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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
England / London
Rank 329 356 364
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +8
Contract jobs citing KDB 75 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.59% 0.84% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 31 30
Median daily rate £613 £650 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4726 5001 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.39% 24.37% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3380 3594 3533
Median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 31
Median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £17.75 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -11 10 £700 +7.69% 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 £675 -
KDB
England

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 43 (49.43%) Front Office
1 43 (49.43%) Java
2 39 (44.83%) Banking
3 38 (43.68%) Finance
4 37 (42.53%) C++
5 32 (36.78%) Investment Banking
5 32 (36.78%) FIX Protocol
6 30 (34.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
8 28 (32.18%) Multithreading
8 28 (32.18%) Kdb+
9 26 (29.89%) SQL
10 24 (27.59%) Linux
11 23 (26.44%) Low Latency
12 22 (25.29%) Analytics
12 22 (25.29%) Tick Data
12 22 (25.29%) Unix
12 22 (25.29%) OO
12 22 (25.29%) Fixed Income
13 18 (20.69%) Python
13 18 (20.69%) Data Structures
14 17 (19.54%) C#
14 17 (19.54%) Derivative
15 15 (17.24%) Algorithmic Trading
15 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
16 14 (16.09%) Big Data
16 14 (16.09%) Equities
16 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (16.09%) Oracle
17 13 (14.94%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.30%) Apache
1 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.18%) Kdb+
2 22 (25.29%) Tick Data
3 14 (16.09%) Big Data
4 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
5 9 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (9.20%) NoSQL
7 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
8 5 (5.75%) DB2
8 5 (5.75%) Hadoop
9 4 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (3.45%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
11 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.15%) Hazelcast
12 1 (1.15%) HBase
12 1 (1.15%) Hypertable
12 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Maven
1 4 (4.60%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) JUnit
3 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
General
1 43 (49.43%) Front Office
2 39 (44.83%) Banking
3 38 (43.68%) Finance
4 32 (36.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.30%) Publishing
6 1 (1.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 71 (81.61%) Developer
2 35 (40.23%) KDB Developer
3 25 (28.74%) Java Developer
4 14 (16.09%) C++ Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Architect
7 7 (8.05%) Front Office Developer
8 6 (6.90%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Integration Architect
10 4 (4.60%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Linux Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
11 3 (3.45%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.45%) C++/Java Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.78%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (11.49%) XML
3 7 (8.05%) Kafka
4 6 (6.90%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (6.90%) Ultra Messaging
5 5 (5.75%) Rendezvous
5 5 (5.75%) XSLT
6 4 (4.60%) J2EE
6 4 (4.60%) JMS
6 4 (4.60%) Middleware
7 3 (3.45%) Spring
8 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.30%) Swing
9 1 (1.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.15%) HTML
9 1 (1.15%) HTML5
9 1 (1.15%) STL
9 1 (1.15%) Web Services
9 1 (1.15%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (25.29%) Fixed Income
3 18 (20.69%) Data Structures
4 17 (19.54%) Derivative
5 15 (17.24%) Algorithms
6 14 (16.09%) Equities
7 9 (10.34%) Fintech
8 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
10 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
11 4 (4.60%) Physics
12 2 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
13 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (1.15%) Index Arbitrage
13 1 (1.15%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
13 1 (1.15%) TWAP
13 1 (1.15%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.59%) Linux
2 22 (25.29%) Unix
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 28 (32.18%) Multithreading
3 23 (26.44%) Low Latency
4 22 (25.29%) Analytics
4 22 (25.29%) OO
5 15 (17.24%) Algorithmic Trading
6 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (14.94%) TDD
8 10 (11.49%) OOD
8 10 (11.49%) Scrum
9 9 (10.34%) Data Management
9 9 (10.34%) SOA
10 8 (9.20%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.90%) Market Making
11 6 (6.90%) Workflow
12 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
12 5 (5.75%) Data Analytics
13 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.60%) OOP
13 4 (4.60%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (49.43%) Java
2 37 (42.53%) C++
3 26 (29.89%) SQL
4 18 (20.69%) Python
5 17 (19.54%) C#
6 9 (10.34%) C
7 8 (9.20%) MATLAB
7 8 (9.20%) Scala
8 7 (8.05%) Perl
9 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.30%) F#
10 2 (2.30%) R
10 2 (2.30%) VBA
11 1 (1.15%) AWK
11 1 (1.15%) Korn
11 1 (1.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) MiFID
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.15%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Oracle
2 12 (13.79%) TIBCO
3 5 (5.75%) Informatica
4 4 (4.60%) ION Trading
5 3 (3.45%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.45%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.30%) Calypso
6 2 (2.30%) Murex
6 2 (2.30%) Splunk
6 2 (2.30%) Sybase
6 2 (2.30%) Tradeweb
7 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.15%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.15%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.15%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.15%) MapR
7 1 (1.15%) Portware
7 1 (1.15%) Reuters