Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 391 675
Rank change year-on-year +178 +284 +148
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1279 621 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 0.59% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.87% 1.94% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 476 163
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +13.58%
10th Percentile £407 £394 £419
90th Percentile £675 £675 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £469
% change year-on-year +11.76% -9.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.00 - -
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 33013 32000 31983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.35% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23308 22171 21922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 549
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

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 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 +175 1225 £550 +4.76% 171
London +86 901 £550 - 132
UK excluding London +239 369 £475 +11.76% 43
South East +131 169 £500 -4.76% 8
North of England +147 80 £450 +9.09% 17
Yorkshire +76 56 £450 +12.50% 12
East of England +4 38 £466 +8.12% 9
Scotland +17 32 £388 -3.13% 2
Midlands +47 26 £450 -5.26% 1
North West +34 23 £438 - 5
Wales +24 19 £425 -5.56% 2
West Midlands +42 16 £450 -5.26% 1
South West -13 11 £475 +46.15% 5
East Midlands +2 8 £388 -18.42%
Northern Ireland -43 2 - -
North East - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Kafka also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Kafka.

1 871 (68.10%) Java
2 666 (52.07%) Big Data
3 628 (49.10%) Apache Spark
4 626 (48.94%) Hadoop
5 607 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
6 419 (32.76%) TDD
7 368 (28.77%) Python
8 362 (28.30%) Microservices
9 360 (28.15%) Amazon AWS
10 348 (27.21%) HBase
10 348 (27.21%) Docker
11 343 (26.82%) Scala
12 333 (26.04%) BDD
13 329 (25.72%) Spring
14 324 (25.33%) DevOps
15 317 (24.78%) Linux
16 302 (23.61%) NoSQL
17 278 (21.74%) REST
18 277 (21.66%) HDFS
19 274 (21.42%) Apache Hive
19 274 (21.42%) SQL
20 260 (20.33%) Apache Cassandra
21 254 (19.86%) Finance
22 250 (19.55%) Jenkins
23 244 (19.08%) Scrum
24 227 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
25 208 (16.26%) Git (software)
26 200 (15.64%) Spring Boot
27 199 (15.56%) MongoDB
27 199 (15.56%) JavaScript

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
1 628 (49.10%) Apache Spark
2 171 (13.37%) Apache
3 168 (13.14%) Elasticsearch
4 114 (8.91%) Apache Solr
5 96 (7.51%) Confluence
6 53 (4.14%) Apache Pig
6 53 (4.14%) Tomcat
7 35 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 25 (1.95%) NServiceBus
9 20 (1.56%) JBoss
10 17 (1.33%) nginx
10 17 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 15 (1.17%) GemFire
11 15 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.94%) Jetty
13 11 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
14 6 (0.47%) WildFly
15 5 (0.39%) SAS
15 5 (0.39%) Tornado
Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.078%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 360 (28.15%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (11.02%) GitHub
3 53 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (2.74%) Bluemix
5 35 (2.74%) IBM Cloud
6 34 (2.66%) PaaS
7 30 (2.35%) Amazon S3
8 27 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (1.88%) Amazon Kinesis
10 21 (1.64%) Google Analytics
11 18 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
11 18 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (1.41%) SaaS
12 14 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.78%) Google Play
15 9 (0.70%) Route 53
16 7 (0.55%) Datadog
16 7 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.58%) Kerberos
2 47 (3.67%) HTTP
3 30 (2.35%) Firewall
4 22 (1.72%) DNS
5 20 (1.56%) VPN
6 15 (1.17%) LAN
7 14 (1.09%) AMQP
7 14 (1.09%) WAN
8 8 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.55%) SSL
10 6 (0.47%) ICMP
10 6 (0.47%) SNMP
10 6 (0.47%) SSH
11 4 (0.31%) Internet
12 2 (0.16%) LDAP
12 2 (0.16%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.078%) Network Security
13 1 (0.078%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.078%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (52.07%) Big Data
2 626 (48.94%) Hadoop
3 348 (27.21%) HBase
4 302 (23.61%) NoSQL
5 274 (21.42%) Apache Hive
6 260 (20.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 199 (15.56%) MongoDB
8 183 (14.31%) PostgreSQL
9 129 (10.09%) Sqoop
10 113 (8.84%) Impala
11 108 (8.44%) Relational Database
12 71 (5.55%) MySQL
13 70 (5.47%) SQL Server
14 68 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (4.61%) Redis
16 54 (4.22%) RDBMS
17 37 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 32 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
19 29 (2.27%) Riak
20 27 (2.11%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 250 (19.55%) Jenkins
2 208 (16.26%) Git (software)
3 143 (11.18%) Cucumber
4 139 (10.87%) JIRA
5 112 (8.76%) Maven
6 52 (4.07%) Mockito
7 45 (3.52%) Gradle
8 38 (2.97%) JUnit
9 37 (2.89%) Selenium
10 32 (2.50%) IntelliJ
11 30 (2.35%) Subversion
12 28 (2.19%) Talend Open Studio
13 26 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 25 (1.95%) GitLab
15 23 (1.80%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.49%) Vagrant
17 18 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
18 17 (1.33%) Travis CI
19 14 (1.09%) SonarQube
20 13 (1.02%) gulp
General
1 254 (19.86%) Finance
2 159 (12.43%) Banking
3 46 (3.60%) Marketing
4 45 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.58%) Front Office
6 32 (2.50%) Games
7 28 (2.19%) Retail
8 26 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.80%) Electronics
10 22 (1.72%) Publishing
11 19 (1.49%) Investment Banking
12 18 (1.41%) Advertising
13 14 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.31%) Law
14 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Military
16 1 (0.078%) Billing
16 1 (0.078%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.078%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 617 (48.24%) Developer
2 334 (26.11%) Java Developer
3 180 (14.07%) Data Engineer
4 150 (11.73%) Architect
5 148 (11.57%) Big Data Developer
6 139 (10.87%) Scala Developer
7 133 (10.40%) Big Data Engineer
8 89 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 82 (6.41%) Senior Developer
10 69 (5.39%) Data Architect
11 65 (5.08%) Hadoop Engineer
12 58 (4.53%) Java Engineer
13 55 (4.30%) Hadoop Developer
14 54 (4.22%) Senior Java Developer
15 51 (3.99%) Agile Developer
16 48 (3.75%) Agile Java Developer
17 47 (3.67%) Big Data Architect
18 42 (3.28%) Apache Spark Developer
19 40 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
20 38 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (25.72%) Spring
2 278 (21.74%) REST
3 200 (15.64%) Spring Boot
4 195 (15.25%) RESTful
5 169 (13.21%) RabbitMQ
6 165 (12.90%) Akka
7 153 (11.96%) Web Services
8 147 (11.49%) JSON
9 122 (9.54%) Node.js
10 105 (8.21%) Hibernate
11 100 (7.82%) AngularJS
12 94 (7.35%) Elastic Stack
12 94 (7.35%) React
13 93 (7.27%) Spark Streaming
14 85 (6.65%) Apache Camel
15 79 (6.18%) XML
16 74 (5.79%) J2EE
17 73 (5.71%) HTML
18 71 (5.55%) Drools
19 68 (5.32%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.37%) Algorithms
2 81 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.30%) Fintech
5 43 (3.36%) Data Structures
6 28 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.11%) Replication
8 25 (1.95%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.88%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.41%) Market Risk
12 15 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.09%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.86%) Equities
15 8 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.55%) Derivative
16 7 (0.55%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 317 (24.78%) Linux
2 174 (13.60%) Unix
3 49 (3.83%) Windows
4 31 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (2.42%) Ubuntu
5 17 (1.33%) CentOS
6 13 (1.02%) Android
6 13 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.23%) AIX
9 3 (0.23%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.078%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.078%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (32.76%) TDD
3 362 (28.30%) Microservices
4 333 (26.04%) BDD
5 324 (25.33%) DevOps
6 244 (19.08%) Scrum
7 227 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
8 189 (14.78%) MapReduce
9 175 (13.68%) Open Source
10 168 (13.14%) Analytics
11 153 (11.96%) ETL
12 112 (8.76%) Pair Programming
13 107 (8.37%) Test Automation
14 104 (8.13%) Kanban
15 98 (7.66%) Data Architecture
15 98 (7.66%) Software Engineering
16 90 (7.04%) Machine Learning
17 79 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
18 78 (6.10%) Data Engineering
19 73 (5.71%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 871 (68.10%) Java
2 368 (28.77%) Python
3 343 (26.82%) Scala
4 274 (21.42%) SQL
5 199 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 95 (7.43%) Shell Script
7 80 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 69 (5.39%) C#
9 52 (4.07%) Ruby
10 37 (2.89%) R
11 35 (2.74%) Go
11 35 (2.74%) Perl
12 33 (2.58%) Groovy
13 32 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 28 (2.19%) ES6
15 16 (1.25%) Clojure
16 14 (1.09%) C++
17 13 (1.02%) GraphQL
18 11 (0.86%) Objective-C
19 10 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 106 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.21%) Degree
4 25 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.94%) CEH
6 12 (0.94%) CISSP
6 12 (0.94%) SANS
7 7 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.16%) PhD
11 1 (0.078%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.078%) ISEB
11 1 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.078%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.24%) QA
2 25 (1.95%) MiFID
3 24 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.31%) EMIR
5 4 (0.31%) GCP
6 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.078%) Basel III
7 1 (0.078%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.078%) SEPA
System Software
1 348 (27.21%) Docker
2 277 (21.66%) HDFS
3 183 (14.31%) Apache Flume
4 127 (9.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.55%) etcd
5 7 (0.55%) Varnish
6 6 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.31%) LXC
8 4 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.16%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.078%) flannel
10 1 (0.078%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 165 (12.90%) Ansible
2 131 (10.24%) Hadoop YARN
2 131 (10.24%) Kubernetes
3 106 (8.29%) Terraform
4 101 (7.90%) Oozie
5 92 (7.19%) Puppet
6 71 (5.55%) Ambari
7 66 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
8 61 (4.77%) Kibana
9 58 (4.53%) logstash
10 49 (3.83%) Grafana
11 23 (1.80%) Mesos
12 20 (1.56%) Prometheus
13 16 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
13 16 (1.25%) Rancher
14 14 (1.09%) Consul
15 12 (0.94%) Control-M
16 10 (0.78%) Marathon
16 10 (0.78%) Nagios
16 10 (0.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 117 (9.15%) Oracle
2 105 (8.21%) Splunk
3 101 (7.90%) Cloudera
3 101 (7.90%) IBM
4 70 (5.47%) Google
5 62 (4.85%) AppDynamics
5 62 (4.85%) Hortonworks
6 60 (4.69%) Microsoft
7 49 (3.83%) Tableau
8 39 (3.05%) Red Hat
9 32 (2.50%) SAP
10 28 (2.19%) Talend
11 25 (1.95%) Informatica
12 22 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.49%) TIBCO
14 13 (1.02%) MapR
15 10 (0.78%) Apple
15 10 (0.78%) Teradata
16 9 (0.70%) VMware
17 8 (0.63%) Perforce