Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 21 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 37 67
Rank change year-on-year -32 +30 -28
Contract jobs citing Kafka 47 63 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 4.02% 7.34% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.85% 16.94% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 7
Croydon median daily rate £550 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.92% -7.50%
10th Percentile £450 £485 £444
90th Percentile £674 £718 £575
South London median daily rate £563 £550 £463
% change year-on-year +2.27% +18.92% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Croydon with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 477 372 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 40.77% 43.36% 34.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 248 96
Croydon median daily rate £500 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £384 £313
90th Percentile £600 £658 £523
South London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% - -
South London median hourly rate £44.18 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -7.63% -4.34% +2.22%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Croydon

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kafka in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in Croydon

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Croydon over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in Croydon

For the 6 months to 21 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 41 (87.23%) Java
2 39 (82.98%) Docker
3 35 (74.47%) Big Data
4 33 (70.21%) Security Cleared
5 32 (68.09%) HBase
6 31 (65.96%) SC Cleared
7 29 (61.70%) Kubernetes
7 29 (61.70%) Java 8
8 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (57.45%) TDD
10 23 (48.94%) JIRA
10 23 (48.94%) BDD
10 23 (48.94%) Confluence
11 22 (46.81%) Hadoop
11 22 (46.81%) Spring
12 21 (44.68%) Ansible
12 21 (44.68%) Microservices
13 20 (42.55%) Jenkins
13 20 (42.55%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (42.55%) Spring Boot
14 19 (40.43%) Terraform
14 19 (40.43%) REST
15 18 (38.30%) DevOps
16 17 (36.17%) HDFS
17 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
17 16 (34.04%) Linux
18 15 (31.91%) PostgreSQL
19 14 (29.79%) Kerberos
19 14 (29.79%) Apache Solr
19 14 (29.79%) Apache Spark

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 23 (48.94%) Confluence
2 20 (42.55%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (29.79%) Apache Solr
3 14 (29.79%) Apache Spark
4 3 (6.38%) Apache
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Pig
5 2 (4.26%) nginx
6 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.38%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) Kerberos
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.26%) ICMP
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (74.47%) Big Data
2 32 (68.09%) HBase
3 22 (46.81%) Hadoop
4 15 (31.91%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (14.89%) MongoDB
6 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
7 4 (8.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (8.51%) MySQL
7 4 (8.51%) Redis
8 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
8 2 (4.26%) Flink
8 2 (4.26%) Neo4j
9 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (48.94%) JIRA
2 20 (42.55%) Jenkins
3 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
4 13 (27.66%) IntelliJ
5 12 (25.53%) Cucumber
6 9 (19.15%) Maven
7 4 (8.51%) GitLab
7 4 (8.51%) Gradle
8 3 (6.38%) SonarQube
9 2 (4.26%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.13%) JUnit
10 1 (2.13%) Mockito
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (82.98%) Developer
2 33 (70.21%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Big Data Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Backend Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Python Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) Spring
2 20 (42.55%) Spring Boot
3 19 (40.43%) REST
4 11 (23.40%) Apache Camel
4 11 (23.40%) Web Services
5 10 (21.28%) Drools
6 9 (19.15%) JSON
6 9 (19.15%) Samza
7 7 (14.89%) JSON Schema
8 6 (12.77%) RESTful
9 4 (8.51%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
9 4 (8.51%) JPA
10 2 (4.26%) Grails
10 2 (4.26%) Keycloak
10 2 (4.26%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (4.26%) SOAP
10 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.26%) Swagger
11 1 (2.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (57.45%) TDD
3 23 (48.94%) BDD
4 21 (44.68%) Microservices
5 18 (38.30%) DevOps
6 14 (29.79%) Mentoring
7 12 (25.53%) Systems Engineering
8 10 (21.28%) Data Architecture
8 10 (21.28%) Data Development
9 9 (19.15%) Coaching
10 8 (17.02%) Open Source
10 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (12.77%) Pair Programming
11 6 (12.77%) Scrum
12 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
12 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (6.38%) MVC
14 2 (4.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (87.23%) Java
2 29 (61.70%) Java 8
3 11 (23.40%) Python
4 10 (21.28%) SQL
5 9 (19.15%) Groovy
6 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.26%) Go
8 2 (4.26%) Ruby
8 2 (4.26%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 33 (70.21%) Security Cleared
2 31 (65.96%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 39 (82.98%) Docker
2 17 (36.17%) HDFS
3 3 (6.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 29 (61.70%) Kubernetes
2 21 (44.68%) Ansible
3 19 (40.43%) Terraform
4 8 (17.02%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (4.26%) Ambari
5 2 (4.26%) Consul
5 2 (4.26%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (4.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.26%) Prometheus
5 2 (4.26%) Puppet
5 2 (4.26%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) SaltStack
2 1 (2.13%) Guidewire
2 1 (2.13%) Hyland
2 1 (2.13%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.13%) SAP