Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 226 245
Rank change year-on-year +36 +19 +35
Contract jobs citing KDB 61 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.52% 1.13% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 15 34
City of London median daily rate £750 £675 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £613 £568 £525
90th Percentile £863 £733 £775
Central London median daily rate £750 £675 £650
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -7.14%
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 1735 1765 2413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.37% 26.24% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1407 1403 1932
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +10.82% +5.28% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -18.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £70.75
Central London median hourly rate £25.99 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -42.24% +104.78% -25.46%

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 45 (73.77%) Java
2 42 (68.85%) Finance
3 38 (62.30%) Banking
4 37 (60.66%) Electronic Trading
5 35 (57.38%) Linux
6 30 (49.18%) FIX Protocol
7 29 (47.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 28 (45.90%) TIBCO
9 21 (34.43%) TIBCO EMS
9 21 (34.43%) Sybase
10 20 (32.79%) ION Trading
11 19 (31.15%) Front Office
11 19 (31.15%) Integration Testing
11 19 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (31.15%) ION MarketView
12 17 (27.87%) Kdb+
12 17 (27.87%) Low Latency
13 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
14 12 (19.67%) Analytics
15 11 (18.03%) Derivative
15 11 (18.03%) C++
16 10 (16.39%) Degree
16 10 (16.39%) Data Structures
17 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (14.75%) Algorithmic Trading
17 9 (14.75%) Market Making
17 9 (14.75%) Rendezvous
18 8 (13.11%) OOD
18 8 (13.11%) Unix
18 8 (13.11%) 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (31.15%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) Kdb+
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.84%) DB2
4 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Subversion
2 7 (11.48%) Robot Framework
3 6 (9.84%) Maven
4 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) GitLab
5 1 (1.64%) jMock
5 1 (1.64%) JUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Mockito
General
1 42 (68.85%) Finance
2 38 (62.30%) Banking
3 19 (31.15%) Front Office
4 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (95.08%) Developer
2 40 (65.57%) Senior Developer
3 30 (49.18%) Java Developer
4 25 (40.98%) KDB Developer
5 22 (36.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 22 (36.07%) Senior Java Developer
6 18 (29.51%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Front Office Developer
8 4 (6.56%) C++ Developer
8 4 (6.56%) C++/Java Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (6.56%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 3 (4.92%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (4.92%) Low Latency C++ Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Production Support Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Applications Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Senior SQL Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Systems Developer
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (49.18%) FIX Protocol
2 21 (34.43%) TIBCO EMS
3 9 (14.75%) Rendezvous
4 7 (11.48%) JMS
4 7 (11.48%) Middleware
5 2 (3.28%) .NET
5 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.28%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) HTML5
5 2 (3.28%) RESTful
5 2 (3.28%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (3.28%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) Kafka
6 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (47.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (18.03%) Derivative
3 10 (16.39%) Data Structures
4 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (11.48%) Algorithms
5 7 (11.48%) Equities
6 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
6 3 (4.92%) TWAP
6 3 (4.92%) VWAP
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.64%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 35 (57.38%) Linux
2 19 (31.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (13.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) Electronic Trading
2 19 (31.15%) Integration Testing
3 17 (27.87%) Low Latency
4 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
5 12 (19.67%) Analytics
6 9 (14.75%) Algorithmic Trading
6 9 (14.75%) Market Making
7 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.11%) OO
7 8 (13.11%) OOD
8 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.20%) Scrum
9 5 (8.20%) SDLC
10 4 (6.56%) Validation
11 3 (4.92%) Arbitrage Trading
11 3 (4.92%) Index Arbitrage
11 3 (4.92%) Quantitative Trading
11 3 (4.92%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.92%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) Java
2 11 (18.03%) C++
3 8 (13.11%) SQL
4 6 (9.84%) Python
5 3 (4.92%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) PhD
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) TIBCO
2 21 (34.43%) Sybase
3 20 (32.79%) ION Trading
4 7 (11.48%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) IBM