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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 569 557 574
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing KDB 50 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.087% 0.048%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.42% 0.39% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 24
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£700 £588 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £700 £693
UK excluding London average daily rate - £475 -
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
11962 11816 12008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.56% 22.38% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7633 7324 6859
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 201 341
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%

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 29 September 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 7 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 29 September 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
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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 +13 46 £700 +14.28% 1
England -14 46 £700 +14.28% 1
City of London +23 12 £800 +25.49% 1
Scotland -9 4 - -
Glasgow -14 4 - -
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 79 (75.96%) Java
2 57 (54.81%) Front Office
3 50 (48.08%) Multithreading
4 46 (44.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 43 (41.35%) Low Latency
6 38 (36.54%) Linux
7 37 (35.58%) Algorithmic Trading
7 37 (35.58%) Banking
8 31 (29.81%) C++
9 29 (27.88%) Python
9 29 (27.88%) Equities
10 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (26.92%) Finance
11 23 (22.12%) C#
11 23 (22.12%) UNIX
12 21 (20.19%) Investment Banking
12 21 (20.19%) Electronic Trading
13 20 (19.23%) Perl
14 19 (18.27%) SQL
15 18 (17.31%) Risk Management
16 17 (16.35%) Algorithms
17 15 (14.42%) HTML
17 15 (14.42%) Degree
18 14 (13.46%) Shell Script
19 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
19 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (12.50%) Visualisation
20 12 (11.54%) OO
20 12 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
21 11 (10.58%) Derivative

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (1.92%) GemFire
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) MS Project
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (0.96%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Big Data
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Jasmine
1 3 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (2.88%) Zephyr
1 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) JUnit
2 2 (1.92%) Mockito
3 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 57 (54.81%) Front Office
2 37 (35.58%) Banking
3 28 (26.92%) Finance
4 21 (20.19%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.96%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (86.54%) Developer
2 34 (32.69%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.65%) C++ Developer
4 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 8 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.73%) WPF Developer
6 5 (4.81%) Python Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 3 (2.88%) Quantitative Developer
9 2 (1.92%) Applications Support
9 2 (1.92%) Architect
9 2 (1.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.92%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.92%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (1.92%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (1.92%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) HTML
2 12 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (10.58%) .NET
3 11 (10.58%) Middleware
3 11 (10.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 11 (10.58%) AngularJS
4 10 (9.62%) HTML5
4 10 (9.62%) jQuery
5 9 (8.65%) WPF
6 6 (5.77%) STL
6 6 (5.77%) Spring
6 6 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (4.81%) WinForms
8 4 (3.85%) Velocity
9 3 (2.88%) Spring Integration
9 3 (2.88%) CSS
9 3 (2.88%) JMX
10 2 (1.92%) Rendezvous
10 2 (1.92%) J2EE
10 2 (1.92%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 46 (44.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (27.88%) Equities
3 17 (16.35%) Algorithms
4 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 11 (10.58%) Derivative
5 11 (10.58%) Fixed Income
6 9 (8.65%) Mathematics
7 8 (7.69%) Data Structures
8 6 (5.77%) Computer Science
8 6 (5.77%) User Experience
9 5 (4.81%) Statistics
10 4 (3.85%) Physics
11 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.92%) Open Source
12 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.54%) Linux
2 23 (22.12%) UNIX
3 5 (4.81%) Windows
4 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (48.08%) Multithreading
2 43 (41.35%) Low Latency
3 37 (35.58%) Algorithmic Trading
4 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.19%) Electronic Trading
6 18 (17.31%) Risk Management
7 12 (11.54%) OO
8 9 (8.65%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.69%) Project Management
9 8 (7.69%) Analytics
9 8 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.77%) Financial Modelling
10 6 (5.77%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (4.81%) Operations Research
11 5 (4.81%) OOP
12 4 (3.85%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
12 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (3.85%) Web Development
12 4 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (75.96%) Java
2 31 (29.81%) C++
3 29 (27.88%) Python
4 23 (22.12%) C#
5 20 (19.23%) Perl
6 19 (18.27%) SQL
7 14 (13.46%) Shell Script
8 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.81%) Scala
10 4 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Degree
2 5 (4.81%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) Sybase
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) ION Trading
3 4 (3.85%) StreamBase
3 4 (3.85%) Tableau
4 2 (1.92%) Reuters
4 2 (1.92%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.92%) Tradeweb
4 2 (1.92%) Yolus
5 1 (0.96%) Veritas
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat