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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 544 581 542
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -39
Contract jobs citing Kafka 42 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.022% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.082% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 1
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£550 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £92.50 - -
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
14707 14714 12753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.38% 27.19% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9574 9397 8038
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 228 336
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 17 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 1 April 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 +22 42 £550 +37.50% 14
London +35 34 £575 +27.77% 10
City of London +25 9 £550 - 4
Chester +5 1 £438 +9.37%
Cheshire -7 1 £438 +9.37%
North West -20 1 £438 +9.37% 1
South East - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 53 (79.10%) Hadoop
2 45 (67.16%) Java
2 45 (67.16%) Big Data
3 38 (56.72%) Apache Spark
4 36 (53.73%) Apache Hive
4 36 (53.73%) MapReduce
5 34 (50.75%) HDFS
6 33 (49.25%) HBase
6 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (46.27%) Scala
8 27 (40.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 24 (35.82%) Cascading
10 22 (32.84%) Python
11 21 (31.34%) Impala
12 19 (28.36%) NoSQL
12 19 (28.36%) MongoDB
13 18 (26.87%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (26.87%) Linux
13 18 (26.87%) Apache Pig
14 13 (19.40%) Web Services
14 13 (19.40%) R
14 13 (19.40%) Banking
15 12 (17.91%) Analytics
16 11 (16.42%) Apache Flume
16 11 (16.42%) Akka
16 11 (16.42%) Finance
17 10 (14.93%) Scrum
17 10 (14.93%) SQL
17 10 (14.93%) OO
17 10 (14.93%) Mentoring

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 38 (56.72%) Apache Spark
2 18 (26.87%) Apache Pig
3 6 (8.96%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (7.46%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) AMQP
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
2 1 (1.49%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (79.10%) Hadoop
2 45 (67.16%) Big Data
3 36 (53.73%) Apache Hive
4 33 (49.25%) HBase
5 21 (31.34%) Impala
6 19 (28.36%) NoSQL
6 19 (28.36%) MongoDB
7 18 (26.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (13.43%) OrientDB
9 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
10 5 (7.46%) Sqoop
11 4 (5.97%) MySQL
11 4 (5.97%) CouchDB
12 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
12 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (2.99%) Redis
13 2 (2.99%) Couchbase
13 2 (2.99%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Maven
4 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
4 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (19.40%) Banking
2 11 (16.42%) Finance
3 6 (8.96%) Games
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
5 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Front Office
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Developer
2 26 (38.81%) Hadoop Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Big Data Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Architect
5 9 (13.43%) Java Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Lead Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Administrator
7 6 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Hadoop Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Java Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Scala Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.49%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Principal Architect
9 1 (1.49%) Lead Architect
9 1 (1.49%) Java Architect
9 1 (1.49%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.49%) Data Architect
9 1 (1.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.82%) Cascading
2 13 (19.40%) Web Services
3 11 (16.42%) Akka
4 9 (13.43%) Apache Avro
4 9 (13.43%) REST
4 9 (13.43%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (11.94%) RESTful
5 8 (11.94%) JSON
6 7 (10.45%) XML
7 6 (8.96%) Spring
8 4 (5.97%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.48%) SOAP
10 2 (2.99%) Java RMI
10 2 (2.99%) JDBC
10 2 (2.99%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (2.99%) XML-RPC
10 2 (2.99%) Middleware
10 2 (2.99%) ZeroMQ
11 1 (1.49%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Open Source
2 3 (4.48%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Grid Computing
3 2 (2.99%) DTV
3 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) UNIX
3 4 (5.97%) CentOS
3 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (53.73%) MapReduce
2 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.91%) Analytics
4 10 (14.93%) Scrum
4 10 (14.93%) OO
4 10 (14.93%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.94%) OOP
5 8 (11.94%) TDD
5 8 (11.94%) Microservices
5 8 (11.94%) DevOps
6 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.96%) ETL
7 6 (8.96%) Multithreading
8 5 (7.46%) BDD
8 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.97%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.97%) Big Data Analytics
9 4 (5.97%) Functional Programming
10 3 (4.48%) Software Delivery
10 3 (4.48%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) Java
2 31 (46.27%) Scala
3 22 (32.84%) Python
4 13 (19.40%) R
5 10 (14.93%) SQL
6 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.48%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) Golang
8 1 (1.49%) Groovy
8 1 (1.49%) Haskell
8 1 (1.49%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
1 1 (1.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) HDFS
2 11 (16.42%) Apache Flume
3 5 (7.46%) Docker
4 4 (5.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 27 (40.30%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (8.96%) Oozie
3 5 (7.46%) Puppet
4 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.97%) Salt
4 4 (5.97%) Graphite
5 2 (2.99%) OpenView
5 2 (2.99%) Nagios
5 2 (2.99%) Munin
5 2 (2.99%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.99%) Ambari
6 1 (1.49%) Ansible
6 1 (1.49%) Mesos
6 1 (1.49%) Cacti
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Oracle
2 7 (10.45%) Cloudera
3 5 (7.46%) Splunk
4 2 (2.99%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Vertica
5 1 (1.49%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.49%) Tableau
5 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) NetApp
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
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