Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 70 122
Rank change year-on-year +2 +52 +16
Contract jobs citing Kafka 187 257 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.34% 3.60% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.45% 9.11% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 217 138
City of London median daily rate £596 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £513 £463 £458
90th Percentile £700 £713 £691
Central London median daily rate £586 £575 £555
% change year-on-year +1.96% +3.60% +0.91%
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 1,978 2,822 2,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.32% 39.53% 37.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,610 2,351 2,299
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 £19.00 £25.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +173.68% -26.32% -26.32%
10th Percentile £26.70 £14.90 £19.33
90th Percentile £63.10 £84.50 £41.25
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £27.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +92.59% +25.58% -38.57%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +21 2 £488 -11.36%
Kafka
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 117 (62.57%) Java
2 88 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (41.71%) Microservices
4 73 (39.04%) Docker
5 71 (37.97%) Kubernetes
6 70 (37.43%) Python
7 60 (32.09%) Spring
7 60 (32.09%) AWS
8 56 (29.95%) TDD
9 50 (26.74%) Apache Spark
10 49 (26.20%) DevOps
10 49 (26.20%) BDD
11 47 (25.13%) Scala
12 38 (20.32%) Finance
13 37 (19.79%) Hadoop
14 36 (19.25%) SQL
15 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
15 32 (17.11%) Big Data
16 31 (16.58%) GCP
16 31 (16.58%) NoSQL
17 27 (14.44%) REST
17 27 (14.44%) Software Engineering
18 26 (13.90%) Apache Hive
18 26 (13.90%) Jenkins
18 26 (13.90%) Elasticsearch
19 25 (13.37%) Spring Boot
19 25 (13.37%) MongoDB
19 25 (13.37%) Apache Cassandra
19 25 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
19 25 (13.37%) Linux

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 50 (26.74%) Apache Spark
2 26 (13.90%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (5.35%) Apache
4 8 (4.28%) Confluence
5 7 (3.74%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (3.74%) Luigi
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.53%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (1.07%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 60 (32.09%) AWS
2 31 (16.58%) GCP
3 20 (10.70%) Azure
4 16 (8.56%) Serverless
5 14 (7.49%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (4.81%) GitHub
7 8 (4.28%) Amazon Kinesis
7 8 (4.28%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.74%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (2.14%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.07%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.53%) Datadog
11 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.81%) DNS
1 9 (4.81%) FTP
1 9 (4.81%) HTTP
1 9 (4.81%) SSL
1 9 (4.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.79%) Hadoop
2 32 (17.11%) Big Data
3 31 (16.58%) NoSQL
4 26 (13.90%) Apache Hive
5 25 (13.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (13.37%) MongoDB
5 25 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (6.42%) MySQL
7 11 (5.88%) Flink
7 11 (5.88%) HBase
8 9 (4.81%) BigQuery
8 9 (4.81%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.21%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (3.21%) Couchbase
9 6 (3.21%) Spark SQL
9 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
10 5 (2.67%) Azkaban
10 5 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.14%) Presto
11 4 (2.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.90%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.88%) GitLab
3 11 (5.88%) Gradle
3 11 (5.88%) JIRA
4 9 (4.81%) Gatling
4 9 (4.81%) Geb
4 9 (4.81%) Maven
4 9 (4.81%) Spock
5 4 (2.14%) gulp
6 2 (1.07%) JUnit
6 2 (1.07%) Mockito
6 2 (1.07%) NUnit
6 2 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.07%) Subversion
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (20.32%) Finance
2 15 (8.02%) Banking
3 10 (5.35%) Retail
4 9 (4.81%) Advertising
5 4 (2.14%) Front Office
6 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.07%) Games
7 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Publishing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 107 (57.22%) Developer
2 63 (33.69%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.11%) Data Engineer
4 18 (9.63%) Python Developer
5 14 (7.49%) Scala Developer
6 12 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (6.42%) Java Engineer
7 9 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.28%) Architect
9 7 (3.74%) Agile Developer
9 7 (3.74%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (3.74%) AWS Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Hadoop Engineer
11 5 (2.67%) Python Engineer
12 4 (2.14%) AWS DevOps
12 4 (2.14%) Big Data Developer
12 4 (2.14%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (32.09%) Spring
2 27 (14.44%) REST
3 25 (13.37%) Spring Boot
4 24 (12.83%) RESTful
4 24 (12.83%) Spring Cloud
5 18 (9.63%) Spark Streaming
6 17 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 14 (7.49%) Web Services
8 11 (5.88%) SOAP
9 10 (5.35%) OAuth
9 10 (5.35%) OAuth2
10 9 (4.81%) Dropwizard
10 9 (4.81%) Guice
10 9 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (4.81%) Ratpack
10 9 (4.81%) WireMock
11 8 (4.28%) .NET
11 8 (4.28%) Akka
11 8 (4.28%) Ember.js
11 8 (4.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.49%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.67%) Equities
4 5 (2.67%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (2.14%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.60%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.60%) User Experience
7 2 (1.07%) Derivative
7 2 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.37%) Linux
2 4 (2.14%) Unix
3 2 (1.07%) Windows
4 1 (0.53%) CentOS
4 1 (0.53%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (41.71%) Microservices
3 56 (29.95%) TDD
4 49 (26.20%) BDD
4 49 (26.20%) DevOps
5 27 (14.44%) Software Engineering
6 23 (12.30%) Data Science
6 23 (12.30%) Machine Learning
7 21 (11.23%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (10.70%) Pair Programming
9 19 (10.16%) Analytics
9 19 (10.16%) ETL
10 18 (9.63%) Fintech
10 18 (9.63%) OO
10 18 (9.63%) Open Source
11 15 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (8.02%) Test Automation
12 14 (7.49%) Computer Science
12 14 (7.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (6.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 117 (62.57%) Java
2 70 (37.43%) Python
3 47 (25.13%) Scala
4 36 (19.25%) SQL
5 22 (11.76%) Java 8
6 17 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.88%) Go
7 11 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 10 (5.35%) C++
9 6 (3.21%) C#
9 6 (3.21%) Ruby
10 5 (2.67%) AWK
10 5 (2.67%) sed
11 4 (2.14%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.60%) Clojure
13 2 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.07%) ES6
14 1 (0.53%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.53%) HiveQL
14 1 (0.53%) Rust
Qualifications
1 13 (6.95%) Degree
2 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) ISEB
3 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) EMIR
1 3 (1.60%) MiFID
2 2 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 73 (39.04%) Docker
2 6 (3.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.07%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 71 (37.97%) Kubernetes
2 20 (10.70%) Terraform
3 18 (9.63%) Ansible
4 9 (4.81%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (4.28%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (4.28%) Mesos
6 7 (3.74%) Marathon
7 5 (2.67%) Puppet
8 3 (1.60%) Grafana
8 3 (1.60%) Kibana
8 3 (1.60%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.07%) logstash
9 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.53%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.53%) Consul
10 1 (0.53%) Graphite
10 1 (0.53%) Oozie
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 22 (11.76%) Google
2 6 (3.21%) Oracle
3 4 (2.14%) Sybase
4 3 (1.60%) Criteo
4 3 (1.60%) Facebook
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.60%) Tableau
5 2 (1.07%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.07%) hybris
5 2 (1.07%) Informatica
5 2 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.07%) Talend
5 2 (1.07%) Teradata
6 1 (0.53%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.53%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.53%) Foundry
6 1 (0.53%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat