Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 466 493 510
Rank change year-on-year +27 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing KDB 152 107 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.38% 1.08% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 90 70
London median daily rate £750 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +6.12%
10th Percentile £575 £518 £425
90th Percentile £950 £825 £725
England median daily rate £750 £625 £650
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +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 11,020 9,917 10,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.47% 24.00% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,377 7,071 7,549
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +6.00%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £660 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 45 61
London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00% -10.34%
10th Percentile £17.48 £15.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £43.84 £58.50 £100.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% -1.85% -5.89%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +10 57 £825 +28.91%
East London -1 13 £602 -7.35%
KDB
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 86 (56.58%) Java
2 85 (55.92%) Linux
3 75 (49.34%) Finance
4 69 (45.39%) Banking
5 68 (44.74%) Electronic Trading
6 59 (38.82%) Front Office
7 55 (36.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 51 (33.55%) FIX Protocol
9 44 (28.95%) TIBCO
10 39 (25.66%) Unix
11 37 (24.34%) Analytics
12 35 (23.03%) ION MarketView
12 35 (23.03%) ION Trading
13 34 (22.37%) Python
14 33 (21.71%) Sybase
14 33 (21.71%) TIBCO EMS
15 32 (21.05%) Integration Testing
15 32 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (20.39%) Equities
17 27 (17.76%) OO
17 27 (17.76%) Low Latency
18 25 (16.45%) Kdb+
18 25 (16.45%) SQL
19 24 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
19 24 (15.79%) Degree
20 23 (15.13%) C++
21 21 (13.82%) Web Development
22 20 (13.16%) Computer Science
22 20 (13.16%) Algorithms
23 19 (12.50%) Tick Data

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 3 (1.97%) Confluence
2 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 35 (23.03%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.45%) Kdb+
2 19 (12.50%) Tick Data
3 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.95%) DB2
4 6 (3.95%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.32%) HBase
6 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Maven
2 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.29%) JUnit
3 5 (3.29%) Mocha
3 5 (3.29%) NUnit
3 5 (3.29%) SpecFlow
3 5 (3.29%) Subversion
4 3 (1.97%) Mockito
5 2 (1.32%) Ant
5 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.66%) JIRA
General
1 75 (49.34%) Finance
2 69 (45.39%) Banking
3 59 (38.82%) Front Office
4 14 (9.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 145 (95.39%) Developer
2 59 (38.82%) KDB Developer
3 58 (38.16%) Java Developer
4 51 (33.55%) Senior Developer
5 40 (26.32%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 35 (23.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 34 (22.37%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 27 (17.76%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (5.26%) C++ Developer
10 7 (4.61%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 7 (4.61%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.95%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Applications Developer
12 5 (3.29%) C# Application Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (3.29%) Python Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Senior Applications Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Senior C# Application Developer
12 5 (3.29%) Senior C# Developer
13 4 (2.63%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (33.55%) FIX Protocol
2 33 (21.71%) TIBCO EMS
3 19 (12.50%) Middleware
4 12 (7.89%) HTML
4 12 (7.89%) Rendezvous
5 10 (6.58%) HTML5
6 9 (5.92%) JMS
7 8 (5.26%) .NET
7 8 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 7 (4.61%) React
9 6 (3.95%) Spring
10 5 (3.29%) Apache Avro
10 5 (3.29%) Dapper ORM
10 5 (3.29%) Kafka
10 5 (3.29%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (3.29%) LINQ to SQL
10 5 (3.29%) NancyFx
10 5 (3.29%) Protocol Buffers
10 5 (3.29%) Reactive Extensions
10 5 (3.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (36.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (20.39%) Equities
3 20 (13.16%) Algorithms
3 20 (13.16%) Computer Science
4 17 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.55%) Derivative
6 12 (7.89%) Data Structures
7 11 (7.24%) Fixed Income
7 11 (7.24%) VWAP
8 8 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.66%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 85 (55.92%) Linux
2 39 (25.66%) Unix
3 32 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.74%) Electronic Trading
2 37 (24.34%) Analytics
3 32 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 27 (17.76%) Low Latency
4 27 (17.76%) OO
5 24 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
6 21 (13.82%) Web Development
7 19 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 16 (10.53%) Mathematics
9 14 (9.21%) Market Making
10 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.89%) Data Analysis
10 12 (7.89%) Quantitative Trading
10 12 (7.89%) SDLC
11 10 (6.58%) Risk Management
12 9 (5.92%) TDD
13 7 (4.61%) Statistics
14 6 (3.95%) Econometrics
14 6 (3.95%) RAD
15 5 (3.29%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 86 (56.58%) Java
2 34 (22.37%) Python
3 25 (16.45%) SQL
4 23 (15.13%) C++
5 13 (8.55%) C#
6 12 (7.89%) Perl
7 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.95%) VBA
9 5 (3.29%) Groovy
10 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.32%) Scala
12 1 (0.66%) C
12 1 (0.66%) Clojure
12 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (15.79%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) PhD
3 4 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) MiFID
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 44 (28.95%) TIBCO
2 35 (23.03%) ION Trading
3 33 (21.71%) Sybase
4 5 (3.29%) Solace
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle
6 3 (1.97%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.66%) FXall
7 1 (0.66%) Reuters