Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 178 233
Rank change year-on-year -3 +55 -8
Contract jobs citing Kafka 35 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 0.36% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.71% 1.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 3
North West median daily rate £525 £350 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.21% +11.43%
10th Percentile £413 £305 £469
90th Percentile £638 £450 £641
England median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 - -

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 2,041 1,703 1,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.74% 30.93% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,379 1,130 1,363
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £290 £273 £271
90th Percentile £538 £506 £524
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 63 61
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +10.45%
10th Percentile £12.83 £22.70 £17.30
90th Percentile £61.91 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £42.38 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.75% +8.55% +8.57%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -10 18 £550 +66.67% 10
Merseyside +26 5 £500 +11.11% 5
Cheshire -6 5 £513 +46.43% 1
Lancashire - 3 £452 -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 20 (57.14%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) Hadoop
3 14 (40.00%) Big Data
4 13 (37.14%) Python
5 12 (34.29%) Spring
5 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
5 12 (34.29%) Apache Spark
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) Hibernate
6 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
6 9 (25.71%) Microservices
6 9 (25.71%) DevOps
7 8 (22.86%) Dropwizard
7 8 (22.86%) NoSQL
7 8 (22.86%) Maven
8 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (20.00%) HBase
8 7 (20.00%) Puppet
8 7 (20.00%) Spring Boot
9 6 (17.14%) Ansible
9 6 (17.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (17.14%) Java 8
9 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
10 5 (14.29%) Apache Hive
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (14.29%) Machine Learning
10 5 (14.29%) Test Automation

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 12 (34.29%) Apache Spark
2 4 (11.43%) Mongoose
3 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.71%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Apache
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.86%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (5.71%) Serverless
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
1 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) AMQP
2 1 (2.86%) BGP
2 1 (2.86%) IPFIX
2 1 (2.86%) Junos
2 1 (2.86%) MPLS
2 1 (2.86%) MQTT
2 1 (2.86%) MRTG
2 1 (2.86%) OSPF
2 1 (2.86%) SNMP
2 1 (2.86%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) Hadoop
2 14 (40.00%) Big Data
3 8 (22.86%) NoSQL
4 7 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (20.00%) HBase
5 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (14.29%) Apache Hive
7 3 (8.57%) Impala
7 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.86%) DB2
9 1 (2.86%) KDB
9 1 (2.86%) Kdb+
9 1 (2.86%) MySQL
9 1 (2.86%) Redis
9 1 (2.86%) SAP HANA
9 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
9 1 (2.86%) SQLite
9 1 (2.86%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
3 8 (22.86%) Maven
4 6 (17.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (11.43%) Artifactory
5 4 (11.43%) GitLab
5 4 (11.43%) gulp
5 4 (11.43%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.86%) Ant
6 1 (2.86%) Gradle
6 1 (2.86%) Hudson
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Big Data Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Data Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Python Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Big Data Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Hadoop Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Backend Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Big Data Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Big Data Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Data Scientist
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) Spring
2 9 (25.71%) Hibernate
3 8 (22.86%) Dropwizard
4 7 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 4 (11.43%) Apache CXF
5 4 (11.43%) Express
5 4 (11.43%) JAX-RS
5 4 (11.43%) Node.js
5 4 (11.43%) REST
5 4 (11.43%) RESTful
5 4 (11.43%) Sequelize
6 3 (8.57%) Web Services
7 2 (5.71%) JSON
8 1 (2.86%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.86%) J2EE
8 1 (2.86%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (2.86%) SOAP
8 1 (2.86%) XML
8 1 (2.86%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Robotics
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) CentOS
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Debian
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.71%) DevOps
1 9 (25.71%) Microservices
2 5 (14.29%) Machine Learning
2 5 (14.29%) TDD
2 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 4 (11.43%) Analytics
3 4 (11.43%) ETL
3 4 (11.43%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 3 (8.57%) BDD
4 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (8.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.57%) OO
4 3 (8.57%) SOLID
5 2 (5.71%) Data Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (5.71%) Data Strategy
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) Python
3 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.14%) Java 8
5 5 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 3 (8.57%) Scala
7 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.71%) Groovy
7 2 (5.71%) Kotlin
7 2 (5.71%) R
8 1 (2.86%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.86%) C
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
8 1 (2.86%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) PhD
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.86%) HDFS
3 1 (2.86%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) Ansible
3 5 (14.29%) Terraform
4 4 (11.43%) Kubernetes
5 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.57%) ZABBIX
6 2 (5.71%) Consul
7 1 (2.86%) Cacti
7 1 (2.86%) collectd
7 1 (2.86%) Grafana
7 1 (2.86%) Graphite
7 1 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (2.86%) Icinga
7 1 (2.86%) Kibana
7 1 (2.86%) logstash
7 1 (2.86%) Observium
7 1 (2.86%) Oozie
7 1 (2.86%) OpenNMS
7 1 (2.86%) Prometheus
7 1 (2.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Cloudera
2 4 (11.43%) Hortonworks
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.57%) Teradata
4 2 (5.71%) MapR
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) Apigee
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.86%) Huawei
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) Splunk
5 1 (2.86%) VMware