The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the City of London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 182 203 209
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Contract jobs citing KDB 22 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.032% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.59% 0.14% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 10
Average daily rate £675 £600 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £598
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £600 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1386 1411 1497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.27% 22.48% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 1087 1043
Average daily rate £430 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +44.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
KDB
London

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 April 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 April 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 21 (75.00%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Multithreading
2 16 (57.14%) Low Latency
3 13 (46.43%) Spring
3 13 (46.43%) C++
3 13 (46.43%) Front Office
4 12 (42.86%) TIBCO
4 12 (42.86%) C#
4 12 (42.86%) JUnit
5 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
5 11 (39.29%) Sybase
5 11 (39.29%) Fixed Income
5 11 (39.29%) Analytics
6 10 (35.71%) Mockito
6 10 (35.71%) TDD
6 10 (35.71%) Banking
6 10 (35.71%) ION Trading
6 10 (35.71%) VB
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 9 (32.14%) Linux
7 9 (32.14%) Investment Banking
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.00%) Python
8 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) UNIX
9 6 (21.43%) Hedge funds
10 5 (17.86%) OO
10 5 (17.86%) Oracle
10 5 (17.86%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) MTS
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
1 1 (3.57%) VPN
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) NetScreen
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (3.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) PowerCenter
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) JUnit
2 10 (35.71%) Mockito
3 5 (17.86%) Maven
4 2 (7.14%) Ant
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
General
1 13 (46.43%) Front Office
2 10 (35.71%) Banking
3 9 (32.14%) Investment Banking
4 7 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Developer
2 16 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) ETL Developer
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Spring
2 4 (14.29%) SciPy
2 4 (14.29%) NumPy
3 3 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.71%) Guava
3 3 (10.71%) Esper
3 3 (10.71%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.71%) Guice
4 2 (7.14%) JMS
4 2 (7.14%) Rendezvous
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) Xerces
5 1 (3.57%) Xalan
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) STL
5 1 (3.57%) CORBA
5 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Fixed Income
2 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (21.43%) Hedge funds
4 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
4 4 (14.29%) Equities
5 3 (10.71%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Statistics
7 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.57%) Physics
7 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.57%) Derivative
7 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) AIX
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) SUSE
3 1 (3.57%) Debian
3 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Multithreading
1 16 (57.14%) Low Latency
2 11 (39.29%) Analytics
3 10 (35.71%) TDD
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.86%) OO
6 4 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
7 3 (10.71%) Algorithmic Trading
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.57%) Financial Modelling
9 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.57%) Release Management
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) C++
3 12 (42.86%) C#
4 10 (35.71%) VB
5 7 (25.00%) Python
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) Perl
8 1 (3.57%) PHP
8 1 (3.57%) Lisp
8 1 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (3.57%) Korn
8 1 (3.57%) C-shell
8 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) Snort
1 1 (3.57%) Squid
1 1 (3.57%) Xen
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) qmail
1 1 (3.57%) Sendmail
1 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (3.57%) OpenSSH
1 1 (3.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 11 (39.29%) Sybase
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) ION Trading
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) Tradeweb
5 2 (7.14%) Bloomberg
5 2 (7.14%) eSpeed
6 1 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Tripwire
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) Qualys
6 1 (3.57%) Informatica
6 1 (3.57%) Nokia
6 1 (3.57%) Veritas
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) JBoss
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 24 days ago