Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 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 > South West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 194 190
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4 +27
Contract jobs citing Kafka 56 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.97% 0.11% 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.52% 0.42% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 5 25
South West median daily rate £525 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +38.46% -50.00%
10th Percentile £450 £415 £238
90th Percentile £583 £614 £459
England median daily rate £550 £543 £525
% change year-on-year +1.38% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South 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 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 1,592 1,431 1,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.48% 26.25% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 903 1,197
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £291 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 33
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.79% +22.58% -7.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £18.64
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 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
Bristol +11 28 £550 +23.94% 6
Somerset +17 13 £525 -23.64%
Wiltshire - 5 £576 -
Dorset - 5 - -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 46 (82.14%) Hadoop
2 43 (76.79%) Apache Spark
3 41 (73.21%) Finance
4 38 (67.86%) Apache Hive
5 31 (55.36%) Big Data
6 22 (39.29%) Data Modelling
7 21 (37.50%) Star Schema
7 21 (37.50%) SQL
7 21 (37.50%) OLAP
7 21 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (37.50%) Machine Learning
7 21 (37.50%) Analytics
7 21 (37.50%) Data Quality
7 21 (37.50%) OLAP Cube
7 21 (37.50%) Oozie
7 21 (37.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 21 (37.50%) SQL Optimisation
7 21 (37.50%) Data Science
8 20 (35.71%) Java
9 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (26.79%) HBase
10 15 (26.79%) Scala
11 12 (21.43%) SDLC
12 9 (16.07%) Hortonworks
12 9 (16.07%) Banking
13 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (14.29%) Maven
13 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
13 8 (14.29%) Linux
13 8 (14.29%) Jenkins

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 43 (76.79%) Apache Spark
2 5 (8.93%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (5.36%) CloudFront
2 2 (3.57%) npm
2 2 (3.57%) NuGet
2 2 (3.57%) OpenShift
2 2 (3.57%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (82.14%) Hadoop
2 38 (67.86%) Apache Hive
3 31 (55.36%) Big Data
4 21 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (37.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 21 (37.50%) OLAP
4 21 (37.50%) OLAP Cube
4 21 (37.50%) Star Schema
5 15 (26.79%) HBase
6 5 (8.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
7 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.57%) DB2
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 8 (14.29%) Maven
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.14%) SonarQube
4 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.36%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.36%) JUnit
4 3 (5.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) JMeter
5 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (3.57%) WebStorm
General
1 41 (73.21%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 21 (37.50%) Data Engineer
2 21 (37.50%) Hadoop Engineer
3 19 (33.93%) Hadoop Developer
4 13 (23.21%) Big Data Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Big Data Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Java Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) REST
2 5 (8.93%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (8.93%) SOAP
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.36%) Sass
3 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.57%) HTML
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) RAML
4 2 (3.57%) React
4 2 (3.57%) Swagger
4 2 (3.57%) YAML
5 1 (1.79%) Akka
5 1 (1.79%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Data Modelling
2 21 (37.50%) Analytics
2 21 (37.50%) Data Science
2 21 (37.50%) Machine Learning
2 21 (37.50%) SQL Optimisation
3 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.43%) SDLC
5 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.50%) Scrum
6 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.71%) Data Management
7 6 (10.71%) Microservices
8 5 (8.93%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (8.93%) Benchmarking
8 5 (8.93%) Build Automation
8 5 (8.93%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) Java
3 15 (26.79%) Scala
4 7 (12.50%) Python
5 5 (8.93%) Perl
6 3 (5.36%) C#
6 3 (5.36%) F#
6 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.36%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
1 5 (8.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) Data Quality
2 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) Oozie
2 6 (10.71%) Ansible
3 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
3 5 (8.93%) Nagios
3 5 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.93%) Puppet
4 2 (3.57%) Grafana
4 2 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Hortonworks
2 3 (5.36%) Veracode
3 2 (3.57%) Apigee
3 2 (3.57%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.57%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (1.79%) Cloudera