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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 166 151 158
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Ant 24 59 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.92% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.41% 6.89% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 26
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £432 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £648 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +67.39%
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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
704 856 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.88% 13.30% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 653 601
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £56.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £47.50 £49.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015, 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 (77.97%) Java
2 38 (64.41%) Maven
3 33 (55.93%) Linux
4 31 (52.54%) UNIX
5 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (45.76%) TeamCity
7 24 (40.68%) JUnit
8 22 (37.29%) Jenkins
9 21 (35.59%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (35.59%) Oracle
9 21 (35.59%) Subversion
10 18 (30.51%) Spring
11 17 (28.81%) JDBC
11 17 (28.81%) Windows
11 17 (28.81%) Git (software)
12 16 (27.12%) Swing
12 16 (27.12%) SQL
12 16 (27.12%) CruiseControl
13 15 (25.42%) Derivative
14 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
14 14 (23.73%) HTML
15 13 (22.03%) Apache
15 13 (22.03%) Finance
15 13 (22.03%) Hibernate
15 13 (22.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (22.03%) Front Office
16 12 (20.34%) JBoss
16 12 (20.34%) JIRA
17 11 (18.64%) Gradle
17 11 (18.64%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 13 (22.03%) Apache
2 12 (20.34%) JBoss
3 10 (16.95%) Tomcat
4 9 (15.25%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.78%) IIS
5 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.08%) Confluence
7 2 (3.39%) Jetty
7 2 (3.39%) Mule
8 1 (1.69%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.69%) Node.js
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.69%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (3.39%) LDAP
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.25%) Oracle Database
2 9 (15.25%) MySQL
3 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.39%) DB2
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 38 (64.41%) Maven
2 27 (45.76%) TeamCity
3 24 (40.68%) JUnit
4 22 (37.29%) Jenkins
5 21 (35.59%) Subversion
6 17 (28.81%) Git (software)
7 16 (27.12%) CruiseControl
8 12 (20.34%) JIRA
9 11 (18.64%) Gradle
10 6 (10.17%) Mercurial
10 6 (10.17%) JMeter
11 5 (8.47%) Eclipse
11 5 (8.47%) VisualVM
11 5 (8.47%) JProfiler
11 5 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (6.78%) Mockito
13 3 (5.08%) MSBuild
13 3 (5.08%) Artifactory
13 3 (5.08%) Toad
13 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (22.03%) Front Office
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Developer
2 26 (44.07%) Java Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Release Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Release Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.39%) SCM Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) Spring
2 17 (28.81%) JDBC
3 16 (27.12%) Swing
4 14 (23.73%) HTML
5 13 (22.03%) Hibernate
6 11 (18.64%) CSS
6 11 (18.64%) XML
7 10 (16.95%) Web Services
8 8 (13.56%) .NET
8 8 (13.56%) J2EE
8 8 (13.56%) Spring MVC
9 7 (11.86%) JSP
9 7 (11.86%) XSLT
10 6 (10.17%) JMS
11 5 (8.47%) Middleware
11 5 (8.47%) SOAP
11 5 (8.47%) Struts
11 5 (8.47%) HTML5
11 5 (8.47%) jQuery
12 4 (6.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Derivative
2 13 (22.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Open Source
4 2 (3.39%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) W3C
5 1 (1.69%) Wiki
5 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.69%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.69%) Kindle
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.93%) Linux
2 31 (52.54%) UNIX
3 17 (28.81%) Windows
4 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.56%) MVC
5 7 (11.86%) DevOps
6 6 (10.17%) UML
6 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
6 6 (10.17%) TDD
7 5 (8.47%) Scrum
8 4 (6.78%) OO
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL
8 4 (6.78%) Release Management
8 4 (6.78%) Kanban
9 3 (5.08%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.08%) BDD
9 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
10 2 (3.39%) AOP
10 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (77.97%) Java
2 16 (27.12%) SQL
3 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) Groovy
5 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.47%) Perl
7 4 (6.78%) C++
7 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.78%) Python
8 3 (5.08%) XQuery
8 3 (5.08%) C#
8 3 (5.08%) PHP
9 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.69%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Puppet
2 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.08%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (5.08%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Splunk
3 3 (5.08%) VMware
3 3 (5.08%) Google
3 3 (5.08%) WorldPay
4 2 (3.39%) Sybase
4 2 (3.39%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.39%) webMethods
4 2 (3.39%) ATG
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) Zend
5 1 (1.69%) Facebook
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter
5 1 (1.69%) SaltStack