Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 147 210
Rank change year-on-year -16 +63 +115
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,094 1,667 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.65% 1.84% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.43% 5.33% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1,200 936
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £421
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £560 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +1.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -17.65% -
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% -17.65% -

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 20,160 31,250 29,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.39% 34.51% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,058 22,187 21,273
England median daily rate £500 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +4.00% +11.76%
10th Percentile £333 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £461
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.04% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 262 317
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +3.79% -
10th Percentile £18.75 £19.03 £18.65
90th Percentile £78.75 £59.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.34% +3.83% -

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka in England.

Contractor 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 21 January 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 +14 822 £600 +6.67% 243
South East -76 98 £528 +5.50% 41
North of England -4 84 £475 +10.47% 27
Yorkshire +10 56 £475 +11.76% 7
South West -4 36 £550 - 16
Midlands +36 25 £500 +11.11% 10
East of England +33 24 £438 -22.22% 14
North West +3 24 £525 +5.00% 12
West Midlands +48 19 £500 +5.26% 6
East Midlands +13 6 £525 +16.67% 4
North East +15 4 £350 -36.36% 8
Kafka
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 584 (53.38%) Java
2 422 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (33.64%) Docker
4 334 (30.53%) Python
5 332 (30.35%) Microservices
6 307 (28.06%) AWS
7 302 (27.61%) Kubernetes
8 292 (26.69%) Apache Spark
9 285 (26.05%) TDD
10 267 (24.41%) DevOps
11 266 (24.31%) Spring
12 261 (23.86%) Hadoop
13 254 (23.22%) Big Data
14 233 (21.30%) Finance
15 226 (20.66%) Linux
16 219 (20.02%) Scala
17 217 (19.84%) NoSQL
18 195 (17.82%) SQL
19 187 (17.09%) JavaScript
20 185 (16.91%) Jenkins
21 173 (15.81%) Git (software)
22 167 (15.27%) Java 8
23 163 (14.90%) Azure
23 163 (14.90%) REST
24 160 (14.63%) Spring Boot
25 149 (13.62%) MongoDB
26 148 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
27 140 (12.80%) RabbitMQ
28 139 (12.71%) BDD
29 133 (12.16%) Software Engineering

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
1 292 (26.69%) Apache Spark
2 112 (10.24%) Apache
3 88 (8.04%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (4.30%) Confluence
5 28 (2.56%) Apache Airflow
6 17 (1.55%) nginx
7 14 (1.28%) Jupyter
8 13 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.10%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.91%) SAS
12 9 (0.82%) Luigi
13 7 (0.64%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.46%) GemFire
15 4 (0.37%) CMS
15 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.27%) SharePoint
17 2 (0.18%) JBoss
17 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) NetSuite
1 6 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.091%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 307 (28.06%) AWS
2 163 (14.90%) Azure
3 121 (11.06%) GCP
4 69 (6.31%) Amazon Kinesis
5 63 (5.76%) Serverless
6 56 (5.12%) AWS Lambda
7 51 (4.66%) GitHub
8 49 (4.48%) OpenShift
9 43 (3.93%) Amazon S3
10 29 (2.65%) Amazon EMR
11 20 (1.83%) Amazon EKS
11 20 (1.83%) Power Platform
12 19 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.55%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (1.01%) SaaS
16 9 (0.82%) CloudFront
16 9 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.73%) Amazon Cognito
18 7 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.01%) HTTP
2 19 (1.74%) AMQP
2 19 (1.74%) SSL
3 12 (1.10%) DNS
3 12 (1.10%) Kerberos
3 12 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.91%) FTP
5 8 (0.73%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.64%) SAN
7 6 (0.55%) MQTT
8 5 (0.46%) Firewall
9 4 (0.37%) DHCP
9 4 (0.37%) DSL
9 4 (0.37%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.27%) 4G
10 3 (0.27%) 5G
10 3 (0.27%) DOCSIS
10 3 (0.27%) Internet
10 3 (0.27%) SNMP
10 3 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (23.86%) Hadoop
2 254 (23.22%) Big Data
3 217 (19.84%) NoSQL
4 149 (13.62%) MongoDB
5 123 (11.24%) Apache Hive
6 116 (10.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 109 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
8 97 (8.87%) Relational Database
9 96 (8.78%) HBase
10 94 (8.59%) MySQL
11 90 (8.23%) SQL Server
12 85 (7.77%) Flink
13 46 (4.20%) RDBMS
14 38 (3.47%) Redis
15 36 (3.29%) Data Lake
16 34 (3.11%) Amazon Redshift
16 34 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (3.02%) Impala
18 31 (2.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 23 (2.10%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 185 (16.91%) Jenkins
2 173 (15.81%) Git (software)
3 66 (6.03%) JIRA
4 60 (5.48%) JUnit
5 55 (5.03%) Maven
6 50 (4.57%) Gradle
7 47 (4.30%) Mockito
8 36 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 36 (3.29%) GitLab
9 31 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 28 (2.56%) Artifactory
11 17 (1.55%) CircleCI
11 17 (1.55%) Selenium
12 16 (1.46%) NUnit
13 14 (1.28%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.28%) Spock
14 13 (1.19%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.19%) IntelliJ
15 12 (1.10%) IBM UrbanCode
15 12 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 233 (21.30%) Finance
2 132 (12.07%) Banking
3 43 (3.93%) Front Office
4 30 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.29%) Retail
6 24 (2.19%) Public Sector
7 21 (1.92%) Marketing
8 16 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.28%) Games
10 12 (1.10%) Advertising
10 12 (1.10%) Legal
11 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.82%) Law
13 4 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
15 1 (0.091%) Automotive
15 1 (0.091%) Electronics
15 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 576 (52.65%) Developer
2 304 (27.79%) Java Developer
3 145 (13.25%) Data Engineer
4 100 (9.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 90 (8.23%) Senior Developer
6 86 (7.86%) Architect
7 66 (6.03%) Scala Developer
8 60 (5.48%) C# Developer
9 57 (5.21%) Big Data Engineer
10 51 (4.66%) Java Engineer
11 50 (4.57%) Senior Java Developer
12 44 (4.02%) Backend Developer
12 44 (4.02%) Python Developer
13 43 (3.93%) AWS Developer
14 42 (3.84%) AWS Engineer
15 37 (3.38%) AWS DevOps
15 37 (3.38%) Software Engineer
16 36 (3.29%) Full Stack Developer
17 32 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.74%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (24.31%) Spring
2 163 (14.90%) REST
3 160 (14.63%) Spring Boot
4 140 (12.80%) RabbitMQ
5 107 (9.78%) React
6 104 (9.51%) .NET
7 103 (9.41%) AngularJS
8 101 (9.23%) HTML
9 96 (8.78%) Web Services
10 95 (8.68%) CSS
11 92 (8.41%) Node.js
12 79 (7.22%) RESTful
13 56 (5.12%) JSON
14 54 (4.94%) Vue.js
15 41 (3.75%) Akka
16 40 (3.66%) Spark Streaming
17 38 (3.47%) HTML5
17 38 (3.47%) XML
18 34 (3.11%) Elastic Stack
19 32 (2.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (5.12%) Equities
4 52 (4.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 45 (4.11%) Algorithms
6 39 (3.56%) Hedge funds
7 34 (3.11%) Data Structures
7 34 (3.11%) Derivative
8 30 (2.74%) Public Cloud
9 27 (2.47%) User Experience
10 23 (2.10%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
13 10 (0.91%) Reference Data
14 9 (0.82%) Clustering
14 9 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.73%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 226 (20.66%) Linux
2 50 (4.57%) Unix
3 44 (4.02%) Windows
4 29 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.92%) CentOS
6 17 (1.55%) CoreOS
7 12 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.91%) Android
8 10 (0.91%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.27%) zOS
11 1 (0.091%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (30.35%) Microservices
3 285 (26.05%) TDD
4 267 (24.41%) DevOps
5 148 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
6 139 (12.71%) BDD
7 133 (12.16%) Software Engineering
8 128 (11.70%) Scrum
9 111 (10.15%) Analytics
10 105 (9.60%) Computer Science
11 100 (9.14%) OO
12 99 (9.05%) ETL
13 92 (8.41%) Data Science
14 91 (8.32%) Open Source
15 79 (7.22%) Data Modelling
16 75 (6.86%) Machine Learning
17 73 (6.67%) Mentoring
18 72 (6.58%) OOP
19 67 (6.12%) Test Automation
20 64 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 584 (53.38%) Java
2 334 (30.53%) Python
3 219 (20.02%) Scala
4 195 (17.82%) SQL
5 187 (17.09%) JavaScript
6 167 (15.27%) Java 8
7 120 (10.97%) C#
8 61 (5.58%) Go
9 47 (4.30%) Bash Shell
10 36 (3.29%) Ruby
11 35 (3.20%) Kotlin
12 33 (3.02%) C++
13 30 (2.74%) Groovy
13 30 (2.74%) TypeScript
14 26 (2.38%) R
15 24 (2.19%) C
15 24 (2.19%) Clojure
16 16 (1.46%) Perl
17 15 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.28%) Rust
Qualifications
1 98 (8.96%) Degree
2 95 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 75 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 35 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 10 (0.91%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.27%) CCNA
8 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.27%) MBA
9 2 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.18%) GIAC
9 2 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.18%) SANS
9 2 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.46%) Data Quality
1 16 (1.46%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.27%) EMIR
3 3 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 368 (33.64%) Docker
2 70 (6.40%) HDFS
3 28 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 23 (2.10%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.55%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.091%) etcd
7 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.091%) KVM
7 1 (0.091%) NFS
7 1 (0.091%) Postfix
7 1 (0.091%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.091%) vSphere
7 1 (0.091%) Xen
7 1 (0.091%) zsh
Systems Management
1 302 (27.61%) Kubernetes
2 105 (9.60%) Terraform
3 104 (9.51%) Ansible
4 50 (4.57%) Puppet
5 45 (4.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 37 (3.38%) Grafana
7 26 (2.38%) Kibana
7 26 (2.38%) logstash
8 21 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.28%) Consul
9 14 (1.28%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.91%) Oozie
12 5 (0.46%) Graphite
12 5 (0.46%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.37%) Istio
13 4 (0.37%) linkerd
13 4 (0.37%) Mesos
13 4 (0.37%) Nagios
13 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 85 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 72 (6.58%) Oracle
3 69 (6.31%) Google
4 47 (4.30%) Hortonworks
5 38 (3.47%) Cloudera
6 32 (2.93%) IBM
7 31 (2.83%) Remedy
8 22 (2.01%) Confluent
9 20 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.83%) Tableau
10 17 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.55%) SAP
10 17 (1.55%) Splunk
10 17 (1.55%) StreamSets
11 15 (1.37%) Databricks
11 15 (1.37%) Informatica
12 13 (1.19%) Veracode
13 12 (1.10%) Ab Initio
14 10 (0.91%) Teradata
15 9 (0.82%) IBM Sterling