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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 290 342 247
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -95
Contract jobs citing Ant 128 91 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.38% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.52% 2.55% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 70 114
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -
Ant
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
3632 3563 3291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 14.88% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 2527 2362
Average daily rate £438 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Average hourly rate £22.12 £45.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.85% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.30 £24.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £111.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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 +21 38 £525 -2.32% 10
Croydon - 5 £450 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 195 (86.67%) Java
2 133 (59.11%) Linux
3 129 (57.33%) Maven
4 102 (45.33%) Jenkins
5 98 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (38.67%) SQL
6 87 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
7 86 (38.22%) Subversion
8 85 (37.78%) Git (software)
9 84 (37.33%) Oracle
10 82 (36.44%) Python
11 66 (29.33%) JavaScript
12 64 (28.44%) HTML
12 64 (28.44%) Spring
13 61 (27.11%) Web Services
14 60 (26.67%) UNIX
14 60 (26.67%) TDD
15 57 (25.33%) Tomcat
16 56 (24.89%) Windows
16 56 (24.89%) JIRA
17 55 (24.44%) J2EE
18 54 (24.00%) XML
19 52 (23.11%) Perl
20 50 (22.22%) DevOps
21 49 (21.78%) Gradle
22 45 (20.00%) Banking
23 44 (19.56%) Bash Shell
24 43 (19.11%) WebLogic
25 42 (18.67%) E-Commerce
25 42 (18.67%) JBoss

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 57 (25.33%) Tomcat
2 43 (19.11%) WebLogic
3 42 (18.67%) JBoss
4 33 (14.67%) Apache
5 25 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 21 (9.33%) IIS
7 17 (7.56%) Confluence
8 9 (4.00%) MQSeries
9 8 (3.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (3.56%) Jetty
9 8 (3.56%) Node.js
10 7 (3.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (3.11%) nginx
11 6 (2.67%) OpenStack
11 6 (2.67%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (2.22%) GlassFish
13 3 (1.33%) Mule ESB
13 3 (1.33%) Liferay
13 3 (1.33%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.44%) MS Project
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.44%) Tridion
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.33%) IaaS
5 2 (0.89%) Force.com
6 1 (0.44%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.44%) Firewall
2 11 (4.89%) HTTP
3 10 (4.44%) Internet
4 7 (3.11%) SSL
4 7 (3.11%) DMZ
5 6 (2.67%) VPN
6 5 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.78%) AMQP
8 3 (1.33%) FTP
8 3 (1.33%) Multicast
8 3 (1.33%) LDAP
8 3 (1.33%) SMTP
9 2 (0.89%) DHCP
9 2 (0.89%) DNS
10 1 (0.44%) 4G
10 1 (0.44%) Extranet
10 1 (0.44%) X.509
10 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.67%) Oracle Database
2 24 (10.67%) Relational Database
3 21 (9.33%) MySQL
4 15 (6.67%) DB2
5 12 (5.33%) RDBMS
6 11 (4.89%) NoSQL
7 9 (4.00%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.11%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.11%) Big Data
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 129 (57.33%) Maven
2 102 (45.33%) Jenkins
3 86 (38.22%) Subversion
4 85 (37.78%) Git (software)
5 56 (24.89%) JIRA
6 49 (21.78%) Gradle
7 37 (16.44%) Eclipse
8 34 (15.11%) JUnit
9 31 (13.78%) TeamCity
10 27 (12.00%) Hudson
11 22 (9.78%) Selenium
12 19 (8.44%) Mercurial
13 17 (7.56%) ClearCase
14 15 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (5.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (4.89%) Mockito
16 11 (4.89%) MSBuild
16 11 (4.89%) Artifactory
17 8 (3.56%) SoapUI
17 8 (3.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 45 (20.00%) Banking
2 33 (14.67%) Finance
3 25 (11.11%) Retail
4 16 (7.11%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.44%) Front Office
6 9 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.67%) Advertising
8 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.44%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 99 (44.00%) Developer
2 56 (24.89%) Java Developer
3 26 (11.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (10.22%) Senior Developer
5 21 (9.33%) Release Manager
6 19 (8.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (7.11%) Analyst
8 14 (6.22%) Architect
9 12 (5.33%) Build Manager
10 10 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.44%) Build and Release Manager
11 9 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.11%) Applications Developer
12 7 (3.11%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.67%) Software Developer
14 5 (2.22%) Consultant
14 5 (2.22%) Support Analyst
14 5 (2.22%) Technical Support
14 5 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
14 5 (2.22%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (28.44%) HTML
1 64 (28.44%) Spring
2 61 (27.11%) Web Services
3 55 (24.44%) J2EE
4 54 (24.00%) XML
5 40 (17.78%) CSS
6 35 (15.56%) JMS
7 29 (12.89%) SOAP
8 27 (12.00%) REST
9 26 (11.56%) JSP
10 25 (11.11%) jQuery
11 24 (10.67%) Java EE
12 21 (9.33%) JSON
12 21 (9.33%) .NET
12 21 (9.33%) EJB
13 20 (8.89%) Struts
13 20 (8.89%) Hibernate
14 19 (8.44%) XSD
15 17 (7.56%) Spring MVC
15 17 (7.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.56%) Fixed Income
2 14 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.44%) Social Media
4 10 (4.44%) iPad
5 6 (2.67%) Wiki
5 6 (2.67%) Derivative
6 5 (2.22%) Replication
6 5 (2.22%) User Experience
7 4 (1.78%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.78%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (1.78%) Tandem
8 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.33%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.33%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 133 (59.11%) Linux
2 60 (26.67%) UNIX
3 56 (24.89%) Windows
4 23 (10.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.11%) AIX
6 11 (4.89%) CentOS
7 10 (4.44%) Ubuntu
8 8 (3.56%) Solaris
9 4 (1.78%) Android
9 4 (1.78%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (38.67%) Continuous Integration
3 60 (26.67%) TDD
4 50 (22.22%) DevOps
5 42 (18.67%) E-Commerce
6 39 (17.33%) Scrum
7 37 (16.44%) Configuration Management
8 34 (15.11%) MVC
9 28 (12.44%) SOA
9 28 (12.44%) SDLC
10 27 (12.00%) Release Management
11 22 (9.78%) Content Management
12 21 (9.33%) Unit Testing
13 20 (8.89%) Open Source
13 20 (8.89%) ITIL
13 20 (8.89%) UML
13 20 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (8.00%) OO
14 18 (8.00%) BDD
15 16 (7.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 195 (86.67%) Java
2 87 (38.67%) SQL
3 82 (36.44%) Python
4 66 (29.33%) JavaScript
5 52 (23.11%) Perl
6 44 (19.56%) Bash Shell
7 28 (12.44%) C++
8 24 (10.67%) PL/SQL
9 23 (10.22%) Shell Script
9 23 (10.22%) Ruby
10 16 (7.11%) Groovy
11 13 (5.78%) C#
11 13 (5.78%) PHP
12 11 (4.89%) PowerShell
12 11 (4.89%) Scala
13 10 (4.44%) C
14 7 (3.11%) Korn
14 7 (3.11%) Jython
15 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.11%) DV Cleared
3 14 (6.22%) Degree
4 4 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.78%) OCPJP
5 3 (1.33%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) EMIR
2 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (8.00%) Docker
2 7 (3.11%) vCloud
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (17.33%) Puppet
2 27 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (8.00%) Ansible
4 15 (6.67%) BladeLogic
5 11 (4.89%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (2.67%) HAProxy
7 4 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.33%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.33%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.44%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.44%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.44%) SCCM
9 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.44%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.44%) logstash
9 1 (0.44%) Salt
9 1 (0.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 84 (37.33%) Oracle
2 31 (13.78%) Red Hat
3 27 (12.00%) IBM
4 17 (7.56%) Perforce
5 16 (7.11%) TIBCO
6 15 (6.67%) hybris
7 14 (6.22%) ATG
8 12 (5.33%) Sybase
8 12 (5.33%) Splunk
9 10 (4.44%) Endeca
10 9 (4.00%) Atlassian
11 8 (3.56%) Google
12 7 (3.11%) VMware
12 7 (3.11%) Talend
12 7 (3.11%) Sun
13 5 (2.22%) Microsoft
13 5 (2.22%) webMethods
13 5 (2.22%) Solace
14 4 (1.78%) WorldPay
14 4 (1.78%) HP
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