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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Kafka
Rank 588 564 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing Kafka 26 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.027% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.092% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
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
15570 15180 15836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 28.80% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10092 9796 9484
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 256 393
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 £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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 -9 24 £425 -10.52% 6
London +17 16 £450 -5.26% 3
City of London - 4 £438 -
North West - 3 £400 - 1
South East - 3 - - 3
Surrey - 3 - - 2
Cheshire - 3 £400 - 1
Chester - 3 £400 - 1
East of England - 2 £375 - 1
Scotland - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Ipswich - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 55 (84.62%) Hadoop
2 51 (78.46%) Java
3 37 (56.92%) Big Data
4 34 (52.31%) Apache Hive
4 34 (52.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (41.54%) MapReduce
5 27 (41.54%) Scala
6 25 (38.46%) Cascading
7 20 (30.77%) Oozie
8 19 (29.23%) HBase
8 19 (29.23%) Spring
9 18 (27.69%) Apache Pig
10 16 (24.62%) Complex Event Processing
11 15 (23.08%) NoSQL
11 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (23.08%) XML
12 14 (21.54%) HDFS
13 13 (20.00%) TDD
14 12 (18.46%) Python
14 12 (18.46%) Impala
15 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
15 11 (16.92%) MongoDB
15 11 (16.92%) JIRA
16 10 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (15.38%) Linux
16 10 (15.38%) Finance
16 10 (15.38%) Scrum
16 10 (15.38%) Redis
17 9 (13.85%) SQL
18 8 (12.31%) XSD

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (27.69%) Apache Pig
2 8 (12.31%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (12.31%) Confluence
3 5 (7.69%) Apache
3 5 (7.69%) Node.js
4 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (4.62%) Liferay
4 3 (4.62%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.54%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (4.62%) GitHub
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) LDAP
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (84.62%) Hadoop
2 37 (56.92%) Big Data
3 34 (52.31%) Apache Hive
3 34 (52.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 19 (29.23%) HBase
5 15 (23.08%) NoSQL
6 12 (18.46%) Impala
7 11 (16.92%) MongoDB
8 10 (15.38%) Redis
9 8 (12.31%) Apache Accumulo
10 5 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (7.69%) MySQL
11 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
12 3 (4.62%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
12 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (4.62%) Voldemort
12 3 (4.62%) BigTable
13 2 (3.08%) Sqoop
13 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) JIRA
2 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.08%) JUnit
4 2 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Front Office
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) Developer
2 22 (33.85%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.54%) Hadoop Developer
4 12 (18.46%) Big Data Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Big Data Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (3.08%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Big Data Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Data Consultant
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%) iOS Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Real Time Developer
8 1 (1.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (1.54%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) Cascading
2 19 (29.23%) Spring
3 15 (23.08%) XML
4 10 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (12.31%) XSD
5 8 (12.31%) Swing
6 6 (9.23%) HTML
6 6 (9.23%) REST
7 5 (7.69%) WSDL
7 5 (7.69%) Web Services
8 4 (6.15%) Play Framework
8 4 (6.15%) J2EE
8 4 (6.15%) CSS
8 4 (6.15%) JDBC
8 4 (6.15%) SOAP
9 3 (4.62%) JSON
9 3 (4.62%) Akka
10 2 (3.08%) Apache Camel
10 2 (3.08%) Apache Avro
10 2 (3.08%) RHadoop
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Open Source
2 3 (4.62%) Derivative
3 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.08%) Social Media
3 2 (3.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Market Risk
3 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) UNIX
3 1 (1.54%) Android
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) MapReduce
2 16 (24.62%) Complex Event Processing
3 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.00%) TDD
5 11 (16.92%) E-Commerce
6 10 (15.38%) Scrum
7 7 (10.77%) Kanban
7 7 (10.77%) BDD
8 6 (9.23%) Data Security
9 4 (6.15%) Multithreading
9 4 (6.15%) OO
10 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.62%) Machine Learning
10 3 (4.62%) Analytics
10 3 (4.62%) MVC
10 3 (4.62%) ITIL
10 3 (4.62%) ETL
10 3 (4.62%) High Availability
10 3 (4.62%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 51 (78.46%) Java
2 27 (41.54%) Scala
3 12 (18.46%) Python
4 9 (13.85%) SQL
5 8 (12.31%) Ruby
6 6 (9.23%) Groovy
7 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.15%) Clojure
9 3 (4.62%) PHP
10 2 (3.08%) C++
10 2 (3.08%) PHP5
11 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
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 5 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (7.69%) Apache Flume
3 2 (3.08%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 20 (30.77%) Oozie
2 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.69%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Ansible
4 2 (3.08%) Chukwa
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 2 (3.08%) Google
2 2 (3.08%) Tableau
3 1 (1.54%) Talend
3 1 (1.54%) F5
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Informatica