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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ab Initio
Rank 525 518 511
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 86 75 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 44 47
Average daily rate
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£475 £419 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £419 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.43% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
25012 24551 23700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.84% 44.87% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14745 13571 12809
Average daily rate £400 £376 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.33%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1077 1191
Average hourly rate £18.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 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 19 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 28 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 -8 82 £475 +11.76% 20
South East +38 58 £475 +18.75% 2
Berkshire +49 50 £475 +18.75% 1
Reading +32 35 £475 - 1
London -19 22 £450 +6.19% 11
Hampshire - 6 £513 -
Newbury - 3 £375 -
Slough +2 2 £476 +18.87%
West Midlands -3 2 £414 -2.64% 1
City of London -20 2 £500 +9.89% 4
Hook - 2 £375 -
Birmingham 0 1 £413 - 1
Scotland -4 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Coventry - 1 £415 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £550 -

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 107 (58.47%) ETL
2 66 (36.07%) Finance
3 64 (34.97%) Oracle
4 59 (32.24%) UNIX
5 51 (27.87%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (25.68%) Informatica
6 47 (25.68%) Shell Script
7 44 (24.04%) DB2
8 41 (22.40%) IBM
9 39 (21.31%) SQL
9 39 (21.31%) Big Data
10 37 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (19.13%) Data Modelling
11 35 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (17.49%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (16.94%) Data Integration
14 27 (14.75%) Netezza
14 27 (14.75%) SQL Server
15 26 (14.21%) Migration
16 25 (13.66%) Web Services
16 25 (13.66%) Low Latency
17 23 (12.57%) Hadoop
18 22 (12.02%) DataPower
18 22 (12.02%) Oracle Database
19 21 (11.48%) Java
19 21 (11.48%) SAS
20 19 (10.38%) Data Quality
21 18 (9.84%) Analytics
21 18 (9.84%) Data Management
22 17 (9.29%) Retail

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 21 (11.48%) SAS
2 15 (8.20%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.28%) Confluence
4 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.64%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.09%) Xceptor
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
7 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
1 4 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) BusinessWare
2 2 (1.09%) Unica
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) ATM
1 2 (1.09%) FTP
2 1 (0.55%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) SSL
2 1 (0.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (27.87%) Data Warehouse
2 44 (24.04%) DB2
3 39 (21.31%) Big Data
4 27 (14.75%) SQL Server
5 23 (12.57%) Hadoop
6 22 (12.02%) Oracle Database
7 17 (9.29%) QlikView
7 17 (9.29%) DataStage
7 17 (9.29%) BusinessObjects
8 13 (7.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (6.01%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (4.37%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.83%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.28%) Oracle OWB
12 6 (3.28%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (2.73%) Star Schema
14 4 (2.19%) Data Mining
14 4 (2.19%) Pentaho
14 4 (2.19%) IBM InfoSphere
15 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) JIRA
2 8 (4.37%) Subversion
3 5 (2.73%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.09%) ERwin
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 66 (36.07%) Finance
2 17 (9.29%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.29%) Retail
3 16 (8.74%) Banking
4 4 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.19%) Marketing
5 3 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (43.17%) Developer
2 67 (36.61%) Ab Initio Developer
3 27 (14.75%) Analyst
3 27 (14.75%) Architect
4 18 (9.84%) Senior Developer
4 18 (9.84%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 14 (7.65%) Team Leader
6 12 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.56%) Development Team Leader
7 11 (6.01%) Consultant
8 10 (5.46%) ETL Developer
9 9 (4.92%) Ab Initio Consultant
9 9 (4.92%) Designer
9 9 (4.92%) Data Analyst
10 8 (4.37%) Data Architect
10 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.28%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.73%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.66%) Web Services
2 16 (8.74%) XML
3 11 (6.01%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (5.46%) Middleware
5 8 (4.37%) JSON
6 5 (2.73%) .NET
7 4 (2.19%) JMS
7 4 (2.19%) SAML
8 2 (1.09%) SOAP
8 2 (1.09%) XSD
8 2 (1.09%) REST
9 1 (0.55%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.55%) Kafka
9 1 (0.55%) Cascading
9 1 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.49%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (16.94%) Data Integration
3 22 (12.02%) DataPower
4 13 (7.10%) Mainframe
4 13 (7.10%) Reference Data
5 11 (6.01%) Oracle Exalytics
6 8 (4.37%) Data Extraction
6 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.19%) Replication
7 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.64%) VSAM
8 3 (1.64%) AS400
9 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.55%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.55%) FMCG
10 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.24%) UNIX
2 16 (8.74%) AIX
3 9 (4.92%) Linux
4 6 (3.28%) Windows
5 5 (2.73%) Solaris
6 3 (1.64%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.64%) OS/390
6 3 (1.64%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (58.47%) ETL
2 37 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (19.13%) Data Modelling
3 35 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.21%) Migration
5 25 (13.66%) Low Latency
6 18 (9.84%) Analytics
6 18 (9.84%) Data Management
7 17 (9.29%) Mentoring
8 16 (8.74%) Data Governance
8 16 (8.74%) Data Analysis
9 15 (8.20%) Data Migration
9 15 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (7.10%) Project Management
11 12 (6.56%) Resource Management
12 11 (6.01%) Statistical Modelling
13 10 (5.46%) SDLC
13 10 (5.46%) Automated Testing
13 10 (5.46%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (4.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.68%) Shell Script
2 39 (21.31%) SQL
3 21 (11.48%) Java
4 11 (6.01%) R
5 9 (4.92%) Python
6 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.64%) COBOL
8 3 (1.64%) Korn
9 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.09%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.09%) C
10 1 (0.55%) C++
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (4.92%) Degree
2 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.09%) PMP
4 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.38%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.73%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.55%) HDFS
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.19%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.64%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.09%) Control-M
4 2 (1.09%) Oozie
4 2 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 64 (34.97%) Oracle
2 47 (25.68%) Informatica
3 41 (22.40%) IBM
4 27 (14.75%) Netezza
5 16 (8.74%) Teradata
6 10 (5.46%) webMethods
7 6 (3.28%) Vitria
8 5 (2.73%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.73%) SAP
8 5 (2.73%) Cognos
8 5 (2.73%) Talend
8 5 (2.73%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.19%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.19%) ATG
10 3 (1.64%) Tableau
10 3 (1.64%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.09%) DataFlux
11 2 (1.09%) Splunk
11 2 (1.09%) MapR
11 2 (1.09%) MicroStrategy
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