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 21 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 41 49 33
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing Ant 31 4 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.65% 0.77% 4.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.80% 9.30% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 1 17
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£431 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £425 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+22.18% +57.77%
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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
125 43 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.72% 8.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 20 68
Average daily rate £400 £406 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -5 2 - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (87.80%) Linux
1 36 (87.80%) Subversion
2 30 (73.17%) UNIX
2 30 (73.17%) Java
3 29 (70.73%) JavaScript
3 29 (70.73%) HTML
4 26 (63.41%) CSS
4 26 (63.41%) Eclipse
4 26 (63.41%) Maven
5 25 (60.98%) REST
6 24 (58.54%) Apache
6 24 (58.54%) XML
7 23 (56.10%) Ajax
8 21 (51.22%) Git (software)
8 21 (51.22%) SOAP
8 21 (51.22%) MySQL
9 20 (48.78%) JUnit
9 20 (48.78%) Web Services
9 20 (48.78%) Tomcat
9 20 (48.78%) BDD
9 20 (48.78%) Spring
9 20 (48.78%) TDD
10 19 (46.34%) Unit Testing
11 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (43.90%) JSON
11 18 (43.90%) Finance
11 18 (43.90%) SQL
11 18 (43.90%) Relational Database
12 16 (39.02%) OO
12 16 (39.02%) MVC

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (58.54%) Apache
2 20 (48.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (19.51%) Node.js
4 7 (17.07%) lighttpd
4 7 (17.07%) CMS
5 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
5 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
6 4 (9.76%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) Internet
2 5 (12.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (51.22%) MySQL
2 18 (43.90%) Relational Database
3 14 (34.15%) RDBMS
4 7 (17.07%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (87.80%) Subversion
2 26 (63.41%) Maven
2 26 (63.41%) Eclipse
3 21 (51.22%) Git (software)
4 20 (48.78%) JUnit
5 11 (26.83%) IntelliJ
5 11 (26.83%) Mockito
6 8 (19.51%) Grunt
7 7 (17.07%) Selenium
8 5 (12.20%) Log4j
8 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
8 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
9 3 (7.32%) JMeter
10 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 1 (2.44%) Yeoman
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Marketing
3 7 (17.07%) Retail
4 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (78.05%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) Java Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Senior Developer
5 7 (17.07%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) SCM Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Configuration Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Architect
9 1 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (70.73%) HTML
2 26 (63.41%) CSS
3 25 (60.98%) REST
4 24 (58.54%) XML
5 23 (56.10%) Ajax
6 21 (51.22%) SOAP
7 20 (48.78%) Web Services
7 20 (48.78%) Spring
8 18 (43.90%) JSON
9 15 (36.59%) JSP
10 12 (29.27%) JDBC
10 12 (29.27%) CSS3
10 12 (29.27%) HTML5
11 10 (24.39%) J2EE
12 8 (19.51%) XSLT
12 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
13 5 (12.20%) XMLBeans
13 5 (12.20%) Dojo
13 5 (12.20%) jQuery
13 5 (12.20%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Open Source
1 7 (17.07%) User Experience
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Linux
2 30 (73.17%) UNIX
3 6 (14.63%) Solaris
4 5 (12.20%) HPUX
5 2 (4.88%) Windows
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) TDD
1 20 (48.78%) BDD
2 19 (46.34%) Unit Testing
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (39.02%) OO
4 16 (39.02%) MVC
5 13 (31.71%) Scrum
5 13 (31.71%) Waterfall
6 11 (26.83%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Web Design
9 5 (12.20%) Load Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Content Management
9 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
9 5 (12.20%) UML
9 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.20%) User Stories
10 4 (9.76%) Web Development
11 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) Java
2 29 (70.73%) JavaScript
3 18 (43.90%) SQL
4 8 (19.51%) XPath
5 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
6 2 (4.88%) C
6 2 (4.88%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Sun Certification
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) IBM
3 5 (12.20%) Interwoven
4 4 (9.76%) Sun
5 2 (4.88%) Progress
6 1 (2.44%) ATG
6 1 (2.44%) Blue Martini
6 1 (2.44%) Elastic Path
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