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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 144 187 201
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +14
Contract jobs citing Kafka 13 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.18% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 0.62% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £92.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Kafka
London

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
1131 1615 1774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 33.76% 29.47% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 1309 1382
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £19.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 23 (76.67%) Java
2 18 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (53.33%) Scala
4 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (46.67%) Big Data
6 12 (40.00%) Hadoop
7 11 (36.67%) BDD
8 10 (33.33%) TDD
8 10 (33.33%) Akka
9 9 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 8 (26.67%) Scrum
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
10 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
11 7 (23.33%) Apache Spark
11 7 (23.33%) XML
11 7 (23.33%) QA
11 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
11 7 (23.33%) Node.js
11 7 (23.33%) HBase
12 6 (20.00%) REST
12 6 (20.00%) Analytics
12 6 (20.00%) Kanban
12 6 (20.00%) Banking
12 6 (20.00%) Unix
12 6 (20.00%) Linux
12 6 (20.00%) Python
12 6 (20.00%) Web Services
13 5 (16.67%) IntelliJ

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (23.33%) Apache Spark
1 7 (23.33%) Node.js
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Pig
3 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (10.00%) Jetty
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) GitHub
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 14 (46.67%) Big Data
3 12 (40.00%) Hadoop
4 7 (23.33%) HBase
4 7 (23.33%) NoSQL
5 5 (16.67%) Apache Hive
5 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 3 (10.00%) MySQL
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Maven
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) Gradle
3 4 (13.33%) JUnit
3 4 (13.33%) Mockito
4 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 3 (10.00%) Subversion
4 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.67%) GitLab
5 2 (6.67%) TestNG
6 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Front Office
5 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Scala Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Java Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Big Data Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Big Data Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Cassandra Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Core Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Data Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Akka
2 9 (30.00%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (23.33%) XML
4 6 (20.00%) REST
4 6 (20.00%) Web Services
5 5 (16.67%) SOAP
6 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (13.33%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) Dropwizard
6 4 (13.33%) HTML
6 4 (13.33%) J2EE
6 4 (13.33%) JDBC
6 4 (13.33%) Spring
7 3 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (10.00%) JSON
7 3 (10.00%) Regular Expression
8 2 (6.67%) Apache Axis
8 2 (6.67%) JMS
8 2 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.67%) Life Science
1 2 (6.67%) Social Network
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Derivative
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
1 6 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (13.33%) Android
2 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) BDD
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
4 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (26.67%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.00%) Analytics
6 6 (20.00%) Kanban
7 4 (13.33%) OO
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source
8 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.00%) MapReduce
8 3 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.67%) Big Data Analytics
9 2 (6.67%) Competitive Intelligence
9 2 (6.67%) Data Analytics
9 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
9 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) Scala
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Clojure
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Flume
3 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Mesos
2 2 (6.67%) Ambari
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Oozie
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
1 3 (10.00%) Splunk
2 2 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) DataSynapse
3 1 (3.33%) TIBCO