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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 152 190 191
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +1
Contract jobs citing KDB 12 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.47% 0.85% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 14
Median daily rate £700 £575 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -14.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
815 1410 1364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.09% 25.46% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 1128 1031
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016, 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 22 (95.65%) Java
2 20 (86.96%) Front Office
3 18 (78.26%) Low Latency
4 16 (69.57%) Algorithmic Trading
5 13 (56.52%) Analytics
6 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (47.83%) Unix
7 10 (43.48%) Linux
7 10 (43.48%) C++
7 10 (43.48%) Banking
7 10 (43.48%) Fixed Income
7 10 (43.48%) Investment Banking
8 9 (39.13%) OO
8 9 (39.13%) OOD
8 9 (39.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
9 8 (34.78%) Algorithms
10 7 (30.43%) Market Making
10 7 (30.43%) FX Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (30.43%) Data Structures
10 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
10 7 (30.43%) PhD
10 7 (30.43%) Degree
11 3 (13.04%) Python
12 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (8.70%) Equities
12 2 (8.70%) Quantitative Trading
12 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
12 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds

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 2 (8.70%) Tick Data
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 20 (86.96%) Front Office
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Java Quantitative Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.35%) Esper
1 1 (4.35%) NumPy
1 1 (4.35%) Pandas
1 1 (4.35%) Pyramid
1 1 (4.35%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Fixed Income
2 9 (39.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (34.78%) Algorithms
4 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (30.43%) Data Structures
5 2 (8.70%) Equities
5 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
6 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Unix
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Low Latency
2 16 (69.57%) Algorithmic Trading
3 13 (56.52%) Analytics
4 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (39.13%) OO
5 9 (39.13%) OOD
6 7 (30.43%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 7 (30.43%) Market Making
6 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (8.70%) Quantitative Trading
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.35%) Data Acquisition
8 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) C++
3 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.04%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
1 7 (30.43%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle