The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 513 527 566
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +39
Contract jobs citing KDB 74 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.036% 0.036%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.61% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 21
Average daily rate £538 £600 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +21 59 £600 - 15
England -43 59 £600 - 15
City of London +6 22 £675 +12.50% 8
Scotland +7 15 £375 -11.76% 2
Glasgow +21 12 £375 - 1

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 73 (73.00%) Java
2 53 (53.00%) Front Office
3 44 (44.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 39 (39.00%) C++
5 37 (37.00%) Banking
6 35 (35.00%) Multithreading
7 31 (31.00%) Equities
8 30 (30.00%) Investment Banking
8 30 (30.00%) Low Latency
9 28 (28.00%) C#
9 28 (28.00%) Python
10 27 (27.00%) SQL
10 27 (27.00%) Linux
11 24 (24.00%) Oracle
12 22 (22.00%) UNIX
12 22 (22.00%) Finance
12 22 (22.00%) Degree
12 22 (22.00%) Analytics
13 20 (20.00%) TIBCO
14 19 (19.00%) OO
14 19 (19.00%) Perl
15 18 (18.00%) Sybase
16 17 (17.00%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (17.00%) Spring
16 17 (17.00%) FIX Protocol
16 17 (17.00%) Electronic Trading
17 16 (16.00%) Oracle Database
18 14 (14.00%) Algorithmic Trading
18 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
18 14 (14.00%) JUnit

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (2.00%) Apache
1 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.00%) MTS
1 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) Firewall
1 1 (1.00%) LDAP
1 1 (1.00%) SSL
1 1 (1.00%) HTTP
1 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.00%) VPN
1 1 (1.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (1.00%) Multicast
1 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (1.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (16.00%) Oracle Database
3 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (6.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.00%) QlikView
7 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.00%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.00%) MySQL
7 1 (1.00%) DB2
7 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.00%) Big Data
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) JUnit
2 12 (12.00%) Mockito
3 5 (5.00%) Maven
4 3 (3.00%) Ant
5 2 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (1.00%) Subversion
6 1 (1.00%) JMeter
6 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.00%) jMock
General
1 53 (53.00%) Front Office
2 37 (37.00%) Banking
3 30 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 22 (22.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 93 (93.00%) Developer
2 38 (38.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 10 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (4.00%) WPF Developer
5 4 (4.00%) Python Developer
5 4 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.00%) Designer
7 2 (2.00%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (2.00%) Web Designer
7 2 (2.00%) Database Developer
7 2 (2.00%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 1 (1.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (1.00%) Informatica Developer
8 1 (1.00%) Quantitative Developer
8 1 (1.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.00%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.00%) Spring
1 17 (17.00%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (10.00%) Rendezvous
3 9 (9.00%) Middleware
4 8 (8.00%) .NET
5 6 (6.00%) WPF
5 6 (6.00%) SciPy
5 6 (6.00%) NumPy
5 6 (6.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 6 (6.00%) HTML
6 5 (5.00%) XML
6 5 (5.00%) SOAP
6 5 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.00%) jQuery
7 4 (4.00%) Apache Flex
7 4 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (4.00%) HTML5
7 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.00%) JMS
8 3 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (44.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (31.00%) Equities
3 13 (13.00%) Fixed Income
4 12 (12.00%) Derivative
5 8 (8.00%) Hedge funds
6 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.00%) Open Source
7 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (6.00%) Statistics
8 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (4.00%) Grid Computing
10 3 (3.00%) Visualisation
11 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
12 1 (1.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 1 (1.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) Linux
2 22 (22.00%) UNIX
3 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.00%) SUSE
4 1 (1.00%) Debian
4 1 (1.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.00%) AIX
4 1 (1.00%) Solaris
4 1 (1.00%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.00%) Multithreading
2 30 (30.00%) Low Latency
3 22 (22.00%) Analytics
4 19 (19.00%) OO
5 17 (17.00%) Electronic Trading
6 14 (14.00%) Algorithmic Trading
7 12 (12.00%) TDD
8 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.00%) Software Architecture
10 6 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (4.00%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 4 (4.00%) OOP
12 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce
12 4 (4.00%) Data Modelling
13 3 (3.00%) Refactoring
14 2 (2.00%) Performance Testing
14 2 (2.00%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 73 (73.00%) Java
2 39 (39.00%) C++
3 28 (28.00%) C#
3 28 (28.00%) Python
4 27 (27.00%) SQL
5 19 (19.00%) Perl
6 11 (11.00%) VB
7 9 (9.00%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.00%) Korn
9 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.00%) Ruby
10 1 (1.00%) Lisp
10 1 (1.00%) PHP
10 1 (1.00%) C-shell
10 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Snort
1 1 (1.00%) Xen
1 1 (1.00%) Squid
1 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.00%) KVM
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.00%) qmail
1 1 (1.00%) Sendmail
1 1 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (1.00%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Nessus
1 1 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Oracle
2 20 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 18 (18.00%) Sybase
4 12 (12.00%) ION Trading
4 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.00%) Adobe
6 3 (3.00%) Informatica
7 2 (2.00%) Tradeweb
7 2 (2.00%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.00%) eSpeed
8 1 (1.00%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco
8 1 (1.00%) IBM
8 1 (1.00%) Symantec
8 1 (1.00%) Nokia
8 1 (1.00%) Veritas
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