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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 538 583 557
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -26
Contract jobs citing Kafka 56 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.031% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.11% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 9 1
Average daily rate
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£525 £430 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% -21.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £92.50 - -
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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 13 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 24 April 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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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 +38 56 £525 +22.09% 18
London +29 36 £575 +13.86% 13
South Yorkshire - 15 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 15 £400 - 2
City of London +26 12 £575 +4.54% 3
Sheffield - 12 £400 - 2
Chester +6 4 £438 +9.37% 1
Cheshire -6 4 £438 +9.37% 1
North West -18 4 £438 +9.37% 2
Hammersmith - 2 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 59 (69.41%) Hadoop
2 56 (65.88%) Java
3 49 (57.65%) Big Data
4 45 (52.94%) MapReduce
5 44 (51.76%) Apache Hive
6 39 (45.88%) HDFS
7 38 (44.71%) Apache Spark
8 35 (41.18%) Scala
9 33 (38.82%) HBase
10 32 (37.65%) MongoDB
10 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (34.12%) Hadoop YARN
12 28 (32.94%) Cascading
13 27 (31.76%) Linux
14 26 (30.59%) Impala
15 25 (29.41%) NoSQL
16 24 (28.24%) Apache Pig
17 22 (25.88%) Apache Cassandra
18 20 (23.53%) DevOps
19 19 (22.35%) Python
20 18 (21.18%) RabbitMQ
21 17 (20.00%) Docker
22 16 (18.82%) R
22 16 (18.82%) SQL
23 15 (17.65%) Web Services
23 15 (17.65%) Puppet
24 14 (16.47%) Splunk
24 14 (16.47%) Banking
24 14 (16.47%) Microservices
25 13 (15.29%) Graphite

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 38 (44.71%) Apache Spark
2 24 (28.24%) Apache Pig
3 6 (7.06%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.53%) GitHub
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Network Security
2 2 (2.35%) AMQP
3 1 (1.18%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (69.41%) Hadoop
2 49 (57.65%) Big Data
3 44 (51.76%) Apache Hive
4 33 (38.82%) HBase
5 32 (37.65%) MongoDB
6 26 (30.59%) Impala
7 25 (29.41%) NoSQL
8 22 (25.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (15.29%) CouchDB
10 9 (10.59%) OrientDB
11 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
12 6 (7.06%) Sqoop
13 4 (4.71%) MySQL
13 4 (4.71%) RDBMS
14 2 (2.35%) Couchbase
14 2 (2.35%) Redis
14 2 (2.35%) OpenTSDB
14 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (1.18%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.35%) Maven
4 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 14 (16.47%) Banking
2 11 (12.94%) Finance
3 9 (10.59%) Games
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 46 (54.12%) Developer
2 32 (37.65%) Hadoop Developer
3 17 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Big Data Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Java Developer
5 11 (12.94%) Architect
6 9 (10.59%) Lead Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Administrator
8 6 (7.06%) Hadoop Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) Scala Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Data Architect
10 2 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.35%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Java Engineer
11 1 (1.18%) Technical Developer
11 1 (1.18%) Linux Administrator
11 1 (1.18%) Senior Software Engineer
11 1 (1.18%) Senior Java Developer
11 1 (1.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.94%) Cascading
2 18 (21.18%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (17.65%) Web Services
4 11 (12.94%) RESTful
4 11 (12.94%) Akka
5 10 (11.76%) REST
6 6 (7.06%) Spring
7 5 (5.88%) Apache Avro
8 4 (4.71%) JSON
8 4 (4.71%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (3.53%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.53%) SOAP
9 3 (3.53%) XML
10 2 (2.35%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (2.35%) JDBC
10 2 (2.35%) Java RMI
10 2 (2.35%) XML-RPC
11 1 (1.18%) Drools
11 1 (1.18%) JMS
11 1 (1.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Open Source
2 8 (9.41%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.71%) Online Games
4 3 (3.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.35%) DTV
6 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) CentOS
2 13 (15.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) MapReduce
2 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.53%) DevOps
4 14 (16.47%) Microservices
5 10 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 10 (11.76%) Analytics
5 10 (11.76%) OO
6 9 (10.59%) Data Management
7 8 (9.41%) Scrum
7 8 (9.41%) OOP
7 8 (9.41%) TDD
8 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.06%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.06%) BDD
10 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.88%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.71%) Functional Programming
11 4 (4.71%) Load Balancing
12 3 (3.53%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 56 (65.88%) Java
2 35 (41.18%) Scala
3 19 (22.35%) Python
4 16 (18.82%) R
4 16 (18.82%) SQL
5 9 (10.59%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.06%) Ruby
7 4 (4.71%) Go
7 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.18%) Groovy
8 1 (1.18%) Haskell
8 1 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.18%) Degree
1 1 (1.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (45.88%) HDFS
2 17 (20.00%) Docker
3 10 (11.76%) Apache Flume
4 4 (4.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 29 (34.12%) Hadoop YARN
2 15 (17.65%) Puppet
3 13 (15.29%) Graphite
3 13 (15.29%) Salt
3 13 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (10.59%) Oozie
5 4 (4.71%) Ansible
6 2 (2.35%) Ambari
6 2 (2.35%) OpenView
6 2 (2.35%) Nagios
6 2 (2.35%) Munin
6 2 (2.35%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.18%) Cacti
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Splunk
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Cloudera
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.35%) Tableau
4 2 (2.35%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) NetApp
5 1 (1.18%) Vertica
5 1 (1.18%) Hortonworks
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