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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 314 243 250
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +7
Contract jobs citing Ant 100 192 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.76% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.82% 5.73% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 127 126
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £338 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
-9.96% +57.77%
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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
3544 3349 2882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.62% 13.28% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2643 2393 1945
Average daily rate £420 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £20.35 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £56.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +16 20 £550 +10.00% 10
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 182 (87.50%) Java
2 138 (66.35%) Maven
3 120 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (52.40%) Oracle
5 102 (49.04%) Subversion
6 95 (45.67%) Linux
7 92 (44.23%) J2EE
8 91 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (42.79%) Web Services
10 82 (39.42%) HTML
11 80 (38.46%) TDD
12 78 (37.50%) Spring
13 77 (37.02%) XML
14 76 (36.54%) SOAP
15 73 (35.10%) Scrum
16 69 (33.17%) SQL
17 66 (31.73%) JavaScript
18 61 (29.33%) WebLogic
18 61 (29.33%) Tomcat
19 58 (27.88%) E-Commerce
20 57 (27.40%) JUnit
21 55 (26.44%) UNIX
22 53 (25.48%) Content Management
23 49 (23.56%) Hibernate
24 48 (23.08%) JBoss
25 46 (22.12%) XSD
25 46 (22.12%) RESTful
26 44 (21.15%) Relational Database
26 44 (21.15%) Eclipse
27 43 (20.67%) Retail

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 61 (29.33%) WebLogic
1 61 (29.33%) Tomcat
2 33 (15.87%) Apache
3 22 (10.58%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.33%) MQSeries
5 8 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.92%) Mule
7 4 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.44%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.96%) OpenCms
9 2 (0.96%) Jetty
9 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.96%) nginx
9 2 (0.96%) Confluence
10 1 (0.48%) Drupal
10 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.48%) Node.js
10 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Tridion
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.44%) GitHub
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.37%) Internet
2 5 (2.40%) HTTP
3 3 (1.44%) 4G
3 3 (1.44%) 2G
3 3 (1.44%) 3G
4 2 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.48%) AMQP
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.48%) IPsec
5 1 (0.48%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) LDAP
5 1 (0.48%) DMZ
5 1 (0.48%) BGP
5 1 (0.48%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.48%) RIP
5 1 (0.48%) SNMP
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.15%) Relational Database
2 27 (12.98%) MySQL
3 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
4 20 (9.62%) RDBMS
5 12 (5.77%) DB2
6 11 (5.29%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.92%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.96%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.96%) Redis
9 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.48%) Big Data
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 138 (66.35%) Maven
2 102 (49.04%) Subversion
3 57 (27.40%) JUnit
4 44 (21.15%) Eclipse
5 43 (20.67%) Jenkins
6 40 (19.23%) Selenium
7 29 (13.94%) JIRA
8 28 (13.46%) Git (software)
8 28 (13.46%) TeamCity
9 17 (8.17%) Hudson
9 17 (8.17%) SoapUI
10 15 (7.21%) IntelliJ
11 13 (6.25%) Apache Ivy
11 13 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (5.77%) CruiseControl
12 12 (5.77%) Cucumber
13 10 (4.81%) Gerrit
13 10 (4.81%) Mercurial
14 9 (4.33%) FitNesse
14 9 (4.33%) Gradle
General
1 43 (20.67%) Retail
2 41 (19.71%) Finance
3 33 (15.87%) Banking
4 19 (9.13%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.37%) Front Office
6 5 (2.40%) Marketing
6 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.40%) Advertising
7 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.44%) Legal
8 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.96%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 140 (67.31%) Developer
2 81 (38.94%) Java Developer
3 20 (9.62%) Senior Developer
4 18 (8.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (6.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 14 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (2.40%) Java Swing Developer
6 5 (2.40%) Deployment Manager
6 5 (2.40%) Tester
7 4 (1.92%) Applications Developer
7 4 (1.92%) Build Manager
7 4 (1.92%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (1.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (1.92%) Automation Tester
8 3 (1.44%) Test Leader
8 3 (1.44%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (1.44%) Build and Release Manager
8 3 (1.44%) Transition Manager
8 3 (1.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (1.44%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (44.23%) J2EE
2 89 (42.79%) Web Services
3 82 (39.42%) HTML
4 78 (37.50%) Spring
5 77 (37.02%) XML
6 76 (36.54%) SOAP
7 49 (23.56%) Hibernate
8 46 (22.12%) XSD
8 46 (22.12%) RESTful
9 41 (19.71%) JSP
9 41 (19.71%) XSL
10 38 (18.27%) WSDL
11 37 (17.79%) CSS
12 31 (14.90%) Struts
13 27 (12.98%) JMS
14 26 (12.50%) jQuery
15 24 (11.54%) Ajax
16 23 (11.06%) REST
17 20 (9.62%) Servlets
18 19 (9.13%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.83%) Social Media
1 35 (16.83%) iPad
2 15 (7.21%) Open Source
3 12 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.81%) Derivative
5 8 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.85%) W3C
6 5 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.40%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.40%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.92%) Handset
7 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.92%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.44%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.48%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 95 (45.67%) Linux
2 55 (26.44%) UNIX
3 23 (11.06%) Windows
4 11 (5.29%) Solaris
5 10 (4.81%) AIX
6 5 (2.40%) HPUX
7 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.44%) VMS
8 2 (0.96%) zOS
8 2 (0.96%) CentOS
8 2 (0.96%) Android
9 1 (0.48%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (38.46%) TDD
4 73 (35.10%) Scrum
5 58 (27.88%) E-Commerce
6 53 (25.48%) Content Management
7 38 (18.27%) Waterfall
8 36 (17.31%) ERP
9 35 (16.83%) MVC
10 32 (15.38%) OO
11 25 (12.02%) Configuration Management
12 24 (11.54%) DevOps
13 21 (10.10%) SOA
14 19 (9.13%) BDD
15 17 (8.17%) UML
15 17 (8.17%) Unit Testing
16 16 (7.69%) Multithreading
17 14 (6.73%) Test Automation
18 12 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (5.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 182 (87.50%) Java
2 69 (33.17%) SQL
3 66 (31.73%) JavaScript
4 39 (18.75%) Groovy
5 25 (12.02%) Python
6 23 (11.06%) PL/SQL
7 17 (8.17%) Perl
8 16 (7.69%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.29%) C#
10 10 (4.81%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.88%) XPath
12 5 (2.40%) Scala
13 4 (1.92%) Ruby
14 3 (1.44%) Golang
14 3 (1.44%) C
15 2 (0.96%) C++
15 2 (0.96%) PHP
15 2 (0.96%) XAML
16 1 (0.48%) BeanShell
16 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (10.58%) Degree
2 11 (5.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.88%) OCPJP
3 6 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.40%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CCNP
6 1 (0.48%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (3.85%) vCloud
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (8.65%) Puppet
2 8 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.96%) Nagios
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.48%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.48%) Ansible
5 1 (0.48%) logstash
5 1 (0.48%) Salt
5 1 (0.48%) Kibana
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 109 (52.40%) Oracle
2 48 (23.08%) JBoss
3 39 (18.75%) ATG
4 38 (18.27%) Endeca
5 37 (17.79%) Perforce
6 20 (9.62%) IBM
7 9 (4.33%) VMware
8 8 (3.85%) Sybase
8 8 (3.85%) hybris
9 6 (2.88%) Sun
9 6 (2.88%) Google
10 5 (2.40%) Interwoven
11 4 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.92%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.44%) Elastic Path
12 3 (1.44%) Green Hat
12 3 (1.44%) Blue Martini
12 3 (1.44%) Apple
12 3 (1.44%) HP
12 3 (1.44%) Microsoft
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