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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 54 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 1.81% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.84% 16.67% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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
83 78 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.93% 10.85% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 57
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £299 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -6.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 3 March 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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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
Hemel Hempstead - 7 - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 26 (81.25%) HTML
1 26 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 24 (75.00%) Java
2 24 (75.00%) CSS
2 24 (75.00%) XML
3 23 (71.88%) Linux
3 23 (71.88%) Subversion
3 23 (71.88%) Git (software)
4 21 (65.63%) Unit Testing
4 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (62.50%) JSON
6 19 (59.38%) UNIX
7 18 (56.25%) MVC
8 17 (53.13%) Apache
8 17 (53.13%) Eclipse
8 17 (53.13%) JUnit
8 17 (53.13%) HTML5
8 17 (53.13%) REST
8 17 (53.13%) CSS3
9 14 (43.75%) BDD
9 14 (43.75%) TDD
9 14 (43.75%) Maven
10 13 (40.63%) SOAP
10 13 (40.63%) MySQL
10 13 (40.63%) Oracle
10 13 (40.63%) Tomcat
10 13 (40.63%) Selenium
11 12 (37.50%) Web Services
12 11 (34.38%) JSP
12 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (53.13%) Apache
2 13 (40.63%) Tomcat
3 9 (28.13%) MQSeries
3 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
3 9 (28.13%) JBoss
3 9 (28.13%) WebSphere
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (12.50%) lighttpd
4 4 (12.50%) Node.js
4 4 (12.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) MySQL
2 8 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 8 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (71.88%) Subversion
1 23 (71.88%) Git (software)
2 17 (53.13%) JUnit
2 17 (53.13%) Eclipse
3 14 (43.75%) Maven
4 13 (40.63%) Selenium
5 9 (28.13%) JIRA
5 9 (28.13%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (25.00%) Mockito
6 8 (25.00%) IntelliJ
7 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 4 (12.50%) Grunt
8 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (6.25%) JMeter
8 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Software Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Java Software Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Java Developer
4 8 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SCM Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (81.25%) HTML
2 24 (75.00%) CSS
2 24 (75.00%) XML
3 20 (62.50%) JSON
4 17 (53.13%) HTML5
4 17 (53.13%) REST
4 17 (53.13%) CSS3
5 13 (40.63%) SOAP
6 12 (37.50%) Web Services
7 11 (34.38%) JSP
7 11 (34.38%) Ajax
8 10 (31.25%) jQuery
9 9 (28.13%) PhoneGap
9 9 (28.13%) AngularJS
9 9 (28.13%) Apache Camel
9 9 (28.13%) Spring
10 8 (25.00%) JDBC
11 2 (6.25%) XSD
11 2 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
1 4 (12.50%) User Experience
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Linux
2 19 (59.38%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (65.63%) Unit Testing
2 18 (56.25%) MVC
3 14 (43.75%) TDD
3 14 (43.75%) BDD
4 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
5 10 (31.25%) Waterfall
6 9 (28.13%) UML
6 9 (28.13%) OOP
6 9 (28.13%) SOA
7 8 (25.00%) OO
7 8 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Load Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Web Design
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) User Stories
9 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.25%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 24 (75.00%) Java
3 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) Python
4 9 (28.13%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) XPath
5 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) C
5 2 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) Talend
3 2 (6.25%) Progress