Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Kdb+ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Kdb+ over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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+
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 228 242
Rank change year-on-year -25 +14 +53
Contract jobs citing Kdb+ 7 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.100% 0.33% 0.089%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.38% 1.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 5
City of London median daily rate £775 £575 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -17.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £688 £525 £568
90th Percentile £863 £800 £815
Central London median daily rate £775 £575 £700
% change year-on-year +34.78% -17.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Kdb+ is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,822 1,732 1,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.97% 26.14% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 1,348 1,308
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £366 £356 £319
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £473
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £22.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +21.01% -45.71%
10th Percentile £19.50 £20.75 £15.83
90th Percentile £32.70 £31.44 £26.72
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.49 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.15% +28.87% -30.44%

Kdb+
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Kdb+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Kdb+ in the City of London

Kdb+
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Kdb+ in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Kdb+ in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Kdb+ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Kdb+.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) KDB
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 4 (57.14%) Hedge funds
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Front Office
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Systematic Trading
3 4 (57.14%) Algorithmic Trading
3 4 (57.14%) Low Latency
3 4 (57.14%) Quantitative Trading
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Team
4 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) C
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
5 2 (28.57%) R
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (14.29%) Time Series Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Programming
6 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
6 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
6 1 (14.29%) scikit-learn

Kdb+
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) KDB
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) KDB Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Quantitative Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) NumPy
2 1 (14.29%) Rendezvous
2 1 (14.29%) scikit-learn
2 1 (14.29%) SciPy
2 1 (14.29%) TensorFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Theano
2 1 (14.29%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (14.29%) Velocity
2 1 (14.29%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Hedge funds
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Equities
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Algorithmic Trading
1 4 (57.14%) Low Latency
1 4 (57.14%) Quantitative Trading
1 4 (57.14%) Systematic Trading
1 4 (57.14%) Web Development
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Data Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Data Science
4 1 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 2 (28.57%) R
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO