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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 543 574
Rank change year-on-year +269 +31  
Contract jobs citing Kafka 405 111 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 0.72% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 85 48
Median daily rate £533 £521 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Kafka is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Kafka as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +251 382 £537 +2.19% 122
London +172 296 £550 - 75
South East +57 47 £475 +11.76% 11
City of London +30 35 £537 -6.69% 10
Hampshire +24 15 £350 -36.36% 2
Croydon +9 13 £525 +13.51% 3
Scotland - 13 £350 - 2
North West +29 10 £424 -13.07% 5
Berkshire +32 9 £500 - 1
South Wales -3 9 £388 -16.21%
Wales -4 9 £388 -16.21%
Glasgow - 9 £350 - 1
East of England - 9 £550 - 5
Surrey +15 8 £481 +13.23% 2
Oxfordshire +2 8 £500 +17.64% 3
East Midlands 0 8 £475 +4.10% 1
Manchester - 7 £410 - 3
Northamptonshire +5 6 £475 +4.10%
Guildford +2 6 £481 +13.23%
Cardiff -4 6 £375 -18.91%
Southampton - 6 £375 -
Reading +24 5 £525 +5.00%
Northampton +3 5 £475 +4.10%
Milton Keynes -11 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 5 - -
Hook - 5 £250 -
Norwich - 4 £525 - 2
Hayes - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £500 - 2
Edinburgh - 4 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Kafka.

1 457 (62.43%) Java
2 366 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 330 (45.08%) Big Data
4 323 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
5 313 (42.76%) Apache Spark
6 239 (32.65%) Docker
7 221 (30.19%) Scala
8 220 (30.05%) Python
9 214 (29.23%) DevOps
10 206 (28.14%) Linux
11 190 (25.96%) TDD
12 188 (25.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 178 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
14 167 (22.81%) Microservices
14 167 (22.81%) Elasticsearch
15 158 (21.58%) Apache Hive
16 156 (21.31%) Git (software)
16 156 (21.31%) Spring
17 142 (19.40%) Jenkins
18 132 (18.03%) Finance
19 131 (17.90%) HBase
20 126 (17.21%) Apache
21 125 (17.08%) NoSQL
22 116 (15.85%) REST
23 111 (15.16%) BDD
23 111 (15.16%) Akka
24 109 (14.89%) HDFS
24 109 (14.89%) SQL
25 100 (13.66%) Spring Boot
26 95 (12.98%) Banking

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
1 313 (42.76%) Apache Spark
2 167 (22.81%) Elasticsearch
3 126 (17.21%) Apache
4 49 (6.69%) Apache Solr
5 33 (4.51%) Apache Pig
6 25 (3.42%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.60%) Confluence
8 15 (2.05%) NServiceBus
9 14 (1.91%) nginx
10 13 (1.78%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.68%) IIS
13 4 (0.55%) JBoss
13 4 (0.55%) WordPress
14 3 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
14 3 (0.41%) GemFire
14 3 (0.41%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
15 2 (0.27%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) SPSS
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 178 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.87%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (5.19%) GitHub
5 32 (4.37%) Amazon EMR
6 25 (3.42%) Twilio
7 24 (3.28%) Amazon S3
8 19 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
9 15 (2.05%) Amazon Kinesis
10 14 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (1.50%) PaaS
12 7 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.82%) Akamai
13 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.68%) IaaS
15 4 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.55%) SaaS
16 3 (0.41%) Route 53
16 3 (0.41%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.79%) HTTP
2 26 (3.55%) Kerberos
3 21 (2.87%) LDAP
4 17 (2.32%) Internet
5 16 (2.19%) DNS
6 12 (1.64%) Firewall
7 10 (1.37%) SSL
8 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.55%) ICMP
10 3 (0.41%) SNMP
10 3 (0.41%) SSH
10 3 (0.41%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.41%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.27%) Intranet
12 1 (0.14%) DHCP
12 1 (0.14%) DSL
12 1 (0.14%) FTP
12 1 (0.14%) IPsec
12 1 (0.14%) SMS
12 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 330 (45.08%) Big Data
3 188 (25.68%) Apache Cassandra
4 158 (21.58%) Apache Hive
5 131 (17.90%) HBase
6 125 (17.08%) NoSQL
7 91 (12.43%) MongoDB
8 59 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
9 51 (6.97%) Relational Database
10 48 (6.56%) MySQL
11 44 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
12 43 (5.87%) SQL Server
13 35 (4.78%) Impala
14 34 (4.64%) Neo4j
15 28 (3.83%) RDBMS
16 27 (3.69%) Sqoop
17 23 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 21 (2.87%) Redis
19 18 (2.46%) Apache Zeppelin
20 15 (2.05%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 156 (21.31%) Git (software)
2 142 (19.40%) Jenkins
3 91 (12.43%) Maven
4 44 (6.01%) Cucumber
5 43 (5.87%) JIRA
6 27 (3.69%) Subversion
7 22 (3.01%) Selenium
8 20 (2.73%) JUnit
9 18 (2.46%) Gradle
9 18 (2.46%) Mockito
9 18 (2.46%) SpecFlow
10 15 (2.05%) TeamCity
10 15 (2.05%) WebDriver
11 13 (1.78%) GitLab
11 13 (1.78%) IntelliJ
12 10 (1.37%) CasperJS
12 10 (1.37%) PhantomJS
13 8 (1.09%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
13 8 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (18.03%) Finance
2 95 (12.98%) Banking
3 27 (3.69%) Investment Banking
4 25 (3.42%) Front Office
5 20 (2.73%) Retail
6 15 (2.05%) Marketing
7 12 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.23%) Games
9 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Law
10 3 (0.41%) Legal
10 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (50.68%) Developer
2 224 (30.60%) Java Developer
3 88 (12.02%) Data Engineer
3 88 (12.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 83 (11.34%) Big Data Developer
5 80 (10.93%) Scala Developer
6 67 (9.15%) Big Data Engineer
7 51 (6.97%) Architect
8 50 (6.83%) AWS Engineer
9 48 (6.56%) Hadoop Developer
10 43 (5.87%) Senior Developer
11 39 (5.33%) AWS DevOps
12 38 (5.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 36 (4.92%) Java Engineer
14 34 (4.64%) Java Scala Developer
15 33 (4.51%) Hadoop Engineer
16 31 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
17 27 (3.69%) Agile Developer
17 27 (3.69%) AWS Developer
18 26 (3.55%) Apache Spark Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (21.31%) Spring
2 116 (15.85%) REST
3 111 (15.16%) Akka
4 100 (13.66%) Spring Boot
5 72 (9.84%) RabbitMQ
6 69 (9.43%) Elastic Stack
7 66 (9.02%) RESTful
8 65 (8.88%) Web Services
9 63 (8.61%) Node.js
10 58 (7.92%) JSON
11 48 (6.56%) Hibernate
12 46 (6.28%) HTML
13 39 (5.33%) AngularJS
14 37 (5.05%) Apache Avro
15 35 (4.78%) Play Framework
15 35 (4.78%) Spark Streaming
16 31 (4.23%) .NET
16 31 (4.23%) ActiveMQ
16 31 (4.23%) Swagger
16 31 (4.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.15%) Algorithms
3 29 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.83%) Fintech
5 22 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
6 19 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.78%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.23%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.09%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.09%) EPoS
10 8 (1.09%) Equities
10 8 (1.09%) Market Risk
11 7 (0.96%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.82%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 206 (28.14%) Linux
2 87 (11.89%) Unix
3 35 (4.78%) Windows
4 27 (3.69%) CentOS
5 25 (3.42%) Ubuntu
6 17 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.09%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.82%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.82%) Fedora
10 5 (0.68%) Android
10 5 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (29.23%) DevOps
3 190 (25.96%) TDD
4 167 (22.81%) Microservices
5 111 (15.16%) BDD
6 94 (12.84%) Software Engineering
7 92 (12.57%) Scrum
8 87 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (11.20%) Test Automation
10 75 (10.25%) Analytics
11 68 (9.29%) ETL
11 68 (9.29%) Open Source
12 60 (8.20%) MapReduce
13 59 (8.06%) Machine Learning
14 54 (7.38%) E-Commerce
15 45 (6.15%) Configuration Management
15 45 (6.15%) Pair Programming
16 42 (5.74%) Continuous Deployment
17 40 (5.46%) CQRS
18 35 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 457 (62.43%) Java
2 221 (30.19%) Scala
3 220 (30.05%) Python
4 109 (14.89%) SQL
5 89 (12.16%) JavaScript
6 82 (11.20%) Bash Shell
7 43 (5.87%) C#
8 40 (5.46%) Go
9 34 (4.64%) R
10 33 (4.51%) Perl
10 33 (4.51%) Ruby
11 22 (3.01%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.60%) C++
13 14 (1.91%) Groovy
14 12 (1.64%) PHP
15 11 (1.50%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.37%) XPath
17 8 (1.09%) Clojure
18 7 (0.96%) ES6
19 6 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.42%) Degree
2 25 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.55%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.41%) CEH
7 3 (0.41%) CISSP
7 3 (0.41%) PhD
7 3 (0.41%) SANS
8 2 (0.27%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.14%) CCIE
9 1 (0.14%) CFA
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.91%) QA
2 9 (1.23%) MiFID
3 6 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.27%) EMIR
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 239 (32.65%) Docker
2 109 (14.89%) HDFS
3 72 (9.84%) Apache Flume
4 71 (9.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.96%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.96%) LXC
6 7 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.41%) etcd
7 3 (0.41%) flannel
8 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.27%) Snort
8 2 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (12.43%) Hadoop YARN
2 89 (12.16%) Ansible
3 86 (11.75%) Puppet
4 68 (9.29%) Kubernetes
5 51 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (5.46%) Kibana
7 37 (5.05%) Mesos
8 35 (4.78%) Terraform
9 34 (4.64%) logstash
10 24 (3.28%) Nagios
11 23 (3.14%) Grafana
11 23 (3.14%) Oozie
12 17 (2.32%) Marathon
13 13 (1.78%) OpenAM
14 11 (1.50%) Rancher
15 8 (1.09%) Ambari
15 8 (1.09%) Prometheus
16 6 (0.82%) FreeIPA
17 5 (0.68%) Graphite
17 5 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (6.42%) Cloudera
2 45 (6.15%) Oracle
3 43 (5.87%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.51%) IBM
5 29 (3.96%) Splunk
6 28 (3.83%) Hortonworks
7 16 (2.19%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.64%) VMware
9 11 (1.50%) AppDynamics
9 11 (1.50%) Google
10 9 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.09%) Talend
12 6 (0.82%) SaltStack
12 6 (0.82%) SAP
13 5 (0.68%) Reuters
13 5 (0.68%) Sybase
14 4 (0.55%) Tableau
14 4 (0.55%) Teradata
14 4 (0.55%) TIBCO
15 3 (0.41%) Rackspace
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + Expenses
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Talent International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £640.00 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
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Difrent
Rate: From £530 to £550 per day
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London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
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London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
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UK
Interact Consulting
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
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City, London
PBIT Consultants
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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