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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 561 538 507
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing KDB 47 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.060% 0.073%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.41% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £588
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £800 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
11586 11759 11025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.95% 22.75% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7717 7232 6683
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 273 274
Average hourly rate £34.50 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.74 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 18 December 2014.

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 5 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 18 December 2014. 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 +32 40 £619 +7.60% 6
England -20 40 £619 +7.60% 6
City of London +18 16 £650 +26.82% 3
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 63 (60.00%) Java
2 59 (56.19%) Front Office
3 51 (48.57%) Low Latency
4 47 (44.76%) Multithreading
5 40 (38.10%) Algorithmic Trading
5 40 (38.10%) Linux
6 39 (37.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (35.24%) Finance
8 32 (30.48%) C++
8 32 (30.48%) Banking
9 30 (28.57%) UNIX
10 26 (24.76%) Equities
11 25 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (20.95%) Python
12 22 (20.95%) Algorithms
13 21 (20.00%) Fixed Income
14 20 (19.05%) Electronic Trading
15 19 (18.10%) C#
15 19 (18.10%) Analytics
16 18 (17.14%) Risk Management
17 16 (15.24%) Middleware
17 16 (15.24%) Perl
17 16 (15.24%) SQL
17 16 (15.24%) FIX Protocol
17 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (13.33%) Investment Banking
19 13 (12.38%) Degree
19 13 (12.38%) Sybase
19 13 (12.38%) TIBCO
20 11 (10.48%) Spring

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (0.95%) GemFire
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) MS Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) Big Data
3 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) JUnit
1 7 (6.67%) Mockito
2 3 (2.86%) Jasmine
2 3 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 59 (56.19%) Front Office
2 37 (35.24%) Finance
3 32 (30.48%) Banking
4 14 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 91 (86.67%) Developer
2 34 (32.38%) Java Developer
3 8 (7.62%) C++ Developer
4 7 (6.67%) Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Python Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 4 (3.81%) WPF Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Quantitative Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Applications Support
9 2 (1.90%) Architect
9 2 (1.90%) Project Manager
10 1 (0.95%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (0.95%) Java Software Engineer
10 1 (0.95%) Software Engineer
10 1 (0.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) Middleware
1 16 (15.24%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (10.48%) Spring
3 8 (7.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (6.67%) STL
5 6 (5.71%) WPF
6 5 (4.76%) HTML
7 4 (3.81%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.81%) HTML5
7 4 (3.81%) Velocity
7 4 (3.81%) jQuery
8 3 (2.86%) Spring Integration
8 3 (2.86%) WinForms
8 3 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.90%) .NET
10 1 (0.95%) Swing
10 1 (0.95%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (37.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (24.76%) Equities
3 22 (20.95%) Algorithms
4 21 (20.00%) Fixed Income
5 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 6 (5.71%) Data Structures
7 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
8 4 (3.81%) Derivative
9 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.86%) User Experience
10 2 (1.90%) Physics
11 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.95%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.10%) Linux
2 30 (28.57%) UNIX
3 10 (9.52%) Windows
4 4 (3.81%) Solaris
5 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.57%) Low Latency
2 47 (44.76%) Multithreading
3 40 (38.10%) Algorithmic Trading
4 25 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (19.05%) Electronic Trading
6 19 (18.10%) Analytics
7 18 (17.14%) Risk Management
8 11 (10.48%) Market Making
9 10 (9.52%) TDD
9 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.57%) Project Management
11 7 (6.67%) OO
11 7 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
11 7 (6.67%) Operations Research
12 6 (5.71%) Performance Testing
13 5 (4.76%) Numerical Analysis
13 5 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (3.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 63 (60.00%) Java
2 32 (30.48%) C++
3 22 (20.95%) Python
4 19 (18.10%) C#
5 16 (15.24%) Perl
5 16 (15.24%) SQL
6 10 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 7 (6.67%) VB
8 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.81%) VBA
10 3 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Sybase
1 13 (12.38%) TIBCO
2 9 (8.57%) ION Trading
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.81%) Tableau
5 2 (1.90%) Tradeweb
5 2 (1.90%) Yolus
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco
5 2 (1.90%) Reuters
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.95%) Veritas
6 1 (0.95%) StreamBase
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