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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 189 209 220
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Contract jobs citing KDB 14 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.25% 0.026%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.06% 1.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 2
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£800 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-18.42% -
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
1321 1604 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.40% 22.67% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1207 1145
Average daily rate £438 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 19
Average hourly rate £44.50 £27.97 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -13.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) Java
1 17 (73.91%) Low Latency
2 16 (69.57%) Front Office
3 14 (60.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (56.52%) Multithreading
5 11 (47.83%) C++
6 10 (43.48%) Linux
6 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (34.78%) Degree
9 7 (30.43%) Banking
9 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (26.09%) Analytics
10 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
11 5 (21.74%) C#
11 5 (21.74%) PhD
12 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
12 4 (17.39%) Sybase
12 4 (17.39%) JUnit
12 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
12 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
12 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 4 (17.39%) Mockito
12 4 (17.39%) ION Trading
12 4 (17.39%) Spring
12 4 (17.39%) TDD
13 3 (13.04%) Equities
13 3 (13.04%) UNIX
13 3 (13.04%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) TIBCO EMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
1 4 (17.39%) Mockito
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 16 (69.57%) Front Office
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Quantitative Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Python Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) Rendezvous
3 1 (4.35%) STL
3 1 (4.35%) Swing
3 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
3 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (4.35%) SciPy
3 1 (4.35%) NumPy
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) Esper
3 1 (4.35%) Pyramid
3 1 (4.35%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Equities
4 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
4 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Derivative
5 1 (4.35%) Statistics
5 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Low Latency
2 13 (56.52%) Multithreading
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) Algorithmic Trading
5 6 (26.09%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (4.35%) Financial Modelling
9 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
9 1 (4.35%) Release Management
9 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.35%) OO
9 1 (4.35%) Project Management
9 1 (4.35%) Information Management
9 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) C++
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Sybase
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
1 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
1 4 (17.39%) ION Trading
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle