Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 114 167
Rank change year-on-year +8 +53 -13
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,694 715 1,092
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.46% 2.16% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.67% 7.05% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,135 545 825
10th Percentile £462 £386 £425
25th Percentile £525 £438 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +11.82% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £650
90th Percentile £788 £693 £713
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £560
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.25% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.29% -23.91% -
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +64.29% -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 19,536 10,149 19,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 28.33% 30.63% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,510 7,300 14,257
10th Percentile £381 £313 £333
25th Percentile £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +2.04%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £480 £490
% change year-on-year +14.58% -2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 114 183
10th Percentile £20.99 £24.30 £16.44
25th Percentile £36.54 £32.61 £31.25
Median hourly rate £50.88 £46.21 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.10% +0.45% +9.93%
75th Percentile £66.63 £57.88 £53.00
90th Percentile £77.21 £62.02 £78.75
UK median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +13.89% -2.17% +9.73%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 +7 1,254 £640 +16.36% 296
North of England +31 138 £550 +15.79% 47
South East -15 83 £563 +40.63% 33
Yorkshire +22 66 £575 +23.79% 14
North West -1 63 £550 +22.22% 22
South West -33 48 £525 +16.67% 23
Midlands -34 39 £500 +25.00% 16
West Midlands -35 32 £500 +25.00% 9
East of England -54 12 £475 -9.52% 20
North East +3 9 £500 -4.76% 11
East Midlands -29 7 £550 +57.14% 6
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 903 (53.31%) Java
2 718 (42.38%) Kubernetes
3 713 (42.09%) AWS
4 635 (37.49%) Microservices
5 573 (33.83%) Docker
6 563 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
7 542 (32.00%) DevOps
8 435 (25.68%) Python
9 417 (24.62%) SQL
10 411 (24.26%) Jenkins
11 408 (24.09%) Apache Spark
12 397 (23.44%) Azure
13 343 (20.25%) Finance
14 309 (18.24%) Big Data
15 305 (18.00%) MongoDB
16 300 (17.71%) Software Engineering
17 297 (17.53%) Terraform
18 288 (17.00%) Spring
19 287 (16.94%) NoSQL
19 287 (16.94%) Social Skills
20 265 (15.64%) TDD
21 260 (15.35%) Hadoop
22 257 (15.17%) Spring Boot
23 247 (14.58%) GCP
24 243 (14.34%) Git (software)
25 237 (13.99%) Scala
26 217 (12.81%) Banking
27 216 (12.75%) PostgreSQL
28 213 (12.57%) Linux
29 194 (11.45%) Analytics

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
1 408 (24.09%) Apache Spark
2 110 (6.49%) Apache
3 83 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
4 81 (4.78%) Apache Airflow
5 46 (2.72%) Confluence
6 43 (2.54%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.42%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.24%) Luigi
9 19 (1.12%) Camunda
9 19 (1.12%) nginx
10 18 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.65%) GemFire
12 9 (0.53%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (0.47%) Apache Pulsar
13 8 (0.47%) Jetty
13 8 (0.47%) SAS
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
14 7 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.059%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.059%) SPSS
2 1 (0.059%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 6 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.059%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 713 (42.09%) AWS
2 397 (23.44%) Azure
3 247 (14.58%) GCP
4 150 (8.85%) GitHub
5 148 (8.74%) Serverless
6 114 (6.73%) Amazon S3
7 78 (4.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 72 (4.25%) OpenShift
9 71 (4.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 70 (4.13%) PaaS
11 67 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
12 54 (3.19%) Azure Functions
13 53 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
14 50 (2.95%) Azure Data Factory
15 47 (2.77%) Amazon EKS
16 44 (2.60%) Power Platform
17 43 (2.54%) Snowflake
18 41 (2.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 34 (2.01%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 34 (2.01%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.84%) HTTP
2 29 (1.71%) MQTT
3 24 (1.42%) Network Security
4 22 (1.30%) DNS
5 18 (1.06%) HTTPS
6 17 (1.00%) SSL
7 15 (0.89%) WAN
8 9 (0.53%) Internet
9 7 (0.41%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.35%) Firewall
11 5 (0.30%) IPFS
12 4 (0.24%) AMQP
12 4 (0.24%) SAN
13 3 (0.18%) FTP
13 3 (0.18%) MPLS
13 3 (0.18%) VPN
14 2 (0.12%) SD-WAN
14 2 (0.12%) SNMP
15 1 (0.059%) 4G
15 1 (0.059%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (18.24%) Big Data
2 305 (18.00%) MongoDB
3 287 (16.94%) NoSQL
4 260 (15.35%) Hadoop
5 216 (12.75%) PostgreSQL
6 174 (10.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 144 (8.50%) Data Warehouse
8 115 (6.79%) Amazon Redshift
9 114 (6.73%) Relational Database
10 108 (6.38%) Redis
11 104 (6.14%) Data Lake
12 99 (5.84%) Apache Hive
13 95 (5.61%) HBase
14 81 (4.78%) MySQL
15 75 (4.43%) Flink
16 74 (4.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 66 (3.90%) SQL Server
18 63 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
18 63 (3.72%) RDBMS
19 58 (3.42%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 411 (24.26%) Jenkins
2 243 (14.34%) Git (software)
3 158 (9.33%) Maven
4 157 (9.27%) Gradle
5 120 (7.08%) JIRA
6 84 (4.96%) TeamCity
7 72 (4.25%) GitLab
8 60 (3.54%) JUnit
9 54 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 49 (2.89%) JMeter
11 44 (2.60%) Mockito
12 42 (2.48%) Cucumber
13 36 (2.13%) SonarQube
14 35 (2.07%) Artifactory
15 31 (1.83%) Bitbucket
16 27 (1.59%) Gatling
17 23 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 23 (1.36%) Selenium
17 23 (1.36%) Spinnaker
18 20 (1.18%) CircleCI
General
1 343 (20.25%) Finance
2 287 (16.94%) Social Skills
3 217 (12.81%) Banking
4 106 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 66 (3.90%) Retail
7 62 (3.66%) Public Sector
8 56 (3.31%) Marketing
9 44 (2.60%) Presentation Skills
10 39 (2.30%) Games
11 34 (2.01%) Financial Institution
12 32 (1.89%) Telecoms
13 30 (1.77%) Legal
14 28 (1.65%) Front Office
15 20 (1.18%) Electronics
16 19 (1.12%) Manufacturing
17 12 (0.71%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.59%) Publishing
19 8 (0.47%) Law
20 7 (0.41%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 612 (36.13%) Developer
2 343 (20.25%) Java Developer
3 277 (16.35%) Data Engineer
4 195 (11.51%) Architect
5 161 (9.50%) Java Engineer
6 116 (6.85%) Senior Developer
7 106 (6.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 105 (6.20%) Senior Java Engineer
8 105 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
9 103 (6.08%) Software Engineer
10 96 (5.67%) AWS Engineer
11 74 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
12 69 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
13 62 (3.66%) Data Architect
14 46 (2.72%) Full Stack Developer
15 45 (2.66%) Senior Software Engineer
16 44 (2.60%) Scala Developer
17 40 (2.36%) Azure Engineer
18 36 (2.13%) Senior Data Engineer
19 34 (2.01%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (17.00%) Spring
2 257 (15.17%) Spring Boot
3 186 (10.98%) REST
4 125 (7.38%) Node.js
5 122 (7.20%) React
6 97 (5.73%) AngularJS
6 97 (5.73%) RESTful
7 85 (5.02%) .NET
8 84 (4.96%) gRPC
9 75 (4.43%) Spark Streaming
10 73 (4.31%) HTML
11 71 (4.19%) Web Services
12 63 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
13 60 (3.54%) JSON
14 59 (3.48%) GraphQL
15 57 (3.36%) ActiveMQ
16 55 (3.25%) CSS
16 55 (3.25%) Elastic Stack
17 51 (3.01%) Akka
18 50 (2.95%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.79%) Cloud Native
2 79 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (3.25%) Algorithms
4 51 (3.01%) Data Structures
5 49 (2.89%) Public Cloud
6 36 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 36 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.71%) iPad
7 29 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (1.53%) Legacy Systems
9 25 (1.48%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.12%) Reference Data
12 17 (1.00%) Legacy Applications
13 16 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 14 (0.83%) User Experience
15 12 (0.71%) Equities
16 11 (0.65%) N-Tier
17 10 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 213 (12.57%) Linux
2 82 (4.84%) Unix
3 39 (2.30%) Windows
4 20 (1.18%) Mac OS X
5 17 (1.00%) Debian
6 11 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.47%) VMS
8 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.18%) Android
9 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.12%) AIX
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.12%) zOS
11 1 (0.059%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (37.49%) Microservices
2 563 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 542 (32.00%) DevOps
4 300 (17.71%) Software Engineering
5 265 (15.64%) TDD
6 194 (11.45%) Analytics
7 193 (11.39%) Test Automation
8 182 (10.74%) BDD
9 178 (10.51%) Scrum
10 169 (9.98%) Event-Driven
11 157 (9.27%) Data Engineering
11 157 (9.27%) Data Pipeline
12 156 (9.21%) ETL
13 150 (8.85%) Data Modelling
14 148 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
15 141 (8.32%) Open Source
16 136 (8.03%) SDLC
17 130 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
18 117 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
19 114 (6.73%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 903 (53.31%) Java
2 435 (25.68%) Python
3 417 (24.62%) SQL
4 237 (13.99%) Scala
5 177 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 111 (6.55%) Bash
7 87 (5.14%) Java 8
8 82 (4.84%) C#
9 76 (4.49%) Java 11
10 71 (4.19%) Go
11 62 (3.66%) TypeScript
12 45 (2.66%) Groovy
13 44 (2.60%) Shell Script
14 43 (2.54%) Kotlin
15 42 (2.48%) C++
15 42 (2.48%) PowerShell
16 27 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.24%) Perl
18 20 (1.18%) R
19 17 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 116 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.37%) Degree
4 37 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.24%) AWS Certification
7 12 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.30%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.18%) FFIEC
10 2 (0.12%) OCP
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.12%) PhD
10 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.12%) PMP
10 2 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.059%) CCNA
11 1 (0.059%) CCNP
11 1 (0.059%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.059%) ISEB
11 1 (0.059%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.07%) QA
2 57 (3.36%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.24%) GDPR
4 13 (0.77%) SLA
5 9 (0.53%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.24%) Accessibility
7 3 (0.18%) GLBA
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 15022
7 3 (0.18%) NCSC
7 3 (0.18%) NIST
7 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.12%) SEPA
9 1 (0.059%) MiFID
9 1 (0.059%) TARGET2
System Software
1 573 (33.83%) Docker
2 50 (2.95%) HDFS
3 42 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (0.83%) vCloud
5 13 (0.77%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.59%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.41%) OpenAM
8 6 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.12%) Ceph
10 1 (0.059%) KVM
10 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.059%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 718 (42.38%) Kubernetes
2 297 (17.53%) Terraform
3 151 (8.91%) Ansible
4 137 (8.09%) Grafana
5 98 (5.79%) Prometheus
6 73 (4.31%) Kibana
7 40 (2.36%) Istio
8 36 (2.13%) Puppet
9 34 (2.01%) logstash
10 28 (1.65%) Consul
11 22 (1.30%) Oozie
11 22 (1.30%) ZABBIX
12 20 (1.18%) Fluentd
12 20 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (1.06%) Bosun
14 16 (0.94%) Rancher
15 14 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
15 14 (0.83%) HAProxy
16 13 (0.77%) VictorOps
17 11 (0.65%) Graphite
Vendors
1 132 (7.79%) Oracle
2 124 (7.32%) Databricks
3 100 (5.90%) Google
4 97 (5.73%) Microsoft
5 58 (3.42%) Cloudera
5 58 (3.42%) Confluent
6 54 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 49 (2.89%) Splunk
8 46 (2.72%) Informatica
9 40 (2.36%) MuleSoft
10 36 (2.13%) Talend
11 35 (2.07%) IBM
12 29 (1.71%) StreamSets
13 26 (1.53%) VMware
14 23 (1.36%) SAP
15 22 (1.30%) Ab Initio
15 22 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
16 20 (1.18%) MapR
17 14 (0.83%) CA
17 14 (0.83%) CyberArk