The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 587 587
Rank change year-on-year +95 0  
Contract jobs citing KDB 95 65 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.92% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 43 41
Median daily rate £638 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £700 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £381
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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10379 11588 13176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.43% 21.84% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6780 7853 8607
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 193 183
Median hourly rate £31.50 £31.27 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +12.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing KDB.

Contractor daily rate trend for KDB in the UK

KDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing KDB over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing KDB within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +60 78 £650 - 17
London +27 78 £650 - 17
City of London +12 25 £625 -10.71%
Belfast - 11 £500 - 1
County Antrim - 11 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 11 £500 - 1
Scotland - 6 - - 10
Glasgow - 6 - - 9
Canary Wharf +5 4 £700 +16.66%

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for KDB.

1 105 (50.48%) Finance
2 101 (48.56%) Java
2 101 (48.56%) Linux
3 97 (46.63%) Kdb+
4 79 (37.98%) Unix
4 79 (37.98%) Electronic Trading
5 76 (36.54%) Analytics
6 75 (36.06%) Banking
7 73 (35.10%) Front Office
8 64 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
9 62 (29.81%) SQL
10 57 (27.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 47 (22.60%) Multithreading
12 43 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (20.19%) Low Latency
14 41 (19.71%) C++
15 40 (19.23%) Perl
16 39 (18.75%) OO
16 39 (18.75%) Equities
17 38 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (17.31%) Investment Banking
19 34 (16.35%) Python
20 29 (13.94%) C#
21 27 (12.98%) Oracle
21 27 (12.98%) Algorithmic Trading
22 26 (12.50%) Tick Data
23 25 (12.02%) Derivative
24 24 (11.54%) JMS
25 22 (10.58%) Market Making
26 21 (10.10%) TIBCO

KDB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.92%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.44%) Apache
2 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.44%) Confluence
2 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.48%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.88%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.92%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.96%) RMDS
4 1 (0.48%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.88%) GitHub
2 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.92%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (46.63%) Kdb+
2 26 (12.50%) Tick Data
3 18 (8.65%) DB2
4 13 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.40%) Big Data
7 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.96%) HBase
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (7.21%) Maven
2 14 (6.73%) Subversion
3 9 (4.33%) JUnit
4 6 (2.88%) JIRA
4 6 (2.88%) Robot Framework
5 5 (2.40%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.96%) Ant
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.48%) GDB
7 1 (0.48%) GitLab
7 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.48%) Mockito
7 1 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 105 (50.48%) Finance
2 75 (36.06%) Banking
3 73 (35.10%) Front Office
4 36 (17.31%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (86.06%) Developer
2 109 (52.40%) KDB Developer
3 67 (32.21%) Java Developer
4 29 (13.94%) Senior Developer
5 27 (12.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 19 (9.13%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 19 (9.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 17 (8.17%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (4.81%) C++ Developer
8 10 (4.81%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 10 (4.81%) SQL Developer
9 8 (3.85%) Architect
10 6 (2.88%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (1.92%) Analyst
11 4 (1.92%) Linux Developer
11 4 (1.92%) Test Engineer
12 3 (1.44%) E-Commerce Engineer
12 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 3 (1.44%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 3 (1.44%) MIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
2 24 (11.54%) JMS
3 19 (9.13%) Spring
4 14 (6.73%) XML
5 13 (6.25%) Middleware
6 12 (5.77%) Rendezvous
7 10 (4.81%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.81%) HTML
7 10 (4.81%) HTML5
7 10 (4.81%) Kafka
8 9 (4.33%) TIBCO EMS
9 8 (3.85%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.37%) Ultra Messaging
11 6 (2.88%) D3.js
11 6 (2.88%) J2EE
11 6 (2.88%) JNI
11 6 (2.88%) XSLT
12 5 (2.40%) Flash
12 5 (2.40%) REST
12 5 (2.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 43 (20.67%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (18.75%) Equities
4 25 (12.02%) Derivative
5 21 (10.10%) Fixed Income
6 19 (9.13%) Algorithms
6 19 (9.13%) Fintech
7 15 (7.21%) TWAP
7 15 (7.21%) VWAP
8 12 (5.77%) Computer Science
9 9 (4.33%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (2.88%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.92%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
14 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.48%) OTC Derivatives
14 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (48.56%) Linux
2 79 (37.98%) Unix
3 19 (9.13%) Solaris
3 19 (9.13%) Windows
4 5 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.98%) Electronic Trading
2 76 (36.54%) Analytics
3 47 (22.60%) Multithreading
4 42 (20.19%) Low Latency
5 39 (18.75%) OO
6 38 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (12.98%) Algorithmic Trading
8 22 (10.58%) Market Making
9 19 (9.13%) Data Management
9 19 (9.13%) Risk Management
10 16 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 16 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 16 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 15 (7.21%) Arbitrage Trading
11 15 (7.21%) Index Arbitrage
11 15 (7.21%) Mathematics
11 15 (7.21%) OOD
11 15 (7.21%) Performance Metrics
12 13 (6.25%) Scrum
12 13 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 101 (48.56%) Java
2 62 (29.81%) SQL
3 41 (19.71%) C++
4 40 (19.23%) Perl
5 34 (16.35%) Python
6 29 (13.94%) C#
7 16 (7.69%) C
7 16 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.29%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.29%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.37%) MATLAB
9 7 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.92%) Scala
11 3 (1.44%) Korn
12 2 (0.96%) Groovy
12 2 (0.96%) R
13 1 (0.48%) F#
13 1 (0.48%) Ruby
13 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (9.62%) Degree
2 8 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.69%) MiFID
2 5 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 27 (12.98%) Oracle
2 21 (10.10%) TIBCO
3 14 (6.73%) Bloomberg
3 14 (6.73%) Sybase
4 10 (4.81%) Reuters
5 7 (3.37%) ION Trading
6 4 (1.92%) Adobe
6 4 (1.92%) FXall
6 4 (1.92%) Murex
7 3 (1.44%) Twitter
8 2 (0.96%) eSpeed
8 2 (0.96%) Fidessa
8 2 (0.96%) Informatica
8 2 (0.96%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.96%) NYFIX
8 2 (0.96%) Perforce
8 2 (0.96%) Splunk
8 2 (0.96%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.48%) MarketAxess
9 1 (0.48%) Sun
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago