The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 559 531 533
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing KDB 44 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.10% 0.087%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.36% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 33
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£600 £550 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £708 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12384 11404 10577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.48% 21.23% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8114 7101 6358
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 176 223
Average hourly rate £28.41 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

KDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

KDB
Daily Rate Trend

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

KDB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

KDB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

KDB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

KDB
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing KDB within the UK.

KDB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

KDB
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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
London +3 37 £600 -9.43% 2
England -15 37 £600 -9.43% 2
City of London -2 12 £563 -16.66% 1
Scotland -8 6 £388 +3.33%
Glasgow -8 6 £388 +3.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -
County Antrim - 1 £375 -
Belfast - 1 £375 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 52 (53.61%) Java
2 44 (45.36%) Finance
3 40 (41.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 40 (41.24%) Equities
4 38 (39.18%) Front Office
5 36 (37.11%) Linux
5 36 (37.11%) Low Latency
6 34 (35.05%) UNIX
6 34 (35.05%) Perl
7 33 (34.02%) Multithreading
8 31 (31.96%) SQL
9 27 (27.84%) C++
10 25 (25.77%) Algorithmic Trading
10 25 (25.77%) Algorithms
11 24 (24.74%) FIX Protocol
11 24 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (24.74%) Banking
12 20 (20.62%) Python
13 15 (15.46%) Sybase
14 14 (14.43%) DB2
15 13 (13.40%) C#
15 13 (13.40%) Risk Management
15 13 (13.40%) Investment Banking
16 11 (11.34%) Derivative
16 11 (11.34%) Shell Script
16 11 (11.34%) Middleware
17 10 (10.31%) PL/SQL
17 10 (10.31%) Data Modelling
17 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (10.31%) Tableau

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (3.09%) Apache
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.03%) Node.js
2 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) DB2
2 7 (7.22%) Star Schema
3 6 (6.19%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (6.19%) BusinessObjects XI
4 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.09%) Big Data
5 3 (3.09%) QlikView
5 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.06%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Grunt
2 1 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.03%) Bower
2 1 (1.03%) JUnit
2 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (45.36%) Finance
2 38 (39.18%) Front Office
3 24 (24.74%) Banking
4 13 (13.40%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (78.35%) Developer
2 21 (21.65%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.46%) Senior Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (7.22%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Data Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Database Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.74%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (11.34%) Middleware
3 7 (7.22%) Spring
4 6 (6.19%) STL
4 6 (6.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (5.15%) WCF
6 3 (3.09%) XML
6 3 (3.09%) Swing
6 3 (3.09%) .NET
6 3 (3.09%) SOAP
7 1 (1.03%) J2SE
7 1 (1.03%) JMS
7 1 (1.03%) HTML
7 1 (1.03%) HTML5
7 1 (1.03%) D3.js
7 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (41.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 40 (41.24%) Equities
2 25 (25.77%) Algorithms
3 11 (11.34%) Derivative
4 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.25%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (8.25%) Fixed Income
6 7 (7.22%) Mathematics
7 5 (5.15%) Visualisation
8 4 (4.12%) Data Structures
8 4 (4.12%) Reference Data
9 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.09%) Credit Risk
9 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.06%) Physics
10 2 (2.06%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.03%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) Linux
2 34 (35.05%) UNIX
3 4 (4.12%) Solaris
4 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.11%) Low Latency
2 33 (34.02%) Multithreading
3 25 (25.77%) Algorithmic Trading
4 24 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.40%) Risk Management
6 10 (10.31%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.22%) ETL
7 7 (7.22%) OO
7 7 (7.22%) Analytics
8 6 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.19%) Market Making
9 5 (5.15%) Open Source
9 5 (5.15%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.15%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.15%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.12%) Project Management
10 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.12%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.61%) Java
2 34 (35.05%) Perl
3 31 (31.96%) SQL
4 27 (27.84%) C++
5 20 (20.62%) Python
6 13 (13.40%) C#
7 11 (11.34%) Shell Script
8 10 (10.31%) PL/SQL
9 8 (8.25%) C
10 3 (3.09%) Tcl
10 3 (3.09%) AWK
10 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.06%) Scala
12 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
1 3 (3.09%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (2.06%) logstash
1 2 (2.06%) Kibana
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Sybase
2 10 (10.31%) Tableau
3 7 (7.22%) Informatica
3 7 (7.22%) Greenplum
4 6 (6.19%) Oracle
5 5 (5.15%) Fidessa
5 5 (5.15%) Portware
6 3 (3.09%) Teradata
6 3 (3.09%) Netezza
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft
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