Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 375 630
Rank change year-on-year +170 +255 +158
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1233 600 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 0.62% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 2.00% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 467 169
England median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +17.33%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £419
90th Percentile £675 £675 £690
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.00 - -

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 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 30628 29994 30248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.31% 30.75% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21785 20932 20975
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 351 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.56 £14.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily 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 November 2017. 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 +91 904 £550 - 137
South East +129 169 £500 -4.76% 5
North of England +137 84 £450 +9.09% 11
Yorkshire +83 60 £450 +12.50% 11
East of England +16 39 £466 +8.12% 7
Midlands +54 26 £450 -5.26% 2
North West +51 23 £438 -
West Midlands +35 16 £450 -5.26% 1
South West -21 11 £475 +46.15% 6
East Midlands +5 8 £388 -18.42% 1
North East - 1 £413 -
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 838 (67.96%) Java
2 647 (52.47%) Big Data
3 612 (49.64%) Hadoop
4 610 (49.47%) Apache Spark
5 600 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
6 413 (33.50%) TDD
7 361 (29.28%) Microservices
8 348 (28.22%) HBase
9 347 (28.14%) Amazon AWS
10 341 (27.66%) Scala
11 340 (27.58%) Docker
12 339 (27.49%) Python
13 329 (26.68%) BDD
14 315 (25.55%) DevOps
15 314 (25.47%) Spring
16 295 (23.93%) NoSQL
17 291 (23.60%) Linux
18 279 (22.63%) HDFS
19 277 (22.47%) REST
20 269 (21.82%) SQL
21 268 (21.74%) Apache Hive
22 253 (20.52%) Jenkins
23 251 (20.36%) Apache Cassandra
24 240 (19.46%) Finance
25 233 (18.90%) Scrum
26 231 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
27 198 (16.06%) JavaScript
28 195 (15.82%) RESTful
28 195 (15.82%) Git (software)
29 193 (15.65%) Spring Boot

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
1 610 (49.47%) Apache Spark
2 167 (13.54%) Apache
3 155 (12.57%) Elasticsearch
4 112 (9.08%) Apache Solr
5 97 (7.87%) Confluence
6 52 (4.22%) Apache Pig
7 43 (3.49%) Tomcat
8 35 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
9 25 (2.03%) NServiceBus
10 17 (1.38%) OpenStack
11 15 (1.22%) GemFire
12 14 (1.14%) nginx
13 13 (1.05%) JBoss
14 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.49%) Jetty
15 6 (0.49%) WildFly
16 5 (0.41%) SAS
16 5 (0.41%) Tornado
17 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.081%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 347 (28.14%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (11.52%) GitHub
3 53 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (2.92%) PaaS
6 35 (2.84%) Bluemix
6 35 (2.84%) IBM Cloud
7 33 (2.68%) Amazon S3
8 26 (2.11%) Amazon Kinesis
8 26 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (1.70%) Google Analytics
10 19 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
10 19 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
10 19 (1.54%) SaaS
11 13 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.81%) Google Play
14 9 (0.73%) Datadog
14 9 (0.73%) IaaS
14 9 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 94 (7.62%) Kerberos
2 38 (3.08%) HTTP
3 21 (1.70%) VPN
4 16 (1.30%) Firewall
5 15 (1.22%) LAN
6 14 (1.14%) WAN
7 9 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.65%) DNS
9 7 (0.57%) AMQP
9 7 (0.57%) ICMP
10 6 (0.49%) SNMP
10 6 (0.49%) SSH
10 6 (0.49%) SSL
11 5 (0.41%) Internet
12 2 (0.16%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.081%) Intranet
13 1 (0.081%) Network Security
13 1 (0.081%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.081%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (52.47%) Big Data
2 612 (49.64%) Hadoop
3 348 (28.22%) HBase
4 295 (23.93%) NoSQL
5 268 (21.74%) Apache Hive
6 251 (20.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 182 (14.76%) PostgreSQL
8 172 (13.95%) MongoDB
9 127 (10.30%) Sqoop
10 110 (8.92%) Impala
11 101 (8.19%) Relational Database
12 73 (5.92%) SQL Server
13 72 (5.84%) MySQL
14 67 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
15 54 (4.38%) RDBMS
16 53 (4.30%) Redis
17 36 (2.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 33 (2.68%) Amazon Redshift
19 24 (1.95%) Flink
20 23 (1.87%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 253 (20.52%) Jenkins
2 195 (15.82%) Git (software)
3 127 (10.30%) Cucumber
3 127 (10.30%) JIRA
4 112 (9.08%) Maven
5 53 (4.30%) Mockito
6 47 (3.81%) Gradle
7 39 (3.16%) JUnit
8 32 (2.60%) IntelliJ
9 29 (2.35%) Selenium
9 29 (2.35%) Subversion
10 28 (2.27%) Talend Open Studio
11 26 (2.11%) SpecFlow
12 25 (2.03%) GitLab
13 24 (1.95%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (1.30%) Travis CI
16 14 (1.14%) SonarQube
17 13 (1.05%) Artifactory
17 13 (1.05%) gulp
General
1 240 (19.46%) Finance
2 158 (12.81%) Banking
3 45 (3.65%) Marketing
4 44 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.84%) Games
6 34 (2.76%) Front Office
7 29 (2.35%) Retail
8 26 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.87%) Electronics
10 21 (1.70%) Publishing
11 18 (1.46%) Advertising
11 18 (1.46%) Investment Banking
12 13 (1.05%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.32%) Law
13 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Military
15 1 (0.081%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.081%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.081%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 601 (48.74%) Developer
2 317 (25.71%) Java Developer
3 179 (14.52%) Data Engineer
4 146 (11.84%) Big Data Developer
5 144 (11.68%) Architect
6 138 (11.19%) Scala Developer
7 133 (10.79%) Big Data Engineer
8 86 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
9 83 (6.73%) Senior Developer
10 64 (5.19%) Data Architect
10 64 (5.19%) Hadoop Engineer
11 55 (4.46%) Hadoop Developer
11 55 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
12 51 (4.14%) Agile Developer
13 48 (3.89%) Agile Java Developer
13 48 (3.89%) Java Engineer
14 42 (3.41%) Big Data Architect
15 40 (3.24%) Apache Spark Developer
15 40 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
16 37 (3.00%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (25.47%) Spring
2 277 (22.47%) REST
3 195 (15.82%) RESTful
4 193 (15.65%) Spring Boot
5 167 (13.54%) Akka
6 166 (13.46%) RabbitMQ
7 153 (12.41%) Web Services
8 149 (12.08%) JSON
9 123 (9.98%) Node.js
10 101 (8.19%) AngularJS
11 97 (7.87%) Hibernate
12 95 (7.70%) React
13 92 (7.46%) Elastic Stack
13 92 (7.46%) Spark Streaming
14 85 (6.89%) Apache Camel
15 79 (6.41%) XML
16 73 (5.92%) J2EE
17 71 (5.76%) Drools
18 67 (5.43%) HTML
19 65 (5.27%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.52%) Algorithms
2 79 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.38%) Fintech
5 43 (3.49%) Data Structures
6 29 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.11%) Replication
8 25 (2.03%) Hedge funds
8 25 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 15 (1.22%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.89%) Equities
14 9 (0.73%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.57%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.57%) Derivative
16 7 (0.57%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 291 (23.60%) Linux
2 155 (12.57%) Unix
3 45 (3.65%) Windows
4 32 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (2.43%) Ubuntu
6 15 (1.22%) CentOS
7 13 (1.05%) Android
7 13 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.49%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.24%) AIX
9 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.081%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.081%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (33.50%) TDD
3 361 (29.28%) Microservices
4 329 (26.68%) BDD
5 315 (25.55%) DevOps
6 233 (18.90%) Scrum
7 231 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
8 186 (15.09%) MapReduce
9 173 (14.03%) Open Source
10 154 (12.49%) ETL
11 151 (12.25%) Analytics
12 114 (9.25%) Pair Programming
13 100 (8.11%) Kanban
13 100 (8.11%) Test Automation
14 97 (7.87%) Data Architecture
15 93 (7.54%) Machine Learning
16 91 (7.38%) Software Engineering
17 78 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
18 77 (6.24%) Data Engineering
19 66 (5.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 838 (67.96%) Java
2 341 (27.66%) Scala
3 339 (27.49%) Python
4 269 (21.82%) SQL
5 198 (16.06%) JavaScript
6 96 (7.79%) Shell Script
7 70 (5.68%) C#
8 60 (4.87%) Bash Shell
9 47 (3.81%) Ruby
10 35 (2.84%) Groovy
10 35 (2.84%) R
11 31 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.43%) ES6
13 28 (2.27%) Go
14 17 (1.38%) Clojure
15 14 (1.14%) C++
16 13 (1.05%) GraphQL
17 12 (0.97%) Perl
18 11 (0.89%) Objective-C
19 10 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 103 (8.35%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.24%) Degree
4 25 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.16%) PhD
9 1 (0.081%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.081%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.081%) ISEB
9 1 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.081%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.081%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.97%) QA
2 24 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 24 (1.95%) MiFID
3 4 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.32%) GCP
4 3 (0.24%) EMIR
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.081%) Basel III
6 1 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.081%) SEPA
System Software
1 340 (27.58%) Docker
2 279 (22.63%) HDFS
3 183 (14.84%) Apache Flume
4 127 (10.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.57%) etcd
5 7 (0.57%) Varnish
6 6 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.24%) LXC
8 1 (0.081%) flannel
8 1 (0.081%) GridGain
8 1 (0.081%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 149 (12.08%) Ansible
2 132 (10.71%) Hadoop YARN
2 132 (10.71%) Kubernetes
3 108 (8.76%) Terraform
4 101 (8.19%) Oozie
5 72 (5.84%) Puppet
6 71 (5.76%) Ambari
7 61 (4.95%) Kibana
8 59 (4.79%) logstash
9 50 (4.06%) Grafana
9 50 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (1.95%) Mesos
11 21 (1.70%) Prometheus
12 16 (1.30%) Consul
12 16 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
13 15 (1.22%) Rancher
14 12 (0.97%) Control-M
15 11 (0.89%) Packer
16 8 (0.65%) Nagios
17 5 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 117 (9.49%) Oracle
2 99 (8.03%) Cloudera
3 94 (7.62%) IBM
4 93 (7.54%) Splunk
5 69 (5.60%) Google
6 64 (5.19%) Hortonworks
7 63 (5.11%) AppDynamics
8 61 (4.95%) Microsoft
9 49 (3.97%) Tableau
10 38 (3.08%) Red Hat
11 32 (2.60%) SAP
12 28 (2.27%) Talend
13 24 (1.95%) Informatica
14 22 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.14%) MapR
16 12 (0.97%) TIBCO
17 10 (0.81%) Apple
17 10 (0.81%) Teradata
18 9 (0.73%) Reuters
19 8 (0.65%) FXall