Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 705 793
Rank change year-on-year -63 +88 +12
Contract jobs citing KDB 92 133 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.15% 0.090%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.43% 0.66% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 107 57
England median daily rate £615 £675 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +3.85% +6.12%
10th Percentile £484 £538 £523
90th Percentile £940 £850 £725
UK median daily rate £615 £650 £650
% change year-on-year -5.38% - +8.33%
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 21,553 20,172 21,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.93% 22.34% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,253 13,626 14,830
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 255 339
England median hourly rate £27.87 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.12% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.70 £52.50 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £29.56 £30.10
% change year-on-year -6.19% -1.80% +2.04%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -56 88 £650 -3.70% 10
North of England - 4 £538 -
North West - 3 £538 -
North East - 1 £400 -
KDB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 61 (66.30%) Java
2 49 (53.26%) Linux
3 48 (52.17%) Front Office
4 42 (45.65%) Python
5 41 (44.57%) Finance
6 27 (29.35%) Unix
6 27 (29.35%) Kdb+
7 24 (26.09%) Oracle
8 23 (25.00%) Analytics
9 22 (23.91%) SQL
10 21 (22.83%) Derivative
10 21 (22.83%) Algorithmic Trading
10 21 (22.83%) Electronic Trading
10 21 (22.83%) Low Latency
10 21 (22.83%) Git (software)
11 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (21.74%) Sybase
12 18 (19.57%) OO
12 18 (19.57%) MongoDB
13 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (17.39%) Banking
14 16 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (17.39%) Scala
15 15 (16.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
16 14 (15.22%) Perl
17 13 (14.13%) Middleware
17 13 (14.13%) FIX Protocol
17 13 (14.13%) Relational Database
17 13 (14.13%) Systematic Trading

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 (6.52%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.35%) Kdb+
2 18 (19.57%) MongoDB
3 13 (14.13%) Relational Database
4 10 (10.87%) MySQL
5 9 (9.78%) NoSQL
6 8 (8.70%) DB2
7 7 (7.61%) RDBMS
7 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
8 6 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (5.43%) Tick Data
10 4 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (4.35%) SAP HANA
11 1 (1.09%) Big Data
11 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 1 (1.09%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 21 (22.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.96%) Maven
3 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.87%) JIRA
4 7 (7.61%) TeamCity
5 6 (6.52%) Subversion
6 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.17%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.09%) jMock
9 1 (1.09%) JUnit
9 1 (1.09%) Mockito
General
1 48 (52.17%) Front Office
2 41 (44.57%) Finance
3 16 (17.39%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (79.35%) Developer
2 27 (29.35%) Java Developer
3 25 (27.17%) KDB Developer
4 17 (18.48%) Python Developer
5 16 (17.39%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Front Office Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Perl Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Python Developer
9 4 (4.35%) DBA
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.35%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.26%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Java Scala Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Scala Developer
11 2 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) FIX Protocol
1 13 (14.13%) Middleware
2 10 (10.87%) .NET
2 10 (10.87%) AngularJS
2 10 (10.87%) HTML
3 9 (9.78%) JavaFX
3 9 (9.78%) REST
4 8 (8.70%) Kafka
5 7 (7.61%) React
5 7 (7.61%) Spring
6 6 (6.52%) Ext JS
6 6 (6.52%) LAMP
6 6 (6.52%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (6.52%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (5.43%) Akka
7 5 (5.43%) Apache CXF
7 5 (5.43%) Hibernate
7 5 (5.43%) J2EE
7 5 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (5.43%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.83%) Derivative
2 17 (18.48%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (16.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (11.96%) Equities
5 10 (10.87%) Equity Derivative
6 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
7 7 (7.61%) Fixed Income
8 6 (6.52%) Hedge funds
9 5 (5.43%) Algorithms
9 5 (5.43%) Data Structures
10 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
11 3 (3.26%) Fintech
11 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
13 1 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Linux
2 27 (29.35%) Unix
3 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows
5 2 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Analytics
2 21 (22.83%) Algorithmic Trading
2 21 (22.83%) Electronic Trading
2 21 (22.83%) Low Latency
3 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (19.57%) OO
5 16 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (14.13%) Systematic Trading
7 12 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.78%) Concurrent Programming
8 9 (9.78%) Mathematics
8 9 (9.78%) Microservices
8 9 (9.78%) OOD
8 9 (9.78%) Time Management
9 8 (8.70%) Market Making
9 8 (8.70%) Multithreading
9 8 (8.70%) SDLC
10 7 (7.61%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (66.30%) Java
2 42 (45.65%) Python
3 22 (23.91%) SQL
4 16 (17.39%) Scala
5 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
6 14 (15.22%) Perl
7 10 (10.87%) C++
8 9 (9.78%) C#
9 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
9 7 (7.61%) R
10 6 (6.52%) C
10 6 (6.52%) Java 8
10 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.35%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
12 3 (3.26%) VBA
13 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.09%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.09%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Ansible
1 5 (5.43%) Control-M
1 5 (5.43%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.35%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.26%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) Oracle
2 20 (21.74%) Sybase
3 9 (9.78%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.52%) Perforce
5 5 (5.43%) F5
5 5 (5.43%) ION Trading
5 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.43%) Solace
6 4 (4.35%) SAP
7 3 (3.26%) Google
8 2 (2.17%) Informatica
9 1 (1.09%) Cognizant
9 1 (1.09%) Greenplum