The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 310 330 324
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 270 222 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.37% 4.23% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 127 113
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6182 5253 4959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.56% 11.78% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3390 3141
Average daily rate £400 £386 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 205
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
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 England

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in England

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the England region over the 3 months to 28 January 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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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
London -1 129 £515 +13.43% 37
South East +14 59 £315 +2.60% 8
East of England +16 31 £400 - 7
North West +20 23 £400 +6.66% 10
South West -7 13 £478 +31.86% 17
East Midlands +21 6 £206 - 2
Yorkshire -9 4 £325 -12.16% 1
West Midlands -9 4 £375 +41.50%
North East - 1 - -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 431 (75.22%) Java
2 332 (57.94%) Maven
3 294 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
4 267 (46.60%) Linux
5 250 (43.63%) Subversion
6 231 (40.31%) XML
7 220 (38.39%) UNIX
8 204 (35.60%) Continuous Integration
9 199 (34.73%) Oracle
10 191 (33.33%) HTML
11 190 (33.16%) JavaScript
12 182 (31.76%) Spring
13 175 (30.54%) SQL
14 166 (28.97%) JUnit
15 144 (25.13%) Web Services
16 138 (24.08%) Eclipse
17 133 (23.21%) J2EE
17 133 (23.21%) Jenkins
18 128 (22.34%) Scrum
19 127 (22.16%) CSS
20 126 (21.99%) TDD
21 112 (19.55%) OO
22 111 (19.37%) Git (software)
23 110 (19.20%) SOAP
24 109 (19.02%) Tomcat
25 105 (18.32%) Security Cleared
26 98 (17.10%) Windows
27 97 (16.93%) JSP
28 94 (16.40%) Perl
29 93 (16.23%) MVC

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 109 (19.02%) Tomcat
2 88 (15.36%) WebLogic
3 81 (14.14%) Apache
3 81 (14.14%) JBoss
4 49 (8.55%) WebSphere
5 29 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 28 (4.89%) CMS
7 17 (2.97%) Node.js
8 10 (1.75%) Documentum
8 10 (1.75%) Confluence
8 10 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
9 8 (1.40%) MQSeries
10 7 (1.22%) lighttpd
10 7 (1.22%) IIS
11 6 (1.05%) TeamSite
12 5 (0.87%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.70%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 15 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.92%) FrameMaker
3 3 (0.52%) MS Office
4 2 (0.35%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Radian6
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.17%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.70%) CloudFront
3 4 (0.70%) Route 53
3 4 (0.70%) GitHub
3 4 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.35%) Force.com
5 2 (0.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Heroku
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.49%) HTTP
2 18 (3.14%) Internet
3 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.05%) DNS
4 6 (1.05%) LDAP
4 6 (1.05%) AMQP
5 4 (0.70%) SSL
5 4 (0.70%) DHCP
6 3 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) VPN
7 1 (0.17%) RIP
7 1 (0.17%) SNMP
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) IPsec
7 1 (0.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.88%) Relational Database
2 55 (9.60%) MySQL
3 44 (7.68%) RDBMS
4 42 (7.33%) Oracle Database
5 39 (6.81%) SQL Server
6 33 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (4.19%) Ingres
8 23 (4.01%) NoSQL
9 19 (3.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (3.32%) DB2
10 12 (2.09%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.40%) Big Data
12 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.52%) SQL Navigator
15 2 (0.35%) CouchDB
15 2 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 332 (57.94%) Maven
2 250 (43.63%) Subversion
3 166 (28.97%) JUnit
4 138 (24.08%) Eclipse
5 133 (23.21%) Jenkins
6 111 (19.37%) Git (software)
7 90 (15.71%) ClearCase
8 69 (12.04%) CruiseControl
8 69 (12.04%) Selenium
9 59 (10.30%) JIRA
10 49 (8.55%) IntelliJ
11 48 (8.38%) NUnit
12 44 (7.68%) TeamCity
13 43 (7.50%) ClearQuest
14 39 (6.81%) CppUnit
14 39 (6.81%) GoogleTest
15 35 (6.11%) Mockito
16 33 (5.76%) Gradle
16 33 (5.76%) Hudson
17 30 (5.24%) SoapUI
General
1 86 (15.01%) Finance
2 66 (11.52%) Banking
3 41 (7.16%) Marketing
4 38 (6.63%) Retail
5 35 (6.11%) Investment Banking
6 27 (4.71%) Front Office
7 22 (3.84%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.97%) Publishing
9 9 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.22%) Games
11 5 (0.87%) Legal
11 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.70%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) iGaming
14 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 370 (64.57%) Developer
2 204 (35.60%) Java Developer
3 51 (8.90%) Senior Developer
4 36 (6.28%) Software Engineer
5 34 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
5 34 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (3.49%) Front-End Developer
7 18 (3.14%) Android Developer
8 15 (2.62%) Architect
9 14 (2.44%) Software Developer
9 14 (2.44%) Lead Developer
9 14 (2.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 13 (2.27%) Consultant
11 12 (2.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.09%) Administrator
11 12 (2.09%) C Developer
12 11 (1.92%) Author
12 11 (1.92%) Technical Author
13 10 (1.75%) Java Software Engineer
14 9 (1.57%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (40.31%) XML
2 191 (33.33%) HTML
3 182 (31.76%) Spring
4 144 (25.13%) Web Services
5 133 (23.21%) J2EE
6 127 (22.16%) CSS
7 110 (19.20%) SOAP
8 97 (16.93%) JSP
9 85 (14.83%) Ajax
9 85 (14.83%) Hibernate
9 85 (14.83%) JDBC
10 79 (13.79%) JSON
11 73 (12.74%) REST
12 68 (11.87%) XSLT
13 65 (11.34%) HTML5
14 61 (10.65%) jQuery
15 57 (9.95%) Struts
16 55 (9.60%) Spring MVC
17 52 (9.08%) JMS
18 46 (8.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.38%) Derivative
3 30 (5.24%) Open Source
4 25 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.01%) Social Media
6 22 (3.84%) iPad
7 15 (2.62%) User Experience
8 9 (1.57%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.22%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.22%) W3C
11 6 (1.05%) Clustering
12 5 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.87%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.87%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 267 (46.60%) Linux
2 220 (38.39%) UNIX
3 98 (17.10%) Windows
4 32 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (4.71%) Android
6 19 (3.32%) Solaris
7 18 (3.14%) AIX
8 10 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.52%) VMS
10 3 (0.52%) zOS
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.35%) HPUX
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (35.60%) Continuous Integration
3 128 (22.34%) Scrum
4 126 (21.99%) TDD
5 112 (19.55%) OO
6 93 (16.23%) MVC
7 90 (15.71%) Configuration Management
8 86 (15.01%) Unit Testing
9 77 (13.44%) Content Management
10 73 (12.74%) Software Engineering
11 68 (11.87%) SOA
12 67 (11.69%) UML
13 51 (8.90%) E-Commerce
13 51 (8.90%) BDD
14 50 (8.73%) DevOps
15 47 (8.20%) OOD
15 47 (8.20%) User Stories
16 45 (7.85%) Waterfall
17 42 (7.33%) Use Case
18 34 (5.93%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 431 (75.22%) Java
2 190 (33.16%) JavaScript
3 175 (30.54%) SQL
4 94 (16.40%) Perl
5 84 (14.66%) Python
6 49 (8.55%) Groovy
7 47 (8.20%) C
8 43 (7.50%) C++
9 39 (6.81%) Shell Script
9 39 (6.81%) Bash Shell
10 37 (6.46%) PowerShell
11 35 (6.11%) PL/SQL
12 27 (4.71%) Ruby
13 24 (4.19%) XPath
13 24 (4.19%) XQuery
13 24 (4.19%) C#
14 23 (4.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 22 (3.84%) PHP
16 17 (2.97%) Lua
17 14 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 105 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 54 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.28%) DV Cleared
4 33 (5.76%) Degree
5 25 (4.36%) Sun Certification
6 15 (2.62%) OCPJP
7 12 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.17%) GNVQ
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.27%) QA
2 6 (1.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.05%) WCAG
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) WAI
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.52%) Docker
2 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) vCloud
3 1 (0.17%) Dovecot
3 1 (0.17%) vSphere
3 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (6.28%) Puppet
2 26 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (2.79%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.75%) Vagrant
6 8 (1.40%) Control-M
7 5 (0.87%) OpenView
7 5 (0.87%) TIBCO Hawk
8 4 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.52%) Ansible
9 3 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.52%) Nagios
10 1 (0.17%) logstash
10 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.17%) Salt
10 1 (0.17%) Kibana
10 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 199 (34.73%) Oracle
2 35 (6.11%) IBM
3 28 (4.89%) Perforce
4 26 (4.54%) Red Hat
4 26 (4.54%) Sybase
5 24 (4.19%) ATG
6 23 (4.01%) Endeca
7 19 (3.32%) Atlassian
8 16 (2.79%) Microsoft
9 15 (2.62%) Sun
10 12 (2.09%) HP
11 11 (1.92%) Google
11 11 (1.92%) Adobe
12 8 (1.40%) VMware
13 7 (1.22%) Talend
13 7 (1.22%) Informatica
13 7 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.87%) hybris
14 5 (0.87%) TIBCO
15 3 (0.52%) Reuters
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