The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 76 83 64
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing Ant 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.93% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% 1.23% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Average daily rate
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£390 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £340 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
165 163 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.21% 12.76% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 99 38
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 21 (75.00%) Java
4 18 (64.29%) TDD
5 16 (57.14%) Web Services
6 15 (53.57%) Linux
7 14 (50.00%) PL/SQL
8 12 (42.86%) Relational Database
9 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (39.29%) J2EE
9 11 (39.29%) JUnit
10 10 (35.71%) Oracle
11 9 (32.14%) Maven
12 8 (28.57%) UNIX
12 8 (28.57%) Open Source
12 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
12 8 (28.57%) BDD
12 8 (28.57%) DevOps
12 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
12 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
12 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (25.00%) Gradle
13 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (25.00%) JSP
13 7 (25.00%) JBoss
13 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 7 (25.00%) Internet
14 6 (21.43%) Sun
14 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
14 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (25.00%) JBoss
2 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (7.14%) SQLPlus
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) JUnit
2 9 (32.14%) Maven
3 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 7 (25.00%) Gradle
5 6 (21.43%) Hudson
5 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
6 4 (14.29%) Artifactory
7 3 (10.71%) Calabash
7 3 (10.71%) Appium
7 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
7 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
7 3 (10.71%) Xcode
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (7.14%) FitNesse
9 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
1 13 (46.43%) Java Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Deployment Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Web Services
2 11 (39.29%) J2EE
3 7 (25.00%) JSP
4 6 (21.43%) RESTful
5 5 (17.86%) Hibernate
5 5 (17.86%) JSON
6 4 (14.29%) Middleware
6 4 (14.29%) XML
6 4 (14.29%) REST
7 3 (10.71%) JMS
7 3 (10.71%) CSS
7 3 (10.71%) Ajax
7 3 (10.71%) Spring
7 3 (10.71%) HTML
8 2 (7.14%) Struts
8 2 (7.14%) XML Schema
8 2 (7.14%) JPA
9 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
9 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.57%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Android
3 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 11 (39.29%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (28.57%) Open Source
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (28.57%) DevOps
5 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.86%) Web Development
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) Android Development
7 3 (10.71%) iOS Development
7 3 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (10.71%) ATDD
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 21 (75.00%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.14%) XPath
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (21.43%) Sun
4 2 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (3.57%) Twitter