The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 51 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.63% 0.83% 2.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.67% 7.81% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £400 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £420 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
75 64 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.11% 10.58% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 64
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Ant
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford -1 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £268 -
Stevenage - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 27 (90.00%) Java
2 23 (76.67%) UNIX
3 20 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 20 (66.67%) Linux
3 20 (66.67%) JUnit
3 20 (66.67%) Subversion
3 20 (66.67%) Ajax
4 19 (63.33%) J2EE
4 19 (63.33%) Relational Database
5 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (60.00%) HTML
5 18 (60.00%) Finance
6 17 (56.67%) XML
7 16 (53.33%) Spring
7 16 (53.33%) Maven
8 15 (50.00%) SQL
8 15 (50.00%) Oracle
9 14 (46.67%) CSS
9 14 (46.67%) Solaris
9 14 (46.67%) RDBMS
9 14 (46.67%) IBM
9 14 (46.67%) Apache
10 13 (43.33%) JSP
10 13 (43.33%) MySQL
11 12 (40.00%) SOAP
11 12 (40.00%) XSLT
11 12 (40.00%) OO
11 12 (40.00%) Tomcat
11 12 (40.00%) Internet
11 12 (40.00%) Retail

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 14 (46.67%) Apache
2 12 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (26.67%) WebLogic
4 8 (26.67%) MQSeries
5 6 (20.00%) CMS
6 5 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (13.33%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (6.67%) Alfresco
8 2 (6.67%) Node.js
9 1 (3.33%) lighttpd
9 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Tridion
2 2 (6.67%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Internet
2 9 (30.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) Relational Database
2 14 (46.67%) RDBMS
3 13 (43.33%) MySQL
4 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 5 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 20 (66.67%) JUnit
1 20 (66.67%) Subversion
2 16 (53.33%) Maven
3 10 (33.33%) Log4j
4 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.67%) Selenium
5 5 (16.67%) Mockito
5 5 (16.67%) IntelliJ
6 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (6.67%) JMeter
7 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.67%) Grunt
8 1 (3.33%) Yeoman
8 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.33%) Jtest
8 1 (3.33%) JDeveloper
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Retail
3 8 (26.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (20.00%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 15 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Portal Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) Ajax
2 19 (63.33%) J2EE
3 18 (60.00%) HTML
4 17 (56.67%) XML
5 16 (53.33%) Spring
6 14 (46.67%) CSS
7 13 (43.33%) JSP
8 12 (40.00%) SOAP
8 12 (40.00%) XSLT
8 12 (40.00%) REST
9 11 (36.67%) Servlets
10 10 (33.33%) Struts
10 10 (33.33%) Web Services
10 10 (33.33%) XMLBeans
10 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
11 9 (30.00%) JSON
11 9 (30.00%) JDBC
12 8 (26.67%) JMS
13 6 (20.00%) jQuery
13 6 (20.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) UNIX
2 20 (66.67%) Linux
3 14 (46.67%) Solaris
4 8 (26.67%) HPUX
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) OO
2 10 (33.33%) MVC
2 10 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 8 (26.67%) UML
3 8 (26.67%) Content Management
4 7 (23.33%) TDD
4 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) RAD
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) SOA
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.67%) User Stories
9 1 (3.33%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Java
2 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (40.00%) XPath
5 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 4 (13.33%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Sun Certification
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Oracle
2 14 (46.67%) IBM
3 8 (26.67%) Interwoven
4 6 (20.00%) ATG
5 4 (13.33%) Sun
5 4 (13.33%) Elastic Path
5 4 (13.33%) Blue Martini
6 1 (3.33%) hybris
6 1 (3.33%) JBoss
6 1 (3.33%) TIBCO