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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Kafka
Rank 348 540 616
Rank change year-on-year
+192 +76
Contract jobs citing Kafka 331 121 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.21% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.01% 0.75% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 80 16
Median daily rate £525 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £451 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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
16462 16144 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.76% 28.22% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11405 11120 10101
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 27 September 2016.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 30 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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +194 318 £525 -4.54% 72
London +131 258 £550 -4.34% 56
City of London +52 54 £550 -10.20% 11
South East +31 24 £525 +25.00% 6
East of England +20 16 £420 - 1
South West +21 15 £325 -50.00% 1
Dorset - 15 £325 -
Bournemouth - 15 £325 -
Suffolk - 15 £420 -
Ipswich - 14 £420 -
South Wales - 11 £450 -
Wales - 11 £450 -
Surrey +12 8 £575 +43.75%
Berkshire - 8 £500 -
Hampshire +18 6 £525 +25.00% 1
Staines - 6 £550 -
Maidenhead - 6 £513 -
Croydon -16 5 £475 -5.00%
Newport - 5 £463 -
Cardiff - 4 £375 -
Farnborough - 4 - -
Twickenham - 3 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £590 -
Leeds +9 2 £338 - 3
West Yorkshire +2 2 £338 - 3
Yorkshire -3 2 £338 -32.50% 5
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
North West +12 1 £438 - 2
Cheshire +5 1 £438 - 1
Chester +1 1 £438 - 1

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 299 (67.65%) Java
2 241 (54.52%) Apache Spark
3 228 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (51.36%) Big Data
5 212 (47.96%) Hadoop
6 166 (37.56%) Scala
7 155 (35.07%) TDD
8 106 (23.98%) Scrum
9 105 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
10 100 (22.62%) Apache Hive
10 100 (22.62%) Python
11 99 (22.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 95 (21.49%) NoSQL
13 94 (21.27%) BDD
14 93 (21.04%) Linux
15 90 (20.36%) SQL
16 88 (19.91%) Git (software)
17 87 (19.68%) Jenkins
18 83 (18.78%) Docker
18 83 (18.78%) REST
18 83 (18.78%) Pair Programming
19 81 (18.33%) HBase
20 79 (17.87%) Apache
21 76 (17.19%) Spring
22 73 (16.52%) DevOps
23 71 (16.06%) Finance
24 66 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
25 65 (14.71%) JSON
26 63 (14.25%) Apache Flume
27 62 (14.03%) Elasticsearch

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
1 241 (54.52%) Apache Spark
2 79 (17.87%) Apache
3 62 (14.03%) Elasticsearch
4 26 (5.88%) Apache Pig
5 12 (2.71%) Apache Solr
5 12 (2.71%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.81%) Confluence
7 8 (1.81%) nginx
8 7 (1.58%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.36%) GemFire
9 6 (1.36%) Jetty
9 6 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.90%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.90%) SAS
11 3 (0.68%) CMS
11 3 (0.68%) IIS
11 3 (0.68%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Unica
2 4 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 105 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (4.52%) GitHub
5 15 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (3.39%) Amazon S3
6 13 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (2.94%) PaaS
7 12 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 9 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (2.04%) Route 53
8 9 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.58%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.68%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.45%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.41%) HTTP
2 35 (7.92%) MQTT
3 30 (6.79%) RTSP
4 13 (2.94%) Kerberos
5 12 (2.71%) Internet
6 7 (1.58%) DNS
6 7 (1.58%) LAN
6 7 (1.58%) WAN
7 6 (1.36%) SSL
8 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.68%) DHCP
9 3 (0.68%) FTP
9 3 (0.68%) IPsec
10 2 (0.45%) Firewall
10 2 (0.45%) LDAP
11 1 (0.23%) AMQP
11 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (51.36%) Big Data
2 212 (47.96%) Hadoop
3 100 (22.62%) Apache Hive
4 99 (22.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 95 (21.49%) NoSQL
6 81 (18.33%) HBase
7 37 (8.37%) MySQL
8 36 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (7.01%) Relational Database
10 29 (6.56%) MongoDB
10 29 (6.56%) Sqoop
11 25 (5.66%) Impala
12 23 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (4.98%) Neo4j
14 19 (4.30%) Redis
15 18 (4.07%) RDBMS
16 17 (3.85%) Spark SQL
17 15 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 15 (3.39%) Flink
18 10 (2.26%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 88 (19.91%) Git (software)
2 87 (19.68%) Jenkins
3 33 (7.47%) Maven
4 28 (6.33%) JIRA
5 20 (4.52%) Gradle
6 15 (3.39%) Subversion
6 15 (3.39%) WebDriver
7 12 (2.71%) JUnit
7 12 (2.71%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.49%) Selenium
9 10 (2.26%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.58%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.58%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.36%) Bazaar
11 6 (1.36%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.36%) Mockito
11 6 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (1.13%) GitLab
12 5 (1.13%) IntelliJ
13 4 (0.90%) Travis CI
General
1 71 (16.06%) Finance
2 55 (12.44%) Banking
3 36 (8.14%) Retail
4 20 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.39%) Front Office
6 12 (2.71%) Marketing
7 10 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.13%) Advertising
9 4 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.90%) Electronics
9 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.68%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 252 (57.01%) Developer
2 161 (36.43%) Java Developer
3 65 (14.71%) Scala Developer
4 64 (14.48%) Senior Developer
5 60 (13.57%) Big Data Developer
6 57 (12.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 48 (10.86%) Data Engineer
8 34 (7.69%) Apache Spark Developer
9 32 (7.24%) Big Data Engineer
10 29 (6.56%) Architect
11 26 (5.88%) Agile Developer
12 25 (5.66%) Java Scala Developer
13 23 (5.20%) Agile Java Developer
14 21 (4.75%) Hadoop Developer
15 20 (4.52%) Senior Scala Developer
16 19 (4.30%) AWS Developer
17 16 (3.62%) Senior Agile Developer
17 16 (3.62%) Senior Agile Java Developer
17 16 (3.62%) Software Engineer
18 14 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (18.78%) REST
2 76 (17.19%) Spring
3 65 (14.71%) JSON
4 57 (12.90%) Akka
5 46 (10.41%) ActiveMQ
6 45 (10.18%) Samza
7 40 (9.05%) SOAP
8 37 (8.37%) Protocol Buffers
9 35 (7.92%) Spark Streaming
10 33 (7.47%) Web Services
11 32 (7.24%) Play Framework
11 32 (7.24%) Spring MVC
12 31 (7.01%) RabbitMQ
13 29 (6.56%) Node.js
14 28 (6.33%) Apache Avro
15 26 (5.88%) RESTful
16 25 (5.66%) AngularJS
17 24 (5.43%) Hibernate
18 22 (4.98%) ELK Stack
19 19 (4.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.79%) Video on Demand
2 25 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.43%) Blockchain
4 17 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 17 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.62%) Statistics
6 15 (3.39%) Data Integration
7 14 (3.17%) Visualisation
8 13 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.94%) Streaming Video
9 11 (2.49%) User Experience
10 9 (2.04%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.81%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.58%) Grid Computing
13 6 (1.36%) Computer Science
14 5 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 5 (1.13%) Internet of Things
15 4 (0.90%) iPad
15 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 93 (21.04%) Linux
2 34 (7.69%) Unix
3 21 (4.75%) Windows
4 10 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.13%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.68%) Android
7 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (51.58%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (35.07%) TDD
3 106 (23.98%) Scrum
4 94 (21.27%) BDD
5 83 (18.78%) Pair Programming
6 73 (16.52%) DevOps
7 62 (14.03%) Microservices
8 61 (13.80%) Open Source
9 57 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (11.76%) High Availability
11 46 (10.41%) Analytics
12 40 (9.05%) ETL
13 36 (8.14%) OO
14 34 (7.69%) Configuration Management
15 33 (7.47%) MapReduce
16 32 (7.24%) MVC
17 30 (6.79%) Kanban
17 30 (6.79%) Software Engineering
18 26 (5.88%) Machine Learning
19 25 (5.66%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 299 (67.65%) Java
2 166 (37.56%) Scala
3 100 (22.62%) Python
4 90 (20.36%) SQL
5 39 (8.82%) C
6 30 (6.79%) JavaScript
7 28 (6.33%) R
8 21 (4.75%) Clojure
8 21 (4.75%) Shell Script
9 20 (4.52%) Perl
10 17 (3.85%) Ruby
11 11 (2.49%) PHP
12 10 (2.26%) C++
12 10 (2.26%) Go
13 7 (1.58%) C#
13 7 (1.58%) ES6
14 5 (1.13%) Erlang
14 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.62%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.39%) Degree
4 5 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.45%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.62%) QA
2 9 (2.04%) GCP
3 6 (1.36%) SDET
4 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) FATCA
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (18.78%) Docker
2 63 (14.25%) Apache Flume
3 56 (12.67%) HDFS
4 29 (6.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.90%) Xen
8 3 (0.68%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.45%) Ceph
9 2 (0.45%) etcd
9 2 (0.45%) flannel
9 2 (0.45%) vCloud
9 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
10 1 (0.23%) Snort
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (9.28%) Ansible
2 36 (8.14%) Puppet
3 19 (4.30%) Ambari
4 18 (4.07%) Kibana
4 18 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (3.85%) Terraform
6 16 (3.62%) logstash
7 15 (3.39%) Mesos
8 14 (3.17%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (2.71%) Kubernetes
10 11 (2.49%) Marathon
10 11 (2.49%) Oozie
11 9 (2.04%) Fluentd
12 8 (1.81%) Piwik
13 4 (0.90%) Nagios
14 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.45%) Grafana
14 2 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 34 (7.69%) Cloudera
2 32 (7.24%) Hortonworks
3 28 (6.33%) Oracle
4 20 (4.52%) IBM
5 12 (2.71%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.04%) Google
7 8 (1.81%) SAP
7 8 (1.81%) Teradata
8 7 (1.58%) Cisco
8 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.36%) Talend
9 6 (1.36%) VMware
10 5 (1.13%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.90%) Informatica
12 3 (0.68%) Greenplum
13 2 (0.45%) hybris
13 2 (0.45%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.45%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.45%) Veritas
14 1 (0.23%) Cognos
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Coded People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Reuben Chase
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago