The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 80 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.50% 0.73% 1.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.92% 7.27% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
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£500 £494 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +31.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.48
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
122 110 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.17% 10.10% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 44
Average daily rate £394 £330 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +77.77%
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 Buckinghamshire

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Buckinghamshire 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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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
Milton Keynes -5 5 £500 +1.26%
Ant
South East

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) JMS
3 6 (75.00%) J2EE
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) JUnit
3 6 (75.00%) EJB
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) TDD
4 5 (62.50%) Subversion
4 5 (62.50%) Java EE
4 5 (62.50%) JSON
4 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
4 5 (62.50%) OO
4 5 (62.50%) Open Source
4 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (50.00%) Mercurial
5 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (50.00%) MapReduce
5 4 (50.00%) Big Data
5 4 (50.00%) Gradle
5 4 (50.00%) User Stories
5 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (50.00%) Confluence
5 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (50.00%) Puppet
5 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (50.00%) AMQP
5 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) AMQP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
2 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Mercurial
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Gradle
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
6 1 (12.50%) Hudson
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) JMS
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) EJB
3 5 (62.50%) Java EE
3 5 (62.50%) JSON
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (37.50%) Spring
5 3 (37.50%) JSP
5 3 (37.50%) Servlets
6 2 (25.00%) Struts
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) JDBC
6 2 (25.00%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) JPA
7 1 (12.50%) JSTL
7 1 (12.50%) Dojo
7 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) OO
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (50.00%) MapReduce
3 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) AOP
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
1 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Atlassian