Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 324 578
Rank change year-on-year +151 +254 +206
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,590 679 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 0.75% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.81% 2.35% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,147 497 260
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £417 £406 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 33,090 28,841 30,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.83% 31.96% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,303 19,927 20,999
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 353 439
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.26 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +5.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.03 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.83 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 May 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 23 May 2018.

Contractor 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 23 May 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 +161 1,534 £550 +2.52% 295
London +68 1,029 £563 +2.27% 189
UK excluding London +239 544 £500 +17.65% 126
South East +162 266 £500 +11.11% 37
North of England +113 162 £474 +35.54% 38
Yorkshire +74 111 £475 -13.64% 17
East of England +25 34 £475 +11.76% 12
Scotland -18 32 £425 -10.53% 19
North West 0 31 £513 +46.43% 15
South West +31 29 £525 +23.53% 8
Midlands -2 21 £500 +2.56% 11
North East - 20 £400 - 6
East Midlands +14 16 £425 -12.82% 5
Northern Ireland +17 9 £550 -
West Midlands - 5 £550 - 6
Wales -39 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 979 (61.57%) Java
2 760 (47.80%) Big Data
3 724 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
4 707 (44.47%) Hadoop
5 690 (43.40%) Apache Spark
6 480 (30.19%) Docker
7 464 (29.18%) Amazon AWS
8 455 (28.62%) Python
9 437 (27.48%) Linux
10 421 (26.48%) Jenkins
11 416 (26.16%) DevOps
12 415 (26.10%) Microservices
13 391 (24.59%) Apache Hive
14 377 (23.71%) TDD
15 360 (22.64%) Git (software)
16 358 (22.52%) NoSQL
17 356 (22.39%) Spring
18 355 (22.33%) Scala
19 348 (21.89%) Finance
20 336 (21.13%) SQL
21 333 (20.94%) HBase
22 315 (19.81%) Java 8
23 292 (18.36%) Apache
24 285 (17.92%) REST
25 284 (17.86%) RabbitMQ
26 269 (16.92%) Analytics
27 266 (16.73%) MongoDB
28 262 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
29 261 (16.42%) JavaScript
30 239 (15.03%) PostgreSQL

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
1 690 (43.40%) Apache Spark
2 292 (18.36%) Apache
3 214 (13.46%) Elasticsearch
4 73 (4.59%) Tomcat
5 67 (4.21%) Apache Pig
6 66 (4.15%) Confluence
7 65 (4.09%) Apache Solr
8 49 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
9 46 (2.89%) nginx
10 31 (1.95%) JBoss
11 20 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.07%) GemFire
13 15 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.88%) SAS
15 11 (0.69%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
16 10 (0.63%) Gunicorn
17 9 (0.57%) Mule
18 7 (0.44%) Mule ESB
19 5 (0.31%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (0.13%) SPSS
2 1 (0.063%) InVision
2 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.57%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.063%) RMDS
4 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 464 (29.18%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (6.79%) GitHub
4 58 (3.65%) Amazon S3
5 55 (3.46%) PaaS
6 52 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 47 (2.96%) Amazon Kinesis
8 44 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
9 42 (2.64%) Serverless
10 37 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
11 32 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
12 30 (1.89%) Google Analytics
13 19 (1.19%) Google Tag Manager
14 18 (1.13%) Heroku
15 17 (1.07%) npm
16 16 (1.01%) Yarn
17 15 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.94%) Slack
18 12 (0.75%) Route 53
19 10 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.28%) Kerberos
2 70 (4.40%) HTTP
3 47 (2.96%) SSL
4 38 (2.39%) DNS
5 25 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.57%) VPN
6 19 (1.19%) FTP
7 17 (1.07%) AMQP
8 13 (0.82%) Internet
8 13 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (0.69%) Firewall
10 8 (0.50%) DSL
10 8 (0.50%) ICMP
11 5 (0.31%) BIG-IP
12 4 (0.25%) WAN
13 3 (0.19%) Multicast
13 3 (0.19%) SMS
14 2 (0.13%) BGP
14 2 (0.13%) OpenVPN
14 2 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 760 (47.80%) Big Data
2 707 (44.47%) Hadoop
3 391 (24.59%) Apache Hive
4 358 (22.52%) NoSQL
5 333 (20.94%) HBase
6 266 (16.73%) MongoDB
7 239 (15.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 239 (15.03%) PostgreSQL
8 157 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
9 115 (7.23%) MySQL
10 113 (7.11%) Relational Database
10 113 (7.11%) SQL Server
11 100 (6.29%) Impala
12 75 (4.72%) Sqoop
13 67 (4.21%) Data Lake
14 66 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
15 65 (4.09%) OLAP
16 64 (4.03%) Star Schema
17 62 (3.90%) Redis
18 56 (3.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 421 (26.48%) Jenkins
2 360 (22.64%) Git (software)
3 133 (8.36%) JIRA
4 124 (7.80%) Maven
5 80 (5.03%) JUnit
6 77 (4.84%) Gradle
7 76 (4.78%) Cucumber
8 68 (4.28%) Artifactory
9 61 (3.84%) GitLab
10 37 (2.33%) Mockito
11 34 (2.14%) Subversion
12 33 (2.08%) Selenium
13 25 (1.57%) SonarQube
14 22 (1.38%) gulp
14 22 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
15 21 (1.32%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.19%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.19%) JMeter
17 15 (0.94%) IntelliJ
18 14 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 348 (21.89%) Finance
2 146 (9.18%) Banking
3 40 (2.52%) Games
4 38 (2.39%) Marketing
5 30 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 30 (1.89%) Retail
6 25 (1.57%) Front Office
7 22 (1.38%) Advertising
8 21 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.01%) Publishing
10 15 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.19%) Back Office
13 3 (0.19%) French Language
13 3 (0.19%) Law
14 2 (0.13%) Electronics
14 2 (0.13%) International Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.063%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 783 (49.25%) Developer
2 421 (26.48%) Java Developer
3 247 (15.53%) Data Engineer
4 179 (11.26%) Architect
5 169 (10.63%) Big Data Developer
6 162 (10.19%) Big Data Engineer
7 143 (8.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 120 (7.55%) Hadoop Engineer
9 101 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 82 (5.16%) Scala Developer
11 77 (4.84%) Data Architect
12 73 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
13 63 (3.96%) Java Engineer
14 62 (3.90%) Apache Spark Developer
14 62 (3.90%) Big Data Architect
14 62 (3.90%) Hadoop Developer
14 62 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
15 56 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
16 54 (3.40%) Consultant
17 45 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (22.39%) Spring
2 285 (17.92%) REST
3 284 (17.86%) RabbitMQ
4 213 (13.40%) RESTful
5 208 (13.08%) Spring Boot
6 181 (11.38%) Node.js
7 171 (10.75%) JSON
8 164 (10.31%) AngularJS
9 158 (9.94%) Web Services
10 130 (8.18%) Hibernate
11 125 (7.86%) Spark Streaming
12 114 (7.17%) React
13 108 (6.79%) HTML
14 105 (6.60%) Middleware
15 99 (6.23%) Akka
16 95 (5.97%) J2EE
17 78 (4.91%) HTML5
18 75 (4.72%) SOAP
19 70 (4.40%) ActiveMQ
20 64 (4.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.06%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (4.28%) Fintech
4 64 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.71%) Linux Command Line
6 49 (3.08%) Virtual Team
7 45 (2.83%) Data Structures
8 43 (2.70%) Algorithms
9 40 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 34 (2.14%) Public Cloud
11 31 (1.95%) Hedge funds
12 27 (1.70%) Equities
13 23 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.94%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.88%) Credit Risk
15 14 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 14 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 437 (27.48%) Linux
2 193 (12.14%) Unix
3 71 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 69 (4.34%) CentOS
5 34 (2.14%) Ubuntu
6 33 (2.08%) Windows
7 32 (2.01%) CoreOS
8 9 (0.57%) VMS
9 7 (0.44%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.38%) Android
10 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.13%) Debian
11 2 (0.13%) Fedora
12 1 (0.063%) AIX
12 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (26.16%) DevOps
3 415 (26.10%) Microservices
4 377 (23.71%) TDD
5 269 (16.92%) Analytics
6 262 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
7 217 (13.65%) BDD
8 216 (13.58%) Scrum
9 176 (11.07%) Open Source
10 167 (10.50%) Machine Learning
11 154 (9.69%) Test Automation
12 153 (9.62%) Data Science
13 149 (9.37%) Software Engineering
14 145 (9.12%) ETL
15 129 (8.11%) Data Modelling
16 119 (7.48%) OO
17 92 (5.79%) Kanban
18 90 (5.66%) Mentoring
18 90 (5.66%) Pair Programming
19 88 (5.53%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 979 (61.57%) Java
2 455 (28.62%) Python
3 355 (22.33%) Scala
4 336 (21.13%) SQL
5 315 (19.81%) Java 8
6 261 (16.42%) JavaScript
7 129 (8.11%) Bash Shell
8 99 (6.23%) C#
9 82 (5.16%) Shell Script
10 69 (4.34%) Ruby
11 65 (4.09%) Go
12 58 (3.65%) Groovy
13 45 (2.83%) ES6
14 44 (2.77%) C++
15 36 (2.26%) R
16 33 (2.08%) TypeScript
17 32 (2.01%) C
18 29 (1.82%) Perl
19 23 (1.45%) Kotlin
20 20 (1.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 127 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 123 (7.74%) Degree
3 101 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.57%) PhD
8 7 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.13%) CIPD
12 2 (0.13%) OCA
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.13%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.063%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (5.85%) Data Quality
2 54 (3.40%) QA
3 32 (2.01%) GCP
4 18 (1.13%) GDPR
5 4 (0.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.19%) SLA
7 1 (0.063%) PSD2
7 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 480 (30.19%) Docker
2 190 (11.95%) HDFS
3 185 (11.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 164 (10.31%) Apache Flume
5 25 (1.57%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.31%) Varnish
9 3 (0.19%) etcd
9 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (0.13%) Ceph
11 1 (0.063%) KVM
11 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.063%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 194 (12.20%) Oozie
2 179 (11.26%) Kubernetes
3 161 (10.13%) Ansible
4 154 (9.69%) Hadoop YARN
5 139 (8.74%) Terraform
6 124 (7.80%) Puppet
7 55 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
8 51 (3.21%) Grafana
8 51 (3.21%) Kibana
9 49 (3.08%) Mesos
10 43 (2.70%) logstash
11 41 (2.58%) Prometheus
12 31 (1.95%) Consul
13 29 (1.82%) Ambari
14 24 (1.51%) Nagios
15 23 (1.45%) Icinga
16 20 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 20 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 19 (1.19%) HAProxy
17 19 (1.19%) Marathon
Vendors
1 170 (10.69%) Hortonworks
2 140 (8.81%) Cloudera
3 130 (8.18%) Oracle
4 117 (7.36%) Google
5 88 (5.53%) Splunk
6 65 (4.09%) Microsoft
7 61 (3.84%) Talend
8 47 (2.96%) IBM
9 44 (2.77%) MapR
10 39 (2.45%) Tableau
11 38 (2.39%) Red Hat
12 34 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (1.76%) Reuters
14 27 (1.70%) AppDynamics
15 26 (1.64%) Informatica
16 19 (1.19%) Tealium
17 18 (1.13%) Capita
18 16 (1.01%) SAP
19 14 (0.88%) SaltStack
19 14 (0.88%) TIBCO