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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 318 249 243
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 92 187 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.57% 5.66% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 108 134
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£525 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
3583 3302 2967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.76% 13.10% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2554 2374 2032
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 23
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £23.59 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.35 £59.00 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +9 20 £550 +22.22% 13
Croydon - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 186 (84.93%) Java
2 153 (69.86%) Maven
3 109 (49.77%) Subversion
4 108 (49.32%) Oracle
5 103 (47.03%) J2EE
6 99 (45.21%) Linux
7 98 (44.75%) Web Services
8 95 (43.38%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (36.99%) SOAP
10 80 (36.53%) HTML
11 79 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
12 76 (34.70%) Scrum
13 75 (34.25%) TDD
14 74 (33.79%) XML
15 70 (31.96%) Spring
15 70 (31.96%) SQL
16 69 (31.51%) WebLogic
17 63 (28.77%) E-Commerce
18 58 (26.48%) Jenkins
19 56 (25.57%) Tomcat
20 55 (25.11%) JUnit
21 53 (24.20%) Content Management
21 53 (24.20%) Retail
22 52 (23.74%) UNIX
22 52 (23.74%) JBoss
23 50 (22.83%) RESTful
24 46 (21.00%) ATG
25 45 (20.55%) Perforce
25 45 (20.55%) JavaScript
26 44 (20.09%) XSD

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 69 (31.51%) WebLogic
2 56 (25.57%) Tomcat
3 33 (15.07%) Apache
4 22 (10.05%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (4.57%) MQSeries
7 7 (3.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.74%) Mule
9 5 (2.28%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.83%) Confluence
10 4 (1.83%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.37%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.91%) OpenCms
12 2 (0.91%) Node.js
12 2 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.91%) nginx
12 2 (0.91%) Jetty
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Tridion
2 2 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.02%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.91%) GitHub
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.02%) Internet
2 7 (3.20%) HTTP
3 5 (2.28%) 4G
3 5 (2.28%) 2G
3 5 (2.28%) 3G
4 4 (1.83%) FTP
5 3 (1.37%) SSL
6 2 (0.91%) LDAP
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.46%) AMQP
7 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.46%) Firewall
7 1 (0.46%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.46%) X.509
7 1 (0.46%) IPsec
7 1 (0.46%) SSH
7 1 (0.46%) DMZ
7 1 (0.46%) BGP
7 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.16%) Relational Database
2 28 (12.79%) MySQL
3 19 (8.68%) RDBMS
4 17 (7.76%) SQL Server
5 12 (5.48%) DB2
5 12 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (5.48%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.91%) Redis
8 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.91%) KDB
9 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.46%) SQLite
9 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 153 (69.86%) Maven
2 109 (49.77%) Subversion
3 58 (26.48%) Jenkins
4 55 (25.11%) JUnit
5 40 (18.26%) Eclipse
6 36 (16.44%) JIRA
6 36 (16.44%) Selenium
7 31 (14.16%) Git (software)
8 28 (12.79%) TeamCity
9 18 (8.22%) Hudson
9 18 (8.22%) Apache Ivy
10 14 (6.39%) Mercurial
10 14 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (6.39%) Cucumber
11 13 (5.94%) Gerrit
11 13 (5.94%) SoapUI
11 13 (5.94%) CruiseControl
12 10 (4.57%) Visual Studio
12 10 (4.57%) AnthillPro
12 10 (4.57%) FitNesse
General
1 53 (24.20%) Retail
2 38 (17.35%) Finance
3 32 (14.61%) Banking
4 15 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.48%) Front Office
6 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.83%) Advertising
7 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.91%) Legal
9 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.91%) Marketing
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 133 (60.73%) Developer
2 72 (32.88%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.22%) Senior Developer
4 16 (7.31%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (6.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 14 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (4.11%) Release Manager
7 8 (3.65%) Deployment Manager
8 7 (3.20%) Build Manager
9 6 (2.74%) Architect
9 6 (2.74%) Build and Release Manager
10 5 (2.28%) Test Leader
10 5 (2.28%) Tester
11 4 (1.83%) J2EE Developer
11 4 (1.83%) Integration Manager
11 4 (1.83%) Consultant
11 4 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (1.83%) Applications Developer
11 4 (1.83%) Configuration Manager
11 4 (1.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (47.03%) J2EE
2 98 (44.75%) Web Services
3 81 (36.99%) SOAP
4 80 (36.53%) HTML
5 74 (33.79%) XML
6 70 (31.96%) Spring
7 50 (22.83%) RESTful
8 44 (20.09%) XSD
8 44 (20.09%) XSL
9 42 (19.18%) Hibernate
9 42 (19.18%) WSDL
10 35 (15.98%) JSP
11 33 (15.07%) JMS
12 30 (13.70%) REST
12 30 (13.70%) CSS
13 29 (13.24%) Struts
14 27 (12.33%) jQuery
15 19 (8.68%) JDBC
16 18 (8.22%) Servlets
16 18 (8.22%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.81%) iPad
1 39 (17.81%) Social Media
2 15 (6.85%) Open Source
3 12 (5.48%) Derivative
4 9 (4.11%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.65%) W3C
5 8 (3.65%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.74%) Handset
6 6 (2.74%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.74%) Web 2.0
7 5 (2.28%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.83%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.91%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.91%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.46%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 99 (45.21%) Linux
2 52 (23.74%) UNIX
3 19 (8.68%) Windows
4 8 (3.65%) AIX
5 6 (2.74%) HPUX
5 6 (2.74%) Solaris
6 5 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.28%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.37%) Android
7 3 (1.37%) CentOS
7 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (43.38%) Continuous Integration
2 79 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (34.70%) Scrum
4 75 (34.25%) TDD
5 63 (28.77%) E-Commerce
6 53 (24.20%) Content Management
7 42 (19.18%) Waterfall
8 39 (17.81%) ERP
9 33 (15.07%) MVC
10 29 (13.24%) OO
11 28 (12.79%) DevOps
12 23 (10.50%) SOA
12 23 (10.50%) BDD
13 21 (9.59%) UML
13 21 (9.59%) Configuration Management
14 19 (8.68%) Unit Testing
15 15 (6.85%) Test Automation
16 13 (5.94%) Multithreading
16 13 (5.94%) OOP
17 11 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (84.93%) Java
2 70 (31.96%) SQL
3 45 (20.55%) JavaScript
4 43 (19.63%) Groovy
5 29 (13.24%) Python
6 24 (10.96%) PL/SQL
7 22 (10.05%) Perl
8 19 (8.68%) Bash Shell
9 10 (4.57%) C#
10 9 (4.11%) XPath
11 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.65%) Scala
12 5 (2.28%) Ruby
12 5 (2.28%) C++
13 3 (1.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.91%) XQuery
14 2 (0.91%) C
14 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.91%) XAML
14 2 (0.91%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (7.31%) Degree
2 11 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.74%) OCPJP
3 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.28%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CCNP
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.22%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (5.02%) vCloud
2 2 (0.91%) Samba
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) Docker
3 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (11.42%) Puppet
2 11 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.28%) Nagios
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.91%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.46%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.46%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.46%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.46%) Ansible
6 1 (0.46%) logstash
6 1 (0.46%) Salt
6 1 (0.46%) Kibana
6 1 (0.46%) Opsview
6 1 (0.46%) Icinga
6 1 (0.46%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 108 (49.32%) Oracle
2 52 (23.74%) JBoss
3 46 (21.00%) ATG
4 45 (20.55%) Perforce
5 44 (20.09%) Endeca
6 20 (9.13%) IBM
7 14 (6.39%) VMware
8 9 (4.11%) hybris
8 9 (4.11%) Sun
9 6 (2.74%) HP
9 6 (2.74%) Interwoven
9 6 (2.74%) TIBCO
9 6 (2.74%) Google
10 5 (2.28%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.28%) Apple
11 4 (1.83%) Blue Martini
11 4 (1.83%) Elastic Path
12 3 (1.37%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.37%) Demandware
12 3 (1.37%) Green Hat
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