Period
to 27 May 2018

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 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 666 767
Rank change year-on-year -70 +101 -18
Contract jobs citing KDB 116 148 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.56% 0.78% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 120 75
England median daily rate £825 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £588 £518 £456
90th Percentile £1,068 £900 £725
UK median daily rate £825 £600 £650
% change year-on-year +37.50% -7.69% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20,768 19,006 21,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.55% 22.59% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,585 12,805 14,729
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £615 £600
UK median daily rate £474 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.23% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 219 337
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +4.34%
10th Percentile £14.08 £9.25 £12.23
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £53.60
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% +5.26% +4.34%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -96 113 £825 +26.92% 12
North West - 3 £538 -
North of England - 3 £538 -
KDB
UK

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

1 68 (58.62%) Linux
2 64 (55.17%) Java
3 57 (49.14%) Finance
4 48 (41.38%) Front Office
5 41 (35.34%) Python
6 38 (32.76%) Electronic Trading
7 37 (31.90%) Unix
8 35 (30.17%) Banking
8 35 (30.17%) FIX Protocol
9 29 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (24.14%) Sybase
10 28 (24.14%) Equities
10 28 (24.14%) Low Latency
11 27 (23.28%) Algorithmic Trading
12 24 (20.69%) OO
12 24 (20.69%) Analytics
13 23 (19.83%) Web Development
14 22 (18.97%) Perl
15 21 (18.10%) SQL
16 20 (17.24%) Kdb+
17 19 (16.38%) TIBCO
17 19 (16.38%) Java 8
18 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (15.52%) TIBCO EMS
18 18 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 17 (14.66%) ION MarketView
19 17 (14.66%) Integration Testing
19 17 (14.66%) ION Trading
19 17 (14.66%) Quantitative Trading
19 17 (14.66%) Deployment Automation

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 6 (5.17%) Apache
2 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.45%) Confluence
3 4 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (14.66%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) AMQP
1 5 (4.31%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.24%) Kdb+
2 14 (12.07%) Tick Data
3 11 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (9.48%) Relational Database
4 10 (8.62%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.17%) DB2
5 6 (5.17%) MySQL
6 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.17%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) Subversion
3 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.31%) Maven
3 5 (4.31%) Mocha
3 5 (4.31%) NUnit
3 5 (4.31%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.31%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (49.14%) Finance
2 48 (41.38%) Front Office
3 35 (30.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (87.07%) Developer
2 35 (30.17%) KDB Developer
3 33 (28.45%) Java Developer
4 31 (26.72%) Senior Developer
5 21 (18.10%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 20 (17.24%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (16.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 17 (14.66%) Front Office Developer
8 17 (14.66%) Python Developer
9 8 (6.90%) Perl Developer
10 7 (6.03%) C# Developer
10 7 (6.03%) C++ Developer
11 6 (5.17%) Senior C# Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Applications Developer
12 5 (4.31%) C# Application Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Senior Applications Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Senior C# Application Developer
13 4 (3.45%) Senior Python Developer
14 3 (2.59%) JavaScript Developer
14 3 (2.59%) Low Latency Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.17%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (15.52%) TIBCO EMS
3 13 (11.21%) React
4 12 (10.34%) Kafka
5 11 (9.48%) AngularJS
5 11 (9.48%) Middleware
6 9 (7.76%) HTML
6 9 (7.76%) REST
7 8 (6.90%) .NET
8 7 (6.03%) Spring
9 6 (5.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (5.17%) Ext JS
9 6 (5.17%) J2EE
9 6 (5.17%) LAMP
9 6 (5.17%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (5.17%) STL
10 5 (4.31%) Dapper ORM
10 5 (4.31%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (4.31%) Reactive Extensions
10 5 (4.31%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (24.14%) Equities
3 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (12.93%) Algorithms
4 15 (12.93%) Computer Science
5 14 (12.07%) Derivative
6 11 (9.48%) Hedge funds
7 10 (8.62%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (6.90%) Virtual Team
9 7 (6.03%) VWAP
10 6 (5.17%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
12 2 (1.72%) Fintech
13 1 (0.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 68 (58.62%) Linux
2 37 (31.90%) Unix
3 18 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.76%) Electronic Trading
2 28 (24.14%) Low Latency
3 27 (23.28%) Algorithmic Trading
4 24 (20.69%) Analytics
4 24 (20.69%) OO
5 23 (19.83%) Web Development
6 17 (14.66%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (14.66%) Integration Testing
6 17 (14.66%) Quantitative Trading
7 16 (13.79%) Mathematics
8 12 (10.34%) Data Development
8 12 (10.34%) Systematic Trading
9 10 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.62%) Data Analysis
10 9 (7.76%) Multithreading
10 9 (7.76%) Risk Management
10 9 (7.76%) Time Management
11 8 (6.90%) Market Making
12 7 (6.03%) Concurrent Programming
13 6 (5.17%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (55.17%) Java
2 41 (35.34%) Python
3 22 (18.97%) Perl
4 21 (18.10%) SQL
5 19 (16.38%) Java 8
6 14 (12.07%) C++
7 13 (11.21%) C#
8 10 (8.62%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.17%) Scala
9 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.45%) VBA
11 2 (1.72%) C
12 1 (0.86%) Groovy
12 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.86%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) Degree
2 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.86%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) Ansible
1 5 (4.31%) Control-M
1 5 (4.31%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (24.14%) Sybase
2 19 (16.38%) TIBCO
3 17 (14.66%) ION Trading
4 15 (12.93%) Oracle
5 7 (6.03%) Solace
6 6 (5.17%) Perforce
7 5 (4.31%) F5
8 4 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (0.86%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.86%) FXall
9 1 (0.86%) Reuters
9 1 (0.86%) StreamBase