The table below looks at the statistics for KDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
UK
Rank 485 580 556
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -24
Contract jobs citing KDB 112 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.083% 0.094%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.12% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 31 31
Median daily rate £575 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £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 across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
9957 11618 11170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 22.87% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6656 7799 7305
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 220 163
Median hourly rate £36.75 £28.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.01 £14.10 £15.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

KDB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing KDB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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
England +64 76 £613 -2.00% 4
London +45 76 £613 -2.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 31 £525 - 1
Belfast - 31 £525 - 1
County Antrim - 31 £525 - 1
City of London -6 11 £700 +7.69%
Scotland - 5 £420 -
Glasgow - 5 £420 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £550 -
Docklands, London - 1 £675 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for KDB.

1 65 (51.59%) Java
2 63 (50.00%) Finance
3 59 (46.83%) Kdb+
4 55 (43.65%) Linux
5 47 (37.30%) Banking
6 46 (36.51%) Unix
7 43 (34.13%) Front Office
8 41 (32.54%) Analytics
9 39 (30.95%) Perl
10 37 (29.37%) C++
11 32 (25.40%) Investment Banking
11 32 (25.40%) FIX Protocol
11 32 (25.40%) Electronic Trading
12 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (23.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 28 (22.22%) Multithreading
15 26 (20.63%) SQL
16 24 (19.05%) OO
17 23 (18.25%) Solaris
17 23 (18.25%) Low Latency
18 22 (17.46%) Tick Data
18 22 (17.46%) Fixed Income
19 19 (15.08%) Derivative
20 18 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (14.29%) Python
20 18 (14.29%) Data Structures
21 17 (13.49%) C#
21 17 (13.49%) TDD
22 15 (11.90%) Algorithmic Trading
22 15 (11.90%) TIBCO

KDB
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.59%) Apache
1 2 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (46.83%) Kdb+
2 22 (17.46%) Tick Data
3 14 (11.11%) Big Data
4 10 (7.94%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 8 (6.35%) DB2
6 8 (6.35%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.97%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (2.38%) Data Mining
10 3 (2.38%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.79%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.79%) HBase
12 1 (0.79%) Hypertable
12 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Maven
1 7 (5.56%) Subversion
2 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) EasyMock
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) JUnit
3 1 (0.79%) Robot Framework
General
1 63 (50.00%) Finance
2 47 (37.30%) Banking
3 43 (34.13%) Front Office
4 32 (25.40%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 110 (87.30%) Developer
2 74 (58.73%) KDB Developer
3 28 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.11%) C++ Developer
5 13 (10.32%) Senior Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Architect
8 7 (5.56%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (4.76%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Integration Architect
11 4 (3.17%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Linux Developer
12 3 (2.38%) Analyst Developer
12 3 (2.38%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.38%) MIS Developer
12 3 (2.38%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.40%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (7.94%) XML
3 8 (6.35%) Rendezvous
4 7 (5.56%) JMS
4 7 (5.56%) Kafka
4 7 (5.56%) Middleware
5 6 (4.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 6 (4.76%) Ultra Messaging
6 5 (3.97%) XSLT
7 4 (3.17%) J2EE
8 3 (2.38%) Spring
9 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.59%) Swing
10 1 (0.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.79%) HTML
10 1 (0.79%) HTML5
10 1 (0.79%) STL
10 1 (0.79%) Web Services
10 1 (0.79%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (23.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (17.46%) Fixed Income
4 19 (15.08%) Derivative
5 18 (14.29%) Data Structures
6 15 (11.90%) Algorithms
7 14 (11.11%) Equities
8 9 (7.14%) Fintech
9 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
10 5 (3.97%) Mathematics
11 4 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (3.17%) N-Tier
11 4 (3.17%) Physics
12 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.79%) Index Arbitrage
13 1 (0.79%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
13 1 (0.79%) TWAP
13 1 (0.79%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 55 (43.65%) Linux
2 46 (36.51%) Unix
3 23 (18.25%) Solaris
4 3 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.54%) Analytics
2 32 (25.40%) Electronic Trading
3 28 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 24 (19.05%) OO
5 23 (18.25%) Low Latency
6 18 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (13.49%) TDD
8 15 (11.90%) Algorithmic Trading
9 10 (7.94%) OOD
9 10 (7.94%) Scrum
10 9 (7.14%) Data Analytics
10 9 (7.14%) Data Management
10 9 (7.14%) SOA
11 8 (6.35%) Market Making
11 8 (6.35%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.76%) Workflow
13 5 (3.97%) Data Analysis
14 4 (3.17%) E-Commerce
14 4 (3.17%) OOP
14 4 (3.17%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (51.59%) Java
2 39 (30.95%) Perl
3 37 (29.37%) C++
4 26 (20.63%) SQL
5 18 (14.29%) Python
6 17 (13.49%) C#
7 9 (7.14%) C
8 8 (6.35%) MATLAB
8 8 (6.35%) Scala
9 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.59%) F#
10 2 (1.59%) R
10 2 (1.59%) VBA
11 1 (0.79%) AWK
11 1 (0.79%) Korn
11 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.79%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (11.90%) TIBCO
2 14 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (3.97%) Informatica
4 4 (3.17%) ION Trading
5 3 (2.38%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.38%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.59%) Calypso
6 2 (1.59%) Murex
6 2 (1.59%) Splunk
6 2 (1.59%) Sybase
6 2 (1.59%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.79%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.79%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.79%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.79%) MapR
7 1 (0.79%) Portware
7 1 (0.79%) Reuters
7 1 (0.79%) Twitter
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £900 per day
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London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
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