Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 275 598
Rank change year-on-year +117 +323 +166
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,808 844 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 0.89% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.15% 2.75% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,326 609 251
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £413 £400 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
UK median hourly rate £48.67 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.53% - -
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 35,082 30,700 31,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 32.24% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,687 21,212 22,084
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 385 401
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% +7.36% +3.81%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.02 £13.25
90th Percentile £57.63 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +1.35%

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 19 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Top 15 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 19 July 2018. 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 +123 1,724 £550 +4.76% 277
London +73 1,143 £550 - 173
UK excluding London +197 645 £500 +11.11% 121
South East +171 308 £500 +5.26% 27
North of England +92 198 £450 - 59
Yorkshire +53 125 £450 -2.60% 26
Scotland -4 59 £425 +21.43% 13
North West +10 47 £525 +31.25% 31
South West +30 30 £525 +23.53% 6
North East +24 26 £400 -3.03% 2
East of England 0 24 £450 - 5
Midlands -5 22 £450 -5.26% 7
East Midlands +3 16 £413 -5.71% 3
Northern Ireland +23 8 £550 - 3
West Midlands -13 6 £550 +10.00% 4

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 1,123 (62.11%) Java
2 836 (46.24%) Big Data
3 820 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
4 809 (44.75%) Hadoop
5 751 (41.54%) Apache Spark
6 574 (31.75%) Docker
7 527 (29.15%) Python
8 504 (27.88%) Amazon AWS
9 485 (26.83%) Linux
10 473 (26.16%) DevOps
11 471 (26.05%) Microservices
11 471 (26.05%) Jenkins
12 446 (24.67%) TDD
13 444 (24.56%) Spring
14 410 (22.68%) Apache Hive
15 404 (22.35%) NoSQL
16 402 (22.23%) SQL
17 401 (22.18%) Finance
18 393 (21.74%) Git (software)
19 390 (21.57%) Java 8
20 377 (20.85%) Scala
21 362 (20.02%) HBase
22 357 (19.75%) Apache
23 324 (17.92%) Analytics
24 323 (17.87%) REST
24 323 (17.87%) MongoDB
25 319 (17.64%) RabbitMQ
26 312 (17.26%) JavaScript
27 293 (16.21%) Scrum
28 283 (15.65%) Apache Cassandra

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
1 751 (41.54%) Apache Spark
2 357 (19.75%) Apache
3 269 (14.88%) Elasticsearch
4 90 (4.98%) Confluence
5 83 (4.59%) Apache Solr
6 73 (4.04%) Tomcat
7 70 (3.87%) Apache Pig
8 46 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 35 (1.94%) nginx
10 33 (1.83%) JBoss
11 30 (1.66%) WebSphere
12 23 (1.27%) GemFire
13 22 (1.22%) SAS
14 17 (0.94%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
16 10 (0.55%) Gunicorn
17 7 (0.39%) Jetty
17 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
18 5 (0.28%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.055%) InVision
3 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.055%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 14 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 504 (27.88%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (6.42%) GitHub
4 68 (3.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (3.15%) Amazon S3
6 47 (2.60%) Amazon Kinesis
7 46 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
7 46 (2.54%) PaaS
8 45 (2.49%) Serverless
9 43 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
10 31 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
11 26 (1.44%) Heroku
12 22 (1.22%) Google Analytics
13 20 (1.11%) Slack
14 17 (0.94%) npm
15 16 (0.88%) Yarn
16 13 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (0.72%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.66%) Route 53
18 11 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.70%) HTTP
2 73 (4.04%) Kerberos
3 52 (2.88%) SSL
4 51 (2.82%) DNS
5 37 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 27 (1.49%) FTP
7 18 (1.00%) AMQP
8 17 (0.94%) VPN
9 16 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (0.83%) Firewall
11 11 (0.61%) Internet
12 9 (0.50%) WAN
13 8 (0.44%) ICMP
14 7 (0.39%) MQTT
15 6 (0.33%) DSL
16 5 (0.28%) SMS
17 4 (0.22%) Multicast
18 3 (0.17%) DOCSIS
18 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
18 3 (0.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 836 (46.24%) Big Data
2 809 (44.75%) Hadoop
3 410 (22.68%) Apache Hive
4 404 (22.35%) NoSQL
5 362 (20.02%) HBase
6 323 (17.87%) MongoDB
7 283 (15.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 255 (14.10%) PostgreSQL
9 166 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
10 143 (7.91%) Relational Database
11 134 (7.41%) SQL Server
12 130 (7.19%) MySQL
13 87 (4.81%) Redis
14 84 (4.65%) Impala
15 82 (4.54%) Amazon Redshift
16 78 (4.31%) RDBMS
17 67 (3.71%) Sqoop
18 66 (3.65%) Data Lake
19 62 (3.43%) OLAP
20 60 (3.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 471 (26.05%) Jenkins
2 393 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 175 (9.68%) JIRA
4 166 (9.18%) Maven
5 97 (5.37%) Cucumber
6 92 (5.09%) JUnit
7 82 (4.54%) GitLab
8 80 (4.42%) Gradle
9 69 (3.82%) Artifactory
10 44 (2.43%) Selenium
11 36 (1.99%) Mockito
12 34 (1.88%) IntelliJ
13 32 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
14 28 (1.55%) gulp
15 27 (1.49%) TeamCity
16 26 (1.44%) Eclipse
16 26 (1.44%) SonarQube
17 23 (1.27%) JMeter
18 20 (1.11%) Subversion
19 17 (0.94%) Liquibase
General
1 401 (22.18%) Finance
2 158 (8.74%) Banking
3 43 (2.38%) Games
4 37 (2.05%) Investment Banking
4 37 (2.05%) Retail
5 35 (1.94%) Marketing
6 30 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.33%) Front Office
8 15 (0.83%) Publishing
9 13 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.55%) Advertising
12 8 (0.44%) Electronics
13 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) Back Office
16 3 (0.17%) International Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Law
17 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
17 2 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 941 (52.05%) Developer
2 547 (30.25%) Java Developer
3 267 (14.77%) Data Engineer
4 186 (10.29%) Big Data Developer
5 172 (9.51%) Architect
6 169 (9.35%) Big Data Engineer
7 147 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 122 (6.75%) Hadoop Engineer
9 121 (6.69%) Senior Developer
10 86 (4.76%) Data Architect
11 84 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
12 81 (4.48%) Java Engineer
12 81 (4.48%) Scala Developer
13 75 (4.15%) Hadoop Developer
14 70 (3.87%) Software Engineer
15 65 (3.60%) Apache Spark Developer
15 65 (3.60%) Big Data Architect
16 58 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
16 58 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
17 52 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (24.56%) Spring
2 323 (17.87%) REST
3 319 (17.64%) RabbitMQ
4 275 (15.21%) Spring Boot
5 211 (11.67%) RESTful
6 187 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 186 (10.29%) JSON
8 177 (9.79%) Node.js
9 161 (8.90%) HTML
10 156 (8.63%) Hibernate
11 152 (8.41%) Web Services
12 133 (7.36%) Spark Streaming
13 128 (7.08%) React
14 106 (5.86%) HTML5
15 105 (5.81%) Akka
16 104 (5.75%) J2EE
17 101 (5.59%) Middleware
18 82 (4.54%) Apache Camel
19 77 (4.26%) ActiveMQ
20 73 (4.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
2 111 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 81 (4.48%) Fintech
5 70 (3.87%) Algorithms
6 52 (2.88%) Data Structures
6 52 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
7 37 (2.05%) Virtual Team
8 36 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.77%) Public Cloud
11 27 (1.49%) Hedge funds
12 26 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
13 25 (1.38%) Data Centre
14 23 (1.27%) Equities
15 22 (1.22%) Device Driver
16 16 (0.88%) Credit Risk
16 16 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (0.88%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 485 (26.83%) Linux
2 196 (10.84%) Unix
3 65 (3.60%) CentOS
4 53 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (2.77%) Windows
6 46 (2.54%) Ubuntu
7 35 (1.94%) CoreOS
8 12 (0.66%) VMS
9 6 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.28%) Android
11 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.11%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.055%) AIX
13 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (26.16%) DevOps
3 471 (26.05%) Microservices
4 446 (24.67%) TDD
5 324 (17.92%) Analytics
6 293 (16.21%) Scrum
7 262 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
8 238 (13.16%) BDD
9 207 (11.45%) Software Engineering
10 197 (10.90%) Open Source
11 195 (10.79%) Machine Learning
12 186 (10.29%) Data Science
13 173 (9.57%) Test Automation
14 157 (8.68%) ETL
14 157 (8.68%) OO
15 143 (7.91%) Data Modelling
16 112 (6.19%) Mentoring
17 110 (6.08%) Pair Programming
18 107 (5.92%) Kanban
19 104 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,123 (62.11%) Java
2 527 (29.15%) Python
3 402 (22.23%) SQL
4 390 (21.57%) Java 8
5 377 (20.85%) Scala
6 312 (17.26%) JavaScript
7 131 (7.25%) Bash Shell
8 104 (5.75%) C#
9 79 (4.37%) Shell Script
10 69 (3.82%) Go
11 65 (3.60%) Ruby
12 57 (3.15%) Groovy
13 56 (3.10%) R
14 53 (2.93%) ES6
15 48 (2.65%) C++
16 44 (2.43%) TypeScript
17 34 (1.88%) C
17 34 (1.88%) Perl
18 28 (1.55%) Kotlin
19 25 (1.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 128 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 125 (6.91%) Degree
3 101 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 54 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.16%) PhD
6 12 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.66%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.55%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.28%) CISSP
12 4 (0.22%) CEH
12 4 (0.22%) CISM
12 4 (0.22%) SANS
13 3 (0.17%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.11%) CIPD
14 2 (0.11%) OCA
14 2 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.81%) Data Quality
2 71 (3.93%) QA
3 33 (1.83%) GCP
4 22 (1.22%) GDPR
5 6 (0.33%) SLA
6 5 (0.28%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.055%) PSD2
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 574 (31.75%) Docker
2 198 (10.95%) HDFS
3 165 (9.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 153 (8.46%) Apache Flume
5 20 (1.11%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (0.22%) KVM
10 3 (0.17%) etcd
10 3 (0.17%) Varnish
10 3 (0.17%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) Ceph
12 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.055%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 246 (13.61%) Kubernetes
2 176 (9.73%) Ansible
3 170 (9.40%) Oozie
4 160 (8.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 159 (8.79%) Terraform
6 128 (7.08%) Puppet
7 72 (3.98%) Mesos
8 64 (3.54%) Grafana
9 58 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
10 56 (3.10%) Prometheus
11 54 (2.99%) Kibana
12 37 (2.05%) Consul
13 33 (1.83%) Nagios
14 32 (1.77%) logstash
15 28 (1.55%) Marathon
16 26 (1.44%) Icinga
17 25 (1.38%) Ambari
18 20 (1.11%) Graylog
19 18 (1.00%) HAProxy
19 18 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 166 (9.18%) Hortonworks
2 162 (8.96%) Oracle
3 127 (7.02%) Google
4 113 (6.25%) Cloudera
5 77 (4.26%) Splunk
6 68 (3.76%) Microsoft
7 53 (2.93%) IBM
7 53 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.54%) Tableau
9 45 (2.49%) Talend
10 38 (2.10%) Informatica
10 38 (2.10%) MapR
11 27 (1.49%) SAP
12 24 (1.33%) Reuters
13 23 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.11%) TIBCO
15 17 (0.94%) Databricks
16 16 (0.88%) Capita
17 14 (0.77%) Alteryx
17 14 (0.77%) Vertica