Period
to 27 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 156 216
Rank change year-on-year -5 +60 +107
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,170 1,731 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.77% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.45% 5.17% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 1,256 975
UK median daily rate £559 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% - +1.15%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £688 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -17.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £37.00

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 21,464 33,474 31,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.02% 34.17% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,760 23,584 22,800
UK median daily rate £490 £480 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +3.78% +8.82%
10th Percentile £329 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 295 338
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% +3.83% -
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.20 £17.63
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.13% +3.83% +6.67%

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 27 January 2020.

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
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 January 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 -10 1,066 £575 +4.55% 352
London +10 797 £600 +6.67% 261
UK excluding London -19 354 £500 - 115
South East -77 95 £528 +5.50% 29
North of England +13 85 £475 +5.56% 26
Scotland +43 58 £525 +34.62% 17
Yorkshire +18 55 £475 +11.76% 10
South West -4 36 £550 - 11
North West +24 25 £525 - 11
Midlands +39 24 £500 +11.11% 12
East of England +32 24 £438 -22.22% 13
West Midlands +50 19 £500 +5.26% 4
Wales +46 19 £450 - 7
Northern Ireland +22 13 £575 -
North East +17 5 £350 -36.36% 5
East Midlands +9 5 £488 +8.33% 8

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 608 (51.97%) Java
2 429 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (32.39%) Docker
4 347 (29.66%) Python
5 346 (29.57%) Microservices
6 329 (28.12%) Apache Spark
7 316 (27.01%) Hadoop
8 312 (26.67%) AWS
8 312 (26.67%) Kubernetes
9 302 (25.81%) Big Data
10 288 (24.62%) DevOps
10 288 (24.62%) TDD
11 267 (22.82%) Spring
12 247 (21.11%) Scala
13 245 (20.94%) Linux
14 241 (20.60%) Finance
15 226 (19.32%) NoSQL
16 216 (18.46%) SQL
17 201 (17.18%) Jenkins
18 185 (15.81%) JavaScript
19 180 (15.38%) Git (software)
20 171 (14.62%) Azure
21 167 (14.27%) REST
22 162 (13.85%) Spring Boot
22 162 (13.85%) Java 8
23 160 (13.68%) MongoDB
24 158 (13.50%) Banking
25 152 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
26 145 (12.39%) Apache Hive
27 143 (12.22%) Software Engineering

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
1 329 (28.12%) Apache Spark
2 114 (9.74%) Apache
3 101 (8.63%) Elasticsearch
4 51 (4.36%) Confluence
5 30 (2.56%) Apache Airflow
6 19 (1.62%) nginx
7 17 (1.45%) Jupyter
8 15 (1.28%) SAS
9 13 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.77%) Luigi
12 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.43%) GemFire
13 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.34%) CMS
15 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.17%) JBoss
16 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) NetSuite
1 6 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.085%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 312 (26.67%) AWS
2 171 (14.62%) Azure
3 123 (10.51%) GCP
4 66 (5.64%) Amazon Kinesis
5 60 (5.13%) OpenShift
5 60 (5.13%) Serverless
6 50 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
6 50 (4.27%) GitHub
7 49 (4.19%) Amazon S3
8 29 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
9 24 (2.05%) Amazon EKS
10 23 (1.97%) Power Platform
11 19 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (0.94%) SaaS
14 9 (0.77%) CloudFront
15 8 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
15 8 (0.68%) PaaS
15 8 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.05%) HTTP
2 20 (1.71%) AMQP
3 17 (1.45%) SSL
4 13 (1.11%) DNS
5 12 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 12 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.94%) SAN
7 10 (0.85%) FTP
8 8 (0.68%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.51%) Firewall
9 6 (0.51%) MQTT
10 4 (0.34%) DHCP
10 4 (0.34%) DSL
10 4 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.34%) VPN
11 3 (0.26%) 4G
11 3 (0.26%) 5G
11 3 (0.26%) DOCSIS
11 3 (0.26%) Internet
11 3 (0.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (27.01%) Hadoop
2 302 (25.81%) Big Data
3 226 (19.32%) NoSQL
4 160 (13.68%) MongoDB
5 145 (12.39%) Apache Hive
6 118 (10.09%) HBase
7 116 (9.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 112 (9.57%) PostgreSQL
9 110 (9.40%) Relational Database
10 95 (8.12%) SQL Server
11 94 (8.03%) MySQL
12 85 (7.26%) Flink
13 55 (4.70%) Impala
14 47 (4.02%) RDBMS
15 41 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
15 41 (3.50%) Spark SQL
16 39 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
17 35 (2.99%) Redis
18 34 (2.91%) Data Lake
19 29 (2.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 201 (17.18%) Jenkins
2 180 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 76 (6.50%) JIRA
4 64 (5.47%) JUnit
5 59 (5.04%) Maven
6 51 (4.36%) Gradle
7 48 (4.10%) Mockito
8 37 (3.16%) Cucumber
9 36 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
10 34 (2.91%) Artifactory
10 34 (2.91%) GitLab
11 20 (1.71%) CircleCI
12 18 (1.54%) Selenium
13 16 (1.37%) NUnit
14 14 (1.20%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.20%) SpecFlow
14 14 (1.20%) Spock
15 13 (1.11%) IBM UrbanCode
15 13 (1.11%) IntelliJ
16 11 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 241 (20.60%) Finance
2 158 (13.50%) Banking
3 42 (3.59%) Front Office
4 40 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.14%) Public Sector
6 21 (1.79%) Retail
7 20 (1.71%) Marketing
8 15 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.03%) Advertising
9 12 (1.03%) Legal
10 11 (0.94%) Games
11 9 (0.77%) Law
11 9 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.085%) Automotive
14 1 (0.085%) Electronics
14 1 (0.085%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 608 (51.97%) Developer
2 307 (26.24%) Java Developer
3 161 (13.76%) Data Engineer
4 116 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 94 (8.03%) Senior Developer
6 90 (7.69%) Architect
6 90 (7.69%) Scala Developer
7 65 (5.56%) Big Data Engineer
8 58 (4.96%) C# Developer
9 56 (4.79%) Java Engineer
10 52 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 46 (3.93%) Backend Developer
12 45 (3.85%) Python Developer
13 44 (3.76%) AWS Developer
14 42 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
15 37 (3.16%) AWS DevOps
16 36 (3.08%) Software Engineer
17 35 (2.99%) Full Stack Developer
18 34 (2.91%) Data Architect
19 33 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (22.82%) Spring
2 167 (14.27%) REST
3 162 (13.85%) Spring Boot
4 139 (11.88%) RabbitMQ
5 112 (9.57%) React
6 110 (9.40%) Node.js
7 106 (9.06%) .NET
8 101 (8.63%) AngularJS
9 99 (8.46%) HTML
10 96 (8.21%) Web Services
11 93 (7.95%) CSS
12 81 (6.92%) RESTful
13 64 (5.47%) JSON
14 53 (4.53%) Vue.js
15 44 (3.76%) Spark Streaming
15 44 (3.76%) XML
16 43 (3.68%) Akka
17 37 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
17 37 (3.16%) HTML5
18 34 (2.91%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (4.62%) Equities
4 51 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 45 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 38 (3.25%) Hedge funds
7 34 (2.91%) Data Structures
8 30 (2.56%) Cloud Native
8 30 (2.56%) Derivative
8 30 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 26 (2.22%) User Experience
10 14 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.94%) Clustering
12 11 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.94%) Reference Data
13 9 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.77%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
13 9 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 245 (20.94%) Linux
2 61 (5.21%) Unix
3 46 (3.93%) Windows
4 28 (2.39%) CentOS
4 28 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.79%) CoreOS
6 13 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.94%) Android
7 11 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.085%) Solaris
9 1 (0.085%) VMS
9 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (29.57%) Microservices
3 288 (24.62%) DevOps
3 288 (24.62%) TDD
4 152 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
5 143 (12.22%) Software Engineering
6 141 (12.05%) BDD
7 132 (11.28%) Scrum
8 125 (10.68%) Analytics
9 115 (9.83%) ETL
10 104 (8.89%) OO
11 100 (8.55%) Computer Science
12 95 (8.12%) Data Science
13 88 (7.52%) Data Modelling
13 88 (7.52%) Open Source
14 80 (6.84%) Mentoring
15 75 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (6.07%) Machine Learning
17 69 (5.90%) Problem-Solving
18 68 (5.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 608 (51.97%) Java
2 347 (29.66%) Python
3 247 (21.11%) Scala
4 216 (18.46%) SQL
5 185 (15.81%) JavaScript
6 162 (13.85%) Java 8
7 115 (9.83%) C#
8 67 (5.73%) Go
9 55 (4.70%) Bash Shell
10 37 (3.16%) Kotlin
11 36 (3.08%) Ruby
12 31 (2.65%) C++
13 30 (2.56%) TypeScript
14 29 (2.48%) Groovy
15 25 (2.14%) C
15 25 (2.14%) R
16 24 (2.05%) Clojure
17 19 (1.62%) Shell Script
18 18 (1.54%) Rust
19 16 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 96 (8.21%) Degree
3 77 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 10 (0.85%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.26%) CCNA
8 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.26%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.17%) GIAC
9 2 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.17%) MBA
9 2 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.17%) SANS
9 2 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.88%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.37%) QA
3 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.26%) EMIR
4 3 (0.26%) MiFID
5 1 (0.085%) GDPR
System Software
1 379 (32.39%) Docker
2 94 (8.03%) HDFS
3 28 (2.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (2.05%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.51%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.085%) etcd
7 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.085%) KVM
7 1 (0.085%) NFS
7 1 (0.085%) Postfix
7 1 (0.085%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.085%) vSphere
7 1 (0.085%) Xen
7 1 (0.085%) zsh
Systems Management
1 312 (26.67%) Kubernetes
2 119 (10.17%) Terraform
3 113 (9.66%) Ansible
4 49 (4.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 47 (4.02%) Puppet
6 34 (2.91%) Grafana
7 27 (2.31%) logstash
8 25 (2.14%) Kibana
9 21 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (1.20%) Consul
10 14 (1.20%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.11%) Oozie
12 11 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.34%) Graphite
13 4 (0.34%) Istio
13 4 (0.34%) Mesos
13 4 (0.34%) Nagios
13 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (0.26%) Rundeck
14 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (7.52%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.58%) Oracle
3 62 (5.30%) Google
4 57 (4.87%) Hortonworks
5 47 (4.02%) Cloudera
6 40 (3.42%) IBM
7 31 (2.65%) Remedy
8 26 (2.22%) Confluent
9 24 (2.05%) Tableau
10 22 (1.88%) StreamSets
11 20 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 18 (1.54%) SAP
13 17 (1.45%) Informatica
13 17 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (1.45%) Splunk
13 17 (1.45%) Veracode
14 14 (1.20%) Databricks
15 13 (1.11%) Ab Initio
16 11 (0.94%) Teradata
17 10 (0.85%) MuleSoft