Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 691 797 820
Rank change year-on-year +106 +23 -44
Contract jobs citing KDB 206 89 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.085% 0.065%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.91% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 60 58
UK median daily rate £675 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £478 £486 £524
90th Percentile £863 £725 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £375
% change year-on-year -2.38% +40.00% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22744 23743 26649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 22.61% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15534 15721 17557
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +1.04%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 374 415
UK median hourly rate £31.41 £28.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% -0.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.08 £10.08 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.19 £52.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.08% +29.13%

KDB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KDB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for KDB in the UK

KDB
Top 5 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
London +85 164 £725 +11.54% 9
England +82 164 £725 +11.54% 9
UK excluding London +55 42 £513 -2.38%
Northern Ireland -16 40 £500 -4.76%
Scotland +1 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 114 (55.34%) Linux
2 110 (53.40%) Java
3 103 (50.00%) Finance
4 92 (44.66%) Banking
5 91 (44.17%) Electronic Trading
6 81 (39.32%) Front Office
7 67 (32.52%) FIX Protocol
8 58 (28.16%) Low Latency
9 57 (27.67%) Unix
10 53 (25.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 51 (24.76%) TIBCO
12 46 (22.33%) Equities
13 43 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (20.39%) Kdb+
15 39 (18.93%) ION Trading
16 38 (18.45%) ION MarketView
17 37 (17.96%) TIBCO EMS
17 37 (17.96%) Sybase
18 36 (17.48%) SQL
19 35 (16.99%) Analytics
20 34 (16.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 34 (16.50%) Multithreading
21 33 (16.02%) Degree
22 32 (15.53%) Integration Testing
22 32 (15.53%) C++
22 32 (15.53%) OO
22 32 (15.53%) Market Making
23 29 (14.08%) Python
24 25 (12.14%) Investment Banking
25 23 (11.17%) 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 2 (0.97%) Confluence
1 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
1 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 38 (18.45%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.39%) Kdb+
2 16 (7.77%) Tick Data
3 10 (4.85%) DB2
3 10 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.97%) HBase
6 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.97%) MySQL
6 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Maven
2 9 (4.37%) Subversion
3 7 (3.40%) Robot Framework
4 6 (2.91%) JUnit
5 5 (2.43%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.94%) JIRA
6 4 (1.94%) Mockito
7 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.97%) Ant
8 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.49%) GitLab
9 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.49%) jMock
General
1 103 (50.00%) Finance
2 92 (44.66%) Banking
3 81 (39.32%) Front Office
4 25 (12.14%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 193 (93.69%) Developer
2 108 (52.43%) KDB Developer
3 71 (34.47%) Java Developer
4 58 (28.16%) Senior Developer
5 39 (18.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 36 (17.48%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (16.02%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 24 (11.65%) Front Office Developer
9 11 (5.34%) Real Time Developer
10 9 (4.37%) C++ Developer
11 7 (3.40%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
11 7 (3.40%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
13 5 (2.43%) Linux Developer
13 5 (2.43%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 5 (2.43%) Senior Systems Developer
14 4 (1.94%) Excel Developer
14 4 (1.94%) Excel VBA Developer
14 4 (1.94%) Quantitative Developer
14 4 (1.94%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (32.52%) FIX Protocol
2 37 (17.96%) TIBCO EMS
3 17 (8.25%) Rendezvous
4 15 (7.28%) Middleware
5 14 (6.80%) JMS
6 12 (5.83%) HTML
6 12 (5.83%) HTML5
7 10 (4.85%) Spring
8 6 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.43%) J2EE
9 5 (2.43%) Web Services
10 4 (1.94%) .NET
10 4 (1.94%) RESTful
11 3 (1.46%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.46%) Highcharts JS
11 3 (1.46%) Ultra Messaging
12 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.97%) Kafka
12 2 (0.97%) Servlets
12 2 (0.97%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (22.33%) Equities
3 43 (20.87%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (10.68%) Derivative
5 15 (7.28%) Algorithms
5 15 (7.28%) Data Structures
5 15 (7.28%) Fixed Income
6 13 (6.31%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.88%) VWAP
8 4 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.94%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.94%) TWAP
9 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.97%) Fintech
11 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 114 (55.34%) Linux
2 57 (27.67%) Unix
3 34 (16.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (44.17%) Electronic Trading
2 58 (28.16%) Low Latency
3 35 (16.99%) Analytics
4 34 (16.50%) Multithreading
5 32 (15.53%) Integration Testing
5 32 (15.53%) Market Making
5 32 (15.53%) OO
6 23 (11.17%) Algorithmic Trading
7 22 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (7.77%) Physics
8 16 (7.77%) SDLC
9 15 (7.28%) Risk Management
10 13 (6.31%) OOD
10 13 (6.31%) Test Automation
11 10 (4.85%) Scrum
11 10 (4.85%) Web Development
12 8 (3.88%) Mathematics
12 8 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (3.40%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.40%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 110 (53.40%) Java
2 36 (17.48%) SQL
3 32 (15.53%) C++
4 29 (14.08%) Python
5 16 (7.77%) Perl
6 9 (4.37%) C#
7 8 (3.88%) C
8 5 (2.43%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.43%) VBA
9 4 (1.94%) Groovy
9 4 (1.94%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.97%) Ruby
10 2 (0.97%) Scala
10 2 (0.97%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.49%) Clojure
11 1 (0.49%) Korn
11 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (16.02%) Degree
2 10 (4.85%) PhD
3 4 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) MiFID
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.43%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 51 (24.76%) TIBCO
2 39 (18.93%) ION Trading
3 37 (17.96%) Sybase
4 15 (7.28%) Oracle
5 5 (2.43%) IBM
6 4 (1.94%) Solace
7 3 (1.46%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.97%) FXall
8 2 (0.97%) Reuters
8 2 (0.97%) Sencha
9 1 (0.49%) eSpeed
9 1 (0.49%) Tradeweb
9 1 (0.49%) Twitter