Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 17 August 2018 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 92 149
Rank change year-on-year +40 +57 -
Contract jobs citing Kafka 113 39 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.53% 1.83% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.73% 4.56% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 28 5
Leeds median daily rate £440 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.30% +13.75% -
10th Percentile £378 £406 £308
90th Percentile £575 £538 £498
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Leeds with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,053 856 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 42.20% 40.15% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 651 891
Leeds median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £318 £308 £308
90th Percentile £538 £506 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 - £10.20
10th Percentile £16.40 - £9.72
90th Percentile £18.40 - £15.10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 - £10.20

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Leeds

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kafka in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in Leeds

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 71 (62.83%) Java
2 53 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (45.13%) Big Data
4 49 (43.36%) Apache Hive
5 43 (38.05%) Hadoop
6 37 (32.74%) Test Automation
7 36 (31.86%) NoSQL
7 36 (31.86%) Apache Spark
8 35 (30.97%) HBase
8 35 (30.97%) JavaScript
8 35 (30.97%) OO
9 33 (29.20%) SQL
9 33 (29.20%) TDD
10 32 (28.32%) DevOps
10 32 (28.32%) Microservices
11 30 (26.55%) RabbitMQ
12 29 (25.66%) Docker
13 28 (24.78%) Scala
14 27 (23.89%) Python
15 26 (23.01%) Software Engineering
16 25 (22.12%) Spring
16 25 (22.12%) Git (software)
17 24 (21.24%) Scrum
17 24 (21.24%) Spring Boot
18 22 (19.47%) Apache
18 22 (19.47%) ActiveMQ
19 21 (18.58%) MySQL
19 21 (18.58%) Puppet
20 20 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
21 19 (16.81%) RESTful

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 36 (31.86%) Apache Spark
2 22 (19.47%) Apache
3 15 (13.27%) Confluence
4 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.70%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.39%) Slack
3 7 (6.19%) GitHub
4 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.77%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.77%) PaaS
7 2 (1.77%) Serverless
8 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) DSL
3 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (45.13%) Big Data
2 49 (43.36%) Apache Hive
3 43 (38.05%) Hadoop
4 36 (31.86%) NoSQL
5 35 (30.97%) HBase
6 21 (18.58%) MySQL
7 15 (13.27%) Relational Database
8 13 (11.50%) RDBMS
9 11 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (8.85%) MongoDB
10 10 (8.85%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (8.85%) Redis
11 8 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (7.08%) Impala
11 8 (7.08%) Sqoop
12 4 (3.54%) Pentaho
13 2 (1.77%) Parquet
14 1 (0.88%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.88%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 25 (22.12%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.16%) Maven
3 15 (13.27%) JIRA
4 13 (11.50%) Jenkins
5 12 (10.62%) Artifactory
5 12 (10.62%) Cucumber
6 10 (8.85%) JUnit
7 5 (4.42%) Jasmine
8 4 (3.54%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.54%) Selenium
8 4 (3.54%) Subversion
9 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.65%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.77%) GitLab
10 2 (1.77%) Mockito
10 2 (1.77%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.88%) Flyway
General
1 9 (7.96%) Games
2 4 (3.54%) Retail
3 3 (2.65%) Finance
4 2 (1.77%) Banking
4 2 (1.77%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 48 (42.48%) Developer
2 33 (29.20%) Java Developer
3 15 (13.27%) Software Engineer
4 13 (11.50%) Data Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.96%) Big Data Developer
7 8 (7.08%) Hadoop Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.42%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.42%) Big Data Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Java Developer in Test
10 5 (4.42%) Tester
11 4 (3.54%) Architect
11 4 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (3.54%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (3.54%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Scala Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (3.54%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.55%) RabbitMQ
2 25 (22.12%) Spring
3 24 (21.24%) Spring Boot
4 22 (19.47%) ActiveMQ
5 19 (16.81%) Node.js
5 19 (16.81%) RESTful
6 14 (12.39%) REST
7 11 (9.73%) Hibernate
7 11 (9.73%) Spark Streaming
8 9 (7.96%) Spring Batch
8 9 (7.96%) Spring Security
9 8 (7.08%) SOAP
10 6 (5.31%) Web Services
11 5 (4.42%) Middleware
12 4 (3.54%) GraphQL
12 4 (3.54%) React
12 4 (3.54%) XML
13 3 (2.65%) Apache Avro
14 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
14 2 (1.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.42%) Online Games
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) NHS
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Linux
2 11 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.74%) Test Automation
3 35 (30.97%) OO
4 33 (29.20%) TDD
5 32 (28.32%) DevOps
5 32 (28.32%) Microservices
6 26 (23.01%) Software Engineering
7 24 (21.24%) Scrum
8 19 (16.81%) BDD
9 17 (15.04%) Kanban
9 17 (15.04%) MapReduce
9 17 (15.04%) Open Source
10 16 (14.16%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (13.27%) OOP
12 14 (12.39%) ETL
13 13 (11.50%) SFIA
14 10 (8.85%) Functional Programming
15 9 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
16 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (62.83%) Java
2 35 (30.97%) JavaScript
3 33 (29.20%) SQL
4 28 (24.78%) Scala
5 27 (23.89%) Python
6 15 (13.27%) Go
7 14 (12.39%) Java 8
8 13 (11.50%) C#
9 12 (10.62%) Ruby
10 10 (8.85%) Kotlin
11 8 (7.08%) PHP
11 8 (7.08%) Shell Script
12 7 (6.19%) C++
13 3 (2.65%) HiveQL
14 2 (1.77%) Groovy
14 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.19%) Degree
4 4 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) GDPR
3 2 (1.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (25.66%) Docker
2 13 (11.50%) Apache Flume
3 5 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (18.58%) Puppet
2 19 (16.81%) Terraform
3 14 (12.39%) Ansible
3 14 (12.39%) Grafana
3 14 (12.39%) Graylog
4 5 (4.42%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.54%) Prometheus
5 4 (3.54%) Rancher
6 3 (2.65%) Oozie
7 2 (1.77%) Kibana
8 1 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Informatica
1 12 (10.62%) MapR
1 12 (10.62%) Talend
2 11 (9.73%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.31%) Cloudera
4 5 (4.42%) Hortonworks
4 5 (4.42%) Oracle
5 4 (3.54%) Splunk
6 3 (2.65%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.77%) Cadence
7 2 (1.77%) Google
8 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.88%) VMware