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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 554 525 557
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +32
Contract jobs citing KDB 52 54 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.10% 0.059%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.43% 0.47% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 31
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£700 £675 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £525 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -
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
12018 11544 12124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.91% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7443 7141 7010
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 £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 199 306
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 August 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 August 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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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 +8 40 £700 +3.70% 8
England -27 40 £700 +3.70% 9
City of London +11 12 £725 +11.53% 4
Glasgow -5 12 £375 -21.05%
Scotland -8 12 £375 -21.05%
Birmingham - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 89 (79.46%) Java
2 63 (56.25%) Front Office
3 46 (41.07%) Multithreading
4 45 (40.18%) C++
5 43 (38.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 38 (33.93%) Linux
7 36 (32.14%) Low Latency
8 35 (31.25%) C#
8 35 (31.25%) Banking
9 33 (29.46%) Python
10 30 (26.79%) Equities
11 25 (22.32%) Perl
12 24 (21.43%) SQL
13 23 (20.54%) Algorithmic Trading
14 22 (19.64%) UNIX
14 22 (19.64%) Finance
15 21 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
16 19 (16.96%) Investment Banking
17 17 (15.18%) HTML
17 17 (15.18%) Analytics
18 16 (14.29%) .NET
18 16 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
19 15 (13.39%) Sybase
19 15 (13.39%) OO
19 15 (13.39%) Shell Script
20 14 (12.50%) Derivative
21 13 (11.61%) Degree
21 13 (11.61%) Fixed Income
21 13 (11.61%) Oracle
21 13 (11.61%) JavaScript

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.79%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (1.79%) GemFire
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.46%) Big Data
4 4 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) JUnit
1 8 (7.14%) Mockito
2 4 (3.57%) Maven
3 3 (2.68%) Jasmine
3 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.68%) Zephyr
3 3 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (2.68%) JIRA
4 2 (1.79%) Ant
5 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 63 (56.25%) Front Office
2 35 (31.25%) Banking
3 22 (19.64%) Finance
4 19 (16.96%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.89%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (87.50%) Developer
2 35 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.71%) C++ Developer
4 11 (9.82%) C# Developer
5 10 (8.93%) WPF Developer
6 8 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Python Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Designer
11 2 (1.79%) Architect
11 2 (1.79%) Project Manager
11 2 (1.79%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.79%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (1.79%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (1.79%) Web Designer
11 2 (1.79%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) HTML
2 16 (14.29%) .NET
2 16 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (10.71%) HTML5
3 12 (10.71%) AngularJS
3 12 (10.71%) jQuery
3 12 (10.71%) Spring
4 11 (9.82%) WPF
5 9 (8.04%) Middleware
6 8 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (4.46%) SciPy
7 5 (4.46%) NumPy
7 5 (4.46%) Pandas
7 5 (4.46%) WinForms
8 4 (3.57%) SOAP
8 4 (3.57%) XML
8 4 (3.57%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (2.68%) Spring Integration
9 3 (2.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 43 (38.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (26.79%) Equities
3 14 (12.50%) Derivative
4 13 (11.61%) Fixed Income
4 13 (11.61%) Visualisation
5 11 (9.82%) Statistics
6 7 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 6 (5.36%) Hedge funds
7 6 (5.36%) Open Source
8 5 (4.46%) Client/Server
9 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.68%) Physics
11 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.93%) Linux
2 22 (19.64%) UNIX
3 5 (4.46%) Windows
4 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.07%) Multithreading
2 36 (32.14%) Low Latency
3 23 (20.54%) Algorithmic Trading
4 21 (18.75%) Electronic Trading
5 17 (15.18%) Analytics
6 15 (13.39%) OO
7 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (8.04%) Risk Management
9 8 (7.14%) TDD
10 7 (6.25%) OOP
11 6 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.36%) Data Visualisation
12 5 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.46%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (4.46%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.57%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.57%) Web Development
13 4 (3.57%) Performance Testing
13 4 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
13 4 (3.57%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (79.46%) Java
2 45 (40.18%) C++
3 35 (31.25%) C#
4 33 (29.46%) Python
5 25 (22.32%) Perl
6 24 (21.43%) SQL
7 15 (13.39%) Shell Script
8 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.36%) VB
10 4 (3.57%) Korn
10 4 (3.57%) Scala
11 3 (2.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Sybase
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
3 10 (8.93%) ION Trading
3 10 (8.93%) TIBCO
4 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.57%) StreamBase
6 3 (2.68%) Tableau
7 2 (1.79%) Yolus
8 1 (0.89%) Tradeweb
8 1 (0.89%) Reuters
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