Period
to 23 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 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 395 666
Rank change year-on-year +183 +271 +184
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1284 624 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 0.59% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.89% 1.95% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 478 165
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +13.58%
10th Percentile £407 £396 £419
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £469
% change year-on-year +9.41% -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 32971 31981 32228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.98% 30.38% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23277 22154 22091
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 378 367 553
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £14.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +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 23 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 23 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 +173 1230 £550 +4.76% 182
London +94 904 £550 - 145
UK excluding London +241 371 £465 +9.41% 43
South East +128 169 £500 -4.76% 8
North of England +138 81 £450 +9.09% 16
Yorkshire +74 57 £450 +12.50% 13
East of England -1 39 £466 +8.12% 8
Scotland +23 32 £388 -3.13% 4
Midlands +49 26 £450 -5.26% 1
North West +44 23 £438 - 3
Wales +18 19 £425 -5.56% 2
West Midlands +49 16 £450 -5.26% 1
South West -25 11 £475 +46.15% 5
East Midlands -1 8 £388 -18.42%
Northern Ireland -37 2 - -
North East - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 874 (68.07%) Java
2 667 (51.95%) Big Data
3 629 (48.99%) Apache Spark
4 627 (48.83%) Hadoop
5 607 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
6 422 (32.87%) TDD
7 370 (28.82%) Python
8 365 (28.43%) Microservices
9 361 (28.12%) Amazon AWS
10 350 (27.26%) Docker
11 349 (27.18%) HBase
12 344 (26.79%) Scala
13 336 (26.17%) BDD
14 330 (25.70%) Spring
15 325 (25.31%) DevOps
16 321 (25.00%) Linux
17 303 (23.60%) NoSQL
18 280 (21.81%) REST
19 279 (21.73%) HDFS
20 277 (21.57%) SQL
21 274 (21.34%) Apache Hive
22 260 (20.25%) Apache Cassandra
23 255 (19.86%) Finance
24 250 (19.47%) Jenkins
25 241 (18.77%) Scrum
26 231 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
27 209 (16.28%) Git (software)
28 201 (15.65%) JavaScript
29 199 (15.50%) Spring Boot
30 198 (15.42%) MongoDB

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
1 629 (48.99%) Apache Spark
2 172 (13.40%) Apache
3 168 (13.08%) Elasticsearch
4 114 (8.88%) Apache Solr
5 97 (7.55%) Confluence
6 53 (4.13%) Tomcat
7 52 (4.05%) Apache Pig
8 35 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 25 (1.95%) NServiceBus
10 20 (1.56%) JBoss
11 17 (1.32%) nginx
11 17 (1.32%) OpenStack
12 15 (1.17%) GemFire
12 15 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.93%) Jetty
14 11 (0.86%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
15 6 (0.47%) WildFly
16 5 (0.39%) SAS
16 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
1 361 (28.12%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (11.06%) GitHub
3 53 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (2.80%) PaaS
6 35 (2.73%) Bluemix
6 35 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
7 32 (2.49%) Amazon S3
8 27 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (1.95%) Amazon Kinesis
10 21 (1.64%) Google Analytics
11 19 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
11 19 (1.48%) SaaS
12 18 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.78%) Google Play
16 9 (0.70%) Datadog
16 9 (0.70%) IaaS
16 9 (0.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.55%) Kerberos
2 47 (3.66%) HTTP
3 30 (2.34%) Firewall
4 23 (1.79%) DNS
5 21 (1.64%) VPN
6 15 (1.17%) LAN
7 14 (1.09%) AMQP
7 14 (1.09%) WAN
8 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.55%) ICMP
9 7 (0.55%) SSL
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%) MQTT
13 1 (0.078%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.078%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (51.95%) Big Data
2 627 (48.83%) Hadoop
3 349 (27.18%) HBase
4 303 (23.60%) NoSQL
5 274 (21.34%) Apache Hive
6 260 (20.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 198 (15.42%) MongoDB
8 184 (14.33%) PostgreSQL
9 129 (10.05%) Sqoop
10 114 (8.88%) Impala
11 109 (8.49%) Relational Database
12 73 (5.69%) MySQL
13 72 (5.61%) SQL Server
14 67 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (4.60%) Redis
16 54 (4.21%) RDBMS
17 36 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 33 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
19 29 (2.26%) Parquet
19 29 (2.26%) Riak
Development Applications
1 250 (19.47%) Jenkins
2 209 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 143 (11.14%) Cucumber
4 140 (10.90%) JIRA
5 111 (8.64%) Maven
6 53 (4.13%) Mockito
7 46 (3.58%) Gradle
8 38 (2.96%) JUnit
9 37 (2.88%) Selenium
10 32 (2.49%) IntelliJ
11 30 (2.34%) Subversion
12 28 (2.18%) Talend Open Studio
13 26 (2.02%) SpecFlow
14 25 (1.95%) GitLab
15 23 (1.79%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.48%) Vagrant
17 18 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
18 16 (1.25%) Travis CI
19 14 (1.09%) SonarQube
20 13 (1.01%) gulp
General
1 255 (19.86%) Finance
2 159 (12.38%) Banking
3 46 (3.58%) Marketing
4 44 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.57%) Front Office
5 33 (2.57%) Games
6 28 (2.18%) Retail
7 26 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.79%) Electronics
9 22 (1.71%) Publishing
10 19 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.40%) Advertising
12 14 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.31%) Law
13 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Military
15 1 (0.078%) Billing
15 1 (0.078%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.078%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 621 (48.36%) Developer
2 335 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 178 (13.86%) Data Engineer
4 150 (11.68%) Architect
5 148 (11.53%) Big Data Developer
6 140 (10.90%) Scala Developer
7 131 (10.20%) Big Data Engineer
8 88 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 83 (6.46%) Senior Developer
10 68 (5.30%) Data Architect
11 65 (5.06%) Hadoop Engineer
12 58 (4.52%) Java Engineer
13 55 (4.28%) Hadoop Developer
13 55 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
14 51 (3.97%) Agile Developer
15 48 (3.74%) Agile Java Developer
16 46 (3.58%) Big Data Architect
17 42 (3.27%) Apache Spark Developer
18 40 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
19 38 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (25.70%) Spring
2 280 (21.81%) REST
3 199 (15.50%) Spring Boot
4 196 (15.26%) RESTful
5 171 (13.32%) RabbitMQ
6 166 (12.93%) Akka
7 155 (12.07%) Web Services
8 149 (11.60%) JSON
9 122 (9.50%) Node.js
10 106 (8.26%) Hibernate
11 100 (7.79%) AngularJS
12 96 (7.48%) Elastic Stack
13 94 (7.32%) React
14 91 (7.09%) Spark Streaming
15 85 (6.62%) Apache Camel
16 79 (6.15%) XML
17 74 (5.76%) HTML
17 74 (5.76%) J2EE
18 71 (5.53%) Drools
19 68 (5.30%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 80 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.28%) Fintech
5 44 (3.43%) Data Structures
6 28 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.10%) Replication
8 25 (1.95%) Hedge funds
8 25 (1.95%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.40%) Market Risk
12 15 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.09%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.86%) Equities
15 9 (0.70%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.55%) Derivative
17 7 (0.55%) Mainframe
18 6 (0.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 321 (25.00%) Linux
2 176 (13.71%) Unix
3 50 (3.89%) Windows
4 32 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (2.41%) Ubuntu
6 17 (1.32%) CentOS
7 13 (1.01%) Android
7 13 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.23%) AIX
10 3 (0.23%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.078%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.078%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (32.87%) TDD
3 365 (28.43%) Microservices
4 336 (26.17%) BDD
5 325 (25.31%) DevOps
6 241 (18.77%) Scrum
7 231 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
8 187 (14.56%) MapReduce
9 175 (13.63%) Open Source
10 167 (13.01%) Analytics
11 152 (11.84%) ETL
12 114 (8.88%) Pair Programming
13 108 (8.41%) Test Automation
14 106 (8.26%) Kanban
15 98 (7.63%) Software Engineering
16 97 (7.55%) Data Architecture
17 91 (7.09%) Machine Learning
18 78 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
18 78 (6.07%) Data Engineering
19 73 (5.69%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 874 (68.07%) Java
2 370 (28.82%) Python
3 344 (26.79%) Scala
4 277 (21.57%) SQL
5 201 (15.65%) JavaScript
6 96 (7.48%) Shell Script
7 80 (6.23%) Bash Shell
8 70 (5.45%) C#
9 55 (4.28%) Ruby
10 37 (2.88%) Go
10 37 (2.88%) R
11 35 (2.73%) Groovy
11 35 (2.73%) Perl
12 32 (2.49%) PL/SQL
13 28 (2.18%) ES6
14 17 (1.32%) Clojure
15 14 (1.09%) C++
16 13 (1.01%) GraphQL
17 11 (0.86%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 106 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.19%) Degree
4 25 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (0.93%) CEH
6 12 (0.93%) CISSP
6 12 (0.93%) 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 (5.22%) QA
2 25 (1.95%) MiFID
3 24 (1.87%) 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
1 350 (27.26%) Docker
2 279 (21.73%) HDFS
3 185 (14.41%) Apache Flume
4 128 (9.97%) 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 (12.85%) Ansible
2 134 (10.44%) Kubernetes
3 132 (10.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 106 (8.26%) Terraform
5 102 (7.94%) Oozie
6 92 (7.17%) Puppet
7 71 (5.53%) Ambari
8 66 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
9 61 (4.75%) Kibana
10 59 (4.60%) logstash
11 50 (3.89%) Grafana
12 25 (1.95%) Mesos
13 21 (1.64%) Prometheus
14 16 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
14 16 (1.25%) Rancher
15 15 (1.17%) Consul
16 12 (0.93%) Control-M
17 11 (0.86%) Packer
18 10 (0.78%) Marathon
18 10 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 119 (9.27%) Oracle
2 106 (8.26%) Splunk
3 102 (7.94%) Cloudera
4 101 (7.87%) IBM
5 70 (5.45%) Google
6 63 (4.91%) AppDynamics
6 63 (4.91%) Hortonworks
7 61 (4.75%) Microsoft
8 49 (3.82%) Tableau
9 39 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 32 (2.49%) SAP
11 28 (2.18%) Talend
12 25 (1.95%) Informatica
13 22 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.48%) TIBCO
15 13 (1.01%) MapR
16 10 (0.78%) Apple
16 10 (0.78%) Teradata
17 9 (0.70%) VMware
18 8 (0.62%) Perforce