The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for KDB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited KDB over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Kx Systems KDB
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 23 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing KDB 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 3.70% 2.44% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.29% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £700 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £381
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

KDB is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 28 33 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 25.93% 26.83% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 31
Median daily rate £650 £473 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.56% -0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing KDB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for KDB in Canary Wharf

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing KDB in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for KDB in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for KDB.

1 6 (100.00%) FIX Protocol
1 6 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (66.67%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) C
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) Perl
5 2 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (33.33%) Spring
5 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
5 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (33.33%) Time Series Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) Market Making
5 2 (33.33%) High-Frequency Trading
5 2 (33.33%) Kdb+
6 1 (16.67%) FXall
6 1 (16.67%) SDLC
6 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Finance

KDB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Kdb+
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) KDB Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Unix Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) High-Frequency Trading
3 2 (33.33%) Market Making
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Time Series Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
1 1 (16.67%) FXall
1 1 (16.67%) Reuters