Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 148 154
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6 +85
Contract jobs citing Kafka 546 1,627 1,877
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.86% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.05% 5.93% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 1,275 1,398
Median daily rate £525 £570 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.80% +0.23%
10th Percentile £388 £450 £408
90th Percentile £668 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.85 - £55.00

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 9,030 27,424 35,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.91% 31.27% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,997 19,039 25,344
Median daily rate £495 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £314 £333 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 306 331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +5.35% +4.41%
10th Percentile £22.80 £20.26 £15.24
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.88% +2.50%

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 27 September 2020.

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
Top 16 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 27 September 2020. 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 +2 466 £550 -4.35% 248
London -11 377 £550 -4.35% 176
UK excluding London +57 124 £450 -14.29% 86
Work from Home +4 96 £450 -12.20% 46
Northern Ireland +12 29 £450 -21.74% 1
North of England +69 28 £500 +2.56% 33
South West +100 24 £650 +8.33% 5
North West +78 17 £500 -6.98% 14
South East +73 17 £475 -11.63% 25
Scotland +22 17 £418 -16.50% 14
Yorkshire +39 8 £550 +15.79% 10
East of England +65 5 £475 -5.00%
Midlands +66 3 £438 -10.26% 8
West Midlands +61 3 £438 -2.78% 6
North East +38 3 £575 -2.13% 9
Wales +29 1 £425 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 281 (51.47%) Java
2 197 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (35.71%) Docker
4 190 (34.80%) Microservices
5 171 (31.32%) AWS
6 159 (29.12%) Kubernetes
7 153 (28.02%) Azure
8 152 (27.84%) Python
9 148 (27.11%) Finance
10 134 (24.54%) Big Data
11 130 (23.81%) Apache Spark
12 128 (23.44%) Spring
13 124 (22.71%) NoSQL
14 120 (21.98%) Jenkins
15 119 (21.79%) SQL
16 114 (20.88%) JavaScript
17 109 (19.96%) Spring Boot
18 107 (19.60%) DevOps
19 104 (19.05%) Scala
19 104 (19.05%) Hadoop
20 97 (17.77%) Linux
21 87 (15.93%) Banking
21 87 (15.93%) RESTful
22 86 (15.75%) Java 8
23 84 (15.38%) Git (software)
24 74 (13.55%) Scrum
25 73 (13.37%) Software Engineering
25 73 (13.37%) GCP
26 72 (13.19%) Terraform
27 64 (11.72%) Test Automation

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
1 130 (23.81%) Apache Spark
2 31 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (5.13%) Confluence
4 21 (3.85%) Apache
5 8 (1.47%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.92%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.92%) nginx
7 4 (0.73%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.55%) CICS
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.37%) IIS
9 2 (0.37%) Luigi
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) Camunda
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.18%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) Sonic ESB
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.73%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.55%) RMDS
3 2 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 171 (31.32%) AWS
2 153 (28.02%) Azure
3 73 (13.37%) GCP
4 39 (7.14%) Serverless
5 23 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (3.66%) Amazon Kinesis
8 18 (3.30%) Amazon EKS
8 18 (3.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 15 (2.75%) Amazon S3
10 14 (2.56%) PaaS
11 13 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (2.01%) Apigee
12 11 (2.01%) GitHub
13 10 (1.83%) OpenShift
14 9 (1.65%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.47%) Kong
15 8 (1.47%) SaaS
16 7 (1.28%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.76%) SSL
2 23 (4.21%) HTTPS
3 8 (1.47%) HTTP
4 6 (1.10%) Internet
5 5 (0.92%) Firewall
6 4 (0.73%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.55%) BGP
7 3 (0.55%) DSL
7 3 (0.55%) MPLS
7 3 (0.55%) SNMP
8 2 (0.37%) DNS
9 1 (0.18%) DWDM
9 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.18%) FTP
9 1 (0.18%) SDH
9 1 (0.18%) SONET
9 1 (0.18%) WebEx
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (24.54%) Big Data
2 124 (22.71%) NoSQL
3 104 (19.05%) Hadoop
4 60 (10.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 52 (9.52%) MongoDB
6 44 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (6.04%) Relational Database
9 29 (5.31%) Data Lake
10 27 (4.95%) Redis
11 26 (4.76%) Apache Hive
12 24 (4.40%) HBase
13 22 (4.03%) MySQL
13 22 (4.03%) SQL Server
14 19 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (2.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 15 (2.75%) Impala
17 13 (2.38%) Flink
17 13 (2.38%) Oracle Database
18 12 (2.20%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 120 (21.98%) Jenkins
2 84 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 45 (8.24%) JIRA
4 35 (6.41%) GitLab
5 33 (6.04%) Maven
6 24 (4.40%) Artifactory
7 19 (3.48%) JUnit
8 16 (2.93%) Gradle
9 15 (2.75%) Bitbucket
10 14 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (2.20%) SonarQube
12 9 (1.65%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.47%) gulp
14 7 (1.28%) Mockito
15 6 (1.10%) CircleCI
16 5 (0.92%) kappa
17 4 (0.73%) JMeter
17 4 (0.73%) Selenium
18 3 (0.55%) Hudson
18 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 148 (27.11%) Finance
2 87 (15.93%) Banking
3 27 (4.95%) Front Office
4 24 (4.40%) Marketing
5 18 (3.30%) Public Sector
6 16 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.38%) Aerospace
8 12 (2.20%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.01%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.65%) Electronics
11 7 (1.28%) Retail
12 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.55%) Law
14 2 (0.37%) Games
15 1 (0.18%) Advertising
15 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
15 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 286 (52.38%) Developer
2 136 (24.91%) Java Developer
3 60 (10.99%) Data Engineer
4 46 (8.42%) Senior Developer
5 45 (8.24%) Architect
6 31 (5.68%) Python Developer
7 29 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
10 22 (4.03%) Administrator
10 22 (4.03%) Data Architect
11 21 (3.85%) Azure Developer
11 21 (3.85%) Big Data Engineer
11 21 (3.85%) Java Engineer
12 20 (3.66%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (3.30%) C# Developer
13 18 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.11%) Python Engineer
15 16 (2.93%) Backend Developer
15 16 (2.93%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (23.44%) Spring
2 109 (19.96%) Spring Boot
3 87 (15.93%) RESTful
4 61 (11.17%) Node.js
5 54 (9.89%) REST
6 53 (9.71%) HTML
6 53 (9.71%) JSON
7 48 (8.79%) .NET
8 42 (7.69%) React
9 37 (6.78%) AngularJS
9 37 (6.78%) Web Services
10 36 (6.59%) RabbitMQ
11 29 (5.31%) Spring Security
12 28 (5.13%) HTML5
13 25 (4.58%) Akka
14 23 (4.21%) Guice
14 23 (4.21%) JAAS
15 21 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (3.66%) Apache NiFi
16 20 (3.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.75%) Cloud Native
5 15 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.38%) PKI
7 12 (2.20%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.28%) DataPower
10 7 (1.28%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.10%) iPad
12 5 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.73%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.73%) FMCG
13 4 (0.73%) Market Risk
13 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (17.77%) Linux
2 21 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (3.48%) CentOS
4 15 (2.75%) Unix
5 14 (2.56%) Windows
6 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.10%) Android
7 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.73%) CoreOS
8 4 (0.73%) Debian
9 3 (0.55%) Fedora
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (34.80%) Microservices
3 107 (19.60%) DevOps
4 74 (13.55%) Scrum
5 73 (13.37%) Software Engineering
6 64 (11.72%) Test Automation
7 57 (10.44%) Computer Science
7 57 (10.44%) Data Science
8 55 (10.07%) TDD
9 54 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (9.52%) Open Source
11 44 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (7.51%) Data Architecture
13 40 (7.33%) ETL
14 38 (6.96%) Analytics
15 37 (6.78%) Kanban
16 36 (6.59%) Low Latency
16 36 (6.59%) Machine Learning
16 36 (6.59%) SDLC
17 33 (6.04%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 281 (51.47%) Java
2 152 (27.84%) Python
3 119 (21.79%) SQL
4 114 (20.88%) JavaScript
5 104 (19.05%) Scala
6 86 (15.75%) Java 8
7 54 (9.89%) C#
8 39 (7.14%) Kotlin
9 28 (5.13%) Bash Shell
9 28 (5.13%) Go
10 27 (4.95%) ES6
11 26 (4.76%) Perl
12 14 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.20%) Groovy
13 12 (2.20%) TypeScript
14 11 (2.01%) Haskell
14 11 (2.01%) Ruby
15 7 (1.28%) C++
15 7 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.96%) Degree
3 29 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.03%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.03%) Master's Degree
5 14 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.75%) QA
2 8 (1.47%) MiFID
3 6 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) NIST
5 1 (0.18%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 195 (35.71%) Docker
2 21 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.48%) HDFS
4 16 (2.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (1.10%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.55%) NFS
7 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.37%) zsh
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 159 (29.12%) Kubernetes
2 72 (13.19%) Terraform
3 55 (10.07%) Ansible
4 33 (6.04%) Prometheus
5 21 (3.85%) Zipkin
6 19 (3.48%) Puppet
7 7 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.10%) Grafana
8 6 (1.10%) logstash
9 5 (0.92%) Kibana
10 4 (0.73%) Consul
10 4 (0.73%) Fluentd
10 4 (0.73%) Istio
10 4 (0.73%) Mesos
10 4 (0.73%) Oozie
11 3 (0.55%) linkerd
11 3 (0.55%) Netcool
11 3 (0.55%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 49 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.61%) Databricks
3 40 (7.33%) StreamSets
4 31 (5.68%) Oracle
5 23 (4.21%) Cloudera
5 23 (4.21%) Red Hat
6 20 (3.66%) Splunk
7 18 (3.30%) Confluent
8 15 (2.75%) VMware
9 14 (2.56%) Google
9 14 (2.56%) Hortonworks
10 13 (2.38%) IBM
11 12 (2.20%) SAP
12 9 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.47%) MuleSoft
14 7 (1.28%) Informatica
15 6 (1.10%) Bloomberg
15 6 (1.10%) Tableau
16 5 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
16 5 (0.92%) Sybase