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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 475 581 581
Rank change year-on-year
+106 0
Contract jobs citing Kafka 151 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.060% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.03% 0.22% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 28 3
Average daily rate £500 £625 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £438 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £725 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £550 £400
% change year-on-year
-28.18% +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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 21 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +83 117 £550 -12.00% 49
London +68 91 £550 -12.00% 33
Wales - 32 £363 - 2
South Wales - 28 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 27 £375 - 1
City of London +43 15 £450 -12.19% 8
South East - 13 £595 - 4
Yorkshire - 10 £488 - 3
Surrey - 9 £395 - 2
Leeds - 7 £500 - 3
West Yorkshire - 7 £500 - 3
Kent - 4 £625 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £475 -
Sheffield - 3 £475 -
Southwark - 2 £250 -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
North West - 1 £575 - 5
Tonbridge - 1 £625 -
Manchester - 1 £575 - 4

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 210 (69.54%) Java
2 162 (53.64%) Hadoop
3 155 (51.32%) Big Data
4 151 (50.00%) Scala
5 127 (42.05%) Apache Spark
6 124 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (32.45%) TDD
8 97 (32.12%) NoSQL
9 93 (30.79%) Apache Hive
10 80 (26.49%) MongoDB
11 79 (26.16%) Linux
11 79 (26.16%) Python
12 76 (25.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 74 (24.50%) SQL
14 61 (20.20%) Unix
15 56 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
16 55 (18.21%) RESTful
16 55 (18.21%) DevOps
17 54 (17.88%) Elasticsearch
18 53 (17.55%) HBase
19 52 (17.22%) Go
20 51 (16.89%) Software Engineering
21 50 (16.56%) HDFS
22 46 (15.23%) Perl
23 44 (14.57%) Apache
23 44 (14.57%) Apache Flume
23 44 (14.57%) BDD
24 42 (13.91%) OO
24 42 (13.91%) jQuery
25 41 (13.58%) Docker

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 127 (42.05%) Apache Spark
2 54 (17.88%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (14.57%) Apache
4 39 (12.91%) Apache Pig
5 36 (11.92%) Node.js
6 14 (4.64%) OpenStack
7 12 (3.97%) Jetty
8 8 (2.65%) JBoss
9 6 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.66%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.99%) Confluence
11 3 (0.99%) Drupal
11 3 (0.99%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.99%) Mule
12 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.33%) Lightstreamer
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 56 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.30%) GitHub
3 12 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.32%) PaaS
6 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
7 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.99%) IaaS
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.66%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.64%) HTTP
2 11 (3.64%) Internet
2 11 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.65%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.66%) SAN
5 4 (1.32%) DSL
6 3 (0.99%) AMQP
6 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.66%) Firewall
7 2 (0.66%) LDAP
7 2 (0.66%) Network Security
8 1 (0.33%) DNS
8 1 (0.33%) FTP
8 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (53.64%) Hadoop
2 155 (51.32%) Big Data
3 97 (32.12%) NoSQL
4 93 (30.79%) Apache Hive
5 80 (26.49%) MongoDB
6 76 (25.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 53 (17.55%) HBase
8 36 (11.92%) Redis
9 31 (10.26%) MySQL
10 21 (6.95%) Parquet
11 19 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (5.30%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (4.30%) Impala
14 13 (4.30%) Neo4j
15 12 (3.97%) Relational Database
15 12 (3.97%) Sqoop
16 11 (3.64%) SQL Server
17 9 (2.98%) CouchDB
18 7 (2.32%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 35 (11.59%) Selenium
2 33 (10.93%) Cucumber
3 26 (8.61%) Jenkins
4 24 (7.95%) Git (software)
5 18 (5.96%) JUnit
6 15 (4.97%) IntelliJ
7 10 (3.31%) Gradle
8 9 (2.98%) Log4j
8 9 (2.98%) Mercurial
8 9 (2.98%) Subversion
9 8 (2.65%) JIRA
9 8 (2.65%) Mockito
10 7 (2.32%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.99%) Maven
12 5 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.66%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.32%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.99%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.99%) Liquibase
15 2 (0.66%) RSpec
General
1 33 (10.93%) Banking
1 33 (10.93%) Finance
2 26 (8.61%) Legal
3 12 (3.97%) Games
4 8 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.32%) Publishing
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
6 2 (0.66%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) International Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 156 (51.66%) Developer
2 75 (24.83%) Java Developer
3 34 (11.26%) Architect
3 34 (11.26%) Big Data Engineer
4 33 (10.93%) Big Data Developer
5 30 (9.93%) Hadoop Developer
6 28 (9.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (7.95%) Hadoop Engineer
8 22 (7.28%) Scala Developer
9 18 (5.96%) Agile Developer
9 18 (5.96%) Big Data Architect
10 17 (5.63%) Data Architect
11 16 (5.30%) Agile Java Developer
12 13 (4.30%) Consultant
12 13 (4.30%) Java Engineer
13 12 (3.97%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 12 (3.97%) NoSQL Developer
13 12 (3.97%) Perl Developer
14 11 (3.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.21%) RESTful
2 42 (13.91%) jQuery
3 39 (12.91%) RabbitMQ
4 34 (11.26%) Web Services
5 29 (9.60%) Mojolicious
6 28 (9.27%) Akka
6 28 (9.27%) Spring
7 27 (8.94%) AngularJS
8 26 (8.61%) XML
9 23 (7.62%) HTML
10 20 (6.62%) Apache Avro
11 18 (5.96%) OAuth2
12 17 (5.63%) CSS
13 15 (4.97%) JSON
13 15 (4.97%) REST
14 14 (4.64%) Hibernate
14 14 (4.64%) SOAP
15 11 (3.64%) J2EE
16 10 (3.31%) D3.js
17 9 (2.98%) Guava
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (3.31%) Data Integration
3 9 (2.98%) Cryptography
4 5 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.66%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (0.33%) Clustering
8 1 (0.33%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.33%) Telematics
8 1 (0.33%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 79 (26.16%) Linux
2 61 (20.20%) Unix
3 19 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (5.96%) CentOS
5 9 (2.98%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.65%) Windows
7 6 (1.99%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.32%) Android
8 4 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (32.45%) TDD
3 55 (18.21%) DevOps
4 51 (16.89%) Software Engineering
5 44 (14.57%) BDD
6 42 (13.91%) OO
7 40 (13.25%) Scrum
8 37 (12.25%) MapReduce
9 33 (10.93%) Open Source
10 28 (9.27%) Analytics
11 22 (7.28%) Microservices
12 20 (6.62%) Kanban
13 18 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (5.96%) Configuration Management
14 17 (5.63%) UML
15 16 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (5.30%) Data Modelling
16 15 (4.97%) ETL
16 15 (4.97%) Pair Programming
17 14 (4.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 210 (69.54%) Java
2 151 (50.00%) Scala
3 79 (26.16%) Python
4 74 (24.50%) SQL
5 52 (17.22%) Go
6 46 (15.23%) Perl
7 39 (12.91%) JavaScript
8 33 (10.93%) Ruby
9 19 (6.29%) PHP
10 9 (2.98%) Clojure
11 8 (2.65%) R
12 7 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.99%) ES6
13 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.66%) C
14 5 (1.66%) Erlang
15 4 (1.32%) HiveQL
15 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.99%) C++
17 2 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.32%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 50 (16.56%) HDFS
2 44 (14.57%) Apache Flume
3 41 (13.58%) Docker
4 23 (7.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.99%) Varnish
6 2 (0.66%) vCloud
7 1 (0.33%) Snort
7 1 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (12.58%) Puppet
2 35 (11.59%) Oozie
3 30 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (6.62%) Ansible
5 19 (6.29%) Ambari
5 19 (6.29%) Hadoop YARN
6 17 (5.63%) Kubernetes
7 12 (3.97%) Graphite
8 10 (3.31%) Salt
9 7 (2.32%) ZABBIX
10 6 (1.99%) Nagios
11 4 (1.32%) Mesos
12 3 (0.99%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.99%) logstash
13 2 (0.66%) Cacti
13 2 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
13 2 (0.66%) Hyperic
13 2 (0.66%) OpenView
14 1 (0.33%) collectd
14 1 (0.33%) StatsD
Vendors
1 32 (10.60%) Cloudera
1 32 (10.60%) Splunk
2 23 (7.62%) Google
3 17 (5.63%) Red Hat
4 15 (4.97%) Hortonworks
5 13 (4.30%) MapR
6 12 (3.97%) Oracle
7 7 (2.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.66%) IBM
8 5 (1.66%) Tableau
8 5 (1.66%) Teradata
9 4 (1.32%) New Relic
9 4 (1.32%) VMware
10 3 (0.99%) HP
10 3 (0.99%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.99%) Vertica
11 2 (0.66%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.66%) Informatica
11 2 (0.66%) SAP
11 2 (0.66%) TIBCO
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