Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 162 165
Rank change year-on-year +43 +3 +53
Contract jobs citing Kafka 862 1,199 1,730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.13% 1.65% 1.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.99% 5.48% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 917 1,268
Median daily rate £525 £558 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.83% +1.36% -
10th Percentile £375 £425 £413
90th Percentile £671 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -23.91% - -

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 12,327 21,878 34,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 30.03% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,669 15,355 24,215
Median daily rate £485 £495 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +3.66% +3.24%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 206 266
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.54% +4.61%
10th Percentile £25.00 £16.73 £17.50
90th Percentile £63.60 £78.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year +2.22% +7.34% +4.81%

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 17 January 2021.

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 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 17 January 2021. 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 +48 720 £550 -4.35% 309
London +9 538 £561 -6.46% 208
Work from Home -15 225 £525 - 78
UK excluding London +61 187 £450 -10.00% 109
North of England +63 42 £475 - 41
South West +98 35 £450 -18.18% 12
South East +61 31 £365 -31.13% 17
North West +79 28 £500 -4.76% 14
Scotland +15 26 £410 -21.90% 7
Northern Ireland +10 18 £450 -21.74% 1
East of England +58 17 £525 +20.00% 14
Midlands +47 11 £400 -20.00% 11
West Midlands +42 8 £400 -20.00% 7
North East +40 7 £525 +50.00% 5
Wales +18 7 £525 +10.53% 6
Yorkshire +2 7 £465 -2.21% 22
East Midlands +39 3 £350 -33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 455 (52.78%) Java
2 332 (38.52%) Microservices
3 317 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
4 293 (33.99%) AWS
5 278 (32.25%) Docker
6 253 (29.35%) Kubernetes
7 248 (28.77%) Python
8 213 (24.71%) DevOps
9 205 (23.78%) Finance
10 191 (22.16%) SQL
11 187 (21.69%) Spring
12 184 (21.35%) Big Data
13 181 (21.00%) Spring Boot
14 175 (20.30%) Jenkins
15 167 (19.37%) Apache Spark
16 164 (19.03%) Software Engineering
17 158 (18.33%) Azure
18 155 (17.98%) Terraform
19 150 (17.40%) Linux
20 136 (15.78%) Git (software)
21 134 (15.55%) Banking
22 133 (15.43%) TDD
23 131 (15.20%) JavaScript
24 130 (15.08%) Hadoop
25 129 (14.97%) Scala
26 119 (13.81%) NoSQL
27 109 (12.65%) Test Automation
28 107 (12.41%) GitLab
29 103 (11.95%) Ansible
30 102 (11.83%) Security Cleared

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
1 167 (19.37%) Apache Spark
2 79 (9.16%) Apache
3 65 (7.54%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (3.83%) Apache Airflow
5 23 (2.67%) Confluence
6 13 (1.51%) Apache Pig
7 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.58%) Camunda
9 5 (0.58%) JBoss
9 5 (0.58%) nginx
10 4 (0.46%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.35%) CICS
11 3 (0.35%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Pulsar
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Synapse
12 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.23%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.23%) Luigi
12 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.46%) RMDS
3 3 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.23%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Salerio
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 293 (33.99%) AWS
2 158 (18.33%) Azure
3 92 (10.67%) Serverless
4 65 (7.54%) GCP
5 58 (6.73%) AWS Lambda
6 54 (6.26%) GitHub
7 38 (4.41%) Amazon Kinesis
8 37 (4.29%) Amazon EKS
9 32 (3.71%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (3.60%) Amazon S3
11 27 (3.13%) Apigee
12 23 (2.67%) Amazon ECS
13 22 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
15 16 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 16 (1.86%) Azure Data Factory
15 16 (1.86%) PaaS
15 16 (1.86%) SaaS
16 13 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.51%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.97%) Internet
2 15 (1.74%) HTTP
3 14 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.16%) Firewall
5 8 (0.93%) DNS
5 8 (0.93%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.93%) SSL
6 5 (0.58%) BGP
6 5 (0.58%) MPLS
6 5 (0.58%) SNMP
7 4 (0.46%) DWDM
7 4 (0.46%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.46%) SDH
7 4 (0.46%) SMTP
7 4 (0.46%) SONET
8 3 (0.35%) FTP
9 2 (0.23%) DSL
9 2 (0.23%) SMS
9 2 (0.23%) VoIP
9 2 (0.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (21.35%) Big Data
2 130 (15.08%) Hadoop
3 119 (13.81%) NoSQL
4 101 (11.72%) PostgreSQL
5 87 (10.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 70 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (7.89%) Apache Hive
8 65 (7.54%) MongoDB
9 51 (5.92%) Relational Database
10 42 (4.87%) Data Lake
10 42 (4.87%) HBase
11 40 (4.64%) SQL Server
12 30 (3.48%) Redis
13 29 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
13 29 (3.36%) MySQL
14 27 (3.13%) Impala
15 22 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (2.09%) Amazon Athena
16 18 (2.09%) RDBMS
17 16 (1.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 175 (20.30%) Jenkins
2 136 (15.78%) Git (software)
3 107 (12.41%) GitLab
4 48 (5.57%) Maven
5 46 (5.34%) Artifactory
6 43 (4.99%) JIRA
7 33 (3.83%) Cucumber
7 33 (3.83%) SonarQube
8 30 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (2.78%) JUnit
10 22 (2.55%) Gradle
11 19 (2.20%) Selenium
12 15 (1.74%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.62%) gulp
14 13 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (1.39%) Bitbucket
16 7 (0.81%) Gatling
16 7 (0.81%) Hudson
17 6 (0.70%) IntelliJ
18 5 (0.58%) JMeter
General
1 205 (23.78%) Finance
2 134 (15.55%) Banking
3 41 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 35 (4.06%) Front Office
4 35 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.25%) Marketing
6 25 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 24 (2.78%) Electronics
8 21 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.51%) Retail
10 11 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.70%) Games
12 5 (0.58%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Law
13 2 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 395 (45.82%) Developer
2 188 (21.81%) Java Developer
3 103 (11.95%) Data Engineer
4 79 (9.16%) Architect
5 72 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (6.73%) AWS Engineer
7 56 (6.50%) Senior Developer
8 50 (5.80%) Software Engineer
9 43 (4.99%) Java Engineer
10 42 (4.87%) Full Stack Developer
11 37 (4.29%) AWS DevOps
12 36 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
13 35 (4.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
15 28 (3.25%) Senior DevOps
16 27 (3.13%) Python Developer
17 26 (3.02%) Python Engineer
17 26 (3.02%) Senior Software Engineer
18 25 (2.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 24 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (21.69%) Spring
2 181 (21.00%) Spring Boot
3 80 (9.28%) RESTful
4 79 (9.16%) JSON
4 79 (9.16%) REST
5 76 (8.82%) Node.js
6 69 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
7 68 (7.89%) React
8 59 (6.84%) Web Services
9 57 (6.61%) Elastic Stack
10 54 (6.26%) AngularJS
11 52 (6.03%) HTML
12 43 (4.99%) Apache NiFi
13 42 (4.87%) .NET
14 41 (4.76%) Swagger
15 33 (3.83%) CSS
16 31 (3.60%) GraphQL
16 31 (3.60%) HTML5
17 29 (3.36%) Spark Streaming
18 26 (3.02%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 27 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 23 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 23 (2.67%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.44%) DataPower
7 21 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.39%) Derivative
10 9 (1.04%) Equities
11 8 (0.93%) User Experience
11 8 (0.93%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.81%) Clustering
13 6 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 150 (17.40%) Linux
2 30 (3.48%) Unix
3 19 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (2.09%) Windows
5 9 (1.04%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.70%) Android
7 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.46%) CentOS
9 3 (0.35%) Fedora
10 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) Debian
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (38.52%) Microservices
2 317 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (24.71%) DevOps
4 164 (19.03%) Software Engineering
5 133 (15.43%) TDD
6 109 (12.65%) Test Automation
7 84 (9.74%) Scrum
8 75 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
9 69 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (7.42%) Open Source
11 63 (7.31%) ETL
12 62 (7.19%) Data Science
13 60 (6.96%) Machine Learning
14 57 (6.61%) Analytics
14 57 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (6.15%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 52 (6.03%) BDD
16 52 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
17 48 (5.57%) Technical Leadership
18 44 (5.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 455 (52.78%) Java
2 248 (28.77%) Python
3 191 (22.16%) SQL
4 131 (15.20%) JavaScript
5 129 (14.97%) Scala
6 88 (10.21%) Java 8
7 67 (7.77%) Go
8 58 (6.73%) Bash Shell
9 45 (5.22%) C#
9 45 (5.22%) Perl
10 39 (4.52%) Kotlin
11 31 (3.60%) PL/SQL
12 26 (3.02%) TypeScript
13 23 (2.67%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.55%) ES6
15 19 (2.20%) C++
16 14 (1.62%) Haskell
17 11 (1.28%) PowerShell
17 11 (1.28%) Ruby
18 10 (1.16%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 102 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 92 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.06%) Degree
4 29 (3.36%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
7 13 (1.51%) Master's Degree
8 8 (0.93%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.55%) QA
2 8 (0.93%) SLA
3 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.46%) ISO 20022
4 4 (0.46%) OASIS TOSCA
5 3 (0.35%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) NIST
6 2 (0.23%) SEPA
6 2 (0.23%) TARGET2
6 2 (0.23%) WCAG
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 278 (32.25%) Docker
2 48 (5.57%) HDFS
3 21 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (1.62%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.81%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.23%) etcd
6 2 (0.23%) Varnish
6 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 253 (29.35%) Kubernetes
2 155 (17.98%) Terraform
3 103 (11.95%) Ansible
4 40 (4.64%) Grafana
4 40 (4.64%) Prometheus
5 34 (3.94%) Kibana
6 29 (3.36%) Puppet
7 23 (2.67%) Hadoop YARN
7 23 (2.67%) logstash
8 22 (2.55%) Consul
9 20 (2.32%) Istio
9 20 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (2.09%) Fluentd
10 18 (2.09%) Oozie
10 18 (2.09%) Rancher
11 8 (0.93%) Netcool
12 5 (0.58%) Mesos
12 5 (0.58%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 59 (6.84%) Oracle
2 43 (4.99%) Microsoft
3 42 (4.87%) Splunk
4 40 (4.64%) Confluent
5 39 (4.52%) Google
6 33 (3.83%) AppDynamics
7 32 (3.71%) Databricks
8 27 (3.13%) SAP
9 25 (2.90%) Cloudera
10 24 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 23 (2.67%) Informatica
12 22 (2.55%) IBM
13 19 (2.20%) Hortonworks
14 15 (1.74%) TIBCO
15 14 (1.62%) StreamSets
16 13 (1.51%) VMware
17 12 (1.39%) Atlassian
18 10 (1.16%) Bloomberg
19 8 (0.93%) Ab Initio
19 8 (0.93%) MapR