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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 257 230 247
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing Ant 151 182 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.81% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.96% 5.95% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 131 88
Average daily rate
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£475 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.48
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
3042 3061 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.23% 13.66% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 2244 1907
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -14 33 £500 -4.76% 11
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 227 (80.78%) Java
2 199 (70.82%) Maven
3 138 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (48.40%) Oracle
4 136 (48.40%) Linux
5 126 (44.84%) Continuous Integration
6 122 (43.42%) Subversion
7 107 (38.08%) HTML
8 97 (34.52%) SQL
8 97 (34.52%) Jenkins
9 94 (33.45%) UNIX
10 92 (32.74%) Spring
11 87 (30.96%) XML
12 82 (29.18%) JavaScript
13 81 (28.83%) Web Services
14 77 (27.40%) JIRA
15 74 (26.33%) Git (software)
15 74 (26.33%) Windows
15 74 (26.33%) JUnit
16 70 (24.91%) J2EE
17 65 (23.13%) WebLogic
18 64 (22.78%) Tomcat
19 63 (22.42%) JBoss
19 63 (22.42%) CSS
20 60 (21.35%) Finance
21 59 (21.00%) Scrum
22 56 (19.93%) TeamCity
23 54 (19.22%) Hibernate
24 53 (18.86%) TDD
25 52 (18.51%) Banking

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 65 (23.13%) WebLogic
2 64 (22.78%) Tomcat
3 63 (22.42%) JBoss
4 43 (15.30%) Apache
5 23 (8.19%) IIS
6 19 (6.76%) WebSphere
7 14 (4.98%) Confluence
8 9 (3.20%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (2.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (2.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.78%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (1.07%) Node.js
12 3 (1.07%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.07%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.07%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.71%) Jetty
13 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.36%) Mule
14 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.78%) MS Office
2 3 (1.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.07%) MS Project
3 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) Radian6
2 1 (0.36%) Adaptiv
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) GitHub
3 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.36%) Force.com
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.05%) HTTP
2 15 (5.34%) Firewall
3 6 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.14%) DNS
4 4 (1.42%) DHCP
5 3 (1.07%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.07%) Internet
6 2 (0.71%) LDAP
6 2 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.36%) AMQP
7 1 (0.36%) WAN
7 1 (0.36%) RIP
7 1 (0.36%) SNMP
7 1 (0.36%) SSL
7 1 (0.36%) DMZ
7 1 (0.36%) Extranet
7 1 (0.36%) BGP
7 1 (0.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.52%) Oracle Database
3 33 (11.74%) Relational Database
4 28 (9.96%) MySQL
5 15 (5.34%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.27%) DB2
7 8 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.49%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.14%) SQL Navigator
9 6 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.42%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.07%) Big Data
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.71%) Triplestore
12 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.36%) Redis
13 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.36%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 199 (70.82%) Maven
2 122 (43.42%) Subversion
3 97 (34.52%) Jenkins
4 77 (27.40%) JIRA
5 74 (26.33%) Git (software)
5 74 (26.33%) JUnit
6 56 (19.93%) TeamCity
7 41 (14.59%) Eclipse
8 30 (10.68%) Gradle
9 28 (9.96%) CruiseControl
9 28 (9.96%) Selenium
10 23 (8.19%) Mercurial
11 21 (7.47%) ClearCase
12 17 (6.05%) ClearQuest
12 17 (6.05%) Artifactory
13 16 (5.69%) MSBuild
14 14 (4.98%) SoapUI
15 11 (3.91%) Mockito
15 11 (3.91%) JMeter
15 11 (3.91%) IntelliJ
General
1 60 (21.35%) Finance
2 52 (18.51%) Banking
3 32 (11.39%) Retail
4 25 (8.90%) Investment Banking
5 22 (7.83%) Front Office
6 9 (3.20%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.49%) Games
8 6 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.78%) Marketing
10 3 (1.07%) Advertising
11 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.71%) iGaming
12 1 (0.36%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 151 (53.74%) Developer
2 84 (29.89%) Java Developer
3 32 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (8.54%) Senior Developer
5 19 (6.76%) Senior Java Developer
6 16 (5.69%) Analyst
7 11 (3.91%) Release Engineer
8 10 (3.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 10 (3.56%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (2.85%) Deployment Analyst
9 8 (2.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.49%) Applications Developer
10 7 (2.49%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.14%) Architect
11 6 (2.14%) Release Manager
11 6 (2.14%) Programmer
12 5 (1.78%) Software Engineer
12 5 (1.78%) Consultant
12 5 (1.78%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (38.08%) HTML
2 92 (32.74%) Spring
3 87 (30.96%) XML
4 81 (28.83%) Web Services
5 70 (24.91%) J2EE
6 63 (22.42%) CSS
7 54 (19.22%) Hibernate
8 51 (18.15%) JSP
9 48 (17.08%) SOAP
10 41 (14.59%) .NET
11 40 (14.23%) RESTful
12 38 (13.52%) JDBC
13 37 (13.17%) Servlets
14 30 (10.68%) Struts
15 29 (10.32%) jQuery
16 28 (9.96%) JSON
17 27 (9.61%) Spring MVC
17 27 (9.61%) XSLT
18 26 (9.25%) XSD
18 26 (9.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.54%) Derivative
2 19 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.76%) Social Media
2 19 (6.76%) iPad
3 18 (6.41%) Open Source
3 18 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (4.63%) Fixed Income
4 13 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.49%) User Experience
7 6 (2.14%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (2.14%) Data Extraction
7 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.78%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.78%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.78%) Reference Data
8 5 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.78%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 136 (48.40%) Linux
2 94 (33.45%) UNIX
3 74 (26.33%) Windows
4 35 (12.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.56%) Android
6 8 (2.85%) AIX
7 2 (0.71%) Solaris
7 2 (0.71%) CentOS
7 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (44.84%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (21.00%) Scrum
4 53 (18.86%) TDD
5 44 (15.66%) DevOps
6 43 (15.30%) E-Commerce
7 39 (13.88%) MVC
8 33 (11.74%) ITIL
8 33 (11.74%) OO
9 32 (11.39%) Configuration Management
10 30 (10.68%) Release Management
10 30 (10.68%) Waterfall
11 27 (9.61%) UML
12 26 (9.25%) Content Management
13 23 (8.19%) Unit Testing
14 21 (7.47%) SOA
14 21 (7.47%) BDD
15 19 (6.76%) ERP
16 17 (6.05%) OOP
17 14 (4.98%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 227 (80.78%) Java
2 97 (34.52%) SQL
3 82 (29.18%) JavaScript
4 41 (14.59%) Groovy
5 38 (13.52%) Python
6 33 (11.74%) Bash Shell
7 32 (11.39%) Perl
8 28 (9.96%) Shell Script
9 22 (7.83%) C#
9 22 (7.83%) C++
9 22 (7.83%) PL/SQL
10 15 (5.34%) PowerShell
11 12 (4.27%) Ruby
12 7 (2.49%) PHP
12 7 (2.49%) XQuery
13 5 (1.78%) VBScript
13 5 (1.78%) Scala
14 4 (1.42%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.07%) C-shell
15 3 (1.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 27 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.25%) Degree
3 13 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.27%) OCPJP
4 12 (4.27%) Sun Certification
5 11 (3.91%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.85%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.36%) CCNP
7 1 (0.36%) CCNA
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.36%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.85%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.07%) vCloud
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (13.52%) Puppet
2 20 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (6.41%) ITRS Geneos
4 14 (4.98%) BladeLogic
5 8 (2.85%) Control-M
6 4 (1.42%) Ansible
7 3 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.71%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.36%) logstash
9 1 (0.36%) Salt
9 1 (0.36%) Kibana
Vendors
1 136 (48.40%) Oracle
2 27 (9.61%) Red Hat
3 25 (8.90%) ATG
4 24 (8.54%) Sybase
5 22 (7.83%) Perforce
6 20 (7.12%) Endeca
7 19 (6.76%) IBM
8 13 (4.63%) Splunk
9 12 (4.27%) hybris
9 12 (4.27%) Atlassian
10 10 (3.56%) TIBCO
11 9 (3.20%) webMethods
12 8 (2.85%) Microsoft
13 7 (2.49%) VMware
13 7 (2.49%) Google
14 5 (1.78%) Adobe
15 4 (1.42%) Sun
16 3 (1.07%) Reuters
16 3 (1.07%) Talend
17 2 (0.71%) SaltStack
North London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago