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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 139 177 199
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +22
Contract jobs citing KDB 14 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.64% 0.91% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 5
Average daily rate £675 £650 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £599 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £653 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £450
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
KDB
London

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
856 1211 1463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.21% 23.56% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 958 1084
Average daily rate £475 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 36 (94.74%) Java
2 35 (92.11%) Low Latency
3 30 (78.95%) Algorithmic Trading
4 20 (52.63%) Finance
5 19 (50.00%) Solaris
5 19 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 19 (50.00%) Scala
5 19 (50.00%) Open Source
5 19 (50.00%) VTune
5 19 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 19 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 18 (47.37%) Linux
7 13 (34.21%) Front Office
8 12 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (31.58%) C++
9 11 (28.95%) PhD
9 11 (28.95%) Multithreading
9 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (28.95%) Data Structures
9 11 (28.95%) Algorithms
9 11 (28.95%) Market Making
9 11 (28.95%) FX Algorithmic Trading
9 11 (28.95%) Degree
10 6 (15.79%) Unix
11 4 (10.53%) Equities
11 4 (10.53%) Analytics
11 4 (10.53%) Quantitative Trading
12 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 2 (5.26%) Python
13 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) VTune
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Front Office
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
1 19 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 19 (50.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 19 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
3 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
3 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (28.95%) Algorithms
2 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (28.95%) Data Structures
3 4 (10.53%) Equities
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Solaris
2 18 (47.37%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Low Latency
2 30 (78.95%) Algorithmic Trading
3 19 (50.00%) Open Source
3 19 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (28.95%) FX Algorithmic Trading
4 11 (28.95%) Market Making
4 11 (28.95%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Quantitative Trading
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (94.74%) Java
2 19 (50.00%) Scala
3 12 (31.58%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
1 11 (28.95%) PhD
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Apache ZooKeeper