Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 169 126
Rank change year-on-year +63 -43 +27
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,305 557 1,721
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.31% 1.66% 2.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.64% 5.32% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 393 1,320
10th Percentile £450 £413 £450
25th Percentile £500 £469 £510
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £650 £638 £645
90th Percentile £721 £675 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £54.53 £43.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +26.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £54.53 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year +26.09% - -

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 17,091 10,473 27,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.20% 31.13% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,375 7,556 19,275
10th Percentile £356 £338 £345
25th Percentile £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 89 240
10th Percentile £15.45 £20.71 £17.49
25th Percentile £27.50 £30.86 £27.19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
75th Percentile £56.56 £61.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £66.15 £66.55 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.74
% change year-on-year - +0.58% +7.77%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +27 1,000 £600 +6.43% 290
North of England -14 75 £525 +5.00% 59
South East +3 66 £479 +9.43% 23
South West +7 38 £487 -25.14% 29
North West -9 38 £513 -1.20% 35
East of England -5 23 £563 +21.62% 12
Yorkshire -33 21 £481 -2.78% 18
Midlands -21 17 £438 -14.63% 19
North East +13 16 £620 - 6
West Midlands -28 11 £438 -14.63% 16
East Midlands - 3 £410 - 3
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 787 (60.31%) Java
2 567 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
3 527 (40.38%) Microservices
4 479 (36.70%) Kubernetes
5 416 (31.88%) DevOps
6 403 (30.88%) AWS
7 376 (28.81%) Python
8 368 (28.20%) Azure
9 366 (28.05%) Docker
10 360 (27.59%) SQL
11 345 (26.44%) Apache Spark
12 313 (23.98%) Finance
13 309 (23.68%) Spring
14 281 (21.53%) Jenkins
15 273 (20.92%) Git (software)
16 267 (20.46%) Big Data
17 264 (20.23%) Software Engineering
18 261 (20.00%) Spring Boot
19 255 (19.54%) Banking
20 233 (17.85%) Scala
21 229 (17.55%) NoSQL
22 228 (17.47%) TDD
23 219 (16.78%) Hadoop
24 201 (15.40%) Social Skills
25 192 (14.71%) MongoDB
26 183 (14.02%) Analytics
27 171 (13.10%) Linux
28 165 (12.64%) Terraform
29 153 (11.72%) GCP
30 152 (11.65%) Test Automation

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
1 345 (26.44%) Apache Spark
2 138 (10.57%) Apache
3 110 (8.43%) Apache Airflow
4 80 (6.13%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (3.37%) Confluence
6 28 (2.15%) nginx
7 27 (2.07%) Luigi
8 21 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
10 14 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (1.07%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.07%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.77%) Apache Pig
11 10 (0.77%) Mule
11 10 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.69%) Apache Pulsar
12 9 (0.69%) JBoss
13 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.46%) SAS
14 5 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.077%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.077%) Magento
2 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.077%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.077%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 403 (30.88%) AWS
2 368 (28.20%) Azure
3 153 (11.72%) GCP
4 144 (11.03%) Serverless
5 82 (6.28%) GitHub
6 62 (4.75%) Azure Functions
7 60 (4.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 53 (4.06%) Amazon S3
9 43 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
9 43 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
10 42 (3.22%) PaaS
11 38 (2.91%) Power Platform
12 33 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
12 33 (2.53%) Snowflake
13 29 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (2.07%) IaaS
15 26 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
15 26 (1.99%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 24 (1.84%) SaaS
17 23 (1.76%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.83%) HTTP
2 25 (1.92%) SSL
3 17 (1.30%) AMQP
4 15 (1.15%) Firewall
5 9 (0.69%) DNS
5 9 (0.69%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.61%) VPN
7 7 (0.54%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.54%) SSH
8 6 (0.46%) Internet
8 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.38%) DHCP
9 5 (0.38%) FTP
9 5 (0.38%) IPv4
9 5 (0.38%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (0.38%) SMPP
9 5 (0.38%) SMS
9 5 (0.38%) SMTP
9 5 (0.38%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (20.46%) Big Data
2 229 (17.55%) NoSQL
3 219 (16.78%) Hadoop
4 192 (14.71%) MongoDB
5 140 (10.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 113 (8.66%) Apache Hive
7 94 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
8 86 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
9 83 (6.36%) Relational Database
10 74 (5.67%) HBase
11 68 (5.21%) Data Lake
12 59 (4.52%) SQL Server
13 54 (4.14%) Redis
14 50 (3.83%) Flink
15 48 (3.68%) MySQL
16 39 (2.99%) Hazelcast
17 37 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
18 36 (2.76%) BigQuery
18 36 (2.76%) Metadata
18 36 (2.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 281 (21.53%) Jenkins
2 273 (20.92%) Git (software)
3 100 (7.66%) JIRA
4 98 (7.51%) Maven
5 60 (4.60%) GitLab
6 41 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 40 (3.07%) Artifactory
8 37 (2.84%) Cucumber
9 32 (2.45%) JUnit
10 31 (2.38%) Gradle
10 31 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.99%) webpack
12 24 (1.84%) Mockito
13 21 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 20 (1.53%) JMeter
15 18 (1.38%) Cypress.io
15 18 (1.38%) Mocha
15 18 (1.38%) Selenium
16 14 (1.07%) IBM UrbanCode
16 14 (1.07%) SonarQube
General
1 313 (23.98%) Finance
2 255 (19.54%) Banking
3 201 (15.40%) Social Skills
4 106 (8.12%) Investment Banking
5 103 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (5.82%) Front Office
7 44 (3.37%) Public Sector
8 34 (2.61%) Marketing
9 30 (2.30%) Retail
9 30 (2.30%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
11 25 (1.92%) Electronics
12 24 (1.84%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.23%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
15 9 (0.69%) Back Office
16 8 (0.61%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.46%) French Language
17 6 (0.46%) Law
18 5 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 569 (43.60%) Developer
2 350 (26.82%) Java Developer
3 220 (16.86%) Data Engineer
4 116 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 104 (7.97%) Architect
6 101 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 85 (6.51%) Software Engineer
8 83 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 59 (4.52%) Java Engineer
10 55 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
11 47 (3.60%) Scala Developer
12 43 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
13 38 (2.91%) AWS Engineer
13 38 (2.91%) Big Data Engineer
14 37 (2.84%) C# Developer
14 37 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
14 37 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
15 35 (2.68%) Data Architect
16 34 (2.61%) Python Engineer
17 26 (1.99%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (23.68%) Spring
2 261 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 144 (11.03%) React
4 140 (10.73%) REST
5 117 (8.97%) AngularJS
6 92 (7.05%) Node.js
7 87 (6.67%) .NET
8 85 (6.51%) RESTful
9 80 (6.13%) HTML
10 72 (5.52%) Apache NiFi
11 71 (5.44%) Web Services
12 66 (5.06%) Spark Streaming
13 62 (4.75%) GraphQL
14 59 (4.52%) JSON
14 59 (4.52%) RabbitMQ
15 57 (4.37%) Akka
16 46 (3.52%) HTML5
17 40 (3.07%) .NET Core
17 40 (3.07%) JMS
17 40 (3.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.98%) Data Structures
2 56 (4.29%) Algorithms
3 55 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 55 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (3.98%) Cloud Native
5 37 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.07%) User Experience
7 25 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 23 (1.76%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.53%) iPad
10 19 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.38%) Grid Computing
12 16 (1.23%) Market Risk
13 15 (1.15%) Equities
13 15 (1.15%) SWIFT
14 14 (1.07%) Data Centre
15 13 (1.00%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (0.84%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 171 (13.10%) Linux
2 64 (4.90%) Unix
3 35 (2.68%) Windows
4 23 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.84%) CentOS
6 9 (0.69%) Debian
6 9 (0.69%) VMS
7 6 (0.46%) Android
7 6 (0.46%) CoreOS
7 6 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.38%) AIX
8 5 (0.38%) zOS
9 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.077%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.077%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (40.38%) Microservices
3 416 (31.88%) DevOps
4 264 (20.23%) Software Engineering
5 228 (17.47%) TDD
6 183 (14.02%) Analytics
7 152 (11.65%) Test Automation
8 148 (11.34%) Scrum
9 147 (11.26%) Data Pipeline
10 128 (9.81%) Data Engineering
11 117 (8.97%) BDD
12 106 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
13 100 (7.66%) Computer Science
14 95 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
14 95 (7.28%) Data Modelling
15 94 (7.20%) Event-Driven
16 92 (7.05%) SDLC
17 91 (6.97%) OO
18 86 (6.59%) Open Source
19 84 (6.44%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 787 (60.31%) Java
2 376 (28.81%) Python
3 360 (27.59%) SQL
4 233 (17.85%) Scala
5 145 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 107 (8.20%) Java 8
7 84 (6.44%) C#
8 66 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 65 (4.98%) Java 11
10 59 (4.52%) TypeScript
11 42 (3.22%) Go
12 41 (3.14%) C++
12 41 (3.14%) PL/SQL
13 40 (3.07%) Perl
14 36 (2.76%) Kotlin
15 33 (2.53%) C
16 32 (2.45%) PowerShell
17 29 (2.22%) Shell Script
18 27 (2.07%) Groovy
19 16 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 122 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 100 (7.66%) Degree
4 59 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.00%) ISEB
7 9 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.077%) CCA
10 1 (0.077%) CFA
10 1 (0.077%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.077%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.30%) QA
2 36 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.00%) Accessibility
4 10 (0.77%) SLA
5 5 (0.38%) ISO 20022
5 5 (0.38%) MiFID
6 4 (0.31%) GDPR
7 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.077%) EMIR
9 1 (0.077%) PSD2
9 1 (0.077%) TARGET2
System Software
1 366 (28.05%) Docker
2 43 (3.30%) HDFS
3 29 (2.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 13 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.92%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.54%) Platform Symphony
7 6 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.23%) iptables
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 479 (36.70%) Kubernetes
2 165 (12.64%) Terraform
3 85 (6.51%) Ansible
4 50 (3.83%) Grafana
5 48 (3.68%) Kibana
6 40 (3.07%) Prometheus
7 29 (2.22%) Istio
8 28 (2.15%) logstash
9 24 (1.84%) Oozie
10 23 (1.76%) Rancher
11 22 (1.69%) Fluentd
12 20 (1.53%) Consul
13 19 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (1.30%) Puppet
15 16 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
16 9 (0.69%) Nagios
17 6 (0.46%) Kubeflow
18 5 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
18 5 (0.38%) Bosun
18 5 (0.38%) VictorOps
Vendors
1 142 (10.88%) Oracle
2 115 (8.81%) Databricks
3 73 (5.59%) Google
3 73 (5.59%) Microsoft
4 69 (5.29%) Cloudera
5 53 (4.06%) Splunk
6 47 (3.60%) IBM
7 44 (3.37%) Confluent
8 34 (2.61%) AppDynamics
9 28 (2.15%) Atlassian
9 28 (2.15%) SAP
10 26 (1.99%) Informatica
11 19 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.30%) StreamSets
13 16 (1.23%) Dynatrace
14 15 (1.15%) VMware
15 14 (1.07%) Hortonworks
16 12 (0.92%) New Relic
17 11 (0.84%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.84%) Solace