The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 317 385 405
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +20
Contract jobs citing Kafka 91 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.14% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.37% 0.47% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 27 2
Average daily rate £550 £625 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +85.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £434 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £550 £400
% change year-on-year
-28.18% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Kafka
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6644 6332 6493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.37% 29.86% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4952 4713 4609
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 54
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -21.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Kafka Jobs Demand Trend in London

Kafka
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Kafka Daily Rate Trend in London

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Kafka across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in London

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +43 15 £450 -12.19% 7
Southwark - 2 £250 -
Kafka
England

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 149 (66.82%) Java
2 136 (60.99%) Big Data
3 130 (58.30%) Hadoop
4 117 (52.47%) Apache Spark
5 110 (49.33%) Scala
6 89 (39.91%) Apache Hive
7 83 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (31.84%) Python
9 67 (30.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (27.80%) TDD
11 60 (26.91%) Linux
12 57 (25.56%) NoSQL
13 52 (23.32%) Amazon AWS
14 48 (21.52%) HDFS
15 47 (21.08%) HBase
16 44 (19.73%) BDD
17 39 (17.49%) Scrum
18 38 (17.04%) DevOps
19 37 (16.59%) Apache Flume
19 37 (16.59%) SQL
20 36 (16.14%) Node.js
20 36 (16.14%) MapReduce
21 35 (15.70%) MongoDB
22 33 (14.80%) Oozie
23 32 (14.35%) Apache Pig
23 32 (14.35%) Open Source
23 32 (14.35%) Apache
23 32 (14.35%) Banking
24 31 (13.90%) Web Services
24 31 (13.90%) Cloudera

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 117 (52.47%) Apache Spark
2 36 (16.14%) Node.js
3 32 (14.35%) Apache
3 32 (14.35%) Apache Pig
4 22 (9.87%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.48%) Jetty
6 7 (3.14%) JBoss
7 5 (2.24%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.35%) Confluence
8 3 (1.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.90%) Mule
10 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.45%) IIS
10 1 (0.45%) Lightstreamer
10 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 52 (23.32%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.17%) GitHub
3 12 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.79%) Google Compute Engine
5 3 (1.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.38%) HTTP
2 11 (4.93%) Internet
3 8 (3.59%) Kerberos
4 6 (2.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.35%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.90%) LDAP
7 1 (0.45%) DNS
7 1 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (60.99%) Big Data
2 130 (58.30%) Hadoop
3 89 (39.91%) Apache Hive
4 67 (30.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 57 (25.56%) NoSQL
6 47 (21.08%) HBase
7 35 (15.70%) MongoDB
8 28 (12.56%) MySQL
9 21 (9.42%) Parquet
10 19 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (7.17%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (5.38%) Impala
14 10 (4.48%) Relational Database
14 10 (4.48%) SQL Server
14 10 (4.48%) Sqoop
15 7 (3.14%) Neo4j
16 6 (2.69%) OLAP
16 6 (2.69%) OLTP
16 6 (2.69%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 22 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.97%) Jenkins
3 18 (8.07%) JUnit
4 15 (6.73%) IntelliJ
5 10 (4.48%) Gradle
6 9 (4.04%) Log4j
6 9 (4.04%) Mercurial
6 9 (4.04%) Subversion
7 8 (3.59%) Mockito
8 7 (3.14%) Artifactory
8 7 (3.14%) JIRA
9 6 (2.69%) Maven
10 5 (2.24%) Jasmine
10 5 (2.24%) Selenium
11 4 (1.79%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.35%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.90%) RSpec
14 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 32 (14.35%) Banking
2 21 (9.42%) Finance
3 10 (4.48%) Games
4 8 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.79%) Publishing
6 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) International Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (47.09%) Developer
2 54 (24.22%) Java Developer
3 32 (14.35%) Big Data Engineer
4 30 (13.45%) Architect
5 27 (12.11%) Big Data Developer
6 24 (10.76%) Hadoop Developer
7 22 (9.87%) Hadoop Engineer
8 19 (8.52%) Scala Developer
9 16 (7.17%) Big Data Architect
10 15 (6.73%) Data Architect
10 15 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (6.28%) Agile Developer
12 13 (5.83%) Agile Java Developer
13 12 (5.38%) NoSQL Developer
14 9 (4.04%) Administrator
14 9 (4.04%) Hadoop Administrator
15 8 (3.59%) Hadoop Architect
15 8 (3.59%) Java Scala Developer
15 8 (3.59%) Python Developer
16 7 (3.14%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.90%) Web Services
2 28 (12.56%) Akka
2 28 (12.56%) RabbitMQ
3 26 (11.66%) Spring
4 23 (10.31%) RESTful
5 20 (8.97%) AngularJS
5 20 (8.97%) Apache Avro
6 18 (8.07%) XML
7 14 (6.28%) JSON
8 13 (5.83%) SOAP
9 12 (5.38%) CSS
9 12 (5.38%) Hibernate
9 12 (5.38%) REST
10 10 (4.48%) D3.js
11 9 (4.04%) Apache Commons
11 9 (4.04%) Guava
11 9 (4.04%) Guice
11 9 (4.04%) J2EE
11 9 (4.04%) Spring Boot
12 8 (3.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.04%) Cryptography
1 9 (4.04%) Data Integration
1 9 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (0.90%) Internet of Things
4 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (0.90%) Replication
5 1 (0.45%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.45%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.45%) Clustering
5 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.45%) Social Media
5 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.91%) Linux
2 28 (12.56%) Unix
3 10 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.04%) CentOS
4 9 (4.04%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.79%) Android
5 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.22%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (27.80%) TDD
3 44 (19.73%) BDD
4 39 (17.49%) Scrum
5 38 (17.04%) DevOps
6 36 (16.14%) MapReduce
7 32 (14.35%) Open Source
8 21 (9.42%) Analytics
9 19 (8.52%) Kanban
9 19 (8.52%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (7.17%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.17%) UML
12 15 (6.73%) Data Modelling
12 15 (6.73%) Pair Programming
13 14 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.83%) Microservices
14 13 (5.83%) OO
15 12 (5.38%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 149 (66.82%) Java
2 110 (49.33%) Scala
3 71 (31.84%) Python
4 37 (16.59%) SQL
5 26 (11.66%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.42%) Ruby
7 17 (7.62%) PHP
8 16 (7.17%) Go
9 14 (6.28%) Perl
10 9 (4.04%) Clojure
11 6 (2.69%) ES6
11 6 (2.69%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.24%) Erlang
13 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.79%) R
14 3 (1.35%) C++
15 2 (0.90%) C#
15 2 (0.90%) Groovy
16 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (21.52%) HDFS
2 37 (16.59%) Apache Flume
3 24 (10.76%) Docker
4 23 (10.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.35%) Varnish
6 1 (0.45%) Snort
6 1 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 33 (14.80%) Oozie
2 26 (11.66%) Puppet
3 20 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (8.52%) Ambari
4 19 (8.52%) Hadoop YARN
5 17 (7.62%) Ansible
6 11 (4.93%) Kubernetes
7 7 (3.14%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.79%) Mesos
8 4 (1.79%) Nagios
9 1 (0.45%) collectd
9 1 (0.45%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.45%) Grafana
9 1 (0.45%) Graphite
9 1 (0.45%) logstash
9 1 (0.45%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.45%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.45%) Riemann
9 1 (0.45%) Salt
9 1 (0.45%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (13.90%) Cloudera
2 21 (9.42%) Google
3 17 (7.62%) Splunk
4 13 (5.83%) Hortonworks
4 13 (5.83%) MapR
5 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.04%) Oracle
7 5 (2.24%) Teradata
8 4 (1.79%) IBM
8 4 (1.79%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.35%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.35%) Tableau
9 3 (1.35%) Vertica
10 2 (0.90%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.90%) Netezza
11 1 (0.45%) Akamai
11 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.45%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.45%) Terracotta
11 1 (0.45%) Zend
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