Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 182 231
Rank change year-on-year +14 +49 -2
Contract jobs citing Kafka 54 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.38% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.57% 1.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 8 4
North West median daily rate £525 £424 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -13.08% +11.43%
10th Percentile £384 £364 £434
90th Percentile £638 £565 £624
England median daily rate £547 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +1.81% +2.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £48.75 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +31.76% - -

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 2,105 1,827 1,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.05% 31.55% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,430 1,220 1,340
North West median daily rate £400 £389 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +0.32% -3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 38
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.00 £17.81
90th Percentile £62.20 £49.38 £44.83
England median hourly rate £41.81 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.51% +9.59% -1.35%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -7 28 £550 +34.15% 11
Lancashire - 11 £500 -
Cheshire -6 8 £525 +31.25%
Merseyside +19 3 £475 +5.56% 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 38 (70.37%) Java
2 22 (40.74%) Big Data
3 19 (35.19%) Apache Spark
3 19 (35.19%) Hadoop
4 18 (33.33%) Docker
5 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (29.63%) Spring
6 16 (29.63%) Jenkins
7 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
7 15 (27.78%) Python
8 14 (25.93%) Scala
8 14 (25.93%) MongoDB
9 13 (24.07%) JIRA
10 11 (20.37%) TDD
10 11 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (20.37%) Web Services
10 11 (20.37%) NoSQL
11 10 (18.52%) DevOps
11 10 (18.52%) Microservices
12 9 (16.67%) Apache Hive
12 9 (16.67%) Puppet
12 9 (16.67%) Groovy
12 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 8 (14.81%) RESTful
13 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (14.81%) Maven
13 8 (14.81%) HBase
14 7 (12.96%) Terraform
14 7 (12.96%) Spring Boot
14 7 (12.96%) RabbitMQ

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 19 (35.19%) Apache Spark
2 6 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (9.26%) Confluence
4 3 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.70%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.85%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.70%) Serverless
3 2 (3.70%) Slack
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
1 2 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (1.85%) AMQP
2 1 (1.85%) BGP
2 1 (1.85%) IPFIX
2 1 (1.85%) Junos
2 1 (1.85%) MPLS
2 1 (1.85%) MQTT
2 1 (1.85%) MRTG
2 1 (1.85%) OSPF
2 1 (1.85%) SNMP
2 1 (1.85%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.74%) Big Data
2 19 (35.19%) Hadoop
3 14 (25.93%) MongoDB
4 11 (20.37%) NoSQL
5 9 (16.67%) Apache Hive
6 8 (14.81%) HBase
7 7 (12.96%) Hazelcast
8 6 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (11.11%) MySQL
9 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (9.26%) Power BI
9 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
9 5 (9.26%) Sqoop
10 2 (3.70%) Blockchain
10 2 (3.70%) Impala
10 2 (3.70%) Neo4j
11 1 (1.85%) Kdb+
11 1 (1.85%) Redis
11 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 13 (24.07%) JIRA
4 8 (14.81%) Maven
5 7 (12.96%) Selenium
6 6 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 5 (9.26%) Artifactory
7 5 (9.26%) Gradle
7 5 (9.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.56%) GitLab
8 3 (5.56%) gulp
8 3 (5.56%) JUnit
8 3 (5.56%) Mockito
8 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.56%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.56%) TestNG
9 2 (3.70%) RStudio
10 1 (1.85%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.85%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (3.70%) Banking
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Developer
2 18 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Data Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Big Data Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 5 (9.26%) Big Data Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Agile Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Big Data Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Big Data Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Spring
2 11 (20.37%) Web Services
3 8 (14.81%) RESTful
4 7 (12.96%) Grails
4 7 (12.96%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (12.96%) Spring Boot
5 6 (11.11%) Dropwizard
5 6 (11.11%) Node.js
5 6 (11.11%) REST
6 5 (9.26%) Apache Camel
6 5 (9.26%) Hibernate
6 5 (9.26%) Spark Streaming
7 4 (7.41%) JSON
7 4 (7.41%) Redux
7 4 (7.41%) SOAP
7 4 (7.41%) XML
8 3 (5.56%) Apache CXF
8 3 (5.56%) CSS
8 3 (5.56%) jQuery
8 3 (5.56%) Mongoose
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.70%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Robotics
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Android
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Unix
3 4 (7.41%) CentOS
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Debian
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.37%) TDD
3 10 (18.52%) DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) Microservices
4 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (11.11%) Analytics
6 5 (9.26%) BDD
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) Data Analytics
7 4 (7.41%) Machine Learning
7 4 (7.41%) Open Source
7 4 (7.41%) SDET
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (70.37%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) Python
3 14 (25.93%) Scala
4 9 (16.67%) Groovy
5 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.11%) Java 8
6 6 (11.11%) SQL
7 4 (7.41%) C#
8 3 (5.56%) Ruby
9 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.70%) C++
9 2 (3.70%) R
10 1 (1.85%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.85%) C
10 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.85%) Perl
10 1 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (1.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) CCA
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Docker
2 5 (9.26%) HDFS
3 2 (3.70%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) Puppet
2 7 (12.96%) Terraform
3 6 (11.11%) Ansible
4 4 (7.41%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.56%) Grafana
5 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.56%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.70%) Consul
6 2 (3.70%) Graylog
7 1 (1.85%) Cacti
7 1 (1.85%) collectd
7 1 (1.85%) Graphite
7 1 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.85%) Icinga
7 1 (1.85%) Kibana
7 1 (1.85%) logstash
7 1 (1.85%) Netcool
7 1 (1.85%) Oozie
7 1 (1.85%) OpenNMS
7 1 (1.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Cloudera
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 5 (9.26%) Tableau
3 3 (5.56%) Hortonworks
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.85%) Huawei
4 1 (1.85%) Juniper
4 1 (1.85%) MapR
4 1 (1.85%) OpenText
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Splunk
4 1 (1.85%) Teradata
4 1 (1.85%) VMware