The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Kafka
UK / England
Rank 292 447 567
Rank change year-on-year +155 +120  
Contract jobs citing Kafka 307 167 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.34% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.36% 1.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 136 22
Median daily rate £525 £550 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £92.50
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13030 13829 13075
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.58% 28.19% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9047 9693 8586
Median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 213 173
Median hourly rate £41.64 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.57% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Kafka as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in England

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
London +116 269 £525 -4.54% 53
South East +27 16 £450 -25.00% 9
North West +40 12 £350 -46.15% 2
South West +5 5 £413 +10.00% 8
Yorkshire +12 3 £350 -26.31% 6
East Midlands - 2 £488 -
East of England - 1 £400 - 4
Kafka
UK

Kafka
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 England region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 419 (63.68%) Java
2 384 (58.36%) Hadoop
3 365 (55.47%) Apache Spark
4 351 (53.34%) Big Data
5 296 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
6 264 (40.12%) Scala
7 257 (39.06%) Python
8 238 (36.17%) Apache Hive
9 176 (26.75%) Amazon AWS
10 166 (25.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 156 (23.71%) Docker
12 155 (23.56%) DevOps
13 153 (23.25%) Linux
14 142 (21.58%) TDD
15 138 (20.97%) Elasticsearch
16 134 (20.36%) Finance
17 126 (19.15%) Git (software)
18 125 (19.00%) NoSQL
19 123 (18.69%) Spring
20 120 (18.24%) Apache
21 115 (17.48%) Jenkins
22 109 (16.57%) SQL
23 107 (16.26%) HBase
23 107 (16.26%) Microservices
24 102 (15.50%) Banking
25 99 (15.05%) HDFS
26 96 (14.59%) Hadoop YARN
27 95 (14.44%) Akka
28 94 (14.29%) R
29 83 (12.61%) BDD

Kafka
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 365 (55.47%) Apache Spark
2 138 (20.97%) Elasticsearch
3 120 (18.24%) Apache
4 64 (9.73%) Apache Pig
5 44 (6.69%) Apache Solr
6 16 (2.43%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.91%) Confluence
9 5 (0.76%) GemFire
9 5 (0.76%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.61%) SAS
10 4 (0.61%) WordPress
11 3 (0.46%) CMS
11 3 (0.46%) Jetty
11 3 (0.46%) Mule
11 3 (0.46%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.30%) WebORB
Applications
1 6 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.46%) SPSS
3 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 176 (26.75%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (4.71%) Amazon EMR
6 27 (4.10%) Amazon Kinesis
7 23 (3.50%) Amazon S3
8 22 (3.34%) GitHub
9 15 (2.28%) Twilio
10 14 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (1.37%) PaaS
13 8 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.76%) IaaS
15 3 (0.46%) Akamai
15 3 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.46%) Loggly
15 3 (0.46%) Sumo Logic
16 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.60%) HTTP
2 20 (3.04%) Internet
3 16 (2.43%) Kerberos
4 11 (1.67%) LDAP
5 9 (1.37%) MQTT
6 8 (1.22%) RTSP
7 7 (1.06%) SSL
8 6 (0.91%) DNS
9 5 (0.76%) AMQP
9 5 (0.76%) Firewall
9 5 (0.76%) Network Security
10 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.30%) Intranet
11 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.15%) BGP
12 1 (0.15%) LAN
12 1 (0.15%) MPLS
12 1 (0.15%) RTP
12 1 (0.15%) VPN
12 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (58.36%) Hadoop
2 351 (53.34%) Big Data
3 238 (36.17%) Apache Hive
4 166 (25.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 125 (19.00%) NoSQL
6 107 (16.26%) HBase
7 82 (12.46%) PostgreSQL
8 79 (12.01%) Relational Database
9 77 (11.70%) MongoDB
10 62 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
11 48 (7.29%) MySQL
12 43 (6.53%) Impala
13 40 (6.08%) SQL Server
13 40 (6.08%) Sqoop
14 34 (5.17%) Data Lake
15 32 (4.86%) Neo4j
16 30 (4.56%) RDBMS
17 25 (3.80%) Redis
18 21 (3.19%) Flink
19 19 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 126 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 115 (17.48%) Jenkins
3 66 (10.03%) Maven
4 49 (7.45%) JIRA
5 23 (3.50%) Selenium
6 17 (2.58%) CasperJS
6 17 (2.58%) PhantomJS
7 15 (2.28%) WebDriver
8 13 (1.98%) JUnit
8 13 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
9 12 (1.82%) Subversion
10 8 (1.22%) GoCD
10 8 (1.22%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.06%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.06%) Gradle
11 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.91%) ERwin
12 6 (0.91%) Hudson
General
1 134 (20.36%) Finance
2 102 (15.50%) Banking
3 33 (5.02%) Investment Banking
4 22 (3.34%) Retail
5 18 (2.74%) Front Office
6 14 (2.13%) Marketing
7 11 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.06%) Games
9 3 (0.46%) Electronics
9 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 273 (41.49%) Developer
2 168 (25.53%) Java Developer
3 107 (16.26%) Data Engineer
4 88 (13.37%) Architect
5 78 (11.85%) Big Data Engineer
6 75 (11.40%) Big Data Developer
7 73 (11.09%) Scala Developer
8 68 (10.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 44 (6.69%) AWS Engineer
10 43 (6.53%) Java Scala Developer
11 42 (6.38%) Data Architect
12 39 (5.93%) Apache Spark Developer
12 39 (5.93%) Senior Developer
13 36 (5.47%) Hadoop Engineer
14 33 (5.02%) AWS DevOps
14 33 (5.02%) Senior Java Developer
15 31 (4.71%) Big Data Architect
16 30 (4.56%) Administrator
17 29 (4.41%) Java Engineer
18 28 (4.26%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (18.69%) Spring
2 95 (14.44%) Akka
3 68 (10.33%) REST
4 53 (8.05%) Spring Boot
5 52 (7.90%) Spark Streaming
6 51 (7.75%) Node.js
7 50 (7.60%) JSON
7 50 (7.60%) RabbitMQ
8 47 (7.14%) Hibernate
8 47 (7.14%) HTML
9 44 (6.69%) Apache Avro
10 39 (5.93%) Web Services
11 36 (5.47%) AngularJS
12 34 (5.17%) Play Framework
13 33 (5.02%) JMS
13 33 (5.02%) XML
14 29 (4.41%) CSS
15 25 (3.80%) .NET
16 23 (3.50%) Apache Camel
16 23 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.23%) Algorithms
3 29 (4.41%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.04%) Fintech
5 12 (1.82%) EPoS
5 12 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 10 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.22%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.06%) Clustering
8 7 (1.06%) Derivative
8 7 (1.06%) Grid Computing
8 7 (1.06%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.06%) User Experience
9 6 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.76%) Replication
11 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 153 (23.25%) Linux
2 63 (9.57%) Unix
3 18 (2.74%) CentOS
3 18 (2.74%) Ubuntu
3 18 (2.74%) Windows
4 17 (2.58%) Android
4 17 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.61%) Fedora
7 3 (0.46%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.30%) Debian
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (23.56%) DevOps
3 142 (21.58%) TDD
4 107 (16.26%) Microservices
5 83 (12.61%) BDD
6 80 (12.16%) Open Source
7 72 (10.94%) MapReduce
8 66 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (9.42%) ETL
9 62 (9.42%) Scrum
9 62 (9.42%) Software Engineering
10 48 (7.29%) Analytics
11 44 (6.69%) Pair Programming
12 42 (6.38%) Data Modelling
12 42 (6.38%) Machine Learning
13 40 (6.08%) E-Commerce
14 34 (5.17%) SOA
15 32 (4.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 32 (4.86%) Unit Testing
16 31 (4.71%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 419 (63.68%) Java
2 264 (40.12%) Scala
3 257 (39.06%) Python
4 109 (16.57%) SQL
5 94 (14.29%) R
6 82 (12.46%) JavaScript
7 72 (10.94%) Bash Shell
8 41 (6.23%) Perl
9 32 (4.86%) C#
10 21 (3.19%) C++
10 21 (3.19%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.58%) Go
11 17 (2.58%) XPath
12 16 (2.43%) PHP
13 15 (2.28%) C
13 15 (2.28%) Ruby
14 8 (1.22%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.91%) Clojure
15 6 (0.91%) Groovy
16 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (4.26%) Degree
2 14 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.91%) PhD
5 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.30%) RHCE
5 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.15%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.15%) CCIE
6 1 (0.15%) CFA
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.22%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) FATCA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 156 (23.71%) Docker
2 99 (15.05%) HDFS
3 61 (9.27%) Apache Flume
4 55 (8.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.91%) LXC
7 5 (0.76%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.46%) Snort
9 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (0.30%) vSphere
10 1 (0.15%) etcd
10 1 (0.15%) Gluster
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (14.59%) Hadoop YARN
2 64 (9.73%) Ansible
2 64 (9.73%) Puppet
3 41 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (4.56%) Kubernetes
5 27 (4.10%) Oozie
6 20 (3.04%) Nagios
7 19 (2.89%) Mesos
8 18 (2.74%) Terraform
9 14 (2.13%) Kibana
10 13 (1.98%) Ambari
11 11 (1.67%) logstash
12 7 (1.06%) Marathon
13 6 (0.91%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.76%) Salt
15 3 (0.46%) FreeIPA
15 3 (0.46%) Graphite
15 3 (0.46%) OSSEC
15 3 (0.46%) Rancher
15 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (8.21%) Hortonworks
2 37 (5.62%) Oracle
3 36 (5.47%) Cloudera
4 27 (4.10%) Microsoft
5 23 (3.50%) Teradata
6 18 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.98%) Talend
9 12 (1.82%) Tableau
10 11 (1.67%) Google
10 11 (1.67%) Netezza
10 11 (1.67%) Splunk
11 10 (1.52%) Informatica
12 9 (1.37%) IBM
13 8 (1.22%) SAP
14 7 (1.06%) New Relic
14 7 (1.06%) VMware
15 6 (0.91%) Alteryx
15 6 (0.91%) TIBCO
16 5 (0.76%) ServiceNow
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