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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 516 555
Rank change year-on-year +257 +39  
Contract jobs citing Kafka 393 104 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.82% 0.72% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 87 47
Median daily rate £537 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £353 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £671 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Kafka is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13914 14379 14025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.08% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37601 39969 35323
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 501 637
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.22 £16.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +178 305 £550 - 76
South East +70 49 £481 +13.23% 13
Midlands +29 14 £475 +11.76% 1
North of England +70 12 £424 -13.07% 27
North West +32 10 £424 -13.07% 7
East of England - 9 £550 - 8
East Midlands -4 8 £475 +11.76%
West Midlands - 4 £500 - 1
South West -10 3 £438 +34.61% 3
Yorkshire +19 2 - - 20
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 436 (61.93%) Java
2 366 (51.99%) Hadoop
3 326 (46.31%) Big Data
4 312 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
5 310 (44.03%) Apache Spark
6 244 (34.66%) Docker
7 219 (31.11%) Scala
8 213 (30.26%) DevOps
9 210 (29.83%) Python
10 189 (26.85%) Linux
11 186 (26.42%) TDD
12 185 (26.28%) Apache Cassandra
13 179 (25.43%) Amazon AWS
14 162 (23.01%) Microservices
15 156 (22.16%) Elasticsearch
16 153 (21.73%) Apache Hive
17 147 (20.88%) Git (software)
17 147 (20.88%) Spring
18 139 (19.74%) Jenkins
19 131 (18.61%) HBase
20 127 (18.04%) NoSQL
21 126 (17.90%) Apache
22 125 (17.76%) Finance
23 117 (16.62%) REST
24 116 (16.48%) BDD
25 113 (16.05%) HDFS
26 111 (15.77%) Akka
27 108 (15.34%) SQL
28 93 (13.21%) Banking
28 93 (13.21%) Ansible

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
1 310 (44.03%) Apache Spark
2 156 (22.16%) Elasticsearch
3 126 (17.90%) Apache
4 52 (7.39%) Apache Solr
5 33 (4.69%) Apache Pig
6 24 (3.41%) Confluence
7 23 (3.27%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.13%) NServiceBus
9 13 (1.85%) nginx
10 8 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.57%) IIS
12 4 (0.57%) WordPress
13 3 (0.43%) GemFire
13 3 (0.43%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
14 2 (0.28%) JBoss
14 2 (0.28%) Lightstreamer
14 2 (0.28%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.43%) SPSS
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 179 (25.43%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.97%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (5.54%) GitHub
5 32 (4.55%) Amazon EMR
6 25 (3.55%) Twilio
7 21 (2.98%) Amazon S3
8 19 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
9 15 (2.13%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.14%) PaaS
13 6 (0.85%) Akamai
13 6 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.71%) IaaS
14 5 (0.71%) SaaS
15 3 (0.43%) Loggly
15 3 (0.43%) Quay.io
15 3 (0.43%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.82%) HTTP
2 31 (4.40%) Kerberos
3 21 (2.98%) LDAP
4 17 (2.41%) Internet
5 13 (1.85%) DNS
6 10 (1.42%) Firewall
7 9 (1.28%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.14%) SSL
9 5 (0.71%) ICMP
10 3 (0.43%) SNMP
10 3 (0.43%) SSH
10 3 (0.43%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.28%) Intranet
11 2 (0.28%) VPN
12 1 (0.14%) AMQP
12 1 (0.14%) Network Security
12 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (51.99%) Hadoop
2 326 (46.31%) Big Data
3 185 (26.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 153 (21.73%) Apache Hive
5 131 (18.61%) HBase
6 127 (18.04%) NoSQL
7 80 (11.36%) MongoDB
8 64 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (6.96%) MySQL
10 45 (6.39%) SQL Server
11 42 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (5.82%) Relational Database
13 31 (4.40%) Impala
14 28 (3.98%) RDBMS
15 27 (3.84%) Sqoop
16 26 (3.69%) Neo4j
17 23 (3.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (2.98%) Redis
19 18 (2.56%) Apache Zeppelin
20 13 (1.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 147 (20.88%) Git (software)
2 139 (19.74%) Jenkins
3 90 (12.78%) Maven
4 46 (6.53%) JIRA
5 40 (5.68%) Cucumber
6 26 (3.69%) Subversion
7 21 (2.98%) Mockito
7 21 (2.98%) Selenium
8 20 (2.84%) JUnit
9 18 (2.56%) Gradle
9 18 (2.56%) SpecFlow
10 16 (2.27%) TeamCity
11 15 (2.13%) GitLab
12 14 (1.99%) WebDriver
13 13 (1.85%) IntelliJ
14 10 (1.42%) CasperJS
14 10 (1.42%) PhantomJS
15 9 (1.28%) Artifactory
15 9 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
16 8 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 125 (17.76%) Finance
2 93 (13.21%) Banking
3 27 (3.84%) Investment Banking
4 25 (3.55%) Front Office
5 18 (2.56%) Retail
6 17 (2.41%) Marketing
7 13 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.42%) Games
9 5 (0.71%) Electronics
9 5 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Law
10 3 (0.43%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (50.14%) Developer
2 208 (29.55%) Java Developer
3 93 (13.21%) Data Engineer
4 87 (12.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 82 (11.65%) Big Data Developer
6 80 (11.36%) Scala Developer
7 69 (9.80%) Big Data Engineer
8 51 (7.24%) AWS Engineer
9 48 (6.82%) Hadoop Developer
10 47 (6.68%) Architect
11 43 (6.11%) Senior Developer
12 39 (5.54%) AWS DevOps
13 38 (5.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 35 (4.97%) Hadoop Engineer
14 35 (4.97%) Java Engineer
15 34 (4.83%) Java Scala Developer
16 31 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
17 26 (3.69%) Agile Developer
17 26 (3.69%) Apache Spark Developer
17 26 (3.69%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (20.88%) Spring
2 117 (16.62%) REST
3 111 (15.77%) Akka
4 93 (13.21%) Spring Boot
5 70 (9.94%) Elastic Stack
6 69 (9.80%) RabbitMQ
7 66 (9.38%) Web Services
8 65 (9.23%) Node.js
9 51 (7.24%) RESTful
10 44 (6.25%) JSON
11 39 (5.54%) AngularJS
11 39 (5.54%) HTML
12 37 (5.26%) Apache Avro
12 37 (5.26%) Hibernate
13 35 (4.97%) Spark Streaming
14 34 (4.83%) Apache Camel
14 34 (4.83%) Play Framework
15 31 (4.40%) .NET
15 31 (4.40%) ActiveMQ
16 30 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.52%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (7.24%) Algorithms
3 28 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.98%) Fintech
4 21 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
5 19 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.28%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.14%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.14%) EPoS
9 8 (1.14%) Equities
9 8 (1.14%) Market Risk
10 7 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.71%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 189 (26.85%) Linux
2 76 (10.80%) Unix
3 33 (4.69%) Windows
4 27 (3.84%) CentOS
5 25 (3.55%) Ubuntu
6 16 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.85%) CoreOS
8 6 (0.85%) Fedora
9 5 (0.71%) Android
9 5 (0.71%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (30.26%) DevOps
3 186 (26.42%) TDD
4 162 (23.01%) Microservices
5 116 (16.48%) BDD
6 88 (12.50%) Scrum
7 84 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (11.51%) Software Engineering
9 70 (9.94%) Analytics
10 69 (9.80%) Test Automation
11 67 (9.52%) Open Source
12 64 (9.09%) ETL
13 60 (8.52%) MapReduce
14 59 (8.38%) Machine Learning
15 54 (7.67%) E-Commerce
16 46 (6.53%) Pair Programming
17 41 (5.82%) CQRS
18 35 (4.97%) Continuous Delivery
19 33 (4.69%) Continuous Deployment
20 31 (4.40%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 436 (61.93%) Java
2 219 (31.11%) Scala
3 210 (29.83%) Python
4 108 (15.34%) SQL
5 88 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 77 (10.94%) Bash Shell
7 43 (6.11%) C#
8 35 (4.97%) Ruby
9 33 (4.69%) R
10 32 (4.55%) Go
11 29 (4.12%) Perl
12 23 (3.27%) Shell Script
13 19 (2.70%) C++
14 14 (1.99%) Groovy
15 12 (1.70%) PHP
15 12 (1.70%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.42%) XPath
17 8 (1.14%) Clojure
18 7 (0.99%) ES6
19 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (5.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.69%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.41%) Degree
4 7 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.57%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.43%) PhD
7 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.14%) CCIE
8 1 (0.14%) CFA
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.56%) QA
2 9 (1.28%) MiFID
3 6 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) EMIR
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 244 (34.66%) Docker
2 113 (16.05%) HDFS
3 77 (10.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 65 (9.23%) Apache Flume
5 14 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.99%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.85%) LXC
8 4 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.43%) etcd
9 3 (0.43%) flannel
10 2 (0.28%) Snort
10 2 (0.28%) vSphere
11 1 (0.14%) KVM
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 93 (13.21%) Ansible
2 89 (12.64%) Hadoop YARN
3 78 (11.08%) Puppet
4 76 (10.80%) Kubernetes
5 52 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (5.82%) Terraform
7 39 (5.54%) Kibana
8 36 (5.11%) Mesos
9 32 (4.55%) logstash
10 24 (3.41%) Nagios
11 23 (3.27%) Grafana
12 20 (2.84%) Oozie
13 16 (2.27%) Marathon
14 13 (1.85%) OpenAM
15 10 (1.42%) Rancher
16 8 (1.14%) Ambari
17 7 (0.99%) Prometheus
18 6 (0.85%) FreeIPA
19 5 (0.71%) Graphite
19 5 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.97%) Oracle
3 40 (5.68%) Cloudera
4 30 (4.26%) IBM
5 27 (3.84%) Splunk
6 26 (3.69%) Hortonworks
7 15 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.70%) Google
9 10 (1.42%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.28%) VMware
11 8 (1.14%) SAP
11 8 (1.14%) Talend
12 6 (0.85%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.71%) Reuters
13 5 (0.71%) Sybase
14 4 (0.57%) Tableau
14 4 (0.57%) Teradata
14 4 (0.57%) TIBCO
15 3 (0.43%) Informatica
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Rate: Negotiable/Excellent Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Rate: Negotiable/Excellent Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Peopleworks
Rate: From £37 to £37 per hour £37 Per Hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
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Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
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West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
Talent International
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London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
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