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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 185 211 205
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing KDB 14 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.18% 0.077%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.09% 0.75% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 3
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£650 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
1289 1725 1434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.20% 24.31% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1025 1307 1100
Average daily rate £425 £425 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £41.53 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.13% +49.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £27.50 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £85.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -10.56%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 24 (88.89%) Java
2 22 (81.48%) Front Office
3 21 (77.78%) Low Latency
4 19 (70.37%) Multithreading
5 14 (51.85%) C++
5 14 (51.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (40.74%) C#
6 11 (40.74%) Analytics
7 10 (37.04%) Algorithmic Trading
7 10 (37.04%) Fixed Income
8 9 (33.33%) TDD
8 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 9 (33.33%) Sybase
8 9 (33.33%) JUnit
8 9 (33.33%) TIBCO
8 9 (33.33%) Spring
8 9 (33.33%) ION Trading
8 9 (33.33%) Mockito
9 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (29.63%) Algorithms
9 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (29.63%) Degree
9 8 (29.63%) Linux
10 7 (25.93%) VB
11 6 (22.22%) Banking
12 5 (18.52%) PhD
12 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
12 5 (18.52%) Market Making
12 5 (18.52%) Data Structures

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (7.41%) TIBCO EMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) JUnit
1 9 (33.33%) 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 19 (70.37%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Quantitative Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) Rendezvous
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) Swing
3 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (37.04%) Fixed Income
3 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (29.63%) Algorithms
4 5 (18.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (7.41%) Equities
6 1 (3.70%) Derivative
6 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.70%) Physics
6 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Low Latency
2 19 (70.37%) Multithreading
3 11 (40.74%) Analytics
4 10 (37.04%) Algorithmic Trading
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Market Making
8 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.70%) Information Management
10 1 (3.70%) Quantitative Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) Data Analytics
10 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) C++
3 11 (40.74%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 5 (18.52%) PhD
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 9 (33.33%) Sybase
1 9 (33.33%) TIBCO
1 9 (33.33%) ION Trading