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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 388 375 343
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing Ant 221 203 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 3.17% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 136 126
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £273 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.73 £40.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
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
6961 6403 5487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.51% 12.97% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 4188 3509
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 134 135
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 31 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
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 31 July 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 31 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 +12 109 £525 +6.06% 31
South East -14 37 £393 +30.83% 10
East of England -7 25 £309 -22.81% 1
South West -2 14 £463 +2.77% 11
North East - 12 £263 -
North West -19 10 £450 +7.78% 7
Yorkshire -22 7 £350 +9.37% 4
West Midlands -5 2 £450 +55.17% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 405 (79.26%) Java
2 285 (55.77%) Maven
3 275 (53.82%) Linux
4 237 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
5 214 (41.88%) SQL
6 209 (40.90%) Subversion
7 207 (40.51%) Oracle
8 180 (35.23%) J2EE
9 176 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
10 171 (33.46%) JavaScript
11 167 (32.68%) Web Services
12 160 (31.31%) UNIX
13 159 (31.12%) Jenkins
14 153 (29.94%) HTML
15 143 (27.98%) XML
16 133 (26.03%) Spring
17 126 (24.66%) WebLogic
18 125 (24.46%) OO
18 125 (24.46%) Security Cleared
19 123 (24.07%) Windows
20 121 (23.68%) Python
21 120 (23.48%) Git (software)
22 117 (22.90%) TDD
23 111 (21.72%) CSS
24 104 (20.35%) Scrum
24 104 (20.35%) JIRA
25 102 (19.96%) JUnit
26 99 (19.37%) Eclipse
27 98 (19.18%) Configuration Management
28 97 (18.98%) SOAP

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 126 (24.66%) WebLogic
2 94 (18.40%) Tomcat
3 84 (16.44%) WebSphere
4 73 (14.29%) JBoss
5 58 (11.35%) Apache
6 37 (7.24%) IIS
7 29 (5.68%) Confluence
8 27 (5.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (3.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (3.33%) MQSeries
11 12 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (2.15%) AquaLogic
12 11 (2.15%) GlassFish
13 10 (1.96%) OpenStack
14 7 (1.37%) Node.js
14 7 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (1.17%) CMS
15 6 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (1.17%) Mule
15 6 (1.17%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.37%) Tridion
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Cordys
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 8 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.98%) SaaS
6 5 (0.98%) PaaS
7 4 (0.78%) IaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Force.com
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.07%) LDAP
1 31 (6.07%) Firewall
2 29 (5.68%) Internet
3 20 (3.91%) HTTP
4 12 (2.35%) AMQP
5 10 (1.96%) VPN
6 7 (1.37%) DNS
6 7 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.37%) DHCP
7 6 (1.17%) DMZ
8 5 (0.98%) SSH
9 4 (0.78%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.20%) IPsec
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.20%) RIP
11 1 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.70%) Oracle Database
2 59 (11.55%) Relational Database
3 45 (8.81%) SQL Server
4 39 (7.63%) MySQL
5 29 (5.68%) DB2
6 19 (3.72%) RDBMS
7 16 (3.13%) Big Data
8 15 (2.94%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.74%) NoSQL
10 13 (2.54%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.59%) SQLite
13 3 (0.59%) SQL Navigator
14 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 285 (55.77%) Maven
2 209 (40.90%) Subversion
3 159 (31.12%) Jenkins
4 120 (23.48%) Git (software)
5 104 (20.35%) JIRA
6 102 (19.96%) JUnit
7 99 (19.37%) Eclipse
8 73 (14.29%) Gradle
9 64 (12.52%) ClearCase
10 38 (7.44%) TeamCity
10 38 (7.44%) Selenium
11 36 (7.05%) Mercurial
12 31 (6.07%) SoapUI
13 30 (5.87%) Hudson
14 28 (5.48%) NUnit
15 27 (5.28%) CppUnit
15 27 (5.28%) GoogleTest
16 23 (4.50%) MSBuild
16 23 (4.50%) Cucumber
17 21 (4.11%) Apache Ivy
General
1 58 (11.35%) Finance
2 38 (7.44%) Banking
3 29 (5.68%) Retail
4 22 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.52%) Marketing
6 13 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.76%) Front Office
7 9 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.17%) Advertising
9 4 (0.78%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 265 (51.86%) Developer
2 158 (30.92%) Java Developer
3 43 (8.41%) Senior Developer
4 34 (6.65%) Analyst
5 33 (6.46%) Senior Java Developer
6 32 (6.26%) Architect
7 31 (6.07%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (5.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 25 (4.89%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.91%) Release Manager
11 15 (2.94%) Consultant
11 15 (2.94%) Support Analyst
12 14 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.35%) Technical Leader
14 11 (2.15%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.15%) Hybris Developer
15 10 (1.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 10 (1.96%) Release Engineer
16 9 (1.76%) Web Developer
16 9 (1.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (35.23%) J2EE
2 167 (32.68%) Web Services
3 153 (29.94%) HTML
4 143 (27.98%) XML
5 133 (26.03%) Spring
6 111 (21.72%) CSS
7 97 (18.98%) SOAP
8 86 (16.83%) JSP
9 79 (15.46%) JMS
10 60 (11.74%) Ajax
11 57 (11.15%) Java EE
11 57 (11.15%) Hibernate
12 56 (10.96%) Struts
13 50 (9.78%) jQuery
14 48 (9.39%) JSON
15 45 (8.81%) EJB
16 44 (8.61%) XHTML
17 43 (8.41%) REST
18 41 (8.02%) HTML5
19 40 (7.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.70%) Derivative
3 23 (4.50%) Fixed Income
4 19 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.94%) Clustering
5 15 (2.94%) Social Media
5 15 (2.94%) iPad
5 15 (2.94%) Web 2.0
6 14 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.96%) User Experience
8 8 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.37%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.37%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.37%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.17%) Wiki
10 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.17%) Replication
11 5 (0.98%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 275 (53.82%) Linux
2 160 (31.31%) UNIX
3 123 (24.07%) Windows
4 56 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (8.02%) Solaris
6 17 (3.33%) AIX
7 8 (1.57%) Android
7 8 (1.57%) CentOS
8 7 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.37%) HPUX
9 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
3 125 (24.46%) OO
4 117 (22.90%) TDD
5 104 (20.35%) Scrum
6 98 (19.18%) Configuration Management
7 76 (14.87%) E-Commerce
7 76 (14.87%) SOA
8 73 (14.29%) UML
9 70 (13.70%) SDLC
10 64 (12.52%) ITIL
11 62 (12.13%) DevOps
12 58 (11.35%) Content Management
13 55 (10.76%) Software Engineering
13 55 (10.76%) Release Management
14 52 (10.18%) Unit Testing
14 52 (10.18%) MVC
15 48 (9.39%) Open Source
16 45 (8.81%) OOD
17 41 (8.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 405 (79.26%) Java
2 214 (41.88%) SQL
3 171 (33.46%) JavaScript
4 121 (23.68%) Python
5 70 (13.70%) Perl
6 69 (13.50%) Bash Shell
7 55 (10.76%) C++
7 55 (10.76%) PL/SQL
8 49 (9.59%) Shell Script
9 47 (9.20%) Ruby
10 40 (7.83%) C
11 31 (6.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 29 (5.68%) Groovy
12 29 (5.68%) PHP
13 22 (4.31%) PowerShell
14 17 (3.33%) Lua
15 16 (3.13%) XPath
16 14 (2.74%) C#
17 10 (1.96%) Scala
18 9 (1.76%) Jython
Qualifications
1 125 (24.46%) Security Cleared
2 60 (11.74%) DV Cleared
3 46 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.11%) Degree
5 19 (3.72%) Sun Certification
6 13 (2.54%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.37%) ISEB
8 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.98%) MCSE
8 5 (0.98%) MCSA
8 5 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.39%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.39%) HND
11 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.72%) SLA
2 15 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 10 (1.96%) Docker
2 8 (1.57%) vCloud
2 8 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.98%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (12.72%) Puppet
2 29 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (4.31%) BladeLogic
4 20 (3.91%) Ansible
4 20 (3.91%) ITRS Geneos
5 16 (3.13%) Vagrant
6 11 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (1.57%) OpenView
9 7 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.98%) SCOM
10 5 (0.98%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.59%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.39%) SCCM
13 1 (0.20%) Nagios
13 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.20%) OpenSSO
13 1 (0.20%) logstash
13 1 (0.20%) Salt
13 1 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 207 (40.51%) Oracle
2 69 (13.50%) IBM
3 65 (12.72%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.68%) Sun
4 29 (5.68%) hybris
5 28 (5.48%) Splunk
5 28 (5.48%) ATG
6 21 (4.11%) TIBCO
7 20 (3.91%) Perforce
7 20 (3.91%) Endeca
8 19 (3.72%) Informatica
9 17 (3.33%) HP
10 16 (3.13%) webMethods
10 16 (3.13%) Atlassian
11 15 (2.94%) Google
12 14 (2.74%) Microsoft
12 14 (2.74%) Talend
13 13 (2.54%) VMware
14 10 (1.96%) Sybase
15 8 (1.57%) FatWire
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salary/package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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