Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 132 227
Rank change year-on-year -97 +95 +113
Contract jobs citing Kafka 111 321 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 1.93% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.14% 5.76% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 211 107
South East median daily rate £540 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £250
90th Percentile £650 £619 £588
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -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 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 3,538 5,575 4,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.24% 33.44% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,159 3,641 2,902
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 74 88
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £16.14 £25.00 £16.15
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +8 49 £575 +9.52% 3
Thames Valley -56 46 £525 +5.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +14 25 £413 -13.16% 2
Berkshire -46 15 £675 +28.57% 6
Surrey -26 10 £450 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire -11 6 £600 +33.33% 1
West Sussex +9 4 £500 +8.11% 6
East Sussex +1 1 £475 -13.64%
Sussex - 1 - -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 55 (49.55%) Hadoop
2 42 (37.84%) Big Data
3 41 (36.94%) Linux
4 40 (36.04%) Apache Spark
5 36 (32.43%) Java
6 34 (30.63%) SQL
7 31 (27.93%) Docker
8 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (24.32%) Python
9 27 (24.32%) HBase
10 25 (22.52%) NoSQL
11 23 (20.72%) DevOps
12 22 (19.82%) MongoDB
12 22 (19.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (18.92%) Oracle
14 20 (18.02%) Azure
14 20 (18.02%) AWS
15 18 (16.22%) Scrum
15 18 (16.22%) Apache NiFi
16 17 (15.32%) Ansible
16 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
16 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
16 17 (15.32%) Apache Hive
16 17 (15.32%) Cloudera
17 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
18 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
18 15 (13.51%) Spring
19 14 (12.61%) Finance
19 14 (12.61%) Migration
19 14 (12.61%) Unix

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 40 (36.04%) Apache Spark
2 12 (10.81%) Apache
3 8 (7.21%) WebSphere
4 7 (6.31%) Jupyter
4 7 (6.31%) SAS
5 6 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.60%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.80%) CMS
8 2 (1.80%) Confluence
8 2 (1.80%) GemFire
8 2 (1.80%) nginx
8 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.90%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 1 (0.90%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.70%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.02%) AWS
1 20 (18.02%) Azure
2 8 (7.21%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (7.21%) Serverless
3 7 (6.31%) Amazon Kinesis
4 6 (5.41%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (5.41%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.41%) GitHub
5 5 (4.50%) Kong
5 5 (4.50%) PaaS
6 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (3.60%) Boomi
6 4 (3.60%) Heroku
7 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.70%) IaaS
8 2 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.80%) SaaS
8 2 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.31%) SAN
2 5 (4.50%) SSL
3 4 (3.60%) HTTP
3 4 (3.60%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.60%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.70%) 4G
4 3 (2.70%) 5G
4 3 (2.70%) AMQP
4 3 (2.70%) DNS
4 3 (2.70%) VPN
5 2 (1.80%) DSL
5 2 (1.80%) Multicast
6 1 (0.90%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.90%) DMZ
6 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.90%) Firewall
6 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.90%) Network Security
6 1 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (49.55%) Hadoop
2 42 (37.84%) Big Data
3 27 (24.32%) HBase
4 25 (22.52%) NoSQL
5 22 (19.82%) MongoDB
6 17 (15.32%) Apache Hive
6 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
7 13 (11.71%) Impala
8 9 (8.11%) Data Lake
8 9 (8.11%) Sqoop
9 8 (7.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (6.31%) Apache Zeppelin
10 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
11 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (4.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (2.70%) Cloudera CDH
13 3 (2.70%) MySQL
13 3 (2.70%) Redis
13 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
2 15 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.21%) Selenium
4 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.41%) JIRA
6 4 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.60%) JUnit
7 3 (2.70%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.70%) PyCharm
8 2 (1.80%) Liquibase
8 2 (1.80%) Protractor
8 2 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.80%) VersionOne
8 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.90%) GitLab
9 1 (0.90%) Gradle
9 1 (0.90%) gulp
9 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.90%) Spock
General
1 14 (12.61%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Police
5 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (27.03%) Architect
2 24 (21.62%) Developer
3 21 (18.92%) Data Engineer
4 20 (18.02%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (15.32%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.91%) Big Data Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Administrator
8 7 (6.31%) Backend Developer
8 7 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Hadoop Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.50%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Ab Initio Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
11 3 (2.70%) Data Administrator
11 3 (2.70%) OSS Architect
11 3 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
12 2 (1.80%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.22%) Apache NiFi
2 15 (13.51%) Spring
3 11 (9.91%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (8.11%) REST
5 8 (7.21%) JSON
5 8 (7.21%) Node.js
5 8 (7.21%) XML
6 7 (6.31%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (5.41%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.41%) CSS
7 6 (5.41%) GraphQL
7 6 (5.41%) HTML
7 6 (5.41%) Ultra Messaging
8 5 (4.50%) Java EE
8 5 (4.50%) React
8 5 (4.50%) RESTful
9 4 (3.60%) Symfony
10 3 (2.70%) OAuth
10 3 (2.70%) Spring Boot
10 3 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
1 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
2 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
2 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.90%) Cloud Native
3 1 (0.90%) Clustering
3 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
3 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
3 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.94%) Linux
2 22 (19.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (12.61%) Unix
4 8 (7.21%) Windows
5 7 (6.31%) CentOS
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.72%) DevOps
3 18 (16.22%) Scrum
4 14 (12.61%) Analytics
4 14 (12.61%) Data Transformation
4 14 (12.61%) Migration
5 11 (9.91%) Data Analytics
6 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (8.11%) Data Management
7 9 (8.11%) ETL
7 9 (8.11%) Microservices
7 9 (8.11%) TOGAF
8 8 (7.21%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
8 8 (7.21%) Data Architecture
8 8 (7.21%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.21%) Open Source
8 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.43%) Java
2 34 (30.63%) SQL
3 27 (24.32%) Python
4 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.91%) Scala
6 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.31%) Java 8
6 7 (6.31%) PHP
7 6 (5.41%) Perl
7 6 (5.41%) R
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby
8 3 (2.70%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.80%) C#
9 2 (1.80%) Clojure
9 2 (1.80%) Groovy
9 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.90%) C
10 1 (0.90%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Degree
4 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Docker
2 13 (11.71%) HDFS
3 8 (7.21%) Apache Flume
4 7 (6.31%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (6.31%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.60%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.90%) NFS
7 1 (0.90%) Postfix
7 1 (0.90%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) Ansible
2 12 (10.81%) Kubernetes
3 9 (8.11%) Terraform
4 8 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.21%) Puppet
5 7 (6.31%) Oozie
6 4 (3.60%) logstash
7 2 (1.80%) Consul
7 2 (1.80%) Mesos
7 2 (1.80%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.90%) Ambari
8 1 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.90%) Grafana
8 1 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.90%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.90%) Kibana
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) Nagios
8 1 (0.90%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (18.92%) Oracle
2 17 (15.32%) Cloudera
3 14 (12.61%) Hortonworks
4 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.21%) IBM
5 8 (7.21%) Splunk
6 7 (6.31%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (6.31%) StreamSets
7 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.60%) Dell
8 4 (3.60%) MuleSoft
8 4 (3.60%) Zend
9 3 (2.70%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.70%) Confluent
10 2 (1.80%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (1.80%) Informatica
10 2 (1.80%) SAP
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.80%) Workday
11 1 (0.90%) Google