Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 312 587
Rank change year-on-year +101 +275 +250
Contract jobs citing Kafka 1,278 757 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 0.80% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.01% 2.52% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 577 242
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £424 £406 £363
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.50 - -
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 31,886 30,061 31,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.58% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,717 20,840 21,621
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 338 531
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.68 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.17 £56.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.97% +0.65% +10.71%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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 +105 1,238 £550 - 293
London +36 857 £575 +4.55% 196
UK excluding London +210 411 £500 +17.65% 105
South East +130 217 £525 - 21
North of England +95 87 £450 +28.57% 41
Yorkshire +56 67 £445 -19.09% 26
East of England +18 49 £475 +9.83% 10
Midlands +35 26 £500 +5.26% 13
Scotland +1 18 £400 - 7
North West +20 17 £450 +28.57% 14
South West +14 15 £475 +18.75% 12
West Midlands +24 13 £500 +5.26% 10
East Midlands +9 13 - - 3
Wales -15 9 £450 +11.80%
Northern Ireland -4 5 £500 - 1
North East - 3 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 830 (64.95%) Java
2 620 (48.51%) Big Data
3 612 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
4 591 (46.24%) Apache Spark
5 562 (43.97%) Hadoop
6 376 (29.42%) Amazon AWS
7 357 (27.93%) TDD
8 339 (26.53%) NoSQL
9 338 (26.45%) Microservices
9 338 (26.45%) Python
10 336 (26.29%) Scala
11 334 (26.13%) Linux
12 331 (25.90%) Docker
13 306 (23.94%) DevOps
14 296 (23.16%) Spring
15 286 (22.38%) Apache Hive
16 284 (22.22%) Jenkins
17 269 (21.05%) HBase
18 262 (20.50%) Apache Cassandra
19 256 (20.03%) BDD
20 252 (19.72%) SQL
21 250 (19.56%) Finance
22 241 (18.86%) Git (software)
23 232 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
24 223 (17.45%) RESTful
25 219 (17.14%) REST
25 219 (17.14%) HDFS
26 217 (16.98%) JavaScript
27 211 (16.51%) MongoDB
28 204 (15.96%) RabbitMQ

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
1 591 (46.24%) Apache Spark
2 162 (12.68%) Elasticsearch
3 154 (12.05%) Apache
4 62 (4.85%) Apache Solr
5 53 (4.15%) Tomcat
6 52 (4.07%) Apache Pig
7 50 (3.91%) Confluence
8 41 (3.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 32 (2.50%) JBoss
10 26 (2.03%) nginx
11 18 (1.41%) NServiceBus
12 13 (1.02%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.94%) Mule
14 11 (0.86%) Jetty
14 11 (0.86%) SAS
15 10 (0.78%) Mule ESB
15 10 (0.78%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.70%) GemFire
17 6 (0.47%) Tornado
17 6 (0.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.16%) SPSS
2 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.078%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.078%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 376 (29.42%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (7.98%) GitHub
3 55 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (3.76%) PaaS
5 43 (3.36%) Amazon S3
6 39 (3.05%) Amazon Kinesis
7 37 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 34 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
9 33 (2.58%) Google Analytics
10 21 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
10 21 (1.64%) Google Tag Manager
11 20 (1.56%) Bluemix
11 20 (1.56%) IBM Cloud
12 19 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (1.17%) SaaS
15 13 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (1.02%) Serverless
16 12 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
16 12 (0.94%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.10%) Kerberos
2 47 (3.68%) HTTP
3 28 (2.19%) SSL
4 23 (1.80%) DNS
5 22 (1.72%) AMQP
6 19 (1.49%) VPN
7 16 (1.25%) Firewall
7 16 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.78%) Internet
9 8 (0.63%) FTP
9 8 (0.63%) ICMP
10 5 (0.39%) DSL
11 3 (0.23%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.16%) Multicast
12 2 (0.16%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.16%) SAN
13 1 (0.078%) IPsec
13 1 (0.078%) Network Security
13 1 (0.078%) SSH
13 1 (0.078%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 620 (48.51%) Big Data
2 562 (43.97%) Hadoop
3 339 (26.53%) NoSQL
4 286 (22.38%) Apache Hive
5 269 (21.05%) HBase
6 262 (20.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 211 (16.51%) MongoDB
8 166 (12.99%) PostgreSQL
9 103 (8.06%) Relational Database
10 97 (7.59%) Impala
11 91 (7.12%) Sqoop
12 86 (6.73%) SQL Server
13 85 (6.65%) MySQL
14 81 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
15 63 (4.93%) Redis
16 48 (3.76%) Data Lake
17 47 (3.68%) RDBMS
18 40 (3.13%) Flink
18 40 (3.13%) Parquet
19 35 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 284 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 241 (18.86%) Git (software)
3 105 (8.22%) Maven
4 91 (7.12%) Cucumber
5 73 (5.71%) JIRA
6 70 (5.48%) Gradle
7 51 (3.99%) Mockito
8 50 (3.91%) JUnit
9 42 (3.29%) Selenium
10 32 (2.50%) Artifactory
10 32 (2.50%) Subversion
11 30 (2.35%) GitLab
12 27 (2.11%) gulp
13 24 (1.88%) SonarQube
14 23 (1.80%) SpecFlow
15 20 (1.56%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
17 16 (1.25%) Vagrant
18 14 (1.10%) IntelliJ
19 12 (0.94%) GoCD
General
1 250 (19.56%) Finance
2 157 (12.28%) Banking
3 45 (3.52%) Marketing
4 36 (2.82%) Advertising
5 32 (2.50%) Games
6 26 (2.03%) Publishing
7 24 (1.88%) Front Office
8 20 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.41%) Retail
10 16 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.78%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Law
15 3 (0.23%) Electronics
15 3 (0.23%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Military
17 1 (0.078%) Music Industry
17 1 (0.078%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 604 (47.26%) Developer
2 335 (26.21%) Java Developer
3 178 (13.93%) Architect
4 171 (13.38%) Data Engineer
5 136 (10.64%) Big Data Developer
5 136 (10.64%) Big Data Engineer
6 122 (9.55%) Scala Developer
7 106 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 87 (6.81%) Senior Developer
9 78 (6.10%) Data Architect
10 64 (5.01%) Hadoop Engineer
10 64 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
11 57 (4.46%) Consultant
12 56 (4.38%) Java Engineer
13 52 (4.07%) Big Data Architect
13 52 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
14 49 (3.83%) Agile Developer
15 48 (3.76%) Agile Java Developer
16 40 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
17 39 (3.05%) Apache Spark Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (23.16%) Spring
2 223 (17.45%) RESTful
3 219 (17.14%) REST
4 204 (15.96%) RabbitMQ
5 187 (14.63%) Spring Boot
6 152 (11.89%) Web Services
7 150 (11.74%) Akka
8 143 (11.19%) JSON
9 132 (10.33%) Node.js
10 97 (7.59%) AngularJS
11 92 (7.20%) React
12 91 (7.12%) Elastic Stack
12 91 (7.12%) Spark Streaming
13 81 (6.34%) HTML
14 80 (6.26%) Hibernate
15 76 (5.95%) J2EE
16 71 (5.56%) Middleware
17 68 (5.32%) HTML5
18 66 (5.16%) SOAP
19 64 (5.01%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (5.48%) Algorithms
3 67 (5.24%) Fintech
4 55 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 44 (3.44%) Virtual Team
7 35 (2.74%) Data Structures
8 34 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (2.03%) Hedge funds
11 19 (1.49%) Equities
11 19 (1.49%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.49%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.10%) Replication
13 12 (0.94%) Derivative
14 11 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.78%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.78%) Market Risk
16 6 (0.47%) Credit Risk
16 6 (0.47%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 334 (26.13%) Linux
2 172 (13.46%) Unix
3 61 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (3.29%) CentOS
5 22 (1.72%) Windows
6 17 (1.33%) Android
6 17 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.63%) CoreOS
7 8 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (27.93%) TDD
3 338 (26.45%) Microservices
4 306 (23.94%) DevOps
5 256 (20.03%) BDD
6 232 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (14.40%) Scrum
8 178 (13.93%) Analytics
9 170 (13.30%) Open Source
10 129 (10.09%) Test Automation
11 124 (9.70%) Software Engineering
12 119 (9.31%) Kanban
13 116 (9.08%) ETL
14 104 (8.14%) Data Science
15 98 (7.67%) OO
16 96 (7.51%) MapReduce
17 89 (6.96%) Machine Learning
18 78 (6.10%) Pair Programming
19 74 (5.79%) Data Engineering
20 65 (5.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 830 (64.95%) Java
2 338 (26.45%) Python
3 336 (26.29%) Scala
4 252 (19.72%) SQL
5 217 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 89 (6.96%) C#
7 87 (6.81%) Bash Shell
8 65 (5.09%) Shell Script
9 57 (4.46%) Ruby
10 47 (3.68%) ES6
11 45 (3.52%) Groovy
12 37 (2.90%) Go
13 31 (2.43%) C++
13 31 (2.43%) Perl
14 27 (2.11%) R
15 22 (1.72%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.72%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.25%) GraphQL
17 15 (1.17%) C
18 13 (1.02%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 90 (7.04%) Degree
2 84 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 63 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.63%) PhD
7 4 (0.31%) CEH
7 4 (0.31%) CISSP
7 4 (0.31%) SANS
8 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.078%) ACCA
10 1 (0.078%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.078%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.91%) QA
2 18 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.17%) GCP
4 11 (0.86%) GDPR
5 9 (0.70%) MiFID
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.078%) PSD2
8 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.078%) SEPA
System Software
1 331 (25.90%) Docker
2 219 (17.14%) HDFS
3 176 (13.77%) Apache Flume
4 139 (10.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 21 (1.64%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.86%) Varnish
7 10 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.63%) etcd
9 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (0.078%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 143 (11.19%) Oozie
2 134 (10.49%) Kubernetes
3 133 (10.41%) Hadoop YARN
4 128 (10.02%) Ansible
5 113 (8.84%) Puppet
6 90 (7.04%) Terraform
7 71 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
8 66 (5.16%) logstash
9 58 (4.54%) Kibana
10 56 (4.38%) Ambari
11 47 (3.68%) Grafana
12 26 (2.03%) Rancher
13 19 (1.49%) Consul
13 19 (1.49%) Mesos
14 18 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
15 14 (1.10%) Apache Slider
15 14 (1.10%) Nagios
15 14 (1.10%) Prometheus
16 13 (1.02%) Packer
Vendors
1 133 (10.41%) Cloudera
2 115 (9.00%) Hortonworks
2 115 (9.00%) Splunk
3 100 (7.82%) Google
4 97 (7.59%) Oracle
5 71 (5.56%) AppDynamics
6 62 (4.85%) Microsoft
7 54 (4.23%) IBM
8 45 (3.52%) Talend
9 42 (3.29%) Tableau
10 38 (2.97%) MapR
11 30 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.96%) Red Hat
12 25 (1.96%) Reuters
13 21 (1.64%) Tealium
13 21 (1.64%) TIBCO
14 15 (1.17%) SAP
15 13 (1.02%) FXall
15 13 (1.02%) Informatica
16 12 (0.94%) New Relic