Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 9 April 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
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 130 186
Rank change year-on-year -28 +56 +138
Contract jobs citing Kafka 880 1,775 1,367
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.62% 2.01% 1.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.32% 6.03% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 1,314 993
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £419 £425
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -21.35% -
10th Percentile £31.41 £35.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £35.00 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -21.35% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 16,554 29,428 30,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.40% 33.24% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,344 20,935 21,651
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £335 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 273 312
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%
10th Percentile £20.88 £18.50 £18.28
90th Percentile £69.13 £60.00 £58.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.54%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Kafka in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 9 April 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
London -10 633 £575 +2.45% 230
North of England +29 107 £475 -1.55% 15
Yorkshire +38 65 £475 +3.54% 4
South East -73 51 £425 -15.00% 30
South West +18 46 £557 +1.27% 16
North West +32 38 £538 -2.27% 9
East of England +40 24 £405 -29.57% 8
West Midlands +69 14 £500 +3.90% 4
Midlands +42 14 £500 +11.11% 8
North East +27 3 £350 -41.67% 2
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 477 (54.20%) Java
2 358 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 316 (35.91%) Docker
4 275 (31.25%) AWS
5 272 (30.91%) Microservices
6 264 (30.00%) Python
7 247 (28.07%) Kubernetes
8 244 (27.73%) Apache Spark
9 233 (26.48%) DevOps
10 212 (24.09%) Big Data
10 212 (24.09%) TDD
11 209 (23.75%) Spring
11 209 (23.75%) NoSQL
12 195 (22.16%) Scala
13 183 (20.80%) Linux
14 182 (20.68%) Hadoop
15 175 (19.89%) Git (software)
16 170 (19.32%) Finance
17 164 (18.64%) Jenkins
18 161 (18.30%) SQL
19 146 (16.59%) Azure
20 143 (16.25%) Spring Boot
21 141 (16.02%) Terraform
22 135 (15.34%) Java 8
22 135 (15.34%) Software Engineering
23 125 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
23 125 (14.20%) BDD
24 123 (13.98%) JavaScript
24 123 (13.98%) Scrum
25 116 (13.18%) GCP

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 244 (27.73%) Apache Spark
2 84 (9.55%) Elasticsearch
3 79 (8.98%) Apache
4 55 (6.25%) Confluence
5 25 (2.84%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.36%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.14%) nginx
9 10 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.91%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.68%) GemFire
11 6 (0.68%) Luigi
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.34%) SAS
12 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.23%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 275 (31.25%) AWS
2 146 (16.59%) Azure
3 116 (13.18%) GCP
4 67 (7.61%) Serverless
5 64 (7.27%) Amazon S3
6 56 (6.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 55 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
8 49 (5.57%) GitHub
9 45 (5.11%) OpenShift
10 38 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
11 34 (3.86%) Amazon EMR
12 23 (2.61%) Amazon EKS
13 22 (2.50%) SaaS
14 17 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (1.93%) Amazon ECS
15 14 (1.59%) Kong
15 14 (1.59%) Power Platform
16 12 (1.36%) Amazon Cognito
17 11 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (1.25%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.16%) HTTP
1 19 (2.16%) SSL
2 16 (1.82%) AMQP
3 14 (1.59%) HTTPS
4 12 (1.36%) DSL
4 12 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.02%) Firewall
6 8 (0.91%) DNS
6 8 (0.91%) FTP
6 8 (0.91%) MQTT
7 7 (0.80%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.57%) DHCP
8 5 (0.57%) DOCSIS
8 5 (0.57%) SNMP
9 3 (0.34%) Internet
9 3 (0.34%) SSH
10 2 (0.23%) 4G
10 2 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.23%) VPN
10 2 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (24.09%) Big Data
2 209 (23.75%) NoSQL
3 182 (20.68%) Hadoop
4 105 (11.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 101 (11.48%) MongoDB
6 100 (11.36%) Apache Hive
7 94 (10.68%) MySQL
8 79 (8.98%) HBase
9 71 (8.07%) Relational Database
10 58 (6.59%) SQL Server
11 54 (6.14%) Flink
11 54 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (4.43%) Redis
14 38 (4.32%) RDBMS
15 29 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 26 (2.95%) Amazon Redshift
17 23 (2.61%) Pentaho
18 22 (2.50%) Data Lake
19 21 (2.39%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 175 (19.89%) Git (software)
2 164 (18.64%) Jenkins
3 84 (9.55%) JIRA
4 66 (7.50%) GitLab
5 54 (6.14%) Maven
6 48 (5.45%) JUnit
7 46 (5.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (4.20%) Artifactory
9 35 (3.98%) Gradle
10 33 (3.75%) Mockito
11 29 (3.30%) Cucumber
12 23 (2.61%) CircleCI
13 20 (2.27%) Bitbucket
14 19 (2.16%) Selenium
15 15 (1.70%) IBM UrbanCode
16 11 (1.25%) Eclipse
17 10 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.14%) SonarQube
18 9 (1.02%) Spock
19 8 (0.91%) Gatling
General
1 170 (19.32%) Finance
2 75 (8.52%) Banking
3 33 (3.75%) Front Office
4 27 (3.07%) Public Sector
5 20 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.27%) Retail
6 16 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.48%) Games
8 8 (0.91%) Marketing
9 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.45%) Back Office
9 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.34%) Advertising
10 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.23%) Law
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (49.43%) Developer
2 236 (26.82%) Java Developer
3 125 (14.20%) Data Engineer
4 93 (10.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 68 (7.73%) Senior Developer
6 62 (7.05%) Big Data Engineer
7 59 (6.70%) Architect
8 50 (5.68%) AWS Engineer
9 48 (5.45%) Scala Developer
10 47 (5.34%) Software Engineer
11 36 (4.09%) Python Developer
12 30 (3.41%) AWS DevOps
12 30 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
13 29 (3.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 28 (3.18%) AWS Developer
14 28 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
14 28 (3.18%) Java Engineer
15 27 (3.07%) Backend Developer
15 27 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
16 26 (2.95%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (23.75%) Spring
2 143 (16.25%) Spring Boot
3 114 (12.95%) REST
4 106 (12.05%) Node.js
4 106 (12.05%) RabbitMQ
5 70 (7.95%) HTML
6 67 (7.61%) .NET
7 66 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 62 (7.05%) RESTful
9 60 (6.82%) React
10 59 (6.70%) CSS
11 57 (6.48%) Web Services
12 41 (4.66%) XML
13 40 (4.55%) Spark Streaming
14 38 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
15 36 (4.09%) JSON
16 29 (3.30%) Akka
17 28 (3.18%) HTML5
18 27 (3.07%) Spring Cloud
19 26 (2.95%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (4.09%) Algorithms
4 32 (3.64%) Cloud Native
5 29 (3.30%) Data Structures
6 28 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (2.73%) User Experience
8 18 (2.05%) Equities
8 18 (2.05%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.93%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.48%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.36%) Reference Data
13 11 (1.25%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.02%) Clustering
15 6 (0.68%) PKI
15 6 (0.68%) Replication
16 5 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 183 (20.80%) Linux
2 34 (3.86%) Unix
3 30 (3.41%) Windows
4 22 (2.50%) Android
5 21 (2.39%) CentOS
6 20 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.05%) CoreOS
8 14 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Debian
9 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (30.91%) Microservices
3 233 (26.48%) DevOps
4 212 (24.09%) TDD
5 135 (15.34%) Software Engineering
6 125 (14.20%) BDD
6 125 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
7 123 (13.98%) Scrum
8 90 (10.23%) ETL
9 87 (9.89%) Analytics
10 81 (9.20%) Mentoring
11 78 (8.86%) OO
12 76 (8.64%) Data Science
12 76 (8.64%) Open Source
13 72 (8.18%) Data Modelling
14 65 (7.39%) Computer Science
15 57 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (6.48%) Infrastructure as Code
16 54 (6.14%) Pair Programming
17 52 (5.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 477 (54.20%) Java
2 264 (30.00%) Python
3 195 (22.16%) Scala
4 161 (18.30%) SQL
5 135 (15.34%) Java 8
6 123 (13.98%) JavaScript
7 65 (7.39%) C#
7 65 (7.39%) Go
8 38 (4.32%) Kotlin
9 37 (4.20%) Ruby
10 34 (3.86%) Bash Shell
11 28 (3.18%) TypeScript
12 21 (2.39%) C
12 21 (2.39%) Clojure
13 18 (2.05%) Groovy
14 16 (1.82%) Rust
14 16 (1.82%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.70%) C++
15 15 (1.70%) Perl
16 12 (1.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 95 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 66 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 64 (7.27%) Degree
4 29 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.25%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.80%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.57%) CCNA
8 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.57%) SANS
9 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.34%) CCNP
10 3 (0.34%) MBA
10 3 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.23%) CISSP
11 2 (0.23%) GIAC
11 2 (0.23%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.23%) MCSE
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.61%) QA
2 20 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.34%) MiFID
5 2 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.11%) EMIR
System Software
1 316 (35.91%) Docker
2 54 (6.14%) HDFS
3 27 (3.07%) Apache Flume
4 25 (2.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.91%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.11%) etcd
6 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 247 (28.07%) Kubernetes
2 141 (16.02%) Terraform
3 86 (9.77%) Ansible
4 37 (4.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 30 (3.41%) Kibana
6 29 (3.30%) Puppet
7 28 (3.18%) logstash
8 22 (2.50%) Prometheus
9 21 (2.39%) Grafana
10 14 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.91%) Oozie
13 7 (0.80%) Zipkin
14 5 (0.57%) Consul
15 4 (0.45%) Graphite
15 4 (0.45%) Mesos
16 3 (0.34%) linkerd
16 3 (0.34%) Marathon
16 3 (0.34%) Rundeck
17 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 61 (6.93%) Oracle
2 51 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 49 (5.57%) Google
4 35 (3.98%) Hortonworks
5 29 (3.30%) IBM
6 27 (3.07%) Cloudera
7 26 (2.95%) Confluent
8 23 (2.61%) Informatica
9 22 (2.50%) SAP
10 18 (2.05%) Tableau
11 17 (1.93%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.93%) Remedy
12 15 (1.70%) Veracode
13 13 (1.48%) StreamSets
14 12 (1.36%) Splunk
15 11 (1.25%) MapR
16 10 (1.14%) IBM Sterling
16 10 (1.14%) MuleSoft
16 10 (1.14%) Talend
17 9 (1.02%) Ab Initio