The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Kafka
Rank 604 575 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs citing Kafka 14 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.021% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.089% 0.072% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Kafka Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Kafka
Daily Rate Trend

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

Kafka Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Kafka
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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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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
England -28 12 £475 - 9
London -9 11 £550 +15.78% 7
City of London - 3 - -
East of England - 1 £375 -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 53 (86.89%) Hadoop
2 50 (81.97%) Java
3 36 (59.02%) Big Data
4 30 (49.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 29 (47.54%) Apache Hive
6 26 (42.62%) Scala
7 22 (36.07%) MapReduce
8 20 (32.79%) HBase
8 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (32.79%) Cascading
9 16 (26.23%) XML
9 16 (26.23%) Spring
10 15 (24.59%) Apache Pig
10 15 (24.59%) Oozie
11 14 (22.95%) Apache Spark
11 14 (22.95%) NoSQL
11 14 (22.95%) Complex Event Processing
12 13 (21.31%) TDD
13 12 (19.67%) Python
13 12 (19.67%) HDFS
14 11 (18.03%) Linux
14 11 (18.03%) Scrum
15 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
15 10 (16.39%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (16.39%) Impala
16 9 (14.75%) Redis
16 9 (14.75%) MongoDB
16 9 (14.75%) JIRA
16 9 (14.75%) Finance
17 8 (13.11%) ETL

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (24.59%) Apache Pig
2 14 (22.95%) Apache Spark
3 8 (13.11%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (11.48%) Apache
5 6 (9.84%) Confluence
6 4 (6.56%) Node.js
7 3 (4.92%) Apache Solr
8 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (3.28%) Liferay
9 1 (1.64%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (4.92%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) LDAP
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (86.89%) Hadoop
2 36 (59.02%) Big Data
3 30 (49.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (47.54%) Apache Hive
5 20 (32.79%) HBase
6 14 (22.95%) NoSQL
7 10 (16.39%) Impala
8 9 (14.75%) MongoDB
8 9 (14.75%) Redis
9 6 (9.84%) Apache Accumulo
10 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
11 3 (4.92%) MySQL
11 3 (4.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (4.92%) Voldemort
11 3 (4.92%) BigTable
12 2 (3.28%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
12 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
2 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.28%) JUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Marketing
3 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Front Office
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (78.69%) Developer
2 19 (31.15%) Java Developer
3 15 (24.59%) Hadoop Developer
4 10 (16.39%) Big Data Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Big Data Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Applications Developer
7 1 (1.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (1.64%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (1.64%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Real Time Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (1.64%) iOS Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) Cascading
2 16 (26.23%) XML
2 16 (26.23%) Spring
3 10 (16.39%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (11.48%) JSON
5 6 (9.84%) Swing
5 6 (9.84%) XSD
5 6 (9.84%) HTML
5 6 (9.84%) Apache Avro
6 4 (6.56%) Akka
6 4 (6.56%) REST
6 4 (6.56%) Play Framework
6 4 (6.56%) CSS
7 3 (4.92%) J2EE
8 2 (3.28%) ODBC
8 2 (3.28%) JDBC
8 2 (3.28%) SOAP
8 2 (3.28%) Web Services
8 2 (3.28%) WSDL
8 2 (3.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Derivative
1 3 (4.92%) Open Source
1 3 (4.92%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Market Risk
2 2 (3.28%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) MapReduce
2 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.95%) Complex Event Processing
4 13 (21.31%) TDD
5 11 (18.03%) Scrum
6 10 (16.39%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.11%) ETL
8 7 (11.48%) Kanban
9 6 (9.84%) BDD
9 6 (9.84%) Data Security
10 4 (6.56%) OO
10 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
10 4 (6.56%) Big Data Analytics
10 4 (6.56%) Analytics
11 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.28%) Domain-Driven Design
12 2 (3.28%) Dependency Injection
12 2 (3.28%) High Availability
12 2 (3.28%) CQRS
12 2 (3.28%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (81.97%) Java
2 26 (42.62%) Scala
3 12 (19.67%) Python
4 7 (11.48%) Ruby
5 6 (9.84%) SQL
6 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.56%) Groovy
8 3 (4.92%) Clojure
8 3 (4.92%) PHP
9 2 (3.28%) C++
9 2 (3.28%) PHP5
10 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) HDFS
2 8 (13.11%) Apache Flume
3 3 (4.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (3.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) Oozie
2 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.20%) Puppet
4 3 (4.92%) Ansible
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (1.64%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) Informatica
2 1 (1.64%) F5
2 1 (1.64%) Talend
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