.82%) Games
5 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (38.78%) Developer
2 59 (24.08%) Java Developer
3 40 (16.33%) Big Data Engineer
4 39 (15.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 38 (15.51%) Data Engineer
6 34 (13.88%) Hadoop Engineer
7 28 (11.43%) Senior Developer
8 25 (10.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 24 (9.80%) Java Engineer
10 23 (9.39%) Senior Java Engineer
11 20 (8.16%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
12 19 (7.76%) Elasticsearch Engineer
13 16 (6.53%) Full Stack Developer
14 13 (5.31%) Blockchain Engineer
14 13 (5.31%) Technical Leader
15 11 (4.49%) Python Engineer
16 10 (4.08%) Architect
16 10 (4.08%) Ruby Developer
17 9 (3.67%) Lead Developer
17 9 (3.67%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.82%) AngularJS
2 43 (17.55%) REST
3 38 (15.51%) Spring
4 30 (12.24%) Spring Boot
5 26 (10.61%) RabbitMQ
6 25 (10.20%) HTML
7 24 (9.80%) CSS
7 24 (9.80%) HTML5
8 23 (9.39%) SOAP
9 22 (8.98%) OAuth
9 22 (8.98%) OAuth2
10 20 (8.16%) Dropwizard
10 20 (8.16%) React
11 13 (5.31%) Guice
12 12 (4.90%) Ember.js
12 12 (4.90%) Ratpack
13 10 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
14 9 (3.67%) Akka
15 8 (3.27%) Spark Streaming
16 6 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.39%) Device Driver
2 20 (8.16%) Fintech
3 17 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (6.12%) Algorithms
5 10 (4.08%) Credit Risk
6 7 (2.86%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.63%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.22%) Derivative
9 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.82%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) iPad
10 2 (0.82%) Online Games
10 2 (0.82%) Replication
10 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 87 (35.51%) Linux
2 25 (10.20%) CentOS
2 25 (10.20%) Ubuntu
3 9 (3.67%) Unix
4 6 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.82%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (34.29%) DevOps
3 48 (19.59%) Microservices
4 43 (17.55%) TDD
5 35 (14.29%) Data Science
6 25 (10.20%) BDD
6 25 (10.20%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 25 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 24 (9.80%) Analytics
7 24 (9.80%) High Availability
8 23 (9.39%) Immutable Infrastructure
8 23 (9.39%) Machine Learning
9 22 (8.98%) OWASP
10 21 (8.57%) Open Source
11 19 (7.76%) Scrum
12 18 (7.35%) Artificial Intelligence
13 16 (6.53%) Functional Programming
14 15 (6.12%) Data Modelling
15 14 (5.71%) ETL
15 14 (5.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 141 (57.55%) Java
2 83 (33.88%) Python
3 68 (27.76%) Java 8
4 49 (20.00%) Scala
5 43 (17.55%) SQL
6 41 (16.73%) JavaScript
7 29 (11.84%) Bash Shell
8 25 (10.20%) Go
9 23 (9.39%) ES6
10 13 (5.31%) Ruby
11 12 (4.90%) TypeScript
12 10 (4.08%) R
13 8 (3.27%) MATLAB
14 7 (2.86%) Kotlin
15 6 (2.45%) Clojure
16 4 (1.63%) C++
16 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.22%) Perl
17 3 (1.22%) PHP
17 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.04%) Degree
2 4 (1.63%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.22%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.22%) PhD
4 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.31%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (3.27%) QA
4 5 (2.04%) GCP
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 113 (46.12%) Docker
2 18 (7.35%) Apache Flume
3 12 (4.90%) HDFS
4 11 (4.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (2.45%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) etcd
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) Varnish
6 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 75 (30.61%) Kubernetes
2 30 (12.24%) Prometheus
3 28 (11.43%) Nagios
4 24 (9.80%) Grafana
4 24 (9.80%) Icinga
5 22 (8.98%) Ansible
6 21 (8.57%) Oozie
7 18 (7.35%) Hadoop YARN
8 14 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (4.49%) Mesos
9 11 (4.49%) Puppet
9 11 (4.49%) Terraform
10 10 (4.08%) Marathon
11 9 (3.67%) Ambari
12 8 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (2.86%) Kibana
14 6 (2.45%) Apache Slider
15 5 (2.04%) logstash
16 4 (1.63%) Consul
17 3 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (16.73%) Google
2 26 (10.61%) Red Hat
3 17 (6.94%) Hortonworks
4 15 (6.12%) Oracle
5 10 (4.08%) Tableau
6 8 (3.27%) Cloudera
7 7 (2.86%) IBM
7 7 (2.86%) Talend
8 5 (2.04%) Informatica
9 4 (1.63%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.63%) Splunk
9 4 (1.63%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.22%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.22%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.82%) MapR
12 1 (0.41%) Cisco
12 1 (0.41%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.41%) Huawei
12 1 (0.41%) Juniper
12 1 (0.41%) VMware