The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Kafka
Rank 584 550 -
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -
Contract jobs citing Kafka 19 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.004% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.015% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15377 12977 15258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 8116 8998
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 361 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.95 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 16 April 2014.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 9 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -20 19 £425 -22.72% 4
London -26 13 £460 -16.36% 3
City of London -6 5 £550 - 1
South East - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (78.26%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
3 8 (34.78%) Big Data
4 7 (30.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (30.43%) Redis
4 7 (30.43%) Apache Hive
4 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
4 7 (30.43%) J2EE
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) REST
5 6 (26.09%) MapReduce
6 5 (21.74%) Apache Pig
6 5 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (21.74%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (21.74%) Oozie
6 5 (21.74%) Akka
6 5 (21.74%) Play Framework
6 5 (21.74%) Spring
6 5 (21.74%) Apache Solr
6 5 (21.74%) Scala
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) XML
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
6 5 (21.74%) WSDL
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (21.74%) UNIX

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (21.74%) Apache Pig
1 5 (21.74%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (21.74%) Apache Solr
1 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
2 4 (17.39%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) Liferay
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (17.39%) Node.js
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Hadoop
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
2 7 (30.43%) Redis
2 7 (30.43%) Apache Hive
2 7 (30.43%) MongoDB
3 5 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (13.04%) Mahout
5 3 (13.04%) HBase
5 3 (13.04%) MySQL
6 2 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (8.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (8.70%) Riak
6 2 (8.70%) Neo4j
6 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
6 2 (8.70%) Sqoop
6 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Data Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) J2EE
2 6 (26.09%) REST
2 6 (26.09%) MapReduce
3 5 (21.74%) Akka
3 5 (21.74%) Play Framework
3 5 (21.74%) Spring
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) XML
3 5 (21.74%) WSDL
4 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
4 3 (13.04%) Middleware
5 1 (4.35%) JDBC
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) Swing
5 1 (4.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Machine Learning
2 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.70%) Digital Media
2 2 (8.70%) Social Media
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) OOP
3 4 (17.39%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) High Availability
3 4 (17.39%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (13.04%) SOA
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Complex Event Processing
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Research
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Scala
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Groovy
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (13.04%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Oozie
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Twitter
3 2 (8.70%) Google
3 2 (8.70%) Tableau
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Talend
4 1 (4.35%) Informatica