Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 105 172
Rank change year-on-year +52 +67 +35
Contract jobs citing Kafka 271 170 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.23% 2.47% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.37% 6.39% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 55
City of London median daily rate £570 £575 £537
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +7.18% -2.45%
10th Percentile £517 £480 £454
90th Percentile £688 £688 £658
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
% change year-on-year - +3.14% -3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London 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 2,384 2,659 2,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.19% 38.59% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,922 2,187 1,885
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £339
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £490
% change year-on-year +2.44% +4.59% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
City of London median hourly rate £46.85 £21.75 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.39% -12.51% -42.94%
10th Percentile £31.48 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £69.25 £55.38 £31.85
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £22.00 £24.86
% change year-on-year +112.94% -11.50% -42.94%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 - 45 £550 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 136 (50.18%) Java
2 119 (43.91%) Apache Spark
3 113 (41.70%) Docker
4 96 (35.42%) Microservices
5 95 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (34.69%) Big Data
7 92 (33.95%) Hadoop
8 91 (33.58%) SQL
9 90 (33.21%) Amazon AWS
10 87 (32.10%) Finance
11 85 (31.37%) Kubernetes
12 79 (29.15%) Apache Hive
13 74 (27.31%) Python
13 74 (27.31%) DevOps
14 73 (26.94%) Machine Learning
14 73 (26.94%) Spring
15 72 (26.57%) TDD
16 69 (25.46%) Data Science
17 67 (24.72%) Analytics
18 61 (22.51%) Data Modelling
19 59 (21.77%) Scala
20 53 (19.56%) Data Warehouse
21 52 (19.19%) BDD
22 50 (18.45%) Git (software)
22 50 (18.45%) Software Engineering
22 50 (18.45%) Data Quality
23 48 (17.71%) Spring Boot
23 48 (17.71%) OLAP
24 47 (17.34%) NoSQL
25 45 (16.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse

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
1 119 (43.91%) Apache Spark
2 35 (12.92%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (6.64%) Confluence
4 12 (4.43%) Apache
5 8 (2.95%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (4.06%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 90 (33.21%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (9.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 22 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (7.01%) GitHub
5 15 (5.54%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (5.54%) Serverless
6 13 (4.80%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (3.32%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.58%) PaaS
9 6 (2.21%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (2.21%) Azure Functions
9 6 (2.21%) Datadog
9 6 (2.21%) Power Platform
10 5 (1.85%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.48%) Apigee
11 4 (1.48%) SaaS
12 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.17%) HTTP
2 12 (4.43%) DNS
2 12 (4.43%) FTP
2 12 (4.43%) SSL
2 12 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) AMQP
3 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (34.69%) Big Data
2 92 (33.95%) Hadoop
3 79 (29.15%) Apache Hive
4 53 (19.56%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (17.71%) OLAP
6 47 (17.34%) NoSQL
7 45 (16.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 45 (16.61%) OLAP Cube
7 45 (16.61%) Star Schema
8 40 (14.76%) MongoDB
9 34 (12.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (8.49%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (8.49%) Redis
11 20 (7.38%) HBase
12 13 (4.80%) Impala
13 11 (4.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (4.06%) Blockchain
14 10 (3.69%) Couchbase
15 8 (2.95%) Relational Database
15 8 (2.95%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (18.45%) Git (software)
2 33 (12.18%) Jenkins
3 24 (8.86%) JIRA
4 14 (5.17%) GitLab
5 13 (4.80%) Gradle
6 12 (4.43%) gulp
7 11 (4.06%) Spock
8 10 (3.69%) Gatling
8 10 (3.69%) Geb
9 9 (3.32%) webpack
10 8 (2.95%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (2.21%) Babel
12 6 (2.21%) Selenium
13 4 (1.48%) JUnit
13 4 (1.48%) Maven
13 4 (1.48%) Mockito
13 4 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 87 (32.10%) Finance
2 31 (11.44%) Banking
3 22 (8.12%) Retail
4 9 (3.32%) Front Office
5 6 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.85%) Games
7 3 (1.11%) Publishing
8 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (38.38%) Developer
2 79 (29.15%) Data Engineer
3 64 (23.62%) Java Developer
4 47 (17.34%) Hadoop Engineer
5 17 (6.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (5.17%) Java Engineer
6 14 (5.17%) Scala Developer
6 14 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 13 (4.80%) Big Data Engineer
8 12 (4.43%) Architect
8 12 (4.43%) AWS Developer
8 12 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (3.69%) Blockchain Engineer
9 10 (3.69%) Python Developer
9 10 (3.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 10 (3.69%) Software Engineer
10 9 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (2.95%) Technical Leader
12 7 (2.58%) Agile Developer
12 7 (2.58%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (26.94%) Spring
2 48 (17.71%) Spring Boot
3 28 (10.33%) RESTful
4 24 (8.86%) REST
5 19 (7.01%) Web Services
6 17 (6.27%) Spring Cloud
7 15 (5.54%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (5.54%) SOAP
8 14 (5.17%) Dropwizard
8 14 (5.17%) HTML
8 14 (5.17%) HTML5
9 13 (4.80%) CSS
10 12 (4.43%) Akka
10 12 (4.43%) Guice
10 12 (4.43%) JSON
10 12 (4.43%) OAuth
10 12 (4.43%) OAuth2
10 12 (4.43%) Ratpack
11 11 (4.06%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.69%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (3.69%) Algorithms
2 10 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.69%) Data Structures
3 7 (2.58%) User Experience
4 4 (1.48%) Cloud Native
4 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.11%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.74%) iPad
6 2 (0.74%) Social Media
6 2 (0.74%) Tandem
6 2 (0.74%) Wiki
7 1 (0.37%) Blog
7 1 (0.37%) Equities
7 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.37%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.13%) Linux
2 13 (4.80%) Unix
3 2 (0.74%) Android
3 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.37%) CentOS
4 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (35.42%) Microservices
2 95 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (27.31%) DevOps
4 73 (26.94%) Machine Learning
5 72 (26.57%) TDD
6 69 (25.46%) Data Science
7 67 (24.72%) Analytics
8 61 (22.51%) Data Modelling
9 52 (19.19%) BDD
10 50 (18.45%) Software Engineering
11 45 (16.61%) SQL Optimisation
12 30 (11.07%) Scrum
13 28 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (8.12%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (7.75%) Artificial Intelligence
16 18 (6.64%) Pair Programming
17 17 (6.27%) Test Automation
18 16 (5.90%) Kanban
19 15 (5.54%) OO
19 15 (5.54%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 136 (50.18%) Java
2 91 (33.58%) SQL
3 74 (27.31%) Python
4 59 (21.77%) Scala
5 45 (16.61%) Java 8
6 35 (12.92%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.38%) ES6
8 13 (4.80%) TypeScript
9 11 (4.06%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.06%) C#
10 7 (2.58%) Kotlin
11 6 (2.21%) ES7
12 5 (1.85%) Go
12 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.48%) Clojure
14 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.11%) R
14 3 (1.11%) Ruby
15 2 (0.74%) C++
15 2 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (3.32%) Degree
2 5 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
2 5 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 5 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (18.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 113 (41.70%) Docker
2 9 (3.32%) HDFS
3 7 (2.58%) Apache Flume
3 7 (2.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 85 (31.37%) Kubernetes
2 45 (16.61%) Oozie
3 26 (9.59%) Ansible
4 20 (7.38%) Marathon
4 20 (7.38%) Mesos
4 20 (7.38%) Terraform
5 13 (4.80%) Hadoop YARN
6 12 (4.43%) Docker Swarm
7 8 (2.95%) Puppet
8 7 (2.58%) Kibana
9 5 (1.85%) logstash
10 4 (1.48%) Grafana
11 3 (1.11%) Consul
12 2 (0.74%) Graphite
12 2 (0.74%) Istio
12 2 (0.74%) linkerd
12 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.37%) Nagios
13 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (7.01%) Google
2 11 (4.06%) Oracle
3 8 (2.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.21%) Cloudera
4 6 (2.21%) hybris
4 6 (2.21%) Talend
5 4 (1.48%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.48%) Informatica
5 4 (1.48%) Tableau
6 3 (1.11%) Dell
6 3 (1.11%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.11%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.11%) Splunk
6 3 (1.11%) Sybase
6 3 (1.11%) Teradata
7 2 (0.74%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.74%) IBM
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.74%) ServiceNow