The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 569 533 513
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -20
Contract jobs citing KDB 26 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.075% 0.092%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.35% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 37
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£650 £700 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £785 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £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 - - -
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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
11540 10686 10247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.40% 21.65% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7664 6734 6396
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 163 205
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.80 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KDB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 26 £650 -7.14% 1
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KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 43 (61.43%) Java
2 37 (52.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (51.43%) Front Office
3 36 (51.43%) Low Latency
4 33 (47.14%) Multithreading
5 29 (41.43%) Algorithmic Trading
6 27 (38.57%) Algorithms
6 27 (38.57%) Finance
6 27 (38.57%) Equities
7 24 (34.29%) C++
8 23 (32.86%) Linux
9 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (27.14%) FIX Protocol
11 16 (22.86%) Python
11 16 (22.86%) Perl
12 14 (20.00%) UNIX
13 13 (18.57%) SQL
14 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (15.71%) Risk Management
16 10 (14.29%) Middleware
16 10 (14.29%) C#
16 10 (14.29%) Market Making
17 9 (12.86%) Degree
18 8 (11.43%) Sybase
19 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
19 7 (10.00%) ETL
19 7 (10.00%) Banking
19 7 (10.00%) Data Structures
19 7 (10.00%) FX Algorithmic Trading
20 6 (8.57%) Boost C++ Libraries

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (2.86%) Apache
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.43%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (1.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) Grunt
2 1 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.43%) Bower
2 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (51.43%) Front Office
2 27 (38.57%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (84.29%) Developer
2 21 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (10.00%) C++ Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (7.14%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Architect
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Senior C# Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.86%) Support Specialist
11 2 (2.86%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.86%) Linux Developer
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst Developer
11 2 (2.86%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Lead Architect
12 1 (1.43%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.14%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (14.29%) Middleware
3 6 (8.57%) STL
3 6 (8.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (7.14%) WCF
5 4 (5.71%) Spring
6 3 (4.29%) XML
6 3 (4.29%) Swing
6 3 (4.29%) .NET
7 2 (2.86%) SOAP
8 1 (1.43%) HTML5
8 1 (1.43%) D3.js
8 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (52.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (38.57%) Equities
2 27 (38.57%) Algorithms
3 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.86%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.86%) Physics
7 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.86%) Derivative
7 2 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.43%) Statistics
8 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.43%) TWAP
8 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.43%) VWAP
8 1 (1.43%) Index Arbitrage
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Linux
2 14 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Low Latency
2 33 (47.14%) Multithreading
3 29 (41.43%) Algorithmic Trading
4 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (15.71%) Risk Management
6 10 (14.29%) Market Making
7 7 (10.00%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 7 (10.00%) ETL
8 6 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.14%) Open Source
9 5 (7.14%) Analytics
9 5 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.71%) Release Management
10 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.71%) Operations Research
10 4 (5.71%) Project Management
10 4 (5.71%) OO
10 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
10 4 (5.71%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (61.43%) Java
2 24 (34.29%) C++
3 16 (22.86%) Perl
3 16 (22.86%) Python
4 13 (18.57%) SQL
5 10 (14.29%) C#
6 7 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.57%) C
8 3 (4.29%) AWK
8 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.29%) Tcl
9 2 (2.86%) Scala
10 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) logstash
1 2 (2.86%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Sybase
2 5 (7.14%) Fidessa
2 5 (7.14%) Portware
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft