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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 183 209 202
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -7
Contract jobs citing Kafka 12 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.064% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.21% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 -
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
1630 1889 1798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.03% 30.01% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1283 1422 1421
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 16
Average hourly rate £19.72 £41.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% -69.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 15 (83.33%) Hadoop
2 13 (72.22%) Java
3 12 (66.67%) Big Data
4 10 (55.56%) MapReduce
5 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (38.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (38.89%) Apache Hive
6 7 (38.89%) HDFS
7 6 (33.33%) RESTful
7 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 5 (27.78%) Impala
8 5 (27.78%) Cascading
8 5 (27.78%) REST
8 5 (27.78%) Apache Flume
8 5 (27.78%) Analytics
9 4 (22.22%) Apache Pig
9 4 (22.22%) Oozie
9 4 (22.22%) Scala
9 4 (22.22%) TDD
9 4 (22.22%) Banking
10 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark
10 3 (16.67%) Spring
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 3 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) Akka
10 3 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (16.67%) Open Source
11 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (22.22%) Apache Pig
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 3 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (83.33%) Hadoop
2 12 (66.67%) Big Data
3 7 (38.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (38.89%) Apache Hive
4 5 (27.78%) Impala
5 2 (11.11%) HBase
5 2 (11.11%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (5.56%) MySQL
6 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.56%) OrientDB
6 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Hadoop Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) RESTful
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) Cascading
2 5 (27.78%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) Spring
3 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 3 (16.67%) Akka
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (11.11%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (5.56%) spray
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) MapReduce
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
6 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 2 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.56%) Straight-Through Processing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (5.56%) Complex Event Processing
7 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) Scala
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) C++
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) HDFS
2 5 (27.78%) Apache Flume
3 1 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Oozie
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau