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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 84 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.58% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 4.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £378
% change year-on-year
+8.17% -1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £24.70
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +56.88%
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Scotland

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
194 158 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.46% 13.12% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 36
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
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 27 November 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Maven
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Apache
4 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Middleware
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Bourne shell
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
5 2 (28.57%) MySQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 3 (42.86%) Apache
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 3 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) JUnit
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Build Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Java Applications Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) JPA
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) BPMN
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Bourne shell
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Korn
3 2 (28.57%) XPath
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Jython
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) XQuery
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) Guidewire