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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 599 602 536
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -66
Contract jobs citing KDB 57 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.48% 0.37% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 41
Median daily rate £675 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £683 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
11835 12719 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.70% 23.04% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8036 8289 7508
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 172 200
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

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 28 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -1 57 £675 +12.50% 5
London -2 53 £675 +12.50% 5
City of London +38 12 £700 +21.73% 4
Oxford - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
South East - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £600 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 51 (53.13%) Front Office
2 50 (52.08%) Analytics
3 48 (50.00%) Java
4 45 (46.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 41 (42.71%) Unix
5 41 (42.71%) Python
6 39 (40.63%) Low Latency
7 37 (38.54%) Algorithmic Trading
8 33 (34.38%) Linux
9 32 (33.33%) C++
9 32 (33.33%) Banking
10 29 (30.21%) Finance
10 29 (30.21%) Market Making
11 28 (29.17%) OO
12 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (18.75%) Investment Banking
13 18 (18.75%) Algorithms
14 15 (15.63%) Tick Data
14 15 (15.63%) Perl
15 14 (14.58%) Degree
15 14 (14.58%) Fixed Income
15 14 (14.58%) Splunk
16 13 (13.54%) ITRS Geneos
16 13 (13.54%) DevOps
16 13 (13.54%) Multithreading
16 13 (13.54%) Shell Script
17 12 (12.50%) Data Management
17 12 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
17 12 (12.50%) FX Algorithmic Trading
17 12 (12.50%) Fintech

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 (1.04%) Apache
1 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.04%) RMDS
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 15 (15.63%) Tick Data
2 6 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Maven
2 5 (5.21%) Subversion
3 2 (2.08%) Ant
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 51 (53.13%) Front Office
2 32 (33.33%) Banking
3 29 (30.21%) Finance
4 18 (18.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (76.04%) Developer
2 21 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Front Office Developer
4 13 (13.54%) Analyst
5 12 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
5 12 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) FX Support Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) Support Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) Unix Support
6 11 (11.46%) Unix Support Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Quantitative Developer
8 6 (6.25%) C++ Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (4.17%) C++/Java Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Operational Support Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Operations Support Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) AngularJS
2 6 (6.25%) .NET
2 6 (6.25%) Esper
2 6 (6.25%) NumPy
2 6 (6.25%) Pandas
2 6 (6.25%) Pyramid
2 6 (6.25%) SciPy
2 6 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (5.21%) HTML
4 4 (4.17%) HTML5
4 4 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (3.13%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (2.08%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.08%) JavaFX
6 2 (2.08%) JMS
6 2 (2.08%) Swing
6 2 (2.08%) WinForms
6 2 (2.08%) WPF
7 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (46.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (18.75%) Algorithms
3 14 (14.58%) Fixed Income
4 12 (12.50%) Fintech
5 9 (9.38%) Data Structures
6 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (8.33%) Equities
7 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
7 7 (7.29%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (7.29%) Hedge funds
7 7 (7.29%) Visualisation
8 5 (5.21%) Derivative
8 5 (5.21%) Statistics
9 4 (4.17%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.17%) Physics
10 2 (2.08%) Eurex
11 1 (1.04%) Economics
11 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.71%) Unix
2 33 (34.38%) Linux
3 8 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.08%) Analytics
2 39 (40.63%) Low Latency
3 37 (38.54%) Algorithmic Trading
4 29 (30.21%) Market Making
5 28 (29.17%) OO
6 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.54%) DevOps
7 13 (13.54%) Multithreading
8 12 (12.50%) Data Management
8 12 (12.50%) FX Algorithmic Trading
8 12 (12.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 10 (10.42%) OOD
10 8 (8.33%) Quantitative Trading
10 8 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.25%) Data Acquisition
11 6 (6.25%) Refactoring
11 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.25%) Time Series Analysis
12 5 (5.21%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) Java
2 41 (42.71%) Python
3 32 (33.33%) C++
4 15 (15.63%) Perl
5 13 (13.54%) Shell Script
6 10 (10.42%) C
6 10 (10.42%) C#
7 8 (8.33%) Ruby
8 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.21%) SQL
9 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.04%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.04%) ES6
10 1 (1.04%) PHP
10 1 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Degree
2 7 (7.29%) PhD
3 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PMP
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.04%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Splunk
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle
2 8 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.08%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.08%) Reuters
5 2 (2.08%) Solace
6 1 (1.04%) Currenex
6 1 (1.04%) eSpeed
6 1 (1.04%) Informatica
6 1 (1.04%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.04%) Sybase