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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 562 516 534
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +18
Contract jobs citing KDB 45 66 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.13% 0.032%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.38% 0.58% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 6
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£600 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
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
11961 11288 10054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 21.44% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7836 7214 6065
Average daily rate £400 £398 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 188 226
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 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 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 22 May 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 -12 42 £600 -6.79% 4
England -30 42 £600 -6.79% 4
City of London 0 12 £575 -14.81% 3
Glasgow -18 3 £388 +3.33%
Scotland -21 3 £388 +3.33%

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 48 (46.60%) Java
2 45 (43.69%) Finance
3 43 (41.75%) Front Office
4 42 (40.78%) Equities
5 39 (37.86%) UNIX
6 37 (35.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 37 (35.92%) Low Latency
7 35 (33.98%) Linux
7 35 (33.98%) Perl
8 34 (33.01%) C++
9 32 (31.07%) SQL
9 32 (31.07%) Banking
9 32 (31.07%) Multithreading
10 29 (28.16%) Algorithmic Trading
11 27 (26.21%) FIX Protocol
12 24 (23.30%) Python
12 24 (23.30%) Algorithms
13 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (16.50%) Middleware
15 15 (14.56%) Fixed Income
15 15 (14.56%) C#
16 14 (13.59%) Risk Management
16 14 (13.59%) Investment Banking
17 13 (12.62%) Sybase
18 12 (11.65%) Analytics
19 11 (10.68%) Data Modelling
19 11 (10.68%) Electronic Trading
20 10 (9.71%) DB2
20 10 (9.71%) PL/SQL
20 10 (9.71%) Shell Script

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (2.91%) Apache
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.97%) Node.js
2 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) DB2
2 7 (6.80%) Star Schema
3 6 (5.83%) BusinessObjects XI
3 6 (5.83%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.91%) QlikView
6 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.97%) Big Data
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.97%) Mockito
2 1 (0.97%) Grunt
2 1 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.97%) Bower
2 1 (0.97%) JUnit
2 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (43.69%) Finance
2 43 (41.75%) Front Office
3 32 (31.07%) Banking
4 14 (13.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (78.64%) Developer
2 17 (16.50%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.65%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) C++ Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.77%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Consultant
7 5 (4.85%) Data Consultant
7 5 (4.85%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 5 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Database Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Python Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (26.21%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (16.50%) Middleware
3 8 (7.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (7.77%) STL
4 5 (4.85%) WCF
5 4 (3.88%) Spring
6 3 (2.91%) .NET
6 3 (2.91%) SOAP
7 2 (1.94%) HTML
7 2 (1.94%) XML
7 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.94%) HTML5
8 1 (0.97%) D3.js
8 1 (0.97%) Swing
8 1 (0.97%) WPF
8 1 (0.97%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (40.78%) Equities
2 37 (35.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (23.30%) Algorithms
4 15 (14.56%) Fixed Income
5 9 (8.74%) Derivative
6 8 (7.77%) Visualisation
6 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (6.80%) Mathematics
8 6 (5.83%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.88%) Reference Data
9 4 (3.88%) Open Source
10 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.91%) Physics
10 3 (2.91%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.94%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.86%) UNIX
2 35 (33.98%) Linux
3 7 (6.80%) Windows
4 4 (3.88%) Solaris
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.92%) Low Latency
2 32 (31.07%) Multithreading
3 29 (28.16%) Algorithmic Trading
4 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.59%) Risk Management
6 12 (11.65%) Analytics
7 11 (10.68%) Data Modelling
7 11 (10.68%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (6.80%) OO
9 6 (5.83%) Performance Testing
9 6 (5.83%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (5.83%) Operations Research
9 6 (5.83%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.83%) Project Management
10 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.85%) ETL
10 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.85%) Numerical Analysis
11 4 (3.88%) TDD
11 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.60%) Java
2 35 (33.98%) Perl
3 34 (33.01%) C++
4 32 (31.07%) SQL
5 24 (23.30%) Python
6 15 (14.56%) C#
7 10 (9.71%) PL/SQL
7 10 (9.71%) Shell Script
8 7 (6.80%) C
9 3 (2.91%) Tcl
9 3 (2.91%) AWK
9 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.91%) Scala
10 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.94%) logstash
2 2 (1.94%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (12.62%) Sybase
2 10 (9.71%) Tableau
3 7 (6.80%) TIBCO
3 7 (6.80%) Informatica
3 7 (6.80%) Greenplum
4 6 (5.83%) Oracle
4 6 (5.83%) Solace
5 5 (4.85%) Fidessa
5 5 (4.85%) Portware
6 3 (2.91%) Teradata
6 3 (2.91%) Netezza
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.97%) ION Trading
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