The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 248 264 278
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +14
Contract jobs citing Ant 175 128 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.42% 4.75% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 87 97
Average daily rate £519 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3226 2694 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.33% 12.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2006 1817
Average daily rate £413 £420 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Average hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £54.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Ant
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 59 £525 +16.66% 8
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 244 (79.74%) Java
2 209 (68.30%) Maven
3 124 (40.52%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (38.56%) Subversion
5 108 (35.29%) Web Services
6 107 (34.97%) Oracle
7 105 (34.31%) XML
8 101 (33.01%) Jenkins
9 97 (31.70%) SQL
9 97 (31.70%) Finance
10 95 (31.05%) TDD
10 95 (31.05%) JUnit
11 90 (29.41%) HTML
12 88 (28.76%) Linux
13 86 (28.10%) SOAP
13 86 (28.10%) Banking
14 85 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
15 82 (26.80%) J2EE
16 78 (25.49%) Scrum
17 77 (25.16%) Spring
18 68 (22.22%) UNIX
19 63 (20.59%) JMS
20 59 (19.28%) Struts
21 58 (18.95%) E-Commerce
21 58 (18.95%) Content Management
21 58 (18.95%) Hibernate
22 57 (18.63%) RESTful
23 56 (18.30%) JavaScript
23 56 (18.30%) Perl
24 54 (17.65%) Selenium

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (13.73%) Tomcat
2 38 (12.42%) WebLogic
3 34 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 21 (6.86%) Apache
5 15 (4.90%) MQSeries
5 15 (4.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (3.27%) TIBCO EMS
7 10 (3.27%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (2.94%) Confluence
9 8 (2.61%) Adobe CQ
9 8 (2.61%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.63%) Mule
11 4 (1.31%) CMS
11 4 (1.31%) Node.js
12 3 (0.98%) LiveLink
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.65%) Jetty
13 2 (0.65%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) MS Office
2 4 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (4.58%) Tridion
2 5 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.50%) Internet
2 14 (4.58%) HTTP
3 5 (1.63%) 4G
3 5 (1.63%) SSL
3 5 (1.63%) FTP
3 5 (1.63%) 3G
3 5 (1.63%) 2G
4 4 (1.31%) Intranet
4 4 (1.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.65%) OSPF
5 2 (0.65%) BGP
5 2 (0.65%) LDAP
5 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.33%) ADSL
6 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.33%) SSH
6 1 (0.33%) Firewall
6 1 (0.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 32 (10.46%) DB2
3 28 (9.15%) RDBMS
4 22 (7.19%) SQL Server
5 19 (6.21%) MySQL
6 16 (5.23%) Oracle Database
7 13 (4.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.61%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.98%) KDB
11 2 (0.65%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.65%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.65%) SQLite
11 2 (0.65%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.33%) Big Data
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 209 (68.30%) Maven
2 118 (38.56%) Subversion
3 101 (33.01%) Jenkins
4 95 (31.05%) JUnit
5 54 (17.65%) Selenium
6 51 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 38 (12.42%) CruiseControl
8 36 (11.76%) Apache Ivy
9 33 (10.78%) Eclipse
10 32 (10.46%) JIRA
11 30 (9.80%) Hudson
12 29 (9.48%) WebDriver
13 28 (9.15%) TeamCity
14 24 (7.84%) JBehave
14 24 (7.84%) Mercurial
15 22 (7.19%) SoapUI
16 21 (6.86%) ClearCase
16 21 (6.86%) Cucumber
17 18 (5.88%) Visual Studio
18 16 (5.23%) Calabash
General
1 97 (31.70%) Finance
2 86 (28.10%) Banking
3 52 (16.99%) Retail
4 29 (9.48%) Front Office
5 27 (8.82%) Investment Banking
6 14 (4.58%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.59%) Publishing
7 11 (3.59%) Financial Institution
8 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.63%) Games
10 2 (0.65%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 150 (49.02%) Developer
2 84 (27.45%) Java Developer
3 33 (10.78%) Senior Developer
4 27 (8.82%) Architect
5 20 (6.54%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (5.56%) Release Manager
7 14 (4.58%) Build Manager
8 12 (3.92%) Analyst
9 11 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.27%) Tester
10 10 (3.27%) Build Engineer
11 8 (2.61%) Build and Release Manager
11 8 (2.61%) Deployment Manager
12 7 (2.29%) Automation Tester
12 7 (2.29%) Software Engineer
12 7 (2.29%) Consultant
12 7 (2.29%) Configuration Manager
13 6 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (1.96%) Oracle Developer
13 6 (1.96%) Flex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (35.29%) Web Services
2 105 (34.31%) XML
3 90 (29.41%) HTML
4 86 (28.10%) SOAP
5 82 (26.80%) J2EE
6 77 (25.16%) Spring
7 63 (20.59%) JMS
8 59 (19.28%) Struts
9 58 (18.95%) Hibernate
10 57 (18.63%) RESTful
11 40 (13.07%) XSLT
11 40 (13.07%) JSP
11 40 (13.07%) REST
12 39 (12.75%) XSD
13 36 (11.76%) Java EE
14 35 (11.44%) JDBC
15 33 (10.78%) XSL
16 31 (10.13%) JPA
16 31 (10.13%) WSDL
17 29 (9.48%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.48%) Mobile App
2 25 (8.17%) Social Media
3 24 (7.84%) iPad
3 24 (7.84%) Mobile Banking
4 21 (6.86%) Derivative
5 17 (5.56%) Fixed Income
6 14 (4.58%) Web 2.0
7 13 (4.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (3.59%) Open Source
9 10 (3.27%) Mobile Payment
9 10 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.29%) Data Conversion
11 6 (1.96%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.96%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.63%) Handset
13 4 (1.31%) Online Games
14 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.98%) Freedom of Information Act
14 3 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 88 (28.76%) Linux
2 68 (22.22%) UNIX
3 39 (12.75%) Windows
4 16 (5.23%) Solaris
5 14 (4.58%) HPUX
6 13 (4.25%) Windows 7
6 13 (4.25%) Windows XP
7 11 (3.59%) AIX
8 6 (1.96%) Android
9 4 (1.31%) Debian
9 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
10 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (40.52%) Continuous Integration
2 95 (31.05%) TDD
3 85 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (25.49%) Scrum
5 58 (18.95%) E-Commerce
5 58 (18.95%) Content Management
6 45 (14.71%) OO
7 44 (14.38%) UML
7 44 (14.38%) MVC
8 42 (13.73%) SOA
9 38 (12.42%) Test Automation
10 34 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 33 (10.78%) BDD
12 25 (8.17%) Waterfall
13 24 (7.84%) Unit Testing
13 24 (7.84%) ERP
14 23 (7.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.21%) Configuration Management
16 14 (4.58%) RAD
17 13 (4.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 244 (79.74%) Java
2 97 (31.70%) SQL
3 56 (18.30%) JavaScript
3 56 (18.30%) Perl
4 45 (14.71%) Python
5 33 (10.78%) XPath
6 28 (9.15%) Groovy
7 27 (8.82%) Ruby
8 24 (7.84%) Bash Shell
9 17 (5.56%) Scala
9 17 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 16 (5.23%) PL/SQL
10 16 (5.23%) XQuery
11 14 (4.58%) C#
12 13 (4.25%) C++
13 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.98%) PHP
14 2 (0.65%) C
14 2 (0.65%) VBA
14 2 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (6.86%) Degree
2 9 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.63%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.65%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.65%) ISEB
4 2 (0.65%) CCA
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) WCAG
2 1 (0.33%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (2.61%) vCloud
2 4 (1.31%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.65%) Samba
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (12.09%) Puppet
2 18 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.25%) Nagios
4 9 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.96%) Capistrano
6 4 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.33%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.33%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.33%) YUM
7 1 (0.33%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 107 (34.97%) Oracle
2 46 (15.03%) Perforce
3 44 (14.38%) ATG
4 28 (9.15%) IBM
4 28 (9.15%) Endeca
5 26 (8.50%) JBoss
6 16 (5.23%) TIBCO
7 15 (4.90%) VMware
8 14 (4.58%) Interwoven
8 14 (4.58%) Blue Martini
8 14 (4.58%) Elastic Path
9 13 (4.25%) Adobe
10 11 (3.59%) Microsoft
11 10 (3.27%) Sybase
12 8 (2.61%) HP
13 7 (2.29%) hybris
14 6 (1.96%) Sun
15 5 (1.63%) Apple
16 4 (1.31%) BEA
16 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
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