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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 168 192 195
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing KDB 10 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.13% 0.75% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
Median daily rate £638 £750 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £653
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £375
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
884 1468 1377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.16% 26.84% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 1150 1020
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £27.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +32.00%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 19 (86.36%) Java
2 16 (72.73%) Banking
3 15 (68.18%) Investment Banking
3 15 (68.18%) Front Office
4 14 (63.64%) Unix
4 14 (63.64%) Analytics
5 13 (59.09%) Low Latency
6 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (45.45%) Fixed Income
8 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
8 9 (40.91%) OOD
8 9 (40.91%) OO
8 9 (40.91%) Algorithmic Trading
9 7 (31.82%) Linux
10 6 (27.27%) Kdb+
11 5 (22.73%) Equities
12 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (13.64%) Finance
12 3 (13.64%) Project Management
12 3 (13.64%) Python
12 3 (13.64%) C++
12 3 (13.64%) ION Trading
12 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Trading
13 2 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
13 2 (9.09%) Esper
13 2 (9.09%) Pyramid
13 2 (9.09%) Pandas
13 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
13 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
13 2 (9.09%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Kdb+
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 16 (72.73%) Banking
2 15 (68.18%) Front Office
2 15 (68.18%) Investment Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) Java Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
4 7 (31.82%) KDB Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Project Manager
6 2 (9.09%) C Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C/C++ Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Java Quantitative Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Quantitative Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Banking Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Market Risk Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 2 (9.09%) Esper
1 2 (9.09%) NumPy
1 2 (9.09%) Pandas
1 2 (9.09%) Pyramid
1 2 (9.09%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Fixed Income
2 5 (22.73%) Equities
3 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Unix
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Analytics
2 13 (59.09%) Low Latency
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (40.91%) Algorithmic Trading
4 9 (40.91%) OO
4 9 (40.91%) OOD
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Trading
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) ION Trading
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Yolus
3 1 (4.55%) Calypso
3 1 (4.55%) Murex