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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ab Initio
Rank 495 513 475
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -38
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 99 87 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.39% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 50 63
Average daily rate
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£450 £423 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £297 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.56%
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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 29 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 24 April 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 +5 83 £463 +9.46% 16
London -1 34 £475 +11.76% 10
South East -4 19 £488 +7.14% 2
Berkshire -5 14 £500 -9.09% 2
West Midlands -6 11 £363 -9.37%
Birmingham - 11 £363 -
Sheffield -2 8 £525 -
South Yorkshire -3 8 £525 -
Yorkshire -11 8 £525 - 1
Reading +5 7 £525 +15.38%
Northern Ireland - 7 £400 -
County Antrim - 7 £400 -
Belfast - 7 £400 -
Scotland +4 6 £500 +8.10%
City of London +15 4 £388 -11.93% 2
North West -27 4 £413 +64.17% 2
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 - - 1
Northampton - 4 - - 1
Chester +7 3 £413 +17.85%
Cheshire -5 3 £413 +17.85% 1
Hampshire -9 3 £463 +32.14%
Edinburgh -1 2 £375 -18.91%
Midlands - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £625 -
Slough -1 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 £550 -
Hook - 1 £450 -

Ab Initio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (54.11%) ETL
2 59 (40.41%) Oracle
3 45 (30.82%) Finance
4 44 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
4 44 (30.14%) Informatica
5 40 (27.40%) SQL Server
6 39 (26.71%) SQL
7 35 (23.97%) UNIX
8 31 (21.23%) Netezza
9 28 (19.18%) Shell Script
10 27 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (17.12%) Data Integration
12 22 (15.07%) DB2
13 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (13.01%) Banking
14 19 (13.01%) Retail
14 19 (13.01%) Big Data
14 19 (13.01%) Mentoring
15 18 (12.33%) Oracle Database
16 17 (11.64%) Project Management
16 17 (11.64%) SAS
16 17 (11.64%) Data Modelling
17 16 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (10.96%) Analytics
18 15 (10.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (9.59%) Data Management
19 14 (9.59%) Migration
19 14 (9.59%) Mainframe
19 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (8.90%) IBM

Ab Initio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (11.64%) SAS
2 5 (3.42%) Confluence
3 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) SPSS
3 2 (1.37%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) BusinessWare
2 3 (2.05%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.05%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.68%) Unica
4 1 (0.68%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (15.07%) DB2
4 19 (13.01%) Big Data
5 18 (12.33%) Oracle Database
6 15 (10.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (8.90%) Hadoop
8 10 (6.85%) QlikView
9 8 (5.48%) RDBMS
9 8 (5.48%) Relational Database
10 6 (4.11%) DataStage
10 6 (4.11%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (3.42%) Base SAS
11 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (2.05%) DB2 UDB
13 3 (2.05%) BODI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) JIRA
1 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.42%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (3.42%) Subversion
3 4 (2.74%) Toad
4 3 (2.05%) ERwin
5 1 (0.68%) Selenium
5 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
General
1 45 (30.82%) Finance
2 19 (13.01%) Banking
2 19 (13.01%) Retail
3 11 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.79%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.79%) Marketing
5 4 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (44.52%) Developer
2 49 (33.56%) Ab Initio Developer
3 23 (15.75%) Architect
4 18 (12.33%) Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) Consultant
6 11 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.85%) ETL Developer
7 10 (6.85%) Ab Initio Consultant
8 9 (6.16%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Designer
9 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Data Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.42%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (2.74%) Release Manager
12 4 (2.74%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) Web Services
2 7 (4.79%) Middleware
3 6 (4.11%) XML
4 5 (3.42%) JMS
4 5 (3.42%) .NET
5 4 (2.74%) SAML
6 2 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.68%) REST
7 1 (0.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.12%) Data Integration
2 14 (9.59%) Mainframe
2 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.90%) Data Extraction
4 9 (6.16%) Reference Data
5 5 (3.42%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.74%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (2.05%) Derivative
7 3 (2.05%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.37%) Replication
8 2 (1.37%) DTV
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) DataPower
9 1 (0.68%) FMCG
9 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.68%) Online Games
9 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.97%) UNIX
2 13 (8.90%) Linux
3 6 (4.11%) AIX
4 4 (2.74%) Windows
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (54.11%) ETL
2 44 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.01%) Mentoring
5 17 (11.64%) Project Management
5 17 (11.64%) Data Modelling
6 16 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (10.96%) Analytics
7 14 (9.59%) Data Management
7 14 (9.59%) Migration
8 12 (8.22%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.16%) Data Migration
9 9 (6.16%) ITIL
10 8 (5.48%) Scrum
11 7 (4.79%) Data Mapping
11 7 (4.79%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (4.79%) TOGAF
11 7 (4.79%) Resource Management
12 6 (4.11%) Data Analysis
12 6 (4.11%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.71%) SQL
2 28 (19.18%) Shell Script
3 13 (8.90%) Java
4 5 (3.42%) Perl
5 4 (2.74%) Korn
5 4 (2.74%) R
5 4 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.05%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.05%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.05%) COBOL
7 2 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) Rust
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (4.79%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) PMP
2 3 (2.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.05%) Control-M
3 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 59 (40.41%) Oracle
2 44 (30.14%) Informatica
3 31 (21.23%) Netezza
4 13 (8.90%) IBM
4 13 (8.90%) Business Objects
5 12 (8.22%) Teradata
6 10 (6.85%) webMethods
7 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.79%) SAP
8 6 (4.11%) Tableau
9 5 (3.42%) Talend
9 5 (3.42%) DataFlux
9 5 (3.42%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (2.74%) Vitria
10 4 (2.74%) ATG
10 4 (2.74%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.37%) Cognos
11 2 (1.37%) Trillium
11 2 (1.37%) Embarcadero
11 2 (1.37%) Hortonworks