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 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 166 187 163
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Contract jobs citing Ant 34 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.31% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.38% 2.76% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 26
Average daily rate
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£575 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.57% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £594 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +34.78%
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London

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
776 761 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 11.19% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 573 551
Average daily rate £435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 46 (82.14%) Java
2 40 (71.43%) Maven
3 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (55.36%) UNIX
5 25 (44.64%) Linux
5 25 (44.64%) TeamCity
6 24 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (42.86%) Banking
7 23 (41.07%) Spring
7 23 (41.07%) JUnit
8 22 (39.29%) Oracle
9 20 (35.71%) Relational Database
10 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
10 18 (32.14%) HTML
10 18 (32.14%) JDBC
10 18 (32.14%) Subversion
10 18 (32.14%) Finance
11 17 (30.36%) Hibernate
11 17 (30.36%) CruiseControl
11 17 (30.36%) Derivative
12 16 (28.57%) Investment Banking
13 15 (26.79%) TDD
13 15 (26.79%) Windows
14 14 (25.00%) Scrum
15 13 (23.21%) Perl
15 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
16 12 (21.43%) Jenkins
16 12 (21.43%) SQL
16 12 (21.43%) CSS
17 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (19.64%) Apache
2 9 (16.07%) JBoss
3 7 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Confluence
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) DB2
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Redis
6 1 (1.79%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.79%) Triplestore
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 40 (71.43%) Maven
2 25 (44.64%) TeamCity
3 23 (41.07%) JUnit
4 18 (32.14%) Subversion
5 17 (30.36%) CruiseControl
6 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
7 12 (21.43%) Jenkins
8 7 (12.50%) Gradle
8 7 (12.50%) JIRA
9 6 (10.71%) JMeter
9 6 (10.71%) VisualVM
9 6 (10.71%) JProfiler
10 5 (8.93%) Mercurial
10 5 (8.93%) ClearCase
10 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
11 4 (7.14%) IntelliJ
11 4 (7.14%) Selenium
11 4 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (7.14%) Mockito
12 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (42.86%) Banking
2 18 (32.14%) Finance
3 16 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 10 (17.86%) Front Office
5 4 (7.14%) Advertising
6 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.57%) Retail
7 1 (1.79%) Back Office
7 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.79%) Publishing
7 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 27 (48.21%) Java Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Senior Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Java Swing Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Development Consultant
9 1 (1.79%) Development Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Development Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Senior WebSphere Portal Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Automation Specialist
9 1 (1.79%) Portal Developer
9 1 (1.79%) DevOps Consultant
9 1 (1.79%) Demandware Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.07%) Spring
2 18 (32.14%) HTML
2 18 (32.14%) JDBC
3 17 (30.36%) Hibernate
4 12 (21.43%) CSS
5 10 (17.86%) Swing
5 10 (17.86%) Web Services
6 9 (16.07%) jQuery
7 8 (14.29%) HTML5
8 7 (12.50%) RESTful
8 7 (12.50%) XML
8 7 (12.50%) JSP
8 7 (12.50%) Spring MVC
9 6 (10.71%) J2EE
10 4 (7.14%) JMS
10 4 (7.14%) SOAP
10 4 (7.14%) JSON
11 3 (5.36%) GWT
11 3 (5.36%) Ehcache
11 3 (5.36%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Derivative
2 11 (19.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.79%) Kindle
5 1 (1.79%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Equities
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) UNIX
2 25 (44.64%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 4 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 14 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
5 11 (19.64%) MVC
5 11 (19.64%) DevOps
6 8 (14.29%) BDD
7 6 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (10.71%) OO
7 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.71%) Multithreading
7 6 (10.71%) Kanban
7 6 (10.71%) Performance Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.14%) SOA
9 4 (7.14%) Content Management
9 4 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (3.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 46 (82.14%) Java
2 18 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 13 (23.21%) Perl
4 12 (21.43%) SQL
5 9 (16.07%) Shell Script
6 8 (14.29%) Groovy
7 6 (10.71%) Python
8 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.36%) Scala
10 1 (1.79%) BeanShell
10 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.79%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.79%) Golang
10 1 (1.79%) C
10 1 (1.79%) PHP
10 1 (1.79%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Puppet
2 6 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) Google
3 3 (5.36%) Sybase
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Demandware
5 1 (1.79%) Perforce
5 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.79%) Reuters
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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