Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 171 128
Rank change year-on-year +64 -43 +43
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,050 695 1,726
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.31% 1.57% 2.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.58% 5.15% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 495 1,276
10th Percentile £425 £415 £425
25th Percentile £494 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £638 £638 £638
90th Percentile £706 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +2.27% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £56.50 £46.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +22.83% - -
UK median hourly rate £56.50 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year +22.83% - -

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 13,856 13,495 27,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.43% 30.46% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,016 9,680 19,913
10th Percentile £347 £340 £338
25th Percentile £413 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 121 236
10th Percentile £21.93 £20.50 £17.75
25th Percentile £31.88 £32.75 £30.38
Median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.53% +6.31%
75th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £65.63 £66.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £46.41 £44.18
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.04% +5.19%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 +24 765 £575 - 244
North of England +8 61 £525 +7.69% 35
South East +54 60 £475 +11.76% 32
South West +51 54 £475 -15.71% 25
North West +29 40 £519 -4.60% 21
East of England +34 25 £525 +37.25% 23
Midlands +14 16 £405 -19.00% 19
Yorkshire -17 12 £475 -2.56% 10
North East +27 9 £598 +70.71% 4
West Midlands +8 8 £400 -20.00% 13
East Midlands - 5 £410 - 6
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 624 (59.43%) Java
2 480 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 415 (39.52%) Microservices
4 369 (35.14%) Kubernetes
5 337 (32.10%) AWS
6 327 (31.14%) Python
7 318 (30.29%) DevOps
8 301 (28.67%) Docker
9 279 (26.57%) Apache Spark
10 276 (26.29%) Azure
11 265 (25.24%) SQL
12 256 (24.38%) Spring
13 252 (24.00%) Finance
14 238 (22.67%) Big Data
15 226 (21.52%) Software Engineering
16 222 (21.14%) Banking
17 220 (20.95%) Git (software)
18 216 (20.57%) Spring Boot
19 200 (19.05%) Scala
20 198 (18.86%) Jenkins
21 191 (18.19%) TDD
22 164 (15.62%) NoSQL
23 163 (15.52%) Linux
24 162 (15.43%) Hadoop
25 146 (13.90%) Security Cleared
26 142 (13.52%) Apache
27 138 (13.14%) Terraform
27 138 (13.14%) Analytics
28 134 (12.76%) SC Cleared
29 132 (12.57%) MongoDB

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
1 279 (26.57%) Apache Spark
2 142 (13.52%) Apache
3 89 (8.48%) Apache Airflow
4 60 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (3.90%) Confluence
6 16 (1.52%) nginx
6 16 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
6 16 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.14%) JBoss
8 9 (0.86%) Luigi
8 9 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.57%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.57%) Camunda
12 5 (0.48%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.38%) Mule
13 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.19%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.19%) Salerio
3 1 (0.095%) Magento
3 1 (0.095%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.095%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.095%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 337 (32.10%) AWS
2 276 (26.29%) Azure
3 109 (10.38%) Serverless
4 96 (9.14%) GCP
5 56 (5.33%) Amazon S3
6 45 (4.29%) GitHub
7 38 (3.62%) Amazon Kinesis
8 36 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
10 32 (3.05%) Power Platform
11 31 (2.95%) Amazon EKS
11 31 (2.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 31 (2.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 27 (2.57%) Amazon EMR
12 27 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 26 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 25 (2.38%) Azure Functions
15 23 (2.19%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 23 (2.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.00%) HTTP
2 17 (1.62%) SSL
3 11 (1.05%) Internet
4 10 (0.95%) Kerberos
5 9 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.57%) DNS
6 6 (0.57%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.48%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (0.48%) SMPP
7 5 (0.48%) SMS
7 5 (0.48%) SS7
7 5 (0.48%) VPN
8 4 (0.38%) Network Security
8 4 (0.38%) SMTP
9 3 (0.29%) Firewall
9 3 (0.29%) FTP
9 3 (0.29%) VoIP
10 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.19%) RTMP
11 1 (0.095%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (22.67%) Big Data
2 164 (15.62%) NoSQL
3 162 (15.43%) Hadoop
4 132 (12.57%) MongoDB
5 115 (10.95%) Apache Hive
6 107 (10.19%) PostgreSQL
7 103 (9.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 80 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
9 73 (6.95%) HBase
10 65 (6.19%) Relational Database
11 64 (6.10%) Data Lake
12 58 (5.52%) SQL Server
13 47 (4.48%) Snowflake Schema
14 45 (4.29%) Amazon RDS
15 40 (3.81%) Flink
16 38 (3.62%) Redis
17 34 (3.24%) Hazelcast
18 32 (3.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 31 (2.95%) MySQL
20 30 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 220 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 198 (18.86%) Jenkins
3 74 (7.05%) JIRA
4 67 (6.38%) Maven
5 60 (5.71%) GitLab
6 34 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 32 (3.05%) Artifactory
8 30 (2.86%) Gradle
9 24 (2.29%) SonarQube
10 23 (2.19%) TeamCity
11 21 (2.00%) Cucumber
12 19 (1.81%) JUnit
13 14 (1.33%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.14%) gulp
14 12 (1.14%) Subversion
15 11 (1.05%) Selenium
16 10 (0.95%) Mercurial
16 10 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 252 (24.00%) Finance
2 222 (21.14%) Banking
3 122 (11.62%) Social Skills
4 107 (10.19%) Investment Banking
5 83 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (7.81%) Front Office
7 41 (3.90%) Public Sector
8 29 (2.76%) Telecoms
9 28 (2.67%) Marketing
10 26 (2.48%) Manufacturing
11 23 (2.19%) Electronics
12 14 (1.33%) Retail
12 14 (1.33%) Retail Banking
13 13 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (0.76%) Back Office
15 7 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.57%) French Language
16 6 (0.57%) Law
17 5 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
18 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 492 (46.86%) Developer
2 300 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 185 (17.62%) Data Engineer
4 105 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 86 (8.19%) Software Engineer
6 71 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 67 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 62 (5.90%) Architect
9 52 (4.95%) Java Engineer
10 45 (4.29%) Python Engineer
11 43 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
12 39 (3.71%) AWS Engineer
13 37 (3.52%) Scala Developer
14 35 (3.33%) Big Data Engineer
15 31 (2.95%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
16 30 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
17 29 (2.76%) .NET Developer
18 28 (2.67%) C# Developer
19 26 (2.48%) Azure Engineer
19 26 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (24.38%) Spring
2 216 (20.57%) Spring Boot
3 121 (11.52%) REST
4 109 (10.38%) React
5 81 (7.71%) AngularJS
6 77 (7.33%) Apache NiFi
6 77 (7.33%) Node.js
7 74 (7.05%) .NET
8 73 (6.95%) Web Services
9 70 (6.67%) RESTful
10 68 (6.48%) HTML
11 67 (6.38%) RabbitMQ
12 50 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
13 49 (4.67%) GraphQL
13 49 (4.67%) JSON
13 49 (4.67%) Spark Streaming
14 40 (3.81%) HTML5
15 36 (3.43%) .NET Core
15 36 (3.43%) Akka
16 35 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.43%) Data Structures
2 50 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 43 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 42 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (3.14%) Cloud Native
7 19 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.71%) Fixed Income
8 18 (1.71%) iPad
9 17 (1.62%) Derivative
9 17 (1.62%) SWIFT
9 17 (1.62%) User Experience
10 16 (1.52%) Grid Computing
11 15 (1.43%) Equities
12 14 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
12 14 (1.33%) Market Risk
13 13 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
14 11 (1.05%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 163 (15.52%) Linux
2 60 (5.71%) Unix
3 20 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (1.81%) Windows
5 10 (0.95%) CentOS
6 8 (0.76%) Android
7 4 (0.38%) CoreOS
7 4 (0.38%) Debian
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.29%) VMS
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (39.52%) Microservices
3 318 (30.29%) DevOps
4 226 (21.52%) Software Engineering
5 191 (18.19%) TDD
6 138 (13.14%) Analytics
7 123 (11.71%) Test Automation
8 112 (10.67%) Data Pipeline
9 110 (10.48%) Scrum
10 101 (9.62%) Data Engineering
11 98 (9.33%) BDD
12 85 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
13 80 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (7.52%) ETL
15 69 (6.57%) Computer Science
15 69 (6.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 64 (6.10%) Multithreading
17 63 (6.00%) Data Modelling
17 63 (6.00%) SDLC
18 62 (5.90%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 624 (59.43%) Java
2 327 (31.14%) Python
3 265 (25.24%) SQL
4 200 (19.05%) Scala
5 123 (11.71%) JavaScript
6 100 (9.52%) Java 8
7 60 (5.71%) C#
8 48 (4.57%) Bash Shell
9 46 (4.38%) TypeScript
10 45 (4.29%) Go
11 38 (3.62%) PL/SQL
12 35 (3.33%) C
12 35 (3.33%) C++
13 30 (2.86%) Kotlin
13 30 (2.86%) Perl
14 23 (2.19%) Shell Script
15 22 (2.10%) Groovy
16 16 (1.52%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.14%) Haskell
18 11 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 134 (12.76%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.90%) Degree
4 45 (4.29%) DV Cleared
5 36 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.86%) AWS Certification
6 9 (0.86%) ISEB
7 8 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.29%) PhD
9 1 (0.095%) CFA
9 1 (0.095%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.095%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.05%) QA
2 13 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.95%) SLA
4 6 (0.57%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.38%) GDPR
5 4 (0.38%) MiFID
5 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) WCAG
7 1 (0.095%) SEPA
7 1 (0.095%) TARGET2
System Software
1 301 (28.67%) Docker
2 46 (4.38%) HDFS
3 32 (3.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 17 (1.62%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.48%) Platform Symphony
6 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.19%) KVM
8 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 369 (35.14%) Kubernetes
2 138 (13.14%) Terraform
3 77 (7.33%) Ansible
4 42 (4.00%) Kibana
5 40 (3.81%) Grafana
6 35 (3.33%) Prometheus
7 31 (2.95%) Oozie
8 28 (2.67%) logstash
9 27 (2.57%) Istio
10 23 (2.19%) Rancher
11 22 (2.10%) Consul
12 21 (2.00%) Fluentd
12 21 (2.00%) Hadoop YARN
12 21 (2.00%) Puppet
13 17 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.38%) Nagios
15 3 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.29%) Kubeflow
16 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
16 2 (0.19%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 118 (11.24%) Oracle
2 70 (6.67%) Google
3 68 (6.48%) Databricks
4 58 (5.52%) Microsoft
5 48 (4.57%) Splunk
6 46 (4.38%) Cloudera
7 39 (3.71%) Confluent
8 34 (3.24%) AppDynamics
9 33 (3.14%) IBM
10 30 (2.86%) SAP
11 28 (2.67%) Atlassian
12 20 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.33%) Hortonworks
14 12 (1.14%) Solace
14 12 (1.14%) VMware
15 11 (1.05%) StreamSets
16 10 (0.95%) Informatica
16 10 (0.95%) MapR
17 8 (0.76%) MEDITECH
17 8 (0.76%) New Relic