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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 347 364 350
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing KDB 51 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.13% 0.067%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.06% 0.59% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £580
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £845 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
4818 4898 4519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.81% 22.73% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3433 3378 3122
Average daily rate £450 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.00 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £104.75 £49.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 +19 13 £650 +23.80% 2
KDB
England

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 47 (51.09%) Front Office
2 46 (50.00%) Java
2 46 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 39 (42.39%) Banking
4 38 (41.30%) Multithreading
5 37 (40.22%) UNIX
6 35 (38.04%) Linux
6 35 (38.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 34 (36.96%) Algorithmic Trading
8 33 (35.87%) Finance
9 30 (32.61%) C++
10 29 (31.52%) Fixed Income
11 28 (30.43%) Equities
12 25 (27.17%) SQL
13 24 (26.09%) Perl
14 20 (21.74%) Python
15 19 (20.65%) Sybase
15 19 (20.65%) FIX Protocol
16 18 (19.57%) Algorithms
17 17 (18.48%) C#
17 17 (18.48%) Risk Management
18 16 (17.39%) Middleware
18 16 (17.39%) Investment Banking
19 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (16.30%) Electronic Trading
19 15 (16.30%) Analytics
20 14 (15.22%) Tableau
21 13 (14.13%) TIBCO
22 11 (11.96%) Data Modelling
23 10 (10.87%) PL/SQL

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) DB2
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.61%) Big Data
3 7 (7.61%) Star Schema
4 6 (6.52%) DB2 UDB
4 6 (6.52%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.26%) QlikView
7 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Mockito
1 7 (7.61%) JUnit
2 2 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (2.17%) Jasmine
General
1 47 (51.09%) Front Office
2 39 (42.39%) Banking
3 33 (35.87%) Finance
4 16 (17.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 75 (81.52%) Developer
2 27 (29.35%) Java Developer
3 8 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 6 (6.52%) Analyst
4 6 (6.52%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.52%) Python Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Data Consultant
5 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 5 (5.43%) Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Database Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Designer
7 3 (3.26%) Quantitative Developer
7 3 (3.26%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (2.17%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.17%) Architect
8 2 (2.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (17.39%) Middleware
3 8 (8.70%) Spring
3 8 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (7.61%) STL
5 5 (5.43%) WPF
6 4 (4.35%) Velocity
7 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.26%) HTML5
7 3 (3.26%) HTML
8 2 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.17%) jQuery
9 1 (1.09%) Java SE
9 1 (1.09%) WDF
9 1 (1.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (31.52%) Fixed Income
3 28 (30.43%) Equities
4 18 (19.57%) Algorithms
5 10 (10.87%) Visualisation
6 9 (9.78%) Derivative
7 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (7.61%) Mathematics
9 5 (5.43%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (4.35%) Reference Data
11 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
11 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
12 2 (2.17%) User Experience
12 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 2 (2.17%) Physics
13 1 (1.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (40.22%) UNIX
2 35 (38.04%) Linux
3 6 (6.52%) Windows
4 2 (2.17%) Solaris
4 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 38 (41.30%) Multithreading
3 34 (36.96%) Algorithmic Trading
4 17 (18.48%) Risk Management
5 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.30%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (16.30%) Analytics
6 11 (11.96%) Data Modelling
7 10 (10.87%) TDD
8 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
8 9 (9.78%) Project Management
9 7 (7.61%) Financial Modelling
9 7 (7.61%) Operations Research
10 6 (6.52%) OO
10 6 (6.52%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.43%) Numerical Analysis
11 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.43%) Data Analysis
12 3 (3.26%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.00%) Java
2 30 (32.61%) C++
3 25 (27.17%) SQL
4 24 (26.09%) Perl
5 20 (21.74%) Python
6 17 (18.48%) C#
7 10 (10.87%) PL/SQL
8 8 (8.70%) Shell Script
9 7 (7.61%) VB
10 4 (4.35%) VBA
11 3 (3.26%) Scala
11 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Sybase
2 14 (15.22%) Tableau
3 13 (14.13%) TIBCO
4 9 (9.78%) ION Trading
5 7 (7.61%) Greenplum
5 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.61%) Informatica
6 3 (3.26%) Netezza
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle
6 3 (3.26%) Teradata
7 2 (2.17%) Reuters
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco
7 2 (2.17%) Yolus
7 2 (2.17%) Tradeweb
8 1 (1.09%) Veritas
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat