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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 358 322 261
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -61
Contract jobs citing Ant 241 266 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.55% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.59% 4.58% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 168 239
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 £315 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £591 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £24.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +58.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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
6709 5812 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.84% 12.05% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3839 3309
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 £293 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 119 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.55 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 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 19 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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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 -75 101 £510 +7.36% 31
South East +30 57 £419 +11.66% 11
East of England +9 40 £400 - 10
South West -33 16 £450 +20.00% 12
West Midlands -11 8 £298 -16.78% 3
East Midlands +6 6 £438 +2.94%
Yorkshire +3 6 £335 -28.53% 5
North West -8 4 £380 - 8
North East - 3 £331 -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 362 (79.04%) Java
2 275 (60.04%) Maven
3 224 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
4 215 (46.94%) Subversion
5 201 (43.89%) Linux
6 195 (42.58%) XML
7 192 (41.92%) Oracle
8 182 (39.74%) J2EE
9 162 (35.37%) HTML
9 162 (35.37%) Spring
10 151 (32.97%) Web Services
11 149 (32.53%) JavaScript
12 138 (30.13%) SQL
13 136 (29.69%) UNIX
14 124 (27.07%) Eclipse
15 120 (26.20%) TDD
15 120 (26.20%) Continuous Integration
16 117 (25.55%) Scrum
17 116 (25.33%) SOAP
18 112 (24.45%) Tomcat
19 107 (23.36%) CSS
20 105 (22.93%) JUnit
21 103 (22.49%) WebLogic
22 91 (19.87%) JSP
23 88 (19.21%) Content Management
24 84 (18.34%) Jenkins
25 83 (18.12%) Apache
26 82 (17.90%) Ajax
27 81 (17.69%) Relational Database
28 80 (17.47%) OO

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 112 (24.45%) Tomcat
2 103 (22.49%) WebLogic
3 83 (18.12%) Apache
4 49 (10.70%) WebSphere
5 28 (6.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 24 (5.24%) CMS
7 17 (3.71%) MQSeries
7 17 (3.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (3.06%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (2.62%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (2.18%) Node.js
11 9 (1.97%) Documentum
11 9 (1.97%) GlassFish
12 7 (1.53%) Jetty
13 5 (1.09%) IIS
14 4 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
14 4 (0.87%) lighttpd
14 4 (0.87%) Mule
14 4 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (1.75%) FrameMaker
2 7 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.09%) MS Office
4 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.71%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.31%) Tridion
3 5 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.87%) TIBCO iProcess
4 4 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.87%) Staffware
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
1 18 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.31%) Force.com
2 6 (1.31%) GitHub
3 5 (1.09%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.09%) Google App Engine
3 5 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.87%) CloudFront
4 4 (0.87%) SaaS
4 4 (0.87%) Route 53
4 4 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.77%) HTTP
2 24 (5.24%) Internet
3 13 (2.84%) LDAP
4 6 (1.31%) SSL
5 4 (0.87%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.87%) AMQP
5 4 (0.87%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.87%) X.509
6 3 (0.66%) 4G
6 3 (0.66%) Firewall
6 3 (0.66%) 2G
6 3 (0.66%) 3G
6 3 (0.66%) DNS
7 2 (0.44%) SSH
7 2 (0.44%) SNMP
7 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.22%) IPsec
8 1 (0.22%) BGP
8 1 (0.22%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (17.69%) Relational Database
2 53 (11.57%) MySQL
3 41 (8.95%) RDBMS
4 34 (7.42%) Oracle Database
5 26 (5.68%) SQL Server
6 22 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (4.59%) DB2
8 15 (3.28%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.87%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.87%) Big Data
13 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.66%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 275 (60.04%) Maven
2 215 (46.94%) Subversion
3 124 (27.07%) Eclipse
4 105 (22.93%) JUnit
5 84 (18.34%) Jenkins
6 71 (15.50%) Git (software)
7 59 (12.88%) Selenium
8 40 (8.73%) JIRA
9 30 (6.55%) ClearCase
9 30 (6.55%) TeamCity
10 29 (6.33%) Hudson
10 29 (6.33%) Apache Ivy
11 25 (5.46%) IntelliJ
12 24 (5.24%) Gradle
13 20 (4.37%) SoapUI
13 20 (4.37%) Mockito
13 20 (4.37%) CruiseControl
14 15 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (3.28%) Mercurial
14 15 (3.28%) Cucumber
General
1 73 (15.94%) Finance
2 69 (15.07%) Retail
3 32 (6.99%) Banking
4 28 (6.11%) Marketing
5 18 (3.93%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.71%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.18%) Legal
9 6 (1.31%) Front Office
10 5 (1.09%) Advertising
10 5 (1.09%) Electronics
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Automotive
12 2 (0.44%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 302 (65.94%) Developer
2 162 (35.37%) Java Developer
3 33 (7.21%) Senior Developer
4 26 (5.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 23 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (3.49%) Software Engineer
8 12 (2.62%) Web Developer
8 12 (2.62%) Consultant
9 11 (2.40%) Architect
9 11 (2.40%) Java Web Developer
10 10 (2.18%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (2.18%) Lead Developer
11 8 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
11 8 (1.75%) Tester
11 8 (1.75%) Author
11 8 (1.75%) Technical Author
12 7 (1.53%) Automation Tester
12 7 (1.53%) Administrator
13 6 (1.31%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (42.58%) XML
2 182 (39.74%) J2EE
3 162 (35.37%) HTML
3 162 (35.37%) Spring
4 151 (32.97%) Web Services
5 116 (25.33%) SOAP
6 107 (23.36%) CSS
7 91 (19.87%) JSP
8 82 (17.90%) Ajax
9 72 (15.72%) Hibernate
10 65 (14.19%) jQuery
11 64 (13.97%) RESTful
12 63 (13.76%) XSLT
12 63 (13.76%) REST
13 60 (13.10%) JMS
14 55 (12.01%) XSD
15 50 (10.92%) XSL
16 47 (10.26%) Servlets
17 44 (9.61%) JDBC
17 44 (9.61%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.30%) Social Media
2 37 (8.08%) iPad
3 25 (5.46%) Open Source
4 19 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.93%) Web 2.0
6 16 (3.49%) User Experience
7 14 (3.06%) Derivative
8 12 (2.62%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.18%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.97%) W3C
10 9 (1.97%) Taxonomies
11 8 (1.75%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.53%) PKI
13 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.09%) Cryptography
14 4 (0.87%) DTV
14 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.87%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 201 (43.89%) Linux
2 136 (29.69%) UNIX
3 44 (9.61%) Windows
4 31 (6.77%) Solaris
5 13 (2.84%) HPUX
6 12 (2.62%) AIX
7 11 (2.40%) Android
8 10 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.66%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) VMS
13 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) zOS
13 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.20%) TDD
2 120 (26.20%) Continuous Integration
3 117 (25.55%) Scrum
4 88 (19.21%) Content Management
5 80 (17.47%) OO
6 77 (16.81%) E-Commerce
7 76 (16.59%) MVC
8 73 (15.94%) SOA
9 53 (11.57%) Unit Testing
10 52 (11.35%) Waterfall
11 48 (10.48%) Configuration Management
12 45 (9.83%) BDD
13 41 (8.95%) DevOps
14 37 (8.08%) UML
14 37 (8.08%) ERP
15 27 (5.90%) Software Engineering
16 22 (4.80%) OOP
17 21 (4.59%) Mentoring
18 20 (4.37%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 362 (79.04%) Java
2 149 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 138 (30.13%) SQL
4 59 (12.88%) Perl
5 52 (11.35%) Python
6 49 (10.70%) Groovy
7 41 (8.95%) PL/SQL
8 32 (6.99%) Shell Script
9 30 (6.55%) XPath
10 29 (6.33%) Bash Shell
11 24 (5.24%) PowerShell
12 22 (4.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 21 (4.59%) PHP
14 20 (4.37%) XQuery
15 17 (3.71%) C
16 14 (3.06%) C#
17 12 (2.62%) Ruby
18 8 (1.75%) Lua
18 8 (1.75%) Scala
18 8 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.90%) Degree
3 19 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.93%) Sun Certification
5 17 (3.71%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.31%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CCNP
8 1 (0.22%) CCNA
8 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.24%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (1.97%) vCloud
2 7 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.22%) NFS
4 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (7.21%) Puppet
2 22 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.49%) Oracle Identity Management
3 16 (3.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.53%) Nagios
6 5 (1.09%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.09%) Ansible
7 4 (0.87%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.87%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.66%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.44%) OpenView
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.22%) Icinga
10 1 (0.22%) Salt
10 1 (0.22%) Kibana
10 1 (0.22%) Opsview
10 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 192 (41.92%) Oracle
2 58 (12.66%) JBoss
3 50 (10.92%) IBM
4 46 (10.04%) ATG
5 43 (9.39%) Endeca
6 40 (8.73%) Perforce
7 22 (4.80%) Sun
8 18 (3.93%) VMware
9 15 (3.28%) Google
10 13 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (2.84%) Interwoven
11 12 (2.62%) hybris
12 10 (2.18%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.97%) FatWire
13 9 (1.97%) Adobe
14 7 (1.53%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.53%) Sybase
14 7 (1.53%) SAP
14 7 (1.53%) Microsoft
14 7 (1.53%) Alterian
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £510 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 19 days ago