The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Ab Initio products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ab Initio over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Ab Initio
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 584 539
Rank change year-on-year +38 -45  
Contract jobs citing Ab Initio 59 64 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 55
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Ab Initio is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19933 23550 24158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.07% 43.75% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 14319 13673
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 711 809 1029
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +11.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Ab Initio
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ab Initio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Ab Initio in the UK

Ab Initio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ab Initio.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ab Initio in the UK

Ab Initio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ab Initio over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ab Initio in the UK

Ab Initio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ab Initio.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ab Initio in the UK

Ab Initio
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ab Initio within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 50 £458 +1.66% 5
London +36 36 £465 +3.33% 3
Berkshire +25 9 - -
South East +10 9 - -
Wales - 7 £500 -
Cardiff - 7 £500 -
South Wales - 7 £500 -
Bracknell +3 6 - -
North West - 4 £345 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £345 - 1
Reading +14 3 - -
City of London -3 3 £463 +2.77%
Scotland +21 2 - -
Edinburgh +13 2 - -
Yorkshire +13 1 £500 -4.76%
Chester - 1 £350 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ab Initio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Ab Initio.

1 63 (59.43%) ETL
2 47 (44.34%) SQL
3 43 (40.57%) Finance
4 42 (39.62%) Hadoop
5 38 (35.85%) Informatica
6 35 (33.02%) Big Data
7 29 (27.36%) Data Modelling
7 29 (27.36%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (27.36%) Java
8 28 (26.42%) Oracle
8 28 (26.42%) Unix
8 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (25.47%) Banking
10 26 (24.53%) Apache Hive
11 25 (23.58%) HBase
11 25 (23.58%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (23.58%) Apache Spark
12 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
12 24 (22.64%) Data Management
13 23 (21.70%) MapReduce
13 23 (21.70%) XML
13 23 (21.70%) SAS
14 21 (19.81%) Python
15 19 (17.92%) MicroStrategy
16 18 (16.98%) Analytics
17 17 (16.04%) DB2
18 16 (15.09%) Shell Script
18 16 (15.09%) Migration
19 15 (14.15%) Teradata
19 15 (14.15%) Data Migration

Ab Initio
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (23.58%) Apache Spark
2 23 (21.70%) SAS
3 7 (6.60%) Confluence
4 5 (4.72%) Apache
4 5 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.72%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.77%) JBoss
6 3 (2.83%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.83%) Mule
7 2 (1.89%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.94%) CMS
8 1 (0.94%) Luigi
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) SPSS
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.94%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) FTP
2 3 (2.83%) Network Security
2 3 (2.83%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (39.62%) Hadoop
2 35 (33.02%) Big Data
3 26 (24.53%) Apache Hive
4 25 (23.58%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (23.58%) HBase
5 24 (22.64%) SQL Server
6 17 (16.04%) DB2
7 14 (13.21%) DataStage
8 12 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (11.32%) Sqoop
9 11 (10.38%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (10.38%) Pentaho
10 10 (9.43%) Impala
10 10 (9.43%) NoSQL
10 10 (9.43%) QlikView
10 10 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
12 6 (5.66%) RDBMS
13 5 (4.72%) Data Lake
14 4 (3.77%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) ERwin
2 7 (6.60%) JIRA
3 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.77%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.83%) Hudson
4 3 (2.83%) Subversion
4 3 (2.83%) Toad
5 1 (0.94%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (40.57%) Finance
2 27 (25.47%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.60%) Marketing
5 6 (5.66%) Retail
6 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.89%) Legal
7 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.94%) Billing
8 1 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Electronics
8 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Developer
2 29 (27.36%) Analyst
3 26 (24.53%) Ab Initio Developer
4 20 (18.87%) Architect
5 15 (14.15%) Data Analyst
6 14 (13.21%) Big Data Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Data Architect
8 8 (7.55%) SQL Developer
8 8 (7.55%) Technical Leader
9 7 (6.60%) Consultant
9 7 (6.60%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Unix Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Agile Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Database Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Integration Architect
10 6 (5.66%) SQL Database Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Designer
11 5 (4.72%) ETL Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Hadoop Consultant
12 4 (3.77%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.70%) XML
2 8 (7.55%) Web Services
3 6 (5.66%) JMS
3 6 (5.66%) JSP
3 6 (5.66%) Middleware
3 6 (5.66%) REST
3 6 (5.66%) SOAP
4 4 (3.77%) Apache Tez
4 4 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.77%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.77%) Spring
4 4 (3.77%) Spring MVC
4 4 (3.77%) Struts
4 4 (3.77%) XML Schema
5 3 (2.83%) CSS
5 3 (2.83%) EJB
5 3 (2.83%) HTML
5 3 (2.83%) J2EE
5 3 (2.83%) Servlets
5 3 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.66%) Credit Risk
3 5 (4.72%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.94%) Blog
6 1 (0.94%) Equities
6 1 (0.94%) Fintech
6 1 (0.94%) IVR
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) Unix
2 3 (2.83%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (59.43%) ETL
2 29 (27.36%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (27.36%) Data Modelling
3 28 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (22.64%) Data Management
5 23 (21.70%) MapReduce
6 18 (16.98%) Analytics
7 16 (15.09%) Migration
8 15 (14.15%) Data Migration
9 12 (11.32%) Data Architecture
10 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.43%) TDD
12 8 (7.55%) Open Source
12 8 (7.55%) Quality Management
12 8 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (6.60%) Data Analytics
13 7 (6.60%) Dimensional Modelling
13 7 (6.60%) SOA
13 7 (6.60%) TOGAF
14 6 (5.66%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (44.34%) SQL
2 29 (27.36%) Java
3 21 (19.81%) Python
4 16 (15.09%) Shell Script
5 9 (8.49%) Scala
6 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.77%) Korn
8 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.83%) Perl
9 2 (1.89%) COBOL
9 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.89%) R
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) CISA
2 3 (2.83%) CISM
2 3 (2.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.83%) FedRAMP
2 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) HDFS
2 4 (3.77%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) Oozie
2 5 (4.72%) logstash
3 3 (2.83%) Kibana
4 2 (1.89%) Control-M
5 1 (0.94%) Ansible
5 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (35.85%) Informatica
2 28 (26.42%) Oracle
3 19 (17.92%) MicroStrategy
4 15 (14.15%) Teradata
5 13 (12.26%) Tableau
6 11 (10.38%) Cloudera
6 11 (10.38%) Netezza
7 7 (6.60%) IBM
8 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
9 5 (4.72%) Hortonworks
10 4 (3.77%) Apigee
10 4 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (3.77%) SAP
10 4 (3.77%) Splunk
10 4 (3.77%) Talend
10 4 (3.77%) webMethods
11 3 (2.83%) Cognos
12 2 (1.89%) DataFlux
12 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.94%) Embarcadero
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