Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 113 182
Rank change year-on-year +31 +69 +188
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,294 1,146 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.18% 2.49% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.61% 6.57% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 890 479
London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £480 £463 £425
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.67 £37.00
% change year-on-year -28.08% +31.53% -

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 15,028 17,454 15,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.97% 37.87% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,244 13,288 11,172
London median daily rate £525 £513 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +4.06% +6.49%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 116 98
London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +12.26% +29.17%
10th Percentile £21.75 £19.81 £18.40
90th Percentile £96.25 £72.50 £53.94
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.77 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% +3.12% +8.00%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in London over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 23 July 2019. 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 +33 382 £561 +2.05% 88
South London +27 60 £575 +6.48% 1
East London +16 51 £550 -2.22% 10
West London +27 40 £525 -4.55% 55
North London - 2 £550 - 3
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 672 (51.93%) Java
2 613 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 516 (39.88%) Amazon AWS
4 493 (38.10%) Docker
5 471 (36.40%) Python
6 465 (35.94%) Microservices
7 436 (33.69%) Big Data
8 419 (32.38%) Apache Spark
9 402 (31.07%) Kubernetes
10 399 (30.83%) DevOps
11 351 (27.13%) Hadoop
12 325 (25.12%) TDD
13 299 (23.11%) SQL
14 288 (22.26%) Finance
15 278 (21.48%) Jenkins
16 277 (21.41%) Scala
17 266 (20.56%) Git (software)
18 251 (19.40%) Linux
19 239 (18.47%) Spring
20 227 (17.54%) Java 8
21 225 (17.39%) NoSQL
22 205 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
23 198 (15.30%) MongoDB
23 198 (15.30%) Apache Cassandra
23 198 (15.30%) JavaScript
24 189 (14.61%) Terraform
25 188 (14.53%) REST
26 186 (14.37%) Apache Hive
27 175 (13.52%) Google Cloud Platform
28 173 (13.37%) Banking

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
1 419 (32.38%) Apache Spark
2 156 (12.06%) Elasticsearch
3 115 (8.89%) Apache
4 53 (4.10%) Confluence
5 37 (2.86%) Apache Airflow
6 30 (2.32%) Apache Solr
7 12 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.77%) Luigi
9 9 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.54%) Mule
10 7 (0.54%) nginx
10 7 (0.54%) SAS
11 6 (0.46%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.23%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.23%) Drupal
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.15%) JBoss
14 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 516 (39.88%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 175 (13.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 128 (9.89%) Serverless
5 116 (8.96%) Amazon S3
6 101 (7.81%) Amazon Kinesis
7 97 (7.50%) AWS Lambda
8 60 (4.64%) GitHub
9 56 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
10 45 (3.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 41 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
12 40 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (3.01%) Amazon EMR
13 39 (3.01%) OpenShift
14 26 (2.01%) Amazon ECS
14 26 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (1.93%) Amazon Glacier
15 25 (1.93%) AWS CloudTrail
15 25 (1.93%) CloudFront
16 24 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.09%) HTTP
2 23 (1.78%) AMQP
3 20 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.39%) Kerberos
5 15 (1.16%) Internet
6 14 (1.08%) DNS
7 11 (0.85%) SSL
8 10 (0.77%) FTP
9 6 (0.46%) Firewall
10 3 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.15%) Intranet
11 2 (0.15%) IPsec
11 2 (0.15%) IPv4
11 2 (0.15%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.15%) SSH
11 2 (0.15%) VPN
12 1 (0.077%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.077%) LAN
12 1 (0.077%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.077%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (33.69%) Big Data
2 351 (27.13%) Hadoop
3 225 (17.39%) NoSQL
4 198 (15.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 198 (15.30%) MongoDB
5 186 (14.37%) Apache Hive
6 139 (10.74%) PostgreSQL
7 108 (8.35%) HBase
8 103 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
9 84 (6.49%) Data Lake
10 74 (5.72%) Redis
11 71 (5.49%) Relational Database
12 60 (4.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 57 (4.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 49 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
15 47 (3.63%) SQL Server
16 44 (3.40%) OLAP
17 43 (3.32%) BigQuery
17 43 (3.32%) Impala
18 41 (3.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 278 (21.48%) Jenkins
2 266 (20.56%) Git (software)
3 102 (7.88%) JIRA
4 49 (3.79%) GitLab
5 40 (3.09%) Maven
6 39 (3.01%) CircleCI
7 34 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 28 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 28 (2.16%) SonarQube
9 27 (2.09%) JUnit
10 22 (1.70%) Cucumber
10 22 (1.70%) Gradle
10 22 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 21 (1.62%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.47%) NUnit
12 19 (1.47%) Selenium
12 19 (1.47%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.24%) Spock
14 14 (1.08%) Bitbucket
15 13 (1.00%) Mockito
General
1 288 (22.26%) Finance
2 173 (13.37%) Banking
3 53 (4.10%) Retail
4 37 (2.86%) Front Office
4 37 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.47%) Legal
6 27 (2.09%) Marketing
7 24 (1.85%) Games
8 16 (1.24%) Advertising
9 12 (0.93%) Publishing
10 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.70%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.54%) Law
14 5 (0.39%) Back Office
15 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.15%) Electronics
17 1 (0.077%) French Language
17 1 (0.077%) German Language
17 1 (0.077%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 592 (45.75%) Developer
2 307 (23.72%) Java Developer
3 275 (21.25%) Data Engineer
4 143 (11.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 118 (9.12%) Architect
6 108 (8.35%) Big Data Engineer
7 84 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
8 75 (5.80%) Senior Developer
9 60 (4.64%) Hadoop Engineer
10 58 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
11 54 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
12 48 (3.71%) AWS DevOps
12 48 (3.71%) C# Developer
13 47 (3.63%) Scala Developer
14 46 (3.55%) Java Engineer
15 45 (3.48%) .NET Developer
15 45 (3.48%) AWS Developer
16 44 (3.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 44 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
17 40 (3.09%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (18.47%) Spring
2 188 (14.53%) REST
3 169 (13.06%) Spring Boot
4 135 (10.43%) Node.js
5 119 (9.20%) .NET
5 119 (9.20%) RabbitMQ
6 115 (8.89%) React
7 112 (8.66%) Web Services
8 108 (8.35%) RESTful
9 99 (7.65%) JSON
10 90 (6.96%) AngularJS
11 76 (5.87%) Elastic Stack
12 62 (4.79%) GraphQL
12 62 (4.79%) SOAP
13 50 (3.86%) Spark Streaming
14 49 (3.79%) Apache NiFi
14 49 (3.79%) CSS
15 47 (3.63%) HTML
15 47 (3.63%) React Native
15 47 (3.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
2 74 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.48%) Data Structures
4 57 (4.40%) Algorithms
5 34 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.40%) Derivative
8 28 (2.16%) User Experience
9 27 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 26 (2.01%) Equities
11 25 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.70%) Hedge funds
13 20 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.16%) Cloud Native
15 13 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.00%) Wiki
16 9 (0.70%) Replication
17 8 (0.62%) Device Driver
17 8 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 251 (19.40%) Linux
2 57 (4.40%) Windows
3 50 (3.86%) Unix
4 29 (2.24%) Android
5 28 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.93%) CentOS
8 9 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.23%) Solaris
10 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.077%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (35.94%) Microservices
3 399 (30.83%) DevOps
4 325 (25.12%) TDD
5 166 (12.83%) BDD
6 153 (11.82%) Data Modelling
7 145 (11.21%) Analytics
7 145 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
8 138 (10.66%) Scrum
9 133 (10.28%) Software Engineering
10 132 (10.20%) Data Science
11 130 (10.05%) Machine Learning
12 114 (8.81%) ETL
13 107 (8.27%) Fintech
14 103 (7.96%) OO
15 101 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
16 94 (7.26%) Computer Science
17 92 (7.11%) Open Source
18 71 (5.49%) Test Automation
19 70 (5.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 672 (51.93%) Java
2 471 (36.40%) Python
3 299 (23.11%) SQL
4 277 (21.41%) Scala
5 227 (17.54%) Java 8
6 198 (15.30%) JavaScript
7 103 (7.96%) Bash Shell
8 79 (6.11%) C#
9 63 (4.87%) Go
10 47 (3.63%) C++
11 36 (2.78%) Ruby
12 30 (2.32%) TypeScript
13 28 (2.16%) Clojure
13 28 (2.16%) Groovy
14 23 (1.78%) Kotlin
15 20 (1.55%) ES6
15 20 (1.55%) R
16 18 (1.39%) F#
17 13 (1.00%) Perl
18 11 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.87%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.56%) Degree
4 28 (2.16%) AWS Certification
5 16 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
6 14 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.31%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.31%) PhD
8 3 (0.23%) CISMP
8 3 (0.23%) CISSP
9 2 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.15%) ISEB
9 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.077%) CISA
10 1 (0.077%) MBA
10 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.077%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.00%) QA
3 8 (0.62%) GDPR
4 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.077%) EMIR
6 1 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 493 (38.10%) Docker
2 59 (4.56%) Apache Flume
3 52 (4.02%) HDFS
4 15 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.15%) KVM
5 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.15%) vSphere
6 1 (0.077%) iptables
6 1 (0.077%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.077%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.077%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 402 (31.07%) Kubernetes
2 189 (14.61%) Terraform
3 155 (11.98%) Ansible
4 73 (5.64%) Puppet
5 44 (3.40%) Grafana
6 43 (3.32%) Oozie
7 41 (3.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 36 (2.78%) Kibana
8 36 (2.78%) Mesos
9 35 (2.70%) logstash
9 35 (2.70%) Marathon
10 30 (2.32%) Consul
11 26 (2.01%) Prometheus
12 23 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (1.55%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.31%) Nagios
15 13 (1.00%) Graphite
15 13 (1.00%) linkerd
16 11 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
17 8 (0.62%) Icinga
Vendors
1 109 (8.42%) Google
2 89 (6.88%) Oracle
3 65 (5.02%) Microsoft
4 61 (4.71%) Cloudera
5 45 (3.48%) IBM
6 43 (3.32%) Informatica
7 35 (2.70%) SAP
7 35 (2.70%) Talend
8 32 (2.47%) IBM Sterling
9 31 (2.40%) Hortonworks
10 29 (2.24%) MuleSoft
11 28 (2.16%) Splunk
12 24 (1.85%) Tableau
13 22 (1.70%) Atlassian
13 22 (1.70%) SaltStack
14 21 (1.62%) hybris
15 19 (1.47%) Red Hat
16 12 (0.93%) New Relic
16 12 (0.93%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.85%) Databricks