Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 48 114
Rank change year-on-year -22 +66 +50
Contract jobs citing Kafka 82 286 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.66% 4.45% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.88% 11.76% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 219 149
Median daily rate £554 £570 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% -0.87% +8.49%
10th Percentile £450 £524 £475
90th Percentile £681 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £554 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +0.64% - +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £44.50

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 1,040 2,432 2,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.72% 37.88% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 1,944 2,179
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £381 £413 £365
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £510
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +115.39% -12.51%
10th Percentile £24.50 £31.48 £21.08
90th Percentile £57.50 £69.25 £58.23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £22.00
% change year-on-year -25.29% +112.94% -11.50%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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
Moorgate - 3 £625 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 56 (68.29%) Java
2 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (40.24%) Spring
4 32 (39.02%) Microservices
5 28 (34.15%) TDD
6 27 (32.93%) Kubernetes
6 27 (32.93%) Apache Spark
7 25 (30.49%) Docker
8 24 (29.27%) BDD
9 23 (28.05%) Python
10 22 (26.83%) GCP
11 21 (25.61%) DevOps
11 21 (25.61%) Scala
11 21 (25.61%) AWS
12 17 (20.73%) NoSQL
13 14 (17.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (17.07%) Spring Boot
13 14 (17.07%) Spring Cloud
14 13 (15.85%) Software Engineering
14 13 (15.85%) Finance
15 12 (14.63%) RESTful
15 12 (14.63%) Java 8
16 11 (13.41%) SQL
16 11 (13.41%) Terraform
16 11 (13.41%) Jenkins
17 10 (12.20%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (12.20%) SaaS
17 10 (12.20%) Linux
17 10 (12.20%) Hadoop
17 10 (12.20%) Azure

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 27 (32.93%) Apache Spark
2 10 (12.20%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Pulsar
3 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.83%) GCP
2 21 (25.61%) AWS
3 10 (12.20%) Azure
3 10 (12.20%) SaaS
4 5 (6.10%) OpenShift
4 5 (6.10%) Serverless
5 4 (4.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (3.66%) GitHub
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.44%) PaaS
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.22%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (1.22%) Heroku
8 1 (1.22%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) SSL
2 5 (6.10%) HTTP
2 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.66%) DNS
3 3 (3.66%) DSL
3 3 (3.66%) FTP
3 3 (3.66%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.44%) AMQP
5 1 (1.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.22%) DOCSIS
5 1 (1.22%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) MQTT
5 1 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) NoSQL
2 14 (17.07%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (12.20%) Hadoop
4 9 (10.98%) Big Data
4 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.32%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.88%) Data Lake
6 4 (4.88%) HBase
6 4 (4.88%) MySQL
6 4 (4.88%) Redis
7 3 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.66%) Flink
7 3 (3.66%) Impala
7 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.44%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.44%) Presto
8 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.32%) Gradle
3 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.66%) GitLab
6 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.44%) Gatling
6 2 (2.44%) Geb
6 2 (2.44%) JIRA
6 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.44%) Spinnaker
6 2 (2.44%) Spock
7 1 (1.22%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.22%) JUnit
7 1 (1.22%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.22%) Postman
7 1 (1.22%) REST Assured
7 1 (1.22%) Selenium
7 1 (1.22%) TestNG
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Front Office
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (57.32%) Developer
2 33 (40.24%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Data Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) AWS Developer
4 9 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (8.54%) Scala Developer
6 6 (7.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Python Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Azure Developer
8 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Agile Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Big Data Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Java Scala Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.24%) Spring
2 14 (17.07%) Spring Boot
2 14 (17.07%) Spring Cloud
3 12 (14.63%) RESTful
4 9 (10.98%) Akka
4 9 (10.98%) REST
5 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.32%) Guice
7 5 (6.10%) HTML
7 5 (6.10%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (6.10%) Web Services
8 4 (4.88%) .NET
8 4 (4.88%) CSS
8 4 (4.88%) OAuth
8 4 (4.88%) SOAP
8 4 (4.88%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (3.66%) Django
9 3 (3.66%) JAAS
9 3 (3.66%) Ratpack
9 3 (3.66%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.44%) Life Science
2 2 (2.44%) Market Risk
2 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.44%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.22%) Blog
3 1 (1.22%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 1 (1.22%) Android
2 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.02%) Microservices
3 28 (34.15%) TDD
4 24 (29.27%) BDD
5 21 (25.61%) DevOps
6 13 (15.85%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.98%) Machine Learning
8 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.54%) Functional Programming
9 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
11 5 (6.10%) Analytics
11 5 (6.10%) Coaching
11 5 (6.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (6.10%) Data Science
11 5 (6.10%) Scrum
12 4 (4.88%) Functional Testing
12 4 (4.88%) Migration
12 4 (4.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (68.29%) Java
2 23 (28.05%) Python
3 21 (25.61%) Scala
4 12 (14.63%) Java 8
5 11 (13.41%) SQL
6 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.10%) C#
8 4 (4.88%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.66%) Go
9 3 (3.66%) Kotlin
9 3 (3.66%) Ruby
10 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.22%) C
11 1 (1.22%) C++
11 1 (1.22%) ES6
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) Perl
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) MiFID
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 25 (30.49%) Docker
2 6 (7.32%) HDFS
3 3 (3.66%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.22%) zsh
Systems Management
1 27 (32.93%) Kubernetes
2 11 (13.41%) Terraform
3 8 (9.76%) Prometheus
4 7 (8.54%) Ansible
5 5 (6.10%) Grafana
5 5 (6.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (4.88%) Puppet
7 3 (3.66%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (3.66%) Kibana
7 3 (3.66%) Zipkin
8 2 (2.44%) Oozie
9 1 (1.22%) logstash
9 1 (1.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) Google
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.44%) New Relic
3 2 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.22%) Gemalto
4 1 (1.22%) Nokia
4 1 (1.22%) Okta
4 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.22%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.22%) Sybase