Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 27 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 759 788
Rank change year-on-year +97 +29 -50
Contract jobs citing KDB 146 105 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.10% 0.070%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.74% 0.47% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 74 63
England median daily rate £675 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £538 £475 £521
90th Percentile £900 £734 £770
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 19801 22491 23766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.54% 22.16% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13331 15248 15661
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 335 341
England median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +24.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £30.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% +20.41% -13.79%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing KDB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for KDB in England

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing KDB in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for KDB in England

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KDB in England over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in England

KDB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the England region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +59 146 £675 +3.85% 7
KDB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 England region with a requirement for KDB.

1 75 (51.37%) Java
2 73 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
3 68 (46.58%) Linux
4 66 (45.21%) Front Office
5 62 (42.47%) Finance
6 61 (41.78%) FIX Protocol
7 60 (41.10%) Banking
8 59 (40.41%) Kdb+
9 53 (36.30%) SQL
10 52 (35.62%) Analytics
11 51 (34.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 48 (32.88%) Unix
13 35 (23.97%) C++
14 34 (23.29%) Low Latency
15 32 (21.92%) Python
15 32 (21.92%) Equities
16 31 (21.23%) Multithreading
17 30 (20.55%) Investment Banking
17 30 (20.55%) OO
18 29 (19.86%) Oracle
18 29 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (17.12%) Algorithmic Trading
20 23 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (15.75%) C#
21 22 (15.07%) Tick Data
22 20 (13.70%) Risk Management
23 18 (12.33%) PL/SQL
23 18 (12.33%) Windows
23 18 (12.33%) Data Management
23 18 (12.33%) Fintech

KDB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.05%) Confluence
3 2 (1.37%) Apache
3 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) ION MarketView
2 4 (2.74%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (1.37%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (40.41%) Kdb+
2 22 (15.07%) Tick Data
3 7 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.11%) DB2
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.37%) Big Data
7 2 (1.37%) HBase
7 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Maven
1 9 (6.16%) Subversion
2 8 (5.48%) JUnit
2 8 (5.48%) Robot Framework
3 7 (4.79%) JIRA
4 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.37%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.68%) GDB
6 1 (0.68%) GitLab
6 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 66 (45.21%) Front Office
2 62 (42.47%) Finance
3 60 (41.10%) Banking
4 30 (20.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (87.67%) Developer
2 67 (45.89%) KDB Developer
3 54 (36.99%) Java Developer
4 26 (17.81%) Senior Developer
5 21 (14.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 19 (13.01%) Front Office Developer
7 16 (10.96%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 11 (7.53%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 8 (5.48%) SQL Developer
10 7 (4.79%) C++ Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (3.42%) Linux Developer
13 4 (2.74%) Applications Developer
13 4 (2.74%) Test Engineer
14 3 (2.05%) Analyst
14 3 (2.05%) E-Commerce Engineer
14 3 (2.05%) Lead Developer
14 3 (2.05%) Python Developer
14 3 (2.05%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (41.78%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (10.27%) Spring
3 12 (8.22%) HTML
3 12 (8.22%) HTML5
3 12 (8.22%) JMS
4 8 (5.48%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (5.48%) XML
5 7 (4.79%) Kafka
5 7 (4.79%) Middleware
5 7 (4.79%) Rendezvous
6 6 (4.11%) .NET
6 6 (4.11%) D3.js
6 6 (4.11%) JNI
6 6 (4.11%) Web Services
7 5 (3.42%) REST
7 5 (3.42%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.74%) Murex Flex
8 4 (2.74%) RESTful
8 4 (2.74%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 32 (21.92%) Equities
3 23 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (12.33%) Fintech
5 17 (11.64%) Algorithms
5 17 (11.64%) Derivative
5 17 (11.64%) Fixed Income
5 17 (11.64%) TWAP
5 17 (11.64%) VWAP
6 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.74%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.05%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.58%) Linux
2 48 (32.88%) Unix
3 18 (12.33%) Windows
4 5 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 52 (35.62%) Analytics
3 34 (23.29%) Low Latency
4 31 (21.23%) Multithreading
5 30 (20.55%) OO
6 29 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (17.12%) Algorithmic Trading
8 20 (13.70%) Risk Management
9 18 (12.33%) Data Management
10 17 (11.64%) Arbitrage Trading
10 17 (11.64%) Index Arbitrage
10 17 (11.64%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.96%) Data Analysis
11 16 (10.96%) E-Commerce
11 16 (10.96%) Market Making
12 15 (10.27%) Performance Metrics
13 13 (8.90%) Scrum
14 10 (6.85%) OOD
15 9 (6.16%) High-Frequency Trading
15 9 (6.16%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.37%) Java
2 53 (36.30%) SQL
3 35 (23.97%) C++
4 32 (21.92%) Python
5 23 (15.75%) C#
6 18 (12.33%) PL/SQL
7 16 (10.96%) C
8 12 (8.22%) Perl
9 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
10 8 (5.48%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.11%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.37%) Groovy
12 2 (1.37%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) Korn
13 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) Degree
2 5 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.74%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.96%) MiFID
2 4 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 29 (19.86%) Oracle
2 14 (9.59%) TIBCO
3 11 (7.53%) Bloomberg
4 10 (6.85%) Reuters
4 10 (6.85%) Sybase
5 7 (4.79%) ION Trading
6 4 (2.74%) Adobe
6 4 (2.74%) FXall
6 4 (2.74%) Murex
7 2 (1.37%) Perforce
8 1 (0.68%) Azul
8 1 (0.68%) eSpeed
8 1 (0.68%) Splunk
8 1 (0.68%) Tradeweb
8 1 (0.68%) Vertica
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