Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 22 January 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 136 147
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 +10
Contract jobs citing Kafka 14 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.47% 0.43% 0.096%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 1.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 1
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -40.43%
10th Percentile £324 £375 £325
90th Percentile £595 £619 £375
North West median daily rate £500 £438 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% +25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,073 1,052 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.25% 37.50% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 727 699
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +6.16%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £287
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 7
Manchester median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £29.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -32.26% -6.27%
10th Percentile £12.37 £16.25 £14.95
90th Percentile £43.25 £43.20 £46.85
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -3.40% -3.23% +14.58%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Manchester

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kafka in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in Manchester

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in Manchester

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Salford - 2 £339 - 1
Kafka
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Docker
4 7 (50.00%) Spring
4 7 (50.00%) Web Services
5 6 (42.86%) RESTful
5 6 (42.86%) Scala
6 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) Grails
6 4 (28.57%) Groovy
6 4 (28.57%) Android
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) Hazelcast
7 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
7 3 (21.43%) Big Data
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) Java 8
7 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Selenium
8 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
8 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (14.29%) Degree

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 4 (28.57%) Hazelcast
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
3 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.14%) DB2
4 1 (7.14%) HBase
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Gradle
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Mockito
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.14%) TestNG
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Developer in Test
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Backend Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Data Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Spring
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) RESTful
3 4 (28.57%) Grails
4 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
4 2 (14.29%) Redux
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (7.14%) PySpark
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
5 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) API Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) SDET
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Microservices
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Scala
3 4 (28.57%) Groovy
3 4 (28.57%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) Java 8
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cloudera
2 1 (7.14%) Hortonworks
2 1 (7.14%) MapR
2 1 (7.14%) Teradata