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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 319 237 255
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +18
Contract jobs citing Ant 99 199 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.75% 5.97% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 122 130
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£500 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +21.75%
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
3601 3335 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.75% 13.27% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 2384 1956
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £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 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +44.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £20.00 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +4 21 £525 +16.66% 7
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 187 (87.38%) Java
2 148 (69.16%) Maven
3 121 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (51.40%) Subversion
5 107 (50.00%) Oracle
6 95 (44.39%) Linux
7 94 (43.93%) J2EE
8 93 (43.46%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (42.99%) Web Services
10 85 (39.72%) HTML
11 84 (39.25%) TDD
12 80 (37.38%) XML
13 78 (36.45%) SOAP
14 76 (35.51%) Spring
15 73 (34.11%) Scrum
16 67 (31.31%) WebLogic
16 67 (31.31%) SQL
17 62 (28.97%) Tomcat
18 59 (27.57%) JavaScript
18 59 (27.57%) JUnit
18 59 (27.57%) E-Commerce
19 55 (25.70%) Content Management
20 54 (25.23%) UNIX
21 51 (23.83%) Retail
22 50 (23.36%) JBoss
23 48 (22.43%) XSD
23 48 (22.43%) RESTful
23 48 (22.43%) Jenkins
24 46 (21.50%) Hibernate
25 44 (20.56%) ATG

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 67 (31.31%) WebLogic
2 62 (28.97%) Tomcat
3 34 (15.89%) Apache
4 23 (10.75%) WebSphere
5 10 (4.67%) MQSeries
6 9 (4.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.34%) Mule
9 4 (1.87%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.87%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.40%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (1.40%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.93%) nginx
11 2 (0.93%) Confluence
11 2 (0.93%) OpenCms
11 2 (0.93%) Jetty
11 2 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (0.93%) Node.js
12 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Tridion
2 2 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.21%) Internet
2 6 (2.80%) HTTP
3 3 (1.40%) 3G
3 3 (1.40%) 2G
3 3 (1.40%) 4G
4 2 (0.93%) LDAP
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.47%) AMQP
5 1 (0.47%) BGP
5 1 (0.47%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.47%) X.509
5 1 (0.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) IPsec
5 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.47%) RIP
5 1 (0.47%) SNMP
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.22%) Relational Database
2 27 (12.62%) MySQL
3 20 (9.35%) SQL Server
4 18 (8.41%) RDBMS
5 13 (6.07%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.67%) DB2
6 10 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.87%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.93%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.93%) Redis
10 1 (0.47%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.47%) Big Data
10 1 (0.47%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.47%) SQLite
10 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 148 (69.16%) Maven
2 110 (51.40%) Subversion
3 59 (27.57%) JUnit
4 48 (22.43%) Jenkins
5 44 (20.56%) Eclipse
6 39 (18.22%) Selenium
7 31 (14.49%) JIRA
7 31 (14.49%) Git (software)
8 28 (13.08%) TeamCity
9 18 (8.41%) Hudson
10 14 (6.54%) SoapUI
10 14 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (6.07%) Cucumber
11 13 (6.07%) Apache Ivy
12 12 (5.61%) IntelliJ
12 12 (5.61%) CruiseControl
13 11 (5.14%) Mercurial
13 11 (5.14%) Gerrit
14 10 (4.67%) Mockito
14 10 (4.67%) FitNesse
General
1 51 (23.83%) Retail
2 40 (18.69%) Finance
3 33 (15.42%) Banking
4 19 (8.88%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.80%) Front Office
5 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.34%) Marketing
7 4 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.40%) Publishing
8 3 (1.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 141 (65.89%) Developer
2 77 (35.98%) Java Developer
3 19 (8.88%) Senior Developer
4 17 (7.94%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (6.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 14 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (2.80%) Deployment Manager
7 5 (2.34%) Tester
7 5 (2.34%) Java Swing Developer
8 4 (1.87%) Build Manager
8 4 (1.87%) Architect
8 4 (1.87%) Analyst
8 4 (1.87%) Applications Developer
8 4 (1.87%) Consultant
8 4 (1.87%) Lead Developer
8 4 (1.87%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (1.87%) Automation Tester
8 4 (1.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (1.40%) Build and Release Manager
9 3 (1.40%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (43.93%) J2EE
2 92 (42.99%) Web Services
3 85 (39.72%) HTML
4 80 (37.38%) XML
5 78 (36.45%) SOAP
6 76 (35.51%) Spring
7 48 (22.43%) XSD
7 48 (22.43%) RESTful
8 46 (21.50%) Hibernate
9 44 (20.56%) XSL
10 41 (19.16%) WSDL
11 36 (16.82%) CSS
11 36 (16.82%) JSP
12 31 (14.49%) Struts
13 30 (14.02%) JMS
14 29 (13.55%) jQuery
15 27 (12.62%) REST
16 21 (9.81%) Ajax
17 18 (8.41%) Spring MVC
17 18 (8.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.76%) Social Media
1 38 (17.76%) iPad
2 15 (7.01%) Open Source
3 9 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.21%) W3C
4 8 (3.74%) Derivative
5 7 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.80%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.87%) Handset
7 4 (1.87%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.93%) User Experience
9 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.47%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.47%) PKI
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 95 (44.39%) Linux
2 54 (25.23%) UNIX
3 17 (7.94%) Windows
4 9 (4.21%) Solaris
5 6 (2.80%) HPUX
6 5 (2.34%) AIX
7 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.40%) Android
7 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (56.54%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (43.46%) Continuous Integration
3 84 (39.25%) TDD
4 73 (34.11%) Scrum
5 59 (27.57%) E-Commerce
6 55 (25.70%) Content Management
7 41 (19.16%) Waterfall
8 38 (17.76%) ERP
9 37 (17.29%) MVC
10 33 (15.42%) OO
11 26 (12.15%) DevOps
12 24 (11.21%) BDD
13 21 (9.81%) SOA
13 21 (9.81%) Configuration Management
14 19 (8.88%) UML
14 19 (8.88%) Unit Testing
15 15 (7.01%) Test Automation
15 15 (7.01%) Multithreading
16 12 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (5.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 187 (87.38%) Java
2 67 (31.31%) SQL
3 59 (27.57%) JavaScript
4 41 (19.16%) Groovy
5 23 (10.75%) PL/SQL
6 22 (10.28%) Python
7 19 (8.88%) Bash Shell
8 14 (6.54%) Perl
9 12 (5.61%) C#
10 8 (3.74%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.74%) XPath
11 6 (2.80%) Ruby
12 3 (1.40%) C
12 3 (1.40%) PHP
12 3 (1.40%) Scala
13 2 (0.93%) Golang
13 2 (0.93%) C++
13 2 (0.93%) XAML
13 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.88%) Degree
2 11 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.80%) OCPJP
4 5 (2.34%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.48%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (4.21%) vCloud
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (10.75%) Puppet
2 11 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.34%) Nagios
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.93%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.47%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.47%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.47%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) logstash
6 1 (0.47%) Salt
6 1 (0.47%) Kibana
6 1 (0.47%) Opsview
Vendors
1 107 (50.00%) Oracle
2 50 (23.36%) JBoss
3 44 (20.56%) ATG
4 42 (19.63%) Endeca
5 40 (18.69%) Perforce
6 22 (10.28%) IBM
7 11 (5.14%) VMware
8 9 (4.21%) hybris
9 7 (3.27%) Sun
9 7 (3.27%) Sybase
10 6 (2.80%) Interwoven
10 6 (2.80%) Google
11 4 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.87%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.87%) Blue Martini
11 4 (1.87%) Elastic Path
11 4 (1.87%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.40%) Apple
12 3 (1.40%) HP
12 3 (1.40%) Demandware
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