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 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 603 615 576
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Contract jobs citing KDB 30 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.044% 0.079%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.26% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 28
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 £544 £550 £603
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £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 - - -
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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
11393 12286 11215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.70% 23.56% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7629 8162 7044
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 192 177
Median hourly rate £29.88 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £51.95 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 25 £638 -1.92% 12
South East - 5 - -
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KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for KDB.

1 56 (62.22%) Java
2 51 (56.67%) Front Office
3 48 (53.33%) Analytics
4 38 (42.22%) Linux
5 37 (41.11%) Banking
6 36 (40.00%) Unix
7 33 (36.67%) Python
8 30 (33.33%) OO
9 29 (32.22%) C++
9 29 (32.22%) Investment Banking
9 29 (32.22%) Finance
10 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (28.89%) Kdb+
11 26 (28.89%) Low Latency
12 21 (23.33%) Algorithmic Trading
13 20 (22.22%) Quantitative Trading
14 19 (21.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (16.67%) C
15 15 (16.67%) Fixed Income
15 15 (16.67%) Equities
15 15 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 15 (16.67%) Algorithms
16 13 (14.44%) Visualisation
16 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
16 13 (14.44%) Oracle
17 12 (13.33%) Shell Script
17 12 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (13.33%) Refactoring
17 12 (13.33%) Maven
17 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering

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 (1.11%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.22%) MS Project
1 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.11%) RMDS
1 1 (1.11%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
1 1 (1.11%) LAN
1 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.89%) Kdb+
2 12 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.22%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (2.22%) Ant
2 2 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.11%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 51 (56.67%) Front Office
2 37 (41.11%) Banking
3 29 (32.22%) Finance
3 29 (32.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (82.22%) Developer
2 41 (45.56%) KDB Developer
3 24 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.44%) Quantitative Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Front Office Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (8.89%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.56%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.33%) C Developer
9 3 (3.33%) C/C++ Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Risk Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Risk Project Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Banking Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.22%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 12 (13.33%) Esper
2 12 (13.33%) NumPy
2 12 (13.33%) Pandas
2 12 (13.33%) Pyramid
2 12 (13.33%) SciPy
3 5 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 4 (4.44%) Swing
5 3 (3.33%) .NET
5 3 (3.33%) HTML5
6 2 (2.22%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.22%) JMS
6 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (2.22%) XML
7 1 (1.11%) Ajax
7 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.11%) Spring
7 1 (1.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 15 (16.67%) Equities
2 15 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 13 (14.44%) Visualisation
4 12 (13.33%) Hedge funds
5 10 (11.11%) Statistics
6 8 (8.89%) Derivative
6 8 (8.89%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.33%) Physics
9 2 (2.22%) Fintech
9 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Linux
2 36 (40.00%) Unix
3 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Analytics
2 30 (33.33%) OO
3 27 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (28.89%) Low Latency
5 21 (23.33%) Algorithmic Trading
6 20 (22.22%) Quantitative Trading
7 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.33%) Data Acquisition
8 12 (13.33%) Refactoring
8 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 11 (12.22%) Time Series Analysis
10 10 (11.11%) Market Making
10 10 (11.11%) OOD
10 10 (11.11%) Open Source
11 8 (8.89%) Data Analysis
12 6 (6.67%) Multithreading
13 5 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
13 5 (5.56%) High-Frequency Trading
14 3 (3.33%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.22%) Java
2 33 (36.67%) Python
3 29 (32.22%) C++
4 15 (16.67%) C
5 12 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.89%) Ruby
7 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.56%) C#
9 4 (4.44%) Perl
10 2 (2.22%) Scala
10 2 (2.22%) SQL
11 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.11%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle
2 6 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 5 (5.56%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.44%) Splunk
5 3 (3.33%) Yolus
6 2 (2.22%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.11%) Calypso
7 1 (1.11%) Murex
7 1 (1.11%) Reuters
7 1 (1.11%) Solace
7 1 (1.11%) Sophis
7 1 (1.11%) Sybase