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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 97 114 171
Rank change year-on-year +17 +57 -28
Contract jobs citing Kafka 2,279 1,495 660
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 2.25% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.49% 7.40% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,611 985 464
10th Percentile £475 £425 £403
25th Percentile £538 £494 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £738 £643 £638
90th Percentile £808 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £484 £500
% change year-on-year +18.86% -3.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
10th Percentile £53.65 £45.69 £40.22
25th Percentile £55.38 £46.73 £43.94
Median hourly rate £61.50 £54.53 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.78% +18.54% -
75th Percentile £71.75 £56.83 -
90th Percentile £75.95 £57.42 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £56.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year - +22.83% -

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 24,005 20,199 12,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 26.98% 30.45% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,622 14,383 8,934
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £673 £600 £588
90th Percentile £763 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £504 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 200 114
10th Percentile £20.25 £19.35 £20.24
25th Percentile £35.00 £27.67 £30.94
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - +0.09%
75th Percentile £65.75 £56.75 £57.13
90th Percentile £75.39 £66.05 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% -11.11% +2.48%

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Kafka.

Daily rate trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Kafka.

Hourly rate trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 17 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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +15 1,851 £650 +13.04% 318
London +8 1,393 £663 +10.42% 200
Work from Home +34 1,304 £625 +8.70% 158
UK excluding London +25 418 £575 +18.86% 124
North of England +12 127 £600 +15.66% 41
South East +30 119 £600 +23.08% 23
North West +13 85 £600 +17.07% 21
Scotland -11 51 £630 +32.66% 8
East of England -10 37 £563 +7.14% 15
South West -23 34 £550 +15.79% 17
Yorkshire -16 32 £575 +43.75% 14
Midlands -20 26 £588 +45.06% 19
Northern Ireland +15 19 £513 +19.19%
West Midlands -22 19 £500 +21.21% 10
North East -13 10 £613 -1.21% 6
East Midlands -3 7 £850 +126.67% 9
Wales -16 5 £673 +34.50% 1

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 1,297 (56.91%) Java
2 990 (43.44%) Kubernetes
3 924 (40.54%) AWS
4 873 (38.31%) Agile
5 831 (36.46%) Microservices
6 712 (31.24%) DevOps
7 704 (30.89%) Python
8 682 (29.93%) Docker
9 648 (28.43%) CI/CD
10 553 (24.27%) Finance
11 547 (24.00%) Software Engineering
12 541 (23.74%) Azure
13 509 (22.33%) SQL
14 485 (21.28%) Apache Spark
15 422 (18.52%) Spring
16 394 (17.29%) Terraform
17 377 (16.54%) Jenkins
18 372 (16.32%) GCP
19 365 (16.02%) Spring Boot
20 354 (15.53%) Big Data
21 351 (15.40%) Event-Driven
22 346 (15.18%) TDD
23 343 (15.05%) Linux
24 336 (14.74%) Git (software)
25 332 (14.57%) Test Automation
26 322 (14.13%) MongoDB
27 318 (13.95%) Scala
28 305 (13.38%) Social Skills
29 299 (13.12%) NoSQL
30 270 (11.85%) React

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
1 485 (21.28%) Apache Spark
2 215 (9.43%) Apache
3 133 (5.84%) Confluence
4 88 (3.86%) nginx
5 87 (3.82%) Apache Airflow
6 35 (1.54%) OpenStack
7 29 (1.27%) Apache Solr
8 27 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.83%) Apache Pig
10 16 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.66%) Apache Pulsar
11 15 (0.66%) Jupyter
12 14 (0.61%) JBoss
13 13 (0.57%) Camunda
14 12 (0.53%) Luigi
15 11 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.31%) IIS
18 6 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 6 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) assyst
2 6 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.22%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
4 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.088%) FINCAD Analytics
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.088%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.044%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.044%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.044%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.044%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.044%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.044%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.044%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 924 (40.54%) AWS
2 541 (23.74%) Azure
3 372 (16.32%) GCP
4 240 (10.53%) Serverless
5 156 (6.85%) AWS Lambda
6 134 (5.88%) GitHub
7 130 (5.70%) OpenShift
8 101 (4.43%) Amazon Kinesis
9 94 (4.12%) Amazon S3
10 89 (3.91%) PaaS
11 88 (3.86%) Amazon EKS
12 78 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
13 75 (3.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 74 (3.25%) Azure AKS
15 73 (3.20%) Azure Data Factory
16 64 (2.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 56 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
18 55 (2.41%) Amazon MSK
19 52 (2.28%) Amazon SQS
20 50 (2.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.37%) HTTP
2 34 (1.49%) IPv4
3 33 (1.45%) MQTT
4 29 (1.27%) DNS
5 19 (0.83%) SSL
5 19 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 18 (0.79%) Internet
7 17 (0.75%) Firewall
8 14 (0.61%) SSH
9 12 (0.53%) DHCP
10 11 (0.48%) ATM
10 11 (0.48%) FTP
11 10 (0.44%) Kerberos
12 9 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.39%) IPsec
13 4 (0.18%) AMQP
13 4 (0.18%) Calico
13 4 (0.18%) SNMP
14 2 (0.088%) DMZ
14 2 (0.088%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (15.53%) Big Data
2 322 (14.13%) MongoDB
3 299 (13.12%) NoSQL
4 253 (11.10%) PostgreSQL
5 245 (10.75%) Hadoop
6 176 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
7 138 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 137 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
9 135 (5.92%) Relational Database
10 129 (5.66%) Data Lake
11 111 (4.87%) MySQL
12 108 (4.74%) SQL Server
13 106 (4.65%) DynamoDB
14 83 (3.64%) BigQuery
14 83 (3.64%) Redis
15 74 (3.25%) Apache Hive
16 72 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
17 71 (3.12%) Amazon Redshift
18 67 (2.94%) Flink
19 66 (2.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 377 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 336 (14.74%) Git (software)
3 196 (8.60%) GitLab
4 188 (8.25%) Maven
5 186 (8.16%) JIRA
6 133 (5.84%) Gradle
7 73 (3.20%) JUnit
8 68 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
9 57 (2.50%) Mockito
10 56 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 46 (2.02%) Artifactory
12 38 (1.67%) SonarQube
13 33 (1.45%) Cucumber
14 29 (1.27%) Bitbucket
15 25 (1.10%) CircleCI
16 22 (0.97%) Selenium
17 20 (0.88%) Subversion
18 19 (0.83%) Spinnaker
19 18 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
20 16 (0.70%) Postman
General
1 553 (24.27%) Finance
2 305 (13.38%) Social Skills
3 268 (11.76%) Banking
4 151 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 131 (5.75%) Public Sector
6 66 (2.90%) Front Office
7 58 (2.54%) Retail
8 49 (2.15%) Investment Banking
9 42 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 40 (1.76%) Marketing
11 39 (1.71%) Financial Institution
12 30 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
13 28 (1.23%) Games
14 27 (1.18%) Legal
14 27 (1.18%) Publishing
15 23 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
16 19 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.70%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.57%) Back Office
18 13 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 878 (38.53%) Developer
2 490 (21.50%) Java Developer
3 380 (16.67%) Data Engineer
4 234 (10.27%) Architect
5 203 (8.91%) Java Engineer
6 201 (8.82%) Software Engineer
7 197 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 194 (8.51%) Senior Developer
9 148 (6.49%) AWS Engineer
10 130 (5.70%) Senior Java Developer
11 95 (4.17%) Data Architect
12 86 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
13 72 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
14 71 (3.12%) Big Data Engineer
15 70 (3.07%) AWS Software Engineer
16 67 (2.94%) Senior Data Engineer
16 67 (2.94%) Senior Java Engineer
17 66 (2.90%) AWS Developer
18 64 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
19 62 (2.72%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (18.52%) Spring
2 365 (16.02%) Spring Boot
3 270 (11.85%) React
4 227 (9.96%) REST
5 165 (7.24%) RESTful
6 160 (7.02%) Node.js
7 139 (6.10%) .NET
8 130 (5.70%) RabbitMQ
9 100 (4.39%) GraphQL
10 94 (4.12%) JSON
11 92 (4.04%) gRPC
12 90 (3.95%) Web Services
13 88 (3.86%) Apache Camel
14 85 (3.73%) AngularJS
15 81 (3.55%) HTML
16 76 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
17 75 (3.29%) PySpark
17 75 (3.29%) Spark Streaming
18 71 (3.12%) Hibernate
19 69 (3.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 217 (9.52%) Cloud Native
2 101 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
3 86 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 71 (3.12%) Data Structures
5 67 (2.94%) Hedge funds
6 60 (2.63%) iPad
7 55 (2.41%) Algorithms
8 50 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 46 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
10 43 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (1.84%) IoT
12 35 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
13 29 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 28 (1.23%) Derivative
15 26 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
15 26 (1.14%) Management Information System
15 26 (1.14%) User Experience
16 23 (1.01%) Data Centre
17 22 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 21 (0.92%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 343 (15.05%) Linux
2 103 (4.52%) Unix
3 65 (2.85%) Windows
4 39 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (0.97%) Apple iOS
5 22 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 20 (0.88%) Android
7 17 (0.75%) Debian
8 16 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 16 (0.70%) VMS
9 8 (0.35%) CentOS
9 8 (0.35%) MVS
10 6 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.044%) AIX
11 1 (0.044%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (38.31%) Agile
2 831 (36.46%) Microservices
3 712 (31.24%) DevOps
4 648 (28.43%) CI/CD
5 547 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 351 (15.40%) Event-Driven
7 346 (15.18%) TDD
8 332 (14.57%) Test Automation
9 258 (11.32%) Scrum
10 231 (10.14%) Data Modelling
11 227 (9.96%) Data Engineering
12 209 (9.17%) Analytics
13 206 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
13 206 (9.04%) ETL
14 200 (8.78%) BDD
15 194 (8.51%) Data Pipeline
16 193 (8.47%) Full Stack Development
17 163 (7.15%) Event-Driven Architecture
18 160 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
19 156 (6.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,297 (56.91%) Java
2 704 (30.89%) Python
3 509 (22.33%) SQL
4 318 (13.95%) Scala
5 242 (10.62%) JavaScript
6 201 (8.82%) Go
7 163 (7.15%) TypeScript
8 136 (5.97%) C#
9 110 (4.83%) C++
10 80 (3.51%) Bash
11 67 (2.94%) C
12 57 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 53 (2.33%) PHP
14 49 (2.15%) Kotlin
15 46 (2.02%) PowerShell
16 41 (1.80%) Groovy
17 40 (1.76%) Rust
18 34 (1.49%) Ruby
19 26 (1.14%) PL/SQL
20 21 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 235 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 215 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 86 (3.77%) Degree
4 45 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 20 (0.88%) PhD
7 18 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 17 (0.75%) Master's Degree
9 15 (0.66%) FFIEC
10 14 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.61%) PMP
11 9 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.18%) OCP
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.088%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.088%) MBA
15 1 (0.044%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.044%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.044%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.39%) QA
2 46 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.01%) GDPR
4 16 (0.70%) NIST
5 15 (0.66%) GLBA
5 15 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.53%) SEPA
7 10 (0.44%) ISO 20022
8 8 (0.35%) SLA
9 6 (0.26%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.13%) OASIS TOSCA
11 2 (0.088%) EMIR
11 2 (0.088%) FATCA
12 1 (0.044%) DICOM
12 1 (0.044%) HL7
12 1 (0.044%) MiFID
12 1 (0.044%) TARGET2
System Software
1 682 (29.93%) Docker
2 34 (1.49%) HDFS
3 33 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 12 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.44%) vCloud
7 8 (0.35%) Active Directory
8 6 (0.26%) etcd
9 3 (0.13%) Ceph
10 1 (0.044%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.044%) KVM
10 1 (0.044%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.044%) zsh
Systems Management
1 990 (43.44%) Kubernetes
2 394 (17.29%) Terraform
3 176 (7.72%) Ansible
4 153 (6.71%) Grafana
5 138 (6.06%) Prometheus
6 75 (3.29%) Consul
7 53 (2.33%) Kibana
7 53 (2.33%) Packer
8 49 (2.15%) Puppet
9 41 (1.80%) Argo
10 39 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
11 33 (1.45%) Istio
12 25 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
13 20 (0.88%) logstash
14 19 (0.83%) ZABBIX
15 13 (0.57%) Fluentd
16 12 (0.53%) HAProxy
17 11 (0.48%) Salt
18 9 (0.39%) Oozie
19 8 (0.35%) Rancher
Vendors
1 205 (9.00%) Oracle
2 166 (7.28%) Databricks
3 158 (6.93%) Google
4 109 (4.78%) Microsoft
5 92 (4.04%) IBM
6 75 (3.29%) Confluent
7 72 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 70 (3.07%) Splunk
9 60 (2.63%) Cloudera
10 51 (2.24%) Talend
11 50 (2.19%) Dynatrace
12 39 (1.71%) Informatica
13 37 (1.62%) MuleSoft
14 35 (1.54%) AppDynamics
15 33 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
15 33 (1.45%) VMware
16 31 (1.36%) SAP
17 26 (1.14%) New Relic
17 26 (1.14%) Teradata
18 25 (1.10%) Atlassian