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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 548 506 526
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +20
Contract jobs citing KDB 51 64 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.030%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.45% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 10
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£600 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
11399 11231 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.64% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7336 6967 6200
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 184 207
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -9 43 £600 - 3
England -20 43 £600 - 3
City of London +1 6 £600 -11.11%
Scotland - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 45 (45.92%) Java
2 43 (43.88%) UNIX
2 43 (43.88%) Finance
3 42 (42.86%) Front Office
4 38 (38.78%) Linux
4 38 (38.78%) Banking
5 37 (37.76%) Low Latency
6 36 (36.73%) Equities
7 34 (34.69%) Multithreading
8 31 (31.63%) Perl
9 30 (30.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 29 (29.59%) C++
11 26 (26.53%) SQL
12 22 (22.45%) Fixed Income
12 22 (22.45%) Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (22.45%) FIX Protocol
13 20 (20.41%) Analytics
14 18 (18.37%) Sybase
15 16 (16.33%) C#
15 16 (16.33%) Middleware
16 15 (15.31%) Python
16 15 (15.31%) Investment Banking
17 14 (14.29%) Algorithms
18 13 (13.27%) TIBCO
19 12 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
20 11 (11.22%) Risk Management
20 11 (11.22%) Data Modelling
21 10 (10.20%) PL/SQL
21 10 (10.20%) DB2
21 10 (10.20%) Tableau

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.06%) Apache
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) DB2
2 7 (7.14%) Star Schema
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.12%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (6.12%) BusinessObjects XI
4 5 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.06%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.06%) QlikView
5 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Mockito
1 7 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Grunt
2 1 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.02%) Bower
General
1 43 (43.88%) Finance
2 42 (42.86%) Front Office
3 38 (38.78%) Banking
4 15 (15.31%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (83.67%) Developer
2 23 (23.47%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.20%) Analyst
4 8 (8.16%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) C++ Developer
5 7 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 5 (5.10%) Consultant
6 5 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Data Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Lead Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Designer
8 3 (3.06%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 3 (3.06%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (16.33%) Middleware
3 9 (9.18%) Spring
4 5 (5.10%) STL
4 5 (5.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (4.08%) WCF
5 4 (4.08%) WPF
6 3 (3.06%) SOAP
7 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.04%) HTML5
7 2 (2.04%) HTML
7 2 (2.04%) .NET
8 1 (1.02%) XML
8 1 (1.02%) Swing
8 1 (1.02%) WDF
8 1 (1.02%) WinForms
8 1 (1.02%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (36.73%) Equities
2 30 (30.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (22.45%) Fixed Income
4 14 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 8 (8.16%) Visualisation
5 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.14%) Derivative
7 6 (6.12%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (4.08%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.08%) Reference Data
9 3 (3.06%) Credit Risk
9 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
10 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.04%) Open Source
11 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
11 1 (1.02%) Physics
11 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.88%) UNIX
2 38 (38.78%) Linux
3 7 (7.14%) Windows
3 7 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.76%) Low Latency
2 34 (34.69%) Multithreading
3 22 (22.45%) Algorithmic Trading
4 20 (20.41%) Analytics
5 12 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
6 11 (11.22%) Data Modelling
6 11 (11.22%) Risk Management
7 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (10.20%) TDD
8 6 (6.12%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.10%) Numerical Analysis
9 5 (5.10%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.10%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.10%) OO
9 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.08%) Project Management
10 4 (4.08%) Operations Research
10 4 (4.08%) Financial Modelling
11 3 (3.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.92%) Java
2 31 (31.63%) Perl
3 29 (29.59%) C++
4 26 (26.53%) SQL
5 16 (16.33%) C#
6 15 (15.31%) Python
7 10 (10.20%) PL/SQL
8 7 (7.14%) VB
9 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.08%) C
11 3 (3.06%) Scala
12 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.02%) AWK
13 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.02%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
1 3 (3.06%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.02%) logstash
2 1 (1.02%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Sybase
2 13 (13.27%) TIBCO
3 10 (10.20%) Tableau
4 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.14%) Informatica
5 7 (7.14%) ION Trading
5 7 (7.14%) Greenplum
6 6 (6.12%) Oracle
7 3 (3.06%) Netezza
7 3 (3.06%) Teradata
8 1 (1.02%) Portware
8 1 (1.02%) Fidessa
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