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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 374 335 268
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -67
Contract jobs citing Ant 219 243 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.28% 4.22% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 144 235
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
6674 5761 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4342 3772 3435
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 £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 208
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 94 £525 +16.66% 30
South East +10 44 £350 - 13
East of England +5 39 £400 - 9
West Midlands 0 13 £280 -37.77% 2
South West -29 11 £438 +16.66% 5
East Midlands +6 8 £450 +5.88%
Yorkshire +2 7 £338 -25.00% 8
North West -15 3 £335 - 11
North East - - - -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 345 (75.99%) Java
2 274 (60.35%) Maven
3 220 (48.46%) Subversion
4 193 (42.51%) Linux
5 188 (41.41%) Oracle
6 186 (40.97%) XML
7 185 (40.75%) J2EE
8 168 (37.00%) HTML
9 158 (34.80%) Web Services
10 150 (33.04%) Spring
11 142 (31.28%) UNIX
12 136 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
13 134 (29.52%) JavaScript
14 129 (28.41%) SQL
15 123 (27.09%) Eclipse
16 119 (26.21%) SOAP
17 118 (25.99%) CSS
18 114 (25.11%) TDD
19 113 (24.89%) Continuous Integration
20 111 (24.45%) Scrum
21 106 (23.35%) Tomcat
22 100 (22.03%) JUnit
23 97 (21.37%) WebLogic
24 94 (20.70%) Jenkins
25 91 (20.04%) JSP
26 83 (18.28%) Apache
27 82 (18.06%) E-Commerce
28 81 (17.84%) Content Management
29 79 (17.40%) Retail
30 77 (16.96%) jQuery

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 106 (23.35%) Tomcat
2 97 (21.37%) WebLogic
3 83 (18.28%) Apache
4 51 (11.23%) WebSphere
5 26 (5.73%) CMS
6 18 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 18 (3.96%) MQSeries
7 16 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
9 11 (2.42%) Node.js
9 11 (2.42%) Adobe CQ
10 9 (1.98%) GlassFish
11 7 (1.54%) Jetty
12 6 (1.32%) Confluence
12 6 (1.32%) Mule
12 6 (1.32%) TIBCO EMS
13 5 (1.10%) IIS
14 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.88%) lighttpd
Applications
1 8 (1.76%) MS Excel
1 8 (1.76%) FrameMaker
2 5 (1.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Tridion
2 6 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.88%) TIBCO iProcess
4 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.88%) Staffware
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.76%) GitHub
4 6 (1.32%) Force.com
5 4 (0.88%) SaaS
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.66%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.66%) Route 53
6 3 (0.66%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.05%) HTTP
2 27 (5.95%) Internet
3 16 (3.52%) LDAP
4 7 (1.54%) SSL
5 5 (1.10%) 2G
5 5 (1.10%) 3G
5 5 (1.10%) 4G
6 4 (0.88%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.88%) AMQP
6 4 (0.88%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.88%) X.509
7 3 (0.66%) Firewall
7 3 (0.66%) DNS
8 2 (0.44%) SSH
8 2 (0.44%) FTP
8 2 (0.44%) SNMP
9 1 (0.22%) IPsec
9 1 (0.22%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.22%) BGP
9 1 (0.22%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.30%) Relational Database
2 53 (11.67%) MySQL
3 43 (9.47%) RDBMS
4 42 (9.25%) Oracle Database
5 26 (5.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (5.51%) SQL Server
7 21 (4.63%) DB2
8 14 (3.08%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.88%) Big Data
12 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.88%) CouchDB
12 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.66%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.44%) Redis
14 2 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 274 (60.35%) Maven
2 220 (48.46%) Subversion
3 123 (27.09%) Eclipse
4 100 (22.03%) JUnit
5 94 (20.70%) Jenkins
6 73 (16.08%) Git (software)
7 64 (14.10%) Selenium
8 46 (10.13%) JIRA
9 31 (6.83%) ClearCase
9 31 (6.83%) TeamCity
10 30 (6.61%) Hudson
11 28 (6.17%) Apache Ivy
12 21 (4.63%) Gradle
13 20 (4.41%) WebDriver
13 20 (4.41%) SoapUI
14 19 (4.19%) CruiseControl
15 18 (3.96%) IntelliJ
15 18 (3.96%) Mercurial
16 17 (3.74%) Mockito
17 16 (3.52%) Cucumber
General
1 79 (17.40%) Retail
2 72 (15.86%) Finance
3 33 (7.27%) Banking
4 23 (5.07%) Marketing
5 18 (3.96%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.20%) Legal
9 9 (1.98%) Front Office
10 5 (1.10%) Electronics
11 4 (0.88%) Advertising
12 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.66%) Publishing
13 2 (0.44%) Automotive
13 2 (0.44%) Games
14 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 294 (64.76%) Developer
2 155 (34.14%) Java Developer
3 30 (6.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 29 (6.39%) Senior Developer
5 22 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (4.19%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (4.19%) Web Developer
7 17 (3.74%) Java Web Developer
8 16 (3.52%) Architect
9 13 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 12 (2.64%) Consultant
11 11 (2.42%) Front-End Developer
12 10 (2.20%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (1.98%) J2EE Developer
14 8 (1.76%) Deployment Manager
14 8 (1.76%) Tester
14 8 (1.76%) Author
14 8 (1.76%) Technical Author
15 7 (1.54%) Release Manager
15 7 (1.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (40.97%) XML
2 185 (40.75%) J2EE
3 168 (37.00%) HTML
4 158 (34.80%) Web Services
5 150 (33.04%) Spring
6 119 (26.21%) SOAP
7 118 (25.99%) CSS
8 91 (20.04%) JSP
9 77 (16.96%) jQuery
10 69 (15.20%) REST
11 67 (14.76%) RESTful
12 66 (14.54%) Hibernate
13 61 (13.44%) Ajax
14 56 (12.33%) XSLT
15 51 (11.23%) XSL
15 51 (11.23%) XSD
16 50 (11.01%) Servlets
17 47 (10.35%) JMS
18 45 (9.91%) WSDL
19 44 (9.69%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.59%) iPad
1 39 (8.59%) Social Media
2 24 (5.29%) Open Source
3 19 (4.19%) Web 2.0
4 15 (3.30%) Derivative
4 15 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.98%) W3C
6 8 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.54%) PKI
7 7 (1.54%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.32%) Handset
9 5 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.88%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.88%) DTV
10 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 193 (42.51%) Linux
2 142 (31.28%) UNIX
3 37 (8.15%) Windows
4 28 (6.17%) Solaris
5 16 (3.52%) AIX
6 14 (3.08%) HPUX
7 11 (2.42%) Android
8 8 (1.76%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.66%) CentOS
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (25.11%) TDD
3 113 (24.89%) Continuous Integration
4 111 (24.45%) Scrum
5 82 (18.06%) E-Commerce
6 81 (17.84%) Content Management
7 76 (16.74%) OO
8 71 (15.64%) MVC
9 59 (13.00%) SOA
10 55 (12.11%) Configuration Management
11 54 (11.89%) Waterfall
12 48 (10.57%) UML
13 44 (9.69%) BDD
14 40 (8.81%) DevOps
15 39 (8.59%) ERP
15 39 (8.59%) Unit Testing
16 26 (5.73%) Software Engineering
17 24 (5.29%) OOP
18 23 (5.07%) Use Case
19 21 (4.63%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 345 (75.99%) Java
2 134 (29.52%) JavaScript
3 129 (28.41%) SQL
4 56 (12.33%) Perl
5 50 (11.01%) Groovy
5 50 (11.01%) Python
6 48 (10.57%) PL/SQL
7 30 (6.61%) Bash Shell
8 27 (5.95%) Shell Script
9 23 (5.07%) PowerShell
10 20 (4.41%) XPath
11 19 (4.19%) C
11 19 (4.19%) PHP
12 12 (2.64%) Ruby
12 12 (2.64%) C#
13 8 (1.76%) Scala
13 8 (1.76%) XQuery
14 6 (1.32%) Apex Code
15 5 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.51%) Degree
3 18 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.86%) Sun Certification
5 10 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.32%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PMP
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CCNP
8 1 (0.22%) CCNA
8 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.51%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.42%) vCloud
2 5 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.66%) Samba
3 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.22%) NFS
5 1 (0.22%) Xen
5 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (8.37%) Puppet
2 24 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.76%) Nagios
5 6 (1.32%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.10%) Ansible
7 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.88%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.66%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.44%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.22%) Icinga
10 1 (0.22%) logstash
10 1 (0.22%) Salt
10 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 188 (41.41%) Oracle
2 59 (13.00%) JBoss
3 53 (11.67%) IBM
4 52 (11.45%) ATG
5 48 (10.57%) Endeca
6 43 (9.47%) Perforce
7 20 (4.41%) Sun
8 18 (3.96%) VMware
9 14 (3.08%) Interwoven
10 13 (2.86%) hybris
11 11 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.42%) TIBCO
11 11 (2.42%) Google
12 10 (2.20%) Alterian
13 9 (1.98%) FatWire
14 8 (1.76%) Adobe
14 8 (1.76%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.54%) HP
15 7 (1.54%) Microsoft
15 7 (1.54%) SAP
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago
Uxbridge
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago