The Ammonite Group is a data and analytics recruitment firm providing world-class staffing solutions for customers who have invested in analytics software and want to ensure they get the most from their chosen solution. By focusing on Business Intelligence and Data warehousing, Predictive Analytics, and Big Data / Data Science Ammonite Group positions itself firmly in the most innovative and commercially important area of Information Technology; acting as a key partner to organisations who want to ensure that they have the best individuals working with them and enabling its customers to maximise the capabilities of their software investment.
With over 10 years of experience working in this area Ammonite Group ensures that whether you are a business looking for specialist, or a professional searching for your next career move, you have a partner that you can rely on to facilitate these changes quickly, professionally and accurately time and time again.
I got the contract on the strength of James' recommendation
When I first encountered James in 2007, he casually mentioned that I might know one or two of his clients ... then reeled off a list of all the most impressive people I had ever worked with or for. He arranged an interview for me with an Insurance sector consultancy, my future employer. He said simply that he had already recruited 3 people through James, and they had all proved to be excellent. In effect, I got that contract on the strength of James' recommendation. It helps that he has been an MSBI specialist for years, so he understands SQL Server BI/DW projects better than any other recruitment consultant I've worked with (better than some of the project managers, come to that). That means that when he describes a role, instead of just the usual tick-list of software packages and buzzwords, I get a meaningful job spec plus useful background info on the company, the project and some of the people I'd be working with. After 10 years of contracting, using a bunch of different agencies, I know that's exceptional.
- Daniel Copeland Microsoft BI Architect
I would unreservedly recommend working with Ammonite Group
Right from the start, Ammonite Group impressed me with their efficient, professional manner - an approach that not only inspired confidence, but generated the results both I and the client were looking for. They demonstrated a through manner in interviewing me and ensuring that roles were relevant too the skills I have. This attention to detail helped place me with a client who has been delighted with the service received. My association with the client has now involved multiple engagements over the last 5 years. This relationship was made possible by the professional and diligent attitude of Ammonite and I would unreservedly recommend working with Ammonite Group.
- Jason Aubrey Independent MS Expert
One of the few agencies that really have a grasp of the BI market
I have worked with James Proctor of Ammonite Group several times and as a busy freelancer I value the way he makes the effort to understand my market niche and level of expertise and is selective about the sort of contracts about which he approaches me. I know that when he puts my name forward to a client there is a good chance of landing the contract because he is very good at narrowing the field of candidates to those that are a good match for the client's requirements. He is, and Ammonite Group are one of the few agents/agencies that really have a grasp of the Business intelligence market and his longevity is testament to that.
- John Harrison Independent MS BI Professional
Ammonite Group are a contributor rather than just a facilitator
Having worked with James, including at Ammonite Group both as client and candidate for a number of years now, I have always been impressed by his willingness to work towards the best outcomes for everyone involved in the recruitment process. He achieves this by being open with all parties and by showing a great deal of creativity and goal orientation in distilling down the priorities and salient points of the requirement and matching the right candidate to the role.
- Hasnain Rajpal Programme Manager BT Global Services
Extremely knowledgeable of a wide variety of BI tools and DW
The depth of James’s experience, particularly within the BI & SQL Server industries enables him to quickly source high quality candidates. The level of confidence this inspires makes for a strong business partnership, something that dates back over 10 years. James and his team are always my go to agents for any form of recruitment and I looking forward to building further upon our excellent business relationship and sourcing further high caliber candidates.
- Grant MacLeod Head Of Technology - AOL
Professional and willing to go the extra mile
I have had the pleasure to have had dealings with James over a number of years and have always found him to be professional and willing to go the extra mile to help me secure my next position. He checks and makes sure that the client and I am a good match therefore reducing wasted effort on both sides, which is particularly important for myself as a contractor. I’m looking forward to continuing working with James and I always contact him when I become available
- Nigel Burgoyne MS BI Professional
Ammonite Group ensures its position as the market’s leading data & analytics recruiter by having the industry's most comprehensive and truly global candidate capture strategy
Ammonite Group aligns this with the most rigorous screening process in the industry which qualifies all data & analytics professionals for their skills, technical competencies, personality traits and experience, ensuring we match the right individual to every requirement.
Ammonite Group’s recruitment consultants are intensively trained in the technologies they recruit for. They are selected for being excellent communicators, sales people and negotiators - unlike many competitors we've taken the time to learn about what it is you recruit for and do.
As opposed to most technical recruitment businesses we dedicating ourselves to a single market, making it small - our candidates become our clients and vice versa - in short, we live off of our reputation, so we recognise the need to not only deliver but also act with integrity and professionalism in all dealings with our customers. Whether you are a global blue-chip, SME or individual – Ammonite Group works collaboratively with you to provide innovative, intelligent and flexible recruitment solutions.
At Ammonite Group we understand that for any business to thrive in an ever more competitive global marketplace its ability to gain as much insight as possible from its data is essential.
Companies that have chosen a particular RDBMS, BI Solution, Analytic Package or Big Data Technology need a go to supplier that they can rely on to provide the right staff to get the most from their systems.
Whether you are implementing a basic reporting solution, online analytical processing (OLAP), data mining or full-scale operational BI / Big Data System, you can trust the Ammonite Group to understand your business and its technical needs and have the breadth of contacts to deliver.
We focus solely on this market and its associated products so you don't need to waste time bringing us up to speed. We're already there.
Ammonite Group are proud to work in partnership with Data & Analytics professionals and are passionate about ensuring we provide a market leading service to anyone in this sphere who is considering their next career move or is looking for a long term relationship with a business that understands and cares about what you do.
Whether you are looking for your next permanent position or are a career contractor, Ammonite Group has the client relationships, knowledge, reputation and singular focus to ensure we are the partner for you. Our services include (but are not limited to):