The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 66 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing KDB 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.70% 0.46% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.37% 1.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-18.42% -
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 Glasgow region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
253 184 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 29.66% 28.13% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 78 116
Average daily rate £400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KDB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

KDB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

KDB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 20 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (95.00%) Front Office
3 17 (85.00%) Multithreading
4 14 (70.00%) Equities
5 13 (65.00%) C#
5 13 (65.00%) .NET
6 12 (60.00%) Linux
6 12 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (50.00%) Python
7 10 (50.00%) Perl
8 9 (45.00%) Banking
8 9 (45.00%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (40.00%) WPF
9 8 (40.00%) C++
10 7 (35.00%) SQL
10 7 (35.00%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (30.00%) Finance
12 5 (25.00%) WinForms
12 5 (25.00%) Windows
12 5 (25.00%) Derivative
12 5 (25.00%) OO
12 5 (25.00%) Middleware
12 5 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 5 (25.00%) Low Latency
12 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
13 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
14 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
14 3 (15.00%) Task Parallel Library
15 2 (10.00%) GemFire

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (10.00%) GemFire
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
General
1 19 (95.00%) Front Office
2 9 (45.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) WPF Developer
2 8 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) WPF
3 7 (35.00%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (25.00%) WinForms
4 5 (25.00%) Middleware
4 5 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (15.00%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (10.00%) jQuery
6 2 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Equities
2 12 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (25.00%) Derivative
4 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (45.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 5 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Memory Management
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) Python
3 10 (50.00%) Perl
4 8 (40.00%) C++
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) StreamBase