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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 351 319 258
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -61
Contract jobs citing Ant 248 263 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.55% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.68% 4.56% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 171 234
Average daily rate
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£455 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £588 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £24.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +58.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £38.80 £22.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £39.00 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +57.77%
Ant
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
6731 5769 5942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.76% 11.96% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4539 3832 3329
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 110 222
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -71 97 £500 +5.26% 30
East of England +18 50 £405 -4.70% 13
South East +4 50 £450 +20.00% 6
South West -13 21 £450 +20.00% 15
East Midlands +11 8 £425 - 1
West Midlands -13 8 £298 -16.78% 4
Yorkshire -5 6 £335 -31.28% 4
North West -9 4 £375 - 5
North East - 4 £331 -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 359 (79.42%) Java
2 264 (58.41%) Maven
3 226 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (45.35%) Subversion
5 203 (44.91%) Linux
6 194 (42.92%) XML
7 188 (41.59%) Oracle
8 176 (38.94%) J2EE
9 164 (36.28%) Spring
10 159 (35.18%) HTML
11 157 (34.73%) JavaScript
12 156 (34.51%) Web Services
13 137 (30.31%) UNIX
14 135 (29.87%) SQL
15 125 (27.65%) Eclipse
16 123 (27.21%) SOAP
17 122 (26.99%) TDD
18 121 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
19 119 (26.33%) Scrum
20 111 (24.56%) JUnit
21 110 (24.34%) Tomcat
22 106 (23.45%) CSS
23 97 (21.46%) WebLogic
24 94 (20.80%) JSP
25 88 (19.47%) Ajax
26 86 (19.03%) Content Management
27 84 (18.58%) Jenkins
27 84 (18.58%) Relational Database
28 83 (18.36%) OO
29 81 (17.92%) Apache

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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
1 110 (24.34%) Tomcat
2 97 (21.46%) WebLogic
3 81 (17.92%) Apache
4 46 (10.18%) WebSphere
5 27 (5.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 23 (5.09%) CMS
7 15 (3.32%) MQSeries
8 14 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (3.10%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (2.65%) Adobe CQ
10 11 (2.43%) Node.js
11 10 (2.21%) GlassFish
12 9 (1.99%) Documentum
13 7 (1.55%) Jetty
14 5 (1.11%) lighttpd
15 4 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
15 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.88%) AquaLogic
15 4 (0.88%) Mule
15 4 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (1.77%) FrameMaker
2 6 (1.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.88%) MS Office
4 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.76%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.88%) TIBCO iProcess
3 4 (0.88%) Tridion
3 4 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.88%) Staffware
4 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.33%) Force.com
3 6 (1.33%) GitHub
4 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.11%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.88%) SaaS
5 4 (0.88%) CloudFront
5 4 (0.88%) Route 53
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.97%) HTTP
2 23 (5.09%) Internet
3 6 (1.33%) LDAP
4 4 (0.88%) AMQP
5 3 (0.66%) 4G
5 3 (0.66%) 2G
5 3 (0.66%) 3G
6 2 (0.44%) SSL
6 2 (0.44%) Firewall
6 2 (0.44%) SNMP
6 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) WAN
7 1 (0.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) RIP
7 1 (0.22%) IPsec
7 1 (0.22%) DMZ
7 1 (0.22%) BGP
7 1 (0.22%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.58%) Relational Database
2 58 (12.83%) MySQL
3 42 (9.29%) RDBMS
4 30 (6.64%) Oracle Database
5 27 (5.97%) SQL Server
6 22 (4.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (4.42%) DB2
8 16 (3.54%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.88%) Big Data
12 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.66%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.66%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 264 (58.41%) Maven
2 205 (45.35%) Subversion
3 125 (27.65%) Eclipse
4 111 (24.56%) JUnit
5 84 (18.58%) Jenkins
6 71 (15.71%) Git (software)
7 55 (12.17%) Selenium
8 37 (8.19%) JIRA
9 32 (7.08%) ClearCase
10 31 (6.86%) TeamCity
10 31 (6.86%) Apache Ivy
11 29 (6.42%) IntelliJ
12 28 (6.19%) Hudson
13 24 (5.31%) Gradle
14 23 (5.09%) SoapUI
15 22 (4.87%) Mockito
16 21 (4.65%) CruiseControl
17 15 (3.32%) Mercurial
18 14 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (3.10%) Cucumber
General
1 72 (15.93%) Finance
2 62 (13.72%) Retail
3 34 (7.52%) Banking
4 29 (6.42%) Marketing
5 19 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.21%) Legal
9 7 (1.55%) Front Office
10 5 (1.11%) Advertising
11 4 (0.88%) Electronics
12 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.66%) Publishing
13 2 (0.44%) Automotive
14 1 (0.22%) Back Office
14 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 302 (66.81%) Developer
2 169 (37.39%) Java Developer
3 36 (7.96%) Senior Developer
4 27 (5.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 23 (5.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (3.98%) Software Engineer
8 11 (2.43%) Tester
8 11 (2.43%) Consultant
9 10 (2.21%) Architect
9 10 (2.21%) Front-End Developer
10 9 (1.99%) Oracle Developer
10 9 (1.99%) Lead Developer
11 8 (1.77%) Administrator
11 8 (1.77%) Author
11 8 (1.77%) Technical Author
11 8 (1.77%) Web Developer
11 8 (1.77%) Java Web Developer
11 8 (1.77%) Automation Tester
12 6 (1.33%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (42.92%) XML
2 176 (38.94%) J2EE
3 164 (36.28%) Spring
4 159 (35.18%) HTML
5 156 (34.51%) Web Services
6 123 (27.21%) SOAP
7 106 (23.45%) CSS
8 94 (20.80%) JSP
9 88 (19.47%) Ajax
10 76 (16.81%) Hibernate
11 67 (14.82%) REST
12 62 (13.72%) RESTful
13 60 (13.27%) XSLT
14 59 (13.05%) JMS
15 56 (12.39%) jQuery
16 54 (11.95%) XSD
17 48 (10.62%) XSL
17 48 (10.62%) JDBC
17 48 (10.62%) JSON
18 45 (9.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.96%) Social Media
2 35 (7.74%) iPad
3 26 (5.75%) Open Source
4 20 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.54%) User Experience
6 16 (3.54%) Web 2.0
7 15 (3.32%) Derivative
8 14 (3.10%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.21%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.99%) Taxonomies
11 8 (1.77%) W3C
11 8 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.55%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.33%) Algorithms
14 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 203 (44.91%) Linux
2 137 (30.31%) UNIX
3 44 (9.73%) Windows
4 29 (6.42%) Solaris
5 13 (2.88%) AIX
6 11 (2.43%) HPUX
7 10 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.99%) Android
9 7 (1.55%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.66%) VMS
12 2 (0.44%) zOS
12 2 (0.44%) CentOS
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (26.99%) TDD
3 121 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
4 119 (26.33%) Scrum
5 86 (19.03%) Content Management
6 83 (18.36%) OO
7 81 (17.92%) MVC
8 71 (15.71%) E-Commerce
8 71 (15.71%) SOA
9 56 (12.39%) Unit Testing
10 54 (11.95%) Waterfall
11 48 (10.62%) BDD
12 45 (9.96%) Configuration Management
13 36 (7.96%) ERP
13 36 (7.96%) DevOps
14 34 (7.52%) UML
15 27 (5.97%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.65%) Multithreading
16 21 (4.65%) Use Case
16 21 (4.65%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 359 (79.42%) Java
2 157 (34.73%) JavaScript
3 135 (29.87%) SQL
4 62 (13.72%) Perl
5 54 (11.95%) Python
6 48 (10.62%) Groovy
7 36 (7.96%) PL/SQL
8 29 (6.42%) XPath
9 28 (6.19%) Shell Script
10 26 (5.75%) PowerShell
10 26 (5.75%) Bash Shell
11 22 (4.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 20 (4.42%) XQuery
12 20 (4.42%) PHP
13 18 (3.98%) C
14 14 (3.10%) C#
15 11 (2.43%) C++
16 10 (2.21%) Ruby
17 9 (1.99%) Lua
18 8 (1.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.42%) Degree
3 21 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.20%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.33%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) CCNP
7 1 (0.22%) CCNA
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.53%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (1.77%) vCloud
2 6 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (5.53%) Puppet
2 16 (3.54%) Oracle Identity Management
2 16 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 16 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.33%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.11%) Ansible
6 4 (0.88%) Nagios
6 4 (0.88%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (0.66%) OpenView
7 3 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.22%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.22%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.22%) logstash
9 1 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.22%) Kibana
9 1 (0.22%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 188 (41.59%) Oracle
2 58 (12.83%) JBoss
3 47 (10.40%) IBM
4 41 (9.07%) ATG
5 38 (8.41%) Perforce
5 38 (8.41%) Endeca
6 19 (4.20%) Sun
7 15 (3.32%) VMware
8 13 (2.88%) Google
8 13 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.43%) Interwoven
10 9 (1.99%) Adobe
10 9 (1.99%) FatWire
10 9 (1.99%) hybris
11 8 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.77%) Microsoft
11 8 (1.77%) Sybase
12 7 (1.55%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.33%) Siebel
13 6 (1.33%) SAP
Bristol
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 37000-46500 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Church International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 650 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 21 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £510 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago