Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 82 87
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 +19
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,302 499 985
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.44% 3.14% 2.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.24% 8.58% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 364 812
10th Percentile £463 £400 £475
25th Percentile £525 £463 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £555 £600
Median % change year-on-year +12.61% -7.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £700 £650 £675
90th Percentile £788 £713 £725
England median daily rate £600 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £77.50 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% -27.27%

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 12,710 5,813 12,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.56% 36.62% 36.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,645 4,364 9,377
10th Percentile £413 £350 £375
25th Percentile £488 £425 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £675 £625 £613
90th Percentile £750 £700 £694
England median daily rate £540 £498 £500
% change year-on-year +8.48% -0.44% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 23 69
10th Percentile £22.11 £22.50 £15.80
25th Percentile £41.50 £25.63 £33.25
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +46.67% -21.60% +24.44%
75th Percentile £71.00 £46.06 £53.28
90th Percentile £80.50 £53.50 £78.75
England median hourly rate £49.00 £42.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.62% -5.00% +8.39%

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 30 November 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 30 November 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 -22 140 £625 +8.70% 124
West London +9 39 £601 -4.56% 28
South London +14 18 £575 +13.86% 3
East London -12 1 £540 - 18
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 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.

1 718 (55.15%) Java
2 566 (43.47%) Kubernetes
3 520 (39.94%) AWS
4 491 (37.71%) Microservices
5 450 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
6 440 (33.79%) Docker
7 419 (32.18%) DevOps
8 364 (27.96%) Python
9 346 (26.57%) SQL
10 341 (26.19%) Apache Spark
11 320 (24.58%) Azure
12 290 (22.27%) Finance
13 266 (20.43%) Jenkins
14 251 (19.28%) Software Engineering
15 247 (18.97%) Big Data
16 235 (18.05%) NoSQL
17 227 (17.43%) Banking
18 222 (17.05%) Social Skills
19 218 (16.74%) Spring
19 218 (16.74%) Scala
20 214 (16.44%) GCP
21 213 (16.36%) TDD
22 212 (16.28%) MongoDB
23 211 (16.21%) Hadoop
24 202 (15.51%) Terraform
25 194 (14.90%) Spring Boot
26 167 (12.83%) Git (software)
27 159 (12.21%) Linux
28 155 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
29 154 (11.83%) Analytics

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
1 341 (26.19%) Apache Spark
2 93 (7.14%) Apache
3 85 (6.53%) Apache Airflow
4 65 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
5 46 (3.53%) Confluence
6 27 (2.07%) Luigi
7 26 (2.00%) nginx
8 25 (1.92%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.61%) OpenStack
10 16 (1.23%) Camunda
11 12 (0.92%) Apache Pig
11 12 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.61%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.54%) Mule
15 7 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
15 7 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
16 4 (0.31%) IIS
17 3 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.077%) CPLEX
2 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.077%) SPSS
2 1 (0.077%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 520 (39.94%) AWS
2 320 (24.58%) Azure
3 214 (16.44%) GCP
4 121 (9.29%) GitHub
5 120 (9.22%) Serverless
6 80 (6.14%) Amazon S3
7 71 (5.45%) PaaS
8 58 (4.45%) Azure Functions
9 49 (3.76%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 48 (3.69%) OpenShift
11 44 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 44 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
12 39 (3.00%) Azure Data Factory
13 38 (2.92%) Amazon Kinesis
14 37 (2.84%) Amazon EMR
15 36 (2.76%) Snowflake
16 32 (2.46%) Power Platform
17 29 (2.23%) IaaS
18 24 (1.84%) SaaS
19 21 (1.61%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.69%) HTTP
2 22 (1.69%) DNS
3 19 (1.46%) AMQP
4 18 (1.38%) SSL
5 16 (1.23%) HTTPS
5 16 (1.23%) MQTT
6 15 (1.15%) Network Security
7 9 (0.69%) Firewall
8 6 (0.46%) FTP
8 6 (0.46%) Internet
8 6 (0.46%) SMTP
8 6 (0.46%) SSH
8 6 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.38%) DHCP
9 5 (0.38%) WAN
10 4 (0.31%) PuTTY
10 4 (0.31%) Telnet
10 4 (0.31%) WinSCP
11 3 (0.23%) IPFS
11 3 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (18.97%) Big Data
2 235 (18.05%) NoSQL
3 212 (16.28%) MongoDB
4 211 (16.21%) Hadoop
5 155 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
6 144 (11.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 110 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
8 96 (7.37%) Relational Database
9 79 (6.07%) Apache Hive
9 79 (6.07%) Redis
10 76 (5.84%) HBase
11 67 (5.15%) Data Lake
12 62 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
13 60 (4.61%) Flink
14 58 (4.45%) MySQL
15 57 (4.38%) SQL Server
16 49 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
17 48 (3.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 44 (3.38%) BigQuery
19 39 (3.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 266 (20.43%) Jenkins
2 167 (12.83%) Git (software)
3 121 (9.29%) Maven
4 114 (8.76%) JIRA
5 103 (7.91%) Gradle
6 66 (5.07%) TeamCity
7 51 (3.92%) GitLab
8 45 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 37 (2.84%) JUnit
10 35 (2.69%) Cucumber
11 33 (2.53%) JMeter
11 33 (2.53%) Mockito
12 27 (2.07%) Cypress.io
13 26 (2.00%) Gatling
14 25 (1.92%) Mocha
15 23 (1.77%) SonarQube
16 19 (1.46%) Artifactory
16 19 (1.46%) Bitbucket
16 19 (1.46%) REST Assured
16 19 (1.46%) webpack
General
1 290 (22.27%) Finance
2 227 (17.43%) Banking
3 222 (17.05%) Social Skills
4 90 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (6.61%) Investment Banking
6 44 (3.38%) Retail
7 42 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
8 28 (2.15%) Public Sector
9 25 (1.92%) Front Office
9 25 (1.92%) Games
10 23 (1.77%) Marketing
11 17 (1.31%) Legal
12 16 (1.23%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.08%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.69%) Law
15 8 (0.61%) Back Office
15 8 (0.61%) Electronics
15 8 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.46%) Publishing
17 5 (0.38%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 465 (35.71%) Developer
2 259 (19.89%) Java Developer
3 215 (16.51%) Data Engineer
4 162 (12.44%) Architect
5 126 (9.68%) Java Engineer
6 116 (8.91%) Senior Developer
7 83 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
8 81 (6.22%) Senior Java Engineer
9 80 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
10 75 (5.76%) Software Engineer
11 71 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 58 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
13 51 (3.92%) Data Architect
14 41 (3.15%) Senior Software Engineer
15 40 (3.07%) Azure Engineer
16 38 (2.92%) Scala Developer
17 37 (2.84%) Azure Architect
18 36 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
19 30 (2.30%) Big Data Engineer
19 30 (2.30%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (16.74%) Spring
2 194 (14.90%) Spring Boot
3 137 (10.52%) REST
4 78 (5.99%) React
4 78 (5.99%) RESTful
5 77 (5.91%) AngularJS
6 75 (5.76%) Node.js
7 72 (5.53%) HTML
8 64 (4.92%) gRPC
9 61 (4.69%) GraphQL
10 57 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
11 55 (4.22%) Akka
11 55 (4.22%) Web Services
12 54 (4.15%) Spark Streaming
13 52 (3.99%) .NET
14 44 (3.38%) HTML5
15 43 (3.30%) JMS
16 42 (3.23%) JSON
17 40 (3.07%) CSS
18 36 (2.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.07%) Cloud Native
2 76 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 41 (3.15%) Public Cloud
5 39 (3.00%) Data Structures
6 29 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.38%) Legacy Applications
9 18 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
10 16 (1.23%) User Experience
11 15 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.15%) Reference Data
12 14 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (1.00%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.92%) Equities
15 11 (0.84%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.77%) Fixed Income
17 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 159 (12.21%) Linux
2 43 (3.30%) Unix
3 31 (2.38%) Windows
4 19 (1.46%) Debian
5 11 (0.84%) VMS
6 10 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.38%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.077%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (37.71%) Microservices
2 450 (34.56%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (32.18%) DevOps
4 251 (19.28%) Software Engineering
5 213 (16.36%) TDD
6 154 (11.83%) Analytics
7 149 (11.44%) Scrum
8 146 (11.21%) Data Pipeline
9 135 (10.37%) Test Automation
10 130 (9.98%) BDD
11 114 (8.76%) Open Source
12 111 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
13 105 (8.06%) ETL
14 101 (7.76%) Data Modelling
15 100 (7.68%) SDLC
16 99 (7.60%) Data Engineering
16 99 (7.60%) Event-Driven
17 92 (7.07%) Infrastructure as Code
18 88 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
19 86 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 718 (55.15%) Java
2 364 (27.96%) Python
3 346 (26.57%) SQL
4 218 (16.74%) Scala
5 130 (9.98%) JavaScript
6 74 (5.68%) Java 8
7 73 (5.61%) C#
8 69 (5.30%) Bash Shell
9 66 (5.07%) Java 11
10 64 (4.92%) Go
11 58 (4.45%) TypeScript
12 37 (2.84%) Kotlin
12 37 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.23%) C++
14 26 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.77%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.69%) Groovy
17 18 (1.38%) Perl
18 14 (1.08%) C
19 12 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 82 (6.30%) Degree
1 82 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 75 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (0.92%) AWS Certification
4 12 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.15%) ISEB
7 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.15%) OCP
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.077%) CCA
8 1 (0.077%) FFIEC
8 1 (0.077%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.077%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.76%) QA
2 46 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.69%) ISO 20022
4 8 (0.61%) SLA
5 6 (0.46%) GDPR
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 15022
7 2 (0.15%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.15%) MiFID
7 2 (0.15%) NCSC
8 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.077%) EMIR
8 1 (0.077%) GLBA
8 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.077%) NIST
8 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.077%) SEPA
8 1 (0.077%) TARGET2
System Software
1 440 (33.79%) Docker
2 45 (3.46%) HDFS
3 30 (2.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (1.08%) vCloud
5 11 (0.84%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.77%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.54%) OpenAM
8 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.15%) Ceph
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 566 (43.47%) Kubernetes
2 202 (15.51%) Terraform
3 120 (9.22%) Grafana
4 113 (8.68%) Ansible
5 82 (6.30%) Prometheus
6 48 (3.69%) Kibana
7 24 (1.84%) Istio
8 23 (1.77%) Puppet
9 22 (1.69%) Bosun
9 22 (1.69%) Consul
10 19 (1.46%) ZABBIX
11 17 (1.31%) VictorOps
12 15 (1.15%) Fluentd
13 14 (1.08%) HAProxy
13 14 (1.08%) Oozie
14 13 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
15 12 (0.92%) Rancher
16 7 (0.54%) Kubeflow
17 5 (0.38%) logstash
Vendors
1 114 (8.76%) Oracle
2 103 (7.91%) Databricks
3 71 (5.45%) Google
4 61 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 54 (4.15%) Cloudera
6 42 (3.23%) Confluent
6 42 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 38 (2.92%) Splunk
8 36 (2.76%) IBM
9 35 (2.69%) MuleSoft
10 32 (2.46%) Informatica
11 26 (2.00%) VMware
12 21 (1.61%) Ab Initio
13 20 (1.54%) MapR
13 20 (1.54%) StreamSets
14 17 (1.31%) Talend
15 15 (1.15%) Perfecto Mobile
16 14 (1.08%) CA
16 14 (1.08%) CyberArk
16 14 (1.08%) Sonatype