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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kx Systems KDB
England / London
Rank 336 402 377
Rank change year-on-year +66 -25  
Contract jobs citing KDB 70 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.44% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 29
Median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £890 £725 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 - £375
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 London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4865 5318 5065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 24.99% 24.03% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3516 3811 3505
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 37 40
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +88.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.10 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London +15 20 £600 -14.28% 4
Canary Wharf - 2 £750 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
KDB
England

KDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 67 (50.76%) Java
1 67 (50.76%) Front Office
2 63 (47.73%) Finance
3 58 (43.94%) Banking
4 53 (40.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 52 (39.39%) Electronic Trading
6 50 (37.88%) FIX Protocol
7 49 (37.12%) Analytics
7 49 (37.12%) Kdb+
8 48 (36.36%) Linux
9 46 (34.85%) SQL
10 45 (34.09%) C++
11 40 (30.30%) Investment Banking
12 38 (28.79%) Low Latency
13 35 (26.52%) Multithreading
13 35 (26.52%) Unix
13 35 (26.52%) OO
14 32 (24.24%) Tick Data
15 29 (21.97%) Python
16 28 (21.21%) C#
17 26 (19.70%) Oracle
18 25 (18.94%) Fixed Income
18 25 (18.94%) Algorithms
19 23 (17.42%) Algorithmic Trading
20 20 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
21 19 (14.39%) Equities
22 18 (13.64%) Derivative
22 18 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
23 17 (12.88%) Data Structures
23 17 (12.88%) Risk Management

KDB
Top Related 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 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.27%) Apache
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) MTS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (0.76%) BondVision
2 1 (0.76%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (37.12%) Kdb+
2 32 (24.24%) Tick Data
3 15 (11.36%) Big Data
4 11 (8.33%) DB2
4 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 10 (7.58%) Oracle Database
6 9 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (5.30%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.30%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (2.27%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.76%) HBase
12 1 (0.76%) Hypertable
12 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.76%) MySQL
12 1 (0.76%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Subversion
2 10 (7.58%) Maven
3 6 (4.55%) JUnit
4 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.76%) GDB
5 1 (0.76%) Mockito
5 1 (0.76%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 67 (50.76%) Front Office
2 63 (47.73%) Finance
3 58 (43.94%) Banking
4 40 (30.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (83.33%) Developer
2 54 (40.91%) KDB Developer
3 46 (34.85%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.88%) Senior Developer
5 16 (12.12%) C++ Developer
5 16 (12.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 15 (11.36%) Front Office Developer
7 14 (10.61%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 12 (9.09%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 10 (7.58%) Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (6.06%) Architect
11 7 (5.30%) SQL Developer
12 5 (3.79%) Integration Architect
13 4 (3.03%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
13 4 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
13 4 (3.03%) Linux Developer
14 3 (2.27%) C++/Java Developer
14 3 (2.27%) Qualitative Analyst
14 3 (2.27%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (37.88%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (12.12%) XML
3 13 (9.85%) JMS
4 12 (9.09%) Spring
5 10 (7.58%) Rendezvous
6 9 (6.82%) Middleware
6 9 (6.82%) XSLT
7 8 (6.06%) Kafka
7 8 (6.06%) Ultra Messaging
8 7 (5.30%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (4.55%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.55%) HTML
9 6 (4.55%) HTML5
10 5 (3.79%) J2EE
11 4 (3.03%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.03%) Java EE
11 4 (3.03%) Java SE
11 4 (3.03%) JNI
11 4 (3.03%) Murex Flex
11 4 (3.03%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 53 (40.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (18.94%) Algorithms
2 25 (18.94%) Fixed Income
3 19 (14.39%) Equities
4 18 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (13.64%) Derivative
5 17 (12.88%) Data Structures
6 16 (12.12%) Fintech
7 12 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 8 (6.06%) TWAP
8 8 (6.06%) VWAP
9 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.52%) OTC Derivatives
11 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.36%) Linux
2 35 (26.52%) Unix
3 12 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.39%) Electronic Trading
2 49 (37.12%) Analytics
3 38 (28.79%) Low Latency
4 35 (26.52%) Multithreading
4 35 (26.52%) OO
5 23 (17.42%) Algorithmic Trading
6 20 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.88%) Risk Management
8 16 (12.12%) Data Management
8 16 (12.12%) Market Making
9 14 (10.61%) Scrum
10 13 (9.85%) Mathematics
11 12 (9.09%) Data Analysis
11 12 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.09%) TDD
12 11 (8.33%) Data Analytics
13 10 (7.58%) OOD
13 10 (7.58%) SOA
13 10 (7.58%) Workflow
14 8 (6.06%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 67 (50.76%) Java
2 46 (34.85%) SQL
3 45 (34.09%) C++
4 29 (21.97%) Python
5 28 (21.21%) C#
6 13 (9.85%) MATLAB
7 12 (9.09%) C
8 10 (7.58%) Perl
9 9 (6.82%) Scala
10 8 (6.06%) PL/SQL
11 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
12 5 (3.79%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.27%) R
14 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.52%) F#
14 2 (1.52%) Korn
14 2 (1.52%) VBA
15 1 (0.76%) AWK
15 1 (0.76%) Groovy
15 1 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (2.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
2 9 (6.82%) MiFID
3 5 (3.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 26 (19.70%) Oracle
2 16 (12.12%) TIBCO
3 9 (6.82%) Bloomberg
4 8 (6.06%) Reuters
4 8 (6.06%) Sybase
5 5 (3.79%) Informatica
6 4 (3.03%) Adobe
6 4 (3.03%) Murex
7 3 (2.27%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.27%) Splunk
8 2 (1.52%) FXall
8 2 (1.52%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.76%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.76%) eSpeed
9 1 (0.76%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.76%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.76%) MapR
9 1 (0.76%) MarketAxess
9 1 (0.76%) Perforce
9 1 (0.76%) Tradeweb
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago