Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 167 312
Rank change year-on-year +34 +145 +308
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,787 1,655 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 1.65% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.07% 4.95% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,326 1,203 533
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 29,437 33,430 29,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.39% 33.34% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,557 23,492 20,289
UK median daily rate £490 £470 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 346 376
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +2.43% +9.67%
10th Percentile £18.08 £15.13 £15.63
90th Percentile £60.00 £63.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +37 1,709 £550 - 103
London +36 1,234 £563 - 83
UK excluding London -1 539 £500 - 27
South East -30 196 £500 - 4
North of England -16 131 £500 +8.11% 6
Yorkshire -13 81 £475 - 3
South West +30 77 £575 +9.52% 5
Scotland +31 53 £475 +11.76% 6
North West +27 48 £550 +4.76% 2
Midlands +48 44 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +30 27 £440 +10.00% 1
East of England +5 26 £500 +2.56% 2
West Midlands +23 16 £450 -18.18% 2
Wales - 12 £655 - 1
Northern Ireland +6 2 - -
North East -11 2 £594 +48.44% 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 925 (51.76%) Java
2 826 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
3 701 (39.23%) Big Data
4 690 (38.61%) Amazon AWS
5 657 (36.77%) Apache Spark
6 609 (34.08%) Docker
7 599 (33.52%) Python
8 569 (31.84%) Hadoop
9 568 (31.79%) Microservices
10 515 (28.82%) DevOps
11 493 (27.59%) Kubernetes
12 474 (26.52%) SQL
13 457 (25.57%) Jenkins
14 431 (24.12%) Linux
15 414 (23.17%) Git (software)
16 399 (22.33%) TDD
17 386 (21.60%) Scala
18 379 (21.21%) NoSQL
19 373 (20.87%) Spring
20 362 (20.26%) Finance
21 305 (17.07%) Apache Hive
22 301 (16.84%) MongoDB
23 300 (16.79%) Microsoft Azure
24 290 (16.23%) JavaScript
25 262 (14.66%) Java 8
26 256 (14.33%) Apache Cassandra
27 251 (14.05%) Ansible
27 251 (14.05%) Terraform
28 241 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
29 235 (13.15%) Scrum

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
1 657 (36.77%) Apache Spark
2 181 (10.13%) Elasticsearch
3 176 (9.85%) Apache
4 70 (3.92%) Confluence
5 57 (3.19%) Apache Airflow
6 34 (1.90%) Apache Solr
7 23 (1.29%) Luigi
8 19 (1.06%) SAS
9 18 (1.01%) Apache Pig
10 17 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (0.78%) OpenStack
12 13 (0.73%) Jupyter
13 11 (0.62%) nginx
14 10 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
16 7 (0.39%) Mule
16 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.22%) ColdFusion
17 4 (0.22%) JBoss
17 4 (0.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 10 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.11%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.11%) Magento
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 690 (38.61%) Amazon AWS
2 300 (16.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 217 (12.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 162 (9.07%) Amazon S3
5 156 (8.73%) Serverless
6 127 (7.11%) Amazon Kinesis
7 121 (6.77%) AWS Lambda
8 105 (5.88%) GitHub
9 87 (4.87%) Amazon EC2
10 81 (4.53%) Amazon EMR
11 73 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
12 66 (3.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 66 (3.69%) OpenShift
13 60 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
14 49 (2.74%) PaaS
15 46 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
16 41 (2.29%) Amazon ECS
17 37 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 27 (1.51%) Amazon Glacier
19 26 (1.45%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.29%) HTTP
2 32 (1.79%) Kerberos
3 25 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.23%) DNS
5 21 (1.18%) AMQP
6 20 (1.12%) SSL
7 19 (1.06%) FTP
7 19 (1.06%) Internet
8 16 (0.90%) MQTT
9 11 (0.62%) VPN
10 7 (0.39%) Firewall
11 5 (0.28%) DSL
12 3 (0.17%) BGP
12 3 (0.17%) MPLS
12 3 (0.17%) Multicast
12 3 (0.17%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.17%) SSH
12 3 (0.17%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.11%) 4G
13 2 (0.11%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (39.23%) Big Data
2 569 (31.84%) Hadoop
3 379 (21.21%) NoSQL
4 305 (17.07%) Apache Hive
5 301 (16.84%) MongoDB
6 256 (14.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 223 (12.48%) HBase
8 197 (11.02%) PostgreSQL
9 168 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
10 109 (6.10%) MySQL
11 104 (5.82%) Relational Database
12 102 (5.71%) Impala
13 94 (5.26%) Data Lake
14 89 (4.98%) Redis
15 84 (4.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 82 (4.59%) Amazon Redshift
17 69 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
17 69 (3.86%) SQL Server
18 56 (3.13%) Sqoop
19 48 (2.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 457 (25.57%) Jenkins
2 414 (23.17%) Git (software)
3 166 (9.29%) JIRA
4 95 (5.32%) Maven
5 82 (4.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 74 (4.14%) GitLab
7 64 (3.58%) JUnit
8 60 (3.36%) CircleCI
9 58 (3.25%) Gradle
10 46 (2.57%) SonarQube
11 45 (2.52%) Artifactory
12 41 (2.29%) Selenium
13 38 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (2.13%) Cucumber
14 34 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
15 33 (1.85%) Mockito
16 31 (1.73%) gulp
17 30 (1.68%) Bitbucket
18 24 (1.34%) IntelliJ
18 24 (1.34%) TeamCity
General
1 362 (20.26%) Finance
2 200 (11.19%) Banking
3 65 (3.64%) Retail
4 42 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.24%) Legal
6 36 (2.01%) Marketing
7 29 (1.62%) Front Office
8 22 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.12%) Games
10 19 (1.06%) Advertising
11 11 (0.62%) Publishing
12 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.56%) Law
13 7 (0.39%) Automotive
14 5 (0.28%) Back Office
14 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.11%) Electronics
17 1 (0.056%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 772 (43.20%) Developer
2 411 (23.00%) Java Developer
3 352 (19.70%) Data Engineer
4 188 (10.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 177 (9.90%) Architect
6 163 (9.12%) Big Data Engineer
7 107 (5.99%) AWS Engineer
8 98 (5.48%) Big Data Developer
9 95 (5.32%) Senior Developer
10 79 (4.42%) Hadoop Engineer
11 77 (4.31%) Scala Developer
11 77 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
12 69 (3.86%) Java Engineer
13 64 (3.58%) Senior Java Developer
14 55 (3.08%) AWS Developer
15 54 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
16 52 (2.91%) Data Architect
16 52 (2.91%) Full Stack Developer
17 49 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
17 49 (2.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (20.87%) Spring
2 234 (13.09%) Spring Boot
3 218 (12.20%) REST
4 189 (10.58%) Node.js
4 189 (10.58%) RabbitMQ
5 170 (9.51%) Web Services
6 143 (8.00%) RESTful
7 138 (7.72%) .NET
8 129 (7.22%) JSON
9 122 (6.83%) React
10 103 (5.76%) AngularJS
11 94 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
12 81 (4.53%) HTML
12 81 (4.53%) SOAP
13 79 (4.42%) XML
14 76 (4.25%) CSS
15 75 (4.20%) Apache Avro
16 72 (4.03%) Apache NiFi
17 70 (3.92%) Spark Streaming
18 69 (3.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
2 103 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.25%) Data Structures
4 68 (3.81%) Algorithms
5 43 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.24%) Cloud Native
7 34 (1.90%) User Experience
8 32 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.29%) Derivative
11 21 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.18%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (0.95%) Equities
14 16 (0.90%) Replication
15 15 (0.84%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.62%) Data Centre
16 11 (0.62%) Device Driver
16 11 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 431 (24.12%) Linux
2 112 (6.27%) Unix
3 70 (3.92%) Windows
4 49 (2.74%) CentOS
5 25 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (1.34%) Android
7 21 (1.18%) CoreOS
8 15 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.56%) VMS
10 5 (0.28%) Solaris
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.17%) Fedora
13 2 (0.11%) SUSE
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) zOS
14 1 (0.056%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (31.79%) Microservices
3 515 (28.82%) DevOps
4 399 (22.33%) TDD
5 241 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
6 235 (13.15%) Scrum
7 231 (12.93%) Software Engineering
8 204 (11.42%) Analytics
9 186 (10.41%) Data Modelling
10 183 (10.24%) BDD
10 183 (10.24%) Data Science
11 156 (8.73%) ETL
11 156 (8.73%) Machine Learning
12 138 (7.72%) Open Source
13 136 (7.61%) OO
14 130 (7.27%) Test Automation
15 120 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
16 113 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 111 (6.21%) Computer Science
18 108 (6.04%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 925 (51.76%) Java
2 599 (33.52%) Python
3 474 (26.52%) SQL
4 386 (21.60%) Scala
5 290 (16.23%) JavaScript
6 262 (14.66%) Java 8
7 132 (7.39%) Bash Shell
8 103 (5.76%) Go
9 82 (4.59%) C#
10 75 (4.20%) Ruby
11 70 (3.92%) C++
12 45 (2.52%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.41%) Groovy
14 40 (2.24%) R
15 35 (1.96%) TypeScript
16 34 (1.90%) PHP
17 30 (1.68%) Clojure
18 28 (1.57%) Kotlin
19 27 (1.51%) C
19 27 (1.51%) ES6
Qualifications
1 122 (6.83%) Security Cleared
2 111 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 101 (5.65%) Degree
4 30 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.57%) AWS Certification
6 14 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (0.45%) PhD
8 7 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.28%) CISMP
9 5 (0.28%) CISSP
9 5 (0.28%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.22%) CISA
10 4 (0.22%) CISM
10 4 (0.22%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.17%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.11%) ISEB
13 1 (0.056%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.98%) Data Quality
2 26 (1.45%) QA
3 16 (0.90%) GDPR
4 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.17%) IFRS
5 3 (0.17%) PSD2
6 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.11%) MiFID
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.056%) EMIR
7 1 (0.056%) NIST
7 1 (0.056%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 609 (34.08%) Docker
2 130 (7.27%) HDFS
3 104 (5.82%) Apache Flume
4 44 (2.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.17%) OpenDJ
8 3 (0.17%) Squid
9 2 (0.11%) KVM
9 2 (0.11%) LXC
9 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.056%) etcd
10 1 (0.056%) iptables
10 1 (0.056%) Varnish
10 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 493 (27.59%) Kubernetes
2 251 (14.05%) Ansible
2 251 (14.05%) Terraform
3 136 (7.61%) Puppet
4 86 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (4.36%) Hadoop YARN
6 75 (4.20%) Oozie
7 46 (2.57%) Grafana
8 43 (2.41%) logstash
9 39 (2.18%) Kibana
10 37 (2.07%) Mesos
11 34 (1.90%) Marathon
12 33 (1.85%) Consul
12 33 (1.85%) Prometheus
13 28 (1.57%) Nagios
14 21 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
15 17 (0.95%) ZABBIX
16 15 (0.84%) Graphite
17 11 (0.62%) Icinga
18 10 (0.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 131 (7.33%) Oracle
2 123 (6.88%) Google
3 96 (5.37%) Microsoft
4 85 (4.76%) Cloudera
5 61 (3.41%) Hortonworks
6 58 (3.25%) Informatica
7 54 (3.02%) Talend
8 53 (2.97%) IBM
9 51 (2.85%) SAP
10 46 (2.57%) Splunk
11 42 (2.35%) Red Hat
12 37 (2.07%) IBM Sterling
13 36 (2.01%) Tableau
14 33 (1.85%) Atlassian
15 31 (1.73%) MuleSoft
16 25 (1.40%) hybris
17 23 (1.29%) SaltStack
18 22 (1.23%) Veracode
19 20 (1.12%) MapR
20 19 (1.06%) New Relic