Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 84 107
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23 +51
Contract jobs citing Kafka 403 1,181 1,183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.98% 3.09% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.88% 8.47% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 981 913
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £400 £475 £463
90th Percentile £693 £725 £700
England median daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £48.75

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 5,111 13,943 17,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.81% 36.43% 39.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 10,418 13,604
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £375 £375
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.82% +9.33% +32.58%
10th Percentile £22.80 £21.25 £20.48
90th Percentile £47.93 £68.75 £72.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +6.51% +5.63%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -1 63 £550 -4.35% 63
West London +39 18 £625 +19.05% 24
South London +9 4 £505 -12.17% 2
East London +8 1 - - 7
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 234 (58.06%) Java
2 160 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (39.45%) Microservices
4 139 (34.49%) Docker
5 134 (33.25%) Kubernetes
6 127 (31.51%) AWS
6 127 (31.51%) Finance
7 119 (29.53%) Apache Spark
8 118 (29.28%) Azure
9 115 (28.54%) Python
10 109 (27.05%) SQL
11 103 (25.56%) NoSQL
12 99 (24.57%) Spring
13 98 (24.32%) Big Data
14 90 (22.33%) Scala
15 89 (22.08%) Jenkins
16 85 (21.09%) Spring Boot
17 83 (20.60%) Banking
18 79 (19.60%) Git (software)
19 73 (18.11%) Hadoop
20 71 (17.62%) Java 8
21 66 (16.38%) JavaScript
22 65 (16.13%) DevOps
23 62 (15.38%) Software Engineering
24 61 (15.14%) Scrum
25 57 (14.14%) Linux
26 55 (13.65%) Computer Science
26 55 (13.65%) GCP
26 55 (13.65%) Test Automation
27 54 (13.40%) Data Science

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
1 119 (29.53%) Apache Spark
2 31 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.72%) Apache Pig
4 13 (3.23%) Apache
5 12 (2.98%) Confluence
6 8 (1.99%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.74%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.50%) CICS
8 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.50%) IIS
8 2 (0.50%) Luigi
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.25%) Camunda
9 1 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.99%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.74%) RMDS
3 2 (0.50%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 127 (31.51%) AWS
2 118 (29.28%) Azure
3 55 (13.65%) GCP
4 27 (6.70%) Serverless
5 22 (5.46%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (3.97%) Amazon EKS
7 15 (3.72%) PaaS
8 12 (2.98%) Amazon Kinesis
8 12 (2.98%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (2.48%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.99%) Kong
10 8 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.74%) Apigee
11 7 (1.74%) Azure Functions
11 7 (1.74%) GitHub
12 6 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.49%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.45%) SSL
2 23 (5.71%) HTTPS
3 8 (1.99%) HTTP
4 6 (1.49%) Firewall
4 6 (1.49%) Internet
5 5 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.99%) BGP
6 4 (0.99%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.99%) MPLS
6 4 (0.99%) SNMP
7 2 (0.50%) DSL
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) FTP
8 1 (0.25%) WebEx
8 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (25.56%) NoSQL
2 98 (24.32%) Big Data
3 73 (18.11%) Hadoop
4 48 (11.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 40 (9.93%) MongoDB
6 32 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (6.20%) Redis
9 23 (5.71%) Apache Hive
9 23 (5.71%) HBase
10 21 (5.21%) SQL Server
11 19 (4.71%) Relational Database
12 18 (4.47%) MySQL
13 17 (4.22%) Data Lake
14 15 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (3.23%) Flink
15 13 (3.23%) Oracle Database
16 11 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (2.73%) BigQuery
16 11 (2.73%) Impala
Development Applications
1 89 (22.08%) Jenkins
2 79 (19.60%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.20%) Maven
4 24 (5.96%) GitLab
5 19 (4.71%) Artifactory
6 17 (4.22%) JIRA
7 16 (3.97%) Cucumber
8 14 (3.47%) Gradle
9 12 (2.98%) Selenium
9 12 (2.98%) SonarQube
10 11 (2.73%) JUnit
11 10 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (1.99%) gulp
13 7 (1.74%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.99%) Hudson
14 4 (0.99%) Mockito
15 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
16 2 (0.50%) Liquibase
16 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 127 (31.51%) Finance
2 83 (20.60%) Banking
3 27 (6.70%) Front Office
4 22 (5.46%) Marketing
5 21 (5.21%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.47%) Public Sector
7 12 (2.98%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.49%) Retail
10 5 (1.24%) Electronics
11 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.74%) Games
12 3 (0.74%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 220 (54.59%) Developer
2 116 (28.78%) Java Developer
3 52 (12.90%) Data Engineer
4 42 (10.42%) Architect
5 40 (9.93%) Senior Developer
6 27 (6.70%) Python Developer
7 23 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 22 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (4.47%) Big Data Engineer
9 18 (4.47%) Java Engineer
10 17 (4.22%) Azure Developer
10 17 (4.22%) Data Architect
10 17 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.97%) C# Developer
11 16 (3.97%) Python Engineer
12 15 (3.72%) AWS Developer
13 14 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
13 14 (3.47%) Senior Data Engineer
14 13 (3.23%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (24.57%) Spring
2 85 (21.09%) Spring Boot
3 50 (12.41%) HTML
4 48 (11.91%) REST
4 48 (11.91%) RESTful
5 39 (9.68%) .NET
6 33 (8.19%) Web Services
7 30 (7.44%) Spring Security
8 29 (7.20%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (6.20%) HTML5
10 24 (5.96%) AngularJS
11 23 (5.71%) Guice
11 23 (5.71%) JAAS
11 23 (5.71%) React
12 22 (5.46%) Akka
13 21 (5.21%) Node.js
14 20 (4.96%) GraphQL
15 19 (4.71%) JSON
16 18 (4.47%) CSS
17 17 (4.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (5.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (3.72%) Virtual Team
5 14 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (3.23%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.98%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.73%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.99%) User Experience
10 6 (1.49%) DataPower
10 6 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.99%) Blog
11 4 (0.99%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.99%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.99%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.74%) Derivative
12 3 (0.74%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.14%) Linux
2 9 (2.23%) Windows
3 6 (1.49%) Unix
4 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.99%) Debian
5 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.74%) Android
6 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.74%) CentOS
6 3 (0.74%) Fedora
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (39.70%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (39.45%) Microservices
3 65 (16.13%) DevOps
4 62 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 61 (15.14%) Scrum
6 55 (13.65%) Computer Science
6 55 (13.65%) Test Automation
7 54 (13.40%) Data Science
8 50 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (12.16%) TDD
10 45 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (9.93%) Open Source
12 38 (9.43%) Data Architecture
13 36 (8.93%) Machine Learning
14 33 (8.19%) Analytics
14 33 (8.19%) Data Modelling
14 33 (8.19%) SDLC
15 32 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
15 32 (7.94%) Kanban
16 28 (6.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 234 (58.06%) Java
2 115 (28.54%) Python
3 109 (27.05%) SQL
4 90 (22.33%) Scala
5 71 (17.62%) Java 8
6 66 (16.38%) JavaScript
7 50 (12.41%) C#
8 47 (11.66%) Kotlin
9 16 (3.97%) Go
10 14 (3.47%) Perl
11 13 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.73%) Groovy
12 11 (2.73%) Haskell
13 10 (2.48%) Ruby
14 9 (2.23%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.23%) PHP
14 9 (2.23%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.49%) C++
15 6 (1.49%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (8.44%) Degree
2 31 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.20%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.46%) Master's Degree
5 15 (3.72%) TOGAF Certification
6 13 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.23%) QA
2 8 (1.99%) MiFID
3 5 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) NIST
4 1 (0.25%) SEPA
4 1 (0.25%) TARGET2
System Software
1 139 (34.49%) Docker
2 17 (4.22%) HDFS
3 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.74%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.50%) zsh
Systems Management
1 134 (33.25%) Kubernetes
2 48 (11.91%) Terraform
3 26 (6.45%) Ansible
4 25 (6.20%) Prometheus
5 21 (5.21%) Zipkin
6 8 (1.99%) Puppet
7 5 (1.24%) Netcool
8 4 (0.99%) Grafana
8 4 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.99%) Oozie
8 4 (0.99%) Rundeck
9 3 (0.74%) Consul
9 3 (0.74%) linkerd
9 3 (0.74%) Mesos
9 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.50%) Istio
10 2 (0.50%) Salt
10 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 44 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.18%) Databricks
2 37 (9.18%) Oracle
3 33 (8.19%) StreamSets
4 14 (3.47%) Splunk
5 13 (3.23%) Cloudera
6 11 (2.73%) Informatica
7 10 (2.48%) Confluent
7 10 (2.48%) Google
8 9 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.23%) SAP
9 8 (1.99%) MuleSoft
9 8 (1.99%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.99%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.74%) Ab Initio
10 7 (1.74%) IBM
11 6 (1.49%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.49%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.24%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.24%) SevOne