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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 437 565 596
Rank change year-on-year
+128 +31
Contract jobs citing Kafka 220 89 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.15% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 0.56% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 57 13
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 £350 £425 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
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
16194 16027 15399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.63% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11240 10816 9791
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 273 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.37 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%

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 23 August 2016.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 27 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 23 August 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
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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 +118 207 £500 -4.76% 68
London +92 166 £525 -8.69% 53
City of London +50 18 £500 - 4
Bournemouth - 16 £325 -
South West - 16 £325 - 3
Dorset - 16 £325 -
East of England - 14 £420 - 3
Suffolk - 14 £420 -
Ipswich - 13 £420 -
Wales - 11 £450 - 1
South Wales - 11 £450 - 1
South East -6 7 £425 +6.25% 6
Croydon -17 5 £463 -7.50%
Newport - 5 £463 -
Cardiff - 4 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £400 -
Yorkshire -15 3 £400 -20.00% 1
Leeds - 3 £400 -
Hampshire - 3 £550 - 1
Twickenham - 3 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £590 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 - 1

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 262 (68.77%) Java
2 202 (53.02%) Big Data
3 200 (52.49%) Apache Spark
4 197 (51.71%) Hadoop
5 184 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (41.73%) Scala
7 119 (31.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 112 (29.40%) TDD
9 105 (27.56%) Scrum
10 99 (25.98%) NoSQL
11 97 (25.46%) Apache Hive
12 95 (24.93%) HBase
13 85 (22.31%) Docker
14 82 (21.52%) REST
15 81 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
16 76 (19.95%) Python
17 74 (19.42%) Linux
17 74 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
18 73 (19.16%) SQL
19 69 (18.11%) Git (software)
20 67 (17.59%) Spring
21 64 (16.80%) Jenkins
22 63 (16.54%) Pair Programming
23 60 (15.75%) Apache Flume
24 58 (15.22%) DevOps
25 57 (14.96%) Open Source
26 56 (14.70%) Finance
27 51 (13.39%) Akka
28 50 (13.12%) Apache
29 49 (12.86%) Analytics

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
1 200 (52.49%) Apache Spark
2 50 (13.12%) Apache
3 42 (11.02%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (7.87%) Apache Pig
5 15 (3.94%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.41%) OpenStack
7 12 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (2.10%) Confluence
9 5 (1.31%) Jetty
9 5 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (1.31%) SAS
10 4 (1.05%) GemFire
10 4 (1.05%) nginx
11 3 (0.79%) CMS
11 3 (0.79%) IIS
11 3 (0.79%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.05%) Unica
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (3.41%) Amazon S3
4 13 (3.41%) GitHub
5 12 (3.15%) PaaS
6 10 (2.62%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (2.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (2.36%) Route 53
7 9 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.79%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.79%) Heroku
10 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.25%) HTTP
2 13 (3.41%) Internet
3 7 (1.84%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.05%) DNS
5 3 (0.79%) DHCP
5 3 (0.79%) FTP
5 3 (0.79%) IPsec
5 3 (0.79%) Network Security
5 3 (0.79%) SSL
5 3 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.52%) MQTT
6 2 (0.52%) RTSP
7 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (53.02%) Big Data
2 197 (51.71%) Hadoop
3 119 (31.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 99 (25.98%) NoSQL
5 97 (25.46%) Apache Hive
6 95 (24.93%) HBase
7 46 (12.07%) MongoDB
8 33 (8.66%) Neo4j
9 27 (7.09%) MySQL
10 26 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (5.25%) Hazelcast
13 18 (4.72%) Impala
13 18 (4.72%) Sqoop
14 17 (4.46%) Relational Database
15 15 (3.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (3.94%) Redis
16 10 (2.62%) Spark SQL
17 9 (2.36%) Datomic
18 8 (2.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (18.11%) Git (software)
2 64 (16.80%) Jenkins
3 33 (8.66%) Maven
4 28 (7.35%) JIRA
5 23 (6.04%) Gradle
6 18 (4.72%) Subversion
7 15 (3.94%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.94%) JUnit
8 13 (3.41%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.89%) Artifactory
9 11 (2.89%) Mockito
10 10 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (2.10%) TestNG
12 7 (1.84%) IntelliJ
12 7 (1.84%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.84%) Selenium
13 6 (1.57%) Bazaar
13 6 (1.57%) GitLab
13 6 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (14.70%) Finance
2 37 (9.71%) Banking
3 26 (6.82%) Retail
4 14 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.41%) Marketing
6 12 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.57%) Front Office
8 5 (1.31%) Electronics
9 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.79%) Back Office
10 3 (0.79%) International Banking
10 3 (0.79%) Law
10 3 (0.79%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.52%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
12 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 220 (57.74%) Developer
2 129 (33.86%) Java Developer
3 73 (19.16%) Big Data Developer
4 50 (13.12%) Scala Developer
5 37 (9.71%) Data Engineer
6 32 (8.40%) Architect
6 32 (8.40%) Senior Developer
7 31 (8.14%) Big Data Engineer
8 29 (7.61%) Hadoop Developer
9 28 (7.35%) Apache Spark Developer
10 25 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 21 (5.51%) Hadoop Engineer
12 19 (4.99%) Agile Developer
12 19 (4.99%) DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.46%) Agile Java Developer
13 17 (4.46%) Java Scala Developer
14 16 (4.20%) Java Hadoop Developer
14 16 (4.20%) NoSQL Developer
15 15 (3.94%) Technical Architect
16 13 (3.41%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (21.52%) REST
2 67 (17.59%) Spring
3 51 (13.39%) Akka
4 40 (10.50%) Samza
4 40 (10.50%) Web Services
5 39 (10.24%) ActiveMQ
6 38 (9.97%) SOAP
7 28 (7.35%) JSON
8 27 (7.09%) Hibernate
9 26 (6.82%) Apache Avro
10 22 (5.77%) Node.js
10 22 (5.77%) Play Framework
10 22 (5.77%) Spring MVC
10 22 (5.77%) XML
11 21 (5.51%) CSS
11 21 (5.51%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (5.25%) RESTful
13 19 (4.99%) J2EE
14 17 (4.46%) AngularJS
15 16 (4.20%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.99%) Algorithms
2 18 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.20%) Blockchain
4 11 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.89%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.36%) User Experience
5 9 (2.36%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.84%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (1.31%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.31%) Fintech
7 5 (1.31%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.31%) Statistics
8 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.79%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.79%) Life Science
9 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.52%) Equities
10 2 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.42%) Linux
2 32 (8.40%) Unix
3 8 (2.10%) Windows
4 6 (1.57%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.31%) Android
5 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.26%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (29.40%) TDD
3 105 (27.56%) Scrum
4 74 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (16.54%) Pair Programming
6 58 (15.22%) DevOps
7 57 (14.96%) Open Source
8 49 (12.86%) Analytics
8 49 (12.86%) BDD
9 39 (10.24%) OO
10 36 (9.45%) ETL
11 35 (9.19%) Kanban
12 32 (8.40%) Configuration Management
13 30 (7.87%) MapReduce
14 29 (7.61%) Automated Testing
14 29 (7.61%) High Availability
14 29 (7.61%) Microservices
14 29 (7.61%) Software Engineering
15 26 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (5.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 262 (68.77%) Java
2 159 (41.73%) Scala
3 76 (19.95%) Python
4 73 (19.16%) SQL
5 29 (7.61%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.25%) Perl
6 20 (5.25%) Ruby
7 19 (4.99%) Clojure
8 18 (4.72%) Shell Script
9 16 (4.20%) R
10 12 (3.15%) PHP
11 11 (2.89%) Go
12 8 (2.10%) C++
12 8 (2.10%) Erlang
13 7 (1.84%) C#
14 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.05%) C
15 4 (1.05%) ES6
16 3 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.46%) Degree
3 13 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.20%) QA
2 9 (2.36%) GCP
3 4 (1.05%) SDET
4 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 85 (22.31%) Docker
2 60 (15.75%) Apache Flume
3 49 (12.86%) HDFS
4 20 (5.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.05%) Xen
6 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.52%) Ceph
7 2 (0.52%) etcd
7 2 (0.52%) flannel
7 2 (0.52%) vCloud
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) KVM
8 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 39 (10.24%) Puppet
2 33 (8.66%) Ansible
3 31 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.99%) Terraform
5 16 (4.20%) Mesos
6 15 (3.94%) Ambari
7 14 (3.67%) Kubernetes
8 11 (2.89%) Hadoop YARN
8 11 (2.89%) Kibana
9 10 (2.62%) logstash
10 9 (2.36%) Fluentd
10 9 (2.36%) Marathon
11 8 (2.10%) Piwik
12 6 (1.57%) Oozie
13 2 (0.52%) Consul
13 2 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.52%) Nagios
13 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 1 (0.26%) Grafana
14 1 (0.26%) Riemann
Vendors
1 38 (9.97%) Cloudera
2 24 (6.30%) Hortonworks
3 23 (6.04%) Oracle
4 11 (2.89%) IBM
4 11 (2.89%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.62%) Google
6 8 (2.10%) Informatica
7 7 (1.84%) Greenplum
7 7 (1.84%) SAP
8 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.57%) Talend
9 5 (1.31%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.31%) VMware
10 4 (1.05%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.79%) Splunk
12 2 (0.52%) hybris
12 2 (0.52%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.52%) Teradata
13 1 (0.26%) Ab Initio
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