Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 161 153
Rank change year-on-year +36 -8 +62
Contract jobs citing Kafka 618 1,264 1,773
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.02% 1.69% 1.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.47% 5.53% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 1,005 1,320
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £363 £425 £413
90th Percentile £694 £725 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +21.62%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +21.62%

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 9,545 22,845 33,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.16% 30.62% 35.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,445 15,985 23,906
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £478 £490 £475
% change year-on-year -2.45% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 239 289
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25.12 £17.44 £17.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £78.75 £57.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.20% +3.75%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +10 502 £550 -8.33% 185
North of England +76 28 £475 - 57
South East +84 20 £350 -33.33% 27
South West +94 18 £450 -25.00% 12
North West +76 15 £500 +2.56% 19
East of England +73 10 £513 +2.50% 7
North East +41 7 £525 -10.64% 13
Yorkshire +18 6 £454 -4.42% 25
Midlands +58 5 £350 -30.00% 7
West Midlands +51 4 £350 -30.00% 3
East Midlands +32 1 £350 -33.33% 4
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 344 (55.66%) Java
2 243 (39.32%) Microservices
3 226 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
4 203 (32.85%) Docker
5 192 (31.07%) AWS
6 185 (29.94%) Finance
6 185 (29.94%) Kubernetes
7 179 (28.96%) Python
8 152 (24.60%) Jenkins
9 139 (22.49%) Azure
9 139 (22.49%) Spring Boot
10 137 (22.17%) SQL
11 136 (22.01%) Spring
12 127 (20.55%) DevOps
13 125 (20.23%) Big Data
14 115 (18.61%) Linux
15 112 (18.12%) Git (software)
16 111 (17.96%) Apache Spark
17 108 (17.48%) JavaScript
18 106 (17.15%) Banking
19 98 (15.86%) NoSQL
19 98 (15.86%) Terraform
20 91 (14.72%) Hadoop
20 91 (14.72%) Software Engineering
21 84 (13.59%) Scala
22 80 (12.94%) TDD
23 77 (12.46%) Scrum
24 74 (11.97%) Apache Cassandra
25 72 (11.65%) Java 8
26 66 (10.68%) Open Source

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
1 111 (17.96%) Apache Spark
2 48 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (4.85%) Apache
4 23 (3.72%) Confluence
5 15 (2.43%) Apache Airflow
6 14 (2.27%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.81%) nginx
9 3 (0.49%) CICS
10 2 (0.32%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.32%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.32%) Luigi
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.16%) Camunda
11 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) JBoss
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) RMDS
1 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.65%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 192 (31.07%) AWS
2 139 (22.49%) Azure
3 59 (9.55%) GCP
4 44 (7.12%) Serverless
5 30 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (4.85%) Amazon EKS
6 21 (3.40%) Apigee
6 21 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (3.24%) Amazon Kinesis
8 18 (2.91%) GitHub
9 16 (2.59%) Amazon ECS
9 16 (2.59%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (2.43%) Amazon S3
10 15 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (2.43%) PaaS
11 13 (2.10%) SaaS
12 11 (1.78%) Kong
12 11 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (1.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (1.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.94%) Firewall
2 11 (1.78%) Internet
3 9 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.97%) HTTP
5 5 (0.81%) BGP
5 5 (0.81%) MPLS
5 5 (0.81%) SNMP
6 4 (0.65%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.65%) SSL
7 3 (0.49%) DNS
8 2 (0.32%) DSL
8 2 (0.32%) FTP
9 1 (0.16%) 2G
9 1 (0.16%) AMQP
9 1 (0.16%) SSH
9 1 (0.16%) VPN
9 1 (0.16%) WebEx
9 1 (0.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (20.23%) Big Data
2 98 (15.86%) NoSQL
3 91 (14.72%) Hadoop
4 74 (11.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 57 (9.22%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (7.93%) MongoDB
8 35 (5.66%) SQL Server
9 34 (5.50%) Relational Database
10 30 (4.85%) Apache Hive
11 27 (4.37%) Data Lake
12 24 (3.88%) MySQL
12 24 (3.88%) Redis
13 22 (3.56%) HBase
14 21 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 19 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (2.27%) Hazelcast
16 14 (2.27%) RDBMS
17 13 (2.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 12 (1.94%) Flink
Development Applications
1 152 (24.60%) Jenkins
2 112 (18.12%) Git (software)
3 62 (10.03%) GitLab
4 37 (5.99%) Maven
5 36 (5.83%) JIRA
6 34 (5.50%) Artifactory
7 21 (3.40%) Cucumber
7 21 (3.40%) Gradle
8 19 (3.07%) JUnit
9 15 (2.43%) Bitbucket
9 15 (2.43%) Selenium
9 15 (2.43%) SonarQube
10 13 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.94%) gulp
12 8 (1.29%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.97%) Mockito
15 5 (0.81%) Hudson
15 5 (0.81%) JMeter
16 4 (0.65%) NUnit
General
1 185 (29.94%) Finance
2 106 (17.15%) Banking
3 33 (5.34%) Front Office
4 32 (5.18%) Marketing
5 29 (4.69%) Public Sector
6 27 (4.37%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.24%) Electronics
8 18 (2.91%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.75%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.46%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.46%) Retail
11 5 (0.81%) Games
12 4 (0.65%) Advertising
12 4 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 293 (47.41%) Developer
2 140 (22.65%) Java Developer
3 67 (10.84%) Architect
3 67 (10.84%) Data Engineer
4 43 (6.96%) Senior Developer
5 41 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
7 34 (5.50%) Java Engineer
8 32 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (4.85%) Python Developer
10 27 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
11 22 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
11 22 (3.56%) Data Architect
12 18 (2.91%) Azure Developer
12 18 (2.91%) Big Data Engineer
12 18 (2.91%) Senior DevOps
12 18 (2.91%) Software Engineer
13 17 (2.75%) Azure Engineer
14 16 (2.59%) AWS Developer
14 16 (2.59%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (22.49%) Spring Boot
2 136 (22.01%) Spring
3 62 (10.03%) REST
4 61 (9.87%) HTML
5 50 (8.09%) React
6 46 (7.44%) .NET
6 46 (7.44%) AngularJS
7 45 (7.28%) Web Services
8 41 (6.63%) RabbitMQ
9 39 (6.31%) RESTful
10 37 (5.99%) Elastic Stack
11 36 (5.83%) Node.js
12 34 (5.50%) HTML5
13 32 (5.18%) JSON
14 26 (4.21%) CSS
14 26 (4.21%) GraphQL
15 23 (3.72%) Swagger
16 21 (3.40%) Apache NiFi
17 20 (3.24%) Akka
17 20 (3.24%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (3.88%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
5 17 (2.75%) Data Structures
5 17 (2.75%) DataPower
5 17 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.59%) Cloud Native
7 11 (1.78%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.29%) Clustering
9 8 (1.29%) Derivative
9 8 (1.29%) User Experience
10 6 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.65%) Equities
11 4 (0.65%) FMCG
11 4 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 115 (18.61%) Linux
2 20 (3.24%) Windows
3 16 (2.59%) Unix
4 15 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.29%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.97%) CentOS
7 5 (0.81%) Android
7 5 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.65%) Debian
9 3 (0.49%) Fedora
10 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (39.32%) Microservices
2 226 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (20.55%) DevOps
4 91 (14.72%) Software Engineering
5 80 (12.94%) TDD
6 77 (12.46%) Scrum
7 66 (10.68%) Open Source
8 62 (10.03%) Data Science
9 61 (9.87%) Test Automation
10 60 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (8.09%) Infrastructure as Code
13 44 (7.12%) Machine Learning
14 40 (6.47%) Computer Science
14 40 (6.47%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 40 (6.47%) OO
15 39 (6.31%) BDD
15 39 (6.31%) Multithreading
16 37 (5.99%) Data Architecture
16 37 (5.99%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 344 (55.66%) Java
2 179 (28.96%) Python
3 137 (22.17%) SQL
4 108 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 84 (13.59%) Scala
6 72 (11.65%) Java 8
7 59 (9.55%) C#
8 42 (6.80%) Go
9 41 (6.63%) Bash Shell
10 40 (6.47%) Perl
11 35 (5.66%) Kotlin
12 18 (2.91%) TypeScript
13 16 (2.59%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.43%) C++
15 13 (2.10%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.94%) Haskell
16 12 (1.94%) PHP
17 10 (1.62%) Ruby
18 8 (1.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 50 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.66%) Degree
4 20 (3.24%) Master's Degree
5 18 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (0.97%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.24%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.13%) MiFID
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) NIST
4 2 (0.32%) WCAG
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) SEPA
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) TARGET2
System Software
1 203 (32.85%) Docker
2 25 (4.05%) HDFS
3 14 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (1.94%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.81%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.49%) NFS
7 2 (0.32%) etcd
7 2 (0.32%) Varnish
7 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.32%) zsh
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 185 (29.94%) Kubernetes
2 98 (15.86%) Terraform
3 66 (10.68%) Ansible
4 32 (5.18%) Prometheus
5 26 (4.21%) Grafana
6 22 (3.56%) Puppet
7 20 (3.24%) Kibana
8 17 (2.75%) logstash
9 16 (2.59%) Istio
10 15 (2.43%) Consul
11 14 (2.27%) Fluentd
12 13 (2.10%) Rancher
13 11 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (1.29%) Netcool
15 6 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.97%) Mesos
15 6 (0.97%) Salt
16 5 (0.81%) Rundeck
17 4 (0.65%) Oozie
18 3 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 49 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.63%) Databricks
2 41 (6.63%) Oracle
3 33 (5.34%) Splunk
4 30 (4.85%) Confluent
5 26 (4.21%) StreamSets
6 23 (3.72%) AppDynamics
7 22 (3.56%) Red Hat
8 21 (3.40%) SAP
9 19 (3.07%) Google
10 18 (2.91%) IBM
11 14 (2.27%) Cloudera
11 14 (2.27%) Hortonworks
12 11 (1.78%) Informatica
13 10 (1.62%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.46%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.29%) Ab Initio
15 8 (1.29%) TIBCO
15 8 (1.29%) VMware