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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 607 555 535
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -20
Contract jobs citing KDB 26 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.098% 0.100%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.20% 0.46% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 41
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£650 £700 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £430 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
- -21.05%
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
13213 11976 11661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.61% 21.44% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8689 7440 7215
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 181 204
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £13.67 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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
London -15 22 £650 -7.14% 8
England -26 22 £650 -7.14% 8
City of London +5 10 £750 +3.44% 3
Glasgow 0 3 - -
Scotland -19 3 - -
County Antrim - 1 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -
Belfast - 1 £375 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 44 (61.97%) Java
2 36 (50.70%) Front Office
3 34 (47.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (47.89%) Low Latency
4 31 (43.66%) Multithreading
5 28 (39.44%) Finance
6 27 (38.03%) Linux
6 27 (38.03%) Algorithmic Trading
7 26 (36.62%) C++
7 26 (36.62%) Equities
8 25 (35.21%) Algorithms
9 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (28.17%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (23.94%) Python
12 16 (22.54%) Perl
13 15 (21.13%) UNIX
13 15 (21.13%) SQL
14 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
15 12 (16.90%) C#
16 11 (15.49%) Market Making
17 10 (14.08%) Degree
18 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
18 9 (12.68%) Middleware
19 8 (11.27%) Banking
19 8 (11.27%) Investment Banking
19 8 (11.27%) Data Structures
19 8 (11.27%) FX Algorithmic Trading
20 7 (9.86%) Spring
20 7 (9.86%) Sybase

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (1.41%) Apache
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) DB2
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JUnit
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (50.70%) Front Office
2 28 (39.44%) Finance
3 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (84.51%) Developer
2 23 (32.39%) Java Developer
3 15 (21.13%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.68%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (11.27%) Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) C++ Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (5.63%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Linux Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (1.41%) Business Analyst
10 1 (1.41%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.41%) .NET Developer
10 1 (1.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (12.68%) Middleware
3 7 (9.86%) Spring
4 5 (7.04%) STL
4 5 (7.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (5.63%) WCF
6 3 (4.23%) XML
6 3 (4.23%) .NET
7 2 (2.82%) Swing
8 1 (1.41%) J2SE
8 1 (1.41%) JMS
8 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (47.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (36.62%) Equities
3 25 (35.21%) Algorithms
4 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (11.27%) Data Structures
6 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.04%) Derivative
8 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.82%) Physics
9 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
9 2 (2.82%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
10 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
10 1 (1.41%) Statistics
10 1 (1.41%) TWAP
10 1 (1.41%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Linux
2 15 (21.13%) UNIX
3 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Low Latency
2 31 (43.66%) Multithreading
3 27 (38.03%) Algorithmic Trading
4 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
6 11 (15.49%) Market Making
7 8 (11.27%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 7 (9.86%) ETL
9 6 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (7.04%) Open Source
10 5 (7.04%) Electronic Trading
10 5 (7.04%) OO
11 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (5.63%) Release Management
11 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
12 3 (4.23%) Financial Modelling
12 3 (4.23%) Analytics
12 3 (4.23%) Operations Research
12 3 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) Java
2 26 (36.62%) C++
3 17 (23.94%) Python
4 16 (22.54%) Perl
5 15 (21.13%) SQL
6 12 (16.90%) C#
7 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.63%) C
9 2 (2.82%) Tcl
9 2 (2.82%) AWK
9 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.41%) Scala
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) PhD
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) logstash
1 2 (2.82%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Sybase
2 4 (5.63%) Fidessa
2 4 (5.63%) Portware
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
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