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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
London / City of London
Rank 145 141 183
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +42
Contract jobs citing KDB 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.47% 1.36% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Median daily rate £600 £700 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
819 884 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.64% 27.65% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 710 970
Median daily rate £475 £485 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.34 £55.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.39% +126.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing KDB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing KDB 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 City of London region with a requirement for KDB.

1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) Electronic Trading
2 12 (54.55%) Kdb+
3 11 (50.00%) Analytics
4 9 (40.91%) Banking
5 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (27.27%) Unix
7 6 (27.27%) Front Office
7 6 (27.27%) Low Latency
8 5 (22.73%) Tick Data
8 5 (22.73%) Fixed Income
8 5 (22.73%) Subversion
8 5 (22.73%) TIBCO
8 5 (22.73%) Rendezvous
9 4 (18.18%) Middleware
9 4 (18.18%) DB2
9 4 (18.18%) JMS
9 4 (18.18%) OO
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) C++
9 4 (18.18%) Maven
9 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
10 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
10 3 (13.64%) Data Analytics
10 3 (13.64%) TDD
10 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) Kdb+
2 5 (22.73%) Tick Data
3 4 (18.18%) DB2
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
2 4 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) GDB
4 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Banking
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Front Office
4 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.55%) French Language
5 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) KDB Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Senior Developer
4 7 (31.82%) Java Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 2 (9.09%) MIS Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior MIS Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading Support
8 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) FX Support Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Java Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Production Support Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Qualitative Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Rendezvous
2 4 (18.18%) JMS
2 4 (18.18%) Middleware
3 3 (13.64%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (4.55%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (22.73%) Fixed Income
3 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.09%) Equities
4 2 (9.09%) Fintech
4 2 (9.09%) TWAP
4 2 (9.09%) VWAP
5 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Electronic Trading
2 11 (50.00%) Analytics
3 6 (27.27%) Low Latency
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
4 4 (18.18%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Arbitrage Trading
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Index Arbitrage
6 2 (9.09%) Market Making
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.55%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) TIBCO
2 2 (9.09%) ION Trading
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce
3 1 (4.55%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
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