The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 196 192 207
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing KDB 12 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.83% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate
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£550 £675 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £515 £568
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £725 £708
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1452 1368 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.88% 23.14% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 1044 1141
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -36.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.00 £34.99 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KDB across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

KDB
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing KDB across the City of London region.

KDB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

KDB
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KDB across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

KDB Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing KDB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited KDB.

1 8 (44.44%) Front Office
1 8 (44.44%) Low Latency
1 8 (44.44%) Algorithms
2 7 (38.89%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) Multithreading
5 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (22.22%) C++
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) OOP
6 3 (16.67%) OO
6 3 (16.67%) WCF
6 3 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) C
7 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (11.11%) Market Making
7 2 (11.11%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (11.11%) PhD
7 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (5.56%) Physics
8 1 (5.56%) Computer Science

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing KDB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited KDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 8 (44.44%) Front Office
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Algorithms
2 6 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.56%) Equities
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.56%) Physics
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Low Latency
2 5 (27.78%) Multithreading
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (16.67%) Release Management
4 3 (16.67%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Market Making
5 2 (11.11%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Fidessa
1 1 (5.56%) Portware
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