The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 415 420 390
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -30
Contract jobs citing KDB 15 26 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.28% 0.46% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 32
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 £583 £551
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
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5274 5609 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.11% 24.08% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 3999 3934
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 45
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £45.72 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.07 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.51% +41.26%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in London

KDB
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

KDB Daily Rate Trend in London

KDB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KDB across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

KDB Daily Rate Histogram in London

KDB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

KDB Hourly Rate Trend in London

KDB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +7 3 £600 -20.00%
KDB
England

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 47 (65.28%) Java
2 38 (52.78%) Analytics
3 37 (51.39%) Front Office
4 33 (45.83%) Banking
5 32 (44.44%) Unix
6 29 (40.28%) Kdb+
7 28 (38.89%) Investment Banking
8 24 (33.33%) Linux
8 24 (33.33%) Low Latency
9 20 (27.78%) Finance
10 17 (23.61%) Algorithmic Trading
11 16 (22.22%) Fixed Income
11 16 (22.22%) Equities
11 16 (22.22%) Python
12 15 (20.83%) C++
13 14 (19.44%) OO
13 14 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
15 10 (13.89%) Data Analysis
15 10 (13.89%) Derivative
15 10 (13.89%) Quantitative Trading
16 9 (12.50%) Market Making
16 9 (12.50%) Tick Data
16 9 (12.50%) OOD
17 8 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (11.11%) Multithreading
17 8 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
17 8 (11.11%) Degree
18 7 (9.72%) MiFID

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.78%) MS Project
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.28%) Kdb+
2 9 (12.50%) Tick Data
3 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.39%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) Ant
3 1 (1.39%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.39%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 37 (51.39%) Front Office
2 33 (45.83%) Banking
3 28 (38.89%) Investment Banking
4 20 (27.78%) Finance
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (86.11%) Developer
2 38 (52.78%) KDB Developer
3 25 (34.72%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
5 7 (9.72%) C++ Developer
6 6 (8.33%) Front Office Developer
7 5 (6.94%) C++/Java Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.17%) C Developer
9 3 (4.17%) C/C++ Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Python Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Project Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.78%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Java Applications Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Java Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
3 3 (4.17%) HTML5
3 3 (4.17%) Spring
3 3 (4.17%) Swing
4 2 (2.78%) Esper
4 2 (2.78%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) NumPy
4 2 (2.78%) Pandas
4 2 (2.78%) Pyramid
4 2 (2.78%) SciPy
5 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.39%) JavaFX
5 1 (1.39%) JMS
5 1 (1.39%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Equities
1 16 (22.22%) Fixed Income
2 14 (19.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (13.89%) Derivative
4 8 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.17%) Physics
6 3 (4.17%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.78%) Fintech
7 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.39%) Index Arbitrage
8 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.39%) TWAP
8 1 (1.39%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Unix
2 24 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Analytics
2 24 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 17 (23.61%) Algorithmic Trading
4 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.44%) OO
5 10 (13.89%) Data Analysis
5 10 (13.89%) Quantitative Trading
6 9 (12.50%) Market Making
6 9 (12.50%) OOD
7 8 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
7 8 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 5 (6.94%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.17%) High-Frequency Trading
9 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.17%) Project Management
9 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (2.78%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.78%) OOP
10 2 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (65.28%) Java
2 16 (22.22%) Python
3 15 (20.83%) C++
4 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.94%) C
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) C#
6 4 (5.56%) Ruby
7 3 (4.17%) SQL
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) Scala
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) MiFID
2 1 (1.39%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.39%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) ION Trading
2 4 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.17%) Calypso
3 3 (4.17%) Murex
3 3 (4.17%) Yolus
4 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) Splunk
4 2 (2.78%) Tradeweb
5 1 (1.39%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) Reuters
5 1 (1.39%) Sophis