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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Kafka
Rank 544 553 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Kafka 45 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.020% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.070% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 - -
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
15092 14279 14974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.92% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9704 9080 9140
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 285 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 July 2014.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 12 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 29 July 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
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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 +26 44 £450 +5.88% 3
London +19 33 £450 +5.88% 2
Surrey - 6 - - 1
South East - 6 - - 2
City of London +23 3 £438 -2.77%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £375 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £375 - 1
East of England - 2 £375 - 1
Brighton - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 52 (80.00%) Java
1 52 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 34 (52.31%) Big Data
3 32 (49.23%) Apache Hive
4 30 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (38.46%) MapReduce
6 23 (35.38%) Scala
7 21 (32.31%) Spring
8 19 (29.23%) Oozie
9 18 (27.69%) HBase
10 17 (26.15%) Apache Pig
11 15 (23.08%) Complex Event Processing
11 15 (23.08%) XML
11 15 (23.08%) Linux
12 14 (21.54%) TDD
12 14 (21.54%) HDFS
13 12 (18.46%) Impala
13 12 (18.46%) Python
13 12 (18.46%) SQL
13 12 (18.46%) Redis
14 11 (16.92%) NoSQL
14 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (15.38%) Scrum
15 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
15 10 (15.38%) JIRA
15 10 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
15 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
16 9 (13.85%) UNIX
16 9 (13.85%) Elasticsearch
17 8 (12.31%) Apache Accumulo

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (26.15%) Apache Pig
2 9 (13.85%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (12.31%) Confluence
4 7 (10.77%) Apache
5 6 (9.23%) Apache Solr
6 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (7.69%) Node.js
6 5 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (7.69%) Liferay
7 2 (3.08%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (80.00%) Hadoop
2 34 (52.31%) Big Data
3 32 (49.23%) Apache Hive
4 30 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (27.69%) HBase
6 12 (18.46%) Redis
6 12 (18.46%) Impala
7 11 (16.92%) NoSQL
8 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
9 8 (12.31%) Apache Accumulo
10 6 (9.23%) MySQL
11 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (7.69%) Oracle Database
12 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
13 3 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (4.62%) Mahout
14 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
14 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) JIRA
2 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.08%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (3.08%) JUnit
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (73.85%) Developer
2 22 (33.85%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Hadoop Developer
4 11 (16.92%) Senior Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (3.08%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Data Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Big Data Consultant
8 1 (1.54%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (1.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) MapReduce
2 21 (32.31%) Spring
3 15 (23.08%) XML
4 10 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (12.31%) REST
5 8 (12.31%) XSD
5 8 (12.31%) Swing
6 7 (10.77%) WSDL
6 7 (10.77%) Web Services
7 6 (9.23%) Akka
7 6 (9.23%) Play Framework
7 6 (9.23%) HTML
7 6 (9.23%) J2EE
8 4 (6.15%) CSS
8 4 (6.15%) JDBC
8 4 (6.15%) SOAP
9 2 (3.08%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (3.08%) ODBC
9 2 (3.08%) Apache Avro
9 2 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Open Source
2 2 (3.08%) Social Media
2 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.08%) Derivative
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.08%) Market Risk
2 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Linux
2 9 (13.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Complex Event Processing
2 14 (21.54%) TDD
3 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.38%) Scrum
4 10 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 7 (10.77%) BDD
6 6 (9.23%) Data Security
7 5 (7.69%) MVC
7 5 (7.69%) ITIL
7 5 (7.69%) OO
7 5 (7.69%) High Availability
7 5 (7.69%) Kanban
7 5 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.15%) ETL
9 3 (4.62%) OOP
9 3 (4.62%) SOA
9 3 (4.62%) Machine Learning
10 2 (3.08%) CQRS
10 2 (3.08%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (80.00%) Java
2 23 (35.38%) Scala
3 12 (18.46%) SQL
3 12 (18.46%) Python
4 8 (12.31%) Ruby
5 7 (10.77%) PL/SQL
6 6 (9.23%) Groovy
7 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.15%) Clojure
9 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.08%) PHP
10 2 (3.08%) C++
10 2 (3.08%) PHP5
11 1 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) HDFS
2 7 (10.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (9.23%) Apache Flume
4 2 (3.08%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) Oozie
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (3.08%) Informatica
2 2 (3.08%) Google
2 2 (3.08%) Tableau
2 2 (3.08%) Talend
3 1 (1.54%) F5