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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 375 395
Rank change year-on-year +24 +20  
Contract jobs citing KDB 76 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.55% 1.17% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 39
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
10th Percentile £538 £525 £520
90th Percentile £850 £725 £750
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 4919 4891 5585
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.66% 22.61% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7974 8240 9200
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £358 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 27 85
London median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
10th Percentile £20.38 £15.38 £15.80
90th Percentile £41.95 £138.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £31.00 £30.75 £25.83
% change year-on-year +0.81% +19.04%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 -3 23 £625 -10.71% 2
Canary Wharf +2 5 £750 +25.00%
KDB
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 79 (53.74%) Electronic Trading
2 75 (51.02%) Java
3 68 (46.26%) Linux
3 68 (46.26%) Front Office
3 68 (46.26%) Finance
4 64 (43.54%) Kdb+
4 64 (43.54%) Banking
5 57 (38.78%) FIX Protocol
6 53 (36.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 52 (35.37%) Analytics
8 50 (34.01%) SQL
9 45 (30.61%) Unix
10 38 (25.85%) C++
11 36 (24.49%) Low Latency
12 35 (23.81%) Multithreading
13 32 (21.77%) OO
14 31 (21.09%) Investment Banking
15 30 (20.41%) Python
16 28 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (18.37%) Algorithmic Trading
18 26 (17.69%) Equities
19 25 (17.01%) C#
19 25 (17.01%) Oracle
20 24 (16.33%) Tick Data
21 22 (14.97%) Fixed Income
22 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (13.61%) Risk Management
23 20 (13.61%) TIBCO
24 19 (12.93%) Windows
25 18 (12.24%) Fintech

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 4 (2.72%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.72%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.04%) Apache
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.04%) Confluence
3 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) ION MarketView
2 4 (2.72%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (1.36%) RMDS
4 1 (0.68%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (43.54%) Kdb+
2 24 (16.33%) Tick Data
3 13 (8.84%) DB2
3 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.04%) Big Data
6 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.36%) HBase
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Maven
2 14 (9.52%) Subversion
3 9 (6.12%) JUnit
4 6 (4.08%) JIRA
4 6 (4.08%) Robot Framework
5 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.36%) Ant
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) GDB
7 1 (0.68%) GitLab
7 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.68%) Mockito
7 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 68 (46.26%) Finance
1 68 (46.26%) Front Office
2 64 (43.54%) Banking
3 31 (21.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (87.07%) Developer
2 67 (45.58%) KDB Developer
3 59 (40.14%) Java Developer
4 28 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 25 (17.01%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 19 (12.93%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 17 (11.56%) Front Office Developer
7 17 (11.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (6.12%) C++ Developer
8 9 (6.12%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 6 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Linux Developer
12 4 (2.72%) Analyst
12 4 (2.72%) Test Engineer
13 3 (2.04%) Architect
13 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
13 3 (2.04%) Lead Developer
13 3 (2.04%) Python Developer
13 3 (2.04%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.78%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (12.24%) JMS
3 16 (10.88%) Spring
4 13 (8.84%) Middleware
5 12 (8.16%) Rendezvous
6 10 (6.80%) HTML
6 10 (6.80%) HTML5
6 10 (6.80%) XML
7 9 (6.12%) Kafka
8 8 (5.44%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (4.08%) D3.js
9 6 (4.08%) JNI
9 6 (4.08%) Ultra Messaging
10 5 (3.40%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.40%) J2EE
10 5 (3.40%) REST
10 5 (3.40%) XSLT
11 4 (2.72%) Java EE
11 4 (2.72%) Java SE
11 4 (2.72%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 26 (17.69%) Equities
3 22 (14.97%) Fixed Income
4 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (12.24%) Fintech
6 17 (11.56%) Algorithms
6 17 (11.56%) Derivative
7 15 (10.20%) TWAP
7 15 (10.20%) VWAP
8 9 (6.12%) Computer Science
9 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.04%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.26%) Linux
2 45 (30.61%) Unix
3 19 (12.93%) Windows
4 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.36%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.74%) Electronic Trading
2 52 (35.37%) Analytics
3 36 (24.49%) Low Latency
4 35 (23.81%) Multithreading
5 32 (21.77%) OO
6 28 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (18.37%) Algorithmic Trading
8 20 (13.61%) Risk Management
9 18 (12.24%) Data Management
10 16 (10.88%) Data Analysis
10 16 (10.88%) E-Commerce
10 16 (10.88%) Market Making
11 15 (10.20%) Arbitrage Trading
11 15 (10.20%) Index Arbitrage
11 15 (10.20%) Performance Metrics
11 15 (10.20%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.48%) Scrum
13 9 (6.12%) High-Frequency Trading
13 9 (6.12%) Mathematics
13 9 (6.12%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.02%) Java
2 50 (34.01%) SQL
3 38 (25.85%) C++
4 30 (20.41%) Python
5 25 (17.01%) C#
6 17 (11.56%) C
7 16 (10.88%) PL/SQL
8 11 (7.48%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.48%) Perl
9 9 (6.12%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.76%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.72%) Scala
12 2 (1.36%) Groovy
12 2 (1.36%) R
13 1 (0.68%) F#
13 1 (0.68%) Korn
13 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.72%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) MiFID
2 5 (3.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) EMIR
3 1 (0.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) Oracle
2 20 (13.61%) TIBCO
3 12 (8.16%) Bloomberg
4 11 (7.48%) Sybase
5 10 (6.80%) Reuters
6 7 (4.76%) ION Trading
7 4 (2.72%) Adobe
7 4 (2.72%) FXall
7 4 (2.72%) Murex
8 2 (1.36%) eSpeed
8 2 (1.36%) Perforce
8 2 (1.36%) Splunk
8 2 (1.36%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.68%) Azul
9 1 (0.68%) Google
9 1 (0.68%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.68%) Informatica
9 1 (0.68%) MarketAxess
9 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.68%) Vertica
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