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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 396 382 377
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing KDB 23 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.096% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.41% 0.73% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 40
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£650 £700 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £603 £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 - - -
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
5669 5505 5745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.55% 22.96% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4024 3686 3963
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 38
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.00 £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
City of London -4 11 £750 +3.44% 2
KDB
England

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 39 (59.09%) Java
2 36 (54.55%) Front Office
2 36 (54.55%) Low Latency
3 34 (51.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (46.97%) Multithreading
5 28 (42.42%) Algorithmic Trading
6 25 (37.88%) Algorithms
6 25 (37.88%) Finance
7 23 (34.85%) Equities
7 23 (34.85%) C++
8 22 (33.33%) Linux
9 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (25.76%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (21.21%) Python
12 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (18.18%) Market Making
13 12 (18.18%) UNIX
13 12 (18.18%) Perl
13 12 (18.18%) Risk Management
14 10 (15.15%) C#
14 10 (15.15%) SQL
14 10 (15.15%) Middleware
14 10 (15.15%) Degree
15 8 (12.12%) FX Algorithmic Trading
15 8 (12.12%) Data Structures
15 8 (12.12%) Banking
16 7 (10.61%) Investment Banking
16 7 (10.61%) PhD
16 7 (10.61%) ETL
17 6 (9.09%) Shell Script

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) Apache
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (1.52%) DB2
2 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (54.55%) Front Office
2 25 (37.88%) Finance
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 7 (10.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (86.36%) Developer
2 20 (30.30%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) C++ Developer
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Linux Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Lead Architect
8 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Production Support Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.52%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (15.15%) Middleware
3 5 (7.58%) WCF
3 5 (7.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (7.58%) STL
4 4 (6.06%) Spring
5 3 (4.55%) XML
5 3 (4.55%) Swing
5 3 (4.55%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (51.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (37.88%) Algorithms
3 23 (34.85%) Equities
4 13 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (12.12%) Data Structures
6 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.03%) Hedge funds
8 2 (3.03%) Physics
8 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (3.03%) Derivative
8 2 (3.03%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.52%) Statistics
9 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.52%) TWAP
9 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.52%) VWAP
9 1 (1.52%) Index Arbitrage
9 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) Linux
2 12 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Low Latency
2 31 (46.97%) Multithreading
3 28 (42.42%) Algorithmic Trading
4 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 12 (18.18%) Market Making
6 8 (12.12%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 7 (10.61%) ETL
8 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (7.58%) Open Source
9 5 (7.58%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (6.06%) Analytics
10 4 (6.06%) OO
10 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.06%) Release Management
10 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (4.55%) Operations Research
11 3 (4.55%) OOP
11 3 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (59.09%) Java
2 23 (34.85%) C++
3 14 (21.21%) Python
4 12 (18.18%) Perl
5 10 (15.15%) C#
5 10 (15.15%) SQL
6 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.06%) C
8 2 (3.03%) Tcl
8 2 (3.03%) AWK
8 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) Scala
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 7 (10.61%) PhD
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) logstash
1 2 (3.03%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Sybase
2 4 (6.06%) Fidessa
2 4 (6.06%) Portware
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft