Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 182 219
Rank change year-on-year +19 +37 +28
Contract jobs citing Kafka 51 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.37% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.52% 1.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 8 1
North West median daily rate £500 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £382 £364 £419
90th Percentile £670 £619 £456
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year -5.41% - -

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 2,027 1,840 1,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.68% 32.43% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,405 1,271 1,333
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £485 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +3.19% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 24
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.68% +5.53%
10th Percentile £11.64 £18.78 £15.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.80 £44.93
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 -8 22 £425 - 7
Lancashire - 19 £525 -
Cheshire - 7 £525 - 3
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 44 (86.27%) Java
2 23 (45.10%) Big Data
3 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (35.29%) Spring
5 17 (33.33%) Scala
6 16 (31.37%) Apache Spark
7 15 (29.41%) Docker
7 15 (29.41%) Hadoop
7 15 (29.41%) MongoDB
8 13 (25.49%) NoSQL
8 13 (25.49%) JIRA
8 13 (25.49%) TDD
8 13 (25.49%) MySQL
9 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (23.53%) SQL
9 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
9 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
10 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
10 11 (21.57%) Apache Hive
10 11 (21.57%) HBase
10 11 (21.57%) Web Services
10 11 (21.57%) Python
11 10 (19.61%) Maven
11 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (19.61%) RESTful
11 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (19.61%) Microservices
12 9 (17.65%) Spring Boot
12 9 (17.65%) Power BI
12 9 (17.65%) Selenium

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 16 (31.37%) Apache Spark
2 6 (11.76%) Apache
2 6 (11.76%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.96%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) npm
3 2 (3.92%) Slack
3 2 (3.92%) Yarn
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.96%) CloudBees
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (45.10%) Big Data
2 15 (29.41%) Hadoop
2 15 (29.41%) MongoDB
3 13 (25.49%) MySQL
3 13 (25.49%) NoSQL
4 11 (21.57%) Apache Hive
4 11 (21.57%) HBase
5 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (17.65%) Power BI
6 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 8 (15.69%) Sqoop
8 7 (13.73%) Hazelcast
9 5 (9.80%) Neo4j
10 3 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (3.92%) Blockchain
11 2 (3.92%) DB2
11 2 (3.92%) Informix
11 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (1.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) JIRA
2 12 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 10 (19.61%) Maven
4 9 (17.65%) Selenium
5 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.80%) Artifactory
6 5 (9.80%) Gradle
6 5 (9.80%) JUnit
6 5 (9.80%) RStudio
7 4 (7.84%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.88%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.88%) GitLab
8 3 (5.88%) gulp
8 3 (5.88%) Mockito
8 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (5.88%) TestNG
9 2 (3.92%) JMeter
9 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.92%) Front Office
2 1 (1.96%) Automotive
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Data Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Big Data Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Big Data Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 6 (11.76%) Java Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Agile Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Backend Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Hadoop Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Apache Spark Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) Spring
2 11 (21.57%) Web Services
3 10 (19.61%) RESTful
4 9 (17.65%) Spring Boot
5 8 (15.69%) Node.js
6 7 (13.73%) Grails
6 7 (13.73%) Spark Streaming
7 6 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (11.76%) Redux
8 5 (9.80%) Apache Camel
8 5 (9.80%) Hibernate
8 5 (9.80%) HTML
9 4 (7.84%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (5.88%) Apache CXF
10 3 (5.88%) CSS
10 3 (5.88%) jQuery
10 3 (5.88%) JSON
10 3 (5.88%) REST
10 3 (5.88%) SOAP
10 3 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
1 2 (3.92%) Equities
2 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Android
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
3 5 (9.80%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) TDD
3 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (19.61%) Microservices
5 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.69%) Open Source
7 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.73%) DevOps
8 5 (9.80%) BDD
8 5 (9.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.80%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (9.80%) OO
8 5 (9.80%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Analytics
9 4 (7.84%) API Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.84%) SDET
10 3 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (86.27%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) Scala
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
4 11 (21.57%) Python
5 7 (13.73%) Groovy
5 7 (13.73%) Java 8
6 6 (11.76%) C#
7 4 (7.84%) R
8 2 (3.92%) ES6
8 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.96%) C++
9 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) CCA
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Docker
2 7 (13.73%) HDFS
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Terraform
2 2 (3.92%) Grafana
2 2 (3.92%) Graylog
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Tableau
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle
3 6 (11.76%) Cloudera
4 5 (9.80%) Hortonworks
5 3 (5.88%) MapR
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.92%) Teradata
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.96%) OpenText