Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 716 768
Rank change year-on-year -38 +52 +34
Contract jobs citing KDB 104 152 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.16% 0.088%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.48% 0.73% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 123 66
England median daily rate £650 £725 £633
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +14.62% -2.69%
10th Percentile £475 £573 £515
90th Percentile £875 £895 £750
UK median daily rate £650 £688 £600
% change year-on-year -5.45% +14.58% -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 21,882 20,950 21,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.72% 22.03% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,381 14,593 14,483
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £291
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 244 310
England median hourly rate £33.75 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +16.36% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.68 £10.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.84 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £32.49 £30.63 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.08% +9.38% -0.44%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -44 103 £650 -10.34% 14
North East - 1 £400 -
North of England - 1 £400 -
KDB
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 76 (73.08%) Java
2 48 (46.15%) Front Office
3 45 (43.27%) Finance
4 40 (38.46%) Linux
4 40 (38.46%) Analytics
5 38 (36.54%) Unix
6 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (32.69%) Banking
7 34 (32.69%) Python
8 30 (28.85%) Kdb+
9 28 (26.92%) Electronic Trading
10 27 (25.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (23.08%) Low Latency
12 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (17.31%) Visualisation
12 18 (17.31%) HTML
12 18 (17.31%) Derivative
12 18 (17.31%) Algorithmic Trading
13 17 (16.35%) Middleware
13 17 (16.35%) Risk Management
13 17 (16.35%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (15.38%) DevOps
14 16 (15.38%) SQL
15 15 (14.42%) Equities
15 15 (14.42%) Tick Data
15 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
16 14 (13.46%) C++
16 14 (13.46%) Oracle
17 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
17 13 (12.50%) .NET

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 (1.92%) Confluence
1 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.92%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.96%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.96%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) GitHub
2 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) DHCP
1 2 (1.92%) DNS
1 2 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.85%) Kdb+
2 15 (14.42%) Tick Data
3 10 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.62%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.81%) Big Data
7 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.85%) MySQL
8 3 (2.88%) DB2
9 2 (1.92%) Power BI
9 2 (1.92%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.92%) QlikView
10 1 (0.96%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.58%) Maven
4 10 (9.62%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.81%) JIRA
6 3 (2.88%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.92%) jMock
7 2 (1.92%) JUnit
7 2 (1.92%) Mockito
8 1 (0.96%) Ant
8 1 (0.96%) Selenium
8 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (46.15%) Front Office
2 45 (43.27%) Finance
3 34 (32.69%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (80.77%) Developer
2 37 (35.58%) KDB Developer
3 28 (26.92%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 14 (13.46%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Front Office Developer
6 9 (8.65%) React Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Python Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) DBA
10 4 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.85%) SQL DBA
11 3 (2.88%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 3 (2.88%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.31%) HTML
2 17 (16.35%) Middleware
3 13 (12.50%) .NET
3 13 (12.50%) HTML5
4 8 (7.69%) Node.js
5 7 (6.73%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.73%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (6.73%) JavaFX
5 7 (6.73%) JMS
5 7 (6.73%) Rendezvous
6 6 (5.77%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.77%) Ultra Messaging
7 5 (4.81%) React
7 5 (4.81%) Spring
8 4 (3.85%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (2.88%) CSS
9 3 (2.88%) NumPy
9 3 (2.88%) SciPy
9 3 (2.88%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (2.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 18 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (17.31%) Derivative
3 15 (14.42%) Equities
4 9 (8.65%) Fixed Income
5 7 (6.73%) User Experience
6 5 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (2.88%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.96%) Fintech
10 1 (0.96%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.46%) Linux
2 38 (36.54%) Unix
3 13 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Solaris
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) Analytics
2 35 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (26.92%) Electronic Trading
4 24 (23.08%) Low Latency
5 18 (17.31%) Algorithmic Trading
5 18 (17.31%) Visualisation
6 17 (16.35%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (16.35%) Risk Management
7 16 (15.38%) DevOps
8 13 (12.50%) Multithreading
9 12 (11.54%) Scrum
9 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 11 (10.58%) Computer Science
10 11 (10.58%) Data Engineering
10 11 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (9.62%) OO
11 10 (9.62%) SDLC
12 9 (8.65%) Microservices
12 9 (8.65%) TDD
13 8 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 76 (73.08%) Java
2 34 (32.69%) Python
3 16 (15.38%) SQL
4 14 (13.46%) C++
5 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.58%) C#
7 10 (9.62%) Scala
8 5 (4.81%) Perl
8 5 (4.81%) R
9 4 (3.85%) C
10 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.88%) Java 8
10 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.92%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.92%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.92%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.88%) Docker
3 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.85%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.88%) Puppet
3 3 (2.88%) Terraform
4 2 (1.92%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) Oracle
2 10 (9.62%) TIBCO
3 8 (7.69%) Sybase
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.88%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.88%) Google
5 3 (2.88%) Informatica
5 3 (2.88%) ION Trading
5 3 (2.88%) Reuters
6 2 (1.92%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.92%) Axway
6 2 (1.92%) Infor
6 2 (1.92%) Sun
6 2 (1.92%) Trayport
7 1 (0.96%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.96%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.96%) Perforce