The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 117 120 136
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.43% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.93% 4.47% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Average daily rate
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£306 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £308 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £410 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
Ant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
205 246 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.35% 9.53% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 142 88
Average daily rate £340 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Berkshire region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Slough -2 4 £288 -36.11%
Reading +14 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Ant
South East

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (50.00%) Gradle
4 8 (44.44%) Eclipse
4 8 (44.44%) Web Services
5 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (33.33%) VMware
6 6 (33.33%) Maven
6 6 (33.33%) Google
6 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (27.78%) J2EE
7 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
7 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
7 5 (27.78%) Google App Engine
7 5 (27.78%) DevOps
8 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
8 4 (22.22%) Analytics
8 4 (22.22%) SOQL
8 4 (22.22%) SOSL
8 4 (22.22%) RESTful
8 4 (22.22%) Force.com
8 4 (22.22%) Visualforce

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (27.78%) Google App Engine
3 4 (22.22%) Force.com
4 3 (16.67%) SaaS
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Gradle
2 8 (44.44%) Eclipse
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) Maven
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) JUnit
7 3 (16.67%) JBehave
8 2 (11.11%) Hudson
8 2 (11.11%) Subversion
9 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
9 1 (5.56%) JIRA
9 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 1 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (5.56%) Trac
General
1 4 (22.22%) Electronics
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
1 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) webMethods Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Environment Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) J2EE
3 4 (22.22%) RESTful
3 4 (22.22%) Visualforce
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) JMS
4 3 (16.67%) VXML
4 3 (16.67%) CCXML
5 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.11%) Spring
6 1 (5.56%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) JDBC
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) CPAN
6 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
6 1 (5.56%) Java SE
6 1 (5.56%) Java EE
6 1 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) DTV
2 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) FreeBSD
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
2 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 4 (22.22%) Validation
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SOQL
2 4 (22.22%) SOSL
2 4 (22.22%) Apex Code
2 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) Groovy
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) AWK
5 1 (5.56%) Korn
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) NFS
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
2 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) YUM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Google
3 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) Siebel
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
5 1 (5.56%) Vignette
5 1 (5.56%) webMethods
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) BEA
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat