Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 113 134
Rank change year-on-year +47 +21 +72
Contract jobs citing Kafka 249 155 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 2.17% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.26% 5.68% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 149 101
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £475 £457 £438
90th Percentile £713 £688 £650
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -4.35%
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 2,690 2,727 2,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.39% 38.25% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,234 2,327 1,873
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £408 £363 £326
90th Percentile £672 £665 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £27.09 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.86% -50.06% +35.61%
10th Percentile £14.90 £21.05 £51.62
90th Percentile £84.50 £55.95 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.30 £54.25
% change year-on-year +11.13% -55.21% +35.61%

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 January 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 January 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 - 30 £550 -
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 122 (49.00%) Java
1 122 (49.00%) Apache Spark
2 109 (43.78%) Hadoop
3 100 (40.16%) Docker
4 99 (39.76%) Big Data
5 88 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (34.54%) Finance
7 78 (31.33%) DevOps
8 73 (29.32%) Kubernetes
9 70 (28.11%) Microservices
10 67 (26.91%) Apache Hive
11 64 (25.70%) Python
12 63 (25.30%) SQL
13 59 (23.69%) Amazon AWS
14 55 (22.09%) Spring
15 52 (20.88%) Scala
16 51 (20.48%) Data Science
16 51 (20.48%) Machine Learning
17 49 (19.68%) Java 8
17 49 (19.68%) TDD
18 45 (18.07%) Jenkins
19 44 (17.67%) JavaScript
19 44 (17.67%) Apache Cassandra
20 42 (16.87%) MongoDB
21 41 (16.47%) Analytics
21 41 (16.47%) Spring Boot
22 40 (16.06%) Data Modelling
23 39 (15.66%) Linux
23 39 (15.66%) Git (software)
24 38 (15.26%) NoSQL

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
1 122 (49.00%) Apache Spark
2 35 (14.06%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.02%) Apache
4 8 (3.21%) Confluence
5 7 (2.81%) WordPress
6 4 (1.61%) SAS
7 3 (1.20%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (5.62%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.69%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.02%) GitHub
4 12 (4.82%) Heroku
5 11 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.41%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (2.01%) PaaS
8 4 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.61%) IaaS
8 4 (1.61%) SaaS
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.20%) npm
9 3 (1.20%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.80%) Apigee
10 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.80%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.03%) HTTP
2 15 (6.02%) DNS
3 13 (5.22%) FTP
3 13 (5.22%) SSL
3 13 (5.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.01%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.20%) AMQP
6 2 (0.80%) Firewall
7 1 (0.40%) BGP
7 1 (0.40%) Internet
7 1 (0.40%) IPFIX
7 1 (0.40%) Junos
7 1 (0.40%) MPLS
7 1 (0.40%) MQTT
7 1 (0.40%) MRTG
7 1 (0.40%) OSPF
7 1 (0.40%) SNMP
7 1 (0.40%) TACACS
7 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (43.78%) Hadoop
2 99 (39.76%) Big Data
3 67 (26.91%) Apache Hive
4 44 (17.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 42 (16.87%) MongoDB
6 38 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (15.26%) NoSQL
7 33 (13.25%) OLAP
8 30 (12.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 30 (12.05%) OLAP Cube
8 30 (12.05%) Star Schema
9 23 (9.24%) Redis
10 22 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (5.62%) Blockchain
11 14 (5.62%) HBase
12 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
13 9 (3.61%) Data Lake
13 9 (3.61%) Impala
14 8 (3.21%) CouchDB
14 8 (3.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (18.07%) Jenkins
2 39 (15.66%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.43%) Maven
4 15 (6.02%) GitLab
4 15 (6.02%) Gradle
5 14 (5.62%) gulp
6 11 (4.42%) JIRA
6 11 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (3.61%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.81%) Mockito
10 5 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.01%) JUnit
10 5 (2.01%) Subversion
11 4 (1.61%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.61%) Mocha
11 4 (1.61%) Selenium
11 4 (1.61%) webpack
12 3 (1.20%) Babel
General
1 86 (34.54%) Finance
2 21 (8.43%) Banking
3 15 (6.02%) Front Office
4 11 (4.42%) Retail
5 4 (1.61%) Publishing
6 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (36.95%) Developer
2 70 (28.11%) Data Engineer
3 51 (20.48%) Java Developer
4 41 (16.47%) Hadoop Engineer
5 33 (13.25%) Big Data Engineer
6 28 (11.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (9.64%) Senior Developer
8 19 (7.63%) Java Engineer
9 18 (7.23%) Senior Java Developer
10 14 (5.62%) Blockchain Engineer
11 13 (5.22%) Scala Developer
11 13 (5.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (4.42%) Lead Developer
13 11 (4.42%) Senior Java Engineer
13 11 (4.42%) Technical Leader
14 9 (3.61%) Apache Spark Developer
14 9 (3.61%) Elasticsearch Engineer
14 9 (3.61%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
15 8 (3.21%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.09%) Spring
2 41 (16.47%) Spring Boot
3 32 (12.85%) REST
4 31 (12.45%) AngularJS
5 28 (11.24%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (7.63%) HTML
6 19 (7.63%) HTML5
7 18 (7.23%) CSS
8 17 (6.83%) Dropwizard
9 16 (6.43%) Akka
10 14 (5.62%) SOAP
11 13 (5.22%) Ember.js
11 13 (5.22%) Guice
11 13 (5.22%) OAuth
11 13 (5.22%) OAuth2
11 13 (5.22%) Ratpack
12 12 (4.82%) React
12 12 (4.82%) Spark Streaming
12 12 (4.82%) Web Services
13 11 (4.42%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.84%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.63%) Fintech
3 17 (6.83%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.41%) Tandem
5 5 (2.01%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.20%) Equities
6 3 (1.20%) iPad
6 3 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.20%) User Experience
7 2 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.80%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.80%) Clustering
7 2 (0.80%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.80%) Replication
7 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.66%) Linux
2 8 (3.21%) Unix
3 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.20%) CentOS
4 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (31.33%) DevOps
3 70 (28.11%) Microservices
4 51 (20.48%) Data Science
4 51 (20.48%) Machine Learning
5 49 (19.68%) TDD
6 41 (16.47%) Analytics
7 40 (16.06%) Data Modelling
8 32 (12.85%) SQL Optimisation
9 30 (12.05%) BDD
10 26 (10.44%) Software Engineering
11 23 (9.24%) Artificial Intelligence
12 22 (8.84%) Open Source
13 21 (8.43%) Scrum
14 18 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (6.83%) Domain-Driven Design
16 14 (5.62%) Systems Engineering
17 13 (5.22%) ETL
17 13 (5.22%) OWASP
18 12 (4.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (49.00%) Java
2 64 (25.70%) Python
3 63 (25.30%) SQL
4 52 (20.88%) Scala
5 49 (19.68%) Java 8
6 44 (17.67%) JavaScript
7 17 (6.83%) ES6
8 14 (5.62%) C#
9 13 (5.22%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.22%) TypeScript
10 10 (4.02%) Go
11 8 (3.21%) Ruby
12 7 (2.81%) R
13 6 (2.41%) Kotlin
13 6 (2.41%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.61%) Groovy
14 4 (1.61%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.20%) Clojure
15 3 (1.20%) ES7
15 3 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (6.43%) Degree
2 4 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
2 4 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 100 (40.16%) Docker
2 14 (5.62%) Apache Flume
3 8 (3.21%) HDFS
4 4 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) etcd
6 1 (0.40%) KVM
6 1 (0.40%) Varnish
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (29.32%) Kubernetes
2 34 (13.65%) Oozie
3 28 (11.24%) Ansible
4 18 (7.23%) Terraform
5 15 (6.02%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (5.62%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (5.22%) Puppet
8 11 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (2.81%) Nagios
9 7 (2.81%) Prometheus
10 5 (2.01%) Ambari
10 5 (2.01%) Grafana
11 4 (1.61%) Kibana
12 3 (1.20%) Consul
12 3 (1.20%) Icinga
12 3 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (1.20%) logstash
12 3 (1.20%) Marathon
12 3 (1.20%) Mesos
12 3 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (6.43%) Cloudera
2 13 (5.22%) Oracle
2 13 (5.22%) Talend
3 10 (4.02%) Google
3 10 (4.02%) Hortonworks
4 7 (2.81%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.81%) Tableau
5 6 (2.41%) IBM
5 6 (2.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.01%) Informatica
7 4 (1.61%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.20%) hybris
8 3 (1.20%) MapR
8 3 (1.20%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.80%) Splunk
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco
10 1 (0.40%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.40%) Huawei
10 1 (0.40%) Juniper
10 1 (0.40%) VMware