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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 378 390 383
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Kafka 36 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.051% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.17% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 1
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£575 £505 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.18%
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 - - -
Kafka
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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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6802 6972 6277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.45% 29.90% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4835 5033 4563
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £557 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 66
Average hourly rate £22.18 £43.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.41% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
City of London +16 12 £575 +4.54% 4
Hammersmith - 2 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Kafka
England

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 56 (88.89%) Hadoop
2 48 (76.19%) Big Data
3 44 (69.84%) MapReduce
4 42 (66.67%) Apache Hive
5 38 (60.32%) HDFS
6 37 (58.73%) Java
7 35 (55.56%) Apache Spark
8 30 (47.62%) HBase
8 30 (47.62%) Scala
9 29 (46.03%) Hadoop YARN
10 28 (44.44%) Cascading
11 25 (39.68%) Impala
11 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (38.10%) Apache Pig
13 22 (34.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (26.98%) NoSQL
14 17 (26.98%) Python
15 15 (23.81%) R
16 14 (22.22%) Banking
17 13 (20.63%) MongoDB
17 13 (20.63%) Web Services
18 11 (17.46%) Akka
18 11 (17.46%) Finance
18 11 (17.46%) RESTful
19 10 (15.87%) REST
19 10 (15.87%) OO
19 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
20 9 (14.29%) Oozie
20 9 (14.29%) Analytics
20 9 (14.29%) OrientDB

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 35 (55.56%) Apache Spark
2 24 (38.10%) Apache Pig
3 6 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (88.89%) Hadoop
2 48 (76.19%) Big Data
3 42 (66.67%) Apache Hive
4 30 (47.62%) HBase
5 25 (39.68%) Impala
6 22 (34.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (26.98%) NoSQL
8 13 (20.63%) MongoDB
9 9 (14.29%) OrientDB
10 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
11 4 (6.35%) Sqoop
11 4 (6.35%) MySQL
11 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
12 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (3.17%) Redis
12 2 (3.17%) OpenTSDB
13 1 (1.59%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Maven
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) JUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 14 (22.22%) Banking
2 11 (17.46%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Games
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Front Office
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Developer
2 31 (49.21%) Hadoop Developer
3 13 (20.63%) Big Data Developer
4 11 (17.46%) Java Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Lead Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Architect
7 6 (9.52%) Administrator
7 6 (9.52%) Hadoop Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Principle Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Programmer
9 1 (1.59%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Data Scientist
9 1 (1.59%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (44.44%) Cascading
2 13 (20.63%) Web Services
3 11 (17.46%) RESTful
3 11 (17.46%) Akka
4 10 (15.87%) REST
5 6 (9.52%) Spring
6 4 (6.35%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (4.76%) JSON
7 3 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (4.76%) Apache Avro
7 3 (4.76%) SOAP
7 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.17%) Java RMI
8 2 (3.17%) XML-RPC
8 2 (3.17%) XML
8 2 (3.17%) JDBC
8 2 (3.17%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (1.59%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.59%) Drools
9 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.17%) DTV
2 2 (3.17%) Replication
2 2 (3.17%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) UNIX
3 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) MapReduce
2 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.87%) OO
3 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.29%) Analytics
5 8 (12.70%) TDD
5 8 (12.70%) Scrum
5 8 (12.70%) OOP
6 6 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 6 (9.52%) BDD
6 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.35%) DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) Functional Programming
9 3 (4.76%) Software Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Low Latency
9 3 (4.76%) Customer Insight
9 3 (4.76%) Microservices
9 3 (4.76%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 37 (58.73%) Java
2 30 (47.62%) Scala
3 17 (26.98%) Python
4 15 (23.81%) R
5 7 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby
8 1 (1.59%) Haskell
8 1 (1.59%) Groovy
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) PhD
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (60.32%) HDFS
2 9 (14.29%) Apache Flume
3 3 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 29 (46.03%) Hadoop YARN
2 9 (14.29%) Oozie
3 2 (3.17%) Ambari
3 2 (3.17%) Munin
3 2 (3.17%) OpenView
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.17%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.59%) Cacti
4 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.17%) Tableau
3 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) NetApp
4 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.59%) Splunk
4 1 (1.59%) Vertica
4 1 (1.59%) Hortonworks