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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 573 541 522
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -19
Contract jobs citing KDB 22 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.086% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.18% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 40
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£650 £700 £663
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
- -21.05%
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
12070 11022 11000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.78% 21.54% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8052 6954 6930
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 160 199
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.91 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.61 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -30 22 £650 -7.14% 9
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KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 38 (59.38%) Java
2 35 (54.69%) Front Office
3 34 (53.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (53.13%) Low Latency
4 29 (45.31%) Multithreading
5 27 (42.19%) Algorithmic Trading
6 25 (39.06%) Algorithms
6 25 (39.06%) Finance
7 23 (35.94%) Equities
7 23 (35.94%) C++
8 21 (32.81%) Linux
9 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (26.56%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (21.88%) Python
12 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (18.75%) UNIX
13 12 (18.75%) Perl
13 12 (18.75%) Risk Management
14 11 (17.19%) Market Making
15 10 (15.63%) Degree
16 9 (14.06%) C#
16 9 (14.06%) SQL
16 9 (14.06%) Middleware
17 8 (12.50%) Data Structures
17 8 (12.50%) FX Algorithmic Trading
18 7 (10.94%) Investment Banking
18 7 (10.94%) Banking
18 7 (10.94%) PhD
18 7 (10.94%) ETL
19 6 (9.38%) Sybase

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (54.69%) Front Office
2 25 (39.06%) Finance
3 7 (10.94%) Banking
3 7 (10.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (87.50%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Linux Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.56%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Support Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (14.06%) Middleware
3 5 (7.81%) STL
3 5 (7.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (6.25%) Spring
4 4 (6.25%) WCF
5 3 (4.69%) XML
5 3 (4.69%) .NET
6 2 (3.13%) Swing
7 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (53.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (39.06%) Algorithms
3 23 (35.94%) Equities
4 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (12.50%) Data Structures
6 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.13%) Hedge funds
8 2 (3.13%) Physics
8 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.56%) Derivative
9 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.56%) Statistics
9 1 (1.56%) TWAP
9 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.56%) VWAP
9 1 (1.56%) Index Arbitrage
9 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (1.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Low Latency
2 29 (45.31%) Multithreading
3 27 (42.19%) Algorithmic Trading
4 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 11 (17.19%) Market Making
7 8 (12.50%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 7 (10.94%) ETL
9 6 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (7.81%) Open Source
10 5 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
11 4 (6.25%) OO
11 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.25%) Release Management
11 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (4.69%) Operations Research
12 3 (4.69%) OOP
12 3 (4.69%) Project Management
12 3 (4.69%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) Java
2 23 (35.94%) C++
3 14 (21.88%) Python
4 12 (18.75%) Perl
5 9 (14.06%) C#
5 9 (14.06%) SQL
6 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.25%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Tcl
8 2 (3.13%) AWK
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) Scala
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) PhD
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) logstash
1 2 (3.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Sybase
2 4 (6.25%) Fidessa
2 4 (6.25%) Portware
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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