The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 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.

Apache Kafka
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 291 392
Rank change year-on-year +116 +101  
Contract jobs citing Kafka 270 143 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.37% 0.63% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.95% 1.99% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 118 24
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 £425 £438 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £488
% change year-on-year - -17.94%  
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6838 7197 6469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.70% 31.89% 30.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5104 5408 4685
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.37 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Kafka in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka in London

Kafka
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Kafka within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +27 35 £500 -9.09% 10
Croydon - 2 £400 -
Westminster - 2 £475 -
Thornton Heath - 1 £525 -
Kafka
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Kafka.

1 365 (65.18%) Java
2 323 (57.68%) Hadoop
3 314 (56.07%) Apache Spark
4 295 (52.68%) Big Data
5 252 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 233 (41.61%) Scala
7 228 (40.71%) Python
8 206 (36.79%) Apache Hive
9 156 (27.86%) Amazon AWS
10 155 (27.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 145 (25.89%) Docker
12 139 (24.82%) DevOps
13 128 (22.86%) Elasticsearch
14 127 (22.68%) Linux
15 118 (21.07%) TDD
16 112 (20.00%) Finance
17 106 (18.93%) Spring
17 106 (18.93%) Git (software)
18 99 (17.68%) NoSQL
18 99 (17.68%) Microservices
19 93 (16.61%) Akka
20 91 (16.25%) Jenkins
20 91 (16.25%) Apache
21 90 (16.07%) HBase
21 90 (16.07%) HDFS
22 89 (15.89%) R
23 87 (15.54%) Banking
24 86 (15.36%) Hadoop YARN
25 85 (15.18%) SQL
26 76 (13.57%) JavaScript

Kafka
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 314 (56.07%) Apache Spark
2 128 (22.86%) Elasticsearch
3 91 (16.25%) Apache
4 54 (9.64%) Apache Pig
5 43 (7.68%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.89%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.71%) SAS
8 4 (0.71%) WordPress
9 3 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.54%) Confluence
9 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Qpid
10 2 (0.36%) GemFire
10 2 (0.36%) Jetty
10 2 (0.36%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.36%) WebORB
11 1 (0.18%) JBoss
11 1 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SPSS
2 2 (0.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 156 (27.86%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.89%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (5.54%) Amazon EMR
5 26 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (3.93%) Amazon Kinesis
7 21 (3.75%) Amazon S3
8 17 (3.04%) GitHub
9 16 (2.86%) Twilio
10 15 (2.68%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.71%) Akamai
12 4 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.71%) PaaS
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.36%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.36%) Route 53
15 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.04%) HTTP
2 17 (3.04%) Kerberos
3 16 (2.86%) Internet
4 14 (2.50%) LDAP
5 7 (1.25%) DNS
5 7 (1.25%) SSL
6 6 (1.07%) MQTT
6 6 (1.07%) RTSP
7 5 (0.89%) Firewall
8 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.36%) Intranet
10 1 (0.18%) BGP
10 1 (0.18%) MPLS
10 1 (0.18%) Network Security
10 1 (0.18%) RTP
10 1 (0.18%) SMS
10 1 (0.18%) STUN
10 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 323 (57.68%) Hadoop
2 295 (52.68%) Big Data
3 206 (36.79%) Apache Hive
4 155 (27.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 99 (17.68%) NoSQL
6 90 (16.07%) HBase
7 69 (12.32%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (11.61%) Relational Database
9 64 (11.43%) MongoDB
10 50 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (7.50%) MySQL
12 37 (6.61%) Impala
13 34 (6.07%) SQL Server
14 33 (5.89%) Sqoop
15 29 (5.18%) Neo4j
16 24 (4.29%) RDBMS
17 22 (3.93%) Data Lake
18 18 (3.21%) Flink
18 18 (3.21%) Redis
19 17 (3.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 106 (18.93%) Git (software)
2 91 (16.25%) Jenkins
3 66 (11.79%) Maven
4 44 (7.86%) JIRA
5 23 (4.11%) Selenium
6 17 (3.04%) CasperJS
6 17 (3.04%) PhantomJS
7 13 (2.32%) Subversion
7 13 (2.32%) WebDriver
8 10 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (1.43%) JUnit
9 8 (1.43%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.43%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.25%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.07%) ERwin
11 6 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.89%) Ant
12 5 (0.89%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.89%) Hudson
13 4 (0.71%) Gradle
General
1 112 (20.00%) Finance
2 87 (15.54%) Banking
3 31 (5.54%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.21%) Front Office
5 17 (3.04%) Retail
6 11 (1.96%) Marketing
7 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.89%) Games
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 235 (41.96%) Developer
2 143 (25.54%) Java Developer
3 85 (15.18%) Data Engineer
4 69 (12.32%) Scala Developer
5 68 (12.14%) Big Data Developer
5 68 (12.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 65 (11.61%) Architect
7 64 (11.43%) Big Data Engineer
8 43 (7.68%) AWS Engineer
9 40 (7.14%) Java Scala Developer
10 35 (6.25%) Apache Spark Developer
11 34 (6.07%) AWS DevOps
11 34 (6.07%) Hadoop Engineer
12 31 (5.54%) Senior Developer
13 29 (5.18%) Administrator
14 25 (4.46%) Data Architect
14 25 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
15 24 (4.29%) Hadoop Administrator
15 24 (4.29%) Java Architect
15 24 (4.29%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (18.93%) Spring
2 93 (16.61%) Akka
3 54 (9.64%) REST
4 44 (7.86%) Hibernate
5 43 (7.68%) HTML
5 43 (7.68%) Node.js
6 42 (7.50%) Spring Boot
7 41 (7.32%) Spark Streaming
8 36 (6.43%) Apache Avro
9 34 (6.07%) Web Services
10 33 (5.89%) RabbitMQ
11 32 (5.71%) AngularJS
11 32 (5.71%) Play Framework
12 30 (5.36%) JSON
13 24 (4.29%) JMS
14 23 (4.11%) CSS
15 22 (3.93%) XML
16 20 (3.57%) .NET
17 19 (3.39%) Apache Camel
17 19 (3.39%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.61%) Algorithms
2 32 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.18%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.57%) Fintech
5 12 (2.14%) EPoS
6 11 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.25%) Derivative
10 6 (1.07%) Grid Computing
10 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.07%) User Experience
10 6 (1.07%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.71%) Clustering
12 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.54%) Replication
14 2 (0.36%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 127 (22.68%) Linux
2 53 (9.46%) Unix
3 21 (3.75%) CentOS
4 17 (3.04%) Android
4 17 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.68%) Ubuntu
5 15 (2.68%) Windows
6 7 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.89%) Fedora
8 3 (0.54%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (24.82%) DevOps
3 118 (21.07%) TDD
4 99 (17.68%) Microservices
5 72 (12.86%) BDD
6 61 (10.89%) Open Source
7 60 (10.71%) MapReduce
8 57 (10.18%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (9.82%) Scrum
10 54 (9.64%) Software Engineering
11 50 (8.93%) ETL
12 43 (7.68%) Analytics
13 39 (6.96%) Machine Learning
13 39 (6.96%) Pair Programming
14 35 (6.25%) E-Commerce
15 32 (5.71%) Data Modelling
16 31 (5.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (5.36%) SOA
18 28 (5.00%) Automated Testing
18 28 (5.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 365 (65.18%) Java
2 233 (41.61%) Scala
3 228 (40.71%) Python
4 89 (15.89%) R
5 85 (15.18%) SQL
6 76 (13.57%) JavaScript
7 69 (12.32%) Bash Shell
8 41 (7.32%) Perl
9 21 (3.75%) C#
10 17 (3.04%) C++
10 17 (3.04%) XPath
11 14 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.32%) Go
12 13 (2.32%) Ruby
13 11 (1.96%) C
14 9 (1.61%) PHP
15 8 (1.43%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.07%) Groovy
17 5 (0.89%) Clojure
17 5 (0.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 25 (4.46%) Degree
2 11 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.07%) PhD
5 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.36%) RHCE
5 2 (0.36%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.18%) CCIE
6 1 (0.18%) CFA
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.07%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) FATCA
3 2 (0.36%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 145 (25.89%) Docker
2 90 (16.07%) HDFS
3 50 (8.93%) Apache Flume
4 41 (7.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.07%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.54%) Snort
8 2 (0.36%) LXC
8 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.18%) etcd
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 86 (15.36%) Hadoop YARN
2 53 (9.46%) Puppet
3 50 (8.93%) Ansible
4 33 (5.89%) Kubernetes
5 30 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (4.64%) Oozie
7 16 (2.86%) Terraform
8 15 (2.68%) Mesos
8 15 (2.68%) Nagios
9 12 (2.14%) Ambari
10 10 (1.79%) Kibana
11 7 (1.25%) Marathon
11 7 (1.25%) OpenAM
12 6 (1.07%) logstash
13 4 (0.71%) FreeIPA
14 3 (0.54%) OSSEC
14 3 (0.54%) Rancher
15 2 (0.36%) Graphite
15 2 (0.36%) Packer
16 1 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 46 (8.21%) Hortonworks
2 32 (5.71%) Cloudera
2 32 (5.71%) Oracle
3 22 (3.93%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.57%) Teradata
5 17 (3.04%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.32%) Tableau
8 10 (1.79%) Informatica
8 10 (1.79%) Talend
9 8 (1.43%) Splunk
10 6 (1.07%) Alteryx
10 6 (1.07%) Google
10 6 (1.07%) SAP
10 6 (1.07%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.07%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.07%) VMware
11 5 (0.89%) IBM
12 4 (0.71%) New Relic
13 3 (0.54%) MuleSoft
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