The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Kafka
England / London
Rank 166 316 389
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +73
Contract jobs citing Kafka 293 96 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 0.47% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.33% 1.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 82 22
Median daily rate £550 £575 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £431 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £676 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £550
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6765 6646 6372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.71% 32.19% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4968 4780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +27.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 45 £525 -4.54% 4
Canary Wharf - 7 £575 -
Croydon - 2 £463 -
Westminster - 2 £493 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Kafka
England

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 403 (68.42%) Java
2 350 (59.42%) Hadoop
3 329 (55.86%) Apache Spark
4 318 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (51.27%) Big Data
6 276 (46.86%) Scala
7 231 (39.22%) Python
8 201 (34.13%) Apache Hive
9 179 (30.39%) TDD
10 144 (24.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 135 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
12 118 (20.03%) BDD
13 115 (19.52%) Elasticsearch
14 114 (19.35%) Microservices
15 113 (19.19%) NoSQL
16 112 (19.02%) Spring
17 110 (18.68%) Git (software)
18 108 (18.34%) DevOps
19 104 (17.66%) SQL
20 103 (17.49%) Finance
21 102 (17.32%) Docker
22 101 (17.15%) Scrum
23 99 (16.81%) Jenkins
24 98 (16.64%) R
25 93 (15.79%) Banking
26 89 (15.11%) Linux
27 88 (14.94%) Akka
28 87 (14.77%) Apache
29 85 (14.43%) Pair Programming
30 83 (14.09%) Relational Database

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 329 (55.86%) Apache Spark
2 115 (19.52%) Elasticsearch
3 87 (14.77%) Apache
4 46 (7.81%) Apache Pig
5 31 (5.26%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.85%) Jetty
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.68%) SAS
7 4 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.51%) Confluence
8 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.34%) GemFire
9 2 (0.34%) WildFly
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) WebORB
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) SPSS
2 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.17%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Unica
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 135 (22.92%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (4.58%) Amazon Kinesis
5 23 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (3.40%) Amazon EMR
7 17 (2.89%) Amazon S3
8 12 (2.04%) GitHub
9 10 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.85%) PaaS
11 2 (0.34%) Akamai
11 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.51%) HTTP
2 43 (7.30%) MQTT
3 37 (6.28%) RTSP
4 8 (1.36%) Internet
5 7 (1.19%) Kerberos
6 6 (1.02%) DNS
7 3 (0.51%) LDAP
8 2 (0.34%) Firewall
8 2 (0.34%) SSL
8 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.17%) BGP
9 1 (0.17%) MPLS
9 1 (0.17%) RTP
9 1 (0.17%) STUN
9 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (59.42%) Hadoop
2 302 (51.27%) Big Data
3 201 (34.13%) Apache Hive
4 144 (24.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 113 (19.19%) NoSQL
6 83 (14.09%) Relational Database
7 80 (13.58%) PostgreSQL
8 74 (12.56%) HBase
9 59 (10.02%) MongoDB
10 45 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (6.79%) Sqoop
12 38 (6.45%) Impala
12 38 (6.45%) MySQL
13 36 (6.11%) RDBMS
14 33 (5.60%) Flink
15 28 (4.75%) Neo4j
15 28 (4.75%) Redis
16 25 (4.24%) Parquet
17 23 (3.90%) Data Lake
18 21 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 110 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 99 (16.81%) Jenkins
3 54 (9.17%) JIRA
4 48 (8.15%) Maven
5 23 (3.90%) WebDriver
6 17 (2.89%) Selenium
7 16 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.70%) CasperJS
8 10 (1.70%) PhantomJS
8 10 (1.70%) Subversion
8 10 (1.70%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (1.02%) ERwin
10 5 (0.85%) Ant
10 5 (0.85%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.85%) GoCD
10 5 (0.85%) Gradle
10 5 (0.85%) Hudson
10 5 (0.85%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.85%) NUnit
10 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (17.49%) Finance
2 93 (15.79%) Banking
3 37 (6.28%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.58%) Retail
5 26 (4.41%) Front Office
6 19 (3.23%) Marketing
7 9 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.02%) Advertising
8 6 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.68%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Legal
10 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 293 (49.75%) Developer
2 188 (31.92%) Java Developer
3 100 (16.98%) Data Engineer
4 94 (15.96%) Scala Developer
5 79 (13.41%) Big Data Developer
6 71 (12.05%) Architect
6 71 (12.05%) Senior Developer
7 65 (11.04%) Big Data Engineer
8 63 (10.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 51 (8.66%) Apache Spark Developer
10 44 (7.47%) Java Scala Developer
11 36 (6.11%) Data Architect
12 34 (5.77%) Hadoop Engineer
13 31 (5.26%) Agile Developer
14 30 (5.09%) Agile Java Developer
15 28 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (4.58%) Hadoop Developer
17 24 (4.07%) Big Data Architect
18 23 (3.90%) AWS Developer
19 22 (3.74%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (19.02%) Spring
2 88 (14.94%) Akka
3 78 (13.24%) REST
4 73 (12.39%) JSON
5 56 (9.51%) Spark Streaming
6 44 (7.47%) Apache Avro
6 44 (7.47%) Node.js
7 42 (7.13%) Hibernate
8 41 (6.96%) Protocol Buffers
9 38 (6.45%) JMS
9 38 (6.45%) Web Services
10 34 (5.77%) Play Framework
10 34 (5.77%) SOAP
11 33 (5.60%) ActiveMQ
12 32 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
12 32 (5.43%) XML
13 31 (5.26%) Samza
14 30 (5.09%) AngularJS
15 28 (4.75%) HTML
16 25 (4.24%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.13%) Statistics
2 37 (6.28%) Video on Demand
3 36 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.60%) Public Cloud
5 30 (5.09%) Algorithms
6 29 (4.92%) Data Structures
7 23 (3.90%) Data Integration
8 15 (2.55%) Streaming Video
9 12 (2.04%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.70%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.70%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.53%) Fintech
11 9 (1.53%) User Experience
12 8 (1.36%) EPoS
13 7 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.19%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 5 (0.85%) Physics
15 4 (0.68%) Mobile App
16 3 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 89 (15.11%) Linux
2 39 (6.62%) Unix
3 22 (3.74%) Windows
4 15 (2.55%) Android
4 15 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.70%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.53%) CentOS
7 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (30.39%) TDD
3 118 (20.03%) BDD
4 114 (19.35%) Microservices
5 108 (18.34%) DevOps
6 101 (17.15%) Scrum
7 85 (14.43%) Pair Programming
8 59 (10.02%) MapReduce
9 55 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (8.83%) Open Source
11 49 (8.32%) ETL
12 43 (7.30%) Software Engineering
13 42 (7.13%) Analytics
13 42 (7.13%) High Availability
13 42 (7.13%) Machine Learning
14 39 (6.62%) SOA
15 36 (6.11%) Kanban
16 33 (5.60%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (5.43%) Data Ingestion
17 32 (5.43%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 403 (68.42%) Java
2 276 (46.86%) Scala
3 231 (39.22%) Python
4 104 (17.66%) SQL
5 98 (16.64%) R
6 58 (9.85%) JavaScript
7 41 (6.96%) C
8 31 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 29 (4.92%) Perl
10 19 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.38%) Clojure
12 13 (2.21%) C#
13 10 (1.70%) XPath
14 9 (1.53%) MATLAB
14 9 (1.53%) Ruby
15 7 (1.19%) C++
15 7 (1.19%) ES6
15 7 (1.19%) PHP
16 6 (1.02%) Go
17 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (3.40%) Degree
2 15 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.68%) PhD
5 3 (0.51%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.34%) RHCE
7 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.38%) QA
2 9 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.51%) FATCA
3 3 (0.51%) SDET
4 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 102 (17.32%) Docker
2 73 (12.39%) HDFS
3 58 (9.85%) Apache Flume
4 25 (4.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.51%) Snort
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) etcd
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.17%) vCloud
7 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 54 (9.17%) Hadoop YARN
2 42 (7.13%) Ansible
3 32 (5.43%) Puppet
4 17 (2.89%) Oozie
5 16 (2.72%) Kibana
6 14 (2.38%) logstash
6 14 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.21%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.87%) Terraform
9 9 (1.53%) Mesos
10 8 (1.36%) Marathon
11 7 (1.19%) Nagios
12 6 (1.02%) Ambari
13 3 (0.51%) OSSEC
14 2 (0.34%) FreeIPA
14 2 (0.34%) Grafana
14 2 (0.34%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.34%) Rancher
15 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 38 (6.45%) Hortonworks
2 31 (5.26%) Oracle
3 22 (3.74%) Teradata
4 20 (3.40%) Cloudera
4 20 (3.40%) IBM
5 13 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.70%) Tableau
7 10 (1.70%) Talend
8 9 (1.53%) Microsoft
9 8 (1.36%) Informatica
10 7 (1.19%) Google
11 5 (0.85%) Splunk
11 5 (0.85%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.85%) Twilio
12 4 (0.68%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.68%) New Relic
12 4 (0.68%) SAP
12 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
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