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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 569 567
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2  
Contract jobs citing KDB 74 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.75% 0.50% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 41
Median daily rate £706 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.65% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 - £388
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 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 9817 11317 11614
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.89% 22.01% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6606 7733 7597
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 138 162
Median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -  

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +49 74 £706 +8.65% 9
KDB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 77 (50.99%) Java
2 70 (46.36%) Front Office
3 68 (45.03%) Finance
4 65 (43.05%) Banking
5 63 (41.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 61 (40.40%) Linux
7 60 (39.74%) Electronic Trading
8 59 (39.07%) SQL
9 58 (38.41%) Kdb+
10 57 (37.75%) FIX Protocol
11 56 (37.09%) Analytics
12 53 (35.10%) C++
13 47 (31.13%) Unix
14 45 (29.80%) Investment Banking
15 41 (27.15%) Low Latency
16 39 (25.83%) Multithreading
16 39 (25.83%) OO
17 35 (23.18%) Tick Data
18 33 (21.85%) Oracle
19 32 (21.19%) C#
20 31 (20.53%) Python
21 26 (17.22%) Fixed Income
21 26 (17.22%) Algorithms
22 25 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
23 24 (15.89%) Algorithmic Trading
24 22 (14.57%) Equities
25 20 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
26 19 (12.58%) Fintech
26 19 (12.58%) Data Management
27 18 (11.92%) Risk Management

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 (2.65%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.99%) Apache
2 3 (1.99%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.99%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (0.66%) BondVision
2 1 (0.66%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.66%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (38.41%) Kdb+
2 35 (23.18%) Tick Data
3 15 (9.93%) Big Data
4 12 (7.95%) Oracle Database
5 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
6 10 (6.62%) DB2
6 10 (6.62%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.96%) NoSQL
7 9 (5.96%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (3.97%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.99%) HBase
11 3 (1.99%) InterSystems Cache
11 3 (1.99%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.32%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (8.61%) Maven
2 11 (7.28%) Subversion
3 8 (5.30%) JUnit
4 6 (3.97%) JIRA
5 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.32%) Ant
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.66%) GDB
7 1 (0.66%) Mockito
7 1 (0.66%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 70 (46.36%) Front Office
2 68 (45.03%) Finance
3 65 (43.05%) Banking
4 45 (29.80%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (84.77%) Developer
2 65 (43.05%) KDB Developer
3 53 (35.10%) Java Developer
4 20 (13.25%) Senior Developer
5 19 (12.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 18 (11.92%) Front Office Developer
7 17 (11.26%) C++ Developer
7 17 (11.26%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 14 (9.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (5.96%) Architect
10 9 (5.96%) SQL Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Analyst
12 5 (3.31%) Integration Architect
12 5 (3.31%) Linux Developer
13 4 (2.65%) Unix Developer
14 3 (1.99%) C++/Java Developer
14 3 (1.99%) Database Developer
14 3 (1.99%) Qualitative Analyst
14 3 (1.99%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (37.75%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (10.60%) Spring
2 16 (10.60%) XML
3 15 (9.93%) JMS
4 10 (6.62%) HTML
4 10 (6.62%) HTML5
4 10 (6.62%) Rendezvous
5 9 (5.96%) Kafka
5 9 (5.96%) Middleware
5 9 (5.96%) Ultra Messaging
5 9 (5.96%) XSLT
6 7 (4.64%) J2EE
6 7 (4.64%) TIBCO EMS
7 6 (3.97%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.31%) REST
9 4 (2.65%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.65%) Java EE
9 4 (2.65%) Java SE
9 4 (2.65%) JNI
9 4 (2.65%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 63 (41.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (17.22%) Algorithms
2 26 (17.22%) Fixed Income
3 22 (14.57%) Equities
4 20 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (12.58%) Fintech
6 17 (11.26%) Data Structures
7 15 (9.93%) Derivative
8 12 (7.95%) Computer Science
9 11 (7.28%) TWAP
9 11 (7.28%) VWAP
10 6 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 61 (40.40%) Linux
2 47 (31.13%) Unix
3 15 (9.93%) Windows
4 2 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (39.74%) Electronic Trading
2 56 (37.09%) Analytics
3 41 (27.15%) Low Latency
4 39 (25.83%) Multithreading
4 39 (25.83%) OO
5 25 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (15.89%) Algorithmic Trading
7 19 (12.58%) Data Management
8 18 (11.92%) Risk Management
9 17 (11.26%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.60%) Market Making
11 15 (9.93%) Data Analysis
11 15 (9.93%) Scrum
12 13 (8.61%) TDD
13 12 (7.95%) Mathematics
13 12 (7.95%) OOD
13 12 (7.95%) Workflow
14 11 (7.28%) Index Arbitrage
14 11 (7.28%) Performance Metrics
14 11 (7.28%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.99%) Java
2 59 (39.07%) SQL
3 53 (35.10%) C++
4 32 (21.19%) C#
5 31 (20.53%) Python
6 16 (10.60%) C
7 14 (9.27%) MATLAB
8 12 (7.95%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.62%) Perl
10 9 (5.96%) Scala
11 8 (5.30%) JavaScript
12 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.99%) R
14 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.32%) F#
14 2 (1.32%) Korn
14 2 (1.32%) VBA
15 1 (0.66%) AWK
15 1 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (8.61%) Degree
2 3 (1.99%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.28%) MiFID
2 10 (6.62%) QA
3 4 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) EMIR
4 1 (0.66%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 33 (21.85%) Oracle
2 16 (10.60%) TIBCO
3 10 (6.62%) Bloomberg
4 9 (5.96%) Reuters
5 7 (4.64%) Sybase
6 5 (3.31%) Informatica
7 4 (2.65%) Adobe
7 4 (2.65%) FXall
7 4 (2.65%) Murex
8 3 (1.99%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.99%) Splunk
9 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.66%) eSpeed
9 1 (0.66%) Google
9 1 (0.66%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.66%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.66%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.66%) MapR
9 1 (0.66%) Perforce
9 1 (0.66%) Vertica
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