Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 212 145
Rank change year-on-year +56 -67 +129
Contract jobs citing Kafka 30 162 289
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 1.10% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 3.93% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 91 183
Median daily rate £425 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £335 £400 £400
90th Percentile £675 £613 £588
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.58
% change year-on-year - -23.22% +23.20%

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 1,075 4,119 5,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.66% 27.91% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 2,572 3,434
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 82 99
Median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £30.75 £22.40 £10.10
90th Percentile £63.15 £60.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.52
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.39% +3.79%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Kafka as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kafka in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Kafka in the South East

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka in the South East over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 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
Thames Valley +74 15 £400 -23.81% 2
Oxfordshire +46 7 £375 -30.23%
Hampshire +16 7 £356 -30.49% 3
Berkshire +77 6 £425 -12.82% 2
Surrey +47 5 £438 -27.08% 4
Kent - 3 £675 - 1
Buckinghamshire +32 2 £400 -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 16 (53.33%) Java
2 14 (46.67%) Azure
2 14 (46.67%) AWS
2 14 (46.67%) DevOps
3 13 (43.33%) Apache Spark
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (40.00%) Big Data
5 11 (36.67%) Docker
5 11 (36.67%) Kubernetes
5 11 (36.67%) Python
6 10 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
8 8 (26.67%) Microservices
8 8 (26.67%) SDLC
9 7 (23.33%) Software Delivery
9 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (23.33%) Hadoop
9 7 (23.33%) XML
9 7 (23.33%) Oracle
9 7 (23.33%) SOA
10 6 (20.00%) C#
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) Spring
10 6 (20.00%) Degree
10 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (43.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (6.67%) GemFire
3 2 (6.67%) nginx
3 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) AWS
1 14 (46.67%) Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 5 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (16.67%) GCP
3 5 (16.67%) Serverless
4 4 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (13.33%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (13.33%) OpenShift
5 3 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (10.00%) Power Platform
6 2 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (6.67%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (6.67%) GitHub
6 2 (6.67%) Heroku
6 2 (6.67%) Kong
7 1 (3.33%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) AMQP
1 2 (6.67%) DSL
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) Big Data
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
4 7 (23.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (20.00%) Data Lake
6 5 (16.67%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (16.67%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (10.00%) Data Mining
7 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (10.00%) Power BI
7 3 (10.00%) QlikView
8 2 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (6.67%) HBase
8 2 (6.67%) MariaDB
9 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
9 1 (3.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.33%) Selenium
4 3 (10.00%) ERwin
4 3 (10.00%) JIRA
5 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.67%) JUnit
5 2 (6.67%) Liquibase
5 2 (6.67%) Protractor
5 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.33%) CircleCI
6 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.33%) Gatling
6 1 (3.33%) Geb
6 1 (3.33%) GitLab
6 1 (3.33%) Gradle
6 1 (3.33%) Maven
6 1 (3.33%) Spock
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) DevOps Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Data Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Data Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analytics Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) XML
2 6 (20.00%) Spring
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (16.67%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 5 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) jQuery
3 5 (16.67%) Redux
3 5 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (16.67%) XSLT
4 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (13.33%) Apache NiFi
4 4 (13.33%) Node.js
4 4 (13.33%) RESTful
5 3 (10.00%) React
5 3 (10.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (10.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Microservices
3 8 (26.67%) SDLC
4 7 (23.33%) SOA
4 7 (23.33%) Software Delivery
4 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Machine Learning
5 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 5 (16.67%) Deep Learning
6 5 (16.67%) MVC
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.33%) ETL
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Python
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (16.67%) Scala
6 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 5 (16.67%) XAML
7 4 (13.33%) Java 8
8 3 (10.00%) Groovy
9 2 (6.67%) Go
9 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (3.33%) Kotlin
10 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Kubernetes
2 6 (20.00%) Terraform
3 5 (16.67%) Ansible
4 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.33%) Ambari
5 1 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 3 (10.00%) Databricks
3 3 (10.00%) Informatica
3 3 (10.00%) StreamSets
3 3 (10.00%) Tableau
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.33%) Talend
5 1 (3.33%) Teradata
5 1 (3.33%) WSO2