Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 213 339
Rank change year-on-year +58 +126 +275
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,742 1,284 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.28% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.12% 3.99% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,253 979 556
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £413 £409
90th Percentile £687 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £441
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.83% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 34,009 32,188 30,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.19% 32.09% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,939 22,949 21,018
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.65% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 332 345
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.65 £18.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +5.26% +1.33%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +58 1,681 £550 - 348
London +38 1,140 £563 +0.45% 255
UK excluding London +72 583 £500 +5.26% 111
South East +57 288 £500 - 36
North of England +51 144 £425 -1.45% 25
Yorkshire +31 96 £425 -3.13% 14
South West +4 53 £550 +15.79% 18
Scotland +5 41 £390 -2.50% 15
North West +14 38 £525 +23.53% 10
Midlands -3 31 £450 -5.26% 8
East Midlands +14 22 £450 -14.29% 6
East of England -16 20 £563 +18.42% 6
North East +1 10 £550 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -16 9 £475 +5.56% 2
Northern Ireland +24 4 £434 - 2
Wales -23 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,064 (61.08%) Java
2 777 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
3 692 (39.72%) Big Data
4 654 (37.54%) Docker
5 645 (37.03%) Apache Spark
6 607 (34.85%) Hadoop
7 499 (28.65%) Microservices
8 489 (28.07%) Python
9 448 (25.72%) DevOps
10 437 (25.09%) Spring
11 416 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
12 406 (23.31%) Jenkins
13 402 (23.08%) Kubernetes
14 395 (22.68%) SQL
15 386 (22.16%) TDD
16 359 (20.61%) Linux
17 357 (20.49%) Java 8
18 350 (20.09%) NoSQL
19 346 (19.86%) Scala
20 334 (19.17%) Finance
21 319 (18.31%) Apache Hive
22 314 (18.03%) Apache Cassandra
23 311 (17.85%) Git (software)
24 295 (16.93%) HBase
25 290 (16.65%) MongoDB
26 269 (15.44%) Elasticsearch
27 267 (15.33%) REST
28 262 (15.04%) BDD
29 252 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
30 251 (14.41%) Spring Boot

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
1 645 (37.03%) Apache Spark
2 269 (15.44%) Elasticsearch
3 235 (13.49%) Apache
4 94 (5.40%) Confluence
5 54 (3.10%) Apache Solr
6 32 (1.84%) Apache Pig
7 29 (1.66%) SAS
8 27 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.21%) nginx
10 20 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.86%) Apache Qpid
11 15 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
12 14 (0.80%) Jupyter
13 10 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
14 9 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.52%) WordPress
15 7 (0.40%) JBoss
15 7 (0.40%) Traefik
15 7 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.29%) Luigi
Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (0.98%) Distributed Ledger
2 12 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.057%) Exstream
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 416 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
2 204 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (7.81%) GitHub
4 107 (6.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (2.93%) Amazon S3
6 44 (2.53%) Amazon Kinesis
7 41 (2.35%) PaaS
8 37 (2.12%) OpenShift
9 30 (1.72%) Serverless
10 29 (1.66%) SaaS
11 28 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
12 21 (1.21%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
13 18 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (0.98%) IaaS
15 15 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (0.86%) Heroku
16 14 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.73%) HTTP
2 57 (3.27%) Kerberos
3 32 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.49%) DNS
5 25 (1.44%) SSL
6 13 (0.75%) FTP
6 13 (0.75%) Internet
7 11 (0.63%) AMQP
8 8 (0.46%) VPN
9 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.40%) SMPP
10 5 (0.29%) Broadband
10 5 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.23%) Firewall
11 4 (0.23%) NAS
12 3 (0.17%) ICMP
12 3 (0.17%) MQTT
13 2 (0.11%) DSL
13 2 (0.11%) IPv6
13 2 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 692 (39.72%) Big Data
2 607 (34.85%) Hadoop
3 350 (20.09%) NoSQL
4 319 (18.31%) Apache Hive
5 314 (18.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 295 (16.93%) HBase
7 290 (16.65%) MongoDB
8 178 (10.22%) PostgreSQL
9 131 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
10 124 (7.12%) Redis
11 107 (6.14%) Relational Database
12 105 (6.03%) SQL Server
13 100 (5.74%) MySQL
14 94 (5.40%) Impala
15 85 (4.88%) Data Lake
16 68 (3.90%) Sqoop
17 58 (3.33%) OLAP
18 57 (3.27%) RDBMS
19 50 (2.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
20 48 (2.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 406 (23.31%) Jenkins
2 311 (17.85%) Git (software)
3 136 (7.81%) JIRA
4 133 (7.63%) Maven
5 84 (4.82%) Gradle
6 78 (4.48%) JUnit
7 66 (3.79%) Cucumber
8 48 (2.76%) Selenium
9 47 (2.70%) GitLab
10 39 (2.24%) Mockito
11 36 (2.07%) Artifactory
12 26 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (1.44%) TeamCity
14 24 (1.38%) Visual Studio
14 24 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
15 22 (1.26%) gulp
15 22 (1.26%) IntelliJ
16 20 (1.15%) Bitbucket
17 19 (1.09%) Subversion
18 18 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 334 (19.17%) Finance
2 129 (7.41%) Banking
3 72 (4.13%) Retail
4 40 (2.30%) Legal
5 33 (1.89%) Front Office
6 32 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.55%) Advertising
7 27 (1.55%) Publishing
8 25 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.32%) Marketing
10 21 (1.21%) Games
11 9 (0.52%) Back Office
12 7 (0.40%) Billing
13 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.23%) Law
14 4 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.057%) Automotive
15 1 (0.057%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 838 (48.11%) Developer
2 527 (30.25%) Java Developer
3 321 (18.43%) Data Engineer
4 186 (10.68%) Big Data Engineer
5 163 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 134 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 113 (6.49%) Java Engineer
8 97 (5.57%) Architect
8 97 (5.57%) Big Data Developer
9 91 (5.22%) Hadoop Engineer
10 85 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 82 (4.71%) Scala Developer
12 77 (4.42%) Software Engineer
13 56 (3.21%) Hadoop Developer
14 47 (2.70%) AWS Developer
15 46 (2.64%) Backend Developer
16 44 (2.53%) Python Engineer
17 43 (2.47%) Apache Spark Developer
18 39 (2.24%) Full Stack Developer
19 36 (2.07%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (25.09%) Spring
2 267 (15.33%) REST
3 251 (14.41%) Spring Boot
4 245 (14.06%) RabbitMQ
5 164 (9.41%) JSON
6 154 (8.84%) Web Services
7 144 (8.27%) RESTful
8 119 (6.83%) React
9 114 (6.54%) Node.js
10 113 (6.49%) AngularJS
11 108 (6.20%) HTML
12 104 (5.97%) Spark Streaming
13 94 (5.40%) Hibernate
14 87 (4.99%) Elastic Stack
15 86 (4.94%) Akka
16 78 (4.48%) Apache NiFi
17 77 (4.42%) CSS
18 72 (4.13%) HTML5
19 71 (4.08%) J2EE
20 69 (3.96%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (5.51%) Algorithms
3 92 (5.28%) Fintech
4 78 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (3.90%) Data Structures
6 47 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 39 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
7 39 (2.24%) Virtual Team
8 33 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 31 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.44%) Equities
10 25 (1.44%) User Experience
11 20 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.98%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (0.80%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.80%) Management Information System
16 12 (0.69%) Replication
17 10 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 359 (20.61%) Linux
2 145 (8.32%) Unix
3 36 (2.07%) CentOS
4 33 (1.89%) Ubuntu
5 32 (1.84%) Windows
6 25 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.52%) Android
8 7 (0.40%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.23%) Solaris
10 3 (0.17%) VMS
11 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.11%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE
12 1 (0.057%) Debian
12 1 (0.057%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.057%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (28.65%) Microservices
3 448 (25.72%) DevOps
4 386 (22.16%) TDD
5 262 (15.04%) BDD
6 252 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
7 237 (13.61%) Scrum
8 232 (13.32%) Analytics
9 220 (12.63%) Software Engineering
10 189 (10.85%) Data Science
11 160 (9.18%) Open Source
12 154 (8.84%) Machine Learning
13 153 (8.78%) Test Automation
14 137 (7.86%) Data Modelling
15 127 (7.29%) ETL
16 118 (6.77%) OO
17 113 (6.49%) Computer Science
18 112 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
19 96 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
20 94 (5.40%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,064 (61.08%) Java
2 489 (28.07%) Python
3 395 (22.68%) SQL
4 357 (20.49%) Java 8
5 346 (19.86%) Scala
6 234 (13.43%) JavaScript
7 106 (6.08%) C#
8 105 (6.03%) Bash Shell
9 86 (4.94%) Go
10 65 (3.73%) Shell Script
11 56 (3.21%) Groovy
12 54 (3.10%) R
13 51 (2.93%) Ruby
14 45 (2.58%) C++
15 37 (2.12%) TypeScript
16 36 (2.07%) PHP
17 32 (1.84%) Perl
18 31 (1.78%) ES6
19 27 (1.55%) Kotlin
20 22 (1.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 140 (8.04%) Degree
2 97 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 75 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.44%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.75%) PhD
7 9 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.057%) CCA
12 1 (0.057%) CEH
12 1 (0.057%) CISM
12 1 (0.057%) CISSP
12 1 (0.057%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.057%) PMP
12 1 (0.057%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 47 (2.70%) QA
3 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.29%) PSD2
5 4 (0.23%) GDPR
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.057%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.057%) HL7
8 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.057%) MiFID
System Software
1 654 (37.54%) Docker
2 151 (8.67%) HDFS
3 121 (6.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 108 (6.20%) Apache Flume
5 16 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.17%) etcd
7 3 (0.17%) KVM
7 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.11%) flannel
8 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.057%) iptables
9 1 (0.057%) Varnish
9 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.057%) Xen
Systems Management
1 402 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 214 (12.28%) Ansible
3 148 (8.50%) Terraform
4 141 (8.09%) Hadoop YARN
5 96 (5.51%) Oozie
6 88 (5.05%) Puppet
7 61 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
8 55 (3.16%) Mesos
9 51 (2.93%) Grafana
9 51 (2.93%) Prometheus
10 41 (2.35%) Kibana
11 39 (2.24%) Nagios
12 34 (1.95%) Marathon
13 32 (1.84%) logstash
14 29 (1.66%) Consul
15 18 (1.03%) Icinga
15 18 (1.03%) ZABBIX
16 17 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
17 15 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
18 12 (0.69%) Graphite
Vendors
1 137 (7.86%) Oracle
2 91 (5.22%) Cloudera
3 81 (4.65%) Hortonworks
4 78 (4.48%) Google
5 73 (4.19%) Microsoft
6 49 (2.81%) Talend
7 46 (2.64%) Splunk
8 44 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.95%) Tableau
10 33 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (1.66%) Informatica
12 26 (1.49%) MapR
13 22 (1.26%) IBM
14 20 (1.15%) SAP
14 20 (1.15%) Teradata
15 19 (1.09%) Databricks
16 17 (0.98%) Alteryx
16 17 (0.98%) SaltStack
17 13 (0.75%) Atlassian
17 13 (0.75%) New Relic