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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 98 123 126
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 1.93% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 3
Average daily rate £420 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £358 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
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
225 259 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.89% 9.64% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 146 145
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £28.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.73% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.35 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.15 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Slough - 11 £380 -
Reading - 9 £475 -
Ant
South East

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 17 (60.71%) SDLC
4 16 (57.14%) Java
4 16 (57.14%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (57.14%) Force.com
4 16 (57.14%) Visualforce
4 16 (57.14%) Apex Code
4 16 (57.14%) Jenkins
5 15 (53.57%) Subversion
5 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
6 14 (50.00%) Waterfall
7 13 (46.43%) Web Application Development
7 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
8 10 (35.71%) Maven
8 10 (35.71%) Unit Testing
8 10 (35.71%) Web Services
9 8 (28.57%) Linux
9 8 (28.57%) RESTful
9 8 (28.57%) TDD
9 8 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
9 8 (28.57%) Riak
10 7 (25.00%) Big Data
10 7 (25.00%) Information Governance
10 7 (25.00%) Document Management
10 7 (25.00%) Degree
10 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 7 (25.00%) SOA
10 7 (25.00%) Business Continuity

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (7.14%) Alfresco
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 16 (57.14%) Force.com
2 2 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 8 (28.57%) Riak
2 7 (25.00%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 15 (53.57%) Subversion
3 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
4 10 (35.71%) Maven
5 4 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 2 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 16 (57.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 10 (35.71%) Java Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Big Data Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Linux Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Cassandra Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Hybris Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Hybris Developer
6 1 (3.57%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Visualforce
2 10 (35.71%) Web Services
3 8 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (14.29%) Spring
5 2 (7.14%) Apache Flex
5 2 (7.14%) Dojo
5 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) J2EE
5 2 (7.14%) JPA
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (7.14%) Spring MVC
5 2 (7.14%) Spring Web Flow
5 2 (7.14%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
3 17 (60.71%) SDLC
4 14 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (46.43%) Web Application Development
6 10 (35.71%) Unit Testing
7 8 (28.57%) TDD
8 7 (25.00%) Business Continuity
8 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (25.00%) Document Management
8 7 (25.00%) Information Governance
8 7 (25.00%) Secure Coding
8 7 (25.00%) SOA
9 2 (7.14%) B2C
9 2 (7.14%) MVC
9 2 (7.14%) OO
9 2 (7.14%) OOP
9 2 (7.14%) UML
9 2 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Apex Code
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (53.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe
2 2 (7.14%) hybris