Period
to 13 May 2021

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 13 May 2021 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
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 105 87
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18 +48
Contract jobs citing Kafka 752 505 1,208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.18% 2.42% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.75% 6.41% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 375 925
10th Percentile £463 £450 £475
25th Percentile £513 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £555
Median % change year-on-year - +3.60% -1.33%
75th Percentile £645 £650 £650
90th Percentile £713 £700 £713
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 8,599 7,880 14,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.34% 37.76% 36.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,443 5,897 11,244
10th Percentile £381 £375 £375
25th Percentile £450 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year -0.94% +0.95% +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 62
10th Percentile £19.39 £25.38 £24.11
25th Percentile £36.25 £41.51 £28.50
Median hourly rate £50.00 £54.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -8.26% +23.36% +3.95%
75th Percentile £65.00 £65.06 £49.78
90th Percentile £68.00 £74.13 £56.23
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £44.34
% change year-on-year -3.23% +4.87% +5.87%

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 13 May 2021.

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 13 May 2021. 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 +30 114 £603 +7.20% 99
South London +15 10 £565 +7.62% 3
West London +2 3 £545 -5.22% 42
East London +5 2 £475 -13.64% 7
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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.

1 448 (59.57%) Java
2 358 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (38.16%) Microservices
4 253 (33.64%) Kubernetes
5 239 (31.78%) AWS
6 221 (29.39%) DevOps
7 220 (29.26%) Python
8 201 (26.73%) Docker
9 196 (26.06%) Finance
10 194 (25.80%) Azure
11 193 (25.66%) Banking
12 190 (25.27%) SQL
13 187 (24.87%) Spring
14 175 (23.27%) Apache Spark
15 163 (21.68%) Big Data
16 160 (21.28%) Spring Boot
17 158 (21.01%) Software Engineering
18 139 (18.48%) Git (software)
19 138 (18.35%) Scala
20 136 (18.09%) TDD
21 121 (16.09%) NoSQL
22 119 (15.82%) Jenkins
23 105 (13.96%) Analytics
24 104 (13.83%) Hadoop
25 103 (13.70%) Linux
25 103 (13.70%) Social Skills
26 101 (13.43%) Terraform
27 99 (13.16%) Investment Banking
28 95 (12.63%) REST
29 89 (11.84%) JavaScript

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
1 175 (23.27%) Apache Spark
2 76 (10.11%) Apache
3 69 (9.18%) Apache Airflow
4 28 (3.72%) Confluence
5 20 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.86%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.46%) nginx
9 9 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.93%) Luigi
10 7 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.80%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.80%) Camunda
12 5 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.53%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.53%) Mule
13 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.40%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.40%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.27%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.27%) Salerio
3 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 239 (31.78%) AWS
2 194 (25.80%) Azure
3 75 (9.97%) GCP
4 64 (8.51%) Serverless
5 38 (5.05%) Amazon S3
6 36 (4.79%) Amazon Kinesis
7 35 (4.65%) GitHub
8 31 (4.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 24 (3.19%) Azure Functions
10 23 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (2.93%) Power Platform
12 21 (2.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 20 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (2.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 18 (2.39%) Amazon EMR
14 18 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (2.13%) SaaS
16 13 (1.73%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.32%) HTTP
2 13 (1.73%) SSL
3 5 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.66%) VPN
4 4 (0.53%) Network Security
5 3 (0.40%) FTP
5 3 (0.40%) Internet
5 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.27%) Firewall
6 2 (0.27%) RTMP
7 1 (0.13%) 2G
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) MQTT
7 1 (0.13%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.13%) SMPP
7 1 (0.13%) SMS
7 1 (0.13%) SS7
7 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (21.68%) Big Data
2 121 (16.09%) NoSQL
3 104 (13.83%) Hadoop
4 84 (11.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 82 (10.90%) MongoDB
6 65 (8.64%) Apache Hive
7 64 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
8 59 (7.85%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (7.05%) Relational Database
10 43 (5.72%) SQL Server
11 41 (5.45%) Data Lake
12 40 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
13 38 (5.05%) HBase
14 34 (4.52%) Hazelcast
15 33 (4.39%) Redis
15 33 (4.39%) Snowflake Schema
16 27 (3.59%) Flink
17 25 (3.32%) RDBMS
18 20 (2.66%) MySQL
18 20 (2.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 139 (18.48%) Git (software)
2 119 (15.82%) Jenkins
3 49 (6.52%) JIRA
4 43 (5.72%) Maven
5 27 (3.59%) GitLab
6 22 (2.93%) Gradle
7 17 (2.26%) Artifactory
8 15 (1.99%) TeamCity
9 13 (1.73%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.46%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.33%) webpack
12 9 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.20%) CircleCI
12 9 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.06%) JUnit
13 8 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.80%) LINQPad
15 6 (0.80%) SonarQube
16 5 (0.66%) Travis CI
General
1 196 (26.06%) Finance
2 193 (25.66%) Banking
3 103 (13.70%) Social Skills
4 99 (13.16%) Investment Banking
5 79 (10.51%) Front Office
6 68 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.39%) Public Sector
8 14 (1.86%) Retail Banking
9 10 (1.33%) Retail
10 9 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.06%) Back Office
12 6 (0.80%) French Language
12 6 (0.80%) Law
12 6 (0.80%) Marketing
13 5 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (0.66%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.40%) Advertising
16 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 353 (46.94%) Developer
2 229 (30.45%) Java Developer
3 142 (18.88%) Data Engineer
4 76 (10.11%) Senior Developer
5 53 (7.05%) Senior Java Developer
6 48 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 42 (5.59%) Architect
7 42 (5.59%) Java Engineer
7 42 (5.59%) Python Engineer
8 38 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
9 29 (3.86%) Big Data Engineer
10 27 (3.59%) Senior Software Engineer
11 25 (3.32%) C# Developer
12 23 (3.06%) .NET Developer
13 22 (2.93%) Scala Developer
14 21 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (2.66%) Cloud Engineer
16 18 (2.39%) Agile Developer
17 17 (2.26%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (24.87%) Spring
2 160 (21.28%) Spring Boot
3 95 (12.63%) REST
4 75 (9.97%) React
5 72 (9.57%) AngularJS
6 66 (8.78%) .NET
7 55 (7.31%) HTML
8 50 (6.65%) Node.js
9 45 (5.98%) Web Services
10 44 (5.85%) GraphQL
11 41 (5.45%) RESTful
12 32 (4.26%) HTML5
13 31 (4.12%) .NET Core
13 31 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
14 29 (3.86%) JSON
15 27 (3.59%) Spark Streaming
16 26 (3.46%) Redux
17 25 (3.32%) Akka
17 25 (3.32%) Apache NiFi
18 22 (2.93%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.98%) Data Structures
2 43 (5.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (5.19%) Algorithms
4 32 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (3.99%) Cloud Native
6 26 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.26%) Derivative
8 16 (2.13%) Fixed Income
8 16 (2.13%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.13%) User Experience
9 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.46%) Equities
9 11 (1.46%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.33%) Clustering
11 9 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.06%) Grid Computing
12 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.06%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 103 (13.70%) Linux
2 37 (4.92%) Unix
3 14 (1.86%) Windows
4 8 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.66%) CentOS
6 4 (0.53%) Android
6 4 (0.53%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.40%) Debian
8 2 (0.27%) VMS
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (38.16%) Microservices
3 221 (29.39%) DevOps
4 158 (21.01%) Software Engineering
5 136 (18.09%) TDD
6 105 (13.96%) Analytics
7 84 (11.17%) Data Pipeline
8 83 (11.04%) Test Automation
9 74 (9.84%) Scrum
10 66 (8.78%) BDD
11 62 (8.24%) Data Engineering
12 61 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (7.85%) ETL
13 59 (7.85%) Multithreading
14 56 (7.45%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 52 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
16 48 (6.38%) Computer Science
17 45 (5.98%) Data Modelling
17 45 (5.98%) Data Science
17 45 (5.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 448 (59.57%) Java
2 220 (29.26%) Python
3 190 (25.27%) SQL
4 138 (18.35%) Scala
5 89 (11.84%) JavaScript
6 81 (10.77%) Java 8
7 53 (7.05%) C#
8 36 (4.79%) TypeScript
9 33 (4.39%) Go
10 29 (3.86%) Kotlin
10 29 (3.86%) PL/SQL
11 27 (3.59%) C
12 24 (3.19%) C++
13 17 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 17 (2.26%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.99%) Groovy
15 12 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.93%) Haskell
17 7 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 37 (4.92%) Degree
4 23 (3.06%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.20%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.20%) ISEB
7 5 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.27%) PhD
9 1 (0.13%) CFA
9 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.59%) QA
2 10 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.33%) SLA
3 5 (0.66%) ISO 20022
4 4 (0.53%) MiFID
4 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.40%) GDPR
5 3 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 201 (26.73%) Docker
2 27 (3.59%) HDFS
3 19 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (1.06%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.27%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 253 (33.64%) Kubernetes
2 101 (13.43%) Terraform
3 48 (6.38%) Ansible
4 15 (1.99%) Grafana
5 13 (1.73%) Prometheus
6 12 (1.60%) Oozie
6 12 (1.60%) Puppet
7 10 (1.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.06%) Kibana
10 6 (0.80%) Istio
11 5 (0.66%) logstash
12 3 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.40%) Nagios
13 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.27%) Kubeflow
13 2 (0.27%) Rancher
14 1 (0.13%) CloudHub
14 1 (0.13%) Mesos
14 1 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 87 (11.57%) Oracle
2 49 (6.52%) Databricks
2 49 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 42 (5.59%) Google
4 31 (4.12%) IBM
5 29 (3.86%) Atlassian
5 29 (3.86%) Cloudera
5 29 (3.86%) Confluent
6 23 (3.06%) Splunk
7 12 (1.60%) Hortonworks
8 10 (1.33%) AppDynamics
8 10 (1.33%) MapR
8 10 (1.33%) StreamSets
9 9 (1.20%) Informatica
9 9 (1.20%) Solace
10 6 (0.80%) Ab Initio
10 6 (0.80%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.80%) New Relic
10 6 (0.80%) VMware
11 5 (0.66%) ION Trading