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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 553 595 589
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -6
Contract jobs citing KDB 68 50 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.091% 0.085%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.61% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 34
Median daily rate £600 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £555 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
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
11131 12712 12102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.46% 23.06% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7386 8478 8031
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 £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 194 184
Median hourly rate £38.00 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 9 December 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 8 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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +17 55 £650 - 10
England +13 55 £650 - 10
County Antrim - 13 £525 - 2
Northern Ireland - 13 £525 - 2
Belfast - 13 £525 - 2
City of London -24 11 £700 +7.69% 2
Canary Wharf +3 2 £600 -
Docklands, London - 1 £675 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 63 (63.64%) Java
2 52 (52.53%) Finance
3 47 (47.47%) Linux
4 43 (43.43%) Kdb+
5 42 (42.42%) Banking
6 41 (41.41%) Front Office
7 39 (39.39%) Unix
8 33 (33.33%) C++
9 32 (32.32%) Investment Banking
10 29 (29.29%) Analytics
11 27 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
12 24 (24.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (23.23%) Electronic Trading
13 23 (23.23%) Low Latency
14 21 (21.21%) Perl
15 20 (20.20%) Python
16 19 (19.19%) Fixed Income
17 18 (18.18%) Equities
17 18 (18.18%) Derivative
17 18 (18.18%) OO
17 18 (18.18%) SQL
18 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (16.16%) Multithreading
20 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
20 15 (15.15%) Algorithms
21 14 (14.14%) Tick Data
22 13 (13.13%) Oracle
23 12 (12.12%) C#
23 12 (12.12%) Algorithmic Trading
24 11 (11.11%) Quantitative Trading

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 1 (1.01%) Apache
1 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.02%) MS Project
1 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (43.43%) Kdb+
2 14 (14.14%) Tick Data
3 9 (9.09%) Big Data
4 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.06%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.03%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.02%) DB2
8 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.01%) Hazelcast
9 1 (1.01%) MySQL
9 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Maven
2 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.01%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.01%) JIRA
3 1 (1.01%) JUnit
3 1 (1.01%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 52 (52.53%) Finance
2 42 (42.42%) Banking
3 41 (41.41%) Front Office
4 32 (32.32%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.02%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) French Language
Job Titles
1 86 (86.87%) Developer
2 53 (53.54%) KDB Developer
3 21 (21.21%) Java Developer
4 12 (12.12%) C++ Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 4 (4.04%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Linux Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.04%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Database Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Risk Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Risk Project Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (5.05%) AngularJS
2 5 (5.05%) Esper
2 5 (5.05%) NumPy
2 5 (5.05%) Pandas
2 5 (5.05%) Pyramid
2 5 (5.05%) SciPy
3 4 (4.04%) XML
4 3 (3.03%) Rendezvous
4 3 (3.03%) Spring
5 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 2 (2.02%) Swing
6 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.01%) HTML
6 1 (1.01%) HTML5
6 1 (1.01%) JMS
6 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.01%) Web Services
6 1 (1.01%) WPF
6 1 (1.01%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (19.19%) Fixed Income
3 18 (18.18%) Derivative
3 18 (18.18%) Equities
4 15 (15.15%) Algorithms
4 15 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.09%) Data Structures
6 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.06%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (5.05%) Hedge funds
8 5 (5.05%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.05%) Visualisation
9 4 (4.04%) Fintech
9 4 (4.04%) Physics
9 4 (4.04%) Statistics
10 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (1.01%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.47%) Linux
2 39 (39.39%) Unix
3 8 (8.08%) Solaris
4 3 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) Analytics
2 23 (23.23%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (23.23%) Low Latency
3 18 (18.18%) OO
4 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (16.16%) Multithreading
6 12 (12.12%) Algorithmic Trading
7 11 (11.11%) Quantitative Trading
8 10 (10.10%) TDD
9 8 (8.08%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.07%) Market Making
10 7 (7.07%) OOD
10 7 (7.07%) Risk Management
10 7 (7.07%) Scrum
10 7 (7.07%) Time Series Analysis
10 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.05%) Data Acquisition
11 5 (5.05%) Data Analytics
11 5 (5.05%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (63.64%) Java
2 33 (33.33%) C++
3 21 (21.21%) Perl
4 20 (20.20%) Python
5 18 (18.18%) SQL
6 12 (12.12%) C#
7 11 (11.11%) C
8 5 (5.05%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.04%) Scala
10 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.01%) AWK
12 1 (1.01%) Korn
12 1 (1.01%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) MiFID
1 6 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.01%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Oracle
2 8 (8.08%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.05%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.03%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.03%) Calypso
4 3 (3.03%) Murex
4 3 (3.03%) Yolus
5 2 (2.02%) Reuters
5 2 (2.02%) Sybase
5 2 (2.02%) Tradeweb
6 1 (1.01%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.01%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.01%) Portware
6 1 (1.01%) Splunk
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