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 3 months to 28 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 / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 145 193
Rank change year-on-year +2 +48  
Contract jobs citing KDB 23 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.59% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.75% 2.46% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 12
Median daily rate £625 £700 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £615 £543
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £700 £738
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 the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 836 813 1475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.62% 24.15% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 648 1171
Median daily rate £503 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.78% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -40.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KDB in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for KDB.

1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 29 (64.44%) Finance
3 27 (60.00%) Banking
4 26 (57.78%) Kdb+
5 23 (51.11%) Linux
5 23 (51.11%) Electronic Trading
6 22 (48.89%) Analytics
7 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (35.56%) Fintech
7 16 (35.56%) SQL
7 16 (35.56%) Data Management
8 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
8 15 (33.33%) Windows
9 13 (28.89%) Data Analysis
9 13 (28.89%) PL/SQL
9 13 (28.89%) C#
9 13 (28.89%) Oracle
9 13 (28.89%) Performance Metrics
9 13 (28.89%) TWAP
9 13 (28.89%) VWAP
9 13 (28.89%) Index Arbitrage
9 13 (28.89%) Arbitrage Trading
10 11 (24.44%) Equities
11 10 (22.22%) Front Office
11 10 (22.22%) Low Latency
11 10 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (22.22%) Multithreading
12 8 (17.78%) Algorithmic Trading
12 8 (17.78%) Subversion
12 8 (17.78%) OO

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (57.78%) Kdb+
2 7 (15.56%) Tick Data
3 5 (11.11%) DB2
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Subversion
2 6 (13.33%) Maven
3 5 (11.11%) Robot Framework
4 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) GDB
5 1 (2.22%) GitLab
General
1 29 (64.44%) Finance
2 27 (60.00%) Banking
3 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 10 (22.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 37 (82.22%) Developer
2 25 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 19 (42.22%) KDB Developer
4 14 (31.11%) Senior Developer
5 12 (26.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 12 (26.67%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 8 (17.78%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 8 (17.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Front Office Developer
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) MIS Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Python Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior MIS Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior SQL Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Data Analytics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (11.11%) JMS
2 5 (11.11%) Middleware
2 5 (11.11%) Rendezvous
3 3 (6.67%) D3.js
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) HTML5
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 2 (4.44%) Kafka
4 2 (4.44%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.22%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (2.22%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (35.56%) Fintech
2 13 (28.89%) TWAP
2 13 (28.89%) VWAP
3 11 (24.44%) Equities
4 6 (13.33%) Derivative
4 6 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (11.11%) Algorithms
6 4 (8.89%) Fixed Income
7 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Linux
2 15 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (11.11%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Electronic Trading
2 22 (48.89%) Analytics
3 16 (35.56%) Data Management
4 13 (28.89%) Arbitrage Trading
4 13 (28.89%) Data Analysis
4 13 (28.89%) Index Arbitrage
4 13 (28.89%) Performance Metrics
5 10 (22.22%) Low Latency
5 10 (22.22%) Multithreading
6 8 (17.78%) Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (17.78%) OO
7 7 (15.56%) Scrum
8 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.33%) Automated Trading
8 6 (13.33%) Market Making
8 6 (13.33%) Statistics
8 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 5 (11.11%) OOD
10 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
10 3 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) C#
3 13 (28.89%) PL/SQL
4 7 (15.56%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.89%) Perl
7 3 (6.67%) C++
8 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.44%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) MiFID
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) TIBCO
3 3 (6.67%) ION Trading
4 2 (4.44%) Perforce
4 2 (4.44%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) Splunk