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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
London / City of London
Rank 142 136 180
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +44
Contract jobs citing KDB 11 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.29% 1.59% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 13
Median daily rate £700 £663 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +1.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - £500
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
852 817 1214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.44% 26.53% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 638 963
Median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) Electronic Trading
3 7 (50.00%) Banking
4 6 (42.86%) Kdb+
4 6 (42.86%) Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (35.71%) Front Office
5 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) TDD
7 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
7 3 (21.43%) Rendezvous
7 3 (21.43%) OO
7 3 (21.43%) C++
7 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
7 3 (21.43%) Algorithmic Trading
7 3 (21.43%) Low Latency
7 3 (21.43%) Tick Data
8 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (14.29%) ION Trading
8 2 (14.29%) Subversion
8 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Maven
8 2 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (14.29%) DB2
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) Middleware

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 6 (42.86%) Kdb+
2 3 (21.43%) Tick Data
3 2 (14.29%) DB2
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Front Office
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) French Language
5 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) KDB Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) MIS Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior MIS Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Electronic Trading Support
6 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Production Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Rendezvous
2 2 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (14.29%) JMS
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (7.14%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (35.71%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Equities
3 1 (7.14%) Fintech
3 1 (7.14%) Index Arbitrage
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (7.14%) TWAP
3 1 (7.14%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Algorithmic Trading
3 3 (21.43%) Low Latency
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Data Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Market Making
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
2 2 (14.29%) ION Trading
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase