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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 69 72 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Ant 16 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.06% 0.78% 0.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.06% 8.00% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £359 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £495 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +67.39%
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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
159 125 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.52% 9.74% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 73 39
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 (88.89%) SQL
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Java
3 18 (66.67%) TDD
4 15 (55.56%) Maven
4 15 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (51.85%) BDD
5 14 (51.85%) Web Services
6 13 (48.15%) Linux
7 12 (44.44%) Selenium
7 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
8 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
8 11 (40.74%) Hudson
9 10 (37.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (37.04%) Open Source
9 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
9 10 (37.04%) UNIX
10 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
10 9 (33.33%) J2EE
10 9 (33.33%) JSON
10 9 (33.33%) RESTful
11 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
11 8 (29.63%) Gradle
11 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (29.63%) HTML
11 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
11 8 (29.63%) CSS
12 7 (25.93%) JSP

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 5 (18.52%) JBoss
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Maven
1 15 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 12 (44.44%) Selenium
3 11 (40.74%) Hudson
4 8 (29.63%) Gradle
4 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
5 7 (25.93%) JUnit
6 6 (22.22%) JIRA
6 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (22.22%) Artifactory
7 4 (14.81%) Calabash
7 4 (14.81%) Appium
7 4 (14.81%) FitNesse
7 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
8 3 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Developer
2 12 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Deployment Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) Web Services
2 9 (33.33%) JSON
2 9 (33.33%) RESTful
2 9 (33.33%) J2EE
3 8 (29.63%) CSS
3 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) JSP
5 6 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (14.81%) XML Schema
7 3 (11.11%) Middleware
7 3 (11.11%) REST
8 2 (7.41%) JMS
8 2 (7.41%) JPA
8 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
8 2 (7.41%) Ajax
8 2 (7.41%) Struts
9 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Open Source
2 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) UNIX
3 5 (18.52%) Android
3 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) TDD
3 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (51.85%) BDD
4 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
5 10 (37.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Web Development
6 6 (22.22%) DevOps
6 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.81%) SOA
8 4 (14.81%) User Stories
9 3 (11.11%) Android Development
9 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
9 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) SQL
2 20 (74.07%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) XPath
6 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Sun Certification
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Sun
2 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter