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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 325 305 305
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 288 308 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.39% 4.90% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 207 160
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.25 £46.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +67.39%
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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
6565 6292 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.97% 12.25% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4100 3246
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 111 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.05 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Ant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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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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 -31 138 £475 -9.52% 35
South East -10 56 £350 +12.90% 13
East of England +11 21 £400 -3.03% 3
North West -1 21 £450 - 6
East Midlands +13 13 £420 +68.00% 1
South West -8 13 £458 +30.85% 8
Yorkshire -11 8 £338 +5.46% 1
West Midlands -29 3 £220 -21.42% 2
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 424 (76.12%) Java
2 325 (58.35%) Maven
3 271 (48.65%) Linux
4 262 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
5 249 (44.70%) Subversion
6 216 (38.78%) Oracle
7 200 (35.91%) Continuous Integration
8 198 (35.55%) SQL
9 196 (35.19%) UNIX
10 186 (33.39%) XML
11 168 (30.16%) Spring
11 168 (30.16%) HTML
12 160 (28.73%) JavaScript
13 155 (27.83%) Jenkins
14 154 (27.65%) J2EE
15 148 (26.57%) JUnit
16 144 (25.85%) Web Services
17 137 (24.60%) OO
18 134 (24.06%) Git (software)
19 131 (23.52%) Security Cleared
19 131 (23.52%) Windows
20 127 (22.80%) CSS
21 117 (21.01%) WebLogic
22 111 (19.93%) JIRA
23 110 (19.75%) Tomcat
24 106 (19.03%) Scrum
25 105 (18.85%) Configuration Management
26 102 (18.31%) TDD
27 101 (18.13%) Python
28 99 (17.77%) Eclipse

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 117 (21.01%) WebLogic
2 110 (19.75%) Tomcat
3 97 (17.41%) JBoss
4 78 (14.00%) WebSphere
5 53 (9.52%) Apache
6 36 (6.46%) IIS
7 32 (5.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 24 (4.31%) Confluence
9 17 (3.05%) MQSeries
10 14 (2.51%) CMS
11 12 (2.15%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (1.44%) Node.js
12 8 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.26%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (1.08%) TeamSite
14 6 (1.08%) AquaLogic
14 6 (1.08%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.90%) Jetty
15 5 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 15 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.80%) FrameMaker
3 6 (1.08%) MS Office
4 3 (0.54%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Radian6
3 1 (0.18%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.90%) PaaS
2 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.72%) SaaS
3 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.72%) IaaS
3 4 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.54%) Force.com
5 2 (0.36%) GitHub
5 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.03%) HTTP
2 24 (4.31%) Firewall
3 21 (3.77%) Internet
4 17 (3.05%) LDAP
5 12 (2.15%) AMQP
6 11 (1.97%) DNS
7 9 (1.62%) DHCP
8 8 (1.44%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.26%) VPN
10 3 (0.54%) SSL
10 3 (0.54%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.36%) IPsec
11 2 (0.36%) BGP
11 2 (0.36%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.36%) DMZ
11 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.85%) Oracle Database
2 60 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 45 (8.08%) Relational Database
4 44 (7.90%) MySQL
5 27 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.13%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.41%) MongoDB
8 18 (3.23%) DB2
8 18 (3.23%) Ingres
9 15 (2.69%) RDBMS
9 15 (2.69%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.51%) Big Data
11 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.08%) SQL Navigator
13 3 (0.54%) SQLite
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.36%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 325 (58.35%) Maven
2 249 (44.70%) Subversion
3 155 (27.83%) Jenkins
4 148 (26.57%) JUnit
5 134 (24.06%) Git (software)
6 111 (19.93%) JIRA
7 99 (17.77%) Eclipse
8 84 (15.08%) ClearCase
9 62 (11.13%) Gradle
10 57 (10.23%) Selenium
11 56 (10.05%) TeamCity
12 49 (8.80%) NUnit
13 44 (7.90%) CruiseControl
14 43 (7.72%) CppUnit
14 43 (7.72%) GoogleTest
15 36 (6.46%) Mercurial
16 35 (6.28%) ClearQuest
17 28 (5.03%) Artifactory
18 26 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 24 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 57 (10.23%) Finance
2 39 (7.00%) Banking
3 31 (5.57%) Retail
4 26 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 25 (4.49%) Marketing
6 19 (3.41%) Investment Banking
7 18 (3.23%) Front Office
8 17 (3.05%) Publishing
9 7 (1.26%) Games
9 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.72%) Legal
10 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.36%) iGaming
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 330 (59.25%) Developer
2 182 (32.68%) Java Developer
3 47 (8.44%) Senior Developer
4 39 (7.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 37 (6.64%) Software Engineer
6 27 (4.85%) Analyst
7 25 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (3.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 20 (3.59%) Software Developer
10 18 (3.23%) Architect
10 18 (3.23%) Android Developer
11 14 (2.51%) Consultant
11 14 (2.51%) Java Software Engineer
12 13 (2.33%) Release Engineer
13 12 (2.15%) C Developer
13 12 (2.15%) Support Analyst
14 11 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (1.80%) Web Developer
15 10 (1.80%) Author
15 10 (1.80%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (33.39%) XML
2 168 (30.16%) HTML
2 168 (30.16%) Spring
3 154 (27.65%) J2EE
4 144 (25.85%) Web Services
5 127 (22.80%) CSS
6 79 (14.18%) JSP
7 77 (13.82%) SOAP
8 76 (13.64%) Hibernate
9 72 (12.93%) JSON
10 69 (12.39%) Struts
11 63 (11.31%) HTML5
12 62 (11.13%) jQuery
13 60 (10.77%) JDBC
14 58 (10.41%) Ajax
15 57 (10.23%) JMS
16 56 (10.05%) XSLT
17 51 (9.16%) Spring MVC
18 49 (8.80%) .NET
19 47 (8.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.62%) Open Source
3 40 (7.18%) Derivative
4 24 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.87%) Social Media
6 16 (2.87%) iPad
6 16 (2.87%) Fixed Income
7 14 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.62%) User Experience
9 8 (1.44%) W3C
9 8 (1.44%) Clustering
9 8 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.26%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.08%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.90%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.90%) Wiki
12 5 (0.90%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 271 (48.65%) Linux
2 196 (35.19%) UNIX
3 131 (23.52%) Windows
4 61 (10.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (5.21%) Android
6 23 (4.13%) Solaris
7 11 (1.97%) AIX
8 7 (1.26%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.72%) CentOS
10 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.36%) HPUX
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) zOS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (35.91%) Continuous Integration
3 137 (24.60%) OO
4 106 (19.03%) Scrum
5 105 (18.85%) Configuration Management
6 102 (18.31%) TDD
7 96 (17.24%) UML
8 80 (14.36%) Software Engineering
9 74 (13.29%) MVC
10 73 (13.11%) Unit Testing
11 69 (12.39%) SOA
12 60 (10.77%) OOD
12 60 (10.77%) E-Commerce
13 57 (10.23%) ITIL
14 52 (9.34%) Release Management
15 51 (9.16%) User Stories
16 49 (8.80%) Content Management
16 49 (8.80%) OOP
17 43 (7.72%) DevOps
18 42 (7.54%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 424 (76.12%) Java
2 198 (35.55%) SQL
3 160 (28.73%) JavaScript
4 101 (18.13%) Python
5 64 (11.49%) Perl
6 57 (10.23%) C++
7 53 (9.52%) C
8 51 (9.16%) PL/SQL
9 47 (8.44%) Bash Shell
10 41 (7.36%) Ruby
11 39 (7.00%) PowerShell
11 39 (7.00%) Shell Script
12 37 (6.64%) Groovy
13 27 (4.85%) C#
14 25 (4.49%) PHP
15 18 (3.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 17 (3.05%) XQuery
17 15 (2.69%) XPath
17 15 (2.69%) Lua
18 9 (1.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 131 (23.52%) Security Cleared
2 70 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 46 (8.26%) DV Cleared
4 33 (5.92%) Degree
5 24 (4.31%) Sun Certification
6 20 (3.59%) OCPJP
7 15 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.36%) HND
10 2 (0.36%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) CCNA
10 2 (0.36%) ISEB
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.36%) OCMJD
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.18%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.62%) SLA
2 8 (1.44%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) WCAG
4 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.72%) vCloud
3 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.36%) Docker
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (8.98%) Puppet
2 21 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
3 19 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.05%) BladeLogic
5 16 (2.87%) Vagrant
6 11 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (1.80%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (1.08%) Control-M
8 6 (1.08%) Ansible
9 5 (0.90%) TIBCO Hawk
10 4 (0.72%) OpenView
11 2 (0.36%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.18%) Nagios
12 1 (0.18%) SCOM
12 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.18%) logstash
12 1 (0.18%) Salt
12 1 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 216 (38.78%) Oracle
2 62 (11.13%) Red Hat
3 58 (10.41%) IBM
4 24 (4.31%) Atlassian
5 23 (4.13%) ATG
6 21 (3.77%) Sun
6 21 (3.77%) TIBCO
7 20 (3.59%) Endeca
7 20 (3.59%) Perforce
7 20 (3.59%) Microsoft
8 19 (3.41%) Sybase
8 19 (3.41%) hybris
8 19 (3.41%) Splunk
9 16 (2.87%) HP
9 16 (2.87%) Talend
10 12 (2.15%) VMware
11 11 (1.97%) webMethods
12 9 (1.62%) Google
13 8 (1.44%) Adobe
13 8 (1.44%) Informatica
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