The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 312 272 307
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +35
Contract jobs citing Ant 309 250 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.87% 5.04% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 158 182
Average daily rate £450 £413 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6350 4965 5463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.37% 11.52% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4136 3199 3248
Average daily rate £375 £399 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 132 194
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Ant
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +16 175 £519 +15.27% 41
South East -52 46 £309 +5.38% 15
East of England -5 30 £413 +13.79% 9
South West 0 25 £350 -22.22% 6
West Midlands -3 18 £285 +9.61% 1
North West -18 6 - - 12
East Midlands -4 5 £250 -44.44%
Yorkshire -23 3 £375 +17.64% 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Ant
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 395 (74.95%) Java
2 326 (61.86%) Maven
3 252 (47.82%) Subversion
4 208 (39.47%) XML
5 192 (36.43%) Linux
6 185 (35.10%) Oracle
7 181 (34.35%) HTML
8 175 (33.21%) UNIX
9 172 (32.64%) J2EE
10 163 (30.93%) Spring
11 156 (29.60%) SQL
12 153 (29.03%) JavaScript
13 152 (28.84%) Jenkins
14 145 (27.51%) JUnit
15 140 (26.57%) Web Services
16 134 (25.43%) Finance
17 133 (25.24%) Eclipse
17 133 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
18 130 (24.67%) CSS
19 124 (23.53%) TDD
20 114 (21.63%) SOAP
21 110 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
22 108 (20.49%) jQuery
23 100 (18.98%) JSP
24 98 (18.60%) Scrum
25 96 (18.22%) Tomcat
26 90 (17.08%) Banking
27 89 (16.89%) UML
28 87 (16.51%) XSLT
29 86 (16.32%) Git (software)

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 96 (18.22%) Tomcat
2 85 (16.13%) WebLogic
3 82 (15.56%) Apache
4 53 (10.06%) WebSphere
5 35 (6.64%) CMS
6 26 (4.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 21 (3.98%) MQSeries
8 18 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (3.23%) IIS
10 15 (2.85%) Oracle Service Bus
11 13 (2.47%) SharePoint
12 11 (2.09%) SAS
12 11 (2.09%) Node.js
12 11 (2.09%) Confluence
13 10 (1.90%) TIBCO EMS
14 9 (1.71%) Apache Solr
14 9 (1.71%) Adobe CQ
15 7 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
16 6 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (1.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (1.33%) MS Office
2 5 (0.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) Mingle
4 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.61%) Tridion
2 5 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.95%) RiskWrite
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.33%) GitHub
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) Force.com
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.11%) Internet
2 27 (5.12%) LDAP
3 26 (4.93%) HTTP
4 24 (4.55%) SSL
5 17 (3.23%) X.509
6 9 (1.71%) Intranet
7 6 (1.14%) FTP
8 5 (0.95%) DNS
8 5 (0.95%) 3G
8 5 (0.95%) 2G
8 5 (0.95%) 4G
9 4 (0.76%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.76%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.57%) SSH
10 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.57%) Firewall
10 3 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.38%) BGP
11 2 (0.38%) OSPF
12 1 (0.19%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 56 (10.63%) RDBMS
3 53 (10.06%) Oracle Database
4 46 (8.73%) DB2
5 37 (7.02%) MySQL
6 31 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 31 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.71%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.57%) KDB
12 3 (0.57%) SQLite
12 3 (0.57%) Ingres
12 3 (0.57%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.38%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 326 (61.86%) Maven
2 252 (47.82%) Subversion
3 152 (28.84%) Jenkins
4 145 (27.51%) JUnit
5 133 (25.24%) Eclipse
6 86 (16.32%) Git (software)
7 71 (13.47%) Selenium
8 51 (9.68%) CruiseControl
9 44 (8.35%) ClearCase
10 39 (7.40%) JIRA
11 38 (7.21%) WebDriver
11 38 (7.21%) Hudson
12 37 (7.02%) Apache Ivy
13 30 (5.69%) Mockito
13 30 (5.69%) SoapUI
13 30 (5.69%) TeamCity
14 26 (4.93%) Cucumber
14 26 (4.93%) Mercurial
15 25 (4.74%) Log4j
16 24 (4.55%) JBehave
General
1 134 (25.43%) Finance
2 90 (17.08%) Banking
3 73 (13.85%) Retail
4 29 (5.50%) Front Office
5 27 (5.12%) Investment Banking
6 25 (4.74%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.80%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.28%) Financial Institution
8 12 (2.28%) Publishing
9 7 (1.33%) Games
9 7 (1.33%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 290 (55.03%) Developer
2 156 (29.60%) Java Developer
3 45 (8.54%) Architect
4 36 (6.83%) Web Developer
4 36 (6.83%) Senior Developer
5 28 (5.31%) Java Web Developer
6 21 (3.98%) Release Manager
7 20 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (3.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 16 (3.04%) Consultant
9 16 (3.04%) Analyst
10 15 (2.85%) Software Engineer
11 14 (2.66%) Build Manager
12 12 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.09%) J2EE Developer
13 11 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
13 11 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (2.09%) Tester
14 10 (1.90%) Build Engineer
14 10 (1.90%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (39.47%) XML
2 181 (34.35%) HTML
3 172 (32.64%) J2EE
4 163 (30.93%) Spring
5 140 (26.57%) Web Services
6 130 (24.67%) CSS
7 114 (21.63%) SOAP
8 108 (20.49%) jQuery
9 100 (18.98%) JSP
10 87 (16.51%) XSLT
11 77 (14.61%) JMS
11 77 (14.61%) Struts
11 77 (14.61%) Hibernate
11 77 (14.61%) REST
12 71 (13.47%) RESTful
13 57 (10.82%) JDBC
14 55 (10.44%) JSTL
15 53 (10.06%) Servlets
16 48 (9.11%) Ajax
17 47 (8.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.40%) Mobile App
2 33 (6.26%) Derivative
3 26 (4.93%) Web 2.0
4 25 (4.74%) Social Media
5 24 (4.55%) iPad
5 24 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
6 17 (3.23%) Fixed Income
7 16 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.66%) Open Source
9 13 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.90%) Mobile Payment
10 10 (1.90%) PKI
11 7 (1.33%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.33%) Data Conversion
12 6 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.14%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.95%) Handset
14 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 192 (36.43%) Linux
2 175 (33.21%) UNIX
3 49 (9.30%) Windows
4 35 (6.64%) Solaris
5 22 (4.17%) AIX
6 20 (3.80%) HPUX
7 14 (2.66%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.47%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.71%) Android
10 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.76%) Debian
12 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.38%) CentOS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
2 124 (23.53%) TDD
3 110 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (18.60%) Scrum
5 89 (16.89%) UML
6 82 (15.56%) OO
7 80 (15.18%) E-Commerce
8 77 (14.61%) MVC
9 74 (14.04%) Content Management
10 71 (13.47%) Configuration Management
11 66 (12.52%) SOA
12 46 (8.73%) BDD
13 40 (7.59%) Test Automation
14 37 (7.02%) Use Case
15 35 (6.64%) Automated Testing
16 33 (6.26%) OOD
17 32 (6.07%) Waterfall
17 32 (6.07%) Unit Testing
18 31 (5.88%) Software Engineering
19 29 (5.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 395 (74.95%) Java
2 156 (29.60%) SQL
3 153 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 65 (12.33%) Perl
5 56 (10.63%) Python
6 45 (8.54%) XPath
6 45 (8.54%) PL/SQL
7 35 (6.64%) Ruby
8 32 (6.07%) Shell Script
9 30 (5.69%) Bash Shell
10 28 (5.31%) Groovy
11 27 (5.12%) C
12 25 (4.74%) C++
13 18 (3.42%) Scala
14 17 (3.23%) C#
14 17 (3.23%) XQuery
15 16 (3.04%) PHP
16 13 (2.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 6 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.95%) Jython
Qualifications
1 39 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.93%) Degree
3 23 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.71%) Sun Certification
5 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.38%) ISEB
6 2 (0.38%) CCA
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.38%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.19%) PMP
7 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.59%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) WCAG
2 1 (0.19%) WAI
2 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.52%) vCloud
2 5 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.57%) Samba
4 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) NFS
6 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.19%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 44 (8.35%) Puppet
2 24 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.85%) Nagios
4 10 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (1.14%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.57%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.38%) YUM
9 2 (0.38%) WMI
10 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.19%) WSUS
10 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.19%) nmon
Vendors
1 185 (35.10%) Oracle
2 53 (10.06%) ATG
3 51 (9.68%) IBM
4 47 (8.92%) Perforce
5 33 (6.26%) Endeca
6 31 (5.88%) JBoss
7 24 (4.55%) Alterian
8 20 (3.80%) Interwoven
9 19 (3.61%) Blue Martini
9 19 (3.61%) Elastic Path
10 17 (3.23%) TIBCO
11 16 (3.04%) VMware
12 15 (2.85%) Adobe
13 13 (2.47%) Sun
14 12 (2.28%) hybris
14 12 (2.28%) Microsoft
15 11 (2.09%) Sybase
15 11 (2.09%) HP
16 6 (1.14%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.14%) BEA
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum - dep on exp
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £50000 per day + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago