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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 613 632 592
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -40
Contract jobs citing KDB 34 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.047% 0.093%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.28% 0.20% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 33
Median daily rate £638 £650 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £549 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £375
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
12276 13443 12316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.71% 23.37% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8118 8804 7601
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 207 206
Median hourly rate £28.18 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.27 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
England +12 30 £638 -1.92% 12
London -12 25 £638 -1.92% 12
City of London +24 8 £650 -13.33% 1
Oxford - 5 - -
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
South East - 5 - -
Glasgow +13 4 - -
Scotland +13 4 - -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 60 (63.83%) Java
2 51 (54.26%) Front Office
2 51 (54.26%) Analytics
3 38 (40.43%) Linux
3 38 (40.43%) Banking
4 36 (38.30%) Unix
5 33 (35.11%) Python
6 32 (34.04%) Finance
7 30 (31.91%) OO
7 30 (31.91%) Kdb+
8 29 (30.85%) C++
8 29 (30.85%) Investment Banking
9 27 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (27.66%) Low Latency
11 21 (22.34%) Algorithmic Trading
12 20 (21.28%) Quantitative Trading
13 19 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (15.96%) C
14 15 (15.96%) Fixed Income
14 15 (15.96%) Equities
14 15 (15.96%) Algorithms
14 15 (15.96%) AngularJS
15 13 (13.83%) Unit Testing
15 13 (13.83%) Visualisation
15 13 (13.83%) Oracle
16 12 (12.77%) Shell Script
16 12 (12.77%) Refactoring
16 12 (12.77%) Software Engineering
16 12 (12.77%) Maven
16 12 (12.77%) Derivative

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 (1.06%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.13%) MS Project
1 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.06%) RMDS
1 1 (1.06%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) HTTP
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
1 1 (1.06%) LAN
1 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.91%) Kdb+
2 12 (12.77%) MongoDB
3 11 (11.70%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Maven
2 2 (2.13%) Ant
2 2 (2.13%) Subversion
3 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.06%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
General
1 51 (54.26%) Front Office
2 38 (40.43%) Banking
3 32 (34.04%) Finance
4 29 (30.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 78 (82.98%) Developer
2 45 (47.87%) KDB Developer
3 24 (25.53%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Quantitative Developer
5 10 (10.64%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 10 (10.64%) Front Office Developer
5 10 (10.64%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (8.51%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.32%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.19%) C Developer
9 3 (3.19%) C/C++ Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Risk Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Risk Project Manager
10 2 (2.13%) Banking Analyst
10 2 (2.13%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) AngularJS
2 12 (12.77%) Esper
2 12 (12.77%) NumPy
2 12 (12.77%) Pandas
2 12 (12.77%) Pyramid
2 12 (12.77%) SciPy
3 5 (5.32%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (5.32%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (4.26%) HTML
4 4 (4.26%) Swing
5 3 (3.19%) .NET
5 3 (3.19%) HTML5
6 2 (2.13%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.13%) JMS
6 2 (2.13%) Middleware
6 2 (2.13%) XML
7 1 (1.06%) Ajax
7 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.06%) Spring
7 1 (1.06%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (15.96%) Algorithms
2 15 (15.96%) Equities
2 15 (15.96%) Fixed Income
3 13 (13.83%) Visualisation
4 12 (12.77%) Derivative
4 12 (12.77%) Equity Derivative
4 12 (12.77%) Hedge funds
5 10 (10.64%) Statistics
6 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.19%) Physics
8 2 (2.13%) Fintech
8 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.43%) Linux
2 36 (38.30%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.26%) Analytics
2 30 (31.91%) OO
3 27 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (27.66%) Low Latency
5 21 (22.34%) Algorithmic Trading
6 20 (21.28%) Quantitative Trading
7 13 (13.83%) Unit Testing
8 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.77%) Data Acquisition
8 12 (12.77%) Market Making
8 12 (12.77%) Refactoring
8 12 (12.77%) Software Engineering
9 11 (11.70%) Time Series Analysis
10 10 (10.64%) OOD
10 10 (10.64%) Open Source
11 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
12 6 (6.38%) Multithreading
13 5 (5.32%) Electronic Trading
13 5 (5.32%) High-Frequency Trading
14 4 (4.26%) Option Pricing Theory
Programming Languages
1 60 (63.83%) Java
2 33 (35.11%) Python
3 29 (30.85%) C++
4 15 (15.96%) C
5 12 (12.77%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.51%) Ruby
7 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.32%) C#
9 4 (4.26%) Perl
10 2 (2.13%) Scala
10 2 (2.13%) SQL
11 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.06%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.06%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle
2 6 (6.38%) TIBCO
3 5 (5.32%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.26%) Splunk
5 3 (3.19%) Yolus
6 2 (2.13%) Fidessa
6 2 (2.13%) Reuters
7 1 (1.06%) Calypso
7 1 (1.06%) Murex
7 1 (1.06%) Solace
7 1 (1.06%) Sophis
7 1 (1.06%) Sybase