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 30 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.

Kx Systems KDB
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 488 596 574
Rank change year-on-year +108 -22  
Contract jobs citing KDB 112 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.081% 0.095%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.08% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 38 35
Median daily rate £615 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 - £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 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 10344 11994 11996
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.72% 22.16% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7008 8058 7695
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 183 158
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

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 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 10 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 30 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
England +76 72 £650 - 9
London +63 72 £650 - 9
Northern Ireland - 31 £600 - 4
Belfast - 29 £525 - 3
County Antrim - 29 £525 - 4
City of London +24 22 £600 -14.28% 1
Scotland - 8 £420 - 2
Glasgow - 8 £420 - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £750 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for KDB.

1 105 (52.50%) Finance
2 97 (48.50%) Java
3 96 (48.00%) Linux
4 95 (47.50%) Kdb+
5 83 (41.50%) Analytics
6 77 (38.50%) Unix
7 71 (35.50%) Banking
8 68 (34.00%) Front Office
9 60 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 56 (28.00%) SQL
10 56 (28.00%) Electronic Trading
11 55 (27.50%) FIX Protocol
12 53 (26.50%) Perl
13 49 (24.50%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (23.00%) Investment Banking
14 46 (23.00%) C++
15 44 (22.00%) Multithreading
16 39 (19.50%) Low Latency
16 39 (19.50%) OO
17 33 (16.50%) Python
18 32 (16.00%) Solaris
18 32 (16.00%) Tick Data
19 31 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (14.50%) C#
21 28 (14.00%) Oracle
22 27 (13.50%) Equities
23 26 (13.00%) Fixed Income
23 26 (13.00%) Algorithms
24 25 (12.50%) Derivative
25 23 (11.50%) Algorithmic Trading

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 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.50%) Apache
2 3 (1.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.00%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) MTS
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (0.50%) BondVision
2 1 (0.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.00%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (47.50%) Kdb+
2 32 (16.00%) Tick Data
3 15 (7.50%) Big Data
4 14 (7.00%) DB2
5 11 (5.50%) Oracle Database
5 11 (5.50%) SQL Server
6 10 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.50%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (4.00%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.50%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.50%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (1.00%) HBase
12 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.50%) Hypertable
13 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.50%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 11 (5.50%) Maven
1 11 (5.50%) Subversion
2 7 (3.50%) JUnit
3 5 (2.50%) JIRA
4 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.50%) Ant
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.50%) GDB
5 1 (0.50%) Mockito
5 1 (0.50%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 105 (52.50%) Finance
2 71 (35.50%) Banking
3 68 (34.00%) Front Office
4 46 (23.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (85.00%) Developer
2 108 (54.00%) KDB Developer
3 52 (26.00%) Java Developer
4 19 (9.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 19 (9.50%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.00%) C++ Developer
6 15 (7.50%) Front Office Developer
6 15 (7.50%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 13 (6.50%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 12 (6.00%) Architect
8 12 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (5.00%) Analyst
10 7 (3.50%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.50%) Integration Architect
12 4 (2.00%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
12 4 (2.00%) Analyst Developer
12 4 (2.00%) Linux Developer
13 3 (1.50%) Qualitative Analyst
13 3 (1.50%) Quantitative Analyst
13 3 (1.50%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (27.50%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (9.00%) XML
3 17 (8.50%) JMS
4 16 (8.00%) Spring
5 10 (5.00%) Rendezvous
6 9 (4.50%) Middleware
6 9 (4.50%) XSLT
7 8 (4.00%) HTML
7 8 (4.00%) HTML5
7 8 (4.00%) Kafka
7 8 (4.00%) Ultra Messaging
8 7 (3.50%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.50%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.50%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (3.00%) J2EE
10 5 (2.50%) Flash
10 5 (2.50%) WPF
11 4 (2.00%) Murex Flex
11 4 (2.00%) REST
11 4 (2.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 60 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (24.50%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (13.50%) Equities
4 26 (13.00%) Algorithms
4 26 (13.00%) Fixed Income
5 25 (12.50%) Derivative
6 17 (8.50%) Data Structures
6 17 (8.50%) Fintech
7 16 (8.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (4.50%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (4.50%) TWAP
8 9 (4.50%) VWAP
9 6 (3.00%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 96 (48.00%) Linux
2 77 (38.50%) Unix
3 32 (16.00%) Solaris
4 13 (6.50%) Windows
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (41.50%) Analytics
2 56 (28.00%) Electronic Trading
3 44 (22.00%) Multithreading
4 39 (19.50%) Low Latency
4 39 (19.50%) OO
5 31 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (11.50%) Algorithmic Trading
7 21 (10.50%) TDD
8 19 (9.50%) Market Making
9 18 (9.00%) Data Analytics
9 18 (9.00%) Mathematics
10 17 (8.50%) Data Management
10 17 (8.50%) Risk Management
11 14 (7.00%) E-Commerce
11 14 (7.00%) OOD
11 14 (7.00%) Scrum
12 13 (6.50%) Data Analysis
13 11 (5.50%) Data Modelling
13 11 (5.50%) Workflow
14 10 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 97 (48.50%) Java
2 56 (28.00%) SQL
3 53 (26.50%) Perl
4 46 (23.00%) C++
5 33 (16.50%) Python
6 29 (14.50%) C#
7 14 (7.00%) MATLAB
8 13 (6.50%) C
9 9 (4.50%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.50%) Scala
10 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.00%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.00%) Korn
12 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.50%) R
14 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.00%) F#
14 2 (1.00%) VBA
15 1 (0.50%) Groovy
15 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.50%) Degree
2 3 (1.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) MiFID
1 10 (5.00%) QA
2 5 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) EMIR
3 1 (0.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 28 (14.00%) Oracle
2 16 (8.00%) TIBCO
3 12 (6.00%) Bloomberg
4 10 (5.00%) Sybase
5 9 (4.50%) Reuters
6 5 (2.50%) Informatica
7 4 (2.00%) Adobe
7 4 (2.00%) Murex
8 3 (1.50%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.50%) FXall
8 3 (1.50%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.50%) Splunk
9 2 (1.00%) Greenplum
9 2 (1.00%) NYFIX
9 2 (1.00%) Twitter
10 1 (0.50%) eSpeed
10 1 (0.50%) Google
10 1 (0.50%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.50%) Perforce
10 1 (0.50%) Portware
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKas International
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim, County Antrim
Cloudstream
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £717.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago