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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
London / City of London
Rank 133 152 190
Rank change year-on-year +19 +38  
Contract jobs citing KDB 20 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.51% 0.98% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 4
Median daily rate £600 £700 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 - £375
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 797 918 1253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.61% 27.92% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 743 972
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £332 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.29 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.60% -13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in the City of London

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 20 (68.97%) Java
2 17 (58.62%) Analytics
2 17 (58.62%) Kdb+
3 16 (55.17%) Electronic Trading
4 14 (48.28%) Linux
4 14 (48.28%) Finance
4 14 (48.28%) Banking
5 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (34.48%) SQL
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
7 9 (31.03%) Windows
7 9 (31.03%) Data Analysis
8 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
8 8 (27.59%) Data Management
8 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
8 8 (27.59%) C#
8 8 (27.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (27.59%) TWAP
8 8 (27.59%) Performance Metrics
8 8 (27.59%) Fintech
8 8 (27.59%) Arbitrage Trading
8 8 (27.59%) VWAP
8 8 (27.59%) Index Arbitrage
8 8 (27.59%) Low Latency
9 7 (24.14%) Algorithmic Trading
9 7 (24.14%) Equities
10 6 (20.69%) Front Office
10 6 (20.69%) Unix
10 6 (20.69%) Tick Data
11 5 (17.24%) Market Making

KDB
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) Kdb+
2 6 (20.69%) Tick Data
3 4 (13.79%) DB2
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Subversion
2 4 (13.79%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) GDB
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 14 (48.28%) Banking
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
3 6 (20.69%) Front Office
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) Java Developer
3 12 (41.38%) KDB Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) MIS Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior MIS Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading Support
8 1 (3.45%) FX Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Pricing Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Production Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Qualitative Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Senior E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Rendezvous
2 4 (13.79%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (13.79%) JMS
2 4 (13.79%) Middleware
3 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) J2EE
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.45%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (3.45%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (27.59%) Fintech
2 8 (27.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (27.59%) TWAP
2 8 (27.59%) VWAP
3 7 (24.14%) Equities
4 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
4 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (13.79%) Fixed Income
5 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Analytics
2 16 (55.17%) Electronic Trading
3 9 (31.03%) Data Analysis
4 8 (27.59%) Arbitrage Trading
4 8 (27.59%) Data Management
4 8 (27.59%) Index Arbitrage
4 8 (27.59%) Low Latency
4 8 (27.59%) Performance Metrics
5 7 (24.14%) Algorithmic Trading
6 5 (17.24%) Market Making
6 5 (17.24%) Multithreading
6 5 (17.24%) OO
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Statistics
8 3 (10.34%) Data Analytics
8 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.90%) BDD
9 2 (6.90%) TDD
10 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.90%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.45%) ION Trading
3 1 (3.45%) Perforce
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase
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Rate: £575 - £675 per day
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