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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 51 65 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Ant 8 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.12% 0.71% 2.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.81% 5.43% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Average daily rate £475 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
- +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.77%
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
54 92 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.56% 13.01% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 30
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £473 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 2 £413 -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) Maven
3 6 (54.55%) Gradle
4 5 (45.45%) ClearQuest
4 5 (45.45%) Solaris
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) ClearCase
4 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Change Management
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Rational Application Developer
6 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
6 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Internet
6 3 (27.27%) Unix
6 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (27.27%) UML
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) J2EE
6 3 (27.27%) DB2
7 2 (18.18%) User Experience
7 2 (18.18%) JUnit
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
7 2 (18.18%) JDBC

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (18.18%) CMS
4 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Maven
2 6 (54.55%) Gradle
3 5 (45.45%) ClearCase
3 5 (45.45%) ClearQuest
4 3 (27.27%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (18.18%) JUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 1 (9.09%) FishEye
6 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
6 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Java Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Java Solutions Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Build Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) JDBC
2 2 (18.18%) JNDI
2 2 (18.18%) jQuery
2 2 (18.18%) JSP
2 2 (18.18%) Servlets
2 2 (18.18%) Struts
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SEO
4 2 (18.18%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Intershop
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 1 (9.09%) Sonatype
4 1 (9.09%) VocaLink