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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Kafka
Rank 552 548 551
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Kafka 61 44 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.30% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 3
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - -
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
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

Kafka Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Kafka
Top 16 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 3 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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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 -15 60 £450 - 21
London -18 32 £550 +22.22% 17
South Yorkshire - 17 £400 -
Yorkshire - 17 £400 -
City of London -1 8 £550 - 5
North West - 8 £438 -
Sheffield - 7 £400 -
Cheshire - 7 £438 -
Chester - 7 £438 -
Surrey -9 3 £375 - 2
South East -16 3 £375 - 2
Guildford -2 2 £375 - 2
Croydon - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 76 (72.38%) Java
2 57 (54.29%) Hadoop
3 44 (41.90%) Big Data
4 42 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 42 (40.00%) MapReduce
4 42 (40.00%) Linux
5 37 (35.24%) Apache Hive
5 37 (35.24%) Scala
6 35 (33.33%) DevOps
6 35 (33.33%) Apache Spark
6 35 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (27.62%) Docker
7 29 (27.62%) HDFS
8 28 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (23.81%) Impala
10 23 (21.90%) Splunk
10 23 (21.90%) HBase
11 22 (20.95%) CouchDB
11 22 (20.95%) Puppet
11 22 (20.95%) Cascading
11 22 (20.95%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (20.95%) Microservices
12 21 (20.00%) Graphite
12 21 (20.00%) Salt
12 21 (20.00%) NoSQL
12 21 (20.00%) Apache Pig
12 21 (20.00%) TDD
13 20 (19.05%) CentOS
13 20 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 35 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 21 (20.00%) Apache Pig
3 6 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.81%) Apache
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.90%) Node.js
7 1 (0.95%) Jetty
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) Network Security
2 2 (1.90%) AMQP
2 2 (1.90%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (54.29%) Hadoop
2 44 (41.90%) Big Data
3 42 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 37 (35.24%) Apache Hive
5 25 (23.81%) Impala
5 25 (23.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 23 (21.90%) HBase
7 22 (20.95%) CouchDB
8 21 (20.00%) NoSQL
9 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.71%) MySQL
11 5 (4.76%) Sqoop
12 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.86%) Couchbase
14 2 (1.90%) Redis
14 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
14 2 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Git (software)
1 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.81%) Maven
3 1 (0.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) Selenium
3 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.95%) JUnit
3 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.95%) JMeter
3 1 (0.95%) Subversion
3 1 (0.95%) Mocha
3 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
1 9 (8.57%) Games
2 8 (7.62%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
4 1 (0.95%) Front Office
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (53.33%) Developer
2 30 (28.57%) Hadoop Developer
3 29 (27.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (21.90%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.48%) Big Data Developer
6 10 (9.52%) Architect
7 8 (7.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Hadoop Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (1.90%) Data Architect
11 2 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (1.90%) Software Engineer
12 1 (0.95%) Senior Software Engineer
12 1 (0.95%) SQL Developer
12 1 (0.95%) Hybris Developer
12 1 (0.95%) Principle Engineer
12 1 (0.95%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.67%) RabbitMQ
2 22 (20.95%) Cascading
3 18 (17.14%) Web Services
4 13 (12.38%) REST
4 13 (12.38%) RESTful
5 8 (7.62%) Spring
6 5 (4.76%) Apache Avro
7 4 (3.81%) Akka
7 4 (3.81%) JSON
7 4 (3.81%) SOAP
7 4 (3.81%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (3.81%) HTML
8 3 (2.86%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.86%) jQuery
8 3 (2.86%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.90%) ZeroMQ
9 2 (1.90%) J2EE
9 2 (1.90%) CSS
9 2 (1.90%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.62%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.81%) Online Games
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
4 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
5 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Replication
5 2 (1.90%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.95%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.95%) Statistics
6 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.95%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.95%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.00%) Linux
2 20 (19.05%) CentOS
2 20 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.00%) MapReduce
2 35 (33.33%) DevOps
2 35 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.95%) Microservices
4 21 (20.00%) TDD
5 11 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (10.48%) BDD
6 9 (8.57%) Open Source
6 9 (8.57%) Scrum
6 9 (8.57%) Data Management
7 8 (7.62%) OO
7 8 (7.62%) E-Commerce
7 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
7 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
8 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.67%) SDLC
8 7 (6.67%) Analytics
9 6 (5.71%) Multithreading
10 5 (4.76%) Kanban
10 5 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 76 (72.38%) Java
2 37 (35.24%) Scala
3 17 (16.19%) SQL
4 14 (13.33%) R
5 13 (12.38%) Python
6 10 (9.52%) Ruby
6 10 (9.52%) Bash Shell
7 8 (7.62%) Go
8 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.81%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.90%) C++
10 2 (1.90%) Groovy
11 1 (0.95%) C
11 1 (0.95%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 3 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (27.62%) Docker
1 29 (27.62%) HDFS
2 12 (11.43%) Apache Flume
3 4 (3.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 22 (20.95%) Puppet
1 22 (20.95%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (20.00%) Salt
2 21 (20.00%) Graphite
3 17 (16.19%) Hadoop YARN
4 13 (12.38%) Oozie
5 9 (8.57%) Ansible
6 3 (2.86%) Nagios
7 2 (1.90%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.90%) OpenView
7 2 (1.90%) Munin
7 2 (1.90%) Ambari
8 1 (0.95%) Cacti
8 1 (0.95%) Mesos
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) Splunk
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.81%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.86%) Informatica
6 2 (1.90%) Tableau
7 1 (0.95%) Vertica
7 1 (0.95%) Talend
7 1 (0.95%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.95%) NetApp
7 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.95%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.95%) Teradata
7 1 (0.95%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.95%) hybris
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) Cognos
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco
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