Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 237 513
Rank change year-on-year +90 +276 +186
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,886 1,095 438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.11% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.24% 3.42% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,379 821 340
UK median daily rate £540 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +2.38% -
10th Percentile £407 £400 £375
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.76% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year +48.65% - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,975 32,024 32,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.01% 32.32% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,395 22,247 22,323
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £295
90th Percentile £626 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 386 385
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +9.59% -1.35%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.38 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -3.87%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK over the 6 months to 26 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
England +87 1,808 £550 - 297
London +51 1,197 £550 - 208
UK excluding London +142 668 £475 +5.56% 108
South East +110 314 £500 - 30
North of England +78 192 £435 -3.33% 22
Yorkshire +46 115 £425 -5.56% 6
South West +34 56 £525 +16.67% 10
Scotland +7 56 £400 +3.23% 15
North West +18 54 £525 +23.89% 16
North East +11 23 £400 -3.03%
Midlands -22 23 £450 - 14
East of England -13 21 £438 -7.89% 13
East Midlands +15 18 £425 -2.86% 9
Northern Ireland +36 6 £450 - 1
West Midlands -24 5 £513 +13.89% 5

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Kafka.

1 1,180 (62.57%) Java
2 850 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 793 (42.05%) Big Data
4 746 (39.55%) Hadoop
5 728 (38.60%) Apache Spark
6 673 (35.68%) Docker
7 495 (26.25%) Python
8 488 (25.87%) Spring
9 484 (25.66%) DevOps
9 484 (25.66%) Jenkins
10 478 (25.34%) Microservices
11 457 (24.23%) Linux
12 446 (23.65%) TDD
13 433 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
14 428 (22.69%) Java 8
15 419 (22.22%) Finance
16 414 (21.95%) NoSQL
17 404 (21.42%) SQL
18 393 (20.84%) Git (software)
19 370 (19.62%) Scala
20 363 (19.25%) Apache Hive
21 337 (17.87%) Apache
22 336 (17.82%) MongoDB
23 335 (17.76%) HBase
23 335 (17.76%) Kubernetes
24 317 (16.81%) Spring Boot
25 312 (16.54%) Analytics
26 308 (16.33%) RabbitMQ
26 308 (16.33%) Scrum
27 296 (15.69%) Apache Cassandra

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 728 (38.60%) Apache Spark
2 337 (17.87%) Apache
3 285 (15.11%) Elasticsearch
4 93 (4.93%) Confluence
5 85 (4.51%) Apache Solr
6 60 (3.18%) Tomcat
7 50 (2.65%) WebSphere
8 49 (2.60%) Apache Pig
9 23 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 23 (1.22%) nginx
9 23 (1.22%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.06%) GemFire
11 17 (0.90%) SAS
12 13 (0.69%) JBoss
12 13 (0.69%) WordPress
13 10 (0.53%) Gunicorn
14 9 (0.48%) Jetty
14 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
15 5 (0.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.053%) InVision
3 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.053%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 18 (0.95%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.16%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.16%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.053%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 433 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (6.79%) GitHub
4 71 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (2.60%) Amazon S3
6 47 (2.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 35 (1.86%) PaaS
7 35 (1.86%) Serverless
8 33 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 32 (1.70%) Amazon EMR
10 23 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (1.22%) OpenShift
11 22 (1.17%) Heroku
12 16 (0.85%) Slack
13 13 (0.69%) npm
14 12 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.58%) SaaS
15 11 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 10 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.53%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.19%) HTTP
2 62 (3.29%) Kerberos
3 43 (2.28%) DNS
4 41 (2.17%) SSL
5 29 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.22%) FTP
7 21 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
8 20 (1.06%) AMQP
9 12 (0.64%) Firewall
9 12 (0.64%) Internet
10 9 (0.48%) MQTT
10 9 (0.48%) VPN
10 9 (0.48%) WAN
11 7 (0.37%) SMS
12 4 (0.21%) DOCSIS
12 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.16%) BGP
13 3 (0.16%) Broadband
13 3 (0.16%) OSPF
13 3 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 793 (42.05%) Big Data
2 746 (39.55%) Hadoop
3 414 (21.95%) NoSQL
4 363 (19.25%) Apache Hive
5 336 (17.82%) MongoDB
6 335 (17.76%) HBase
7 296 (15.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 232 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
9 145 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
9 145 (7.69%) Relational Database
10 143 (7.58%) SQL Server
11 133 (7.05%) Redis
12 115 (6.10%) MySQL
13 87 (4.61%) RDBMS
14 79 (4.19%) Impala
15 70 (3.71%) Data Lake
16 68 (3.61%) OLAP
17 67 (3.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 67 (3.55%) Star Schema
18 63 (3.34%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 484 (25.66%) Jenkins
2 393 (20.84%) Git (software)
3 191 (10.13%) Maven
4 179 (9.49%) JIRA
5 92 (4.88%) Cucumber
6 85 (4.51%) JUnit
7 82 (4.35%) Gradle
8 75 (3.98%) GitLab
9 58 (3.08%) Selenium
10 55 (2.92%) Artifactory
11 38 (2.01%) Mockito
12 36 (1.91%) IntelliJ
13 31 (1.64%) JMeter
14 29 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
15 23 (1.22%) Eclipse
16 21 (1.11%) TeamCity
16 21 (1.11%) The Grinder
17 19 (1.01%) gulp
17 19 (1.01%) Liquibase
17 19 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 419 (22.22%) Finance
2 155 (8.22%) Banking
3 56 (2.97%) Retail
4 45 (2.39%) Games
4 45 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 35 (1.86%) Publishing
6 31 (1.64%) Marketing
7 27 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 17 (0.90%) Front Office
9 12 (0.64%) Billing
10 11 (0.58%) Back Office
10 11 (0.58%) Legal
10 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.53%) Advertising
12 6 (0.32%) Electronics
13 4 (0.21%) Law
14 3 (0.16%) Automotive
14 3 (0.16%) International Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1,005 (53.29%) Developer
2 624 (33.09%) Java Developer
3 282 (14.95%) Data Engineer
4 192 (10.18%) Big Data Engineer
5 162 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 141 (7.48%) Big Data Developer
7 131 (6.95%) Senior Developer
8 127 (6.73%) Hadoop Engineer
9 120 (6.36%) Architect
10 109 (5.78%) Java Engineer
11 91 (4.83%) Software Engineer
12 89 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
13 82 (4.35%) Scala Developer
14 66 (3.50%) Data Architect
14 66 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
14 66 (3.50%) Hadoop Developer
15 52 (2.76%) Apache Spark Developer
16 50 (2.65%) Big Data Architect
17 43 (2.28%) AWS Developer
18 41 (2.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (25.87%) Spring
2 317 (16.81%) Spring Boot
3 308 (16.33%) RabbitMQ
4 274 (14.53%) REST
5 189 (10.02%) AngularJS
6 185 (9.81%) RESTful
7 154 (8.17%) JSON
8 144 (7.64%) Hibernate
8 144 (7.64%) HTML
9 143 (7.58%) React
9 143 (7.58%) Web Services
10 127 (6.73%) Node.js
11 115 (6.10%) Spark Streaming
12 91 (4.83%) J2EE
13 88 (4.67%) Apache Camel
13 88 (4.67%) HTML5
14 84 (4.45%) JPA
15 79 (4.19%) Akka
16 78 (4.14%) ActiveMQ
17 75 (3.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 103 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 81 (4.29%) Algorithms
5 76 (4.03%) Fintech
6 56 (2.97%) Data Structures
7 35 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 32 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 30 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 28 (1.48%) Device Driver
12 21 (1.11%) User Experience
12 21 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.06%) Equities
14 17 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 14 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.69%) Credit Risk
16 13 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 457 (24.23%) Linux
2 177 (9.38%) Unix
3 69 (3.66%) CentOS
4 55 (2.92%) Ubuntu
5 47 (2.49%) Windows
6 34 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.59%) CoreOS
8 14 (0.74%) VMS
9 11 (0.58%) Android
10 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.16%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.053%) AIX
13 1 (0.053%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.053%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.053%) Fedora
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (25.66%) DevOps
3 478 (25.34%) Microservices
4 446 (23.65%) TDD
5 312 (16.54%) Analytics
6 308 (16.33%) Scrum
7 266 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
8 262 (13.89%) BDD
9 219 (11.61%) Software Engineering
10 206 (10.92%) Data Science
11 186 (9.86%) Machine Learning
12 178 (9.44%) Test Automation
13 168 (8.91%) Open Source
14 165 (8.75%) OO
15 132 (7.00%) Data Modelling
16 119 (6.31%) Mentoring
17 118 (6.26%) ETL
18 111 (5.89%) Pair Programming
19 105 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
19 105 (5.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,180 (62.57%) Java
2 495 (26.25%) Python
3 428 (22.69%) Java 8
4 404 (21.42%) SQL
5 370 (19.62%) Scala
6 288 (15.27%) JavaScript
7 124 (6.57%) Bash Shell
8 117 (6.20%) C#
9 76 (4.03%) Go
10 61 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 54 (2.86%) R
11 54 (2.86%) Ruby
12 53 (2.81%) Groovy
13 51 (2.70%) C++
14 43 (2.28%) ES6
15 39 (2.07%) TypeScript
16 38 (2.01%) Perl
17 33 (1.75%) PHP
18 30 (1.59%) Kotlin
19 29 (1.54%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 132 (7.00%) Degree
2 98 (5.20%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 68 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.80%) Master's Degree
5 15 (0.80%) PhD
6 11 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.53%) BC Cleared
8 8 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.27%) CISSP
10 4 (0.21%) CEH
10 4 (0.21%) CISM
10 4 (0.21%) SANS
11 3 (0.16%) CCA
11 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) CIPD
12 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (0.053%) OCA
13 1 (0.053%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.053%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.04%) Data Quality
2 58 (3.08%) QA
3 17 (0.90%) GDPR
4 9 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 4 (0.21%) PMO
7 3 (0.16%) PSD2
8 1 (0.053%) HL7
System Software
1 673 (35.68%) Docker
2 167 (8.85%) HDFS
3 128 (6.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 110 (5.83%) Apache Flume
5 19 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.32%) KVM
9 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.16%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) Ceph
12 1 (0.053%) etcd
12 1 (0.053%) Varnish
12 1 (0.053%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.053%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 335 (17.76%) Kubernetes
2 210 (11.13%) Ansible
3 159 (8.43%) Terraform
4 138 (7.32%) Oozie
5 134 (7.10%) Hadoop YARN
6 125 (6.63%) Puppet
7 90 (4.77%) Mesos
8 67 (3.55%) Grafana
9 63 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
10 58 (3.08%) Prometheus
11 49 (2.60%) Marathon
12 47 (2.49%) Kibana
12 47 (2.49%) Nagios
13 31 (1.64%) logstash
14 30 (1.59%) Consul
14 30 (1.59%) Icinga
15 15 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
16 14 (0.74%) Ambari
17 13 (0.69%) Graylog
17 13 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (8.43%) Oracle
2 129 (6.84%) Hortonworks
3 107 (5.67%) Google
4 84 (4.45%) Cloudera
5 77 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 58 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 54 (2.86%) Splunk
8 49 (2.60%) IBM
9 46 (2.44%) Tableau
10 34 (1.80%) Informatica
10 34 (1.80%) MapR
11 30 (1.59%) Talend
12 27 (1.43%) SAP
13 21 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.06%) TIBCO
15 19 (1.01%) Databricks
16 15 (0.80%) Ab Initio
16 15 (0.80%) Apigee
17 13 (0.69%) Rackspace
17 13 (0.69%) Vertica