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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 381 373 352
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs citing Ant 212 205 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.18% 3.31% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 138 119
Average daily rate
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£483 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £41.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.56 £33.15 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £44.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £42.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +27.27%
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
6662 6185 5188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.32% 12.72% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4455 4001 3292
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 137 147
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.50 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.24 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -1 105 £525 +16.66% 27
South East -27 39 £350 +16.66% 14
North West -3 17 £479 +36.85% 8
East of England -17 16 £400 +14.28% 1
South West +10 14 £463 +2.77% 13
North East - 11 £256 - 2
East Midlands -8 3 £375 -21.05% 1
Yorkshire -22 3 £345 +1.47% 7
Midlands - 1 - -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 430 (80.22%) Java
2 288 (53.73%) Maven
3 287 (53.54%) Linux
4 253 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (42.16%) Subversion
6 217 (40.49%) Oracle
7 206 (38.43%) SQL
8 183 (34.14%) JavaScript
9 181 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
10 179 (33.40%) J2EE
11 165 (30.78%) HTML
11 165 (30.78%) UNIX
12 157 (29.29%) Web Services
13 151 (28.17%) Spring
14 149 (27.80%) Jenkins
15 147 (27.43%) XML
16 138 (25.75%) OO
17 133 (24.81%) Security Cleared
18 129 (24.07%) Windows
19 125 (23.32%) JUnit
19 125 (23.32%) Git (software)
20 123 (22.95%) WebLogic
20 123 (22.95%) CSS
21 115 (21.46%) Python
22 114 (21.27%) TDD
23 110 (20.52%) Tomcat
24 108 (20.15%) JIRA
25 107 (19.96%) Scrum
26 105 (19.59%) Configuration Management
27 95 (17.72%) Eclipse

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 123 (22.95%) WebLogic
2 110 (20.52%) Tomcat
3 92 (17.16%) JBoss
4 81 (15.11%) WebSphere
5 52 (9.70%) Apache
6 40 (7.46%) IIS
7 29 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 27 (5.04%) Confluence
9 20 (3.73%) MQSeries
10 16 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (2.43%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (2.05%) GlassFish
13 10 (1.87%) AquaLogic
14 8 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (1.31%) CMS
15 7 (1.31%) Node.js
15 7 (1.31%) OpenStack
16 6 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (1.12%) Mule ESB
16 6 (1.12%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.05%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.93%) Tridion
3 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (0.93%) PaaS
5 4 (0.75%) IaaS
5 4 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.56%) SaaS
7 2 (0.37%) GitHub
7 2 (0.37%) Force.com
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.97%) Internet
2 28 (5.22%) Firewall
3 27 (5.04%) LDAP
4 26 (4.85%) HTTP
5 15 (2.80%) AMQP
6 8 (1.49%) VPN
6 8 (1.49%) DNS
7 7 (1.31%) DHCP
7 7 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.75%) DMZ
9 3 (0.56%) SSH
10 2 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.37%) SSL
10 2 (0.37%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.19%) RIP
11 1 (0.19%) SNMP
11 1 (0.19%) WAN
11 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.69%) Oracle Database
2 52 (9.70%) Relational Database
2 52 (9.70%) SQL Server
3 45 (8.40%) MySQL
4 29 (5.41%) DB2
5 21 (3.92%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 18 (3.36%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.36%) Big Data
7 17 (3.17%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
12 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.56%) Ingres
13 3 (0.56%) SQLite
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.37%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 288 (53.73%) Maven
2 226 (42.16%) Subversion
3 149 (27.80%) Jenkins
4 125 (23.32%) Git (software)
4 125 (23.32%) JUnit
5 108 (20.15%) JIRA
6 95 (17.72%) Eclipse
7 73 (13.62%) ClearCase
8 72 (13.43%) Gradle
9 48 (8.96%) Selenium
10 42 (7.84%) TeamCity
11 36 (6.72%) Mercurial
12 34 (6.34%) NUnit
13 32 (5.97%) CppUnit
13 32 (5.97%) GoogleTest
14 28 (5.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 27 (5.04%) SoapUI
16 26 (4.85%) Cucumber
17 23 (4.29%) MSBuild
18 22 (4.10%) Apache Ivy
General
1 61 (11.38%) Finance
2 39 (7.28%) Banking
3 29 (5.41%) Retail
4 26 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.10%) Marketing
6 14 (2.61%) Front Office
7 13 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.49%) Publishing
9 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.93%) Advertising
11 4 (0.75%) Legal
12 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.37%) iGaming
14 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Military
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 292 (54.48%) Developer
2 179 (33.40%) Java Developer
3 44 (8.21%) Senior Developer
4 34 (6.34%) Analyst
4 34 (6.34%) Software Engineer
5 33 (6.16%) Senior Java Developer
5 33 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (5.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 24 (4.48%) Architect
8 16 (2.99%) Consultant
9 14 (2.61%) Support Analyst
9 14 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (2.61%) Release Manager
10 12 (2.24%) Administrator
10 12 (2.24%) Software Developer
10 12 (2.24%) Technical Leader
11 11 (2.05%) Java Software Engineer
12 10 (1.87%) C Developer
13 9 (1.68%) Release Engineer
13 9 (1.68%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (33.40%) J2EE
2 165 (30.78%) HTML
3 157 (29.29%) Web Services
4 151 (28.17%) Spring
5 147 (27.43%) XML
6 123 (22.95%) CSS
7 91 (16.98%) SOAP
8 83 (15.49%) JSP
9 76 (14.18%) JMS
10 63 (11.75%) Struts
10 63 (11.75%) Hibernate
10 63 (11.75%) JSON
11 61 (11.38%) jQuery
12 59 (11.01%) Ajax
13 55 (10.26%) Java EE
14 51 (9.51%) EJB
15 49 (9.14%) HTML5
16 47 (8.77%) .NET
17 45 (8.40%) XSLT
18 43 (8.02%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.16%) Derivative
3 22 (4.10%) Fixed Income
4 19 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.80%) Social Media
6 15 (2.80%) iPad
7 13 (2.43%) Clustering
8 11 (2.05%) User Experience
9 9 (1.68%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.31%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.31%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.12%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.12%) Wiki
11 6 (1.12%) Web 2.0
11 6 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.12%) Replication
11 6 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.93%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 287 (53.54%) Linux
2 165 (30.78%) UNIX
3 129 (24.07%) Windows
4 65 (12.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (5.78%) Solaris
6 18 (3.36%) AIX
7 17 (3.17%) Android
8 6 (1.12%) CentOS
9 5 (0.93%) HPUX
9 5 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
3 138 (25.75%) OO
4 114 (21.27%) TDD
5 107 (19.96%) Scrum
6 105 (19.59%) Configuration Management
7 83 (15.49%) UML
8 76 (14.18%) E-Commerce
9 75 (13.99%) SDLC
10 71 (13.25%) SOA
11 68 (12.69%) ITIL
11 68 (12.69%) Unit Testing
12 67 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 62 (11.57%) MVC
14 61 (11.38%) DevOps
15 56 (10.45%) Release Management
16 54 (10.07%) Content Management
16 54 (10.07%) User Stories
16 54 (10.07%) Open Source
17 52 (9.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 430 (80.22%) Java
2 206 (38.43%) SQL
3 183 (34.14%) JavaScript
4 115 (21.46%) Python
5 69 (12.87%) Perl
5 69 (12.87%) Bash Shell
6 61 (11.38%) C++
7 51 (9.51%) PL/SQL
8 48 (8.96%) Ruby
9 47 (8.77%) Shell Script
10 44 (8.21%) C
11 28 (5.22%) Groovy
11 28 (5.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 26 (4.85%) PowerShell
12 26 (4.85%) PHP
13 18 (3.36%) C#
13 18 (3.36%) Lua
14 16 (2.99%) XPath
15 15 (2.80%) XQuery
16 10 (1.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 133 (24.81%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.01%) DV Cleared
3 55 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.29%) Degree
5 21 (3.92%) Sun Certification
6 15 (2.80%) OCPJP
7 8 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.56%) MCSE
9 3 (0.56%) MCSA
9 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.37%) HND
10 2 (0.37%) ISEB
10 2 (0.37%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CCNP
11 1 (0.19%) CCNA
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.36%) SLA
2 11 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.49%) Docker
2 6 (1.12%) vCloud
2 6 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.75%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (12.31%) Puppet
2 26 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.92%) BladeLogic
4 20 (3.73%) ITRS Geneos
5 19 (3.54%) Vagrant
6 14 (2.61%) Ansible
7 11 (2.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Management
9 7 (1.31%) OpenView
10 5 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.75%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.56%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.56%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.56%) SCOM
13 2 (0.37%) TIBCO Hawk
14 1 (0.19%) OpenSSO
14 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.19%) SCCM
14 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
14 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 217 (40.49%) Oracle
2 70 (13.06%) Red Hat
3 60 (11.19%) IBM
4 29 (5.41%) Sun
5 26 (4.85%) ATG
6 25 (4.66%) Splunk
7 24 (4.48%) hybris
8 23 (4.29%) TIBCO
9 21 (3.92%) Perforce
10 20 (3.73%) Endeca
11 19 (3.54%) Talend
12 18 (3.36%) Atlassian
13 17 (3.17%) Informatica
14 16 (2.99%) HP
14 16 (2.99%) Microsoft
15 14 (2.61%) webMethods
16 12 (2.24%) Sybase
17 11 (2.05%) VMware
18 9 (1.68%) Adobe
19 6 (1.12%) Google
West Sussex
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East England
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 800 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Computer People
Rate: £220.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
@ITS
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £275 per day
Posted: 21 days ago