Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 235 235
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 +39
Contract jobs citing Kdb+ 5 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.28% 0.97% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 6
City of London median daily rate - £763 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.61% +8.51%
Central London median daily rate - £763 £638
% change year-on-year - +19.61% +8.51%
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 1,783 1,757 1,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.24% 24.60% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,425 1,422 1,394
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.70%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £672
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £465
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 1
City of London median hourly rate £29.80 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.35% -38.89% +80.00%
10th Percentile £18.60 £20.75 £42.50
90th Percentile £48.05 £33.25 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £29.80 £25.99 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.63% -42.24% +104.78%

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 14 November 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 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) KDB
1 5 (100.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Data Science
2 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (60.00%) Theano
2 3 (60.00%) Equities
2 3 (60.00%) Ultra Messaging
2 3 (60.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) ZeroMQ
2 3 (60.00%) Time Series Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Programming
2 3 (60.00%) Robot Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (60.00%) scikit-learn
2 3 (60.00%) Data Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) TensorFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (60.00%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) SciPy
2 3 (60.00%) NumPy
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Maven

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 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) KDB
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) KDB Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Machine Learning Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Quantitative Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) NumPy
1 3 (60.00%) Rendezvous
1 3 (60.00%) scikit-learn
1 3 (60.00%) SciPy
1 3 (60.00%) TensorFlow
1 3 (60.00%) Theano
1 3 (60.00%) Ultra Messaging
1 3 (60.00%) Velocity
1 3 (60.00%) ZeroMQ
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Derivative
1 3 (60.00%) Equities
1 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Data Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Data Science
2 3 (60.00%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Programming
2 3 (60.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) OOD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Time Series Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (40.00%) R
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Informatica
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Sybase
1 3 (60.00%) TIBCO