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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Kafka
UK
Rank 291 464 584
Rank change year-on-year
+173 +120
Contract jobs citing Kafka 352 154 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.30% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.50% 1.06% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 127 30
Median daily rate £538 £500 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £635 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £550
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -28.18%
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
14102 14557 14091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.10% 28.46% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9793 10039 9321
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 245 190
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +216 324 £550 +4.76% 74
London +153 282 £550 - 63
City of London +19 34 £525 +20.00% 14
Wales +1 25 £401 +10.68%
Cardiff +13 22 £400 +6.66%
South Wales +10 22 £400 +6.66%
South East +15 15 £513 -13.86% 2
North West +25 11 £350 -39.13% 1
Yorkshire +16 7 £550 +15.78% 3
West Yorkshire +12 7 £550 +10.00% 2
Leeds +9 7 £550 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £519 - 1
Manchester +16 6 £350 -39.13%
South West +13 6 £625 +66.66% 3
Cheshire - 5 £350 - 1
Bristol +3 4 £625 +66.66%
Newbury - 4 £538 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £613 -
Reading - 3 £500 - 1
Chester - 3 £350 - 1
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 £463 - 1
Westminster - 2 £475 -
Croydon - 2 £400 -
Bournemouth +7 1 - -
Dorset 0 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £400 -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 503 (66.80%) Java
2 400 (53.12%) Apache Spark
3 396 (52.59%) Hadoop
4 376 (49.93%) Big Data
5 358 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
6 294 (39.04%) Python
7 291 (38.65%) Scala
8 235 (31.21%) Apache Hive
9 190 (25.23%) Amazon AWS
10 189 (25.10%) TDD
11 178 (23.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 169 (22.44%) Linux
13 160 (21.25%) DevOps
14 152 (20.19%) NoSQL
15 151 (20.05%) Microservices
16 150 (19.92%) Docker
17 146 (19.39%) Finance
18 144 (19.12%) Spring
18 144 (19.12%) Elasticsearch
19 133 (17.66%) Apache
20 130 (17.26%) SQL
21 127 (16.87%) Git (software)
22 124 (16.47%) BDD
23 122 (16.20%) Jenkins
24 117 (15.54%) Banking
25 114 (15.14%) HBase
26 113 (15.01%) Scrum
27 110 (14.61%) JSON
27 110 (14.61%) Relational Database
28 102 (13.55%) R

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
1 400 (53.12%) Apache Spark
2 144 (19.12%) Elasticsearch
3 133 (17.66%) Apache
4 67 (8.90%) Apache Pig
5 47 (6.24%) Apache Solr
6 15 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.93%) JBoss
9 6 (0.80%) Confluence
9 6 (0.80%) GemFire
9 6 (0.80%) Jetty
9 6 (0.80%) nginx
10 4 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.53%) WordPress
11 3 (0.40%) Mule
11 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.40%) SAS
11 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.27%) SPSS
3 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.13%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Unica
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 190 (25.23%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (6.24%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (4.12%) Amazon Kinesis
5 27 (3.59%) GitHub
6 25 (3.32%) Amazon EMR
7 24 (3.19%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (1.20%) PaaS
9 9 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.93%) Twilio
12 4 (0.53%) IaaS
13 3 (0.40%) Akamai
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.40%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.40%) Loggly
13 3 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.82%) HTTP
2 42 (5.58%) MQTT
3 36 (4.78%) RTSP
4 19 (2.52%) Kerberos
5 18 (2.39%) Internet
6 10 (1.33%) DNS
7 9 (1.20%) SSL
8 8 (1.06%) LAN
8 8 (1.06%) LDAP
8 8 (1.06%) WAN
9 6 (0.80%) AMQP
9 6 (0.80%) Firewall
9 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.66%) Network Security
11 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.27%) Intranet
12 1 (0.13%) BGP
12 1 (0.13%) DSL
12 1 (0.13%) MPLS
12 1 (0.13%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (52.59%) Hadoop
2 376 (49.93%) Big Data
3 235 (31.21%) Apache Hive
4 178 (23.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 152 (20.19%) NoSQL
6 114 (15.14%) HBase
7 110 (14.61%) Relational Database
8 98 (13.01%) MongoDB
9 89 (11.82%) PostgreSQL
10 60 (7.97%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (7.57%) MySQL
12 50 (6.64%) Sqoop
13 48 (6.37%) Neo4j
14 45 (5.98%) Impala
15 44 (5.84%) SQL Server
16 42 (5.58%) RDBMS
17 37 (4.91%) Data Lake
18 35 (4.65%) Flink
19 30 (3.98%) Redis
20 24 (3.19%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 127 (16.87%) Git (software)
2 122 (16.20%) Jenkins
3 62 (8.23%) Maven
4 57 (7.57%) JIRA
5 26 (3.45%) Selenium
6 22 (2.92%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.26%) WebDriver
8 15 (1.99%) Talend Open Studio
9 14 (1.86%) CasperJS
9 14 (1.86%) PhantomJS
10 13 (1.73%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.33%) GoCD
12 9 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.20%) JUnit
13 8 (1.06%) Gradle
13 8 (1.06%) NUnit
14 7 (0.93%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.80%) ERwin
15 6 (0.80%) Subversion
15 6 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (19.39%) Finance
2 117 (15.54%) Banking
3 39 (5.18%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.98%) Retail
5 22 (2.92%) Front Office
6 15 (1.99%) Marketing
7 9 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (0.80%) Games
9 4 (0.53%) Advertising
9 4 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.40%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 330 (43.82%) Developer
2 217 (28.82%) Java Developer
3 120 (15.94%) Data Engineer
4 95 (12.62%) Architect
5 85 (11.29%) Scala Developer
6 84 (11.16%) Big Data Engineer
7 76 (10.09%) Big Data Developer
8 67 (8.90%) Senior Developer
9 60 (7.97%) Senior Java Developer
10 55 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 47 (6.24%) Data Architect
12 46 (6.11%) Java Scala Developer
13 42 (5.58%) Apache Spark Developer
14 35 (4.65%) Administrator
14 35 (4.65%) Hadoop Engineer
15 34 (4.52%) Big Data Architect
16 33 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
17 32 (4.25%) Java Engineer
18 31 (4.12%) Agile Developer
19 30 (3.98%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (19.12%) Spring
2 110 (14.61%) JSON
3 97 (12.88%) Akka
4 89 (11.82%) REST
5 70 (9.30%) Spark Streaming
6 65 (8.63%) Spring Boot
7 61 (8.10%) Hibernate
7 61 (8.10%) Node.js
8 59 (7.84%) HTML
8 59 (7.84%) RabbitMQ
9 50 (6.64%) RESTful
10 46 (6.11%) Web Services
11 45 (5.98%) Apache Avro
12 43 (5.71%) AngularJS
13 42 (5.58%) Protocol Buffers
14 40 (5.31%) JMS
15 39 (5.18%) XML
16 37 (4.91%) Play Framework
17 27 (3.59%) CSS
17 27 (3.59%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.31%) Algorithms
3 36 (4.78%) Video on Demand
4 35 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 31 (4.12%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.12%) Fintech
7 15 (1.99%) Streaming Video
8 14 (1.86%) Grid Computing
9 12 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.33%) Clustering
10 10 (1.33%) EPoS
10 10 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.06%) User Experience
12 7 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 5 (0.66%) Derivative
14 5 (0.66%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.53%) Computer Science
15 4 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 169 (22.44%) Linux
2 73 (9.69%) Unix
3 30 (3.98%) Windows
4 21 (2.79%) Mac OS X
5 19 (2.52%) Ubuntu
6 16 (2.12%) Android
6 16 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.86%) CentOS
7 14 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.20%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.40%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.27%) Debian
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Fedora
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (25.10%) TDD
3 160 (21.25%) DevOps
4 151 (20.05%) Microservices
5 124 (16.47%) BDD
6 113 (15.01%) Scrum
7 85 (11.29%) Open Source
8 80 (10.62%) Software Engineering
9 76 (10.09%) MapReduce
9 76 (10.09%) Pair Programming
10 63 (8.37%) ETL
11 59 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (7.30%) Analytics
13 50 (6.64%) High Availability
13 50 (6.64%) Machine Learning
14 49 (6.51%) Configuration Management
15 44 (5.84%) Data Modelling
16 40 (5.31%) Statistics
17 39 (5.18%) SOA
18 38 (5.05%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 503 (66.80%) Java
2 294 (39.04%) Python
3 291 (38.65%) Scala
4 130 (17.26%) SQL
5 102 (13.55%) R
6 82 (10.89%) JavaScript
7 64 (8.50%) Bash Shell
8 54 (7.17%) C
9 42 (5.58%) Perl
10 38 (5.05%) Go
11 29 (3.85%) C#
11 29 (3.85%) C++
12 25 (3.32%) Shell Script
13 22 (2.92%) PHP
14 16 (2.12%) Ruby
15 14 (1.86%) XPath
16 12 (1.59%) Clojure
17 9 (1.20%) ES6
17 9 (1.20%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (3.59%) Degree
2 22 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.80%) PhD
6 4 (0.53%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.27%) RHCE
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CCIE
8 1 (0.13%) CFA
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.86%) QA
2 12 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.40%) FATCA
4 3 (0.40%) SDET
5 2 (0.27%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 150 (19.92%) Docker
2 91 (12.08%) HDFS
3 80 (10.62%) Apache Flume
4 49 (6.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.66%) LXC
8 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
9 3 (0.40%) Snort
10 2 (0.27%) vCloud
10 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.13%) etcd
11 1 (0.13%) Gluster
11 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (10.49%) Hadoop YARN
2 73 (9.69%) Ansible
3 65 (8.63%) Puppet
4 32 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.85%) Oozie
6 28 (3.72%) Kubernetes
7 23 (3.05%) Kibana
8 22 (2.92%) logstash
9 18 (2.39%) Ambari
9 18 (2.39%) Mesos
9 18 (2.39%) Terraform
10 16 (2.12%) Nagios
11 10 (1.33%) Marathon
12 6 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
13 5 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.66%) OpenAM
14 3 (0.40%) FreeIPA
14 3 (0.40%) Rancher
14 3 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 59 (7.84%) Hortonworks
2 56 (7.44%) Oracle
3 36 (4.78%) Cloudera
4 30 (3.98%) Teradata
5 26 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 21 (2.79%) IBM
7 20 (2.66%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.99%) Talend
9 12 (1.59%) Tableau
10 11 (1.46%) Google
10 11 (1.46%) Netezza
11 10 (1.33%) Cisco
11 10 (1.33%) Splunk
12 8 (1.06%) Informatica
12 8 (1.06%) SAP
12 8 (1.06%) VMware
13 7 (0.93%) New Relic
14 6 (0.80%) AppDynamics
15 5 (0.66%) Alteryx
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