Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 December 2017 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 > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 214 232
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18 -33
Contract jobs citing Kafka 22 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.046% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
North West median daily rate £438 £438 £438
10th Percentile £364 £419 £419
90th Percentile £619 £456 £599
England median daily rate £550 £531 £563
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.00 - -

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 the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1823 1891 2110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.24% 29.28% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1323 1329
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +14.81%
10th Percentile £290 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 77
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +12.70% -4.31%
10th Percentile £18.78 £15.33 £16.16
90th Percentile £49.80 £44.93 £45.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the North West

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in the North West

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in the North West

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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
Manchester - 20 £425 - 4
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Python
3 8 (36.36%) Big Data
4 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
4 7 (31.82%) Apache Spark
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Firewall
5 6 (27.27%) Banking
5 6 (27.27%) SSH
5 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 6 (27.27%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
5 6 (27.27%) SNMP
5 6 (27.27%) Apache Pig
5 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) Splunk
5 6 (27.27%) Apache Flume
6 5 (22.73%) DevOps
6 5 (22.73%) Microservices
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) Java
7 4 (18.18%) Web Services
7 4 (18.18%) Docker
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) Node.js
7 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (31.82%) Apache Spark
2 6 (27.27%) Apache Pig
3 3 (13.64%) nginx
4 2 (9.09%) Apache
5 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) SaaS
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (9.09%) Route 53
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
1 6 (27.27%) SNMP
1 6 (27.27%) SSH
2 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Big Data
2 4 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) HBase
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.55%) FogBugz
2 1 (4.55%) Hudson
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Splunk Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.55%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Scala Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
1 4 (18.18%) Node.js
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Spring
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (9.09%) React
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) Akka
4 1 (4.55%) Angular 2
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.55%) Dropwizard
4 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
4 1 (4.55%) jOOQ
4 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.55%) Swagger
4 1 (4.55%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.55%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 5 (22.73%) DevOps
4 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
4 5 (22.73%) Microservices
5 4 (18.18%) Machine Learning
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Big Data Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) CQRS
8 1 (4.55%) Customer Insight
8 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
8 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Python
2 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 5 (22.73%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Apache Flume
2 4 (18.18%) Docker
3 3 (13.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Ansible
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 2 (9.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Splunk
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.55%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.55%) MapR