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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 304 244 224
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -20
Contract jobs citing Ant 98 172 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.89% 5.52% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 94 152
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3394 3117 3001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.62% 12.85% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2453 2244 2055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 32
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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 23 July 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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 22 £425 -5.55% 9
Croydon - 5 £300 -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 228 (85.07%) Java
2 182 (67.91%) Maven
3 118 (44.03%) Subversion
4 113 (42.16%) Oracle
5 112 (41.79%) Web Services
6 109 (40.67%) J2EE
7 106 (39.55%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (39.18%) Linux
9 93 (34.70%) SOAP
10 86 (32.09%) Scrum
11 85 (31.72%) SQL
11 85 (31.72%) HTML
12 83 (30.97%) Spring
12 83 (30.97%) XML
12 83 (30.97%) Jenkins
13 82 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (28.73%) TDD
15 73 (27.24%) JUnit
16 68 (25.37%) Finance
17 67 (25.00%) WebLogic
18 60 (22.39%) UNIX
19 59 (22.01%) E-Commerce
19 59 (22.01%) Banking
20 56 (20.90%) Tomcat
21 55 (20.52%) Content Management
22 54 (20.15%) RESTful
23 53 (19.78%) Perforce
24 52 (19.40%) Retail
25 48 (17.91%) JavaScript
26 47 (17.54%) Hibernate

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 56 (20.90%) Tomcat
3 34 (12.69%) Apache
4 28 (10.45%) WebSphere
5 14 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (4.85%) MQSeries
7 11 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.61%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (2.24%) Mule
9 6 (2.24%) Confluence
9 6 (2.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (1.49%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.12%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (1.12%) Node.js
13 2 (0.75%) Jetty
13 2 (0.75%) LiveLink
13 2 (0.75%) OpenCms
14 1 (0.37%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) MS Office
1 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.99%) Tridion
2 5 (1.87%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.34%) Internet
2 10 (3.73%) HTTP
3 7 (2.61%) 3G
3 7 (2.61%) 2G
3 7 (2.61%) 4G
4 5 (1.87%) SSL
5 4 (1.49%) FTP
6 3 (1.12%) DNS
6 3 (1.12%) Intranet
7 2 (0.75%) LDAP
8 1 (0.37%) WAN
8 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.37%) RIP
8 1 (0.37%) SNMP
8 1 (0.37%) VPN
8 1 (0.37%) SSH
8 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.37%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.82%) Relational Database
2 27 (10.07%) MySQL
3 20 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.46%) RDBMS
4 19 (7.09%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.60%) DB2
6 14 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.12%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.75%) SQLite
8 2 (0.75%) KDB
9 1 (0.37%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.37%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 182 (67.91%) Maven
2 118 (44.03%) Subversion
3 83 (30.97%) Jenkins
4 73 (27.24%) JUnit
5 43 (16.04%) JIRA
6 40 (14.93%) Selenium
6 40 (14.93%) Git (software)
7 37 (13.81%) Eclipse
8 36 (13.43%) Apache Ivy
9 31 (11.57%) TeamCity
10 29 (10.82%) Hudson
11 19 (7.09%) Mercurial
12 18 (6.72%) Visual Studio
13 17 (6.34%) CruiseControl
13 17 (6.34%) SoapUI
14 16 (5.97%) Cucumber
15 14 (5.22%) Gerrit
15 14 (5.22%) WebDriver
15 14 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (4.48%) AnthillPro
General
1 68 (25.37%) Finance
2 59 (22.01%) Banking
3 52 (19.40%) Retail
4 22 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 21 (7.84%) Front Office
6 9 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.87%) Publishing
8 4 (1.49%) Games
8 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.12%) Advertising
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Law
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 148 (55.22%) Developer
2 84 (31.34%) Java Developer
3 29 (10.82%) Senior Developer
4 22 (8.21%) Senior Java Developer
5 19 (7.09%) Release Manager
6 14 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (4.85%) Architect
7 13 (4.85%) Build Manager
7 13 (4.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 11 (4.10%) Build and Release Manager
9 10 (3.73%) Deployment Manager
10 7 (2.61%) Integration Manager
10 7 (2.61%) Tester
10 7 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.24%) Automation Tester
12 5 (1.87%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (1.87%) Team Leader
12 5 (1.87%) Test Leader
12 5 (1.87%) Build Engineer
12 5 (1.87%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (41.79%) Web Services
2 109 (40.67%) J2EE
3 93 (34.70%) SOAP
4 85 (31.72%) HTML
5 83 (30.97%) XML
5 83 (30.97%) Spring
6 54 (20.15%) RESTful
7 47 (17.54%) Hibernate
8 46 (17.16%) JMS
9 44 (16.42%) Struts
10 41 (15.30%) XSD
10 41 (15.30%) XSL
11 39 (14.55%) REST
12 38 (14.18%) JSP
12 38 (14.18%) WSDL
13 31 (11.57%) Java EE
14 28 (10.45%) CSS
15 25 (9.33%) JDBC
15 25 (9.33%) XSLT
16 24 (8.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.69%) Social Media
1 34 (12.69%) iPad
2 18 (6.72%) Derivative
3 17 (6.34%) Fixed Income
4 15 (5.60%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.85%) Open Source
6 11 (4.10%) Mobile Banking
7 10 (3.73%) Mathematics
7 10 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (3.36%) Mobile Payment
8 9 (3.36%) Web 2.0
9 8 (2.99%) Handset
9 8 (2.99%) W3C
10 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.12%) Online Games
12 1 (0.37%) Data Conversion
12 1 (0.37%) RIA
12 1 (0.37%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (39.18%) Linux
2 60 (22.39%) UNIX
3 31 (11.57%) Windows
4 13 (4.85%) Windows XP
4 13 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.73%) Solaris
6 9 (3.36%) HPUX
7 7 (2.61%) AIX
8 4 (1.49%) Android
9 2 (0.75%) Debian
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.37%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.55%) Continuous Integration
2 86 (32.09%) Scrum
3 82 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (28.73%) TDD
5 59 (22.01%) E-Commerce
6 55 (20.52%) Content Management
7 44 (16.42%) MVC
8 39 (14.55%) OO
9 37 (13.81%) Waterfall
10 34 (12.69%) ERP
11 33 (12.31%) UML
12 29 (10.82%) SOA
13 28 (10.45%) DevOps
14 27 (10.07%) BDD
15 25 (9.33%) Unit Testing
16 24 (8.96%) Test Automation
17 16 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (5.60%) Configuration Management
19 14 (5.22%) Automated Testing
20 13 (4.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 228 (85.07%) Java
2 85 (31.72%) SQL
3 48 (17.91%) JavaScript
4 42 (15.67%) Python
5 40 (14.93%) Groovy
6 34 (12.69%) Perl
7 28 (10.45%) PL/SQL
8 22 (8.21%) Bash Shell
9 17 (6.34%) XPath
9 17 (6.34%) Scala
10 14 (5.22%) C#
11 13 (4.85%) C++
12 11 (4.10%) Ruby
13 8 (2.99%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.24%) XQuery
15 3 (1.12%) C
15 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.75%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.75%) Golang
16 2 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (5.97%) Degree
2 12 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.24%) OCPJP
3 6 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.49%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.75%) CCA
5 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.37%) CCNP
6 1 (0.37%) CCNA
6 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.58%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) WCAG
2 1 (0.37%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (4.48%) vCloud
2 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.75%) Samba
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (11.19%) Puppet
2 13 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.99%) Nagios
5 5 (1.87%) Capistrano
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.12%) Opsview
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.37%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.37%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.37%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 113 (42.16%) Oracle
2 53 (19.78%) Perforce
3 45 (16.79%) ATG
4 42 (15.67%) JBoss
5 39 (14.55%) Endeca
6 25 (9.33%) IBM
7 17 (6.34%) VMware
8 11 (4.10%) TIBCO
9 10 (3.73%) Sun
9 10 (3.73%) HP
10 9 (3.36%) Interwoven
10 9 (3.36%) hybris
11 8 (2.99%) Elastic Path
11 8 (2.99%) Blue Martini
12 7 (2.61%) Apple
13 6 (2.24%) Google
14 5 (1.87%) Adobe
15 3 (1.12%) Microsoft
15 3 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (1.12%) Sybase
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