The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 294 285 248
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -37
Contract jobs citing Ant 119 133 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.53% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.36% 4.29% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 101 105
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£500 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £65.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £24.70
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +56.88%
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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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3537 3099 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.86% 12.46% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2727 2275 1987
Average daily rate £425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 17
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £85.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the London region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in London

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the London region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the London region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Ant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the London region over the 3 months to 25 November 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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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
City of London +27 26 £565 +25.41% 11
Westminster - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 176 (83.81%) Java
2 150 (71.43%) Maven
3 132 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (54.76%) Oracle
5 98 (46.67%) Linux
6 95 (45.24%) Continuous Integration
7 90 (42.86%) HTML
7 90 (42.86%) Subversion
8 81 (38.57%) TDD
9 75 (35.71%) Web Services
10 73 (34.76%) XML
10 73 (34.76%) JavaScript
11 72 (34.29%) UNIX
12 68 (32.38%) SOAP
12 68 (32.38%) Scrum
13 64 (30.48%) Spring
13 64 (30.48%) J2EE
14 63 (30.00%) SQL
14 63 (30.00%) JBoss
15 54 (25.71%) Banking
16 53 (25.24%) Content Management
16 53 (25.24%) E-Commerce
17 50 (23.81%) WebLogic
17 50 (23.81%) Relational Database
18 49 (23.33%) JUnit
19 48 (22.86%) Finance
19 48 (22.86%) Groovy
20 47 (22.38%) XSD
21 44 (20.95%) RESTful
22 42 (20.00%) Hibernate

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 63 (30.00%) JBoss
2 50 (23.81%) WebLogic
3 41 (19.52%) Tomcat
4 31 (14.76%) Apache
5 12 (5.71%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.38%) Confluence
7 4 (1.90%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.95%) Node.js
9 2 (0.95%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.48%) OpenCms
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.48%) Drupal
10 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.48%) Adaptiv
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.95%) GitHub
2 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.48%) Heroku
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.86%) HTTP
1 6 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.43%) DNS
2 3 (1.43%) DHCP
2 3 (1.43%) Internet
3 2 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.48%) 2G
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) 3G
4 1 (0.48%) DMZ
4 1 (0.48%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 19 (9.05%) RDBMS
3 18 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 17 (8.10%) MySQL
5 13 (6.19%) DB2
6 12 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 9 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.95%) Redis
10 2 (0.95%) Big Data
10 2 (0.95%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 150 (71.43%) Maven
2 90 (42.86%) Subversion
3 49 (23.33%) JUnit
4 40 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 39 (18.57%) Selenium
6 34 (16.19%) Git (software)
7 31 (14.76%) Eclipse
8 28 (13.33%) TeamCity
9 23 (10.95%) JIRA
10 20 (9.52%) CruiseControl
11 19 (9.05%) IntelliJ
12 17 (8.10%) Hudson
12 17 (8.10%) SoapUI
13 12 (5.71%) ClearCase
13 12 (5.71%) Gradle
14 11 (5.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (4.76%) JMeter
16 9 (4.29%) Mockito
16 9 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (3.81%) VisualVM
General
1 54 (25.71%) Banking
2 48 (22.86%) Finance
3 42 (20.00%) Retail
4 34 (16.19%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.19%) Front Office
6 10 (4.76%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.86%) Advertising
8 4 (1.90%) Marketing
8 4 (1.90%) Games
9 2 (0.95%) Legal
9 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.95%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 127 (60.48%) Developer
2 60 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.05%) Senior Developer
5 16 (7.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (3.81%) Release Manager
8 5 (2.38%) Development Manager
8 5 (2.38%) Tester
8 5 (2.38%) Java Swing Developer
8 5 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (1.90%) Automation Tester
9 4 (1.90%) Consultant
9 4 (1.90%) Analyst
9 4 (1.90%) Administrator
9 4 (1.90%) Programmer
9 4 (1.90%) Applications Developer
9 4 (1.90%) Java Programmer
9 4 (1.90%) Build Manager
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (42.86%) HTML
2 75 (35.71%) Web Services
3 73 (34.76%) XML
4 68 (32.38%) SOAP
5 64 (30.48%) Spring
5 64 (30.48%) J2EE
6 47 (22.38%) XSD
7 44 (20.95%) RESTful
8 42 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 40 (19.05%) XSL
9 40 (19.05%) CSS
10 37 (17.62%) WSDL
11 36 (17.14%) JSP
12 24 (11.43%) JDBC
12 24 (11.43%) Ajax
13 19 (9.05%) JSON
13 19 (9.05%) Servlets
13 19 (9.05%) REST
13 19 (9.05%) Spring MVC
14 18 (8.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.19%) iPad
1 34 (16.19%) Social Media
2 17 (8.10%) Derivative
3 13 (6.19%) Open Source
4 12 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.38%) Market Risk
7 5 (2.38%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.38%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.90%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.95%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.95%) Equities
9 2 (0.95%) Handset
10 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 98 (46.67%) Linux
2 72 (34.29%) UNIX
3 41 (19.52%) Windows
4 15 (7.14%) AIX
5 9 (4.29%) Solaris
6 6 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.43%) VMS
8 2 (0.95%) CentOS
8 2 (0.95%) HPUX
8 2 (0.95%) zOS
9 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (45.24%) Continuous Integration
3 81 (38.57%) TDD
4 68 (32.38%) Scrum
5 53 (25.24%) Content Management
5 53 (25.24%) E-Commerce
6 35 (16.67%) ERP
6 35 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 33 (15.71%) Configuration Management
7 33 (15.71%) DevOps
8 29 (13.81%) MVC
9 19 (9.05%) OO
10 18 (8.57%) BDD
11 17 (8.10%) Technical Architecture
12 16 (7.62%) Multithreading
12 16 (7.62%) SOA
13 15 (7.14%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.19%) User Stories
15 12 (5.71%) Test Automation
15 12 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 176 (83.81%) Java
2 73 (34.76%) JavaScript
3 63 (30.00%) SQL
4 48 (22.86%) Groovy
5 31 (14.76%) Perl
6 26 (12.38%) Shell Script
7 24 (11.43%) Python
8 16 (7.62%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.24%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.29%) C#
11 8 (3.81%) Scala
12 5 (2.38%) Ruby
13 4 (1.90%) XPath
14 3 (1.43%) C
14 3 (1.43%) Golang
14 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.95%) C-shell
15 2 (0.95%) C++
15 2 (0.95%) VBScript
15 2 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (9.05%) Degree
2 9 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.90%) OCPJP
4 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.95%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) vCloud
1 1 (0.48%) Docker
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (9.05%) Puppet
2 14 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.86%) Control-M
4 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.95%) Ansible
4 2 (0.95%) Nagios
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.48%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.48%) logstash
5 1 (0.48%) Salt
5 1 (0.48%) Kibana
5 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 115 (54.76%) Oracle
2 37 (17.62%) Perforce
3 35 (16.67%) ATG
3 35 (16.67%) Endeca
4 16 (7.62%) Sybase
5 11 (5.24%) IBM
6 9 (4.29%) Google
7 7 (3.33%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.90%) Sun
9 3 (1.43%) Reuters
9 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.95%) Interwoven
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft
10 2 (0.95%) Adobe
11 1 (0.48%) VMware
11 1 (0.48%) CA
11 1 (0.48%) Informatica
11 1 (0.48%) Murex
11 1 (0.48%) HP
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