The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 458 593
Rank change year-on-year +155 +135  
Contract jobs citing Kafka 324 186 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.34% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.27% 1.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 154 27
Median daily rate £520 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £439
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14295 15148 14225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.40% 27.98% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9923 10542 9247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 222 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Kafka
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Kafka in the UK

Kafka
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Kafka 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 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
England +165 308 £525 -4.54% 87
London +116 270 £525 -4.54% 65
City of London +27 35 £500 -9.09% 11
South East +23 16 £450 -25.00% 5
Wales +1 13 £400 +11.11% 1
North West +41 12 £350 -46.15% 2
Cardiff +11 11 £400 +6.66% 1
South Wales +10 11 £400 +6.66% 1
Manchester +22 8 £310 -52.30% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £425 -
South West +4 5 £413 +10.00% 6
Berkshire - 4 £325 - 2
Cheshire - 4 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +16 3 £350 -26.31% 3
West Yorkshire +15 3 £350 -24.32% 2
Leeds +6 3 £350 -24.32% 2
Surrey +4 3 £450 +13.92%
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Chester - 3 £350 -
Scotland - 3 £488 - 1
Bournemouth +8 2 - - 2
Dorset +6 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 £488 - 2
Farnborough - 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 £431 -
Reading - 2 £285 - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £425 -
Westminster - 2 £475 -
Croydon - 2 £400 -

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 with a requirement for Kafka.

1 445 (64.77%) Java
2 381 (55.46%) Hadoop
3 361 (52.55%) Apache Spark
4 354 (51.53%) Big Data
5 307 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
6 263 (38.28%) Python
7 255 (37.12%) Scala
8 233 (33.92%) Apache Hive
9 178 (25.91%) Amazon AWS
10 175 (25.47%) Linux
11 172 (25.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 163 (23.73%) Docker
12 163 (23.73%) DevOps
13 148 (21.54%) Spring
14 143 (20.82%) Elasticsearch
15 142 (20.67%) Finance
16 135 (19.65%) TDD
17 132 (19.21%) Microservices
18 127 (18.49%) Git (software)
19 125 (18.20%) NoSQL
20 121 (17.61%) Jenkins
21 120 (17.47%) Apache
22 117 (17.03%) HBase
23 105 (15.28%) HDFS
24 104 (15.14%) Hadoop YARN
24 104 (15.14%) SQL
25 103 (14.99%) Banking
26 102 (14.85%) MongoDB
27 93 (13.54%) Akka
28 92 (13.39%) R

Kafka
Co-occurring 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
1 361 (52.55%) Apache Spark
2 143 (20.82%) Elasticsearch
3 120 (17.47%) Apache
4 66 (9.61%) Apache Pig
5 45 (6.55%) Apache Solr
6 17 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (0.87%) Confluence
9 6 (0.87%) JBoss
10 5 (0.73%) GemFire
10 5 (0.73%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.58%) Jetty
11 4 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.58%) SAS
11 4 (0.58%) WordPress
12 3 (0.44%) CMS
12 3 (0.44%) Mule
12 3 (0.44%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (0.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.44%) SPSS
3 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 178 (25.91%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (4.51%) Amazon EMR
4 31 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (3.78%) Amazon S3
6 24 (3.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 21 (3.06%) GitHub
8 16 (2.33%) Twilio
9 15 (2.18%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (1.31%) PaaS
12 5 (0.73%) IaaS
13 4 (0.58%) Akamai
13 4 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.44%) Loggly
14 3 (0.44%) Route 53
14 3 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
15 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.32%) HTTP
2 21 (3.06%) Kerberos
3 20 (2.91%) Internet
4 14 (2.04%) LDAP
5 10 (1.46%) SSL
6 8 (1.16%) DNS
7 6 (0.87%) MQTT
7 6 (0.87%) RTSP
8 5 (0.73%) AMQP
8 5 (0.73%) Firewall
8 5 (0.73%) Network Security
8 5 (0.73%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.29%) Intranet
9 2 (0.29%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.15%) BGP
10 1 (0.15%) DSL
10 1 (0.15%) MPLS
10 1 (0.15%) RTP
10 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (55.46%) Hadoop
2 354 (51.53%) Big Data
3 233 (33.92%) Apache Hive
4 172 (25.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 125 (18.20%) NoSQL
6 117 (17.03%) HBase
7 102 (14.85%) MongoDB
8 86 (12.52%) Relational Database
9 78 (11.35%) PostgreSQL
10 62 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (7.13%) MySQL
12 47 (6.84%) Neo4j
13 46 (6.70%) Impala
14 42 (6.11%) Sqoop
15 40 (5.82%) SQL Server
16 35 (5.09%) Data Lake
17 28 (4.08%) RDBMS
18 23 (3.35%) Redis
19 19 (2.77%) Amazon Redshift
20 18 (2.62%) Flink
Development Applications
1 127 (18.49%) Git (software)
2 121 (17.61%) Jenkins
3 70 (10.19%) Maven
4 49 (7.13%) JIRA
5 24 (3.49%) Cucumber
5 24 (3.49%) Selenium
6 17 (2.47%) CasperJS
6 17 (2.47%) PhantomJS
7 14 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 13 (1.89%) JUnit
8 13 (1.89%) Subversion
8 13 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
9 8 (1.16%) Gradle
9 8 (1.16%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.16%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.02%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.02%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.02%) GoCD
11 6 (0.87%) ERwin
11 6 (0.87%) Hudson
General
1 142 (20.67%) Finance
2 103 (14.99%) Banking
3 31 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.06%) Retail
5 18 (2.62%) Front Office
6 13 (1.89%) Marketing
7 10 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.87%) Games
9 3 (0.44%) Electronics
9 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.44%) German Language
9 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 291 (42.36%) Developer
2 188 (27.37%) Java Developer
3 101 (14.70%) Data Engineer
4 90 (13.10%) Architect
5 79 (11.50%) Big Data Engineer
6 74 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 73 (10.63%) Big Data Developer
8 70 (10.19%) Scala Developer
9 46 (6.70%) AWS Engineer
10 42 (6.11%) Data Architect
11 41 (5.97%) Java Scala Developer
12 36 (5.24%) Administrator
12 36 (5.24%) Apache Spark Developer
12 36 (5.24%) Hadoop Engineer
12 36 (5.24%) Senior Developer
13 35 (5.09%) AWS DevOps
14 32 (4.66%) Java Engineer
15 30 (4.37%) Big Data Architect
15 30 (4.37%) Hadoop Administrator
15 30 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (21.54%) Spring
2 93 (13.54%) Akka
3 84 (12.23%) REST
4 79 (11.50%) Spring Boot
5 68 (9.90%) JSON
6 62 (9.02%) Hibernate
7 61 (8.88%) HTML
8 52 (7.57%) Node.js
9 49 (7.13%) RabbitMQ
10 47 (6.84%) Spark Streaming
11 41 (5.97%) RESTful
12 40 (5.82%) Web Services
13 38 (5.53%) Apache Avro
14 36 (5.24%) AngularJS
15 32 (4.66%) Play Framework
16 31 (4.51%) XML
17 29 (4.22%) CSS
17 29 (4.22%) JMS
18 26 (3.78%) .NET
18 26 (3.78%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.97%) Algorithms
3 29 (4.22%) Data Structures
4 20 (2.91%) Fintech
5 13 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (1.75%) EPoS
6 12 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.02%) Clustering
9 7 (1.02%) Derivative
9 7 (1.02%) Grid Computing
9 7 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.87%) User Experience
10 6 (0.87%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.73%) Replication
12 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 175 (25.47%) Linux
2 79 (11.50%) Unix
3 21 (3.06%) CentOS
3 21 (3.06%) Mac OS X
4 19 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (2.77%) Ubuntu
4 19 (2.77%) Windows
5 17 (2.47%) Android
5 17 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.73%) Fedora
7 3 (0.44%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.29%) Debian
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (23.73%) DevOps
3 135 (19.65%) TDD
4 132 (19.21%) Microservices
5 87 (12.66%) Scrum
6 83 (12.08%) Open Source
6 83 (12.08%) Software Engineering
7 78 (11.35%) BDD
8 73 (10.63%) MapReduce
9 67 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (8.88%) ETL
11 48 (6.99%) Analytics
12 44 (6.40%) Configuration Management
13 41 (5.97%) Data Modelling
13 41 (5.97%) Machine Learning
14 39 (5.68%) E-Commerce
14 39 (5.68%) Pair Programming
15 36 (5.24%) Continuous Deployment
16 34 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (4.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 445 (64.77%) Java
2 263 (38.28%) Python
3 255 (37.12%) Scala
4 104 (15.14%) SQL
5 92 (13.39%) R
6 84 (12.23%) JavaScript
7 80 (11.64%) Bash Shell
8 46 (6.70%) Perl
9 34 (4.95%) Go
10 32 (4.66%) C#
11 25 (3.64%) C++
12 21 (3.06%) Shell Script
13 20 (2.91%) PHP
14 17 (2.47%) C
14 17 (2.47%) XPath
15 16 (2.33%) Ruby
16 8 (1.16%) MATLAB
17 7 (1.02%) Clojure
18 6 (0.87%) Groovy
19 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (4.08%) Degree
2 19 (2.77%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (1.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.87%) PhD
5 2 (0.29%) RHCE
5 2 (0.29%) 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 9 (1.31%) Data Quality
1 9 (1.31%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.29%) FATCA
3 2 (0.29%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 163 (23.73%) Docker
2 105 (15.28%) HDFS
3 66 (9.61%) Apache Flume
4 58 (8.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.87%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.87%) LXC
7 3 (0.44%) Snort
7 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.29%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) etcd
9 1 (0.15%) Gluster
9 1 (0.15%) KVM
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 104 (15.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 73 (10.63%) Puppet
3 69 (10.04%) Ansible
4 42 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (5.09%) Kubernetes
6 33 (4.80%) Oozie
7 22 (3.20%) Mesos
8 21 (3.06%) Nagios
9 19 (2.77%) Terraform
10 17 (2.47%) Kibana
10 17 (2.47%) logstash
11 16 (2.33%) Ambari
12 8 (1.16%) Marathon
13 7 (1.02%) OpenAM
14 6 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
15 5 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
15 5 (0.73%) Data Guard
15 5 (0.73%) Salt
16 4 (0.58%) FreeIPA
17 3 (0.44%) Graphite
Vendors
1 56 (8.15%) Hortonworks
2 43 (6.26%) Cloudera
3 42 (6.11%) Oracle
4 27 (3.93%) Microsoft
5 21 (3.06%) Teradata
6 20 (2.91%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.18%) IBM
7 15 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.89%) Tableau
8 13 (1.89%) Talend
9 12 (1.75%) Google
9 12 (1.75%) Splunk
10 10 (1.46%) Informatica
10 10 (1.46%) Netezza
11 8 (1.16%) SAP
11 8 (1.16%) VMware
12 7 (1.02%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.02%) New Relic
13 6 (0.87%) Alteryx
13 6 (0.87%) ServiceNow
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