The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Ab Initio products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ab Initio over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ab Initio
Rank 536 530 487
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -43
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 73 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 46
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £72.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24495 23893 23171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.64% 45.15% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14373 13388 12318
Average daily rate £390 £379 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% -2.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 1033 1237
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £10.82 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Ab Initio
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Ab Initio Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ab Initio
Daily Rate Trend

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

Ab Initio Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ab Initio
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ab Initio within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Ab Initio Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ab Initio
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ab Initio within the UK.

Ab Initio Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ab Initio
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ab Initio within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 67 £450 +3.15% 22
South East +33 47 £450 +12.50% 4
Berkshire +39 38 £450 +12.50% 3
Reading - 27 £450 - 2
London -9 18 £450 -5.26% 9
Hampshire - 7 £463 - 1
Hook - 3 £400 -
Slough +5 2 £476 +18.87%
City of London -9 2 £500 -18.36% 2
Birmingham +3 1 £413 - 3
Glasgow +2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -2 1 £413 -2.94% 3
Scotland -2 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 100 (58.48%) ETL
2 61 (35.67%) Oracle
3 57 (33.33%) Finance
4 54 (31.58%) UNIX
5 49 (28.65%) Informatica
6 45 (26.32%) SQL
7 44 (25.73%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (24.56%) Shell Script
9 40 (23.39%) DB2
10 36 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (19.88%) SQL Server
13 33 (19.30%) IBM
13 33 (19.30%) Netezza
14 30 (17.54%) Data Modelling
15 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (16.37%) Big Data
16 28 (16.37%) Data Integration
17 22 (12.87%) Migration
17 22 (12.87%) Data Management
18 21 (12.28%) Hadoop
18 21 (12.28%) Oracle Database
19 20 (11.70%) Mentoring
20 18 (10.53%) SAS
21 17 (9.94%) Java
21 17 (9.94%) Web Services
21 17 (9.94%) Telecoms
21 17 (9.94%) DataStage
21 17 (9.94%) Banking
21 17 (9.94%) Low Latency

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (10.53%) SAS
2 9 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.51%) Confluence
4 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.75%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.17%) Xceptor
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.34%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) BusinessWare
2 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.17%) Unica
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.17%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.58%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) ATM
1 2 (1.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.73%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (23.39%) DB2
3 34 (19.88%) SQL Server
4 28 (16.37%) Big Data
5 21 (12.28%) Oracle Database
5 21 (12.28%) Hadoop
6 17 (9.94%) DataStage
7 15 (8.77%) QlikView
8 14 (8.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
11 7 (4.09%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.51%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (2.34%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (2.34%) Pentaho
13 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.75%) Apache Hive
14 3 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) JIRA
2 7 (4.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.51%) Subversion
4 3 (1.75%) ERwin
5 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.58%) Selenium
General
1 57 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (9.94%) Banking
2 17 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.36%) Retail
4 5 (2.92%) Marketing
5 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.17%) Electronics
6 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (43.86%) Developer
2 62 (36.26%) Ab Initio Developer
3 26 (15.20%) Architect
4 25 (14.62%) Analyst
5 16 (9.36%) Senior Developer
6 15 (8.77%) Consultant
6 15 (8.77%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
7 12 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.85%) Ab Initio Consultant
9 8 (4.68%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.09%) Data Architect
10 7 (4.09%) Development Team Leader
10 7 (4.09%) ETL Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.51%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Enterprise Architect
12 5 (2.92%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.94%) Web Services
2 16 (9.36%) XML
3 8 (4.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (4.68%) Middleware
3 8 (4.68%) JSON
4 5 (2.92%) .NET
5 4 (2.34%) JMS
5 4 (2.34%) SAML
6 2 (1.17%) SOAP
6 2 (1.17%) XSD
6 2 (1.17%) REST
7 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.58%) Kafka
7 1 (0.58%) Cascading
7 1 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (16.37%) Data Integration
3 16 (9.36%) DataPower
4 15 (8.77%) Mainframe
4 15 (8.77%) Reference Data
5 13 (7.60%) Data Extraction
6 9 (5.26%) Oracle Exalytics
7 8 (4.68%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.34%) Replication
8 4 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.17%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.17%) DTV
10 1 (0.58%) VSAM
10 1 (0.58%) AS400
10 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.58%) FMCG
10 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.58%) UNIX
2 15 (8.77%) AIX
3 9 (5.26%) Linux
4 5 (2.92%) Windows
5 3 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.58%) OS/390
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (58.48%) ETL
2 36 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (17.54%) Data Modelling
5 22 (12.87%) Migration
5 22 (12.87%) Data Management
6 20 (11.70%) Mentoring
7 17 (9.94%) Low Latency
8 16 (9.36%) Analytics
8 16 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.19%) Data Governance
10 13 (7.60%) Project Management
11 12 (7.02%) Resource Management
12 11 (6.43%) Data Migration
12 11 (6.43%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.43%) Data Analysis
12 11 (6.43%) SDLC
13 10 (5.85%) Automated Testing
14 9 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
15 8 (4.68%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.32%) SQL
2 42 (24.56%) Shell Script
3 17 (9.94%) Java
4 9 (5.26%) Python
4 9 (5.26%) R
5 4 (2.34%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.34%) COBOL
6 3 (1.75%) Korn
6 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.17%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.17%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (1.17%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.58%) Scala
8 1 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) Rust
Qualifications
1 9 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (1.17%) PMP
2 2 (1.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.94%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.09%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.34%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.17%) Control-M
3 2 (1.17%) Oozie
3 2 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.58%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 61 (35.67%) Oracle
2 49 (28.65%) Informatica
3 33 (19.30%) Netezza
3 33 (19.30%) IBM
4 15 (8.77%) Business Objects
5 11 (6.43%) Teradata
6 10 (5.85%) webMethods
7 7 (4.09%) Talend
8 6 (3.51%) Vitria
8 6 (3.51%) SAP
8 6 (3.51%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.92%) Cognos
9 5 (2.92%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.34%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.34%) Hortonworks
10 4 (2.34%) Tableau
10 4 (2.34%) ATG
11 3 (1.75%) DataFlux
11 3 (1.75%) Sybase
12 2 (1.17%) Splunk
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