Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 88 98
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +51
Contract jobs citing Kafka 651 781 1,176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.24% 2.78% 2.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.85% 7.60% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 607 905
Median daily rate £575 £600 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +6.67% -2.17%
10th Percentile £419 £458 £475
90th Percentile £702 £715 £700
England median daily rate £555 £557 £550
% change year-on-year -0.36% +1.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -23.91% - -

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 7,360 10,279 16,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.60% 36.63% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,436 7,656 12,581
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £363 £375 £370
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 62
Median hourly rate £44.25 £48.85 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +26.88% +32.76%
10th Percentile £23.13 £25.33 £24.11
90th Percentile £67.25 £78.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.75%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +38 103 £600 +6.19% 80
South London +13 13 £505 -8.18% 3
West London +19 5 £628 +14.09% 59
East London +10 3 £475 -13.64% 17
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 390 (59.91%) Java
2 275 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (39.17%) Microservices
4 218 (33.49%) AWS
5 210 (32.26%) Kubernetes
6 196 (30.11%) Python
7 181 (27.80%) Finance
8 173 (26.57%) Docker
9 160 (24.58%) DevOps
10 154 (23.66%) Banking
11 151 (23.20%) Spring
12 137 (21.04%) SQL
13 136 (20.89%) Spring Boot
14 127 (19.51%) Software Engineering
15 122 (18.74%) Azure
16 121 (18.59%) Big Data
16 121 (18.59%) Apache Spark
17 114 (17.51%) TDD
18 109 (16.74%) Jenkins
19 102 (15.67%) Git (software)
20 100 (15.36%) Linux
21 99 (15.21%) Terraform
22 94 (14.44%) Scala
23 88 (13.52%) JavaScript
24 87 (13.36%) REST
25 85 (13.06%) NoSQL
26 82 (12.60%) Hadoop
27 76 (11.67%) Java 8
28 74 (11.37%) Apache Cassandra
28 74 (11.37%) Investment 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
1 121 (18.59%) Apache Spark
2 38 (5.84%) Apache Airflow
3 37 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (5.07%) Apache
5 19 (2.92%) Confluence
6 12 (1.84%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.38%) nginx
8 7 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 6 (0.92%) Camunda
9 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.15%) Mule
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.15%) SAS
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) RMDS
1 4 (0.61%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.31%) R3 Corda
3 2 (0.31%) Salerio
4 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 218 (33.49%) AWS
2 122 (18.74%) Azure
3 58 (8.91%) GCP
4 47 (7.22%) Serverless
5 37 (5.68%) Amazon Kinesis
6 30 (4.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 30 (4.61%) GitHub
7 27 (4.15%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (3.99%) Amazon S3
9 25 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 24 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
12 19 (2.92%) SaaS
13 18 (2.76%) Apigee
13 18 (2.76%) PaaS
14 15 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
15 14 (2.15%) Amazon ECS
15 14 (2.15%) Amazon EKS
15 14 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
16 13 (2.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.07%) HTTP
2 11 (1.69%) Internet
3 10 (1.54%) Firewall
4 9 (1.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.77%) BGP
5 5 (0.77%) MPLS
5 5 (0.77%) SNMP
5 5 (0.77%) SSL
6 3 (0.46%) Network Security
7 2 (0.31%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
8 1 (0.15%) 2G
8 1 (0.15%) AMQP
8 1 (0.15%) SSH
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (18.59%) Big Data
2 85 (13.06%) NoSQL
3 82 (12.60%) Hadoop
4 74 (11.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 56 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (8.14%) Apache Hive
7 52 (7.99%) MongoDB
8 50 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
9 41 (6.30%) Data Lake
10 40 (6.14%) SQL Server
11 39 (5.99%) Relational Database
12 36 (5.53%) HBase
13 30 (4.61%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (4.45%) Hazelcast
15 25 (3.84%) Redis
16 24 (3.69%) Flink
17 18 (2.76%) Snowflake Schema
18 17 (2.61%) Amazon Redshift
19 16 (2.46%) MySQL
20 15 (2.30%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 109 (16.74%) Jenkins
2 102 (15.67%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.07%) GitLab
4 29 (4.45%) Maven
5 28 (4.30%) JIRA
6 21 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.07%) Gradle
8 17 (2.61%) Artifactory
9 16 (2.46%) Selenium
10 14 (2.15%) Bitbucket
11 13 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.23%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.92%) gulp
14 5 (0.77%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.77%) Hudson
14 5 (0.77%) JUnit
14 5 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.61%) Gatling
15 4 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 181 (27.80%) Finance
2 154 (23.66%) Banking
3 74 (11.37%) Investment Banking
4 53 (8.14%) Front Office
5 16 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.84%) Retail
7 9 (1.38%) Marketing
8 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.77%) Advertising
9 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.61%) Electronics
10 4 (0.61%) Law
11 3 (0.46%) Back Office
11 3 (0.46%) French Language
11 3 (0.46%) Games
12 2 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.15%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 296 (45.47%) Developer
2 188 (28.88%) Java Developer
3 107 (16.44%) Data Engineer
4 66 (10.14%) Architect
5 55 (8.45%) Senior Developer
6 42 (6.45%) Python Engineer
7 41 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
8 39 (5.99%) AWS Engineer
8 39 (5.99%) Java Engineer
9 38 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (5.53%) Software Engineer
11 29 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
13 25 (3.84%) Big Data Engineer
14 20 (3.07%) AWS Developer
15 19 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
16 18 (2.76%) Python Developer
17 17 (2.61%) AWS DevOps
18 16 (2.46%) Platform Engineer
18 16 (2.46%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (23.20%) Spring
2 136 (20.89%) Spring Boot
3 87 (13.36%) REST
4 50 (7.68%) AngularJS
5 49 (7.53%) React
6 47 (7.22%) Web Services
7 46 (7.07%) HTML
8 43 (6.61%) Node.js
9 41 (6.30%) .NET
10 40 (6.14%) GraphQL
11 36 (5.53%) RESTful
12 29 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
13 26 (3.99%) HTML5
14 24 (3.69%) JSON
15 22 (3.38%) Swagger
16 21 (3.23%) Redux
17 20 (3.07%) .NET Core
18 19 (2.92%) CSS
18 19 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
19 18 (2.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (5.07%) Data Structures
4 31 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 28 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 24 (3.69%) Cloud Native
6 24 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.92%) Derivative
8 15 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.15%) DataPower
10 11 (1.69%) Clustering
10 11 (1.69%) User Experience
11 10 (1.54%) Equities
12 7 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 7 (1.08%) Grid Computing
12 7 (1.08%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.36%) Linux
2 29 (4.45%) Unix
3 16 (2.46%) Windows
4 10 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.92%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.77%) Android
7 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 2 (0.31%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (39.17%) Microservices
3 160 (24.58%) DevOps
4 127 (19.51%) Software Engineering
5 114 (17.51%) TDD
6 68 (10.45%) Analytics
7 62 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 56 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (8.45%) BDD
10 52 (7.99%) Scrum
11 51 (7.83%) ETL
11 51 (7.83%) Machine Learning
12 48 (7.37%) Multithreading
13 47 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (7.07%) Data Modelling
15 42 (6.45%) Data Science
15 42 (6.45%) Infrastructure as Code
15 42 (6.45%) Open Source
16 40 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (5.84%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 390 (59.91%) Java
2 196 (30.11%) Python
3 137 (21.04%) SQL
4 94 (14.44%) Scala
5 88 (13.52%) JavaScript
6 76 (11.67%) Java 8
7 37 (5.68%) C#
8 36 (5.53%) Go
8 36 (5.53%) Kotlin
9 27 (4.15%) TypeScript
10 26 (3.99%) Bash Shell
11 22 (3.38%) Perl
12 20 (3.07%) C
13 19 (2.92%) C++
13 19 (2.92%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.69%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.38%) PHP
15 9 (1.38%) Ruby
16 8 (1.23%) Groovy
16 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 62 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.69%) Degree
4 16 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.92%) QA
2 10 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.61%) SLA
3 4 (0.61%) WCAG
4 3 (0.46%) ISO 20022
4 3 (0.46%) MiFID
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) NIST
6 1 (0.15%) SEPA
6 1 (0.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 173 (26.57%) Docker
2 31 (4.76%) HDFS
3 15 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.92%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.31%) etcd
5 2 (0.31%) KVM
5 2 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.31%) Varnish
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 210 (32.26%) Kubernetes
2 99 (15.21%) Terraform
3 54 (8.29%) Ansible
4 18 (2.76%) Grafana
5 17 (2.61%) Prometheus
5 17 (2.61%) Puppet
6 14 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.38%) Kibana
8 8 (1.23%) Netcool
9 7 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (1.08%) logstash
9 7 (1.08%) Oozie
10 5 (0.77%) Consul
10 5 (0.77%) Istio
10 5 (0.77%) Nagios
10 5 (0.77%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.61%) Rancher
11 4 (0.61%) Salt
12 3 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.31%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 55 (8.45%) Oracle
2 34 (5.22%) Splunk
3 33 (5.07%) Confluent
4 30 (4.61%) Microsoft
5 28 (4.30%) Google
6 25 (3.84%) Databricks
6 25 (3.84%) IBM
7 22 (3.38%) AppDynamics
7 22 (3.38%) Atlassian
8 14 (2.15%) Informatica
9 11 (1.69%) Cloudera
9 11 (1.69%) Hortonworks
9 11 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.54%) Ab Initio
11 9 (1.38%) Solace
12 8 (1.23%) SevOne
13 7 (1.08%) MapR
13 7 (1.08%) StreamSets
13 7 (1.08%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.92%) VMware