Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 157 231
Rank change year-on-year +10 +74 +245
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,555 1,842 1,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.78% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.94% 5.11% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,204 1,352 881
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £450 £400 £405
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +10.53% +3.83% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +48.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year - +48.65% -

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 26,192 36,058 32,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.88% 34.91% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,216 25,386 22,514
UK median daily rate £499 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 319 365
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £41.61 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +4.03% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.65 £18.20
90th Percentile £70.00 £59.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.31
% change year-on-year +2.41% +2.96% +11.96%

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 October 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 22 October 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 +6 1,440 £575 +4.55% 328
London +26 1,142 £575 +4.55% 234
UK excluding London -45 400 £525 +10.53% 107
South East -73 128 £575 +15.00% 34
Scotland +37 69 £505 +26.25% 10
North of England -63 68 £475 +9.20% 27
Yorkshire -25 43 £475 +11.76% 10
South West -17 40 £613 +16.67% 9
Midlands +63 36 £500 +11.11% 8
East of England +30 26 £500 +1.01% 16
Northern Ireland +26 26 £575 +27.78%
North West -28 21 £538 +7.50% 5
West Midlands +41 18 £450 -12.20% 4
East Midlands +20 17 £525 +16.67% 4
Wales - 10 £450 - 3
North East -5 4 £588 +46.88% 12

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 779 (50.10%) Java
2 641 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
3 532 (34.21%) AWS
4 505 (32.48%) Apache Spark
5 504 (32.41%) Docker
5 504 (32.41%) Python
6 472 (30.35%) Microservices
6 472 (30.35%) Big Data
7 443 (28.49%) Hadoop
8 428 (27.52%) DevOps
9 391 (25.14%) Kubernetes
10 364 (23.41%) Finance
11 355 (22.83%) SQL
12 343 (22.06%) Linux
13 341 (21.93%) TDD
14 340 (21.86%) Scala
15 298 (19.16%) Spring
16 296 (19.04%) NoSQL
17 286 (18.39%) Git (software)
18 277 (17.81%) Jenkins
19 267 (17.17%) JavaScript
20 252 (16.21%) Azure
21 245 (15.76%) Banking
22 225 (14.47%) Apache Hive
23 205 (13.18%) MongoDB
23 205 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
24 203 (13.05%) GCP
25 202 (12.99%) Java 8
26 194 (12.48%) Terraform
27 190 (12.22%) REST

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
1 505 (32.48%) Apache Spark
2 152 (9.77%) Apache
3 130 (8.36%) Elasticsearch
4 59 (3.79%) Confluence
5 38 (2.44%) Apache Airflow
6 18 (1.16%) Apache Solr
7 17 (1.09%) SAS
8 16 (1.03%) Jupyter
9 13 (0.84%) nginx
9 13 (0.84%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.51%) Luigi
11 7 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.45%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.26%) CMS
12 4 (0.26%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.26%) GemFire
12 4 (0.26%) Jetty
12 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.064%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 532 (34.21%) AWS
2 252 (16.21%) Azure
3 203 (13.05%) GCP
4 148 (9.52%) Serverless
5 121 (7.78%) Amazon Kinesis
6 117 (7.52%) AWS Lambda
7 103 (6.62%) Amazon S3
8 79 (5.08%) OpenShift
9 66 (4.24%) GitHub
10 51 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
11 42 (2.70%) Amazon EKS
12 38 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (1.93%) Amazon SQS
13 30 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 29 (1.86%) Power Platform
15 28 (1.80%) CloudFront
16 26 (1.67%) Amazon ECS
17 25 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 15 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (0.96%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.25%) HTTP
2 25 (1.61%) AMQP
3 21 (1.35%) SSL
4 19 (1.22%) DNS
5 17 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.96%) FTP
6 15 (0.96%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.45%) Internet
7 7 (0.45%) SAN
7 7 (0.45%) VPN
8 5 (0.32%) Multicast
9 4 (0.26%) DSL
9 4 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.19%) BGP
10 3 (0.19%) Firewall
10 3 (0.19%) MPLS
10 3 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (0.13%) 4G
11 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (30.35%) Big Data
2 443 (28.49%) Hadoop
3 296 (19.04%) NoSQL
4 225 (14.47%) Apache Hive
5 205 (13.18%) MongoDB
6 169 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 150 (9.65%) HBase
8 146 (9.39%) PostgreSQL
9 106 (6.82%) SQL Server
10 92 (5.92%) Relational Database
11 91 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
11 91 (5.85%) Impala
12 80 (5.14%) MySQL
13 79 (5.08%) Data Lake
14 73 (4.69%) Flink
15 63 (4.05%) BigQuery
16 61 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
17 57 (3.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 57 (3.67%) Spark SQL
18 56 (3.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 286 (18.39%) Git (software)
2 277 (17.81%) Jenkins
3 122 (7.85%) JIRA
4 74 (4.76%) Maven
5 70 (4.50%) JUnit
6 57 (3.67%) Gradle
7 49 (3.15%) GitLab
8 46 (2.96%) CircleCI
9 39 (2.51%) Mockito
10 32 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 31 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 31 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
12 27 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
13 25 (1.61%) IntelliJ
14 24 (1.54%) Artifactory
14 24 (1.54%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.41%) NUnit
16 21 (1.35%) Selenium
16 21 (1.35%) SpecFlow
17 18 (1.16%) Spock
General
1 364 (23.41%) Finance
2 245 (15.76%) Banking
3 62 (3.99%) Investment Banking
4 54 (3.47%) Front Office
5 46 (2.96%) Retail
6 30 (1.93%) Legal
7 26 (1.67%) Marketing
8 19 (1.22%) Advertising
9 16 (1.03%) Games
9 16 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.90%) Public Sector
11 13 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.84%) Law
12 11 (0.71%) Publishing
13 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Police
15 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.064%) German Language
Job Titles
1 727 (46.75%) Developer
2 358 (23.02%) Java Developer
3 271 (17.43%) Data Engineer
4 154 (9.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 138 (8.87%) Architect
6 103 (6.62%) Senior Developer
7 100 (6.43%) Scala Developer
8 82 (5.27%) C# Developer
9 81 (5.21%) Big Data Engineer
10 79 (5.08%) AWS Engineer
11 68 (4.37%) Java Engineer
12 66 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
13 57 (3.67%) Full Stack Developer
14 54 (3.47%) .NET Developer
14 54 (3.47%) AWS DevOps
15 52 (3.34%) Backend Developer
16 50 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
17 47 (3.02%) Data Architect
18 45 (2.89%) AWS Developer
19 44 (2.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (19.16%) Spring
2 190 (12.22%) REST
3 185 (11.90%) Spring Boot
4 165 (10.61%) RabbitMQ
5 151 (9.71%) .NET
6 143 (9.20%) Web Services
7 134 (8.62%) RESTful
8 123 (7.91%) Node.js
9 121 (7.78%) React
10 108 (6.95%) AngularJS
11 95 (6.11%) JSON
12 88 (5.66%) HTML
13 82 (5.27%) CSS
14 62 (3.99%) Akka
15 51 (3.28%) XML
16 50 (3.22%) GraphQL
16 50 (3.22%) Vue.js
17 49 (3.15%) Spark Streaming
18 43 (2.77%) Apache Avro
19 42 (2.70%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.85%) Greenfield Project
2 107 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.12%) Equities
4 57 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 53 (3.41%) Derivative
6 49 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 41 (2.64%) Data Structures
7 41 (2.64%) Hedge funds
8 37 (2.38%) Cloud Native
9 35 (2.25%) Public Cloud
10 34 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
11 32 (2.06%) User Experience
12 29 (1.86%) Mobile App
13 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
14 14 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.71%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
16 10 (0.64%) Replication
17 9 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 343 (22.06%) Linux
2 109 (7.01%) Unix
3 68 (4.37%) Windows
4 42 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (1.86%) CentOS
6 27 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.67%) Android
8 19 (1.22%) CoreOS
9 12 (0.77%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.19%) zOS
12 1 (0.064%) Solaris
12 1 (0.064%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (30.35%) Microservices
3 428 (27.52%) DevOps
4 341 (21.93%) TDD
5 205 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
6 185 (11.90%) Scrum
7 168 (10.80%) Analytics
8 162 (10.42%) BDD
9 158 (10.16%) Software Engineering
10 151 (9.71%) Computer Science
11 146 (9.39%) ETL
12 140 (9.00%) OO
13 138 (8.87%) Data Modelling
14 131 (8.42%) Data Science
15 118 (7.59%) Machine Learning
16 103 (6.62%) OOP
17 99 (6.37%) Fintech
17 99 (6.37%) Test Automation
18 98 (6.30%) Open Source
19 87 (5.59%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 779 (50.10%) Java
2 504 (32.41%) Python
3 355 (22.83%) SQL
4 340 (21.86%) Scala
5 267 (17.17%) JavaScript
6 202 (12.99%) Java 8
7 136 (8.75%) C#
8 83 (5.34%) Go
9 71 (4.57%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.09%) C++
11 47 (3.02%) Ruby
12 41 (2.64%) Groovy
12 41 (2.64%) R
13 38 (2.44%) TypeScript
14 37 (2.38%) Kotlin
15 30 (1.93%) Clojure
16 24 (1.54%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.29%) Perl
18 19 (1.22%) F#
18 19 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (6.37%) Degree
2 77 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.25%) AWS Certification
5 32 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.39%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.32%) ISEB
10 4 (0.26%) CISA
10 4 (0.26%) CISM
10 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.13%) CISMP
11 2 (0.13%) CISSP
11 2 (0.13%) MBA
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.13%) PhD
12 1 (0.064%) OCP
12 1 (0.064%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 14 (0.90%) QA
3 10 (0.64%) GDPR
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) EMIR
5 4 (0.26%) MiFID
6 1 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.064%) NIST
System Software
1 504 (32.41%) Docker
2 105 (6.75%) HDFS
3 47 (3.02%) Apache Flume
4 19 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.19%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.19%) OpenDJ
6 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.064%) KVM
7 1 (0.064%) NFS
7 1 (0.064%) Postfix
7 1 (0.064%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.064%) Varnish
7 1 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 391 (25.14%) Kubernetes
2 194 (12.48%) Terraform
3 156 (10.03%) Ansible
4 79 (5.08%) Puppet
5 45 (2.89%) Hadoop YARN
6 42 (2.70%) Grafana
7 36 (2.32%) Oozie
8 34 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (1.93%) Consul
10 24 (1.54%) Kibana
11 23 (1.48%) logstash
12 17 (1.09%) Mesos
13 15 (0.96%) linkerd
14 14 (0.90%) Graphite
14 14 (0.90%) ZABBIX
15 13 (0.84%) Marathon
16 12 (0.77%) Prometheus
17 11 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
18 8 (0.51%) Istio
18 8 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 112 (7.20%) Oracle
2 111 (7.14%) Google
2 111 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 72 (4.63%) Cloudera
4 68 (4.37%) IBM
5 62 (3.99%) Informatica
6 61 (3.92%) SAP
7 46 (2.96%) IBM Sterling
8 39 (2.51%) Hortonworks
9 30 (1.93%) Splunk
9 30 (1.93%) Tableau
9 30 (1.93%) Talend
10 28 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.61%) Databricks
12 24 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.35%) Atlassian
14 20 (1.29%) Remedy
15 19 (1.22%) StreamSets
16 18 (1.16%) Veracode
17 16 (1.03%) MuleSoft