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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 June 2022 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
England > East of England
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 101 96 116
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 +46
Contract jobs citing Kafka 37 26 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.47% 1.32% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.85% 6.39% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 4
10th Percentile £408 £358 £363
25th Percentile £512 £513 £382
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £428
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +22.81% -14.50%
75th Percentile £711 £631 £478
90th Percentile £738 £673 £529
England median daily rate £650 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.50 -
England median hourly rate £61.50 £54.53 £46.00
% change year-on-year +12.78% +18.54% -

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 East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 418 407 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.65% 20.59% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 242 398
10th Percentile £360 £309 £325
25th Percentile £415 £390 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £463 £455
Median % change year-on-year +13.11% +1.65% +1.11%
75th Percentile £610 £545 £531
90th Percentile £711 £613 £575
England median daily rate £575 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +12.75% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 8
10th Percentile £24.53 £20.65 £41.40
25th Percentile £48.50 £44.00 £45.56
Median hourly rate £53.75 £45.50 £57.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.13% -20.18% +20.00%
75th Percentile £70.38 £50.00 £66.00
90th Percentile £76.89 £54.77 £68.70
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +2.22%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the East of England

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Kafka in the East of England

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Kafka in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Kafka in the East of England

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the East of England region over the 6 months to 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +7 24 £635 +18.14% 5
Cambridgeshire -16 8 £415 -34.90% 7
Essex -6 3 £550 - 1
Bedfordshire -8 2 - - 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 30 (81.08%) Python
1 30 (81.08%) Apache Spark
1 30 (81.08%) Data Engineering
2 29 (78.38%) Data Science
3 26 (70.27%) Kubernetes
3 26 (70.27%) Agile
4 25 (67.57%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (64.86%) DevOps
5 24 (64.86%) Software Engineering
5 24 (64.86%) Scala
6 23 (62.16%) Azure
6 23 (62.16%) C++
6 23 (62.16%) Go
7 22 (59.46%) Computer Science
7 22 (59.46%) Infrastructure as Code
8 19 (51.35%) DataOps
8 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
9 18 (48.65%) PhD
9 18 (48.65%) MLOps
10 16 (43.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (43.24%) Data Architecture
10 16 (43.24%) GCP
11 15 (40.54%) AWS
11 15 (40.54%) Open Source
11 15 (40.54%) Cloud Native
11 15 (40.54%) Cloud Operations
12 14 (37.84%) Azure DevOps
12 14 (37.84%) CircleCI
12 14 (37.84%) Data Ingestion
12 14 (37.84%) JIRA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 30 (81.08%) Apache Spark
2 5 (13.51%) Jupyter
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (5.41%) nginx
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.70%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 23 (62.16%) Azure
2 16 (43.24%) GCP
3 15 (40.54%) AWS
4 14 (37.84%) Azure DevOps
5 7 (18.92%) Amazon SageMaker
5 7 (18.92%) Slack
6 6 (16.22%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (16.22%) Serverless
7 5 (13.51%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (13.51%) Snowflake
8 4 (10.81%) Amazon S3
9 2 (5.41%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (5.41%) Power Platform
10 1 (2.70%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (2.70%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (24.32%) Presto
3 7 (18.92%) Data Lake
3 7 (18.92%) Parquet
4 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (13.51%) Triplestore
6 2 (5.41%) Apache Arrow
6 2 (5.41%) Apache Hive
6 2 (5.41%) Big Data
6 2 (5.41%) Flink
6 2 (5.41%) Looker
6 2 (5.41%) OLTP
6 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (5.41%) Power BI
6 2 (5.41%) Tableau
7 1 (2.70%) DynamoDB
7 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Jenkins
2 14 (37.84%) CircleCI
2 14 (37.84%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) Gerrit
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) MLflow
3 2 (5.41%) RStudio
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.70%) GitLab
4 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 16 (43.24%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (37.84%) Publishing
3 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Data Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Operations Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) DataOps Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Senior Data Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (18.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Data Scientist
5 5 (13.51%) Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Angular Developer
8 1 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
8 1 (2.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) JWT
1 7 (18.92%) OAuth
1 7 (18.92%) OAuth2
1 7 (18.92%) Shiny
2 5 (13.51%) NLTK
2 5 (13.51%) NumPy
2 5 (13.51%) Pandas
2 5 (13.51%) SciPy
2 5 (13.51%) TensorFlow
3 4 (10.81%) Lucene
4 2 (5.41%) .NET
4 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.41%) Django
4 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
4 2 (5.41%) Flask
4 2 (5.41%) Material Design
4 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.41%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (5.41%) Spring
5 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Cloud Native
2 9 (24.32%) Public Cloud
3 5 (13.51%) Data Fabric
4 4 (10.81%) Wiki
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Data Engineering
2 29 (78.38%) Data Science
3 26 (70.27%) Agile
4 24 (64.86%) DevOps
4 24 (64.86%) Software Engineering
5 22 (59.46%) Computer Science
5 22 (59.46%) Infrastructure as Code
6 19 (51.35%) DataOps
7 18 (48.65%) MLOps
8 16 (43.24%) Data Architecture
9 15 (40.54%) Cloud Operations
9 15 (40.54%) Open Source
10 14 (37.84%) Data Governance
10 14 (37.84%) Data Ingestion
10 14 (37.84%) Data Modelling
11 13 (35.14%) Use Case
12 9 (24.32%) Platform Engineering
12 9 (24.32%) Thought Leadership
13 7 (18.92%) GitOps
13 7 (18.92%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (81.08%) Python
2 24 (64.86%) Scala
3 23 (62.16%) C++
3 23 (62.16%) Go
4 14 (37.84%) Java
5 7 (18.92%) R
6 5 (13.51%) C#
7 3 (8.11%) SQL
8 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) PhD
2 8 (21.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (21.62%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (70.27%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.41%) Control-M
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) MapR