Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 763 794
Rank change year-on-year +50 +31 -36
Contract jobs citing KDB 151 86 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.090% 0.071%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.72% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 68 59
England median daily rate £725 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £573 £516 £525
90th Percentile £900 £750 £775
UK median daily rate £700 £600 £650
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
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 20885 21618 24062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.98% 22.56% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14582 14458 16128
England median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £291 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 307 386
England median hourly rate £32.75 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £15.18 £10.82 £11.63
90th Percentile £56.86 £47.50 £52.32
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +11.25% -0.44% +9.22%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +52 151 £725 +16.00% 9
KDB
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 84 (55.63%) Java
2 79 (52.32%) Linux
3 76 (50.33%) Electronic Trading
4 71 (47.02%) Banking
5 65 (43.05%) Finance
6 61 (40.40%) Front Office
7 58 (38.41%) FIX Protocol
8 52 (34.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 44 (29.14%) TIBCO
10 37 (24.50%) Unix
11 35 (23.18%) ION Trading
12 34 (22.52%) ION MarketView
13 33 (21.85%) TIBCO EMS
13 33 (21.85%) Sybase
14 32 (21.19%) Analytics
15 31 (20.53%) Kdb+
15 31 (20.53%) SQL
16 30 (19.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (18.54%) Integration Testing
17 28 (18.54%) OO
18 27 (17.88%) C++
19 26 (17.22%) Python
19 26 (17.22%) Low Latency
20 24 (15.89%) Multithreading
20 24 (15.89%) Equities
21 23 (15.23%) Investment Banking
22 20 (13.25%) Algorithmic Trading
22 20 (13.25%) Degree
23 17 (11.26%) Derivative
24 16 (10.60%) Tick Data

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 2 (1.32%) Confluence
1 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 34 (22.52%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.53%) Kdb+
2 16 (10.60%) Tick Data
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.97%) DB2
5 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.32%) HBase
7 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Maven
2 8 (5.30%) Subversion
3 6 (3.97%) JUnit
4 5 (3.31%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.65%) JIRA
5 4 (2.65%) Mockito
6 2 (1.32%) Ant
6 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.32%) Robot Framework
6 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.66%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.66%) jMock
General
1 71 (47.02%) Banking
2 65 (43.05%) Finance
3 61 (40.40%) Front Office
4 23 (15.23%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 138 (91.39%) Developer
2 65 (43.05%) KDB Developer
3 55 (36.42%) Java Developer
4 48 (31.79%) Senior Developer
5 37 (24.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 30 (19.87%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 30 (19.87%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (15.23%) Front Office Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 6 (3.97%) C++ Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (3.31%) Senior Systems Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Analyst
11 4 (2.65%) C++/Java Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Excel Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Excel VBA Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Quantitative Developer
11 4 (2.65%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.65%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (38.41%) FIX Protocol
2 33 (21.85%) TIBCO EMS
3 14 (9.27%) Rendezvous
4 12 (7.95%) HTML
4 12 (7.95%) HTML5
4 12 (7.95%) Middleware
5 10 (6.62%) JMS
6 8 (5.30%) Spring
7 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.31%) Web Services
8 4 (2.65%) .NET
8 4 (2.65%) RESTful
9 3 (1.99%) Highcharts JS
9 3 (1.99%) J2EE
10 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.32%) REST
10 2 (1.32%) Servlets
10 2 (1.32%) Ultra Messaging
11 1 (0.66%) STL
11 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (34.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (15.89%) Equities
3 17 (11.26%) Derivative
4 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.93%) Data Structures
5 14 (9.27%) Algorithms
5 14 (9.27%) Fixed Income
6 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.64%) VWAP
8 5 (3.31%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.99%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.32%) TWAP
11 1 (0.66%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 79 (52.32%) Linux
2 37 (24.50%) Unix
3 30 (19.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (50.33%) Electronic Trading
2 32 (21.19%) Analytics
3 28 (18.54%) Integration Testing
3 28 (18.54%) OO
4 26 (17.22%) Low Latency
5 24 (15.89%) Multithreading
6 20 (13.25%) Algorithmic Trading
7 15 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (9.93%) SDLC
8 14 (9.27%) Market Making
9 13 (8.61%) Risk Management
10 11 (7.28%) Web Development
11 8 (5.30%) Mathematics
11 8 (5.30%) Test Automation
12 7 (4.64%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.64%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.97%) Quantitative Trading
13 6 (3.97%) RAD
13 6 (3.97%) Scrum
14 5 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 84 (55.63%) Java
2 31 (20.53%) SQL
3 27 (17.88%) C++
4 26 (17.22%) Python
5 7 (4.64%) C
5 7 (4.64%) Perl
6 6 (3.97%) C#
6 6 (3.97%) VBA
7 5 (3.31%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.65%) Groovy
8 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.32%) Scala
9 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.66%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.66%) Clojure
10 1 (0.66%) C-shell
10 1 (0.66%) R
10 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (13.25%) Degree
2 9 (5.96%) PhD
3 3 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) MiFID
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 44 (29.14%) TIBCO
2 35 (23.18%) ION Trading
3 33 (21.85%) Sybase
4 11 (7.28%) Oracle
5 5 (3.31%) IBM
6 4 (2.65%) Solace
7 3 (1.99%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.32%) FXall
8 2 (1.32%) Reuters
9 1 (0.66%) eSpeed
9 1 (0.66%) Tradeweb