Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 19 February 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 West
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 180 186
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +27
Contract jobs citing Kafka 40 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.20% 1.08% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 21
South West median daily rate £544 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.47% +18.75% -21.95%
10th Percentile £413 £463 £263
90th Percentile £649 £688 £638
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year -21.35% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,820 1,394 1,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.34% 26.93% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,203 892 1,030
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £319 £288 £263
90th Percentile £613 £563 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £433
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 28
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +20.00% -10.18%
10th Percentile £30.20 £25.03 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £50.00 £43.08
England median hourly rate £41.85 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.61% - +3.90%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the South West

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in the South West

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in the South West over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in the South West

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Wiltshire -21 22 £575 -17.86% 2
Bristol -11 14 £531 +11.84% 11
Dorset +11 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £525 - 2
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 West region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 13 (32.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (30.00%) Big Data
5 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
5 11 (27.50%) Finance
6 10 (25.00%) Apache Hive
6 10 (25.00%) DevOps
6 10 (25.00%) Microservices
6 10 (25.00%) Apache Spark
7 9 (22.50%) OpenShift
7 9 (22.50%) Ansible
7 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 9 (22.50%) Kubernetes
8 8 (20.00%) HBase
8 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
9 7 (17.50%) Scala
9 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (15.00%) SDLC
10 6 (15.00%) Hortonworks
10 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (15.00%) Banking
11 5 (12.50%) Maven
11 5 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 5 (12.50%) Docker
11 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 4 (10.00%) iPad
12 4 (10.00%) Node.js

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 10 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) OpenShift
2 2 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 13 (32.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (30.00%) Big Data
4 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
5 10 (25.00%) Apache Hive
6 8 (20.00%) HBase
6 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (5.00%) DB2
9 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.50%) OLAP
9 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (2.50%) Power BI
9 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.50%) Maven
3 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Hadoop Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Scala Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Node.js
2 3 (7.50%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Avro
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.50%) Akka
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.50%) React
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (2.50%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) DevOps
2 10 (25.00%) Microservices
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 5 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
7 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.00%) High Availability
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) Scala
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Go
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PSD2
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (5.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (5.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Ansible
1 9 (22.50%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.00%) Terraform
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Puppet
4 2 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) Nagios
5 1 (2.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Hortonworks
2 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.00%) IBM
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.00%) Teradata