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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 587 616 552
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -64
Contract jobs citing KDB 56 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.053% 0.096%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.47% 0.23% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 32
Median daily rate £663 £638 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £543 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £750 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £375
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
12041 13256 11691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.25% 23.28% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8017 8622 7219
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 187 196
Median hourly rate £30.50 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +14.00%

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 24 July 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 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 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 52 £663 +1.92% 10
London +17 42 £663 +1.92% 10
City of London +52 16 £700 +1.81% 2
Oxford - 10 - -
Oxfordshire - 10 - -
South East - 10 - -
Glasgow +6 4 - - 1
Scotland +5 4 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 68 (61.82%) Java
2 60 (54.55%) Front Office
3 58 (52.73%) Analytics
4 44 (40.00%) Linux
5 41 (37.27%) Unix
6 40 (36.36%) Banking
7 39 (35.45%) Python
8 35 (31.82%) C++
8 35 (31.82%) Low Latency
9 34 (30.91%) OO
9 34 (30.91%) Finance
10 30 (27.27%) Investment Banking
10 30 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (21.82%) Algorithmic Trading
13 23 (20.91%) Quantitative Trading
14 20 (18.18%) Algorithms
15 18 (16.36%) Market Making
15 18 (16.36%) Equities
16 17 (15.45%) C
17 16 (14.55%) AngularJS
18 15 (13.64%) Unit Testing
18 15 (13.64%) Tick Data
18 15 (13.64%) Oracle
18 15 (13.64%) Fixed Income
19 14 (12.73%) Degree
19 14 (12.73%) Visualisation
19 14 (12.73%) Hedge funds
20 13 (11.82%) SciPy
20 13 (11.82%) NumPy

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 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.82%) MS Project
1 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.91%) RMDS
1 1 (0.91%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) Multicast
1 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.91%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) Internet
2 1 (0.91%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) Tick Data
2 13 (11.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Maven
2 2 (1.82%) Ant
2 2 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (0.91%) Babel
3 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.91%) Grunt
3 1 (0.91%) gulp
3 1 (0.91%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.91%) JSUnit
3 1 (0.91%) Mocha
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.91%) QUnit
3 1 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 60 (54.55%) Front Office
2 40 (36.36%) Banking
3 34 (30.91%) Finance
4 30 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 89 (80.91%) Developer
2 23 (20.91%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.73%) Front Office Developer
3 14 (12.73%) Quantitative Developer
4 8 (7.27%) C++ Developer
5 6 (5.45%) Analyst
6 5 (4.55%) C++/Java Developer
6 5 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.64%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) FX Support Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.64%) Python Developer
7 4 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Unix Analyst
7 4 (3.64%) Unix Support
7 4 (3.64%) Unix Support Analyst
8 3 (2.73%) C Developer
8 3 (2.73%) C/C++ Developer
8 3 (2.73%) Risk Manager
8 3 (2.73%) Risk Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.55%) AngularJS
2 13 (11.82%) Esper
2 13 (11.82%) NumPy
2 13 (11.82%) Pandas
2 13 (11.82%) Pyramid
2 13 (11.82%) SciPy
3 6 (5.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (4.55%) HTML
5 4 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.64%) HTML5
6 3 (2.73%) .NET
7 2 (1.82%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (1.82%) JavaFX
7 2 (1.82%) JMS
7 2 (1.82%) Middleware
7 2 (1.82%) Swing
7 2 (1.82%) XML
8 1 (0.91%) D3.js
8 1 (0.91%) React
8 1 (0.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 18 (16.36%) Equities
4 15 (13.64%) Fixed Income
5 14 (12.73%) Hedge funds
5 14 (12.73%) Visualisation
6 12 (10.91%) Equity Derivative
7 11 (10.00%) Derivative
7 11 (10.00%) Statistics
8 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
9 5 (4.55%) Mathematics
9 5 (4.55%) Physics
10 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.64%) Data Structures
10 4 (3.64%) Fintech
11 2 (1.82%) Eurex
11 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.91%) Economics
12 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.00%) Linux
2 41 (37.27%) Unix
3 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.73%) Analytics
2 35 (31.82%) Low Latency
3 34 (30.91%) OO
4 28 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (21.82%) Algorithmic Trading
6 23 (20.91%) Quantitative Trading
7 18 (16.36%) Market Making
8 15 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (11.82%) Data Acquisition
9 13 (11.82%) Refactoring
9 13 (11.82%) Software Engineering
10 12 (10.91%) Time Series Analysis
11 11 (10.00%) Open Source
12 10 (9.09%) OOD
13 9 (8.18%) Multithreading
14 8 (7.27%) Data Analysis
15 6 (5.45%) Electronic Trading
16 5 (4.55%) DevOps
16 5 (4.55%) FX Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 68 (61.82%) Java
2 39 (35.45%) Python
3 35 (31.82%) C++
4 17 (15.45%) C
5 13 (11.82%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.27%) Perl
6 8 (7.27%) Ruby
7 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.55%) C#
8 5 (4.55%) SQL
9 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.82%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.82%) Scala
10 1 (0.91%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.91%) ES6
10 1 (0.91%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) PhD
3 1 (0.91%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.91%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) Oracle
2 7 (6.36%) Splunk
2 7 (6.36%) TIBCO
3 5 (4.55%) ION Trading
3 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.73%) Reuters
4 3 (2.73%) Yolus
5 2 (1.82%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.82%) Solace
6 1 (0.91%) Calypso
6 1 (0.91%) Currenex
6 1 (0.91%) eSpeed
6 1 (0.91%) Informatica
6 1 (0.91%) Murex
6 1 (0.91%) Sophis
6 1 (0.91%) Sybase