Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 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
England > London
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 481 537
Rank change year-on-year -54 +56 +15
Contract jobs citing KDB 87 138 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 1.30% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 110 57
London median daily rate £650 £663 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +1.92% +6.12%
10th Percentile £506 £538 £523
90th Percentile £915 £850 £725
England median daily rate £615 £663 £650
% change year-on-year -7.25% +1.92% +6.12%
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 11,433 10,628 10,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.92% 23.87% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,538 7,769 7,396
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £348 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 40
London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -22.40% +40.00%
10th Percentile £19.25 £18.63 £16.89
90th Percentile £47.60 £58.75 £108.75
England median hourly rate £27.73 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.57% - +7.57%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 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
Central London -43 17 £663 +3.92% 1
East London -25 2 £614 -9.04%
KDB
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for KDB.

1 60 (68.97%) Java
2 48 (55.17%) Linux
3 47 (54.02%) Front Office
4 38 (43.68%) Finance
4 38 (43.68%) Python
5 27 (31.03%) Unix
6 24 (27.59%) Kdb+
7 23 (26.44%) Oracle
8 22 (25.29%) SQL
8 22 (25.29%) Analytics
9 21 (24.14%) Low Latency
9 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
9 21 (24.14%) Derivative
9 21 (24.14%) Algorithmic Trading
9 21 (24.14%) Electronic Trading
10 19 (21.84%) Sybase
11 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (18.39%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (18.39%) OO
13 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
13 15 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (17.24%) Banking
13 15 (17.24%) Scala
14 14 (16.09%) MongoDB
14 14 (16.09%) Perl
15 13 (14.94%) Middleware
15 13 (14.94%) FIX Protocol
15 13 (14.94%) Systematic Trading
16 12 (13.79%) Relational Database

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 6 (6.90%) Apache
2 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.59%) Kdb+
2 14 (16.09%) MongoDB
3 12 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 10 (11.49%) MySQL
5 8 (9.20%) DB2
6 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
7 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
7 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (4.60%) Tick Data
9 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.15%) Big Data
9 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.15%) InfluxDB
9 1 (1.15%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.64%) Maven
3 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.34%) JIRA
4 7 (8.05%) TeamCity
5 6 (6.90%) Subversion
6 5 (5.75%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.30%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.15%) jMock
9 1 (1.15%) JUnit
9 1 (1.15%) Mockito
General
1 47 (54.02%) Front Office
2 38 (43.68%) Finance
3 15 (17.24%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (79.31%) Developer
2 27 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 24 (27.59%) KDB Developer
4 14 (16.09%) Python Developer
5 13 (14.94%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Front Office Developer
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Perl Developer
9 4 (4.60%) DBA
9 4 (4.60%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.60%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.45%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Java Scala Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Scala Developer
11 2 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) R Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) FIX Protocol
1 13 (14.94%) Middleware
2 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
2 10 (11.49%) HTML
3 9 (10.34%) .NET
3 9 (10.34%) JavaFX
4 7 (8.05%) Kafka
4 7 (8.05%) React
4 7 (8.05%) Spring
5 6 (6.90%) Ext JS
5 6 (6.90%) LAMP
5 6 (6.90%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (6.90%) REST
5 6 (6.90%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (5.75%) Apache OpenJPA
6 5 (5.75%) Hibernate
6 5 (5.75%) J2EE
6 5 (5.75%) JSON
6 5 (5.75%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (5.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Derivative
2 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (17.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (12.64%) Equities
5 10 (11.49%) Equity Derivative
6 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
7 7 (8.05%) Fixed Income
8 6 (6.90%) Hedge funds
9 5 (5.75%) Algorithms
9 5 (5.75%) Data Structures
10 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
11 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (2.30%) Fintech
12 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Linux
2 27 (31.03%) Unix
3 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Windows
5 2 (2.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) Analytics
2 21 (24.14%) Algorithmic Trading
2 21 (24.14%) Electronic Trading
2 21 (24.14%) Low Latency
3 17 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.39%) OO
4 16 (18.39%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (14.94%) Systematic Trading
6 12 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 11 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.34%) Mathematics
9 9 (10.34%) OOD
9 9 (10.34%) Time Management
10 8 (9.20%) Concurrent Programming
10 8 (9.20%) Market Making
10 8 (9.20%) Microservices
10 8 (9.20%) SDLC
11 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
11 7 (8.05%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 60 (68.97%) Java
2 38 (43.68%) Python
3 22 (25.29%) SQL
4 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.24%) Scala
5 14 (16.09%) Perl
6 9 (10.34%) C#
6 9 (10.34%) C++
7 7 (8.05%) R
8 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.90%) Java 8
8 6 (6.90%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.75%) C
10 4 (4.60%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.45%) VBA
12 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Ansible
1 5 (5.75%) Control-M
1 5 (5.75%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (4.60%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.30%) Puppet
3 2 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Oracle
2 19 (21.84%) Sybase
3 9 (10.34%) TIBCO
4 6 (6.90%) Perforce
5 5 (5.75%) F5
5 5 (5.75%) ION Trading
5 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.75%) Solace
6 2 (2.30%) Google
6 2 (2.30%) Informatica
7 1 (1.15%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.15%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.15%) SAP