The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 181 202 209
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing Kafka 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.050% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£525 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £92.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1598 1753 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.59% 29.44% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1363 1502
Average daily rate £425 £438 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 25
Average hourly rate £19.72 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.49 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.75 - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Kafka across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Kafka Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Kafka
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Kafka across the City of London region.

Kafka Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Kafka across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Kafka also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Kafka.

1 12 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 11 (68.75%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) MapReduce
3 9 (56.25%) Big Data
4 8 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (37.50%) HDFS
7 5 (31.25%) Cascading
7 5 (31.25%) REST
8 4 (25.00%) Apache Flume
8 4 (25.00%) Oozie
8 4 (25.00%) TDD
8 4 (25.00%) Banking
8 4 (25.00%) RESTful
8 4 (25.00%) Scala
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 4 (25.00%) Apache Pig
8 4 (25.00%) Impala
9 3 (18.75%) Open Source
9 3 (18.75%) Spring
9 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
9 3 (18.75%) Scrum
9 3 (18.75%) Akka
10 2 (12.50%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (12.50%) Analytics
10 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
10 2 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (12.50%) JSON
10 2 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Kafka also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Kafka. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (56.25%) Big Data
3 8 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (43.75%) Apache Hive
5 4 (25.00%) Impala
6 2 (12.50%) MySQL
7 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (6.25%) HBase
7 1 (6.25%) OrientDB
7 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Hadoop Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Cascading
1 5 (31.25%) REST
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) Spring
3 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
3 3 (18.75%) Akka
4 2 (12.50%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE
5 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (6.25%) spray
5 1 (6.25%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) MapReduce
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Complex Event Processing
6 1 (6.25%) Straight-Through Processing
6 1 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C++
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) HDFS
2 4 (25.00%) Apache Flume
3 2 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Oozie
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau