The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 596 620 567
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -53
Contract jobs citing KDB 19 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.044% 0.085%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.17% 0.19% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 29
Median daily rate £638 £650 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
KDB
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11326 12010 11113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.77% 23.09% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7577 8034 7137
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 186 174
Median hourly rate £39.20 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing KDB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in England

KDB
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing KDB across the England region.

KDB Daily Rate Trend in England

KDB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KDB across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

KDB Daily Rate Histogram in England

KDB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing KDB across the England region.

KDB Hourly Rate Trend in England

KDB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 17 £638 -1.92% 9
South East - 2 - -
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UK

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 England region with a requirement for KDB.

1 59 (67.82%) Java
2 50 (57.47%) Front Office
3 41 (47.13%) Analytics
4 37 (42.53%) Linux
5 36 (41.38%) Banking
6 35 (40.23%) Unix
7 32 (36.78%) Finance
8 30 (34.48%) Investment Banking
8 30 (34.48%) Kdb+
9 29 (33.33%) Python
9 29 (33.33%) C++
10 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (29.89%) Low Latency
11 25 (28.74%) OO
12 20 (22.99%) Quantitative Trading
13 19 (21.84%) Algorithmic Trading
13 19 (21.84%) Fixed Income
14 17 (19.54%) C
15 16 (18.39%) Equities
16 15 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (17.24%) Unit Testing
16 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
16 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
17 13 (14.94%) Visualisation
17 13 (14.94%) MongoDB
17 13 (14.94%) Shell Script
17 13 (14.94%) Oracle
18 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
18 12 (13.79%) Maven
18 12 (13.79%) Refactoring

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.30%) MS Project
1 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Summit
2 1 (1.15%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.15%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Internet
1 1 (1.15%) LAN
1 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.48%) Kdb+
2 13 (14.94%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.34%) Tick Data
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.15%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Maven
2 3 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.15%) Ant
3 1 (1.15%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.15%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.15%) JUnit
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 50 (57.47%) Front Office
2 36 (41.38%) Banking
3 32 (36.78%) Finance
4 30 (34.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 74 (85.06%) Developer
2 39 (44.83%) KDB Developer
3 26 (29.89%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.94%) Quantitative Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 7 (8.05%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Front Office Developer
8 5 (5.75%) C++/Java Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.45%) C Developer
10 3 (3.45%) C/C++ Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Risk Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Risk Project Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.30%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Java Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) AngularJS
2 12 (13.79%) Esper
2 12 (13.79%) NumPy
2 12 (13.79%) Pandas
2 12 (13.79%) Pyramid
2 12 (13.79%) SciPy
3 4 (4.60%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.60%) HTML
4 3 (3.45%) HTML5
4 3 (3.45%) Spring
4 3 (3.45%) Swing
5 2 (2.30%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (2.30%) Middleware
5 2 (2.30%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.15%) .NET
6 1 (1.15%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.15%) Web Services
6 1 (1.15%) XHTML
6 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.84%) Fixed Income
2 16 (18.39%) Equities
3 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
3 15 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (14.94%) Visualisation
5 12 (13.79%) Hedge funds
6 10 (11.49%) Derivative
6 10 (11.49%) Statistics
7 8 (9.20%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.45%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.45%) Physics
10 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.30%) Fintech
10 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (1.15%) TWAP
11 1 (1.15%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 37 (42.53%) Linux
2 35 (40.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Analytics
2 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.89%) Low Latency
3 25 (28.74%) OO
4 20 (22.99%) Quantitative Trading
5 19 (21.84%) Algorithmic Trading
6 15 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 12 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.79%) Data Acquisition
7 12 (13.79%) Refactoring
7 12 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 11 (12.64%) Open Source
8 11 (12.64%) Time Series Analysis
9 10 (11.49%) Data Analysis
9 10 (11.49%) OOD
10 9 (10.34%) Market Making
11 8 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
11 8 (9.20%) Multithreading
12 4 (4.60%) High-Frequency Trading
13 3 (3.45%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.82%) Java
2 29 (33.33%) C++
2 29 (33.33%) Python
3 17 (19.54%) C
4 13 (14.94%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.75%) C#
6 5 (5.75%) Ruby
6 5 (5.75%) SQL
7 3 (3.45%) Perl
8 2 (2.30%) Scala
9 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) MiFID
2 1 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.15%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Oracle
2 8 (9.20%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.75%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.45%) Calypso
4 3 (3.45%) Murex
4 3 (3.45%) Splunk
4 3 (3.45%) Yolus
5 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.30%) Tradeweb
6 1 (1.15%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.15%) Reuters
6 1 (1.15%) Solace
6 1 (1.15%) Sophis
6 1 (1.15%) Sybase