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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ab Initio
Rank 521 463 502
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +39
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 74 119 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.50% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 80 36
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £375 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
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
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 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 19 December 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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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 -92 54 £425 -5.55% 18
London -13 34 £394 -17.10% 10
South East -50 15 £450 -4.76% 1
Scotland - 15 £388 - 1
Edinburgh - 15 £388 - 1
Berkshire -20 13 £450 -9.95% 1
City of London +4 8 £375 -16.66% 5
Slough -9 4 £438 +1.74%
County Antrim - 4 £350 -
Belfast - 4 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £350 -
Reading +7 3 £450 -9.09% 1
North West -8 2 £275 - 5
Hampshire -23 2 £375 -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £340 -16.04%
East of England -18 1 £340 -16.04%
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 4
Dorset - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 105 (62.13%) ETL
2 74 (43.79%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (37.28%) SQL
4 62 (36.69%) Oracle
5 58 (34.32%) UNIX
6 50 (29.59%) Informatica
7 48 (28.40%) Finance
7 48 (28.40%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (27.81%) Data Modelling
9 45 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (25.44%) Data Integration
11 39 (23.08%) Banking
12 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
13 32 (18.93%) Data Management
14 31 (18.34%) SAS
15 30 (17.75%) Teradata
16 27 (15.98%) Shell Script
17 24 (14.20%) IBM
18 23 (13.61%) Analytics
19 22 (13.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 21 (12.43%) Data Architecture
20 21 (12.43%) XML
20 21 (12.43%) Oracle Database
20 21 (12.43%) Data Quality
21 18 (10.65%) Dimensional Modelling
21 18 (10.65%) Degree
21 18 (10.65%) Scrum
22 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
23 16 (9.47%) Data Analytics

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (18.34%) SAS
2 10 (5.92%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.78%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.33%) PowerPivot
3 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.59%) SPSS
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.78%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.59%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.59%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.78%) SAN
2 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.59%) FTP
2 1 (0.59%) SSL
2 1 (0.59%) RFID
2 1 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.40%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (19.53%) SQL Server
3 22 (13.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (12.43%) Oracle Database
5 15 (8.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (8.88%) Base SAS
6 14 (8.28%) DB2
6 14 (8.28%) DataStage
7 12 (7.10%) OLAP
8 11 (6.51%) Big Data
9 10 (5.92%) IBM InfoSphere
10 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
11 8 (4.73%) OLTP
12 7 (4.14%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (3.55%) QlikView
13 6 (3.55%) Oracle OWB
14 5 (2.96%) SAP Data Services
14 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
14 5 (2.96%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.37%) Toad
3 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.59%) ERwin
3 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 48 (28.40%) Finance
2 39 (23.08%) Banking
3 15 (8.88%) Marketing
3 15 (8.88%) Retail
4 14 (8.28%) Games
5 8 (4.73%) Investment Banking
6 7 (4.14%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.55%) Advertising
8 4 (2.37%) Legal
9 3 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (47.93%) Developer
2 44 (26.04%) Ab Initio Developer
3 26 (15.38%) Analyst
4 12 (7.10%) Architect
4 12 (7.10%) Designer
5 11 (6.51%) ETL Developer
5 11 (6.51%) Data Analyst
6 10 (5.92%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.33%) SAS Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Consultant
9 7 (4.14%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (2.37%) Data Manager
11 4 (2.37%) ScrumMaster
11 4 (2.37%) Data Architect
11 4 (2.37%) Development Manager
12 3 (1.78%) ETL Designer
12 3 (1.78%) Programmer
12 3 (1.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.43%) XML
2 3 (1.78%) Web Services
2 3 (1.78%) MDX
3 2 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.18%) .NET
3 2 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (0.59%) iXBRL
4 1 (0.59%) HTML
4 1 (0.59%) Flash
4 1 (0.59%) EJB
4 1 (0.59%) CSS
4 1 (0.59%) JSP
4 1 (0.59%) Servlets
4 1 (0.59%) Struts
4 1 (0.59%) JMS
4 1 (0.59%) XBRL
4 1 (0.59%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.59%) Middleware
4 1 (0.59%) jQuery
4 1 (0.59%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (25.44%) Data Integration
2 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.28%) Online Games
3 14 (8.28%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.55%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.55%) DataPower
5 5 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.37%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.78%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.78%) Derivative
8 2 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.18%) Social Media
9 1 (0.59%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.59%) Physics
9 1 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.32%) UNIX
2 14 (8.28%) Linux
3 3 (1.78%) Windows
3 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.18%) Solaris
5 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (62.13%) ETL
2 74 (43.79%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (27.81%) Data Modelling
4 45 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (18.93%) Data Management
6 23 (13.61%) Analytics
7 21 (12.43%) Data Architecture
8 18 (10.65%) Dimensional Modelling
8 18 (10.65%) Scrum
9 16 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (9.47%) Data Analytics
10 14 (8.28%) Kimball Methodology
10 14 (8.28%) Master Data Management
11 11 (6.51%) Data Governance
12 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.92%) Project Management
12 10 (5.92%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.33%) Data Analysis
14 8 (4.73%) Unit Testing
14 8 (4.73%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 63 (37.28%) SQL
2 27 (15.98%) Shell Script
3 13 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 9 (5.33%) Java
4 9 (5.33%) SAS Macro
5 7 (4.14%) Perl
6 6 (3.55%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.37%) C
7 4 (2.37%) C++
8 3 (1.78%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 3 (1.78%) Python
9 2 (1.18%) Korn
9 2 (1.18%) VBA
9 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.59%) R
10 1 (0.59%) sed
10 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.59%) AWK
10 1 (0.59%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (10.65%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) PMP
3 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.43%) Data Quality
2 14 (8.28%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) Control-M
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (36.69%) Oracle
2 50 (29.59%) Informatica
3 30 (17.75%) Teradata
4 24 (14.20%) IBM
5 16 (9.47%) Netezza
5 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
6 11 (6.51%) Trillium
7 10 (5.92%) Cognos
7 10 (5.92%) CheckPoint
7 10 (5.92%) MicroStrategy
7 10 (5.92%) Tableau
8 8 (4.73%) Business Objects
9 7 (4.14%) SAP
10 6 (3.55%) DataFlux
10 6 (3.55%) Talend
11 5 (2.96%) Datanomic
11 5 (2.96%) Facebook
11 5 (2.96%) Twitter
11 5 (2.96%) BMC
11 5 (2.96%) Google
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