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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 179 190 184
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 22 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.80% 3.98% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 40
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£550 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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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
785 854 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.53% 11.94% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 632 539
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 40 (85.11%) Java
2 34 (72.34%) Maven
3 23 (48.94%) Oracle
4 22 (46.81%) Spring
4 22 (46.81%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (42.55%) Linux
6 20 (42.55%) UNIX
7 19 (40.43%) SQL
8 18 (38.30%) J2EE
8 18 (38.30%) Banking
8 18 (38.30%) Subversion
8 18 (38.30%) TeamCity
9 17 (36.17%) Hibernate
10 16 (34.04%) JUnit
11 15 (31.91%) Tomcat
11 15 (31.91%) Git (software)
12 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
12 14 (29.79%) Python
12 14 (29.79%) Finance
12 14 (29.79%) MVC
13 12 (25.53%) Scrum
13 12 (25.53%) JIRA
13 12 (25.53%) Web Services
13 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
13 12 (25.53%) DevOps
14 11 (23.40%) Puppet
14 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
14 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
14 11 (23.40%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 15 (31.91%) Tomcat
2 11 (23.40%) WebLogic
3 10 (21.28%) WebSphere
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (12.77%) Apache
5 3 (6.38%) MQSeries
6 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.13%) Confluence
7 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (2.13%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (14.89%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) Relational Database
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) MySQL
3 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) DB2
5 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
6 1 (2.13%) Redis
6 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 34 (72.34%) Maven
2 18 (38.30%) Subversion
2 18 (38.30%) TeamCity
3 16 (34.04%) JUnit
4 15 (31.91%) Git (software)
5 14 (29.79%) Jenkins
6 12 (25.53%) JIRA
7 9 (19.15%) Gerrit
7 9 (19.15%) Mercurial
8 7 (14.89%) CruiseControl
8 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
8 7 (14.89%) AnthillPro
8 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (10.64%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (8.51%) ClearCase
11 3 (6.38%) Hudson
11 3 (6.38%) Selenium
12 2 (4.26%) Mockito
12 2 (4.26%) IntelliJ
13 1 (2.13%) Serena SBM
General
1 18 (38.30%) Banking
2 14 (29.79%) Finance
3 9 (19.15%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Front Office
4 3 (6.38%) Advertising
5 2 (4.26%) Marketing
6 1 (2.13%) Retail
6 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 20 (42.55%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
4 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Deployment Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Java Swing Developer
6 2 (4.26%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Developer
7 1 (2.13%) J2EE Team Leader
7 1 (2.13%) Build Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Release Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior WebSphere Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) Spring
2 18 (38.30%) J2EE
3 17 (36.17%) Hibernate
4 12 (25.53%) Web Services
5 10 (21.28%) HTML
5 10 (21.28%) SOAP
6 8 (17.02%) .NET
6 8 (17.02%) Struts
7 7 (14.89%) CSS
7 7 (14.89%) JDBC
7 7 (14.89%) XML
8 6 (12.77%) JMS
9 5 (10.64%) JSP
9 5 (10.64%) Spring Web Flow
9 5 (10.64%) jQuery
9 5 (10.64%) JPA
9 5 (10.64%) RESTful
9 5 (10.64%) HTML5
10 4 (8.51%) Java EE
11 3 (6.38%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Derivative
2 3 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (6.38%) Open Source
2 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) W3C
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Linux
1 20 (42.55%) UNIX
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) AIX
4 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) MVC
4 12 (25.53%) Scrum
4 12 (25.53%) DevOps
5 10 (21.28%) TDD
6 9 (19.15%) SOA
7 8 (17.02%) ETL
8 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
10 5 (10.64%) UML
10 5 (10.64%) BDD
11 4 (8.51%) OO
11 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
12 3 (6.38%) Refactoring
12 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
12 3 (6.38%) Mobile Commerce
12 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (85.11%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) SQL
3 14 (29.79%) Python
4 11 (23.40%) PL/SQL
5 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 9 (19.15%) Bash Shell
6 6 (12.77%) Perl
7 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.38%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) PowerHouse
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) C
8 1 (2.13%) C#
8 1 (2.13%) Golang
8 1 (2.13%) BeanShell
8 1 (2.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.26%) OCPJP
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Puppet
2 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Sybase
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
4 2 (4.26%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Perforce
5 1 (2.13%) Serena
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Demandware
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
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