The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 57 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.92% 2.09% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.22% 17.81% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Average daily rate
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- £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
Ant
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
73 73 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.18% 11.72% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 58
Average daily rate £385 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 30 (83.33%) Linux
1 30 (83.33%) Subversion
2 29 (80.56%) HTML
2 29 (80.56%) JavaScript
3 27 (75.00%) CSS
4 25 (69.44%) Java
4 25 (69.44%) XML
4 25 (69.44%) Git (software)
5 23 (63.89%) Unit Testing
5 23 (63.89%) UNIX
5 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (61.11%) Apache
7 21 (58.33%) Eclipse
7 21 (58.33%) REST
8 20 (55.56%) JSON
9 19 (52.78%) BDD
9 19 (52.78%) TDD
10 18 (50.00%) Maven
11 17 (47.22%) HTML5
11 17 (47.22%) CSS3
11 17 (47.22%) MVC
11 17 (47.22%) SOAP
11 17 (47.22%) MySQL
11 17 (47.22%) JUnit
12 16 (44.44%) Tomcat
12 16 (44.44%) Web Services
13 14 (38.89%) Ajax
14 13 (36.11%) Marketing
14 13 (36.11%) JSP
14 13 (36.11%) SQL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 22 (61.11%) Apache
2 16 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 7 (19.44%) lighttpd
3 7 (19.44%) Node.js
3 7 (19.44%) MQSeries
4 6 (16.67%) CMS
4 6 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 6 (16.67%) JBoss
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) MySQL
2 10 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 10 (27.78%) RDBMS
3 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (83.33%) Subversion
2 25 (69.44%) Git (software)
3 21 (58.33%) Eclipse
4 18 (50.00%) Maven
5 17 (47.22%) JUnit
6 12 (33.33%) Selenium
7 10 (27.78%) Mockito
7 10 (27.78%) IntelliJ
8 7 (19.44%) Grunt
9 6 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (16.67%) JIRA
10 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
10 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
11 3 (8.33%) JMeter
12 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
12 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (2.78%) Log4j
General
1 13 (36.11%) Marketing
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 11 (30.56%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Software Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
6 6 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Tester
8 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) SCM Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Lead Software Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (80.56%) HTML
2 27 (75.00%) CSS
3 25 (69.44%) XML
4 21 (58.33%) REST
5 20 (55.56%) JSON
6 17 (47.22%) HTML5
6 17 (47.22%) CSS3
6 17 (47.22%) SOAP
7 16 (44.44%) Web Services
8 14 (38.89%) Ajax
9 13 (36.11%) JSP
10 12 (33.33%) Spring
11 10 (27.78%) JDBC
12 8 (22.22%) jQuery
13 6 (16.67%) PhoneGap
13 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
13 6 (16.67%) Apache Camel
14 4 (11.11%) XSLT
15 3 (8.33%) XSD
16 1 (2.78%) XMLBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (19.44%) Open Source
2 6 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Linux
2 23 (63.89%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) HPUX
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Unit Testing
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) BDD
2 19 (52.78%) TDD
3 17 (47.22%) MVC
4 12 (33.33%) OO
4 12 (33.33%) Scrum
4 12 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 11 (30.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Web Design
8 6 (16.67%) SOA
8 6 (16.67%) UML
8 6 (16.67%) OOP
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.89%) Load Testing
9 5 (13.89%) User Stories
10 4 (11.11%) Web Development
11 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) JavaScript
2 25 (69.44%) Java
3 13 (36.11%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) Python
4 6 (16.67%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) XPath
6 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) C
6 2 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Talend
3 2 (5.56%) Progress
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Sun
4 1 (2.78%) Interwoven