Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 103 144
Rank change year-on-year +17 +41 +81
Contract jobs citing Kafka 979 1,203 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.86% 2.57% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.96% 6.57% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 908 778
London median daily rate £600 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% -
10th Percentile £475 £463 £448
90th Percentile £725 £713 £675
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +21.62% -

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 12,295 18,303 17,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.95% 39.12% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,061 13,846 13,500
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £375 £371 £350
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 104
London median hourly rate £47.83 £39.38 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.47% +35.78% -27.50%
10th Percentile £17.48 £20.91 £19.13
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.10 £47.83
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +4 224 £593 +3.04% 116
East London +21 59 £550 -2.22% 15
South London +21 45 £575 +2.22% 8
West London +11 22 £550 +4.76% 34
North London +13 1 £525 +5.00% 3
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 544 (55.57%) Java
2 426 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (35.65%) Microservices
4 347 (35.44%) Docker
5 325 (33.20%) AWS
6 307 (31.36%) Python
7 285 (29.11%) TDD
8 280 (28.60%) Kubernetes
9 258 (26.35%) Finance
10 252 (25.74%) Apache Spark
11 236 (24.11%) DevOps
12 223 (22.78%) Spring
13 213 (21.76%) Big Data
14 203 (20.74%) Scala
15 195 (19.92%) Hadoop
16 193 (19.71%) JavaScript
17 174 (17.77%) NoSQL
18 168 (17.16%) Java 8
19 165 (16.85%) Linux
20 162 (16.55%) REST
21 155 (15.83%) SQL
22 152 (15.53%) Git (software)
23 149 (15.22%) Banking
24 147 (15.02%) Jenkins
25 138 (14.10%) BDD
26 137 (13.99%) Azure
27 130 (13.28%) Spring Boot
27 130 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
28 129 (13.18%) C#
29 122 (12.46%) .NET

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
1 252 (25.74%) Apache Spark
2 96 (9.81%) Apache
3 86 (8.78%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (4.39%) Confluence
5 26 (2.66%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (1.33%) nginx
7 11 (1.12%) Luigi
8 8 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.82%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.31%) SAS
11 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.20%) CMS
12 2 (0.20%) JBoss
12 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.10%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 325 (33.20%) AWS
2 137 (13.99%) Azure
3 100 (10.21%) GCP
4 74 (7.56%) Serverless
5 71 (7.25%) Amazon Kinesis
6 66 (6.74%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (4.80%) Amazon S3
8 40 (4.09%) OpenShift
9 39 (3.98%) GitHub
10 33 (3.37%) Amazon EMR
11 21 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
12 19 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
13 17 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (1.53%) Power Platform
15 14 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
17 10 (1.02%) CloudFront
18 8 (0.82%) Amazon Cognito
18 8 (0.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.04%) AMQP
2 16 (1.63%) HTTP
3 12 (1.23%) SSL
4 10 (1.02%) DNS
4 10 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.92%) FTP
6 7 (0.72%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.41%) Internet
8 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.20%) Firewall
10 1 (0.10%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (21.76%) Big Data
2 195 (19.92%) Hadoop
3 174 (17.77%) NoSQL
4 120 (12.26%) MongoDB
5 112 (11.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 111 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
7 93 (9.50%) Apache Hive
8 79 (8.07%) Relational Database
8 79 (8.07%) SQL Server
9 76 (7.76%) Flink
10 60 (6.13%) MySQL
11 56 (5.72%) HBase
12 45 (4.60%) Redis
13 38 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
14 35 (3.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 35 (3.58%) Data Lake
15 33 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (3.27%) RDBMS
17 28 (2.86%) BigQuery
18 25 (2.55%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 152 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 147 (15.02%) Jenkins
3 61 (6.23%) JIRA
4 55 (5.62%) JUnit
5 46 (4.70%) Maven
6 43 (4.39%) Gradle
7 41 (4.19%) Mockito
8 23 (2.35%) GitLab
9 21 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 21 (2.15%) NUnit
10 18 (1.84%) SpecFlow
11 14 (1.43%) Spock
12 13 (1.33%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.23%) CircleCI
14 9 (0.92%) Artifactory
14 9 (0.92%) Gatling
14 9 (0.92%) Geb
14 9 (0.92%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (0.72%) Jasmine
General
1 258 (26.35%) Finance
2 149 (15.22%) Banking
3 56 (5.72%) Front Office
4 37 (3.78%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.76%) Retail
6 17 (1.74%) Legal
6 17 (1.74%) Marketing
7 14 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.33%) Advertising
9 12 (1.23%) Games
9 12 (1.23%) Law
10 7 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.72%) Public Sector
10 7 (0.72%) Publishing
10 7 (0.72%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 570 (58.22%) Developer
2 286 (29.21%) Java Developer
3 137 (13.99%) Data Engineer
4 96 (9.81%) Senior Developer
5 80 (8.17%) C# Developer
6 77 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 68 (6.95%) Architect
8 58 (5.92%) Full Stack Developer
9 57 (5.82%) Senior Java Developer
10 56 (5.72%) Scala Developer
11 47 (4.80%) .NET Developer
12 45 (4.60%) Java Engineer
13 44 (4.49%) Backend Developer
14 42 (4.29%) AWS Developer
14 42 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
15 39 (3.98%) Python Developer
16 37 (3.78%) Big Data Engineer
17 36 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
18 34 (3.47%) AWS DevOps
19 31 (3.17%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (22.78%) Spring
2 162 (16.55%) REST
3 130 (13.28%) Spring Boot
4 122 (12.46%) .NET
5 119 (12.16%) React
6 118 (12.05%) RabbitMQ
7 115 (11.75%) AngularJS
8 94 (9.60%) HTML
9 92 (9.40%) RESTful
10 91 (9.30%) Web Services
11 88 (8.99%) CSS
12 85 (8.68%) Node.js
13 59 (6.03%) Vue.js
14 47 (4.80%) JSON
15 46 (4.70%) Akka
15 46 (4.70%) Spark Streaming
16 31 (3.17%) Hibernate
16 31 (3.17%) JPA
16 31 (3.17%) React Native
17 30 (3.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
2 93 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (7.05%) Equities
4 67 (6.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 47 (4.80%) Hedge funds
6 46 (4.70%) Derivative
7 41 (4.19%) Algorithms
8 37 (3.78%) Data Structures
9 28 (2.86%) Public Cloud
10 27 (2.76%) User Experience
11 20 (2.04%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.33%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.12%) OTC Derivatives
16 10 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.82%) Fixed Income
17 8 (0.82%) Renewable Energy
18 6 (0.61%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.85%) Linux
2 45 (4.60%) Unix
3 28 (2.86%) Windows
4 17 (1.74%) Android
4 17 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.82%) CoreOS
7 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (43.51%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (35.65%) Microservices
3 285 (29.11%) TDD
4 236 (24.11%) DevOps
5 138 (14.10%) BDD
6 130 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
7 108 (11.03%) Scrum
8 104 (10.62%) OO
9 99 (10.11%) Computer Science
10 98 (10.01%) Software Engineering
11 95 (9.70%) ETL
12 94 (9.60%) Analytics
13 89 (9.09%) OOP
14 87 (8.89%) Fintech
15 85 (8.68%) Machine Learning
16 84 (8.58%) Data Science
17 73 (7.46%) Open Source
18 72 (7.35%) Pair Programming
19 61 (6.23%) Data Engineering
20 57 (5.82%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 544 (55.57%) Java
2 307 (31.36%) Python
3 203 (20.74%) Scala
4 193 (19.71%) JavaScript
5 168 (17.16%) Java 8
6 155 (15.83%) SQL
7 129 (13.18%) C#
8 47 (4.80%) Go
9 44 (4.49%) C++
10 37 (3.78%) TypeScript
11 34 (3.47%) Bash Shell
12 30 (3.06%) Ruby
13 24 (2.45%) R
14 22 (2.25%) Clojure
15 21 (2.15%) Groovy
16 19 (1.94%) Kotlin
17 16 (1.63%) F#
18 8 (0.82%) ClojureScript
18 8 (0.82%) Perl
19 7 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (7.05%) Degree
2 48 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.53%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.12%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.41%) PhD
8 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.31%) MBA
9 2 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) ISEB
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.10%) PMP
10 1 (0.10%) RHCE
10 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.02%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.41%) EMIR
3 4 (0.41%) MiFID
4 1 (0.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 347 (35.44%) Docker
2 35 (3.58%) HDFS
3 16 (1.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 8 (0.82%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.10%) etcd
6 1 (0.10%) Varnish
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 280 (28.60%) Kubernetes
2 113 (11.54%) Terraform
3 86 (8.78%) Ansible
4 42 (4.29%) Puppet
5 32 (3.27%) Grafana
6 29 (2.96%) Hadoop YARN
7 19 (1.94%) Consul
8 18 (1.84%) Kibana
9 13 (1.33%) logstash
9 13 (1.33%) Mesos
9 13 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.12%) linkerd
10 11 (1.12%) Prometheus
11 10 (1.02%) Graphite
11 10 (1.02%) Marathon
11 10 (1.02%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.51%) Istio
13 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (0.41%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 90 (9.19%) Microsoft
2 71 (7.25%) Google
3 46 (4.70%) Oracle
4 31 (3.17%) Remedy
5 29 (2.96%) IBM
6 20 (2.04%) Cloudera
6 20 (2.04%) Hortonworks
7 17 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.53%) Databricks
9 14 (1.43%) Informatica
9 14 (1.43%) Tableau
10 13 (1.33%) SAP
11 11 (1.12%) Confluent
11 11 (1.12%) IBM Sterling
11 11 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.02%) Splunk
12 10 (1.02%) StreamSets
12 10 (1.02%) Sybase
13 9 (0.92%) Talend
13 9 (0.92%) Teradata