Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 156 153
Rank change year-on-year +43 -3 +53
Contract jobs citing Kafka 844 1,043 1,649
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.21% 1.70% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.19% 5.59% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 769 1,243
Median daily rate £550 £557 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% +1.27% -
10th Percentile £400 £419 £413
90th Percentile £688 £700 £681
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -23.91% - -

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 11,742 18,643 30,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.80% 30.38% 34.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,351 13,300 21,863
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £325 £331 £328
90th Percentile £675 £656 £644
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 165 229
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.02% +6.06% +9.38%
10th Percentile £23.08 £18.00 £17.90
90th Percentile £62.03 £78.75 £60.33
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.40 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.02% +9.18% +6.25%

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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 2021. 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 +17 633 £575 -4.17% 240
North of England +26 42 £475 - 44
South West +77 40 £450 -18.18% 16
South East +50 34 £365 -22.08% 29
North West +41 25 £500 -9.09% 16
East of England +57 22 £525 +25.00% 10
Midlands +44 10 £400 -20.00% 18
North East +37 9 £550 +57.14% 12
Yorkshire +3 8 £454 -4.42% 16
West Midlands +21 6 £400 -20.00% 14
East Midlands +29 4 £345 -23.33% 3
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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.

1 467 (55.33%) Java
2 344 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (39.81%) Microservices
4 298 (35.31%) AWS
5 283 (33.53%) Kubernetes
6 269 (31.87%) Python
7 250 (29.62%) Docker
8 224 (26.54%) Finance
9 212 (25.12%) DevOps
10 187 (22.16%) SQL
11 183 (21.68%) Spring
12 178 (21.09%) Jenkins
13 176 (20.85%) Azure
14 174 (20.62%) Apache Spark
15 172 (20.38%) Software Engineering
16 170 (20.14%) Big Data
17 166 (19.67%) Spring Boot
18 152 (18.01%) Git (software)
19 148 (17.54%) Linux
20 145 (17.18%) Banking
21 141 (16.71%) TDD
22 134 (15.88%) Terraform
23 119 (14.10%) Scala
24 117 (13.86%) Hadoop
24 117 (13.86%) Security Cleared
25 116 (13.74%) JavaScript
26 110 (13.03%) SC Cleared
27 108 (12.80%) NoSQL
28 98 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
29 96 (11.37%) REST

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
1 174 (20.62%) Apache Spark
2 83 (9.83%) Apache
3 61 (7.23%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (5.21%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (3.08%) Confluence
6 11 (1.30%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.07%) nginx
8 7 (0.83%) JBoss
9 6 (0.71%) Camunda
9 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.59%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.24%) Apache Synapse
13 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.24%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.24%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.24%) Luigi
Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.47%) RMDS
3 3 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.24%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.24%) Salerio
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 298 (35.31%) AWS
2 176 (20.85%) Azure
3 76 (9.00%) Serverless
4 68 (8.06%) GCP
5 39 (4.62%) Amazon Kinesis
6 38 (4.50%) Amazon EKS
6 38 (4.50%) GitHub
7 37 (4.38%) Amazon S3
8 35 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
9 32 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
10 28 (3.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 26 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (2.96%) Apigee
12 25 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
13 20 (2.37%) SaaS
14 19 (2.25%) Amazon ECS
14 19 (2.25%) Power Platform
15 18 (2.13%) PaaS
16 17 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.61%) HTTP
2 18 (2.13%) Internet
3 13 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.18%) Firewall
4 10 (1.18%) SSL
5 6 (0.71%) DNS
5 6 (0.71%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.59%) BGP
6 5 (0.59%) MPLS
6 5 (0.59%) SNMP
7 4 (0.47%) SMTP
8 3 (0.36%) Network Security
9 2 (0.24%) FTP
9 2 (0.24%) VoIP
10 1 (0.12%) 2G
10 1 (0.12%) AMQP
10 1 (0.12%) SSH
10 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (20.14%) Big Data
2 117 (13.86%) Hadoop
3 108 (12.80%) NoSQL
4 98 (11.61%) PostgreSQL
5 88 (10.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 78 (9.24%) Apache Hive
7 70 (8.29%) Data Warehouse
8 68 (8.06%) MongoDB
9 53 (6.28%) HBase
9 53 (6.28%) SQL Server
10 51 (6.04%) Relational Database
11 50 (5.92%) Data Lake
12 35 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
13 31 (3.67%) MySQL
14 29 (3.44%) Redis
15 26 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 24 (2.84%) Amazon Athena
16 24 (2.84%) Flink
17 23 (2.73%) Hazelcast
18 21 (2.49%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 178 (21.09%) Jenkins
2 152 (18.01%) Git (software)
3 77 (9.12%) GitLab
4 55 (6.52%) Maven
5 45 (5.33%) JIRA
6 41 (4.86%) Artifactory
7 31 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 31 (3.67%) SonarQube
8 30 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
9 26 (3.08%) Gradle
10 22 (2.61%) Selenium
11 17 (2.01%) JUnit
12 15 (1.78%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.66%) gulp
14 13 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (1.54%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.83%) IBM UrbanCode
16 5 (0.59%) Gatling
16 5 (0.59%) Hudson
16 5 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 224 (26.54%) Finance
2 145 (17.18%) Banking
3 62 (7.35%) Investment Banking
4 47 (5.57%) Front Office
5 39 (4.62%) Public Sector
6 30 (3.55%) Marketing
7 26 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.84%) Electronics
9 17 (2.01%) Retail
10 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.59%) Advertising
11 5 (0.59%) Games
12 4 (0.47%) Law
13 3 (0.36%) Back Office
14 2 (0.24%) French Language
14 2 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
14 2 (0.24%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Hebrew Language
15 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 365 (43.25%) Developer
2 197 (23.34%) Java Developer
3 124 (14.69%) Data Engineer
4 80 (9.48%) Architect
5 67 (7.94%) Senior Developer
6 64 (7.58%) Software Engineer
7 61 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 45 (5.33%) Java Engineer
9 43 (5.09%) AWS Engineer
9 43 (5.09%) Python Engineer
10 41 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 35 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
12 31 (3.67%) Senior DevOps
13 29 (3.44%) Python Developer
13 29 (3.44%) Senior Software Engineer
14 28 (3.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 27 (3.20%) Big Data Engineer
16 26 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
16 26 (3.08%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (21.68%) Spring
2 166 (19.67%) Spring Boot
3 96 (11.37%) REST
4 75 (8.89%) React
5 68 (8.06%) RabbitMQ
6 67 (7.94%) Web Services
7 64 (7.58%) Elastic Stack
8 60 (7.11%) Node.js
9 55 (6.52%) AngularJS
9 55 (6.52%) HTML
10 52 (6.16%) .NET
10 52 (6.16%) RESTful
11 50 (5.92%) Apache NiFi
12 41 (4.86%) GraphQL
13 39 (4.62%) JSON
14 34 (4.03%) HTML5
15 30 (3.55%) .NET Core
15 30 (3.55%) CSS
15 30 (3.55%) Swagger
16 29 (3.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.50%) Data Structures
3 35 (4.15%) Algorithms
4 33 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.44%) Public Cloud
6 28 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (2.61%) Cloud Native
8 18 (2.13%) Derivative
9 17 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.90%) DataPower
11 14 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.54%) Equities
13 10 (1.18%) Clustering
13 10 (1.18%) User Experience
14 8 (0.95%) SWIFT
15 7 (0.83%) Grid Computing
15 7 (0.83%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.59%) Hedge funds
16 5 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 148 (17.54%) Linux
2 41 (4.86%) Unix
3 19 (2.25%) Windows
4 14 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.59%) Android
7 4 (0.47%) CentOS
7 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.36%) Fedora
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (39.81%) Microservices
3 212 (25.12%) DevOps
4 172 (20.38%) Software Engineering
5 141 (16.71%) TDD
6 81 (9.60%) Test Automation
7 80 (9.48%) Analytics
8 76 (9.00%) Scrum
9 70 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (8.06%) BDD
11 67 (7.94%) Open Source
12 66 (7.82%) Infrastructure as Code
13 65 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
14 63 (7.46%) ETL
15 60 (7.11%) Machine Learning
16 58 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
17 54 (6.40%) Data Science
18 53 (6.28%) Event-Driven Architecture
19 51 (6.04%) Technical Leadership
20 50 (5.92%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 467 (55.33%) Java
2 269 (31.87%) Python
3 187 (22.16%) SQL
4 119 (14.10%) Scala
5 116 (13.74%) JavaScript
6 92 (10.90%) Java 8
7 61 (7.23%) Bash Shell
8 58 (6.87%) Go
9 51 (6.04%) C#
10 49 (5.81%) Perl
11 40 (4.74%) Kotlin
12 35 (4.15%) TypeScript
13 24 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 23 (2.73%) C++
15 20 (2.37%) Shell Script
16 19 (2.25%) C
17 13 (1.54%) Haskell
18 12 (1.42%) PowerShell
19 11 (1.30%) Groovy
19 11 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 117 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 110 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 36 (4.27%) Degree
4 35 (4.15%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.07%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.08%) QA
2 10 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.47%) ISO 20022
3 4 (0.47%) MiFID
3 4 (0.47%) WCAG
4 2 (0.24%) GDPR
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) SEPA
4 2 (0.24%) SLA
4 2 (0.24%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) NIST
System Software
1 250 (29.62%) Docker
2 49 (5.81%) HDFS
3 26 (3.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (1.30%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.24%) etcd
6 2 (0.24%) KVM
6 2 (0.24%) Varnish
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 283 (33.53%) Kubernetes
2 134 (15.88%) Terraform
3 82 (9.72%) Ansible
4 44 (5.21%) Grafana
5 43 (5.09%) Prometheus
6 42 (4.98%) Kibana
7 31 (3.67%) logstash
8 27 (3.20%) Consul
9 26 (3.08%) Istio
10 25 (2.96%) Fluentd
10 25 (2.96%) Rancher
11 23 (2.73%) Puppet
12 20 (2.37%) Hadoop YARN
12 20 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
13 19 (2.25%) Oozie
14 8 (0.95%) Netcool
15 5 (0.59%) Nagios
15 5 (0.59%) Rundeck
16 4 (0.47%) Salt
17 3 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 68 (8.06%) Oracle
2 61 (7.23%) Splunk
3 48 (5.69%) Google
4 46 (5.45%) AppDynamics
5 43 (5.09%) Microsoft
6 35 (4.15%) Confluent
7 30 (3.55%) Databricks
8 28 (3.32%) SAP
9 25 (2.96%) IBM
10 21 (2.49%) Red Hat
11 19 (2.25%) Atlassian
12 15 (1.78%) Cloudera
12 15 (1.78%) Informatica
13 14 (1.66%) Hortonworks
14 13 (1.54%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.54%) VMware
15 11 (1.30%) Solace
16 9 (1.07%) Ab Initio
17 8 (0.95%) MEDITECH
17 8 (0.95%) SevOne