Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 November 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 540 545
Rank change year-on-year +65 +5 -15
Contract jobs citing KDB 165 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.47% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 50 55
London median daily rate £713 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% - -1.89%
10th Percentile £572 £517 £525
90th Percentile £863 £725 £775
England median daily rate £713 £650 £650
% change year-on-year +9.62% - -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 11230 10538 11142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.83% 23.30% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8339 7471 7953
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £355 £324 £305
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 40 74
London median hourly rate £26.88 £28.69 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.30% +27.51% -18.18%
10th Percentile £18.28 £15.25 £14.83
90th Percentile £58.75 £82.58 £94.00
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing KDB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for KDB in London

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing KDB in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for KDB in London

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KDB in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in London

KDB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the London region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Central London +40 64 £750 +9.09% 3
East London +6 13 £650 -1.89%
KDB
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region with a requirement for KDB.

1 99 (60.00%) Java
2 88 (53.33%) Electronic Trading
3 87 (52.73%) Linux
4 80 (48.48%) Banking
5 78 (47.27%) Finance
6 67 (40.61%) FIX Protocol
6 67 (40.61%) Front Office
7 53 (32.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 51 (30.91%) TIBCO
9 40 (24.24%) Kdb+
10 39 (23.64%) ION Trading
11 38 (23.03%) ION MarketView
12 37 (22.42%) TIBCO EMS
12 37 (22.42%) Unix
12 37 (22.42%) Sybase
13 35 (21.21%) Analytics
14 34 (20.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (19.39%) Integration Testing
15 32 (19.39%) OO
16 31 (18.79%) SQL
16 31 (18.79%) Multithreading
17 30 (18.18%) C++
18 29 (17.58%) Equities
18 29 (17.58%) Low Latency
19 28 (16.97%) Python
20 26 (15.76%) Investment Banking
21 23 (13.94%) Algorithmic Trading
22 22 (13.33%) Derivative
22 22 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (12.73%) Degree

KDB
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (1.21%) Confluence
1 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 38 (23.03%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (24.24%) Kdb+
2 16 (9.70%) Tick Data
3 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.45%) DB2
5 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.21%) HBase
7 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.21%) MySQL
7 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) Maven
2 9 (5.45%) Subversion
3 7 (4.24%) Robot Framework
4 6 (3.64%) JUnit
5 5 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.42%) JIRA
6 4 (2.42%) Mockito
7 2 (1.21%) Ant
7 2 (1.21%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.61%) GitLab
8 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.61%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.61%) jMock
General
1 80 (48.48%) Banking
2 78 (47.27%) Finance
3 67 (40.61%) Front Office
4 26 (15.76%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 152 (92.12%) Developer
2 71 (43.03%) KDB Developer
3 68 (41.21%) Java Developer
4 56 (33.94%) Senior Developer
5 39 (23.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 34 (20.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (20.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 24 (14.55%) Front Office Developer
9 7 (4.24%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 6 (3.64%) C++ Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (3.64%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Linux Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Senior Systems Developer
12 4 (2.42%) C++/Java Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Excel Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Excel VBA Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Java Engineer
12 4 (2.42%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (40.61%) FIX Protocol
2 37 (22.42%) TIBCO EMS
3 17 (10.30%) Rendezvous
4 15 (9.09%) Middleware
5 13 (7.88%) JMS
6 12 (7.27%) HTML
6 12 (7.27%) HTML5
7 8 (4.85%) Spring
8 5 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.03%) Web Services
9 4 (2.42%) .NET
9 4 (2.42%) RESTful
10 3 (1.82%) Highcharts JS
10 3 (1.82%) J2EE
10 3 (1.82%) Ultra Messaging
11 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.21%) Kafka
11 2 (1.21%) REST
11 2 (1.21%) Servlets
12 1 (0.61%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 53 (32.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (17.58%) Equities
3 22 (13.33%) Derivative
4 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (9.09%) Algorithms
5 15 (9.09%) Data Structures
5 15 (9.09%) Fixed Income
6 13 (7.88%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.85%) VWAP
8 4 (2.42%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (2.42%) Reference Data
8 4 (2.42%) TWAP
9 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.21%) Fintech
11 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 87 (52.73%) Linux
2 37 (22.42%) Unix
3 34 (20.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.33%) Electronic Trading
2 35 (21.21%) Analytics
3 32 (19.39%) Integration Testing
3 32 (19.39%) OO
4 31 (18.79%) Multithreading
5 29 (17.58%) Low Latency
6 23 (13.94%) Algorithmic Trading
7 22 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (9.70%) Market Making
9 15 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 15 (9.09%) SDLC
10 13 (7.88%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.06%) OOD
11 10 (6.06%) Scrum
11 10 (6.06%) Web Development
12 8 (4.85%) Mathematics
12 8 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.24%) E-Commerce
14 6 (3.64%) Data Analysis
14 6 (3.64%) Quantitative Trading
Programming Languages
1 99 (60.00%) Java
2 31 (18.79%) SQL
3 30 (18.18%) C++
4 28 (16.97%) Python
5 9 (5.45%) C
6 8 (4.85%) C#
7 7 (4.24%) Perl
8 5 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.03%) VBA
9 4 (2.42%) Groovy
9 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.82%) Scala
11 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.21%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.61%) Clojure
12 1 (0.61%) C-shell
12 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (12.73%) Degree
2 10 (6.06%) PhD
3 4 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) MiFID
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 51 (30.91%) TIBCO
2 39 (23.64%) ION Trading
3 37 (22.42%) Sybase
4 13 (7.88%) Oracle
5 5 (3.03%) IBM
6 4 (2.42%) Solace
7 3 (1.82%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.21%) FXall
8 2 (1.21%) Reuters
9 1 (0.61%) eSpeed
9 1 (0.61%) Tradeweb