The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 385 375 374
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing KDB 54 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.99% 0.79% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 38
Average daily rate £650 £600 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £683
UK excluding London average daily rate - £406 £375
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
5456 5550 5450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.71% 24.37% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3971 3868 3843
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £312 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 28
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £15.35 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £90.50 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KDB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +45 12 £700 +21.73%
Canary Wharf - 2 £600 - 1
KDB
England

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 46 (48.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 46 (48.94%) Java
2 45 (47.87%) Low Latency
3 44 (46.81%) Unix
4 43 (45.74%) Analytics
5 42 (44.68%) Front Office
6 40 (42.55%) Algorithmic Trading
7 34 (36.17%) Python
8 33 (35.11%) Finance
9 29 (30.85%) Linux
9 29 (30.85%) Market Making
10 28 (29.79%) Banking
11 27 (28.72%) C++
12 16 (17.02%) OO
13 15 (15.96%) Multithreading
13 15 (15.96%) Perl
14 14 (14.89%) C#
14 14 (14.89%) Degree
14 14 (14.89%) Investment Banking
14 14 (14.89%) Algorithms
14 14 (14.89%) Splunk
14 14 (14.89%) FX Algorithmic Trading
15 13 (13.83%) ITRS Geneos
15 13 (13.83%) DevOps
16 12 (12.77%) Data Management
16 12 (12.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 12 (12.77%) Tick Data
16 12 (12.77%) Fintech
17 11 (11.70%) Data Structures
17 11 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (1.06%) Apache
1 1 (1.06%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.06%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.13%) Multicast
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) Tick Data
2 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Subversion
2 5 (5.32%) VTune
3 2 (2.13%) Ant
4 1 (1.06%) Babel
4 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.06%) Grunt
4 1 (1.06%) gulp
4 1 (1.06%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.06%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.06%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.06%) Mocha
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.06%) QUnit
4 1 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 42 (44.68%) Front Office
2 33 (35.11%) Finance
3 28 (29.79%) Banking
4 14 (14.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (69.15%) Developer
2 16 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.83%) Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Banking Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Unix Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Front Office Developer
5 11 (11.70%) FX Support Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Support Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Unix Support
5 11 (11.70%) Unix Support Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Java Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (5.32%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Operational Support Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 6 (6.38%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (5.32%) HTML
3 5 (5.32%) XML
4 4 (4.26%) HTML5
4 4 (4.26%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (3.19%) WinForms
5 3 (3.19%) WPF
6 2 (2.13%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.13%) JMS
6 2 (2.13%) Swing
7 1 (1.06%) CSS
7 1 (1.06%) D3.js
7 1 (1.06%) Sass
7 1 (1.06%) SOAP
7 1 (1.06%) Web Services
7 1 (1.06%) WebSockets
7 1 (1.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (48.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (14.89%) Algorithms
3 12 (12.77%) Fintech
4 11 (11.70%) Data Structures
5 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (10.64%) Equities
5 10 (10.64%) Fixed Income
6 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.26%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (3.19%) Derivative
8 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.19%) Physics
9 2 (2.13%) Eurex
10 1 (1.06%) Economics
10 1 (1.06%) Ergonomics
10 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (46.81%) Unix
2 29 (30.85%) Linux
3 11 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Low Latency
2 43 (45.74%) Analytics
3 40 (42.55%) Algorithmic Trading
4 29 (30.85%) Market Making
5 16 (17.02%) OO
6 15 (15.96%) Multithreading
7 14 (14.89%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 13 (13.83%) DevOps
9 12 (12.77%) Data Management
9 12 (12.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.38%) OOD
12 5 (5.32%) Data Analytics
12 5 (5.32%) Electronic Trading
12 5 (5.32%) Open Source
12 5 (5.32%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.26%) Quantitative Trading
14 2 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (2.13%) Front End Development
14 2 (2.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) Java
2 34 (36.17%) Python
3 27 (28.72%) C++
4 15 (15.96%) Perl
5 14 (14.89%) C#
6 9 (9.57%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.51%) Ruby
8 7 (7.45%) Scala
9 5 (5.32%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.32%) SQL
10 4 (4.26%) C
11 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.06%) ECMAScript
12 1 (1.06%) ES6
12 1 (1.06%) PHP
12 1 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Degree
2 9 (9.57%) PhD
3 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.06%) PMP
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.06%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Splunk
2 9 (9.57%) TIBCO
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.13%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) Solace
6 1 (1.06%) Currenex
6 1 (1.06%) eSpeed
6 1 (1.06%) Informatica
6 1 (1.06%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.06%) Reuters
6 1 (1.06%) Sybase