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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 48 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Ant 31 3 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.71% 0.57% 4.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.80% 6.38% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 16
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£431 - £419
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £431
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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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 47 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.97% 8.90% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 23 68
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £529 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
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 £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 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 24 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 -4 2 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 34 (87.18%) Linux
1 34 (87.18%) Subversion
2 28 (71.79%) UNIX
2 28 (71.79%) Java
3 27 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 27 (69.23%) HTML
4 25 (64.10%) Eclipse
4 25 (64.10%) Maven
5 24 (61.54%) REST
5 24 (61.54%) Apache
5 24 (61.54%) CSS
6 23 (58.97%) XML
7 22 (56.41%) Ajax
8 20 (51.28%) TDD
8 20 (51.28%) BDD
8 20 (51.28%) Git (software)
8 20 (51.28%) SOAP
8 20 (51.28%) MySQL
9 19 (48.72%) JUnit
9 19 (48.72%) Web Services
9 19 (48.72%) Tomcat
9 19 (48.72%) Unit Testing
9 19 (48.72%) Spring
10 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (43.59%) JSON
11 17 (43.59%) Finance
11 17 (43.59%) SQL
11 17 (43.59%) Relational Database
12 16 (41.03%) MVC
13 15 (38.46%) JSP

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (61.54%) Apache
2 19 (48.72%) Tomcat
3 7 (17.95%) CMS
3 7 (17.95%) lighttpd
3 7 (17.95%) Node.js
4 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
5 4 (10.26%) MQSeries
6 3 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) Internet
2 4 (10.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) MySQL
2 17 (43.59%) Relational Database
3 13 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (87.18%) Subversion
2 25 (64.10%) Maven
2 25 (64.10%) Eclipse
3 20 (51.28%) Git (software)
4 19 (48.72%) JUnit
5 11 (28.21%) IntelliJ
5 11 (28.21%) Mockito
6 7 (17.95%) Grunt
6 7 (17.95%) Selenium
7 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
7 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.26%) Log4j
9 3 (7.69%) JMeter
10 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
11 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Marketing
3 5 (12.82%) Retail
4 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (79.49%) Developer
2 16 (41.03%) Java Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) SCM Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Middleware Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (69.23%) HTML
2 24 (61.54%) CSS
2 24 (61.54%) REST
3 23 (58.97%) XML
4 22 (56.41%) Ajax
5 20 (51.28%) SOAP
6 19 (48.72%) Web Services
6 19 (48.72%) Spring
7 17 (43.59%) JSON
8 15 (38.46%) JSP
9 12 (30.77%) JDBC
10 11 (28.21%) CSS3
10 11 (28.21%) HTML5
11 9 (23.08%) J2EE
12 7 (17.95%) XSLT
12 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
13 4 (10.26%) XMLBeans
13 4 (10.26%) Dojo
13 4 (10.26%) Spring MVC
13 4 (10.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Open Source
1 7 (17.95%) User Experience
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (87.18%) Linux
2 28 (71.79%) UNIX
3 5 (12.82%) Solaris
4 4 (10.26%) HPUX
5 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) TDD
1 20 (51.28%) BDD
2 19 (48.72%) Unit Testing
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) MVC
5 15 (38.46%) OO
6 13 (33.33%) Scrum
6 13 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 11 (28.21%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Web Design
10 5 (12.82%) Load Testing
10 5 (12.82%) UML
10 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.82%) User Stories
11 4 (10.26%) Web Development
11 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
11 4 (10.26%) Content Management
12 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) Java
2 27 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 17 (43.59%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) XPath
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Sun Certification
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) IBM
3 4 (10.26%) Interwoven
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
5 2 (5.13%) Progress
6 1 (2.56%) ATG
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Martini
6 1 (2.56%) Elastic Path
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