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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Kafka
UK
Rank 292 469 572
Rank change year-on-year
+177 +103
Contract jobs citing Kafka 341 150 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.29% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 1.02% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 123 21
Median daily rate £550 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £398 £550
% change year-on-year
+28.93% -27.72%
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
13751 14734 13681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.66% 28.97% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9453 10131 9262
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 £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 264 181
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +190 324 £550 -4.34% 64
London +141 284 £550 -4.34% 47
City of London +13 44 £525 -4.54% 8
South East +31 19 £513 +3.53% 3
Wales -4 12 £403 +7.33% 1
Cardiff +11 11 £401 +7.00%
South Wales -2 11 £401 +7.00%
Buckinghamshire - 9 - -
East of England - 8 £550 - 3
Canary Wharf - 7 £575 -
South West +16 6 £625 - 1
Berkshire - 6 £500 - 2
Bristol - 5 £625 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £550 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 4 £575 +15.00% 3
Yorkshire +5 4 £575 +15.00% 5
Leeds +2 4 £575 +15.00% 3
North West +20 3 - - 4
Suffolk - 3 - -
Reading - 3 £500 - 1
Newbury - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £575 - 1
Ipswich - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £400 -
Croydon - 2 £463 -
Aberdeen - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - - 3
Westminster - 2 £493 -
Manchester +15 1 - - 1

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 494 (68.61%) Java
2 400 (55.56%) Hadoop
3 396 (55.00%) Apache Spark
4 380 (52.78%) Big Data
5 360 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 284 (39.44%) Scala
7 256 (35.56%) Python
8 231 (32.08%) Apache Hive
9 206 (28.61%) TDD
10 162 (22.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 156 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
12 141 (19.58%) Spring
13 140 (19.44%) Linux
14 139 (19.31%) NoSQL
15 134 (18.61%) SQL
16 133 (18.47%) Apache
17 132 (18.33%) Scrum
18 131 (18.19%) Finance
18 131 (18.19%) BDD
19 130 (18.06%) Git (software)
19 130 (18.06%) Microservices
20 127 (17.64%) Elasticsearch
21 126 (17.50%) Jenkins
22 120 (16.67%) DevOps
22 120 (16.67%) Banking
23 116 (16.11%) HBase
23 116 (16.11%) Docker
24 107 (14.86%) JSON
25 96 (13.33%) R
26 95 (13.19%) REST

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
1 396 (55.00%) Apache Spark
2 133 (18.47%) Apache
3 127 (17.64%) Elasticsearch
4 63 (8.75%) Apache Pig
5 41 (5.69%) Apache Solr
6 13 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.25%) GemFire
9 7 (0.97%) Confluence
9 7 (0.97%) JBoss
10 6 (0.83%) Jetty
10 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.69%) nginx
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.56%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.56%) SAS
13 3 (0.42%) Mule
13 3 (0.42%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.28%) SPSS
3 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Unica
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 156 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
4 26 (3.61%) Amazon Kinesis
5 21 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (2.64%) GitHub
7 18 (2.50%) Amazon EMR
7 18 (2.50%) PaaS
8 17 (2.36%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.28%) SaaS
12 1 (0.14%) Akamai
12 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.03%) HTTP
2 43 (5.97%) MQTT
3 37 (5.14%) RTSP
4 17 (2.36%) Kerberos
5 12 (1.67%) Internet
6 8 (1.11%) LAN
6 8 (1.11%) WAN
7 7 (0.97%) DNS
8 6 (0.83%) AMQP
9 5 (0.69%) SSL
10 4 (0.56%) Network Security
11 3 (0.42%) LDAP
12 2 (0.28%) Firewall
12 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.14%) BGP
13 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.14%) MPLS
13 1 (0.14%) RTP
13 1 (0.14%) STUN
13 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (55.56%) Hadoop
2 380 (52.78%) Big Data
3 231 (32.08%) Apache Hive
4 162 (22.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 139 (19.31%) NoSQL
6 116 (16.11%) HBase
7 95 (13.19%) Relational Database
8 89 (12.36%) PostgreSQL
9 85 (11.81%) MongoDB
10 58 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
11 57 (7.92%) Sqoop
12 51 (7.08%) MySQL
13 44 (6.11%) Impala
14 39 (5.42%) RDBMS
15 37 (5.14%) Neo4j
16 35 (4.86%) Data Lake
17 34 (4.72%) Redis
18 32 (4.44%) Flink
19 30 (4.17%) SQL Server
20 25 (3.47%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 130 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 126 (17.50%) Jenkins
3 60 (8.33%) JIRA
4 46 (6.39%) Maven
5 23 (3.19%) WebDriver
6 21 (2.92%) Selenium
7 16 (2.22%) Subversion
8 15 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.94%) Gradle
10 12 (1.67%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.53%) JUnit
11 11 (1.53%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (1.39%) CasperJS
12 10 (1.39%) PhantomJS
13 9 (1.25%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.11%) GoCD
15 7 (0.97%) NUnit
16 6 (0.83%) ERwin
16 6 (0.83%) IntelliJ
16 6 (0.83%) Mercurial
General
1 131 (18.19%) Finance
2 120 (16.67%) Banking
3 41 (5.69%) Retail
4 39 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.61%) Front Office
6 20 (2.78%) Marketing
7 14 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.83%) Advertising
8 6 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (0.69%) Games
10 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) German Language
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Law
12 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 342 (47.50%) Developer
2 222 (30.83%) Java Developer
3 112 (15.56%) Data Engineer
4 93 (12.92%) Scala Developer
5 91 (12.64%) Architect
6 88 (12.22%) Big Data Developer
7 83 (11.53%) Big Data Engineer
8 79 (10.97%) Senior Developer
9 70 (9.72%) Senior Java Developer
10 51 (7.08%) Apache Spark Developer
11 49 (6.81%) Data Architect
12 42 (5.83%) Java Scala Developer
13 36 (5.00%) Big Data Architect
14 34 (4.72%) Hadoop Engineer
15 33 (4.58%) Hadoop Developer
16 32 (4.44%) Administrator
16 32 (4.44%) Agile Developer
16 32 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
17 31 (4.31%) Agile Java Developer
18 25 (3.47%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (19.58%) Spring
2 107 (14.86%) JSON
3 95 (13.19%) REST
4 87 (12.08%) Akka
5 63 (8.75%) Spark Streaming
6 52 (7.22%) Hibernate
7 51 (7.08%) Node.js
8 45 (6.25%) Apache Avro
8 45 (6.25%) Spring Boot
8 45 (6.25%) Web Services
9 43 (5.97%) RabbitMQ
9 43 (5.97%) SOAP
10 42 (5.83%) JMS
10 42 (5.83%) Protocol Buffers
11 40 (5.56%) XML
12 37 (5.14%) RESTful
13 36 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
13 36 (5.00%) HTML
14 35 (4.86%) Samza
15 34 (4.72%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.83%) Statistics
3 37 (5.14%) Video on Demand
4 34 (4.72%) Algorithms
5 33 (4.58%) Public Cloud
6 29 (4.03%) Data Structures
7 23 (3.19%) Data Integration
8 15 (2.08%) Blockchain
8 15 (2.08%) Streaming Video
9 14 (1.94%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.53%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.53%) Grid Computing
12 10 (1.39%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.39%) User Experience
13 8 (1.11%) EPoS
13 8 (1.11%) Fintech
14 7 (0.97%) Clustering
14 7 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 140 (19.44%) Linux
2 65 (9.03%) Unix
3 31 (4.31%) Windows
4 15 (2.08%) Android
4 15 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.39%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.97%) CentOS
9 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (28.61%) TDD
3 132 (18.33%) Scrum
4 131 (18.19%) BDD
5 130 (18.06%) Microservices
6 120 (16.67%) DevOps
7 87 (12.08%) Pair Programming
8 85 (11.81%) Open Source
9 77 (10.69%) MapReduce
10 66 (9.17%) Software Engineering
11 65 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (9.03%) ETL
12 59 (8.19%) High Availability
13 54 (7.50%) Analytics
14 44 (6.11%) Data Modelling
15 43 (5.97%) Machine Learning
16 41 (5.69%) OO
17 40 (5.56%) Configuration Management
18 38 (5.28%) Kanban
18 38 (5.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 494 (68.61%) Java
2 284 (39.44%) Scala
3 256 (35.56%) Python
4 134 (18.61%) SQL
5 96 (13.33%) R
6 61 (8.47%) JavaScript
7 54 (7.50%) C
8 34 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 33 (4.58%) Perl
10 29 (4.03%) Shell Script
11 21 (2.92%) C#
12 18 (2.50%) C++
13 16 (2.22%) Go
13 16 (2.22%) PHP
14 15 (2.08%) Clojure
15 10 (1.39%) XPath
16 8 (1.11%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.11%) Ruby
17 7 (0.97%) ES6
18 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (3.47%) Degree
2 24 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.56%) PhD
5 4 (0.56%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.28%) RHCE
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.50%) QA
2 12 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.42%) FATCA
3 3 (0.42%) SDET
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 116 (16.11%) Docker
2 91 (12.64%) HDFS
3 85 (11.81%) Apache Flume
4 41 (5.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.42%) LXC
6 3 (0.42%) Snort
6 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.28%) vCloud
7 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) etcd
8 1 (0.14%) Gluster
8 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 67 (9.31%) Hadoop YARN
2 54 (7.50%) Ansible
3 39 (5.42%) Puppet
4 28 (3.89%) Oozie
5 24 (3.33%) Kibana
6 23 (3.19%) logstash
7 17 (2.36%) Ambari
8 16 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.81%) Kubernetes
10 12 (1.67%) Terraform
11 9 (1.25%) Mesos
12 7 (0.97%) Marathon
12 7 (0.97%) Nagios
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
14 4 (0.56%) Data Guard
15 3 (0.42%) OSSEC
16 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
16 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 56 (7.78%) Hortonworks
2 45 (6.25%) Oracle
3 41 (5.69%) Cloudera
4 30 (4.17%) Teradata
5 27 (3.75%) IBM
6 18 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.67%) Microsoft
9 11 (1.53%) Netezza
9 11 (1.53%) Tableau
9 11 (1.53%) Talend
10 10 (1.39%) Cisco
11 9 (1.25%) Google
12 8 (1.11%) Informatica
13 7 (0.97%) Splunk
14 6 (0.83%) SAP
15 5 (0.69%) AppDynamics
15 5 (0.69%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.69%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.69%) VMware
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