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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
UK
Rank 494 586 569
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -17
Contract jobs citing KDB 108 41 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.08% 0.35% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 33 38
Median daily rate £600 £625 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - £400
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
10011 11624 11657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.36% 22.35% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6802 7829 7509
Median daily rate £439 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 199 169
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 25 February 2017.

KDB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

KDB
Top 9 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +67 71 £619 -1.00% 6
London +53 71 £619 -1.00% 5
Belfast - 30 £525 -
County Antrim - 30 £525 -
Northern Ireland - 30 £525 -
City of London +12 12 £600 -14.28% 3
Scotland - 6 £420 -
Glasgow - 6 £420 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 79 (50.00%) Finance
2 75 (47.47%) Kdb+
3 74 (46.84%) Java
4 71 (44.94%) Linux
5 62 (39.24%) Unix
6 59 (37.34%) Analytics
7 58 (36.71%) Banking
8 54 (34.18%) Front Office
9 49 (31.01%) Perl
10 42 (26.58%) C++
11 40 (25.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 40 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (25.32%) FIX Protocol
12 39 (24.68%) Electronic Trading
13 38 (24.05%) Investment Banking
14 37 (23.42%) SQL
15 32 (20.25%) OO
15 32 (20.25%) Multithreading
16 30 (18.99%) Tick Data
16 30 (18.99%) Solaris
17 28 (17.72%) Low Latency
18 25 (15.82%) Fixed Income
19 23 (14.56%) Python
20 21 (13.29%) C#
21 20 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (12.66%) Derivative
22 19 (12.03%) TDD
23 18 (11.39%) Data Structures
23 18 (11.39%) Algorithms
24 17 (10.76%) Oracle

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 2 (1.27%) Apache
1 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) MTS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Murex MxG2000
1 2 (1.27%) Summit
2 1 (0.63%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.27%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (47.47%) Kdb+
2 30 (18.99%) Tick Data
3 14 (8.86%) Big Data
4 12 (7.59%) DB2
5 11 (6.96%) SQL Server
6 10 (6.33%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.70%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (5.06%) NoSQL
9 7 (4.43%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.16%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.90%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.90%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.63%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.63%) HBase
14 1 (0.63%) Hypertable
14 1 (0.63%) MySQL
14 1 (0.63%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Subversion
2 9 (5.70%) Maven
3 4 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.27%) JIRA
4 2 (1.27%) JUnit
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.63%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.63%) GDB
5 1 (0.63%) Mockito
5 1 (0.63%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 79 (50.00%) Finance
2 58 (36.71%) Banking
3 54 (34.18%) Front Office
4 38 (24.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (85.44%) Developer
2 94 (59.49%) KDB Developer
3 33 (20.89%) Java Developer
4 17 (10.76%) Senior Developer
5 15 (9.49%) C++ Developer
6 12 (7.59%) Front Office Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 9 (5.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (5.06%) Architect
10 6 (3.80%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 6 (3.80%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.16%) Integration Architect
12 4 (2.53%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
12 4 (2.53%) Linux Developer
13 3 (1.90%) C++/Java Developer
13 3 (1.90%) MIS Developer
13 3 (1.90%) Qualitative Analyst
13 3 (1.90%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (8.86%) XML
3 12 (7.59%) JMS
4 10 (6.33%) Rendezvous
5 9 (5.70%) Middleware
6 7 (4.43%) Kafka
6 7 (4.43%) Ultra Messaging
6 7 (4.43%) XSLT
7 6 (3.80%) Spring
7 6 (3.80%) TIBCO EMS
8 5 (3.16%) J2EE
9 4 (2.53%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.90%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.27%) HTML
11 2 (1.27%) HTML5
11 2 (1.27%) Java EE
11 2 (1.27%) Java SE
11 2 (1.27%) JNI
11 2 (1.27%) Murex Flex
11 2 (1.27%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
1 40 (25.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (15.82%) Fixed Income
3 20 (12.66%) Derivative
4 18 (11.39%) Algorithms
4 18 (11.39%) Data Structures
5 16 (10.13%) Equities
6 10 (6.33%) Fintech
7 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.53%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (1.27%) TWAP
9 2 (1.27%) VWAP
10 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 71 (44.94%) Linux
2 62 (39.24%) Unix
3 30 (18.99%) Solaris
4 6 (3.80%) Windows
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.34%) Analytics
2 39 (24.68%) Electronic Trading
3 32 (20.25%) Multithreading
3 32 (20.25%) OO
4 28 (17.72%) Low Latency
5 20 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (12.03%) TDD
7 16 (10.13%) Algorithmic Trading
8 14 (8.86%) Data Analytics
9 11 (6.96%) Mathematics
9 11 (6.96%) OOD
9 11 (6.96%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.96%) Scrum
10 10 (6.33%) Data Management
11 9 (5.70%) Market Making
11 9 (5.70%) SOA
12 7 (4.43%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.43%) Workflow
13 6 (3.80%) E-Commerce
14 5 (3.16%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (46.84%) Java
2 49 (31.01%) Perl
3 42 (26.58%) C++
4 37 (23.42%) SQL
5 23 (14.56%) Python
6 21 (13.29%) C#
7 11 (6.96%) C
8 10 (6.33%) MATLAB
9 8 (5.06%) Scala
10 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.80%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.90%) R
12 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.27%) F#
12 2 (1.27%) Korn
12 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.27%) VBA
13 1 (0.63%) AWK
13 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.43%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) QA
2 9 (5.70%) MiFID
3 4 (2.53%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.27%) EMIR
5 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (10.76%) Oracle
1 17 (10.76%) TIBCO
2 8 (5.06%) Bloomberg
3 7 (4.43%) Sybase
4 5 (3.16%) Informatica
5 4 (2.53%) ION Trading
5 4 (2.53%) Murex
6 3 (1.90%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.90%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.90%) Reuters
6 3 (1.90%) Splunk
6 3 (1.90%) Tradeweb
7 2 (1.27%) Adobe
7 2 (1.27%) Calypso
7 2 (1.27%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.27%) NYFIX
7 2 (1.27%) Twitter
8 1 (0.63%) eSpeed
8 1 (0.63%) Google
8 1 (0.63%) Sun
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