Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 January 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 214 142 186
Rank change year-on-year -72 +44 +119
Contract jobs citing Kafka 97 289 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 1.81% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.33% 5.61% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 184 115
South East median daily rate £530 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £402 £383
90th Percentile £655 £634 £588
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% -17.65% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,912 5,156 4,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.26% 32.26% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 3,335 2,942
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £316 £305
90th Percentile £595 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 62 81
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.07%
10th Percentile £16.14 £26.65 £22.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% -

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 January 2020. 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
Hampshire -16 44 £575 +15.00% 8
Thames Valley -24 43 £525 +5.00% 16
Buckinghamshire +35 23 £425 -10.53% 5
Berkshire -26 14 £588 +10.59% 10
Oxfordshire -6 6 £600 +20.00% 1
Surrey -6 5 £375 -26.83% 2
West Sussex +19 3 £500 +31.58% 3
East Sussex +13 1 £475 -13.64%
Sussex - 1 - -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 44 (45.36%) Hadoop
2 38 (39.18%) Linux
3 37 (38.14%) Java
4 33 (34.02%) Big Data
5 30 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (29.90%) Apache Spark
7 28 (28.87%) Docker
7 28 (28.87%) SQL
8 24 (24.74%) HBase
9 23 (23.71%) Oracle
9 23 (23.71%) DevOps
10 21 (21.65%) NoSQL
10 21 (21.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (20.62%) Python
12 19 (19.59%) MongoDB
13 18 (18.56%) Jenkins
14 16 (16.49%) Scrum
14 16 (16.49%) Cloudera
14 16 (16.49%) Apache NiFi
15 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
16 14 (14.43%) Finance
16 14 (14.43%) Spring
16 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
16 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
17 13 (13.40%) Unix
17 13 (13.40%) Azure
17 13 (13.40%) AWS
17 13 (13.40%) Apache Hive
17 13 (13.40%) Ansible
18 12 (12.37%) HDFS

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (29.90%) Apache Spark
2 12 (12.37%) Apache
3 9 (9.28%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.22%) Jupyter
4 7 (7.22%) SAS
5 6 (6.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (5.15%) GemFire
7 4 (4.12%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (4.12%) nginx
7 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.06%) CMS
9 2 (2.06%) Confluence
9 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.03%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (1.03%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.09%) NetSuite
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) AWS
1 13 (13.40%) Azure
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon S3
3 7 (7.22%) GitHub
4 6 (6.19%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.15%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (5.15%) Kong
5 5 (5.15%) PaaS
6 4 (4.12%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (4.12%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.12%) Boomi
6 4 (4.12%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.12%) Serverless
7 3 (3.09%) Heroku
7 3 (3.09%) IaaS
8 2 (2.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) SAN
2 4 (4.12%) DSL
2 4 (4.12%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (3.09%) 4G
3 3 (3.09%) 5G
3 3 (3.09%) AMQP
3 3 (3.09%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.06%) DNS
4 2 (2.06%) HTTP
4 2 (2.06%) SSL
4 2 (2.06%) VPN
5 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.03%) DHCP
5 1 (1.03%) DMZ
5 1 (1.03%) Firewall
5 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.03%) Multicast
5 1 (1.03%) Network Security
5 1 (1.03%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (45.36%) Hadoop
2 33 (34.02%) Big Data
3 24 (24.74%) HBase
4 21 (21.65%) NoSQL
5 19 (19.59%) MongoDB
6 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
7 13 (13.40%) Apache Hive
8 9 (9.28%) Data Lake
8 9 (9.28%) Impala
9 7 (7.22%) Apache Zeppelin
9 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (4.12%) MariaDB
11 4 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (4.12%) Sqoop
12 3 (3.09%) Cloudera CDH
12 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (2.06%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (2.06%) GIS
13 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 18 (18.56%) Jenkins
2 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.34%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.31%) Selenium
5 4 (4.12%) IntelliJ
5 4 (4.12%) JUnit
5 4 (4.12%) Liquibase
5 4 (4.12%) Protractor
5 4 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.09%) PyCharm
7 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.06%) JIRA
7 2 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.03%) Appium
8 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.03%) Charles Proxy
8 1 (1.03%) Maven
8 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (14.43%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.06%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Automotive
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Developer
2 25 (25.77%) Architect
3 17 (17.53%) Java Developer
4 16 (16.49%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (13.40%) Data Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Administrator
7 7 (7.22%) Backend Developer
7 7 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Big Data Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Data Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Hadoop Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Ab Initio Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) Ab Initio Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Data Administrator
11 3 (3.09%) OSS Architect
11 3 (3.09%) Scala Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.49%) Apache NiFi
2 14 (14.43%) Spring
3 11 (11.34%) JSON
4 10 (10.31%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (9.28%) XML
6 7 (7.22%) AngularJS
6 7 (7.22%) REST
7 6 (6.19%) RESTful
8 5 (5.15%) CSS
8 5 (5.15%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (5.15%) GraphQL
8 5 (5.15%) HTML
8 5 (5.15%) Java EE
8 5 (5.15%) Node.js
9 4 (4.12%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (4.12%) React
9 4 (4.12%) Symfony
9 4 (4.12%) WireMock
10 3 (3.09%) Ultra Messaging
10 3 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) Clustering
2 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.18%) Linux
2 21 (21.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (13.40%) Unix
4 9 (9.28%) Windows
5 7 (7.22%) CentOS
5 7 (7.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.71%) DevOps
3 16 (16.49%) Scrum
4 11 (11.34%) Data Transformation
5 10 (10.31%) Analytics
5 10 (10.31%) Data Analytics
5 10 (10.31%) Migration
6 9 (9.28%) TOGAF
7 8 (8.25%) Data Management
7 8 (8.25%) ETL
8 7 (7.22%) ArchiMate
8 7 (7.22%) Coaching
8 7 (7.22%) Data Engineering
8 7 (7.22%) Data Munging
8 7 (7.22%) Data Security
8 7 (7.22%) High Availability
8 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.22%) TDD
8 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.14%) Java
2 28 (28.87%) SQL
3 20 (20.62%) Python
4 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.31%) Scala
6 8 (8.25%) Java 8
7 7 (7.22%) PHP
8 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.12%) Groovy
10 3 (3.09%) Perl
10 3 (3.09%) R
11 2 (2.06%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.06%) Clojure
11 2 (2.06%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.03%) C
12 1 (1.03%) C#
12 1 (1.03%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) Degree
4 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.03%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
System Software
1 28 (28.87%) Docker
2 12 (12.37%) HDFS
3 7 (7.22%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (7.22%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.09%) Apache Flume
6 2 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.03%) NFS
7 1 (1.03%) Postfix
7 1 (1.03%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.40%) Ansible
2 8 (8.25%) Kubernetes
3 7 (7.22%) Oozie
3 7 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.19%) Terraform
5 3 (3.09%) logstash
5 3 (3.09%) Puppet
6 2 (2.06%) Grafana
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.03%) Ambari
7 1 (1.03%) Consul
7 1 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.03%) Kibana
7 1 (1.03%) Mesos
7 1 (1.03%) Nagios
7 1 (1.03%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.03%) yum
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) Oracle
2 16 (16.49%) Cloudera
3 10 (10.31%) Hortonworks
4 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.22%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (7.22%) StreamSets
5 6 (6.19%) IBM
6 5 (5.15%) Ab Initio
6 5 (5.15%) Splunk
7 4 (4.12%) Dell
7 4 (4.12%) MuleSoft
7 4 (4.12%) Zend
8 3 (3.09%) Confluent
8 3 (3.09%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.06%) VMware
9 2 (2.06%) Workday
10 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.03%) Sitecore