The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 523 552 541
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing Kafka 57 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.040% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.15% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 12 1
Average daily rate
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£513 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13840 13614 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 27.45% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9109 9019 7587
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 201 348
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Kafka Jobs Demand Trend in England

Kafka
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Kafka Daily Rate Trend in England

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Kafka across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in England

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 34 £563 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire - 17 £400 -
North West -19 5 £438 +9.37% 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
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Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 57 (66.28%) Java
2 56 (65.12%) Hadoop
3 47 (54.65%) Big Data
4 44 (51.16%) Apache Hive
4 44 (51.16%) MapReduce
5 38 (44.19%) HDFS
6 37 (43.02%) Apache Spark
7 36 (41.86%) Scala
8 35 (40.70%) MongoDB
9 32 (37.21%) HBase
10 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (33.72%) Linux
11 29 (33.72%) Hadoop YARN
12 28 (32.56%) Cascading
13 26 (30.23%) Impala
14 25 (29.07%) NoSQL
15 24 (27.91%) Apache Pig
16 23 (26.74%) DevOps
17 22 (25.58%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (24.42%) RabbitMQ
19 20 (23.26%) Docker
20 19 (22.09%) Python
21 17 (19.77%) Puppet
22 16 (18.60%) R
22 16 (18.60%) Splunk
23 15 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
23 15 (17.44%) Salt
23 15 (17.44%) Graphite
23 15 (17.44%) Microservices
23 15 (17.44%) CouchDB

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 37 (43.02%) Apache Spark
2 24 (27.91%) Apache Pig
3 5 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Network Security
2 2 (2.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (65.12%) Hadoop
2 47 (54.65%) Big Data
3 44 (51.16%) Apache Hive
4 35 (40.70%) MongoDB
5 32 (37.21%) HBase
6 26 (30.23%) Impala
7 25 (29.07%) NoSQL
8 22 (25.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (17.44%) CouchDB
10 9 (10.47%) OrientDB
11 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
12 6 (6.98%) Sqoop
13 5 (5.81%) MySQL
14 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
15 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (2.33%) Couchbase
16 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
17 1 (1.16%) OpenTSDB
17 1 (1.16%) Triplestore
17 1 (1.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
1 12 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.16%) JUnit
2 1 (1.16%) Subversion
2 1 (1.16%) Maven
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (16.28%) Banking
2 10 (11.63%) Finance
3 9 (10.47%) Games
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (52.33%) Developer
2 31 (36.05%) Hadoop Developer
3 20 (23.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Big Data Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Java Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Architect
7 9 (10.47%) Lead Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Administrator
9 6 (6.98%) Hadoop Administrator
10 5 (5.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Scala Developer
11 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Data Architect
11 2 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.33%) Senior Developer
12 1 (1.16%) Principle Engineer
12 1 (1.16%) Programmer
12 1 (1.16%) Technical Architect
12 1 (1.16%) Systems Administrator
12 1 (1.16%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.56%) Cascading
2 21 (24.42%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (16.28%) Web Services
4 11 (12.79%) RESTful
4 11 (12.79%) Akka
5 9 (10.47%) REST
6 6 (6.98%) Spring
7 4 (4.65%) Apache Avro
7 4 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.49%) SOAP
8 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.33%) ZeroMQ
9 2 (2.33%) Spark Streaming
9 2 (2.33%) JSON
9 2 (2.33%) Java RMI
9 2 (2.33%) XML-RPC
9 2 (2.33%) JDBC
9 2 (2.33%) XML
10 1 (1.16%) JMS
10 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Private Cloud
1 8 (9.30%) Open Source
2 4 (4.65%) Online Games
3 3 (3.49%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.33%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) Grid Computing
4 2 (2.33%) DTV
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Linux
2 14 (16.28%) CentOS
2 14 (16.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.16%) MapReduce
2 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.74%) DevOps
4 15 (17.44%) Microservices
5 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
5 10 (11.63%) OO
6 9 (10.47%) TDD
6 9 (10.47%) Data Management
7 8 (9.30%) Analytics
7 8 (9.30%) OOP
8 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.14%) Scrum
9 6 (6.98%) BDD
9 6 (6.98%) Multithreading
9 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.65%) Functional Programming
11 4 (4.65%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.49%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 57 (66.28%) Java
2 36 (41.86%) Scala
3 19 (22.09%) Python
4 16 (18.60%) R
5 15 (17.44%) SQL
6 9 (10.47%) Bash Shell
7 7 (8.14%) Ruby
8 5 (5.81%) Go
9 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (1.16%) Haskell
11 1 (1.16%) Groovy
11 1 (1.16%) Spark SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) PhD
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (44.19%) HDFS
2 20 (23.26%) Docker
3 9 (10.47%) Apache Flume
4 5 (5.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 29 (33.72%) Hadoop YARN
2 17 (19.77%) Puppet
3 15 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (17.44%) Salt
3 15 (17.44%) Graphite
4 9 (10.47%) Oozie
5 5 (5.81%) Ansible
6 2 (2.33%) Ambari
6 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.33%) Munin
6 2 (2.33%) OpenView
6 2 (2.33%) Nagios
7 1 (1.16%) Cacti
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Splunk
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) Cloudera
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) Tableau
4 2 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco
5 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) NetApp
5 1 (1.16%) Vertica
5 1 (1.16%) Hortonworks
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago