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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 584 584 552
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing KDB 56 51 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.091% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.40% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 51
Average daily rate £650 £600 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate - £406 £375
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
12166 12738 12453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.78% 22.85% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8234 8211 7827
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 166 216
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.24% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £15.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

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 29 April 2016.

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 7 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -9 56 £650 +8.33% 6
London -1 54 £650 +8.33% 6
City of London +44 12 £700 +21.73% 2
Oxford - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £600 - 1

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 48 (50.00%) Java
2 46 (47.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 45 (46.88%) Low Latency
4 44 (45.83%) Front Office
4 44 (45.83%) Unix
5 43 (44.79%) Analytics
6 40 (41.67%) Algorithmic Trading
7 36 (37.50%) Python
8 35 (36.46%) Finance
9 31 (32.29%) Linux
10 29 (30.21%) C++
10 29 (30.21%) Market Making
11 28 (29.17%) Banking
12 18 (18.75%) OO
13 16 (16.67%) Algorithms
14 15 (15.63%) Degree
14 15 (15.63%) Multithreading
14 15 (15.63%) Perl
15 14 (14.58%) C#
15 14 (14.58%) Investment Banking
15 14 (14.58%) FX Algorithmic Trading
15 14 (14.58%) Splunk
16 13 (13.54%) ITRS Geneos
16 13 (13.54%) DevOps
17 12 (12.50%) Data Management
17 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
17 12 (12.50%) Tick Data
17 12 (12.50%) Fintech
18 11 (11.46%) Data Structures

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (1.04%) Apache
1 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.04%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.08%) Multicast
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) Tick Data
2 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Subversion
2 5 (5.21%) VTune
3 2 (2.08%) Ant
3 2 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.04%) Babel
4 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.04%) Grunt
4 1 (1.04%) gulp
4 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.04%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.04%) Mocha
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.04%) QUnit
4 1 (1.04%) webpack
General
1 44 (45.83%) Front Office
2 35 (36.46%) Finance
3 28 (29.17%) Banking
4 14 (14.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (69.79%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.54%) Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Front Office Developer
5 11 (11.46%) FX Support Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Support Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) Unix Support
5 11 (11.46%) Unix Support Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Java Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (5.21%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Operations Support Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) .NET
2 6 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (5.21%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.21%) HTML
3 5 (5.21%) XML
4 4 (4.17%) HTML5
4 4 (4.17%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (3.13%) WinForms
5 3 (3.13%) WPF
6 2 (2.08%) Esper
6 2 (2.08%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.08%) JMS
6 2 (2.08%) NumPy
6 2 (2.08%) Pandas
6 2 (2.08%) Pyramid
6 2 (2.08%) SciPy
6 2 (2.08%) Swing
7 1 (1.04%) D3.js
7 1 (1.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 46 (47.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 12 (12.50%) Fintech
4 11 (11.46%) Data Structures
5 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (10.42%) Equities
5 10 (10.42%) Fixed Income
6 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (4.17%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.17%) Physics
8 3 (3.13%) Derivative
8 3 (3.13%) Hedge funds
8 3 (3.13%) Visualisation
9 2 (2.08%) Eurex
9 2 (2.08%) Statistics
10 1 (1.04%) Economics
10 1 (1.04%) Ergonomics
10 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.83%) Unix
2 31 (32.29%) Linux
3 11 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.88%) Low Latency
2 43 (44.79%) Analytics
3 40 (41.67%) Algorithmic Trading
4 29 (30.21%) Market Making
5 18 (18.75%) OO
6 15 (15.63%) Multithreading
7 14 (14.58%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 13 (13.54%) DevOps
9 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.50%) Data Management
9 12 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 7 (7.29%) Open Source
10 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.25%) OOD
11 6 (6.25%) Quantitative Trading
12 5 (5.21%) Data Analytics
12 5 (5.21%) Electronic Trading
13 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
14 3 (3.13%) Time Series Analysis
15 2 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) Java
2 36 (37.50%) Python
3 29 (30.21%) C++
4 15 (15.63%) Perl
5 14 (14.58%) C#
6 9 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.33%) Ruby
8 7 (7.29%) Scala
9 6 (6.25%) C
10 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.21%) SQL
11 3 (3.13%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.04%) ECMAScript
12 1 (1.04%) ES6
12 1 (1.04%) PHP
12 1 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) Degree
2 9 (9.38%) PhD
3 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PMP
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.04%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Splunk
2 9 (9.38%) TIBCO
3 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Fidessa
6 2 (2.08%) Solace
7 1 (1.04%) Currenex
7 1 (1.04%) eSpeed
7 1 (1.04%) Informatica
7 1 (1.04%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.04%) Reuters
7 1 (1.04%) Sybase