Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 144 230
Rank change year-on-year 0 +86 +226
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,431 1,766 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.85% 1.87% 1.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.96% 5.29% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,307 857
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £450 £410 £413
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +48.65% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +48.65% -

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 24,021 33,406 29,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.08% 35.33% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,926 23,777 21,228
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 300 359
England median hourly rate £44.57 £41.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +4.22% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.40 £16.93 £18.70
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.63 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.57 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.64% +3.93% +6.67%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 October 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 +25 1,134 £575 +4.55% 236
South East -70 128 £575 +15.00% 32
North of England -67 67 £475 +9.20% 28
Yorkshire -32 43 £475 +11.76% 10
South West -19 38 £613 +16.67% 9
Midlands +60 36 £500 +11.11% 8
East of England +34 28 £500 +1.01% 17
North West -13 20 £525 +5.00% 5
West Midlands +44 18 £450 -5.26% 4
East Midlands +25 17 £525 +16.67% 4
North East -2 4 £588 +46.88% 13
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 735 (51.36%) Java
2 629 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
3 503 (35.15%) AWS
4 472 (32.98%) Docker
5 469 (32.77%) Python
6 454 (31.73%) Apache Spark
7 453 (31.66%) Microservices
8 399 (27.88%) DevOps
9 398 (27.81%) Big Data
10 380 (26.55%) Hadoop
11 376 (26.28%) Kubernetes
12 336 (23.48%) TDD
13 333 (23.27%) Finance
14 325 (22.71%) SQL
15 313 (21.87%) Linux
16 300 (20.96%) Scala
17 280 (19.57%) Spring
18 275 (19.22%) Git (software)
19 271 (18.94%) NoSQL
20 258 (18.03%) Jenkins
20 258 (18.03%) JavaScript
21 239 (16.70%) Azure
22 196 (13.70%) Java 8
23 193 (13.49%) Banking
24 191 (13.35%) Apache Hive
24 191 (13.35%) MongoDB
25 188 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
26 186 (13.00%) GCP
26 186 (13.00%) Terraform
27 183 (12.79%) Scrum

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
1 454 (31.73%) Apache Spark
2 152 (10.62%) Apache
3 122 (8.53%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (3.98%) Confluence
5 34 (2.38%) Apache Airflow
6 18 (1.26%) Apache Solr
7 16 (1.12%) Jupyter
8 15 (1.05%) SAS
9 13 (0.91%) nginx
10 12 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.56%) Luigi
12 7 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.49%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.28%) CMS
13 4 (0.28%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.28%) GemFire
13 4 (0.28%) Jetty
13 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.070%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.070%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 503 (35.15%) AWS
2 239 (16.70%) Azure
3 186 (13.00%) GCP
4 144 (10.06%) Serverless
5 119 (8.32%) Amazon Kinesis
6 113 (7.90%) AWS Lambda
7 97 (6.78%) Amazon S3
8 64 (4.47%) GitHub
9 54 (3.77%) OpenShift
10 48 (3.35%) Amazon EMR
11 37 (2.59%) Amazon EKS
12 36 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (2.10%) Amazon SQS
13 30 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (1.96%) CloudFront
15 26 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
16 25 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 24 (1.68%) Power Platform
18 15 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (1.05%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.31%) HTTP
2 25 (1.75%) AMQP
3 21 (1.47%) SSL
4 18 (1.26%) DNS
5 17 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.05%) FTP
7 14 (0.98%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.49%) Internet
8 7 (0.49%) SAN
9 6 (0.42%) VPN
10 5 (0.35%) Multicast
11 4 (0.28%) DSL
11 4 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.21%) BGP
12 3 (0.21%) Firewall
12 3 (0.21%) MPLS
12 3 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
13 2 (0.14%) 4G
13 2 (0.14%) 5G
13 2 (0.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (27.81%) Big Data
2 380 (26.55%) Hadoop
3 271 (18.94%) NoSQL
4 191 (13.35%) Apache Hive
4 191 (13.35%) MongoDB
5 160 (11.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 143 (9.99%) PostgreSQL
7 120 (8.39%) HBase
8 91 (6.36%) SQL Server
9 84 (5.87%) Relational Database
10 82 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
11 80 (5.59%) MySQL
12 77 (5.38%) Data Lake
13 73 (5.10%) Flink
14 62 (4.33%) Impala
15 57 (3.98%) Redis
16 56 (3.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 53 (3.70%) BigQuery
18 51 (3.56%) Amazon Redshift
19 40 (2.80%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 275 (19.22%) Git (software)
2 258 (18.03%) Jenkins
3 113 (7.90%) JIRA
4 70 (4.89%) Maven
5 65 (4.54%) JUnit
6 55 (3.84%) Gradle
7 49 (3.42%) GitLab
8 42 (2.94%) CircleCI
9 38 (2.66%) Mockito
10 32 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 31 (2.17%) Cucumber
12 27 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 26 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 24 (1.68%) TeamCity
15 23 (1.61%) IntelliJ
16 22 (1.54%) NUnit
17 21 (1.47%) Selenium
17 21 (1.47%) SpecFlow
18 19 (1.33%) Artifactory
19 18 (1.26%) Spock
General
1 333 (23.27%) Finance
2 193 (13.49%) Banking
3 55 (3.84%) Front Office
4 43 (3.00%) Investment Banking
4 43 (3.00%) Retail
5 30 (2.10%) Legal
6 26 (1.82%) Marketing
7 19 (1.33%) Advertising
8 16 (1.12%) Games
8 16 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.98%) Public Sector
9 14 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.91%) Law
11 12 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.77%) Publishing
13 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Police
15 1 (0.070%) German Language
15 1 (0.070%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 675 (47.17%) Developer
2 342 (23.90%) Java Developer
3 252 (17.61%) Data Engineer
4 133 (9.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 132 (9.22%) Architect
6 98 (6.85%) Senior Developer
7 82 (5.73%) C# Developer
8 77 (5.38%) AWS Engineer
9 76 (5.31%) Big Data Engineer
10 75 (5.24%) Scala Developer
11 62 (4.33%) Senior Java Developer
12 61 (4.26%) Java Engineer
13 57 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
14 54 (3.77%) AWS DevOps
15 53 (3.70%) .NET Developer
16 51 (3.56%) Backend Developer
17 50 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
18 44 (3.07%) AWS Developer
18 44 (3.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 41 (2.87%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (19.57%) Spring
2 179 (12.51%) REST
3 175 (12.23%) Spring Boot
4 164 (11.46%) RabbitMQ
5 140 (9.78%) .NET
6 134 (9.36%) Web Services
7 128 (8.94%) RESTful
8 120 (8.39%) React
9 113 (7.90%) Node.js
10 104 (7.27%) AngularJS
11 89 (6.22%) HTML
12 84 (5.87%) JSON
13 81 (5.66%) CSS
14 58 (4.05%) Akka
15 50 (3.49%) GraphQL
16 49 (3.42%) Vue.js
17 48 (3.35%) Spark Streaming
18 43 (3.00%) XML
19 41 (2.87%) Hibernate
20 40 (2.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.46%) Greenfield Project
2 99 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.47%) Equities
4 57 (3.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 53 (3.70%) Derivative
6 47 (3.28%) Algorithms
7 41 (2.87%) Data Structures
7 41 (2.87%) Hedge funds
8 34 (2.38%) Public Cloud
8 34 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (2.24%) User Experience
10 29 (2.03%) Mobile App
11 28 (1.96%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
13 14 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.77%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (0.70%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 313 (21.87%) Linux
2 83 (5.80%) Unix
3 65 (4.54%) Windows
4 42 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.75%) Android
7 24 (1.68%) CentOS
8 14 (0.98%) CoreOS
9 12 (0.84%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.21%) zOS
12 1 (0.070%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (31.66%) Microservices
3 399 (27.88%) DevOps
4 336 (23.48%) TDD
5 188 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
6 183 (12.79%) Scrum
7 159 (11.11%) BDD
8 155 (10.83%) Analytics
9 152 (10.62%) Computer Science
10 146 (10.20%) Software Engineering
11 135 (9.43%) OO
12 126 (8.81%) ETL
13 124 (8.67%) Data Modelling
13 124 (8.67%) Data Science
14 117 (8.18%) Machine Learning
15 103 (7.20%) OOP
16 99 (6.92%) Fintech
17 98 (6.85%) Test Automation
18 96 (6.71%) Open Source
19 87 (6.08%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 735 (51.36%) Java
2 469 (32.77%) Python
3 325 (22.71%) SQL
4 300 (20.96%) Scala
5 258 (18.03%) JavaScript
6 196 (13.70%) Java 8
7 132 (9.22%) C#
8 71 (4.96%) Go
9 59 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.35%) C++
11 46 (3.21%) Ruby
12 40 (2.80%) Groovy
13 39 (2.73%) R
14 38 (2.66%) TypeScript
15 36 (2.52%) Kotlin
16 29 (2.03%) Clojure
17 19 (1.33%) F#
17 19 (1.33%) Perl
17 19 (1.33%) PHP
18 18 (1.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (6.92%) Degree
2 80 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 61 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.45%) AWS Certification
5 32 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.19%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.35%) ISEB
10 4 (0.28%) CISA
10 4 (0.28%) CISM
10 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.14%) CISMP
11 2 (0.14%) CISSP
11 2 (0.14%) MBA
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.14%) PhD
12 1 (0.070%) OCP
12 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 15 (1.05%) QA
3 8 (0.56%) GDPR
4 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) EMIR
5 4 (0.28%) MiFID
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.070%) NIST
System Software
1 472 (32.98%) Docker
2 67 (4.68%) HDFS
3 46 (3.21%) Apache Flume
4 19 (1.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.21%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.21%) OpenDJ
6 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.070%) KVM
7 1 (0.070%) NFS
7 1 (0.070%) Postfix
7 1 (0.070%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.070%) Varnish
7 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 376 (26.28%) Kubernetes
2 186 (13.00%) Terraform
3 146 (10.20%) Ansible
4 80 (5.59%) Puppet
5 43 (3.00%) Hadoop YARN
6 42 (2.94%) Grafana
7 35 (2.45%) Oozie
8 34 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
9 28 (1.96%) Consul
10 27 (1.89%) Kibana
11 26 (1.82%) logstash
12 17 (1.19%) Mesos
13 15 (1.05%) linkerd
14 14 (0.98%) Graphite
14 14 (0.98%) ZABBIX
15 13 (0.91%) Marathon
16 12 (0.84%) Prometheus
17 11 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
18 8 (0.56%) Istio
18 8 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 111 (7.76%) Google
2 108 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 95 (6.64%) Oracle
4 69 (4.82%) Cloudera
5 66 (4.61%) IBM
6 61 (4.26%) SAP
7 60 (4.19%) Informatica
8 46 (3.21%) IBM Sterling
9 37 (2.59%) Hortonworks
10 28 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 28 (1.96%) Splunk
11 25 (1.75%) Databricks
12 24 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.68%) Talend
13 23 (1.61%) Tableau
14 21 (1.47%) Atlassian
15 20 (1.40%) Remedy
16 17 (1.19%) StreamSets
17 15 (1.05%) MuleSoft
18 13 (0.91%) Veracode