The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 2 October 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 181 186 176
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Ant 21 35 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.64% 4.08% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 40
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£525 £500 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £385 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
-9.96% +57.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
795 858 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.44% 12.03% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 629 534
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.46 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the City of London region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the City of London region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Ant 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 Ant.

1 41 (89.13%) Java
2 33 (71.74%) Maven
3 22 (47.83%) Spring
4 21 (45.65%) Oracle
4 21 (45.65%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (43.48%) Linux
5 20 (43.48%) UNIX
5 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (36.96%) Banking
6 17 (36.96%) Subversion
6 17 (36.96%) Hibernate
6 17 (36.96%) SQL
6 17 (36.96%) J2EE
6 17 (36.96%) TeamCity
7 16 (34.78%) JUnit
8 15 (32.61%) Finance
9 14 (30.43%) MVC
9 14 (30.43%) Tomcat
9 14 (30.43%) Python
9 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
10 13 (28.26%) Scrum
11 12 (26.09%) Web Services
11 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
11 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
11 12 (26.09%) DevOps
12 11 (23.91%) Puppet
12 11 (23.91%) SOAP
12 11 (23.91%) JIRA
13 10 (21.74%) TDD
13 10 (21.74%) WebLogic

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Ant 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 Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (30.43%) Tomcat
2 10 (21.74%) WebLogic
3 9 (19.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (10.87%) Apache
5 3 (6.52%) MQSeries
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (2.17%) nginx
7 1 (2.17%) Confluence
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 10 (21.74%) MySQL
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.35%) DB2
5 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.17%) Redis
6 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (71.74%) Maven
2 17 (36.96%) Subversion
2 17 (36.96%) TeamCity
3 16 (34.78%) JUnit
4 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
5 12 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 11 (23.91%) JIRA
7 8 (17.39%) Gerrit
7 8 (17.39%) Mercurial
8 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
8 7 (15.22%) CruiseControl
9 6 (13.04%) AnthillPro
9 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (10.87%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (8.70%) Selenium
12 3 (6.52%) Hudson
12 3 (6.52%) ClearCase
13 2 (4.35%) IntelliJ
13 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
13 2 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 17 (36.96%) Banking
2 15 (32.61%) Finance
3 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Front Office
4 3 (6.52%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Developer
2 20 (43.48%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Java Swing Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Development DBA
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle Development DBA
8 1 (2.17%) Portal Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Development Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) Spring
2 17 (36.96%) Hibernate
2 17 (36.96%) J2EE
3 12 (26.09%) Web Services
4 11 (23.91%) SOAP
5 10 (21.74%) HTML
6 8 (17.39%) Struts
7 7 (15.22%) JDBC
7 7 (15.22%) XML
7 7 (15.22%) .NET
8 6 (13.04%) CSS
8 6 (13.04%) JMS
9 5 (10.87%) Spring Web Flow
9 5 (10.87%) JPA
9 5 (10.87%) RESTful
9 5 (10.87%) JSP
10 4 (8.70%) Java EE
10 4 (8.70%) HTML5
10 4 (8.70%) jQuery
11 3 (6.52%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Derivative
2 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
2 3 (6.52%) Open Source
2 3 (6.52%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.17%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Linux
1 20 (43.48%) UNIX
2 6 (13.04%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) MVC
4 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) DevOps
6 10 (21.74%) TDD
7 8 (17.39%) SOA
8 7 (15.22%) ETL
9 6 (13.04%) Multithreading
9 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.87%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) UML
11 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.70%) OO
12 3 (6.52%) Kanban
12 3 (6.52%) Refactoring
12 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
12 3 (6.52%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 41 (89.13%) Java
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 14 (30.43%) Python
4 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
5 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
5 7 (15.22%) Perl
6 3 (6.52%) Scala
6 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) BeanShell
7 1 (2.17%) Golang
7 1 (2.17%) PowerHouse
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) OCPJP
3 2 (4.35%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) Puppet
2 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) VMware
2 6 (13.04%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) Sybase
3 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.17%) Demandware
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) Perforce
4 1 (2.17%) Serena
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