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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 553 557 529
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs citing Kafka 34 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.018% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.065% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 1
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£625 £388 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -29.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -
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
14092 13775 12340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.14% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9244 8596 7738
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 264 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £15.98 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 March 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 15 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 3 March 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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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 +18 34 £625 +61.29% 20
London +37 32 £625 +78.57% 13
City of London +14 6 £550 +25.71% 2
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 4
South East - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Chester - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 47 (92.16%) Hadoop
2 41 (80.39%) Big Data
3 37 (72.55%) Apache Spark
4 36 (70.59%) Java
5 31 (60.78%) HBase
6 30 (58.82%) Apache Hive
6 30 (58.82%) HDFS
7 29 (56.86%) MapReduce
8 28 (54.90%) Scala
9 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (47.06%) Hadoop YARN
11 22 (43.14%) Python
12 18 (35.29%) Cascading
13 17 (33.33%) Impala
14 16 (31.37%) NoSQL
15 15 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (29.41%) Apache Pig
16 12 (23.53%) MongoDB
17 11 (21.57%) R
17 11 (21.57%) Analytics
17 11 (21.57%) Banking
17 11 (21.57%) Linux
17 11 (21.57%) Finance
17 11 (21.57%) Akka
18 10 (19.61%) OO
19 9 (17.65%) Oracle
19 9 (17.65%) JSON
19 9 (17.65%) OrientDB
19 9 (17.65%) Apache Avro
19 9 (17.65%) Mentoring

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 37 (72.55%) Apache Spark
2 15 (29.41%) Apache Pig
3 7 (13.73%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (9.80%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (92.16%) Hadoop
2 41 (80.39%) Big Data
3 31 (60.78%) HBase
4 30 (58.82%) Apache Hive
5 17 (33.33%) Impala
6 16 (31.37%) NoSQL
7 15 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (23.53%) MongoDB
9 9 (17.65%) OrientDB
10 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
10 5 (9.80%) Sqoop
11 4 (7.84%) MySQL
12 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
12 3 (5.88%) Redis
13 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (3.92%) OpenTSDB
14 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (1.96%) Voldemort
14 1 (1.96%) BigTable
14 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) Maven
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
1 11 (21.57%) Banking
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) Hadoop Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Big Data Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Architect
4 7 (13.73%) Lead Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Administrator
5 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Hadoop Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Scala Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Java Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) iOS Developer
8 1 (1.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Java Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Lead Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Principle Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) Cascading
2 11 (21.57%) Akka
3 9 (17.65%) JSON
3 9 (17.65%) Apache Avro
4 8 (15.69%) XML
5 7 (13.73%) REST
6 6 (11.76%) Web Services
7 5 (9.80%) Spring
8 4 (7.84%) RESTful
9 3 (5.88%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.88%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (3.92%) JDBC
10 2 (3.92%) SOAP
10 2 (3.92%) Java RMI
10 2 (3.92%) Middleware
10 2 (3.92%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (3.92%) XML-RPC
11 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Open Source
2 2 (3.92%) Grid Computing
2 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) UNIX
3 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) MapReduce
2 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.57%) Analytics
4 10 (19.61%) OO
5 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 8 (15.69%) OOP
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 6 (11.76%) ETL
8 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (11.76%) TDD
9 5 (9.80%) Multithreading
9 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.84%) Big Data Analytics
10 4 (7.84%) Functional Programming
11 3 (5.88%) Customer Insight
12 2 (3.92%) Data Analytics
12 2 (3.92%) Microservices
12 2 (3.92%) Low Latency
12 2 (3.92%) BDD
12 2 (3.92%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (70.59%) Java
2 28 (54.90%) Scala
3 22 (43.14%) Python
4 11 (21.57%) R
5 6 (11.76%) SQL
6 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Haskell
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) PhD
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (58.82%) HDFS
2 7 (13.73%) Apache Flume
3 5 (9.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (47.06%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (3.92%) OpenView
2 2 (3.92%) Nagios
2 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
2 2 (3.92%) Munin
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Ambari
2 2 (3.92%) Oozie
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) Mesos
3 1 (1.96%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) NetApp
4 1 (1.96%) Splunk
4 1 (1.96%) Tableau
4 1 (1.96%) Vertica
4 1 (1.96%) Hortonworks
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