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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 556 566 569
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Kafka 64 45 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.082% 0.020%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.30% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 7
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 18 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 31 July 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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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 -6 63 £525 +16.66% 25
London +5 40 £563 +25.00% 16
Yorkshire - 12 £463 -
South Yorkshire - 12 £463 -
City of London -5 7 £443 +1.14% 2
South East -10 6 £388 - 7
Surrey -3 5 £388 - 1
North West -24 5 £438 +9.37% 1
Croydon - 5 £500 - 1
Chester -7 4 £438 +9.37%
Cheshire -8 4 £438 +9.37%
Sheffield - 3 £463 -
Guildford - 2 £375 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 1
Crawley - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 85 (69.11%) Java
2 64 (52.03%) Hadoop
3 49 (39.84%) MongoDB
3 49 (39.84%) Big Data
4 48 (39.02%) Linux
5 47 (38.21%) Scala
6 46 (37.40%) MapReduce
7 44 (35.77%) Apache Spark
8 43 (34.96%) DevOps
9 42 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (31.71%) Docker
11 37 (30.08%) RabbitMQ
11 37 (30.08%) Apache Hive
12 29 (23.58%) HDFS
12 29 (23.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (21.95%) Puppet
13 27 (21.95%) Impala
14 25 (20.33%) Opscode Chef
14 25 (20.33%) Splunk
14 25 (20.33%) CouchDB
14 25 (20.33%) Microservices
15 24 (19.51%) Salt
15 24 (19.51%) Graphite
16 23 (18.70%) CentOS
16 23 (18.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 22 (17.89%) NoSQL
17 22 (17.89%) TDD
18 21 (17.07%) HBase
19 20 (16.26%) Cascading
20 18 (14.63%) Apache Pig

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (35.77%) Apache Spark
2 18 (14.63%) Apache Pig
3 9 (7.32%) Apache
4 7 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.07%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.25%) Node.js
7 3 (2.44%) JBoss
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.63%) Drupal
8 2 (1.63%) SAS
8 2 (1.63%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.81%) Jetty
9 1 (0.81%) IPython
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.81%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) Network Security
2 4 (3.25%) SAN
3 2 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.63%) AMQP
3 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (52.03%) Hadoop
2 49 (39.84%) MongoDB
2 49 (39.84%) Big Data
3 37 (30.08%) Apache Hive
4 29 (23.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (21.95%) Impala
6 25 (20.33%) CouchDB
7 22 (17.89%) NoSQL
8 21 (17.07%) HBase
9 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (4.88%) Relational Database
10 6 (4.88%) Sqoop
11 5 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
12 4 (3.25%) OpenStack Swift
13 3 (2.44%) Couchbase
14 2 (1.63%) Redis
14 2 (1.63%) MySQL
14 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.07%) Artifactory
3 5 (4.07%) Maven
4 2 (1.63%) JIRA
4 2 (1.63%) Selenium
4 2 (1.63%) JUnit
4 2 (1.63%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.63%) Mockito
4 2 (1.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.81%) Mocha
5 1 (0.81%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.81%) RStudio
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) JMeter
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (10.57%) Banking
2 12 (9.76%) Finance
3 9 (7.32%) Games
4 5 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (51.22%) Developer
2 33 (26.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (24.39%) Hadoop Developer
4 24 (19.51%) Java Developer
5 15 (12.20%) Big Data Developer
6 12 (9.76%) Architect
7 9 (7.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Administrator
8 4 (3.25%) Data Architect
8 4 (3.25%) Development Manager
9 3 (2.44%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Consultant
9 3 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.44%) Big Data Consultant
9 3 (2.44%) Big Data Architect
9 3 (2.44%) Hadoop Administrator
9 3 (2.44%) Data Consultant
10 2 (1.63%) Software Engineer
10 2 (1.63%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.08%) RabbitMQ
2 20 (16.26%) Cascading
3 17 (13.82%) Web Services
4 14 (11.38%) RESTful
5 11 (8.94%) REST
6 8 (6.50%) Apache Avro
7 7 (5.69%) HTML
8 6 (4.88%) Spring
8 6 (4.88%) Akka
9 5 (4.07%) Apache Camel
9 5 (4.07%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.07%) jQuery
10 4 (3.25%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (3.25%) SOAP
11 3 (2.44%) JSON
11 3 (2.44%) JDBC
11 3 (2.44%) Spark Streaming
12 2 (1.63%) CSS
12 2 (1.63%) XML
12 2 (1.63%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.50%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.25%) Online Games
4 3 (2.44%) User Experience
4 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.63%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 48 (39.02%) Linux
2 23 (18.70%) CentOS
2 23 (18.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.07%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) MapReduce
2 43 (34.96%) DevOps
3 42 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (20.33%) Microservices
5 22 (17.89%) TDD
6 14 (11.38%) Data Modelling
7 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (8.94%) E-Commerce
8 11 (8.94%) BDD
9 10 (8.13%) OO
10 9 (7.32%) Data Management
10 9 (7.32%) Scrum
10 9 (7.32%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.50%) Open Source
12 7 (5.69%) SOA
12 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.69%) SDLC
13 5 (4.07%) Multithreading
13 5 (4.07%) Kanban
14 4 (3.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 85 (69.11%) Java
2 47 (38.21%) Scala
3 17 (13.82%) SQL
4 14 (11.38%) Python
5 13 (10.57%) R
6 11 (8.94%) Go
7 10 (8.13%) Ruby
7 10 (8.13%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.32%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.63%) PHP
10 2 (1.63%) Groovy
10 2 (1.63%) C
11 1 (0.81%) C++
11 1 (0.81%) Perl
11 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.81%) Jython
11 1 (0.81%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.81%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.81%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) Degree
System Software
1 39 (31.71%) Docker
2 29 (23.58%) HDFS
3 13 (10.57%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.81%) NFS
5 1 (0.81%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) Puppet
2 25 (20.33%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (19.51%) Graphite
3 24 (19.51%) Salt
4 15 (12.20%) Ansible
4 15 (12.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (8.94%) Oozie
6 5 (4.07%) ZABBIX
6 5 (4.07%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.81%) logstash
7 1 (0.81%) Nagios
7 1 (0.81%) Kibana
7 1 (0.81%) Chukwa
7 1 (0.81%) Mesos
Vendors
1 25 (20.33%) Splunk
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.07%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.44%) Informatica
6 2 (1.63%) Tableau
6 2 (1.63%) Percona
6 2 (1.63%) Talend
7 1 (0.81%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.81%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.81%) MapR
7 1 (0.81%) Cognos
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.81%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.81%) Teradata
7 1 (0.81%) Netezza
7 1 (0.81%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.81%) hybris
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