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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 179 193 193
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing KDB 17 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.36% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 4
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£650 £513 £663
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £500 £583
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £648 £778
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
1252 1659 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.40% 24.95% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1243 1097
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.53 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +101.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £151.85 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 22 (81.48%) Front Office
1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Low Latency
3 17 (62.96%) Multithreading
4 15 (55.56%) C++
5 12 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (44.44%) Algorithmic Trading
6 11 (40.74%) Fixed Income
7 10 (37.04%) C#
7 10 (37.04%) Analytics
7 10 (37.04%) Algorithms
8 9 (33.33%) Linux
9 8 (29.63%) TIBCO
9 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (25.93%) Mockito
10 7 (25.93%) ION Trading
10 7 (25.93%) VB
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
10 7 (25.93%) Sybase
10 7 (25.93%) JUnit
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
10 7 (25.93%) TDD
10 7 (25.93%) Spring
11 6 (22.22%) Banking
11 6 (22.22%) Degree
12 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
12 5 (18.52%) Market Making
12 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
12 5 (18.52%) PhD

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JUnit
1 7 (25.93%) Mockito
General
1 22 (81.48%) Front Office
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Quantitative Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (40.74%) Fixed Income
3 10 (37.04%) Algorithms
4 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
6 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Equities
7 1 (3.70%) Derivative
7 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.70%) Physics
7 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Low Latency
2 17 (62.96%) Multithreading
3 12 (44.44%) Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (37.04%) Analytics
5 7 (25.93%) TDD
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) Market Making
7 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Information Management
9 1 (3.70%) Numerical Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Quantitative Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) OO
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.70%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) C++
3 10 (37.04%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) VB
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) PhD
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) TIBCO
2 7 (25.93%) ION Trading
2 7 (25.93%) Sybase
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft