Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 84 106
Rank change year-on-year +16 +22 -18
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,366 774 494
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.57% 3.19% 2.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.48% 8.75% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 551 363
10th Percentile £505 £463 £438
25th Percentile £550 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £750 £647 £650
90th Percentile £827 £713 £700
England median daily rate £650 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
10th Percentile £54.23 - -
25th Percentile £56.81 - -
Median hourly rate £69.50 - -
75th Percentile £78.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £69.50 £56.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year +23.01% +22.83% -

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 11,903 8,850 7,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.10% 36.45% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,251 6,621 5,599
10th Percentile £425 £381 £375
25th Percentile £506 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £711 £638 £625
90th Percentile £800 £713 £700
England median daily rate £574 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +14.80% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 33 33
10th Percentile £27.25 £19.39 £23.80
25th Percentile £35.00 £36.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £48.85
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +2.35% +8.66%
75th Percentile £66.13 £65.00 £63.00
90th Percentile £75.75 £68.00 £68.71
England median hourly rate £50.25 £47.00 £46.42
% change year-on-year +6.91% +1.26% +3.24%

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 23 May 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Kafka in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +7 205 £675 +12.50% 69
West London +13 24 £500 -8.26% 7
South London -10 18 £600 -4.00% 5
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 779 (57.03%) Java
2 612 (44.80%) AWS
3 565 (41.36%) Kubernetes
4 535 (39.17%) Microservices
5 495 (36.24%) Agile
6 411 (30.09%) Docker
7 408 (29.87%) DevOps
8 368 (26.94%) Finance
9 365 (26.72%) CI/CD
10 341 (24.96%) Software Engineering
11 322 (23.57%) Python
12 319 (23.35%) Azure
13 292 (21.38%) SQL
14 282 (20.64%) Apache Spark
15 254 (18.59%) Jenkins
16 247 (18.08%) TDD
17 243 (17.79%) Spring
18 231 (16.91%) Spring Boot
18 231 (16.91%) Event-Driven
19 230 (16.84%) Terraform
20 222 (16.25%) Big Data
21 198 (14.49%) MongoDB
22 192 (14.06%) Test Automation
23 190 (13.91%) GCP
24 186 (13.62%) Social Skills
25 183 (13.40%) Git (software)
26 176 (12.88%) Scrum
27 171 (12.52%) React
28 167 (12.23%) NoSQL
29 165 (12.08%) Serverless

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
1 282 (20.64%) Apache Spark
2 117 (8.57%) Apache
3 75 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
4 62 (4.54%) Apache Airflow
5 61 (4.47%) Confluence
6 27 (1.98%) nginx
7 20 (1.46%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.02%) Apache Pulsar
10 12 (0.88%) Luigi
11 10 (0.73%) Apache Pig
12 9 (0.66%) Camunda
13 8 (0.59%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.44%) JBoss
14 6 (0.44%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.37%) IIS
15 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.22%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.073%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.073%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.073%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.073%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.073%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.073%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.073%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.073%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 612 (44.80%) AWS
2 319 (23.35%) Azure
3 190 (13.91%) GCP
4 165 (12.08%) Serverless
5 104 (7.61%) AWS Lambda
6 102 (7.47%) GitHub
7 81 (5.93%) Amazon Kinesis
7 81 (5.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 80 (5.86%) Amazon S3
9 78 (5.71%) PaaS
10 69 (5.05%) OpenShift
11 57 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 47 (3.44%) Amazon EMR
13 46 (3.37%) Amazon EKS
14 38 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
15 37 (2.71%) Amazon MSK
16 34 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
17 31 (2.27%) Azure Functions
17 31 (2.27%) SaaS
18 29 (2.12%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.12%) HTTP
2 28 (2.05%) MQTT
3 13 (0.95%) SSH
4 10 (0.73%) HTTPS
4 10 (0.73%) IPv4
5 8 (0.59%) DNS
5 8 (0.59%) Internet
5 8 (0.59%) SSL
5 8 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.29%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.29%) Network Security
7 3 (0.22%) AMQP
7 3 (0.22%) IPFS
8 2 (0.15%) Calico
8 2 (0.15%) Firewall
8 2 (0.15%) FTP
8 2 (0.15%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.15%) WAN
9 1 (0.073%) Skype
9 1 (0.073%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (16.25%) Big Data
2 198 (14.49%) MongoDB
3 167 (12.23%) NoSQL
4 163 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
5 103 (7.54%) Hadoop
6 102 (7.47%) Relational Database
7 91 (6.66%) Data Warehouse
8 83 (6.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 80 (5.86%) SQL Server
10 78 (5.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 64 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 64 (4.69%) Data Lake
12 61 (4.47%) MySQL
13 58 (4.25%) Amazon RDS
14 51 (3.73%) RDBMS
15 44 (3.22%) Redis
16 43 (3.15%) Flink
17 40 (2.93%) Metadata
18 38 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
18 38 (2.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 254 (18.59%) Jenkins
2 183 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 148 (10.83%) Maven
4 129 (9.44%) Gradle
5 112 (8.20%) GitLab
6 92 (6.73%) JIRA
7 58 (4.25%) TeamCity
8 46 (3.37%) JUnit
9 42 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 24 (1.76%) Mockito
11 22 (1.61%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.24%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.02%) SonarQube
14 13 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (0.95%) CircleCI
15 12 (0.88%) JMeter
15 12 (0.88%) PowerDesigner
16 11 (0.81%) IntelliJ
17 10 (0.73%) Cypress.io
17 10 (0.73%) Postman
General
1 368 (26.94%) Finance
2 186 (13.62%) Social Skills
3 160 (11.71%) Banking
4 95 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (4.25%) Public Sector
6 52 (3.81%) Front Office
7 41 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 38 (2.78%) Retail
9 36 (2.64%) Financial Institution
9 36 (2.64%) Marketing
10 32 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
11 19 (1.39%) Telecoms
12 17 (1.24%) Games
13 15 (1.10%) Legal
14 14 (1.02%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.88%) Publishing
16 11 (0.81%) Back Office
17 9 (0.66%) Electronics
18 6 (0.44%) Influencing Skills
19 5 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 495 (36.24%) Developer
2 299 (21.89%) Java Developer
3 217 (15.89%) Data Engineer
4 171 (12.52%) Java Engineer
5 148 (10.83%) Architect
6 129 (9.44%) Software Engineer
7 119 (8.71%) AWS Engineer
8 104 (7.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 102 (7.47%) Senior Developer
10 74 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
11 69 (5.05%) Senior Java Engineer
12 67 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
13 66 (4.83%) Data Architect
14 51 (3.73%) AWS Software Engineer
15 46 (3.37%) Big Data Engineer
16 44 (3.22%) Java Software Engineer
17 42 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
18 39 (2.86%) Senior Data Engineer
19 38 (2.78%) AWS Developer
20 35 (2.56%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (17.79%) Spring
2 231 (16.91%) Spring Boot
3 171 (12.52%) React
4 139 (10.18%) REST
5 99 (7.25%) Node.js
6 93 (6.81%) .NET
7 81 (5.93%) RESTful
8 64 (4.69%) AngularJS
9 63 (4.61%) Web Services
10 62 (4.54%) GraphQL
11 60 (4.39%) gRPC
11 60 (4.39%) RabbitMQ
12 54 (3.95%) HTML
13 49 (3.59%) Apache Camel
14 46 (3.37%) JMS
15 45 (3.29%) JSON
16 43 (3.15%) Spark Streaming
17 42 (3.07%) Hibernate
18 39 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
19 38 (2.78%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 152 (11.13%) Cloud Native
2 57 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (3.81%) Hedge funds
4 42 (3.07%) Public Cloud
5 41 (3.00%) Data Structures
5 41 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.78%) Algorithms
7 32 (2.34%) IoT
8 28 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.83%) iPad
10 22 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.54%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (1.39%) Derivative
13 19 (1.39%) User Experience
14 15 (1.10%) Equities
15 14 (1.02%) Sports Betting
16 13 (0.95%) Legacy Systems
17 11 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 159 (11.64%) Linux
2 47 (3.44%) Unix
3 41 (3.00%) Windows
4 16 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (1.17%) VMS
5 11 (0.81%) Android
6 10 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.59%) Debian
8 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (39.17%) Microservices
2 495 (36.24%) Agile
3 408 (29.87%) DevOps
4 365 (26.72%) CI/CD
5 341 (24.96%) Software Engineering
6 247 (18.08%) TDD
7 231 (16.91%) Event-Driven
8 192 (14.06%) Test Automation
9 176 (12.88%) Scrum
10 152 (11.13%) Data Modelling
11 138 (10.10%) BDD
12 136 (9.96%) Analytics
13 133 (9.74%) Data Engineering
14 127 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
15 125 (9.15%) ETL
16 117 (8.57%) Migration
17 114 (8.35%) Data Pipeline
18 108 (7.91%) Full Stack Development
19 101 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
20 99 (7.25%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 779 (57.03%) Java
2 322 (23.57%) Python
3 292 (21.38%) SQL
4 164 (12.01%) Scala
5 153 (11.20%) JavaScript
6 95 (6.95%) TypeScript
7 81 (5.93%) C#
8 67 (4.90%) Bash
9 56 (4.10%) Go
10 40 (2.93%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.93%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.34%) Kotlin
12 28 (2.05%) C++
13 26 (1.90%) Groovy
14 21 (1.54%) PHP
15 17 (1.24%) Ruby
16 14 (1.02%) C
17 13 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.88%) Gremlin
18 12 (0.88%) Rust
Qualifications
1 110 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 103 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 36 (2.64%) Degree
4 24 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.66%) FFIEC
8 7 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.51%) PMP
9 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.29%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.15%) MBA
11 2 (0.15%) PhD
12 1 (0.073%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.073%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.08%) QA
2 44 (3.22%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.17%) GDPR
4 10 (0.73%) SLA
5 9 (0.66%) GLBA
5 9 (0.66%) NIST
5 9 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.44%) ISO 20022
6 6 (0.44%) SEPA
7 5 (0.37%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.22%) OASIS TOSCA
9 2 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.073%) DICOM
10 1 (0.073%) FATCA
10 1 (0.073%) HL7
System Software
1 411 (30.09%) Docker
2 15 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 14 (1.02%) HDFS
4 7 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.37%) vCloud
6 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.073%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 565 (41.36%) Kubernetes
2 230 (16.84%) Terraform
3 80 (5.86%) Prometheus
4 79 (5.78%) Grafana
5 76 (5.56%) Ansible
6 44 (3.22%) Kibana
7 36 (2.64%) Consul
8 27 (1.98%) Istio
9 25 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
10 20 (1.46%) logstash
11 15 (1.10%) Packer
12 14 (1.02%) Puppet
13 10 (0.73%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.59%) Oozie
15 7 (0.51%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.37%) Fluentd
16 5 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
17 4 (0.29%) Argo
18 3 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 117 (8.57%) Oracle
2 106 (7.76%) Databricks
3 81 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 74 (5.42%) Google
5 47 (3.44%) Splunk
6 46 (3.37%) Confluent
7 44 (3.22%) Talend
8 41 (3.00%) Cloudera
8 41 (3.00%) Red Hat
9 39 (2.86%) IBM
10 31 (2.27%) MuleSoft
11 28 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (1.98%) Informatica
13 20 (1.46%) AppDynamics
13 20 (1.46%) Dynatrace
14 15 (1.10%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 14 (1.02%) Teradata
16 13 (0.95%) VMware
17 12 (0.88%) Alteryx
17 12 (0.88%) BiZZdesign