Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 121 157
Rank change year-on-year +52 +36 +88
Contract jobs citing Kafka 243 137 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.44% 1.93% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.72% 5.06% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 131 86
City of London median daily rate £575 £568 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +3.18% -
10th Percentile £463 £458 £438
90th Percentile £713 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
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 2,787 2,708 2,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.49% 38.19% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,328 2,268 2,017
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £400 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
City of London median hourly rate £31.25 £22.99 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.91% -34.31% -9.68%
10th Percentile £15.91 £20.28 £19.00
90th Percentile £83.65 £33.75 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -38.57% -9.68%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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.

1 130 (53.50%) Java
2 108 (44.44%) Apache Spark
3 103 (42.39%) Hadoop
4 95 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (39.09%) Docker
5 87 (35.80%) Big Data
6 81 (33.33%) DevOps
7 78 (32.10%) Python
8 75 (30.86%) Kubernetes
9 72 (29.63%) Finance
10 65 (26.75%) Linux
11 60 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
12 58 (23.87%) Jenkins
13 57 (23.46%) MongoDB
14 55 (22.63%) Microservices
14 55 (22.63%) Java 8
15 54 (22.22%) Apache Hive
16 52 (21.40%) Scala
17 49 (20.16%) TDD
17 49 (20.16%) SQL
18 47 (19.34%) Apache Cassandra
19 45 (18.52%) Spring
20 43 (17.70%) Elasticsearch
21 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
22 39 (16.05%) NoSQL
22 39 (16.05%) REST
23 38 (15.64%) AngularJS
24 37 (15.23%) Data Science
25 34 (13.99%) Git (software)
26 32 (13.17%) Spring Boot

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
1 108 (44.44%) Apache Spark
2 43 (17.70%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (7.00%) Apache
4 11 (4.53%) WordPress
5 6 (2.47%) SAS
6 4 (1.65%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.23%) Confluence
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
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 15 (6.17%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 60 (24.69%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.47%) GitHub
4 15 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (6.17%) Heroku
5 5 (2.06%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (2.06%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.06%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.65%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (1.65%) IaaS
6 4 (1.65%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.65%) PaaS
6 4 (1.65%) Serverless
7 2 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.82%) Datadog
7 2 (0.82%) npm
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.05%) HTTP
2 17 (7.00%) DNS
2 17 (7.00%) SSL
3 15 (6.17%) FTP
3 15 (6.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.47%) AMQP
4 6 (2.47%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.65%) Internet
5 4 (1.65%) MQTT
6 2 (0.82%) Firewall
7 1 (0.41%) BGP
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (42.39%) Hadoop
2 87 (35.80%) Big Data
3 57 (23.46%) MongoDB
4 54 (22.22%) Apache Hive
5 47 (19.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 39 (16.05%) NoSQL
7 24 (9.88%) HBase
8 17 (7.00%) Blockchain
8 17 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (6.17%) Redis
10 14 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (4.53%) OLAP
12 10 (4.12%) Impala
12 10 (4.12%) SQL Server
12 10 (4.12%) Sqoop
13 9 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 9 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
13 9 (3.70%) Power BI
13 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (3.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 58 (23.87%) Jenkins
2 34 (13.99%) Git (software)
3 25 (10.29%) Maven
4 22 (9.05%) GitLab
5 16 (6.58%) Gradle
6 14 (5.76%) gulp
7 10 (4.12%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.12%) JUnit
8 9 (3.70%) Mockito
9 7 (2.88%) JIRA
10 6 (2.47%) Travis CI
10 6 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.65%) Subversion
11 4 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.23%) Artifactory
12 3 (1.23%) GoogleTest
13 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 72 (29.63%) Finance
2 11 (4.53%) Banking
3 8 (3.29%) Publishing
4 7 (2.88%) Front Office
5 6 (2.47%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 98 (40.33%) Developer
2 60 (24.69%) Java Developer
3 51 (20.99%) Data Engineer
4 36 (14.81%) Big Data Engineer
5 33 (13.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (11.93%) Senior Developer
7 26 (10.70%) Hadoop Engineer
8 24 (9.88%) Senior Java Developer
9 23 (9.47%) Java Engineer
10 20 (8.23%) Senior Java Engineer
11 15 (6.17%) Blockchain Engineer
11 15 (6.17%) Python Engineer
11 15 (6.17%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
12 14 (5.76%) Elasticsearch Engineer
13 12 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (4.12%) Scala Developer
15 9 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
15 9 (3.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
15 9 (3.70%) Technical Developer
15 9 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.52%) Spring
2 39 (16.05%) REST
3 38 (15.64%) AngularJS
4 32 (13.17%) Spring Boot
5 22 (9.05%) RabbitMQ
6 19 (7.82%) HTML
6 19 (7.82%) HTML5
7 18 (7.41%) CSS
8 17 (7.00%) Dropwizard
9 16 (6.58%) SOAP
9 16 (6.58%) Spark Streaming
10 15 (6.17%) Akka
10 15 (6.17%) OAuth
10 15 (6.17%) OAuth2
11 14 (5.76%) Guice
12 13 (5.35%) Ember.js
12 13 (5.35%) Ratpack
12 13 (5.35%) React
13 8 (3.29%) JSON
13 8 (3.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.23%) Algorithms
1 20 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (6.58%) Fintech
3 10 (4.12%) Device Driver
4 9 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.65%) Equities
6 4 (1.65%) Tandem
7 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.23%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.82%) Derivative
8 2 (0.82%) iPad
8 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 65 (26.75%) Linux
2 11 (4.53%) CentOS
2 11 (4.53%) Ubuntu
3 8 (3.29%) Unix
4 7 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (33.33%) DevOps
3 55 (22.63%) Microservices
4 49 (20.16%) TDD
5 37 (15.23%) Data Science
6 30 (12.35%) Software Engineering
7 27 (11.11%) BDD
7 27 (11.11%) Machine Learning
8 25 (10.29%) Open Source
9 24 (9.88%) Analytics
9 24 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
10 21 (8.64%) ETL
10 21 (8.64%) Scrum
11 18 (7.41%) Data Modelling
12 16 (6.58%) Domain-Driven Design
12 16 (6.58%) Visualisation
13 15 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (6.17%) OWASP
13 15 (6.17%) Systems Engineering
14 14 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 130 (53.50%) Java
2 78 (32.10%) Python
3 55 (22.63%) Java 8
4 52 (21.40%) Scala
5 49 (20.16%) SQL
6 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.00%) Bash Shell
8 16 (6.58%) ES6
9 14 (5.76%) Go
10 13 (5.35%) TypeScript
11 11 (4.53%) R
12 9 (3.70%) MATLAB
13 8 (3.29%) C#
14 7 (2.88%) Ruby
15 5 (2.06%) Perl
16 4 (1.65%) C++
16 4 (1.65%) Kotlin
17 3 (1.23%) Clojure
17 3 (1.23%) Groovy
17 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (4.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (1.23%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.23%) PhD
3 3 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.35%) Data Quality
2 9 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.88%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (39.09%) Docker
2 18 (7.41%) Apache Flume
3 9 (3.70%) HDFS
4 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
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 (30.86%) Kubernetes
2 26 (10.70%) Ansible
3 18 (7.41%) Hadoop YARN
4 17 (7.00%) Oozie
4 17 (7.00%) Prometheus
5 15 (6.17%) Docker Swarm
5 15 (6.17%) Nagios
6 13 (5.35%) Terraform
7 12 (4.94%) Grafana
7 12 (4.94%) Puppet
8 11 (4.53%) Icinga
9 9 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (2.47%) Ambari
11 5 (2.06%) Kibana
12 4 (1.65%) logstash
13 3 (1.23%) Consul
13 3 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.82%) Fluentd
14 2 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 29 (11.93%) Google
2 18 (7.41%) Oracle
3 17 (7.00%) Hortonworks
3 17 (7.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (5.35%) Cloudera
5 11 (4.53%) Talend
6 10 (4.12%) Tableau
7 9 (3.70%) Informatica
8 6 (2.47%) Alteryx
8 6 (2.47%) IBM
9 5 (2.06%) MapR
10 4 (1.65%) Microsoft
11 3 (1.23%) Ab Initio
11 3 (1.23%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.41%) Huawei
12 1 (0.41%) hybris
12 1 (0.41%) Juniper
12 1 (0.41%) Omniture
12 1 (0.41%) Splunk
12 1 (0.41%) VMware