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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 575 546 548
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +2
Contract jobs citing KDB 44 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.38% 0.50% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 21
Average daily rate £613 £563 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £521
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £835
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
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
11440 11053 11185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.24% 21.82% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7707 7170 6776
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 164 225
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 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 3 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -5 44 £613 +5.37% 11
London -11 44 £613 +5.37% 11
City of London +40 14 £675 +3.84% 3

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (67.47%) Low Latency
2 53 (63.86%) Java
3 48 (57.83%) Algorithmic Trading
4 47 (56.63%) Finance
5 35 (42.17%) Unix
5 35 (42.17%) Linux
6 29 (34.94%) Solaris
6 29 (34.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (31.33%) Software Engineering
8 25 (30.12%) Open Source
9 24 (28.92%) Front Office
9 24 (28.92%) VTune
9 24 (28.92%) NoSQL
9 24 (28.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 24 (28.92%) Scala
10 22 (26.51%) Banking
10 22 (26.51%) Market Making
11 21 (25.30%) C++
12 18 (21.69%) Python
13 14 (16.87%) Perl
13 14 (16.87%) FX Algorithmic Trading
14 13 (15.66%) Algorithms
14 13 (15.66%) Equities
14 13 (15.66%) Degree
14 13 (15.66%) Investment Banking
15 12 (14.46%) Multithreading
15 12 (14.46%) Data Structures
16 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (13.25%) PhD
17 10 (12.05%) C#

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Multicast
1 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.41%) Big Data
2 2 (2.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (28.92%) VTune
2 6 (7.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Babel
3 1 (1.20%) Grunt
3 1 (1.20%) gulp
3 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.20%) JSUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Maven
3 1 (1.20%) Mocha
3 1 (1.20%) QUnit
3 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 47 (56.63%) Finance
2 24 (28.92%) Front Office
3 22 (26.51%) Banking
4 13 (15.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (51.81%) Developer
2 25 (30.12%) Software Engineer
3 24 (28.92%) Java Engineer
3 24 (28.92%) Java Software Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Banking Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Unix Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) FX Support Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Unix Support
5 8 (9.64%) Unix Support Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Java Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.61%) Operational Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Operations Support Analyst
10 2 (2.41%) GUI Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 4 (4.82%) Ultra Messaging
3 3 (3.61%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.61%) WinForms
3 3 (3.61%) WPF
3 3 (3.61%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.20%) Browserify
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) D3.js
4 1 (1.20%) Esper
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) HTML5
4 1 (1.20%) Pandas
4 1 (1.20%) Pyramid
4 1 (1.20%) React
4 1 (1.20%) Sass
4 1 (1.20%) SciPy
4 1 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.20%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (15.66%) Algorithms
2 13 (15.66%) Equities
3 12 (14.46%) Data Structures
4 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (12.05%) Fintech
6 4 (4.82%) Derivative
7 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.41%) Ergonomics
8 2 (2.41%) Eurex
8 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.41%) Physics
8 2 (2.41%) Wiki
9 1 (1.20%) Economics
9 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.20%) Statistics
9 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.17%) Linux
1 35 (42.17%) Unix
2 29 (34.94%) Solaris
3 7 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (67.47%) Low Latency
2 48 (57.83%) Algorithmic Trading
3 26 (31.33%) Software Engineering
4 25 (30.12%) Open Source
5 22 (26.51%) Market Making
6 14 (16.87%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 12 (14.46%) Multithreading
8 10 (12.05%) Analytics
8 10 (12.05%) Data Management
8 10 (12.05%) DevOps
9 9 (10.84%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 6 (7.23%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (6.02%) Quantitative Trading
12 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
13 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (3.61%) Automated Testing
14 2 (2.41%) Data Analytics
14 2 (2.41%) MVC
14 2 (2.41%) TDD
14 2 (2.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (63.86%) Java
2 24 (28.92%) Scala
3 21 (25.30%) C++
4 18 (21.69%) Python
5 14 (16.87%) Perl
6 10 (12.05%) C#
7 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.61%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.61%) SQL
9 2 (2.41%) C
10 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.20%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.20%) ES6
10 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.20%) R
10 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Degree
2 11 (13.25%) PhD
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Splunk
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.20%) Currenex
5 1 (1.20%) eSpeed
5 1 (1.20%) Informatica
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.20%) Reuters
5 1 (1.20%) Solace
5 1 (1.20%) Sybase
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