Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 151 308
Rank change year-on-year +26 +157 +299
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,693 1,608 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 1.75% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.22% 5.16% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,272 1,185 508
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year -21.35% - -

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 27,230 31,133 27,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.71% 33.84% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,215 22,072 18,896
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £342 £319 £306
90th Percentile £650 £631 £614
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £445
% change year-on-year +4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 334 356
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.26 £41.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +2.13% +10.33%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.25 £17.88
90th Percentile £60.00 £61.75 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +10.00%

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 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 June 2019. 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 +39 1,228 £563 - 89
South East -54 190 £500 - 5
North of England -11 130 £500 +8.11% 7
Yorkshire -9 80 £475 - 4
South West +27 76 £575 +9.52% 6
North West +39 49 £550 +4.76% 2
Midlands +41 44 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +37 27 £440 +10.00% 1
East of England -1 24 £500 +2.56% 2
West Midlands +14 16 £450 -18.18% 2
North East +3 1 £588 +46.88% 1
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 876 (51.74%) Java
2 797 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (39.87%) Amazon AWS
4 646 (38.16%) Big Data
5 596 (35.20%) Apache Spark
6 587 (34.67%) Docker
7 578 (34.14%) Python
8 548 (32.37%) Microservices
9 531 (31.36%) Hadoop
10 501 (29.59%) DevOps
11 479 (28.29%) Kubernetes
12 447 (26.40%) Jenkins
13 435 (25.69%) SQL
14 425 (25.10%) Linux
15 403 (23.80%) Git (software)
16 396 (23.39%) TDD
17 365 (21.56%) NoSQL
18 359 (21.20%) Scala
19 348 (20.56%) Spring
20 339 (20.02%) Finance
21 292 (17.25%) MongoDB
22 287 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
23 285 (16.83%) JavaScript
24 272 (16.07%) Apache Hive
25 257 (15.18%) Java 8
26 249 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
27 246 (14.53%) Terraform
28 244 (14.41%) Ansible
29 241 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
30 231 (13.64%) Scrum

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
1 596 (35.20%) Apache Spark
2 177 (10.45%) Elasticsearch
3 171 (10.10%) Apache
4 71 (4.19%) Confluence
5 56 (3.31%) Apache Airflow
6 33 (1.95%) Apache Solr
7 23 (1.36%) Luigi
8 18 (1.06%) SAS
9 17 (1.00%) Apache Pig
9 17 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.77%) Jupyter
12 11 (0.65%) nginx
13 9 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
14 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.41%) Mule
15 7 (0.41%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.24%) Drupal
16 4 (0.24%) JBoss
16 4 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.12%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 675 (39.87%) Amazon AWS
2 287 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 211 (12.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 161 (9.51%) Amazon S3
5 155 (9.16%) Serverless
6 124 (7.32%) Amazon Kinesis
7 120 (7.09%) AWS Lambda
8 104 (6.14%) GitHub
9 86 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
10 80 (4.73%) Amazon EMR
11 72 (4.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 65 (3.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 64 (3.78%) OpenShift
14 59 (3.48%) Amazon SQS
15 48 (2.84%) PaaS
16 46 (2.72%) Amazon EKS
17 41 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
18 37 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 27 (1.59%) Amazon Glacier
20 26 (1.54%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.42%) HTTP
2 29 (1.71%) Kerberos
3 25 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.30%) DNS
5 20 (1.18%) AMQP
5 20 (1.18%) Internet
6 19 (1.12%) FTP
6 19 (1.12%) SSL
7 16 (0.95%) MQTT
8 11 (0.65%) VPN
9 7 (0.41%) Firewall
10 5 (0.30%) DSL
11 3 (0.18%) BGP
11 3 (0.18%) MPLS
11 3 (0.18%) Multicast
11 3 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.18%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.12%) 4G
12 2 (0.12%) 5G
12 2 (0.12%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (38.16%) Big Data
2 531 (31.36%) Hadoop
3 365 (21.56%) NoSQL
4 292 (17.25%) MongoDB
5 272 (16.07%) Apache Hive
6 249 (14.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 194 (11.46%) HBase
8 193 (11.40%) PostgreSQL
9 162 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
10 108 (6.38%) MySQL
11 102 (6.02%) Relational Database
12 94 (5.55%) Data Lake
13 86 (5.08%) Redis
14 84 (4.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 81 (4.78%) Amazon Redshift
16 70 (4.13%) Impala
16 70 (4.13%) SQL Server
17 68 (4.02%) Amazon RDS
18 55 (3.25%) Sqoop
19 48 (2.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 447 (26.40%) Jenkins
2 403 (23.80%) Git (software)
3 165 (9.75%) JIRA
4 90 (5.32%) Maven
5 82 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 74 (4.37%) GitLab
7 60 (3.54%) CircleCI
7 60 (3.54%) JUnit
8 58 (3.43%) Gradle
9 46 (2.72%) SonarQube
10 45 (2.66%) Artifactory
11 39 (2.30%) Selenium
12 37 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 35 (2.07%) Cucumber
14 33 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
15 31 (1.83%) gulp
15 31 (1.83%) Mockito
16 29 (1.71%) Bitbucket
17 25 (1.48%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.24%) Vagrant
General
1 339 (20.02%) Finance
2 181 (10.69%) Banking
3 64 (3.78%) Retail
4 40 (2.36%) Legal
5 36 (2.13%) Marketing
6 34 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.71%) Front Office
8 20 (1.18%) Games
8 20 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.06%) Advertising
10 11 (0.65%) Publishing
11 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.53%) Law
12 7 (0.41%) Automotive
13 5 (0.30%) Back Office
13 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.12%) Electronics
16 1 (0.059%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.059%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 725 (42.82%) Developer
2 391 (23.10%) Java Developer
3 341 (20.14%) Data Engineer
4 182 (10.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 160 (9.45%) Architect
6 157 (9.27%) Big Data Engineer
7 106 (6.26%) AWS Engineer
8 93 (5.49%) Senior Developer
9 78 (4.61%) Hadoop Engineer
10 75 (4.43%) Big Data Developer
11 67 (3.96%) Scala Developer
12 66 (3.90%) Java Engineer
12 66 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
13 62 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
14 54 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
15 53 (3.13%) AWS Developer
15 53 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
16 51 (3.01%) Data Architect
17 47 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
18 46 (2.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (20.56%) Spring
2 222 (13.11%) Spring Boot
3 214 (12.64%) REST
4 187 (11.05%) RabbitMQ
5 185 (10.93%) Node.js
6 152 (8.98%) Web Services
7 142 (8.39%) RESTful
8 141 (8.33%) .NET
9 128 (7.56%) JSON
10 126 (7.44%) React
11 104 (6.14%) AngularJS
12 90 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
13 81 (4.78%) SOAP
14 80 (4.73%) HTML
15 79 (4.67%) XML
16 76 (4.49%) CSS
17 70 (4.13%) Apache NiFi
18 68 (4.02%) Spark Streaming
19 67 (3.96%) Apache Avro
20 66 (3.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 116 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
2 95 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.13%) Data Structures
4 67 (3.96%) Algorithms
5 41 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.24%) Cloud Native
7 32 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
8 31 (1.83%) User Experience
9 29 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.36%) Derivative
12 21 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.18%) Equities
13 20 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.83%) Replication
16 11 (0.65%) Device Driver
17 10 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
17 10 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 425 (25.10%) Linux
2 103 (6.08%) Unix
3 69 (4.08%) Windows
4 48 (2.84%) CentOS
5 24 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.36%) Android
7 21 (1.24%) CoreOS
8 14 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.59%) VMS
10 4 (0.24%) Solaris
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.18%) Fedora
12 2 (0.12%) SUSE
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.12%) zOS
13 1 (0.059%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (32.37%) Microservices
3 501 (29.59%) DevOps
4 396 (23.39%) TDD
5 241 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
6 231 (13.64%) Scrum
7 219 (12.94%) Software Engineering
8 197 (11.64%) Analytics
9 181 (10.69%) BDD
10 174 (10.28%) Data Science
11 171 (10.10%) Data Modelling
12 149 (8.80%) Machine Learning
13 145 (8.56%) ETL
14 138 (8.15%) OO
15 133 (7.86%) Open Source
16 130 (7.68%) Test Automation
17 112 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
18 110 (6.50%) Computer Science
18 110 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
19 104 (6.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 876 (51.74%) Java
2 578 (34.14%) Python
3 435 (25.69%) SQL
4 359 (21.20%) Scala
5 285 (16.83%) JavaScript
6 257 (15.18%) Java 8
7 127 (7.50%) Bash Shell
8 97 (5.73%) Go
9 85 (5.02%) C#
10 71 (4.19%) Ruby
11 68 (4.02%) C++
12 42 (2.48%) Groovy
13 38 (2.24%) R
13 38 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.24%) TypeScript
14 32 (1.89%) PHP
15 30 (1.77%) Clojure
16 28 (1.65%) ES6
16 28 (1.65%) Kotlin
17 25 (1.48%) C
Qualifications
1 112 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 104 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 96 (5.67%) Degree
4 28 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 27 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (0.41%) PhD
8 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.30%) CISMP
9 5 (0.30%) CISSP
9 5 (0.30%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.24%) CISA
10 4 (0.24%) CISM
10 4 (0.24%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.12%) ISEB
13 1 (0.059%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.84%) Data Quality
2 25 (1.48%) QA
3 16 (0.95%) GDPR
4 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.18%) IFRS
5 3 (0.18%) PSD2
6 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.12%) MiFID
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.059%) EMIR
7 1 (0.059%) NIST
7 1 (0.059%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 587 (34.67%) Docker
2 100 (5.91%) Apache Flume
3 99 (5.85%) HDFS
4 43 (2.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.30%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.18%) OpenDJ
8 3 (0.18%) Squid
9 2 (0.12%) KVM
9 2 (0.12%) LXC
9 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.059%) etcd
10 1 (0.059%) iptables
10 1 (0.059%) Varnish
10 1 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.059%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 479 (28.29%) Kubernetes
2 246 (14.53%) Terraform
3 244 (14.41%) Ansible
4 134 (7.91%) Puppet
5 84 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
6 77 (4.55%) Hadoop YARN
7 73 (4.31%) Oozie
8 44 (2.60%) Grafana
9 43 (2.54%) logstash
10 39 (2.30%) Kibana
11 36 (2.13%) Mesos
12 33 (1.95%) Marathon
13 29 (1.71%) Consul
13 29 (1.71%) Prometheus
14 27 (1.59%) Nagios
15 20 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (0.95%) ZABBIX
17 15 (0.89%) Graphite
18 11 (0.65%) Icinga
19 10 (0.59%) linkerd
Vendors
1 122 (7.21%) Google
2 117 (6.91%) Oracle
3 93 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 83 (4.90%) Cloudera
5 59 (3.48%) Hortonworks
6 58 (3.43%) Informatica
7 51 (3.01%) IBM
7 51 (3.01%) SAP
8 46 (2.72%) Talend
9 45 (2.66%) Splunk
10 41 (2.42%) Red Hat
11 37 (2.19%) IBM Sterling
11 37 (2.19%) Tableau
12 33 (1.95%) Atlassian
13 31 (1.83%) MuleSoft
14 25 (1.48%) hybris
15 22 (1.30%) SaltStack
15 22 (1.30%) Veracode
16 20 (1.18%) MapR
17 19 (1.12%) New Relic