Period
to

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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 98 109 168
Rank change year-on-year +11 +59 -34
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,855 1,384 500
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.55% 2.35% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.52% 7.81% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,319 892 343
10th Percentile £500 £438 £413
25th Percentile £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £582 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.64% +5.86% -1.79%
75th Percentile £743 £663 £638
90th Percentile £814 £725 £685
UK median daily rate £638 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +10.87% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
10th Percentile £60.95 £49.14 £38.57
25th Percentile £65.00 £51.90 £39.81
Median hourly rate £73.50 £56.50 £43.25
Median % change year-on-year +30.09% +30.64% -
75th Percentile £77.00 £57.16 £45.31
90th Percentile £78.05 £57.55 £45.72
UK median hourly rate £73.50 £56.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +30.09% +30.64% -

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 19,477 17,721 9,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 26.79% 30.04% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,464 12,812 6,686
10th Percentile £405 £363 £330
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £594
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £565 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +10.78% +2.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 178 86
10th Percentile £19.73 £16.06 £20.63
25th Percentile £37.94 £27.63 £30.31
Median hourly rate £59.50 £48.27 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.28% +7.26% -4.43%
75th Percentile £67.50 £62.95 £57.88
90th Percentile £76.89 £70.30 £67.38
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £47.88 £45.00
% change year-on-year +23.24% +6.39% -

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London +10 1,401 £667 +11.17% 208
North of England +17 128 £600 +14.29% 25
South East +27 125 £583 +17.97% 26
North West +16 85 £600 +20.00% 12
East of England +21 46 £563 +4.65% 11
Midlands -20 33 £513 +17.14% 13
South West -28 32 £550 +10.40% 16
Yorkshire -24 23 £650 +30.00% 12
North East -7 20 £650 +4.84% 1
West Midlands -20 18 £498 +13.71% 6
East Midlands +7 15 £556 +11.25% 7
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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 1,067 (57.52%) Java
2 841 (45.34%) Agile
3 829 (44.69%) Kubernetes
4 786 (42.37%) AWS
5 690 (37.20%) Microservices
6 585 (31.54%) Docker
7 562 (30.30%) DevOps
8 558 (30.08%) Python
9 516 (27.82%) CI/CD
10 475 (25.61%) Azure
11 468 (25.23%) Finance
12 465 (25.07%) Software Engineering
13 370 (19.95%) SQL
14 352 (18.98%) Linux
15 342 (18.44%) Apache Spark
16 338 (18.22%) Terraform
17 327 (17.63%) TDD
18 314 (16.93%) Spring
19 308 (16.60%) Jenkins
20 299 (16.12%) Test Automation
21 296 (15.96%) Event-Driven
22 285 (15.36%) Spring Boot
23 271 (14.61%) Social Skills
24 269 (14.50%) Big Data
25 260 (14.02%) Git (software)
26 253 (13.64%) GCP
27 251 (13.53%) Scala
28 248 (13.37%) React
29 235 (12.67%) MongoDB
30 231 (12.45%) JavaScript

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
1 342 (18.44%) Apache Spark
2 180 (9.70%) Apache
3 149 (8.03%) Confluence
4 90 (4.85%) nginx
5 75 (4.04%) Apache Airflow
6 32 (1.73%) OpenStack
7 28 (1.51%) Apache Solr
8 25 (1.35%) Apache Pig
9 21 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.75%) Jupyter
10 14 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.65%) JBoss
11 12 (0.65%) SharePoint
12 10 (0.54%) Apache Pulsar
13 9 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
13 9 (0.49%) Luigi
13 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.38%) Camunda
14 7 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.32%) assyst
4 5 (0.27%) Bloomberg AIM
5 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.054%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.054%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.054%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.054%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 786 (42.37%) AWS
2 475 (25.61%) Azure
3 253 (13.64%) GCP
4 198 (10.67%) Serverless
5 133 (7.17%) OpenShift
6 122 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
7 115 (6.20%) GitHub
8 85 (4.58%) PaaS
9 83 (4.47%) Amazon S3
10 82 (4.42%) Amazon EKS
11 76 (4.10%) Azure AKS
12 72 (3.88%) Amazon Kinesis
13 61 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
13 61 (3.29%) Azure Data Factory
14 54 (2.91%) SaaS
15 52 (2.80%) Azure DevOps
16 48 (2.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 45 (2.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 42 (2.26%) Amazon MSK
19 37 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.10%) IPv4
2 26 (1.40%) DNS
3 25 (1.35%) MQTT
4 24 (1.29%) HTTP
5 23 (1.24%) SSL
6 22 (1.19%) Internet
7 15 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.65%) DHCP
9 11 (0.59%) ATM
9 11 (0.59%) SSH
10 10 (0.54%) Firewall
10 10 (0.54%) FTP
10 10 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.38%) IPsec
12 6 (0.32%) Calico
13 5 (0.27%) AMQP
13 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.16%) Network Security
15 2 (0.11%) PuTTY
15 2 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (14.50%) Big Data
2 235 (12.67%) MongoDB
3 187 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
4 184 (9.92%) NoSQL
5 144 (7.76%) Hadoop
6 125 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
7 123 (6.63%) Relational Database
8 114 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
9 105 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 105 (5.66%) SQL Server
10 95 (5.12%) Data Lake
11 74 (3.99%) Redis
12 71 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
13 69 (3.72%) MySQL
14 67 (3.61%) DynamoDB
15 56 (3.02%) RDBMS
16 52 (2.80%) Flink
17 50 (2.70%) Apache Hive
18 41 (2.21%) Metadata
19 36 (1.94%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 308 (16.60%) Jenkins
2 260 (14.02%) Git (software)
3 189 (10.19%) JIRA
4 158 (8.52%) GitLab
5 142 (7.65%) Maven
6 113 (6.09%) Gradle
7 72 (3.88%) Mockito
8 63 (3.40%) JUnit
9 51 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 35 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 30 (1.62%) Artifactory
12 29 (1.56%) Spinnaker
13 27 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 25 (1.35%) PowerDesigner
15 22 (1.19%) SonarQube
16 20 (1.08%) CircleCI
17 19 (1.02%) Subversion
18 16 (0.86%) Cucumber
19 15 (0.81%) Postman
20 14 (0.75%) MLflow
General
1 468 (25.23%) Finance
2 271 (14.61%) Social Skills
3 179 (9.65%) Banking
4 126 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
5 117 (6.31%) Public Sector
6 67 (3.61%) Front Office
7 57 (3.07%) Retail
8 42 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 37 (1.99%) Telecoms
10 36 (1.94%) Financial Institution
10 36 (1.94%) Presentation Skills
11 29 (1.56%) Games
12 26 (1.40%) Marketing
13 25 (1.35%) Legal
13 25 (1.35%) Publishing
14 20 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (0.75%) Back Office
16 14 (0.75%) Law
17 10 (0.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 780 (42.05%) Developer
2 443 (23.88%) Java Developer
3 242 (13.05%) Data Engineer
4 194 (10.46%) Architect
5 185 (9.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 173 (9.33%) Senior Developer
7 171 (9.22%) Software Engineer
8 156 (8.41%) Java Engineer
9 128 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
10 122 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
11 87 (4.69%) Data Architect
12 81 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
13 68 (3.67%) AWS Software Engineer
14 60 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
15 59 (3.18%) Cloud Engineer
15 59 (3.18%) Java Software Engineer
16 58 (3.13%) AWS Developer
17 52 (2.80%) Big Data Engineer
17 52 (2.80%) Senior Data Engineer
18 47 (2.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (16.93%) Spring
2 285 (15.36%) Spring Boot
3 248 (13.37%) React
4 190 (10.24%) REST
5 160 (8.63%) RESTful
6 155 (8.36%) Node.js
7 128 (6.90%) .NET
8 120 (6.47%) RabbitMQ
9 93 (5.01%) GraphQL
10 88 (4.74%) HTML
11 87 (4.69%) ActiveMQ
12 82 (4.42%) Web Services
13 78 (4.20%) AngularJS
14 75 (4.04%) JSON
15 69 (3.72%) Apache Camel
16 67 (3.61%) .NET Core
16 67 (3.61%) gRPC
17 54 (2.91%) PySpark
18 52 (2.80%) CSS
19 51 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 176 (9.49%) Cloud Native
2 77 (4.15%) Public Cloud
3 68 (3.67%) Hedge funds
4 61 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 49 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 46 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 44 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
9 42 (2.26%) iPad
10 35 (1.89%) User Experience
11 34 (1.83%) Derivative
12 32 (1.73%) IoT
13 31 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.46%) Management Information System
15 26 (1.40%) Legacy Applications
16 25 (1.35%) Data Centre
17 20 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
18 19 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
18 19 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 352 (18.98%) Linux
2 104 (5.61%) Unix
3 66 (3.56%) Windows
4 48 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (1.73%) Mac OS X
6 31 (1.67%) Debian
7 27 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.92%) VMS
9 11 (0.59%) Android
10 10 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.43%) MVS
12 6 (0.32%) CentOS
13 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.054%) AIX
14 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (45.34%) Agile
2 690 (37.20%) Microservices
3 562 (30.30%) DevOps
4 516 (27.82%) CI/CD
5 465 (25.07%) Software Engineering
6 327 (17.63%) TDD
7 299 (16.12%) Test Automation
8 296 (15.96%) Event-Driven
9 229 (12.35%) Scrum
10 171 (9.22%) Analytics
10 171 (9.22%) Full Stack Development
11 161 (8.68%) BDD
11 161 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
12 149 (8.03%) Data Modelling
12 149 (8.03%) Data Pipeline
13 147 (7.92%) Data Engineering
14 134 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
15 133 (7.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 132 (7.12%) Containerisation
17 122 (6.58%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,067 (57.52%) Java
2 558 (30.08%) Python
3 370 (19.95%) SQL
4 251 (13.53%) Scala
5 231 (12.45%) JavaScript
6 179 (9.65%) TypeScript
7 178 (9.60%) Go
8 152 (8.19%) C#
9 132 (7.12%) C++
10 72 (3.88%) C
11 68 (3.67%) Bash
12 66 (3.56%) PHP
13 60 (3.23%) Kotlin
14 56 (3.02%) Groovy
15 50 (2.70%) PowerShell
16 41 (2.21%) Ruby
17 40 (2.16%) Rust
18 38 (2.05%) Shell Script
19 37 (1.99%) Perl
20 28 (1.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 203 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 182 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 82 (4.42%) Degree
4 35 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.19%) PhD
7 16 (0.86%) AWS Certification
8 11 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.27%) FFIEC
10 5 (0.27%) PMP
11 4 (0.22%) OCP
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.11%) MBA
14 1 (0.054%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.054%) ISEB
14 1 (0.054%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.054%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.53%) QA
2 25 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.13%) GDPR
4 8 (0.43%) Accessibility
5 7 (0.38%) ISO 20022
5 7 (0.38%) SEPA
5 7 (0.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.27%) GLBA
6 5 (0.27%) NIST
6 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.27%) WCAG
7 4 (0.22%) OASIS TOSCA
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.054%) DICOM
9 1 (0.054%) FATCA
9 1 (0.054%) HL7
9 1 (0.054%) MiFID
System Software
1 585 (31.54%) Docker
2 27 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 22 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.13%) HDFS
5 14 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.65%) vCloud
7 9 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.32%) Ceph
9 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.11%) Squid
11 1 (0.054%) etcd
11 1 (0.054%) KVM
Systems Management
1 829 (44.69%) Kubernetes
2 338 (18.22%) Terraform
3 166 (8.95%) Ansible
4 135 (7.28%) Grafana
5 128 (6.90%) Prometheus
6 79 (4.26%) Consul
7 59 (3.18%) Kibana
7 59 (3.18%) Packer
8 54 (2.91%) Puppet
9 33 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (1.19%) Istio
10 22 (1.19%) ZABBIX
11 20 (1.08%) logstash
12 15 (0.81%) HAProxy
13 14 (0.75%) Argo
13 14 (0.75%) Fluentd
14 12 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (0.54%) Rancher
15 10 (0.54%) Salt
16 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 166 (8.95%) Oracle
2 116 (6.25%) Databricks
3 109 (5.88%) Google
4 92 (4.96%) Red Hat
5 89 (4.80%) Microsoft
6 75 (4.04%) IBM
7 62 (3.34%) Confluent
8 58 (3.13%) Cloudera
9 57 (3.07%) Dynatrace
10 55 (2.96%) Splunk
11 52 (2.80%) MuleSoft
12 38 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (1.94%) VMware
14 35 (1.89%) SAP
15 33 (1.78%) BiZZdesign
16 30 (1.62%) AppDynamics
17 25 (1.35%) Atlassian
18 22 (1.19%) New Relic
18 22 (1.19%) Talend
19 18 (0.97%) Informatica