The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Kafka skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Kafka over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Kafka
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 118 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs citing Kafka 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Kafka is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 380 491 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.79% 20.87% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 901 929
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 5
Median hourly rate £31.00 £16.06 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.08% -46.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £8.88 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £34.50 £34.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Kafka as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in Berkshire

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kafka in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in Berkshire

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in Berkshire

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Reading +20 5 £525 +5.00%
Kafka
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 8 (61.54%) IBM
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
1 8 (61.54%) MongoDB
1 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
2 7 (53.85%) Node.js
2 7 (53.85%) Redis
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
2 7 (53.85%) Docker
3 6 (46.15%) HTTP
3 6 (46.15%) RESTful
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (23.08%) Big Data
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) J2EE
6 3 (23.08%) API Development
7 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
7 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 2 (15.38%) REST
7 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (15.38%) Open Source
7 2 (15.38%) OpenID
7 2 (15.38%) BDD

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
1 2 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MongoDB
1 8 (61.54%) NoSQL
2 7 (53.85%) Redis
3 3 (23.08%) Big Data
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
4 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (7.69%) Neo4j
5 1 (7.69%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Node.js
2 6 (46.15%) RESTful
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 2 (15.38%) OAuth
4 2 (15.38%) OpenID
4 2 (15.38%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) DevOps
2 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (23.08%) API Development
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (7.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
1 1 (7.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Cadence
2 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
2 1 (7.69%) Hortonworks
2 1 (7.69%) SAP