Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 53 84
Rank change year-on-year -26 +31 +77
Contract jobs citing Kafka 57 275 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.56% 4.23% 2.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.70% 11.53% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 216 191
Median daily rate £575 £575 £575
10th Percentile £448 £518 £469
90th Percentile £678 £694 £700
Central London median daily rate £568 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +0.98% +2.27% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 740 2,385 2,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.20% 36.68% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 1,932 2,236
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £413 £371
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
Median hourly rate £36.25 £46.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.62% +112.94% -10.15%
10th Percentile £31.83 £23.28 £21.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £60.33 £60.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £49.13 £22.00
% change year-on-year -28.76% +123.32% -9.69%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 35 (61.40%) Java
2 27 (47.37%) Microservices
3 21 (36.84%) Apache Spark
3 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (33.33%) Docker
5 18 (31.58%) Kubernetes
5 18 (31.58%) Scala
6 17 (29.82%) NoSQL
7 16 (28.07%) AWS
7 16 (28.07%) Spring
8 15 (26.32%) DevOps
9 14 (24.56%) GCP
9 14 (24.56%) Python
10 13 (22.81%) Spring Boot
11 12 (21.05%) Terraform
11 12 (21.05%) Java 8
11 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
12 11 (19.30%) TDD
12 11 (19.30%) Finance
12 11 (19.30%) Azure
12 11 (19.30%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
13 10 (17.54%) SaaS
14 9 (15.79%) RESTful
14 9 (15.79%) SQL
15 8 (14.04%) Functional Programming
15 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (12.28%) BDD
16 7 (12.28%) Ansible
16 7 (12.28%) Akka

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 21 (36.84%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) AWS
2 14 (24.56%) GCP
3 11 (19.30%) Azure
4 10 (17.54%) SaaS
5 4 (7.02%) Serverless
6 3 (5.26%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (5.26%) OpenShift
6 3 (5.26%) PaaS
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.51%) GitHub
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.75%) Kong
8 1 (1.75%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) DSL
2 3 (5.26%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.75%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) NoSQL
2 11 (19.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (8.77%) MySQL
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data
5 4 (7.02%) Data Lake
5 4 (7.02%) Hadoop
6 3 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 3 (5.26%) Redis
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (3.51%) Blockchain
7 2 (3.51%) HBase
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.75%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.77%) JIRA
3 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.26%) Gradle
4 3 (5.26%) SonarQube
4 3 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.51%) GitLab
5 2 (3.51%) JUnit
5 2 (3.51%) Liquibase
5 2 (3.51%) Maven
5 2 (3.51%) Spinnaker
6 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.75%) Mockito
6 1 (1.75%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium
6 1 (1.75%) TestNG
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Law
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Developer
2 15 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) AWS Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Data Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Scala Developer
6 6 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (10.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) Spring
2 13 (22.81%) Spring Boot
3 9 (15.79%) RESTful
4 7 (12.28%) Akka
5 6 (10.53%) Web Services
6 5 (8.77%) Apache Avro
6 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
6 5 (8.77%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (8.77%) REST
7 4 (7.02%) JSON
7 4 (7.02%) Spring Security
8 3 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (5.26%) Guice
8 3 (5.26%) JAAS
8 3 (5.26%) PyTorch
8 3 (5.26%) React
9 2 (3.51%) .NET
9 2 (3.51%) Samza
9 2 (3.51%) Smart Contracts
9 2 (3.51%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.51%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Blog
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.75%) Life Science
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.75%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Microservices
2 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) DevOps
4 12 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 11 (19.30%) TDD
6 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.04%) Functional Programming
7 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 6 (10.53%) Analytics
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.77%) Data Science
9 5 (8.77%) Machine Learning
9 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.02%) Coaching
10 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
10 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure as Code
10 4 (7.02%) Open Source
10 4 (7.02%) Scrum
11 3 (5.26%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (61.40%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) Scala
3 14 (24.56%) Python
4 12 (21.05%) Java 8
5 9 (15.79%) SQL
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.02%) Go
7 4 (7.02%) Kotlin
8 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.26%) C#
8 3 (5.26%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (1.75%) Groovy
9 1 (1.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Docker
2 3 (5.26%) HDFS
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Flume
3 2 (3.51%) zsh
4 1 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) Kubernetes
2 12 (21.05%) Terraform
3 7 (12.28%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) Prometheus
4 4 (7.02%) Puppet
5 3 (5.26%) Grafana
5 3 (5.26%) Zipkin
6 2 (3.51%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (3.51%) Kibana
6 2 (3.51%) Salt
7 1 (1.75%) Oozie
7 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Google
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Databricks
3 2 (3.51%) New Relic
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) SaltStack
3 2 (3.51%) Splunk
3 2 (3.51%) Sybase
4 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com