Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 132 173
Rank change year-on-year -29 +41 +165
Contract jobs citing Kafka 742 1,803 1,592
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.99% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.21% 6.08% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 1,331 1,154
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £410 £425 £419
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
Median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -21.35% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £46.00 £35.00 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - -

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 14,243 29,632 33,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.41% 32.65% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,593 20,719 23,306
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £443 £413
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 302 338
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.57% +4.65%
10th Percentile £21.06 £18.17 £16.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £60.00 £63.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.94% +1.25%

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 28 May 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Hourly 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 28 May 2020. 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 -36 686 £550 - 142
London -16 489 £568 +3.27% 90
UK excluding London -7 236 £500 - 62
North of England +51 89 £500 +0.05% 22
Yorkshire +36 57 £495 +4.21% 12
South West +27 47 £564 +0.18% 9
South East -29 35 £425 -17.07% 18
North West +37 28 £550 - 7
Work from Home +11 28 £550 - 20
Scotland +18 24 £525 +5.00% 8
East of England +50 15 £360 -28.00% 3
Wales +35 15 £508 -22.52% 1
West Midlands +42 6 £463 +2.78%
Midlands +35 6 £463 +2.78% 1
Northern Ireland +20 5 £400 - 1
North East +18 3 £350 -41.67% 3

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 420 (56.60%) Java
2 326 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (36.39%) Docker
4 263 (35.44%) AWS
5 237 (31.94%) Microservices
6 230 (31.00%) Python
7 226 (30.46%) Apache Spark
8 218 (29.38%) Kubernetes
9 213 (28.71%) DevOps
10 199 (26.82%) Big Data
11 190 (25.61%) Scala
12 173 (23.32%) Hadoop
12 173 (23.32%) NoSQL
12 173 (23.32%) Spring
13 167 (22.51%) SQL
14 143 (19.27%) TDD
14 143 (19.27%) Azure
15 142 (19.14%) Git (software)
16 141 (19.00%) Jenkins
17 139 (18.73%) Software Engineering
18 129 (17.39%) Finance
19 124 (16.71%) Linux
20 122 (16.44%) Terraform
21 120 (16.17%) GCP
21 120 (16.17%) Java 8
22 110 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
23 104 (14.02%) Apache Hive
23 104 (14.02%) Spring Boot
24 102 (13.75%) Scrum
25 98 (13.21%) 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
1 226 (30.46%) Apache Spark
2 61 (8.22%) Apache
2 61 (8.22%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (6.20%) Confluence
4 13 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
5 11 (1.48%) Apache Pig
5 11 (1.48%) nginx
6 9 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.21%) SAS
7 8 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.08%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.54%) GemFire
10 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.40%) Apache Pulsar
11 3 (0.40%) IIS
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 263 (35.44%) AWS
2 143 (19.27%) Azure
3 120 (16.17%) GCP
4 66 (8.89%) Serverless
5 51 (6.87%) Amazon S3
6 48 (6.47%) AWS Lambda
7 47 (6.33%) Amazon Kinesis
8 45 (6.06%) GitHub
9 35 (4.72%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (3.37%) OpenShift
11 24 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
12 19 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 17 (2.29%) SaaS
14 15 (2.02%) Amazon EKS
14 15 (2.02%) Power Platform
15 12 (1.62%) Amazon Cognito
15 12 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (1.48%) Kong
17 10 (1.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.45%) SSL
2 28 (3.77%) HTTPS
3 23 (3.10%) HTTP
4 11 (1.48%) DSL
5 9 (1.21%) AMQP
6 8 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.94%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.94%) MQTT
8 6 (0.81%) DNS
8 6 (0.81%) FTP
9 5 (0.67%) DHCP
9 5 (0.67%) DOCSIS
9 5 (0.67%) Firewall
9 5 (0.67%) SNMP
10 4 (0.54%) Internet
10 4 (0.54%) SAN
11 3 (0.40%) SSH
12 2 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (26.82%) Big Data
2 173 (23.32%) Hadoop
2 173 (23.32%) NoSQL
3 104 (14.02%) Apache Hive
4 96 (12.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 83 (11.19%) MongoDB
6 79 (10.65%) HBase
7 64 (8.63%) Relational Database
8 54 (7.28%) MySQL
9 40 (5.39%) SQL Server
10 38 (5.12%) RDBMS
11 37 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
12 35 (4.72%) Redis
13 31 (4.18%) Flink
14 30 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
15 28 (3.77%) Impala
16 26 (3.50%) Data Lake
17 24 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 19 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
19 17 (2.29%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 142 (19.14%) Git (software)
2 141 (19.00%) Jenkins
3 71 (9.57%) JIRA
4 65 (8.76%) GitLab
5 38 (5.12%) Maven
5 38 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 33 (4.45%) Artifactory
7 27 (3.64%) Bitbucket
8 21 (2.83%) Cucumber
9 19 (2.56%) JUnit
10 18 (2.43%) Gradle
11 16 (2.16%) CircleCI
12 15 (2.02%) Selenium
13 14 (1.89%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
14 12 (1.62%) Mockito
14 12 (1.62%) SonarQube
15 8 (1.08%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.94%) NetBeans
16 7 (0.94%) Snyk
General
1 129 (17.39%) Finance
2 72 (9.70%) Banking
3 24 (3.23%) Public Sector
4 21 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.70%) Front Office
6 16 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.02%) Retail
8 12 (1.62%) Games
9 11 (1.48%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.08%) Marketing
11 4 (0.54%) Advertising
11 4 (0.54%) Back Office
12 3 (0.40%) Law
13 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 358 (48.25%) Developer
2 201 (27.09%) Java Developer
3 113 (15.23%) Data Engineer
4 73 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (8.49%) Big Data Engineer
6 57 (7.68%) Architect
7 46 (6.20%) Software Engineer
8 45 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
9 44 (5.93%) Senior Developer
10 43 (5.80%) Scala Developer
11 33 (4.45%) Data Architect
12 29 (3.91%) Python Developer
13 26 (3.50%) AWS Developer
13 26 (3.50%) AWS DevOps
13 26 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (3.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (3.10%) Python Engineer
17 22 (2.96%) Big Data Architect
18 20 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (23.32%) Spring
2 104 (14.02%) Spring Boot
3 93 (12.53%) Node.js
4 77 (10.38%) RESTful
5 73 (9.84%) RabbitMQ
6 71 (9.57%) REST
7 47 (6.33%) HTML
8 44 (5.93%) Web Services
9 42 (5.66%) .NET
10 38 (5.12%) CSS
11 37 (4.99%) Apache NiFi
12 35 (4.72%) AngularJS
13 32 (4.31%) JSON
13 32 (4.31%) React
14 30 (4.04%) Spark Streaming
15 29 (3.91%) XML
16 28 (3.77%) Guice
16 28 (3.77%) Spring Security
17 26 (3.50%) Akka
17 26 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (3.37%) Cloud Native
4 23 (3.10%) Algorithms
5 20 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.43%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.02%) User Experience
8 14 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.75%) PKI
10 11 (1.48%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.21%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.67%) Market Risk
15 4 (0.54%) iPad
15 4 (0.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 124 (16.71%) Linux
2 27 (3.64%) Windows
3 25 (3.37%) CentOS
4 22 (2.96%) Android
5 21 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.16%) Unix
7 9 (1.21%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.27%) Debian
9 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (31.94%) Microservices
3 213 (28.71%) DevOps
4 143 (19.27%) TDD
5 139 (18.73%) Software Engineering
6 110 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (13.75%) Scrum
8 90 (12.13%) BDD
9 78 (10.51%) Analytics
10 72 (9.70%) ETL
11 70 (9.43%) Data Modelling
12 69 (9.30%) Mentoring
13 63 (8.49%) Test Automation
14 62 (8.36%) Open Source
15 59 (7.95%) OO
16 58 (7.82%) Data Science
17 57 (7.68%) Computer Science
18 56 (7.55%) Infrastructure as Code
19 48 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (6.47%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 420 (56.60%) Java
2 230 (31.00%) Python
3 190 (25.61%) Scala
4 167 (22.51%) SQL
5 120 (16.17%) Java 8
6 95 (12.80%) JavaScript
7 59 (7.95%) Go
8 51 (6.87%) Kotlin
9 32 (4.31%) Bash Shell
10 31 (4.18%) C#
11 30 (4.04%) Ruby
12 24 (3.23%) TypeScript
13 22 (2.96%) Perl
14 21 (2.83%) Groovy
15 17 (2.29%) R
16 13 (1.75%) C
16 13 (1.75%) Clojure
16 13 (1.75%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.48%) T-SQL
18 9 (1.21%) Rust
Qualifications
1 98 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 63 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.20%) Degree
4 29 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.35%) AWS Certification
7 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.94%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.40%) CCNA
9 3 (0.40%) CCNP
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.40%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.40%) SANS
10 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
11 1 (0.13%) PhD
11 1 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.29%) QA
2 16 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.40%) MiFID
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) PMO
4 2 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 270 (36.39%) Docker
2 58 (7.82%) HDFS
3 21 (2.83%) Apache Flume
3 21 (2.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (2.02%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) zsh
Systems Management
1 218 (29.38%) Kubernetes
2 122 (16.44%) Terraform
3 79 (10.65%) Ansible
4 36 (4.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 33 (4.45%) Prometheus
6 22 (2.96%) Zipkin
7 19 (2.56%) logstash
8 16 (2.16%) Kibana
9 14 (1.89%) Puppet
10 13 (1.75%) Oozie
11 12 (1.62%) Grafana
12 8 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.81%) Consul
15 4 (0.54%) linkerd
16 3 (0.40%) Marathon
16 3 (0.40%) Mesos
16 3 (0.40%) Rundeck
17 2 (0.27%) Control-M
17 2 (0.27%) Istio
Vendors
1 61 (8.22%) Oracle
2 35 (4.72%) Google
3 34 (4.58%) Microsoft
4 33 (4.45%) Cloudera
4 33 (4.45%) Hortonworks
5 26 (3.50%) IBM
6 23 (3.10%) StreamSets
7 21 (2.83%) Informatica
8 20 (2.70%) Confluent
8 20 (2.70%) Tableau
9 18 (2.43%) SAP
10 16 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.62%) Databricks
11 12 (1.62%) VMware
12 11 (1.48%) Splunk
13 9 (1.21%) IBM Sterling
13 9 (1.21%) MapR
13 9 (1.21%) Veracode
14 8 (1.08%) Ab Initio
14 8 (1.08%) Talend