Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 136 147
Rank change year-on-year +27 +11 +1
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,584 520 1,452
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.38% 1.96% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.05% 6.13% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 367 1,152
10th Percentile £425 £375 £451
25th Percentile £500 £425 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £675 £638 £650
90th Percentile £750 £688 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -

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 19,676 8,481 24,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.56% 31.93% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,356 6,110 17,385
10th Percentile £363 £315 £340
25th Percentile £438 £405 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £685 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 63 215
10th Percentile £18.57 £21.90 £16.72
25th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £33.63
Median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.50% -13.98% +11.97%
75th Percentile £63.25 £54.34 £53.75
90th Percentile £72.15 £61.25 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.67% +8.39%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +10 1,186 £600 +9.09% 317
North of England -13 101 £513 +2.50% 60
South East -23 84 £500 +5.26% 31
South West -11 49 £499 -23.21% 16
North West -23 49 £433 -13.50% 24
Midlands -47 34 £500 +14.29% 18
Yorkshire -25 33 £525 +5.00% 25
West Midlands -43 27 £438 - 13
North East +4 19 £620 +24.00% 11
East of England -34 18 £575 +21.05% 8
East Midlands - 6 £575 - 4
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 901 (56.88%) Java
2 617 (38.95%) Kubernetes
3 595 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
4 584 (36.87%) Microservices
5 563 (35.54%) AWS
6 480 (30.30%) DevOps
7 464 (29.29%) Python
8 457 (28.85%) SQL
8 457 (28.85%) Docker
9 419 (26.45%) Apache Spark
10 387 (24.43%) Azure
11 352 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 327 (20.64%) Finance
13 306 (19.32%) Spring
14 301 (19.00%) NoSQL
15 296 (18.69%) Big Data
16 278 (17.55%) Social Skills
17 277 (17.49%) Hadoop
18 276 (17.42%) Scala
19 273 (17.23%) Software Engineering
20 265 (16.73%) TDD
20 265 (16.73%) MongoDB
21 264 (16.67%) Git (software)
22 250 (15.78%) GCP
22 250 (15.78%) Spring Boot
23 236 (14.90%) Banking
24 234 (14.77%) Terraform
25 213 (13.45%) Analytics
26 206 (13.01%) Linux
27 200 (12.63%) Apache Cassandra

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
1 419 (26.45%) Apache Spark
2 139 (8.78%) Apache
3 113 (7.13%) Apache Airflow
4 102 (6.44%) Elasticsearch
5 52 (3.28%) Confluence
6 50 (3.16%) Tomcat
7 33 (2.08%) Luigi
8 22 (1.39%) nginx
9 16 (1.01%) Apache Pig
9 16 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 16 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (0.69%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.63%) GemFire
13 10 (0.63%) Mule
14 9 (0.57%) Camunda
14 9 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.063%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.063%) SPSS
2 1 (0.063%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.063%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.063%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.063%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 563 (35.54%) AWS
2 387 (24.43%) Azure
3 250 (15.78%) GCP
4 139 (8.78%) Serverless
5 117 (7.39%) GitHub
6 78 (4.92%) Amazon S3
7 70 (4.42%) Azure Functions
8 63 (3.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 61 (3.85%) PaaS
10 47 (2.97%) Azure Data Factory
11 45 (2.84%) Snowflake
12 42 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
13 39 (2.46%) Power Platform
14 36 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
15 33 (2.08%) IaaS
15 33 (2.08%) OpenShift
16 30 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
17 29 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
17 29 (1.83%) SaaS
18 25 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.72%) HTTP
2 22 (1.39%) SSL
3 20 (1.26%) DNS
4 18 (1.14%) AMQP
5 16 (1.01%) Firewall
5 16 (1.01%) HTTPS
6 12 (0.76%) Network Security
7 8 (0.51%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.51%) MQTT
7 8 (0.51%) SAN
8 7 (0.44%) FTP
8 7 (0.44%) Internet
8 7 (0.44%) WAN
9 6 (0.38%) PuTTY
9 6 (0.38%) SSH
9 6 (0.38%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.38%) VPN
10 5 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.32%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (19.00%) NoSQL
2 296 (18.69%) Big Data
3 277 (17.49%) Hadoop
4 265 (16.73%) MongoDB
5 200 (12.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 144 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
7 131 (8.27%) Relational Database
8 125 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
9 116 (7.32%) Apache Hive
10 101 (6.38%) HBase
11 99 (6.25%) Redis
12 80 (5.05%) Data Lake
13 78 (4.92%) Flink
14 76 (4.80%) MySQL
15 63 (3.98%) SQL Server
16 59 (3.72%) BigQuery
17 56 (3.54%) RDBMS
18 55 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
19 49 (3.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 48 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 352 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 264 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 126 (7.95%) JIRA
4 119 (7.51%) Maven
5 72 (4.55%) Gradle
6 67 (4.23%) GitLab
7 61 (3.85%) JUnit
8 50 (3.16%) TeamCity
9 49 (3.09%) Cucumber
9 49 (3.09%) Mockito
10 46 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 40 (2.53%) JMeter
12 34 (2.15%) Artifactory
12 34 (2.15%) Bitbucket
13 30 (1.89%) Selenium
14 24 (1.52%) Gatling
15 23 (1.45%) Cypress.io
16 21 (1.33%) Mocha
16 21 (1.33%) SonarQube
17 20 (1.26%) webpack
General
1 327 (20.64%) Finance
2 278 (17.55%) Social Skills
3 236 (14.90%) Banking
4 116 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 46 (2.90%) Presentation Skills
7 45 (2.84%) Front Office
8 43 (2.71%) Retail
9 39 (2.46%) Public Sector
10 27 (1.70%) Marketing
11 25 (1.58%) Telecoms
12 24 (1.52%) Games
13 16 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.95%) Legal
15 14 (0.88%) Electronics
16 13 (0.82%) Back Office
16 13 (0.82%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.51%) Law
18 8 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 607 (38.32%) Developer
2 338 (21.34%) Java Developer
3 264 (16.67%) Data Engineer
4 170 (10.73%) Architect
5 112 (7.07%) Senior Developer
6 108 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 98 (6.19%) Java Engineer
8 85 (5.37%) Software Engineer
9 82 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 75 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
11 57 (3.60%) Senior Java Engineer
12 54 (3.41%) Azure Engineer
13 53 (3.35%) AWS Engineer
13 53 (3.35%) Data Architect
14 43 (2.71%) Big Data Engineer
15 42 (2.65%) Scala Developer
16 40 (2.53%) Azure Architect
17 38 (2.40%) Senior Software Engineer
18 37 (2.34%) Full Stack Developer
18 37 (2.34%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (19.32%) Spring
2 250 (15.78%) Spring Boot
3 173 (10.92%) REST
4 129 (8.14%) React
5 108 (6.82%) Node.js
6 103 (6.50%) AngularJS
7 101 (6.38%) RESTful
8 93 (5.87%) HTML
9 83 (5.24%) Spark Streaming
10 77 (4.86%) .NET
11 70 (4.42%) Web Services
12 68 (4.29%) JSON
13 66 (4.17%) Akka
14 65 (4.10%) Apache NiFi
15 62 (3.91%) GraphQL
15 62 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
16 55 (3.47%) SOAP
17 53 (3.35%) CSS
18 50 (3.16%) HTML5
19 48 (3.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.55%) Cloud Native
2 70 (4.42%) Data Structures
3 65 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
4 62 (3.91%) Algorithms
5 32 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 29 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.39%) iPad
9 22 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
9 22 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
10 20 (1.26%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.20%) User Experience
12 18 (1.14%) Legacy Applications
13 16 (1.01%) Equities
14 15 (0.95%) Fixed Income
14 15 (0.95%) Reference Data
15 13 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (0.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 206 (13.01%) Linux
2 81 (5.11%) Unix
3 39 (2.46%) Windows
4 21 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (0.88%) Debian
6 13 (0.82%) VMS
7 10 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.44%) CentOS
9 6 (0.38%) Android
10 5 (0.32%) AIX
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.32%) zOS
11 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.13%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.063%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.063%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (37.56%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (36.87%) Microservices
3 480 (30.30%) DevOps
4 273 (17.23%) Software Engineering
5 265 (16.73%) TDD
6 213 (13.45%) Analytics
7 184 (11.62%) Data Pipeline
8 179 (11.30%) Scrum
9 176 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 145 (9.15%) BDD
11 144 (9.09%) Data Engineering
12 135 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
13 130 (8.21%) Data Modelling
13 130 (8.21%) Open Source
14 121 (7.64%) ETL
15 117 (7.39%) Full Stack Development
15 117 (7.39%) SDLC
16 115 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
17 114 (7.20%) OO
18 113 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 901 (56.88%) Java
2 464 (29.29%) Python
3 457 (28.85%) SQL
4 276 (17.42%) Scala
5 175 (11.05%) JavaScript
6 105 (6.63%) Java 8
7 88 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 81 (5.11%) Java 11
9 79 (4.99%) C#
10 78 (4.92%) Go
11 64 (4.04%) TypeScript
12 62 (3.91%) C++
13 43 (2.71%) Kotlin
14 41 (2.59%) PL/SQL
15 39 (2.46%) Shell Script
16 37 (2.34%) Perl
16 37 (2.34%) PowerShell
17 26 (1.64%) PHP
18 25 (1.58%) Groovy
19 23 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 114 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 103 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 101 (6.38%) Degree
4 57 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.95%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.51%) ISEB
7 8 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.19%) PhD
11 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.13%) OCP
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.063%) CCA
12 1 (0.063%) MCSE
12 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.72%) QA
2 52 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.63%) ISO 20022
4 8 (0.51%) GDPR
5 5 (0.32%) SLA
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 15022
6 3 (0.19%) MiFID
7 2 (0.13%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.063%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.063%) EMIR
8 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.063%) NCSC
8 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.063%) PSD2
8 1 (0.063%) SEPA
System Software
1 457 (28.85%) Docker
2 55 (3.47%) HDFS
3 48 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 19 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.63%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.44%) OpenAM
6 7 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.32%) vCloud
8 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.19%) iptables
9 3 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.13%) Ceph
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 617 (38.95%) Kubernetes
2 234 (14.77%) Terraform
3 144 (9.09%) Ansible
4 101 (6.38%) Grafana
5 62 (3.91%) Prometheus
6 55 (3.47%) Kibana
7 33 (2.08%) Puppet
8 26 (1.64%) logstash
9 25 (1.58%) Istio
10 20 (1.26%) Bosun
10 20 (1.26%) Rancher
11 19 (1.20%) Consul
12 18 (1.14%) Oozie
12 18 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (1.07%) Fluentd
13 17 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
14 16 (1.01%) VictorOps
15 13 (0.82%) Nagios
15 13 (0.82%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.76%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 165 (10.42%) Oracle
2 124 (7.83%) Databricks
3 109 (6.88%) Google
4 74 (4.67%) Microsoft
5 71 (4.48%) Cloudera
6 56 (3.54%) Confluent
7 47 (2.97%) Splunk
8 45 (2.84%) Informatica
9 41 (2.59%) IBM
10 34 (2.15%) MuleSoft
11 32 (2.02%) Red Hat
12 22 (1.39%) SAP
12 22 (1.39%) VMware
13 20 (1.26%) AppDynamics
13 20 (1.26%) StreamSets
14 18 (1.14%) Ab Initio
14 18 (1.14%) Hortonworks
15 16 (1.01%) Dynatrace
15 16 (1.01%) MapR
16 15 (0.95%) Salesforce.com