The table below looks at the statistics for Kafka skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 507 596 590
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -6
Contract jobs citing Kafka 155 67 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.12% 0.088%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 42 24
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £404 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £695 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
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 across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15731 15665 15106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.22% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11012 10559 9742
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 228 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

Kafka
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Kafka as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +93 142 £500 -4.76% 50
London +69 112 £525 -4.54% 31
Dorset - 13 £325 -
South West - 13 £325 - 5
Bournemouth - 13 £325 -
South Wales - 12 £450 -
Cardiff - 12 £450 -
Wales - 12 £450 -
Suffolk - 9 £375 - 1
East of England - 9 £375 - 2
Ipswich - 8 £375 - 1
City of London +48 7 £550 +22.22% 3
South East +15 6 £425 +9.67% 9
Croydon -15 5 £463 -7.50%
Yorkshire -13 2 £413 -10.81% 1
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 2
Leeds - 2 £413 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £413 - 1
Guildford +2 1 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands +1 1 £425 -
Surrey -11 1 £425 +9.67% 1
Redhill - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Twickenham - 1 £500 -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 with a requirement for Kafka.

1 218 (67.49%) Java
2 166 (51.39%) Apache Spark
3 164 (50.77%) Big Data
4 161 (49.85%) Hadoop
5 156 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (43.96%) Scala
7 124 (38.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 105 (32.51%) NoSQL
9 92 (28.48%) TDD
10 90 (27.86%) Scrum
11 84 (26.01%) Apache Hive
11 84 (26.01%) HBase
12 76 (23.53%) Docker
13 69 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
14 68 (21.05%) Python
15 64 (19.81%) SQL
15 64 (19.81%) Linux
16 63 (19.50%) Amazon AWS
17 62 (19.20%) REST
18 60 (18.58%) MongoDB
19 56 (17.34%) Open Source
20 54 (16.72%) DevOps
21 51 (15.79%) Finance
22 50 (15.48%) Pair Programming
22 50 (15.48%) Jenkins
23 49 (15.17%) Akka
24 47 (14.55%) Git (software)
25 45 (13.93%) BDD
26 44 (13.62%) Spring
26 44 (13.62%) Apache

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 166 (51.39%) Apache Spark
2 44 (13.62%) Apache
3 31 (9.60%) Apache Pig
4 27 (8.36%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (4.64%) Tomcat
6 13 (4.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (4.02%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.17%) Confluence
8 6 (1.86%) Jetty
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.24%) nginx
11 3 (0.93%) CMS
11 3 (0.93%) GemFire
11 3 (0.93%) IIS
11 3 (0.93%) SAS
11 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.31%) Drupal
12 1 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 63 (19.50%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.88%) GitHub
4 18 (5.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (4.02%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.02%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.10%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (2.79%) Route 53
7 9 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.55%) PaaS
9 4 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.93%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.93%) Heroku
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.31%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.57%) HTTP
2 11 (3.41%) Internet
3 8 (2.48%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.24%) DNS
5 3 (0.93%) DHCP
5 3 (0.93%) FTP
5 3 (0.93%) IPsec
5 3 (0.93%) Network Security
5 3 (0.93%) SSL
5 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (50.77%) Big Data
2 161 (49.85%) Hadoop
3 124 (38.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 105 (32.51%) NoSQL
5 84 (26.01%) Apache Hive
5 84 (26.01%) HBase
6 60 (18.58%) MongoDB
7 34 (10.53%) Neo4j
8 29 (8.98%) MySQL
9 22 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (5.26%) Hazelcast
11 17 (5.26%) Relational Database
12 16 (4.95%) Impala
13 14 (4.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (4.33%) Redis
14 10 (3.10%) Sqoop
15 9 (2.79%) Datomic
16 8 (2.48%) Pentaho
16 8 (2.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (15.48%) Jenkins
2 47 (14.55%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.29%) JIRA
4 27 (8.36%) Maven
5 26 (8.05%) Cucumber
6 19 (5.88%) Gradle
7 14 (4.33%) JUnit
8 11 (3.41%) Mockito
8 11 (3.41%) Selenium
9 10 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.79%) Artifactory
10 9 (2.79%) IntelliJ
11 8 (2.48%) Subversion
11 8 (2.48%) TestNG
11 8 (2.48%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.86%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (1.55%) Travis CI
14 4 (1.24%) Hudson
14 4 (1.24%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 51 (15.79%) Finance
2 34 (10.53%) Banking
3 15 (4.64%) Retail
4 10 (3.10%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.48%) Marketing
7 5 (1.55%) International Banking
8 4 (1.24%) Back Office
8 4 (1.24%) Electronics
8 4 (1.24%) Legal
9 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.93%) Games
9 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.62%) Front Office
10 2 (0.62%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (55.42%) Developer
2 93 (28.79%) Java Developer
3 59 (18.27%) Big Data Developer
4 41 (12.69%) Scala Developer
5 32 (9.91%) Data Engineer
6 27 (8.36%) Big Data Engineer
7 25 (7.74%) Architect
8 23 (7.12%) Hadoop Developer
9 22 (6.81%) Hadoop Engineer
10 20 (6.19%) Apache Spark Developer
11 19 (5.88%) Senior Developer
12 18 (5.57%) Agile Developer
12 18 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (4.64%) Agile Java Developer
13 15 (4.64%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (4.64%) Technical Architect
14 14 (4.33%) Java Hadoop Developer
15 12 (3.72%) NoSQL Developer
16 11 (3.41%) Software Engineer
17 10 (3.10%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.20%) REST
2 49 (15.17%) Akka
3 44 (13.62%) Spring
4 31 (9.60%) RabbitMQ
5 30 (9.29%) Web Services
5 30 (9.29%) XML
6 27 (8.36%) CSS
6 27 (8.36%) RESTful
6 27 (8.36%) Samza
7 25 (7.74%) Node.js
8 24 (7.43%) ActiveMQ
9 23 (7.12%) SOAP
10 21 (6.50%) HTML
11 19 (5.88%) Apache Avro
11 19 (5.88%) Hibernate
11 19 (5.88%) JSON
12 16 (4.95%) .NET
12 16 (4.95%) Play Framework
13 15 (4.64%) AngularJS
13 15 (4.64%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 14 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.72%) Blockchain
3 12 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.79%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.48%) Performance Metrics
7 7 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.86%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.86%) User Experience
9 5 (1.55%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.55%) Fintech
9 5 (1.55%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.55%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.62%) Cryptocurrency
10 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.81%) Linux
2 34 (10.53%) Unix
3 12 (3.72%) Android
3 12 (3.72%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.86%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.93%) Windows
7 2 (0.62%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (48.30%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (28.48%) TDD
3 90 (27.86%) Scrum
4 69 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (17.34%) Open Source
6 54 (16.72%) DevOps
7 50 (15.48%) Pair Programming
8 45 (13.93%) BDD
9 41 (12.69%) Analytics
10 38 (11.76%) OO
10 38 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 34 (10.53%) Kanban
12 28 (8.67%) ETL
13 25 (7.74%) Data Modelling
13 25 (7.74%) MapReduce
14 21 (6.50%) Configuration Management
15 19 (5.88%) Automated Testing
15 19 (5.88%) Microservices
16 18 (5.57%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (5.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 218 (67.49%) Java
2 142 (43.96%) Scala
3 68 (21.05%) Python
4 64 (19.81%) SQL
5 33 (10.22%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.12%) Perl
7 22 (6.81%) Ruby
8 17 (5.26%) Go
9 16 (4.95%) Clojure
10 13 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.10%) PHP
12 9 (2.79%) C++
12 9 (2.79%) Erlang
13 8 (2.48%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.48%) C#
13 8 (2.48%) R
14 3 (0.93%) C
14 3 (0.93%) ES6
14 3 (0.93%) XPath
15 2 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.95%) Degree
3 11 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.33%) QA
2 9 (2.79%) GCP
3 3 (0.93%) SDET
4 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 76 (23.53%) Docker
2 41 (12.69%) Apache Flume
2 41 (12.69%) HDFS
3 20 (6.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.24%) Xen
5 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.62%) Ceph
6 2 (0.62%) etcd
6 2 (0.62%) flannel
6 2 (0.62%) vCloud
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) Snort
Systems Management
1 42 (13.00%) Puppet
2 32 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.74%) Ansible
4 17 (5.26%) Ambari
4 17 (5.26%) Terraform
5 15 (4.64%) Kubernetes
5 15 (4.64%) Mesos
6 11 (3.41%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (2.79%) Fluentd
7 9 (2.79%) Marathon
8 8 (2.48%) Piwik
9 7 (2.17%) Oozie
10 5 (1.55%) logstash
11 4 (1.24%) Kibana
12 3 (0.93%) Graphite
13 2 (0.62%) Consul
13 2 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.62%) Nagios
13 2 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (10.84%) Cloudera
2 27 (8.36%) Hortonworks
3 24 (7.43%) Oracle
4 15 (4.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.48%) Informatica
6 7 (2.17%) Greenplum
6 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.17%) SAP
6 7 (2.17%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.86%) DataSynapse
7 6 (1.86%) Google
7 6 (1.86%) Splunk
7 6 (1.86%) Talend
8 5 (1.55%) VMware
9 4 (1.24%) IBM
10 3 (0.93%) Teradata
11 2 (0.62%) MapR
11 2 (0.62%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.62%) Vertica
12 1 (0.31%) AppDynamics
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