Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 529 433 506
Rank change year-on-year -96 +73 -5
Contract jobs citing KDB 113 148 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.37% 0.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.99% 1.53% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 120 75
London median daily rate £825 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £600 £518 £456
90th Percentile £1,075 £900 £725
England median daily rate £825 £650 £650
% change year-on-year +26.92% - +8.33%
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 11,377 9,667 10,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.96% 24.32% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,545 7,009 7,422
London median daily rate £513 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £670 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 41 64
London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +12.73% -8.33%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.50 £16.32
90th Percentile £46.30 £47.00 £99.70
England median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +4.34%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -47 29 £825 +37.50% 2
East London -19 4 £600 -7.69% 2
KDB
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 68 (60.18%) Linux
2 64 (56.64%) Java
3 55 (48.67%) Finance
4 48 (42.48%) Front Office
5 38 (33.63%) Python
5 38 (33.63%) Electronic Trading
6 37 (32.74%) Unix
7 35 (30.97%) FIX Protocol
8 34 (30.09%) Banking
9 29 (25.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (24.78%) Sybase
10 28 (24.78%) Equities
10 28 (24.78%) Low Latency
11 27 (23.89%) Algorithmic Trading
12 24 (21.24%) OO
12 24 (21.24%) Analytics
13 23 (20.35%) Web Development
14 22 (19.47%) Perl
15 21 (18.58%) SQL
16 19 (16.81%) TIBCO
16 19 (16.81%) Java 8
17 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (15.93%) TIBCO EMS
17 18 (15.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (15.04%) Integration Testing
18 17 (15.04%) ION MarketView
18 17 (15.04%) ION Trading
18 17 (15.04%) Quantitative Trading
18 17 (15.04%) Kdb+
18 17 (15.04%) Deployment Automation

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 (5.31%) Apache
2 5 (4.42%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (15.04%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) AMQP
1 5 (4.42%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.04%) Kdb+
2 14 (12.39%) Tick Data
3 11 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (9.73%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.19%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.31%) DB2
5 6 (5.31%) MySQL
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.31%) JIRA
2 6 (5.31%) Subversion
3 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.42%) Maven
3 5 (4.42%) Mocha
3 5 (4.42%) NUnit
3 5 (4.42%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.42%) SpecFlow
4 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (48.67%) Finance
2 48 (42.48%) Front Office
3 34 (30.09%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (86.73%) Developer
2 35 (30.97%) KDB Developer
3 33 (29.20%) Java Developer
4 28 (24.78%) Senior Developer
5 21 (18.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 20 (17.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (16.81%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 17 (15.04%) Front Office Developer
9 14 (12.39%) Python Developer
10 8 (7.08%) Perl Developer
11 7 (6.19%) C# Developer
11 7 (6.19%) C++ Developer
12 6 (5.31%) Senior C# Developer
13 5 (4.42%) Applications Developer
13 5 (4.42%) C# Application Developer
13 5 (4.42%) Senior Applications Developer
13 5 (4.42%) Senior C# Application Developer
14 3 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
14 3 (2.65%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 2 (1.77%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.97%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (15.93%) TIBCO EMS
3 13 (11.50%) React
4 11 (9.73%) AngularJS
4 11 (9.73%) Kafka
4 11 (9.73%) Middleware
5 9 (7.96%) HTML
6 8 (7.08%) .NET
7 7 (6.19%) Spring
8 6 (5.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (5.31%) Ext JS
8 6 (5.31%) J2EE
8 6 (5.31%) LAMP
8 6 (5.31%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (5.31%) REST
8 6 (5.31%) STL
9 5 (4.42%) Dapper ORM
9 5 (4.42%) LINQ to SQL
9 5 (4.42%) Reactive Extensions
9 5 (4.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (24.78%) Equities
3 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (13.27%) Algorithms
4 15 (13.27%) Computer Science
5 14 (12.39%) Derivative
6 11 (9.73%) Hedge funds
7 10 (8.85%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (7.08%) Virtual Team
9 7 (6.19%) VWAP
10 6 (5.31%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.65%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 68 (60.18%) Linux
2 37 (32.74%) Unix
3 18 (15.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Electronic Trading
2 28 (24.78%) Low Latency
3 27 (23.89%) Algorithmic Trading
4 24 (21.24%) Analytics
4 24 (21.24%) OO
5 23 (20.35%) Web Development
6 17 (15.04%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (15.04%) Integration Testing
6 17 (15.04%) Quantitative Trading
7 16 (14.16%) Mathematics
8 12 (10.62%) Data Development
8 12 (10.62%) Systematic Trading
9 10 (8.85%) Data Analysis
10 9 (7.96%) Multithreading
10 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
10 9 (7.96%) Time Management
11 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (7.08%) Market Making
12 7 (6.19%) Concurrent Programming
13 6 (5.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (56.64%) Java
2 38 (33.63%) Python
3 22 (19.47%) Perl
4 21 (18.58%) SQL
5 19 (16.81%) Java 8
6 13 (11.50%) C#
6 13 (11.50%) C++
7 10 (8.85%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.31%) Scala
8 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.54%) VBA
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Ansible
1 5 (4.42%) Control-M
1 5 (4.42%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (24.78%) Sybase
2 19 (16.81%) TIBCO
3 17 (15.04%) ION Trading
4 15 (13.27%) Oracle
5 7 (6.19%) Solace
6 6 (5.31%) Perforce
7 5 (4.42%) F5
8 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.88%) FXall
8 1 (0.88%) Reuters
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) StreamBase