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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ab Initio
Rank 511 469 468
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -1
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 86 104 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 49
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £405
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.46%
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
24472 23857 21193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.33% 45.49% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13917 13077 11304
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1059 1167
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.46
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.20%

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 26 March 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 30 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 26 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -44 72 £419 -1.47% 26
London -4 38 £438 +2.94% 10
West Midlands 0 12 £325 -18.75% 2
Sheffield +7 8 £525 -
South Yorkshire +5 8 £525 -
Yorkshire -3 8 £525 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £400 -
County Antrim - 7 £400 -
Belfast - 7 £400 -
City of London +8 6 £388 -8.82%
Scotland -7 6 £500 +8.10%
North West -31 4 £413 +64.17% 4
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
Northampton - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 - - 1
Chester +13 3 £413 +17.85% 1
Cheshire +1 3 £413 +17.85% 1
South East -42 2 - - 6
South West - 2 £550 - 1
Slough -1 1 - -
Berkshire -37 1 - - 5
Surrey - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 80 (51.95%) ETL
2 57 (37.01%) Oracle
3 47 (30.52%) Finance
4 46 (29.87%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (28.57%) SQL
6 43 (27.92%) UNIX
7 39 (25.32%) Informatica
8 36 (23.38%) SQL Server
9 24 (15.58%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (15.58%) Netezza
10 23 (14.94%) Data Integration
11 22 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 21 (13.64%) Shell Script
13 20 (12.99%) DB2
13 20 (12.99%) Retail
14 19 (12.34%) Banking
15 18 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (11.69%) IBM
16 17 (11.04%) Data Modelling
16 17 (11.04%) XML
17 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (9.74%) Big Data
18 15 (9.74%) SAS
18 15 (9.74%) Mainframe
18 15 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (9.09%) Hadoop
19 14 (9.09%) Teradata
20 13 (8.44%) Project Management
20 13 (8.44%) Data Management

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (9.74%) SAS
2 4 (2.60%) Confluence
2 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.30%) SPSS
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.95%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.95%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) FTP
2 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.58%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (12.99%) DB2
4 15 (9.74%) Big Data
4 15 (9.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (9.09%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.84%) QlikView
6 9 (5.84%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.19%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.19%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.90%) Base SAS
8 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.90%) DataStage
9 5 (3.25%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (3.25%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (2.60%) Spotfire
11 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.95%) OLAP
11 3 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (3.25%) JIRA
2 5 (3.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.60%) Subversion
3 4 (2.60%) Toad
4 3 (1.95%) ERwin
5 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 47 (30.52%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Retail
3 19 (12.34%) Banking
4 10 (6.49%) Marketing
5 9 (5.84%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.90%) Games
7 4 (2.60%) Advertising
8 3 (1.95%) Legal
9 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (46.10%) Developer
2 54 (35.06%) Ab Initio Developer
3 21 (13.64%) Architect
4 19 (12.34%) Analyst
5 14 (9.09%) Consultant
6 12 (7.79%) ETL Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.49%) Ab Initio Consultant
7 10 (6.49%) Business Analyst
8 8 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 8 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Designer
10 4 (2.60%) ETL Designer
10 4 (2.60%) Data Manager
10 4 (2.60%) Data Architect
11 3 (1.95%) Project Manager
11 3 (1.95%) Development Manager
11 3 (1.95%) Support Analyst
11 3 (1.95%) Applications Support
11 3 (1.95%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.04%) XML
2 7 (4.55%) Middleware
3 5 (3.25%) Web Services
3 5 (3.25%) JMS
4 4 (2.60%) .NET
4 4 (2.60%) SAML
5 2 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.65%) MDX
6 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.94%) Data Integration
2 16 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.74%) Mainframe
4 11 (7.14%) Data Extraction
5 7 (4.55%) Reference Data
6 6 (3.90%) Online Games
6 6 (3.90%) Visualisation
7 5 (3.25%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.60%) DataPower
9 3 (1.95%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.95%) Derivative
10 2 (1.30%) Social Media
10 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.30%) DTV
11 1 (0.65%) Replication
11 1 (0.65%) FMCG
11 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.65%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.92%) UNIX
2 10 (6.49%) Linux
3 4 (2.60%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (51.95%) ETL
2 46 (29.87%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 18 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (11.04%) Data Modelling
7 13 (8.44%) Project Management
7 13 (8.44%) Data Management
7 13 (8.44%) Analytics
8 12 (7.79%) Scrum
9 11 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 9 (5.84%) ITIL
10 9 (5.84%) Data Architecture
10 9 (5.84%) Dimensional Modelling
11 7 (4.55%) Resource Management
12 6 (3.90%) Data Virtualisation
12 6 (3.90%) Line Management
12 6 (3.90%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.90%) Data Analysis
12 6 (3.90%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.57%) SQL
2 21 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 9 (5.84%) Java
4 5 (3.25%) Perl
4 5 (3.25%) Korn
4 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.95%) ActionScript
5 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.95%) COBOL
5 3 (1.95%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (1.30%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) AWK
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 1 (0.65%) Rust
7 1 (0.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) Degree
2 3 (1.95%) PMP
2 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.30%) Control-M
3 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 57 (37.01%) Oracle
2 39 (25.32%) Informatica
3 24 (15.58%) Netezza
4 18 (11.69%) IBM
5 14 (9.09%) Teradata
6 9 (5.84%) Business Objects
6 9 (5.84%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.84%) CheckPoint
6 9 (5.84%) Tableau
7 7 (4.55%) SAP
7 7 (4.55%) Talend
8 6 (3.90%) webMethods
9 5 (3.25%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (3.25%) DataFlux
10 4 (2.60%) Splunk
11 3 (1.95%) ATG
11 3 (1.95%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.30%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.30%) Cognos
12 2 (1.30%) Embarcadero
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