Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 128 149
Rank change year-on-year -32 +21 +114
Contract jobs citing Kafka 517 1,676 1,731
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.65% 2.02% 1.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.36% 6.30% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 1,295 1,308
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £400 £444 £413
90th Percentile £683 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.22% +23.20%
10th Percentile £26.03 £35.00 £31.70
90th Percentile £39.80 £35.00 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.58
% change year-on-year - -23.22% +23.20%

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 9,652 26,592 32,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.89% 32.00% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,537 18,739 23,152
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £345 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 273 338
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +8.39% +3.79%
10th Percentile £23.30 £18.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £64.95 £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £41.46
% change year-on-year -19.92% +5.43% +3.64%

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 -12 385 £564 -1.96% 130
North of England +67 57 £500 - 30
Yorkshire +43 34 £510 +4.62% 14
South East +56 30 £425 -17.07% 15
South West +42 29 £650 +15.56% 8
North West +60 22 £500 -9.09% 9
East of England +59 5 £513 +2.50% 4
Midlands +59 4 £475 -1.30% 4
West Midlands +57 4 £475 +5.56% 3
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 286 (55.32%) Java
2 220 (42.55%) Docker
3 219 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (39.07%) AWS
5 174 (33.66%) Microservices
6 170 (32.88%) Python
7 156 (30.17%) Apache Spark
7 156 (30.17%) Kubernetes
8 150 (29.01%) Azure
9 141 (27.27%) Big Data
10 136 (26.31%) NoSQL
11 133 (25.73%) Scala
12 131 (25.34%) DevOps
13 120 (23.21%) Finance
14 119 (23.02%) SQL
15 118 (22.82%) Jenkins
16 109 (21.08%) Spring
17 102 (19.73%) Git (software)
17 102 (19.73%) Terraform
18 97 (18.76%) Hadoop
19 95 (18.38%) Scrum
20 93 (17.99%) Linux
21 91 (17.60%) GCP
22 89 (17.21%) JavaScript
22 89 (17.21%) Software Engineering
23 88 (17.02%) Java 8
24 80 (15.47%) Spring Boot
25 72 (13.93%) Apache Cassandra
26 69 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
27 65 (12.57%) TDD

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
1 156 (30.17%) Apache Spark
2 35 (6.77%) Confluence
3 33 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (5.42%) Apache
5 11 (2.13%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.16%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.97%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.77%) SAS
8 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.58%) CICS
9 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.39%) GemFire
10 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.39%) IIS
10 2 (0.39%) Luigi
10 2 (0.39%) nginx
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 202 (39.07%) AWS
2 150 (29.01%) Azure
3 91 (17.60%) GCP
4 46 (8.90%) Serverless
5 39 (7.54%) Amazon S3
6 35 (6.77%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (5.03%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (4.06%) Amazon Kinesis
9 18 (3.48%) GitHub
10 17 (3.29%) Amazon EMR
11 15 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (2.90%) Kong
11 15 (2.90%) SaaS
12 14 (2.71%) Amazon EKS
13 13 (2.51%) OpenShift
14 12 (2.32%) Amazon Cognito
14 12 (2.32%) Azure Data Factory
14 12 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
16 10 (1.93%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.61%) SSL
2 24 (4.64%) HTTPS
3 14 (2.71%) HTTP
4 11 (2.13%) DSL
5 5 (0.97%) Firewall
5 5 (0.97%) Internet
5 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.77%) AMQP
6 4 (0.77%) DNS
6 4 (0.77%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.58%) FTP
8 2 (0.39%) DHCP
8 2 (0.39%) DOCSIS
8 2 (0.39%) MQTT
8 2 (0.39%) SNMP
8 2 (0.39%) SSH
9 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (27.27%) Big Data
2 136 (26.31%) NoSQL
3 97 (18.76%) Hadoop
4 72 (13.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 49 (9.48%) MongoDB
6 42 (8.12%) Apache Hive
7 35 (6.77%) HBase
8 29 (5.61%) Redis
9 28 (5.42%) SQL Server
10 26 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (4.84%) Relational Database
12 24 (4.64%) MySQL
13 23 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (4.26%) Data Lake
15 18 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 17 (3.29%) Apache Accumulo
16 17 (3.29%) Impala
16 17 (3.29%) RDBMS
17 15 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
18 14 (2.71%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 118 (22.82%) Jenkins
2 102 (19.73%) Git (software)
3 51 (9.86%) GitLab
3 51 (9.86%) JIRA
4 28 (5.42%) Bitbucket
5 26 (5.03%) Artifactory
6 24 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 21 (4.06%) JUnit
8 20 (3.87%) Maven
9 17 (3.29%) SonarQube
10 13 (2.51%) Gradle
11 11 (2.13%) CircleCI
12 10 (1.93%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.55%) Mockito
14 6 (1.16%) gulp
15 5 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.97%) ERwin
15 5 (0.97%) Selenium
16 4 (0.77%) Liquibase
16 4 (0.77%) Spock
General
1 120 (23.21%) Finance
2 65 (12.57%) Banking
3 18 (3.48%) Front Office
4 17 (3.29%) Marketing
4 17 (3.29%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.71%) Aerospace
7 13 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.93%) Retail
9 9 (1.74%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.16%) Electronics
10 6 (1.16%) Games
11 3 (0.58%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.19%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (51.64%) Developer
2 130 (25.15%) Java Developer
3 72 (13.93%) Data Engineer
4 45 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (8.32%) Senior Developer
6 42 (8.12%) Architect
7 35 (6.77%) Big Data Engineer
8 28 (5.42%) Python Developer
9 25 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
10 24 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
11 23 (4.45%) Scala Developer
12 21 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (3.87%) Software Engineer
14 19 (3.68%) Administrator
14 19 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
15 17 (3.29%) AWS Developer
15 17 (3.29%) Data Architect
15 17 (3.29%) Python Engineer
15 17 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (3.09%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (21.08%) Spring
2 80 (15.47%) Spring Boot
3 63 (12.19%) Node.js
4 61 (11.80%) RESTful
5 58 (11.22%) HTML
6 47 (9.09%) REST
7 42 (8.12%) RabbitMQ
8 40 (7.74%) .NET
9 32 (6.19%) Web Services
10 30 (5.80%) React
11 28 (5.42%) Akka
11 28 (5.42%) AngularJS
12 27 (5.22%) Apache NiFi
12 27 (5.22%) HTML5
13 26 (5.03%) Spring Security
14 24 (4.64%) CSS
14 24 (4.64%) JAAS
15 23 (4.45%) Guice
16 22 (4.26%) JSON
17 20 (3.87%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.06%) Cloud Native
3 19 (3.68%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (2.90%) PKI
6 14 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 12 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.13%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.55%) User Experience
11 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.16%) Market Risk
13 5 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.77%) Blog
14 4 (0.77%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.77%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.99%) Linux
2 23 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (3.87%) CentOS
4 17 (3.29%) Android
5 16 (3.09%) Windows
6 15 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.51%) Unix
8 6 (1.16%) Debian
8 6 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.97%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (33.66%) Microservices
3 131 (25.34%) DevOps
4 95 (18.38%) Scrum
5 89 (17.21%) Software Engineering
6 69 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (12.57%) TDD
8 61 (11.80%) Open Source
9 58 (11.22%) Data Science
10 50 (9.67%) Computer Science
11 49 (9.48%) Infrastructure as Code
12 47 (9.09%) Analytics
12 47 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 42 (8.12%) BDD
14 41 (7.93%) SDLC
15 39 (7.54%) ETL
15 39 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
16 38 (7.35%) Machine Learning
17 37 (7.16%) Kanban
18 36 (6.96%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 286 (55.32%) Java
2 170 (32.88%) Python
3 133 (25.73%) Scala
4 119 (23.02%) SQL
5 89 (17.21%) JavaScript
6 88 (17.02%) Java 8
7 45 (8.70%) C#
8 42 (8.12%) Go
9 34 (6.58%) Kotlin
10 21 (4.06%) Bash Shell
10 21 (4.06%) Perl
11 18 (3.48%) Ruby
12 17 (3.29%) TypeScript
13 13 (2.51%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.32%) Groovy
14 12 (2.32%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.74%) PHP
17 8 (1.55%) Haskell
18 7 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.77%) Degree
2 35 (6.77%) DV Cleared
3 27 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.71%) Master's Degree
5 10 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) CCNA
9 2 (0.39%) CCNP
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.39%) SANS
9 2 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CSPO
10 1 (0.19%) MBA
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.29%) QA
2 7 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.35%) MiFID
3 2 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 220 (42.55%) Docker
2 26 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.64%) HDFS
4 17 (3.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.77%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.58%) NFS
7 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.39%) zsh
Systems Management
1 156 (30.17%) Kubernetes
2 102 (19.73%) Terraform
3 63 (12.19%) Ansible
4 32 (6.19%) Prometheus
5 22 (4.26%) Zipkin
6 15 (2.90%) Puppet
7 12 (2.32%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (1.74%) Oozie
9 8 (1.55%) logstash
10 7 (1.35%) Mesos
11 6 (1.16%) Grafana
11 6 (1.16%) Kibana
11 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.77%) linkerd
13 3 (0.58%) Consul
13 3 (0.58%) Marathon
14 2 (0.39%) Ambari
14 2 (0.39%) Graphite
14 2 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.35%) StreamSets
3 32 (6.19%) Databricks
4 30 (5.80%) Oracle
5 28 (5.42%) Cloudera
6 25 (4.84%) Google
7 24 (4.64%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.09%) VMware
9 15 (2.90%) Confluent
10 13 (2.51%) Hortonworks
10 13 (2.51%) SAP
11 12 (2.32%) MuleSoft
12 11 (2.13%) IBM
13 10 (1.93%) Splunk
14 9 (1.74%) Tableau
15 8 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.16%) Informatica
17 5 (0.97%) Bloomberg
17 5 (0.97%) Veracode
17 5 (0.97%) Xamarin