The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 123 110 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing KDB 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.16% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.11% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-18.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
633 505 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.95% 20.45% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 217 230
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £279 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £26.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing KDB across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

KDB
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

KDB Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

KDB
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
Glasgow -13 7 £388 -18.42%
KDB
UK

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 23 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (82.61%) Front Office
2 19 (82.61%) Multithreading
3 15 (65.22%) Equities
4 14 (60.87%) C#
5 13 (56.52%) Perl
5 13 (56.52%) .NET
5 13 (56.52%) Linux
5 13 (56.52%) Python
6 12 (52.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (39.13%) C++
7 9 (39.13%) Banking
7 9 (39.13%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (34.78%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (34.78%) WPF
8 8 (34.78%) SQL
9 7 (30.43%) Finance
10 6 (26.09%) Derivative
11 5 (21.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (21.74%) Low Latency
11 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (21.74%) WinForms
11 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
11 5 (21.74%) Middleware
11 5 (21.74%) OO
11 5 (21.74%) UNIX
11 5 (21.74%) Windows
12 4 (17.39%) HTML
12 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
12 4 (17.39%) RDBMS

KDB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (8.70%) GemFire
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (82.61%) Front Office
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) WPF Developer
2 8 (34.78%) C# Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (34.78%) WPF
3 5 (21.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (21.74%) WinForms
3 5 (21.74%) Middleware
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) jQuery
5 3 (13.04%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (8.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Equities
2 12 (52.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (26.09%) Derivative
4 4 (17.39%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Multithreading
2 9 (39.13%) Algorithmic Trading
3 5 (21.74%) Low Latency
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (21.74%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) Memory Management
4 4 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (17.39%) Web Development
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) C#
3 13 (56.52%) Perl
3 13 (56.52%) Python
4 9 (39.13%) C++
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
7 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) StreamBase
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle