The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Ab Initio products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ab Initio over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Ab Initio Software Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ab Initio
Rank 76 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% 0.13% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.25% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £455 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £72.50 -
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
537 399 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.68% 51.09% 57.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 155 211
Average daily rate £365 £340 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 28
Average hourly rate £14.67 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +93.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Ab Initio
Berkshire

Ab Initio
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ab Initio across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Ab Initio Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Ab Initio
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ab Initio across the Reading region.

Ab Initio Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Ab Initio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ab Initio.

1 13 (92.86%) DB2
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) UNIX
4 8 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (50.00%) IBM
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
7 5 (35.71%) AIX
7 5 (35.71%) Solaris
7 5 (35.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
7 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
7 5 (35.71%) DataPower
8 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 4 (28.57%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
8 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 4 (28.57%) ETL
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) Legal
9 3 (21.43%) Migration
9 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
9 3 (21.43%) Data Management
9 3 (21.43%) Degree
9 3 (21.43%) Low Latency
9 3 (21.43%) Master Data Management
10 2 (14.29%) Relational Database

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Ab Initio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ab Initio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) DB2
2 8 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
4 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 2 (14.29%) OLAP
5 1 (7.14%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ERwin
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Ab Initio Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modeller
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) DataPower
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) AIX
2 5 (35.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Low Latency
4 3 (21.43%) Master Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle