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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kx Systems KDB
Rank 580 540 534
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -6
Contract jobs citing KDB 31 53 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.24% 0.45% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 39
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£650 £650 £650
90% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £375 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £725 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%
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
12736 11692 11133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.32% 21.37% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8330 7230 6791
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 180 228
Average hourly rate £28.31 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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 -9 27 £650 -7.14% 3
England -36 27 £650 -7.14% 3
City of London -7 12 £750 +7.14% 1
Glasgow -10 3 - -
Scotland -14 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £375 -
County Antrim - 1 £375 -
Belfast - 1 £375 -

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 50 (60.98%) Java
2 37 (45.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (45.12%) Front Office
2 37 (45.12%) Low Latency
3 35 (42.68%) Multithreading
4 33 (40.24%) Finance
4 33 (40.24%) Equities
5 30 (36.59%) Linux
6 29 (35.37%) Algorithmic Trading
7 27 (32.93%) C++
7 27 (32.93%) Algorithms
8 23 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (26.83%) FIX Protocol
10 21 (25.61%) Perl
11 19 (23.17%) SQL
11 19 (23.17%) UNIX
11 19 (23.17%) Python
12 13 (15.85%) C#
12 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
14 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
14 10 (12.20%) Middleware
14 10 (12.20%) Banking
14 10 (12.20%) Market Making
15 9 (10.98%) Degree
15 9 (10.98%) Sybase
16 7 (8.54%) ETL
16 7 (8.54%) Spring
16 7 (8.54%) Investment Banking
16 7 (8.54%) Analytics

KDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 3 (3.66%) Apache
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.22%) Node.js
2 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) DB2
2 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Grunt
2 1 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.22%) Bower
2 1 (1.22%) JUnit
2 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (45.12%) Front Office
2 33 (40.24%) Finance
3 10 (12.20%) Banking
4 7 (8.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (80.49%) Developer
2 24 (29.27%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.51%) Senior Developer
4 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (8.54%) C++ Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Architect
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst Developer
11 2 (2.44%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.83%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (12.20%) Middleware
3 7 (8.54%) Spring
4 6 (7.32%) STL
4 6 (7.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (6.10%) WCF
6 3 (3.66%) XML
6 3 (3.66%) Swing
6 3 (3.66%) .NET
6 3 (3.66%) SOAP
7 1 (1.22%) J2SE
7 1 (1.22%) JMS
7 1 (1.22%) HTML
7 1 (1.22%) HTML5
7 1 (1.22%) D3.js
7 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (45.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 33 (40.24%) Equities
3 27 (32.93%) Algorithms
4 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.54%) Data Structures
6 6 (7.32%) Derivative
6 6 (7.32%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.66%) Credit Risk
7 3 (3.66%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.44%) Physics
8 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (1.22%) VWAP
9 1 (1.22%) Index Arbitrage
9 1 (1.22%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Linux
2 19 (23.17%) UNIX
3 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.66%) Solaris
4 2 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.12%) Low Latency
2 35 (42.68%) Multithreading
3 29 (35.37%) Algorithmic Trading
4 23 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
6 10 (12.20%) Market Making
7 7 (8.54%) FX Algorithmic Trading
7 7 (8.54%) Analytics
7 7 (8.54%) ETL
8 6 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.10%) Open Source
9 5 (6.10%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.10%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (6.10%) OO
10 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.88%) Project Management
10 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (4.88%) Operations Research
10 4 (4.88%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (4.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (60.98%) Java
2 27 (32.93%) C++
3 21 (25.61%) Perl
4 19 (23.17%) SQL
4 19 (23.17%) Python
5 13 (15.85%) C#
6 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
7 6 (7.32%) C
8 3 (3.66%) Tcl
8 3 (3.66%) AWK
8 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.44%) Scala
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) logstash
1 2 (2.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (10.98%) Sybase
2 5 (6.10%) Fidessa
2 5 (6.10%) Portware
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft