Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 223 408
Rank change year-on-year +72 +185 +275
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,855 1,245 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.22% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.20% 3.78% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 957 469
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -8.70%
10th Percentile £406 £406 £391
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £458 £425
% change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% - -
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 35,682 32,923 32,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.85% 32.24% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,157 23,241 22,514
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £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 316 374 377
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.15 £14.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.84% +8.67% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +74 1,778 £550 - 349
London +47 1,185 £563 +2.27% 251
UK excluding London +103 649 £475 +3.83% 117
South East +82 317 £500 - 38
North of England +56 170 £425 -5.56% 31
Yorkshire +40 109 £425 -5.56% 15
Scotland +13 57 £385 -0.65% 13
South West +9 52 £525 +13.51% 15
North West +12 49 £500 +17.99% 14
Midlands -6 29 £450 - 8
East Midlands +27 23 £450 +16.13% 6
East of England -7 20 £558 +19.57% 6
North East +7 12 £400 -3.03% 2
West Midlands -28 6 £475 +5.56% 2
Northern Ireland +34 4 £434 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1,182 (63.72%) Java
2 831 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
3 725 (39.08%) Big Data
4 688 (37.09%) Hadoop
5 683 (36.82%) Docker
6 669 (36.06%) Apache Spark
7 518 (27.92%) Microservices
8 490 (26.42%) Spring
9 474 (25.55%) Python
10 471 (25.39%) DevOps
11 462 (24.91%) Jenkins
12 456 (24.58%) TDD
13 440 (23.72%) Java 8
14 395 (21.29%) Linux
15 394 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
16 386 (20.81%) Kubernetes
17 369 (19.89%) Scala
18 367 (19.78%) NoSQL
19 362 (19.51%) SQL
20 348 (18.76%) Git (software)
21 340 (18.33%) Finance
22 328 (17.68%) HBase
23 326 (17.57%) Spring Boot
24 314 (16.93%) Apache Cassandra
25 313 (16.87%) Apache Hive
26 298 (16.06%) Elasticsearch
27 294 (15.85%) MongoDB
28 286 (15.42%) BDD
28 286 (15.42%) Scrum
29 283 (15.26%) Apache

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
1 669 (36.06%) Apache Spark
2 298 (16.06%) Elasticsearch
3 283 (15.26%) Apache
4 101 (5.44%) Confluence
5 72 (3.88%) Apache Solr
6 46 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 42 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 37 (1.99%) Apache Pig
9 23 (1.24%) SAS
10 13 (0.70%) JBoss
10 13 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.65%) WordPress
12 11 (0.59%) nginx
13 10 (0.54%) Apache Qpid
14 9 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.49%) GemFire
14 9 (0.49%) Jetty
14 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.32%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.054%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.16%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.16%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.054%) Exstream
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 394 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (6.42%) GitHub
4 76 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 44 (2.37%) Amazon Kinesis
6 41 (2.21%) Amazon S3
7 33 (1.78%) PaaS
8 28 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (1.51%) OpenShift
9 26 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
10 24 (1.29%) Serverless
11 20 (1.08%) SaaS
12 18 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.86%) IaaS
14 15 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
14 15 (0.81%) Heroku
14 15 (0.81%) npm
15 13 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.72%) HTTP
2 61 (3.29%) Kerberos
3 36 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 32 (1.73%) DNS
4 32 (1.73%) SSL
5 20 (1.08%) AMQP
6 15 (0.81%) FTP
7 11 (0.59%) Internet
8 9 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (0.49%) MQTT
8 9 (0.49%) VPN
9 8 (0.43%) Firewall
10 7 (0.38%) SMPP
11 6 (0.32%) WAN
12 5 (0.27%) Broadband
12 5 (0.27%) SMS
13 4 (0.22%) DOCSIS
13 4 (0.22%) LAN
14 3 (0.16%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (39.08%) Big Data
2 688 (37.09%) Hadoop
3 367 (19.78%) NoSQL
4 328 (17.68%) HBase
5 314 (16.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 313 (16.87%) Apache Hive
7 294 (15.85%) MongoDB
8 191 (10.30%) PostgreSQL
9 135 (7.28%) Redis
9 135 (7.28%) Relational Database
9 135 (7.28%) SQL Server
10 103 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
11 97 (5.23%) MySQL
12 94 (5.07%) Impala
13 83 (4.47%) RDBMS
14 72 (3.88%) Data Lake
15 60 (3.23%) Sqoop
16 52 (2.80%) Amazon Redshift
17 41 (2.21%) Power BI
18 40 (2.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 462 (24.91%) Jenkins
2 348 (18.76%) Git (software)
3 172 (9.27%) JIRA
4 167 (9.00%) Maven
5 86 (4.64%) Gradle
6 77 (4.15%) JUnit
7 76 (4.10%) Cucumber
8 56 (3.02%) GitLab
9 53 (2.86%) Selenium
10 39 (2.10%) IntelliJ
11 38 (2.05%) Artifactory
12 33 (1.78%) TeamCity
13 30 (1.62%) Mockito
14 24 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
16 20 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
17 19 (1.02%) Bitbucket
17 19 (1.02%) Eclipse
18 17 (0.92%) JMeter
18 17 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 340 (18.33%) Finance
2 141 (7.60%) Banking
3 70 (3.77%) Retail
4 37 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 32 (1.73%) Games
5 32 (1.73%) Publishing
6 31 (1.67%) Marketing
6 31 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.40%) Front Office
8 25 (1.35%) Legal
9 23 (1.24%) Advertising
10 13 (0.70%) Billing
11 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.49%) Back Office
13 6 (0.32%) Electronics
14 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.16%) Automotive
15 3 (0.16%) Law
16 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 979 (52.78%) Developer
2 641 (34.56%) Java Developer
3 283 (15.26%) Data Engineer
4 185 (9.97%) Big Data Engineer
5 166 (8.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 145 (7.82%) Senior Developer
7 127 (6.85%) Big Data Developer
8 107 (5.77%) Architect
9 105 (5.66%) Java Engineer
10 98 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
11 92 (4.96%) Software Engineer
12 91 (4.91%) Scala Developer
13 88 (4.74%) Hadoop Engineer
14 60 (3.23%) Hadoop Developer
15 54 (2.91%) Data Architect
16 50 (2.70%) AWS Developer
16 50 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
17 49 (2.64%) Apache Spark Developer
18 44 (2.37%) Python Engineer
19 42 (2.26%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (26.42%) Spring
2 326 (17.57%) Spring Boot
3 278 (14.99%) REST
4 257 (13.85%) RabbitMQ
5 173 (9.33%) JSON
6 168 (9.06%) RESTful
7 161 (8.68%) Web Services
8 141 (7.60%) AngularJS
9 134 (7.22%) React
10 133 (7.17%) HTML
11 123 (6.63%) Hibernate
12 116 (6.25%) Node.js
12 116 (6.25%) Spark Streaming
13 103 (5.55%) Akka
14 86 (4.64%) HTML5
15 84 (4.53%) J2EE
16 80 (4.31%) JPA
17 79 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
18 75 (4.04%) Apache Camel
19 74 (3.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.68%) Greenfield Project
2 109 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 100 (5.39%) Algorithms
4 87 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (4.04%) Fintech
6 51 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 41 (2.21%) Data Centre
8 31 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 28 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
14 25 (1.35%) Equities
15 18 (0.97%) Device Driver
16 17 (0.92%) User Experience
17 16 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 13 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 12 (0.65%) Mobile App
20 9 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 395 (21.29%) Linux
2 158 (8.52%) Unix
3 47 (2.53%) CentOS
4 36 (1.94%) Windows
5 33 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (1.78%) Ubuntu
6 13 (0.70%) CoreOS
7 11 (0.59%) Android
8 5 (0.27%) VMS
9 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.11%) Debian
11 1 (0.054%) AIX
11 1 (0.054%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.054%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (27.92%) Microservices
3 471 (25.39%) DevOps
4 456 (24.58%) TDD
5 286 (15.42%) BDD
5 286 (15.42%) Scrum
6 259 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
7 246 (13.26%) Analytics
8 220 (11.86%) Software Engineering
9 178 (9.60%) Data Science
10 174 (9.38%) Open Source
11 170 (9.16%) Test Automation
12 154 (8.30%) OO
13 146 (7.87%) Machine Learning
14 117 (6.31%) ETL
15 107 (5.77%) Kanban
16 104 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
17 103 (5.55%) Data Modelling
18 100 (5.39%) Mentoring
19 98 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1,182 (63.72%) Java
2 474 (25.55%) Python
3 440 (23.72%) Java 8
4 369 (19.89%) Scala
5 362 (19.51%) SQL
6 251 (13.53%) JavaScript
7 116 (6.25%) C#
8 96 (5.18%) Bash Shell
9 66 (3.56%) Go
10 64 (3.45%) Groovy
11 63 (3.40%) Shell Script
12 60 (3.23%) R
13 45 (2.43%) Ruby
14 44 (2.37%) C++
15 42 (2.26%) TypeScript
16 37 (1.99%) ES6
17 34 (1.83%) Perl
18 28 (1.51%) Kotlin
19 25 (1.35%) MATLAB
20 21 (1.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 134 (7.22%) Degree
2 102 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 75 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 65 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.70%) PhD
7 10 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.32%) CISSP
10 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.27%) CEH
10 5 (0.27%) CISM
10 5 (0.27%) SANS
11 4 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.16%) CCA
13 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.054%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.054%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.054%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.23%) QA
2 57 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.65%) GDPR
4 9 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.32%) SLA
6 4 (0.22%) PMO
7 3 (0.16%) PSD2
8 1 (0.054%) HL7
System Software
1 683 (36.82%) Docker
2 167 (9.00%) HDFS
3 118 (6.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 100 (5.39%) Apache Flume
5 20 (1.08%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.38%) KVM
7 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.22%) Xen
9 3 (0.16%) etcd
9 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.11%) flannel
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.054%) iptables
11 1 (0.054%) Varnish
11 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 386 (20.81%) Kubernetes
2 220 (11.86%) Ansible
3 155 (8.36%) Terraform
4 140 (7.55%) Hadoop YARN
5 107 (5.77%) Puppet
6 95 (5.12%) Oozie
7 70 (3.77%) Mesos
8 60 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
9 59 (3.18%) Grafana
10 55 (2.96%) Prometheus
11 44 (2.37%) Kibana
12 40 (2.16%) Marathon
12 40 (2.16%) Nagios
13 33 (1.78%) logstash
14 32 (1.73%) Consul
15 20 (1.08%) Icinga
16 17 (0.92%) ZABBIX
17 16 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
17 16 (0.86%) Rancher
Vendors
1 150 (8.09%) Oracle
2 94 (5.07%) Hortonworks
3 90 (4.85%) Google
4 75 (4.04%) Cloudera
5 62 (3.34%) Microsoft
6 52 (2.80%) Red Hat
7 45 (2.43%) Splunk
8 41 (2.21%) Informatica
9 38 (2.05%) Tableau
10 35 (1.89%) Talend
11 32 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.67%) MapR
13 30 (1.62%) SAP
14 28 (1.51%) IBM
15 18 (0.97%) Alteryx
16 17 (0.92%) Teradata
17 16 (0.86%) TIBCO
18 15 (0.81%) SaltStack
19 14 (0.75%) Databricks
19 14 (0.75%) Rackspace