The first table below looks at the demand for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 17 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 Watford 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 25 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Ant 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.84% 4.60% 3.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 57.14% 25.00% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.22% 18.39% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate - £600 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +84.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Ant
Hertfordshire

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Watford region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) Internet
2 11 (84.62%) Eclipse
2 11 (84.62%) RDBMS
2 11 (84.62%) Log4j
2 11 (84.62%) Subversion
2 11 (84.62%) XMLBeans
2 11 (84.62%) Ajax
2 11 (84.62%) Web 2.0
2 11 (84.62%) XPath
2 11 (84.62%) OO
2 11 (84.62%) Solaris
2 11 (84.62%) Struts
2 11 (84.62%) XML
2 11 (84.62%) XSLT
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) JUnit
2 11 (84.62%) Servlets
2 11 (84.62%) Relational Database
3 10 (76.92%) JSP
4 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Manufacturing
4 8 (61.54%) E-Commerce
4 8 (61.54%) Retail

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 7 (53.85%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (53.85%) WebSphere
2 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 6 (46.15%) MQSeries
3 5 (38.46%) Apache
3 5 (38.46%) Alfresco
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Tridion
1 5 (38.46%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) RDBMS
1 11 (84.62%) Relational Database
2 7 (53.85%) DB2
3 5 (38.46%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Eclipse
1 11 (84.62%) Log4j
1 11 (84.62%) Subversion
1 11 (84.62%) JUnit
2 5 (38.46%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
1 8 (61.54%) Manufacturing
1 8 (61.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
1 11 (84.62%) Java Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (38.46%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) J2EE
2 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) Servlets
2 11 (84.62%) Struts
2 11 (84.62%) XML
2 11 (84.62%) XSLT
2 11 (84.62%) XMLBeans
2 11 (84.62%) Ajax
3 10 (76.92%) JSP
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 6 (46.15%) JMS
4 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
4 6 (46.15%) Spring
4 6 (46.15%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) JSTL
5 5 (38.46%) JSF
5 5 (38.46%) XHTML
5 5 (38.46%) JDBC
5 5 (38.46%) EJB
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Web 2.0
2 5 (38.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Solaris
3 6 (46.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) OO
2 8 (61.54%) E-Commerce
3 7 (53.85%) UML
4 6 (46.15%) Content Management
5 5 (38.46%) RAD
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (84.62%) XPath
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Sun Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 6 (46.15%) Interwoven
3 5 (38.46%) ATG
3 5 (38.46%) Blue Martini
3 5 (38.46%) Elastic Path
4 3 (23.08%) Sun