Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 May 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
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 86 132
Rank change year-on-year -18 +46 +67
Contract jobs citing Kafka 494 1,236 1,023
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.49% 3.05% 2.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 8.23% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 944 803
Median daily rate £575 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £436 £475 £463
90th Percentile £700 £713 £688
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +15.70% -21.35% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 7,580 15,012 16,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.13% 37.03% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,456 11,189 12,793
Median daily rate £530 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £363
90th Percentile £700 £675 £656
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 120
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.05 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.54% +1.84% -1.14%
10th Percentile £24.80 £27.75 £21.00
90th Percentile £65.10 £63.75 £67.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £42.27
% change year-on-year -19.92% +3.41% +4.36%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kafka in London.

Daily rate trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kafka in London.

Hourly rate trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the London region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Central London -34 94 £563 +2.27% 27
South London +14 30 £525 -12.50% 6
West London +15 19 £575 +9.52% 14
East London +10 7 £550 +2.33% 4
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 277 (56.07%) Java
2 222 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (38.06%) Docker
4 181 (36.64%) Microservices
5 176 (35.63%) AWS
6 158 (31.98%) Kubernetes
7 151 (30.57%) Python
8 148 (29.96%) Apache Spark
9 139 (28.14%) Scala
10 137 (27.73%) DevOps
11 134 (27.13%) NoSQL
12 128 (25.91%) Spring
13 113 (22.87%) Big Data
14 109 (22.06%) TDD
15 103 (20.85%) Finance
16 101 (20.45%) GCP
17 92 (18.62%) SQL
17 92 (18.62%) Azure
18 91 (18.42%) Java 8
19 86 (17.41%) Terraform
20 83 (16.80%) Hadoop
21 78 (15.79%) Linux
22 77 (15.59%) Software Engineering
22 77 (15.59%) Apache Cassandra
23 71 (14.37%) Jenkins
24 70 (14.17%) Spring Boot
25 65 (13.16%) JavaScript
26 62 (12.55%) MongoDB
26 62 (12.55%) BDD
26 62 (12.55%) Git (software)

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 148 (29.96%) Apache Spark
2 39 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (5.67%) Apache
4 18 (3.64%) Confluence
5 14 (2.83%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (2.23%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.01%) nginx
8 4 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.81%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.61%) Apache Pulsar
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.61%) SAS
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.40%) Luigi
10 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.20%) IIS
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 176 (35.63%) AWS
2 101 (20.45%) GCP
3 92 (18.62%) Azure
4 28 (5.67%) Serverless
5 25 (5.06%) Amazon Kinesis
6 23 (4.66%) GitHub
7 21 (4.25%) Amazon S3
8 18 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (3.44%) OpenShift
9 17 (3.44%) SaaS
10 16 (3.24%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (2.83%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (2.23%) Amazon ECS
13 10 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.82%) PaaS
15 7 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
15 7 (1.42%) SonarCloud
16 6 (1.21%) Amazon Glacier
17 5 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.67%) SSL
2 25 (5.06%) HTTPS
3 15 (3.04%) HTTP
4 7 (1.42%) DSL
5 6 (1.21%) AMQP
5 6 (1.21%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.21%) MQTT
6 5 (1.01%) DHCP
6 5 (1.01%) DOCSIS
6 5 (1.01%) SNMP
6 5 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.81%) Firewall
7 4 (0.81%) Internet
8 3 (0.61%) DNS
8 3 (0.61%) FTP
8 3 (0.61%) SSH
9 2 (0.40%) Wireless
10 1 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (27.13%) NoSQL
2 113 (22.87%) Big Data
3 83 (16.80%) Hadoop
4 77 (15.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 62 (12.55%) MongoDB
6 48 (9.72%) Apache Hive
7 35 (7.09%) Relational Database
8 34 (6.88%) MySQL
9 33 (6.68%) HBase
10 32 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (6.48%) Redis
11 27 (5.47%) SQL Server
12 23 (4.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 21 (4.25%) Flink
14 19 (3.85%) RDBMS
15 17 (3.44%) BigQuery
15 17 (3.44%) Impala
16 16 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
16 16 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (3.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 71 (14.37%) Jenkins
2 62 (12.55%) Git (software)
3 42 (8.50%) GitLab
4 30 (6.07%) JIRA
5 24 (4.86%) Artifactory
6 15 (3.04%) JUnit
7 14 (2.83%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.43%) CircleCI
8 12 (2.43%) Mockito
9 11 (2.23%) Gradle
9 11 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.62%) Maven
11 7 (1.42%) Snyk
11 7 (1.42%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.01%) Selenium
12 5 (1.01%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.01%) webpack
13 4 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.81%) Mocha
14 3 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 103 (20.85%) Finance
2 51 (10.32%) Banking
3 23 (4.66%) Front Office
4 15 (3.04%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.23%) Games
5 11 (2.23%) Retail
6 8 (1.62%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.42%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.01%) Marketing
9 4 (0.81%) Advertising
10 3 (0.61%) Back Office
10 3 (0.61%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 269 (54.45%) Developer
2 158 (31.98%) Java Developer
3 89 (18.02%) Data Engineer
4 40 (8.10%) Senior Developer
5 36 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (6.68%) AWS Engineer
7 32 (6.48%) Scala Developer
8 30 (6.07%) Big Data Engineer
9 29 (5.87%) Architect
10 28 (5.67%) AWS Developer
10 28 (5.67%) Python Developer
11 22 (4.45%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
13 19 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
14 18 (3.64%) Python Engineer
14 18 (3.64%) Software Engineer
15 17 (3.44%) SC Cleared Java Developer
16 16 (3.24%) Data Architect
17 14 (2.83%) AWS DevOps
18 13 (2.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (25.91%) Spring
2 70 (14.17%) Spring Boot
3 57 (11.54%) RESTful
4 55 (11.13%) Node.js
5 53 (10.73%) REST
6 52 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
7 35 (7.09%) HTML
8 33 (6.68%) Web Services
9 31 (6.28%) CSS
10 30 (6.07%) Spark Streaming
11 27 (5.47%) AngularJS
12 26 (5.26%) Spring Security
13 24 (4.86%) .NET
14 23 (4.66%) Akka
14 23 (4.66%) Guice
15 22 (4.45%) JAAS
16 21 (4.25%) JSON
17 20 (4.05%) HTML5
17 20 (4.05%) React
18 15 (3.04%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.05%) Cloud Native
4 19 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.83%) Algorithms
6 11 (2.23%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.02%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.62%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.01%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.81%) PMI
10 4 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.61%) Blog
11 3 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.61%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.79%) Linux
2 21 (4.25%) Android
3 19 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.04%) Windows
5 14 (2.83%) Unix
6 11 (2.23%) CentOS
7 9 (1.82%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.40%) Debian
9 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (36.64%) Microservices
3 137 (27.73%) DevOps
4 109 (22.06%) TDD
5 77 (15.59%) Software Engineering
6 62 (12.55%) BDD
7 60 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (10.12%) Open Source
8 50 (10.12%) Scrum
9 49 (9.92%) Analytics
10 48 (9.72%) ETL
11 40 (8.10%) Data Science
12 38 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 37 (7.49%) Data Engineering
13 37 (7.49%) Fintech
14 36 (7.29%) Continuous Delivery
14 36 (7.29%) Machine Learning
14 36 (7.29%) Test Automation
15 35 (7.09%) Infrastructure as Code
16 30 (6.07%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 277 (56.07%) Java
2 151 (30.57%) Python
3 139 (28.14%) Scala
4 92 (18.62%) SQL
5 91 (18.42%) Java 8
6 65 (13.16%) JavaScript
7 33 (6.68%) Kotlin
8 30 (6.07%) Go
9 20 (4.05%) Ruby
10 19 (3.85%) C#
11 17 (3.44%) TypeScript
12 14 (2.83%) Clojure
12 14 (2.83%) Groovy
13 12 (2.43%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.82%) Rust
15 8 (1.62%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.62%) R
16 5 (1.01%) C++
16 5 (1.01%) PHP
16 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 45 (9.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.66%) Degree
4 6 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.61%) CCNA
6 3 (0.61%) CCNP
6 3 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.61%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.61%) SANS
7 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.20%) MBA
8 1 (0.20%) PhD
8 1 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.82%) QA
2 6 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.61%) MiFID
4 2 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 188 (38.06%) Docker
2 23 (4.66%) HDFS
3 9 (1.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.62%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.20%) zsh
Systems Management
1 158 (31.98%) Kubernetes
2 86 (17.41%) Terraform
3 47 (9.51%) Ansible
4 27 (5.47%) Prometheus
5 20 (4.05%) Zipkin
6 14 (2.83%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (2.63%) Puppet
8 9 (1.82%) Kibana
9 8 (1.62%) Oozie
10 7 (1.42%) Grafana
10 7 (1.42%) logstash
11 6 (1.21%) Consul
12 4 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.81%) linkerd
13 3 (0.61%) Rundeck
14 2 (0.40%) Control-M
14 2 (0.40%) Marathon
14 2 (0.40%) Mesos
15 1 (0.20%) Salt
15 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (6.48%) Google
2 27 (5.47%) Oracle
3 21 (4.25%) Cloudera
4 16 (3.24%) Confluent
5 13 (2.63%) StreamSets
6 12 (2.43%) Microsoft
7 10 (2.02%) Hortonworks
8 9 (1.82%) Veracode
9 8 (1.62%) IBM
9 8 (1.62%) Tableau
10 7 (1.42%) hybris
10 7 (1.42%) Splunk
11 6 (1.21%) Ab Initio
11 6 (1.21%) Informatica
11 6 (1.21%) MapR
11 6 (1.21%) Talend
12 5 (1.01%) Databricks
12 5 (1.01%) Gemalto
12 5 (1.01%) Nokia
12 5 (1.01%) SAP