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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 140 155 169
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.42% 5.14% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 21
Average daily rate £350 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £324
% change year-on-year
+5.19% +17.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
Ant
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
413 720 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.12% 14.06% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 579 554
Average daily rate £450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 28 (87.50%) Java
2 23 (71.88%) Jenkins
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
3 18 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 17 (53.13%) Maven
4 17 (53.13%) Finance
5 14 (43.75%) Python
5 14 (43.75%) Perl
6 12 (37.50%) DevOps
7 11 (34.38%) SQL
7 11 (34.38%) TeamCity
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (31.25%) Banking
8 10 (31.25%) Tomcat
8 10 (31.25%) Unix
9 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (28.13%) Spring
9 9 (28.13%) Gradle
10 8 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (25.00%) Oracle
11 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
11 7 (21.88%) XML
11 7 (21.88%) MySQL
11 7 (21.88%) SOA
11 7 (21.88%) JIRA
11 7 (21.88%) Subversion
12 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
12 6 (18.75%) TDD
12 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (18.75%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (31.25%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 5 (15.63%) Apache
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (9.38%) JBoss
6 2 (6.25%) WMQI
7 1 (3.13%) Jetty
7 1 (3.13%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Multicast
2 1 (3.13%) SMTP
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.25%) MarkLogic
5 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.13%) DB2
6 1 (3.13%) Neo4j
6 1 (3.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (71.88%) Jenkins
2 18 (56.25%) Git (software)
3 17 (53.13%) Maven
4 11 (34.38%) TeamCity
5 9 (28.13%) Gradle
6 8 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (21.88%) JIRA
7 7 (21.88%) Subversion
8 6 (18.75%) JUnit
9 4 (12.50%) Eclipse
9 4 (12.50%) Gerrit
9 4 (12.50%) Hudson
9 4 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (9.38%) ClearCase
10 3 (9.38%) Mockito
11 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
12 1 (3.13%) EasyMock
12 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
12 1 (3.13%) jMock
12 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Publishing
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Build and Release Manager
2 8 (25.00%) Build Manager
2 8 (25.00%) Release Manager
3 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps Manager
4 6 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (9.38%) Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Build Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Consultant
7 3 (9.38%) Deployment Consultant
7 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Architect
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Consultant
8 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Spring
2 7 (21.88%) XML
3 5 (15.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (15.63%) Java EE
3 5 (15.63%) Web Services
3 5 (15.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 4 (12.50%) XSLT
5 3 (9.38%) HTML
5 3 (9.38%) JMS
5 3 (9.38%) LAMP
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) FIXML
6 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.25%) J2EE
6 2 (6.25%) JDBC
6 2 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (3.13%) Backbone.js
7 1 (3.13%) HTML5
7 1 (3.13%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
2 3 (9.38%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Derivative
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (3.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.13%) RIA
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Unix
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) DevOps
2 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) SOA
5 6 (18.75%) TDD
6 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
6 5 (15.63%) UML
6 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
7 4 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) AOP
8 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Build Automation
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) SDLC
8 3 (9.38%) Stress Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) Perl
2 14 (43.75%) Python
3 11 (34.38%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Bash Shell
6 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.38%) Scala
8 2 (6.25%) C#
8 2 (6.25%) Groovy
8 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.25%) XQuery
9 1 (3.13%) Apex Code
9 1 (3.13%) C++
9 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) vCloud
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Sybase
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) ATG
3 3 (9.38%) hybris
3 3 (9.38%) WorldPay
4 2 (6.25%) CA
4 2 (6.25%) Solace
5 1 (3.13%) Perforce
5 1 (3.13%) Rally
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
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