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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 622 647 598
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -49
Contract jobs citing KDB 27 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.040% 0.083%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.22% 0.17% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 28
Median daily rate £638 £650 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £543
10% offered a daily rate of more than £718 £750 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
12017 13302 12428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.72% 22.94% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 8828 7838
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 199 204
Median hourly rate £35.43 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.14 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.71% +34.20%

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 25 September 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 8 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 25 September 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 +25 23 £638 -1.92% 10
London 0 21 £638 -1.92% 10
City of London +14 8 £650 -13.33% 2
Glasgow - 4 - - 1
Scotland - 4 - - 1
South East - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 63 (68.48%) Java
2 51 (55.43%) Front Office
3 45 (48.91%) Analytics
4 37 (40.22%) Linux
4 37 (40.22%) Banking
5 35 (38.04%) Finance
5 35 (38.04%) Unix
6 34 (36.96%) Kdb+
7 30 (32.61%) Investment Banking
8 29 (31.52%) Python
8 29 (31.52%) C++
9 26 (28.26%) OO
9 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (28.26%) Low Latency
10 20 (21.74%) Quantitative Trading
11 19 (20.65%) Algorithmic Trading
11 19 (20.65%) Fixed Income
12 17 (18.48%) C
13 16 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (17.39%) Equities
14 15 (16.30%) Unit Testing
14 15 (16.30%) AngularJS
14 15 (16.30%) Algorithms
15 14 (15.22%) Derivative
16 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
16 13 (14.13%) Oracle
16 13 (14.13%) MongoDB
16 13 (14.13%) Visualisation
17 12 (13.04%) Hedge funds
17 12 (13.04%) SciPy

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 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.17%) MS Project
1 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Summit
2 1 (1.09%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.09%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Internet
1 1 (1.09%) LAN
1 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (36.96%) Kdb+
2 13 (14.13%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.87%) Tick Data
4 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.09%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.09%) Ant
3 1 (1.09%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.09%) JUnit
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
General
1 51 (55.43%) Front Office
2 37 (40.22%) Banking
3 35 (38.04%) Finance
4 30 (32.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) French Language
Job Titles
1 79 (85.87%) Developer
2 44 (47.83%) KDB Developer
3 26 (28.26%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Quantitative Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
5 10 (10.87%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
6 7 (7.61%) C++ Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Front Office Developer
7 5 (5.43%) C++/Java Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) C Developer
9 3 (3.26%) C/C++ Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Risk Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Risk Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.17%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 2 (2.17%) Java Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) AngularJS
2 12 (13.04%) Esper
2 12 (13.04%) NumPy
2 12 (13.04%) Pandas
2 12 (13.04%) Pyramid
2 12 (13.04%) SciPy
3 4 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.35%) HTML
4 3 (3.26%) HTML5
4 3 (3.26%) Spring
4 3 (3.26%) Swing
5 2 (2.17%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (2.17%) Middleware
5 2 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.09%) .NET
6 1 (1.09%) Rendezvous
6 1 (1.09%) SOAP
6 1 (1.09%) Web Services
6 1 (1.09%) XHTML
6 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Fixed Income
2 16 (17.39%) Equities
2 16 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (16.30%) Algorithms
4 14 (15.22%) Derivative
5 13 (14.13%) Visualisation
6 12 (13.04%) Equity Derivative
6 12 (13.04%) Hedge funds
7 10 (10.87%) Statistics
8 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.26%) Physics
10 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
10 2 (2.17%) Fintech
10 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
11 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (1.09%) TWAP
11 1 (1.09%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 37 (40.22%) Linux
2 35 (38.04%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.91%) Analytics
2 26 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.26%) Low Latency
2 26 (28.26%) OO
3 20 (21.74%) Quantitative Trading
4 19 (20.65%) Algorithmic Trading
5 15 (16.30%) Unit Testing
6 12 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.04%) Data Acquisition
6 12 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 12 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 11 (11.96%) Market Making
7 11 (11.96%) Open Source
7 11 (11.96%) Time Series Analysis
8 10 (10.87%) Data Analysis
8 10 (10.87%) OOD
9 8 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (8.70%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.35%) High-Frequency Trading
10 4 (4.35%) Option Pricing Theory
Programming Languages
1 63 (68.48%) Java
2 29 (31.52%) C++
2 29 (31.52%) Python
3 17 (18.48%) C
4 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.43%) C#
6 5 (5.43%) Ruby
6 5 (5.43%) SQL
7 3 (3.26%) Perl
8 2 (2.17%) Scala
9 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) MiFID
2 1 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.09%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.09%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Oracle
2 8 (8.70%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.43%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.26%) Calypso
4 3 (3.26%) Murex
4 3 (3.26%) Splunk
4 3 (3.26%) Yolus
5 2 (2.17%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.17%) Reuters
5 2 (2.17%) Tradeweb
6 1 (1.09%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.09%) Solace
6 1 (1.09%) Sophis
6 1 (1.09%) Sybase