The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 currently tracked.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ab Initio
Rank 528 493 497
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +4
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 76 72 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 61
Average daily rate
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£419 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £375 £392
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24993 24117 27009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.72% 47.19% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13879 13072 13683
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1205 1398
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 2014.

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 23 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 2014. 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 -1 66 £425 -2.29% 19
London +35 45 £424 -10.78% 12
City of London +19 14 £453 -3.72% 2
Berkshire -14 4 £400 -1.23% 2
South East -47 4 £400 +6.66% 6
Edinburgh -22 3 £395 -24.76%
Scotland -25 3 £395 -7.05%
West Midlands - 3 £425 -
Midlands +5 2 - -
Slough -1 2 £400 +6.66%
Birmingham - 2 - -
Reading -4 1 - -
North West -14 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Staines - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Osterley - - - -
East of England - - - -

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 90 (56.60%) ETL
2 63 (39.62%) Oracle
3 57 (35.85%) SQL
3 57 (35.85%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (34.59%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (33.96%) UNIX
6 50 (31.45%) Data Modelling
7 46 (28.93%) Informatica
8 40 (25.16%) Finance
9 37 (23.27%) Teradata
10 34 (21.38%) Data Management
11 31 (19.50%) Data Integration
11 31 (19.50%) DB2
12 30 (18.87%) Data Quality
13 29 (18.24%) Analytics
13 29 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (18.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (17.61%) Mainframe
15 27 (16.98%) SQL Server
16 26 (16.35%) Shell Script
17 24 (15.09%) SAS
18 23 (14.47%) IBM
19 22 (13.84%) Banking
19 22 (13.84%) Tableau
20 20 (12.58%) Oracle Database
21 19 (11.95%) Retail
22 18 (11.32%) Data Architecture
22 18 (11.32%) Linux
22 18 (11.32%) XML
22 18 (11.32%) Data Analytics

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 24 (15.09%) SAS
2 12 (7.55%) Confluence
3 9 (5.66%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.63%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.52%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.89%) MS Office
3 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.52%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.26%) BusinessWare
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.63%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) LDAP
2 2 (1.26%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (35.85%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (19.50%) DB2
3 29 (18.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (16.98%) SQL Server
5 20 (12.58%) Oracle Database
6 17 (10.69%) QlikView
7 15 (9.43%) DataStage
8 14 (8.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (6.92%) Big Data
10 10 (6.29%) Hadoop
11 9 (5.66%) Oracle OWB
11 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
12 8 (5.03%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (4.40%) Oracle ODI
13 7 (4.40%) Spotfire
14 6 (3.77%) SAP Data Services
14 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (3.14%) Data Mining
15 5 (3.14%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (3.77%) Subversion
2 6 (3.77%) JIRA
3 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.63%) ERwin
4 1 (0.63%) NUnit
4 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.63%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.63%) Hudson
General
1 40 (25.16%) Finance
2 22 (13.84%) Banking
3 19 (11.95%) Retail
4 11 (6.92%) Marketing
5 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
6 9 (5.66%) Games
7 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.89%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.26%) Legal
8 2 (1.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (31.45%) Developer
2 39 (24.53%) Analyst
3 32 (20.13%) Ab Initio Developer
4 25 (15.72%) Architect
5 20 (12.58%) Consultant
6 16 (10.06%) Data Analyst
7 13 (8.18%) Data Architect
8 11 (6.92%) Administrator
9 9 (5.66%) ETL Developer
10 8 (5.03%) Designer
10 8 (5.03%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (4.40%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.77%) Senior Developer
12 6 (3.77%) Ab Initio Consultant
13 5 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
13 5 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 5 (3.14%) SAS Administrator
14 4 (2.52%) ETL Consultant
14 4 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 4 (2.52%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.32%) XML
2 9 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (4.40%) CSS
4 6 (3.77%) .NET
4 6 (3.77%) Web Services
5 3 (1.89%) J2EE
6 2 (1.26%) Middleware
6 2 (1.26%) Ajax
6 2 (1.26%) jQuery
7 1 (0.63%) iXBRL
7 1 (0.63%) Autofac
7 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.63%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.63%) SignalR
7 1 (0.63%) Durandal
7 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.63%) iBATIS
7 1 (0.63%) HTML
7 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.50%) Data Integration
2 28 (17.61%) Mainframe
3 9 (5.66%) Online Games
4 8 (5.03%) Visualisation
5 6 (3.77%) EPoS
5 6 (3.77%) DataPower
5 6 (3.77%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.26%) Open Source
8 2 (1.26%) Replication
9 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.96%) UNIX
2 18 (11.32%) Linux
3 6 (3.77%) AIX
3 6 (3.77%) Solaris
4 4 (2.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (56.60%) ETL
2 55 (34.59%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (31.45%) Data Modelling
4 34 (21.38%) Data Management
5 29 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (18.24%) Analytics
6 18 (11.32%) Data Architecture
6 18 (11.32%) Data Analytics
7 15 (9.43%) Data Governance
7 15 (9.43%) Data Analysis
8 14 (8.81%) Dimensional Modelling
9 13 (8.18%) Scrum
10 12 (7.55%) Master Data Management
11 11 (6.92%) Data Migration
11 11 (6.92%) Migration
12 9 (5.66%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.40%) TDD
14 7 (4.40%) E-Commerce
14 7 (4.40%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 57 (35.85%) SQL
2 26 (16.35%) Shell Script
3 15 (9.43%) PL/SQL
4 14 (8.81%) Java
5 10 (6.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.52%) C++
6 4 (2.52%) R
7 2 (1.26%) C
7 2 (1.26%) Perl
7 2 (1.26%) Python
7 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.63%) Korn
8 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.63%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) ABAP
8 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.43%) Degree
2 9 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.87%) Data Quality
2 11 (6.92%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) Control-M
2 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 63 (39.62%) Oracle
2 46 (28.93%) Informatica
3 37 (23.27%) Teradata
4 23 (14.47%) IBM
5 22 (13.84%) Tableau
6 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
7 13 (8.18%) Trillium
8 12 (7.55%) Business Objects
9 11 (6.92%) Netezza
10 8 (5.03%) SAP
10 8 (5.03%) MicroStrategy
11 7 (4.40%) webMethods
11 7 (4.40%) Talend
12 6 (3.77%) Sybase
12 6 (3.77%) BMC
12 6 (3.77%) Cognos
13 5 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (3.14%) Facebook
13 5 (3.14%) Twitter
13 5 (3.14%) Datanomic
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