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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 316 371 308
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -63
Contract jobs citing Ant 294 191 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.41% 3.50% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 117 131
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.95 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +34.78%
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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
6666 5460 5444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.16% 11.54% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4666 3577 3389
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
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 £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 125 232
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.10 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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 +29 133 £530 +17.77% 27
South East +8 61 £305 -15.94% 10
East of England +20 42 £405 -4.70% 4
South West -14 22 £478 +73.81% 8
East Midlands - 13 £425 - 1
North West -6 8 £438 +25.00% 6
West Midlands -15 7 £375 +41.50% 4
North East -24 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 2 £365 -14.11% 2
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UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 394 (74.20%) Java
2 325 (61.21%) Maven
3 271 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
4 250 (47.08%) Linux
5 239 (45.01%) Subversion
6 230 (43.31%) XML
7 207 (38.98%) UNIX
8 201 (37.85%) Oracle
9 185 (34.84%) Continuous Integration
10 182 (34.27%) HTML
11 179 (33.71%) Spring
12 173 (32.58%) JavaScript
13 170 (32.02%) SQL
14 146 (27.50%) Web Services
15 140 (26.37%) J2EE
16 138 (25.99%) TDD
17 136 (25.61%) JUnit
17 136 (25.61%) Eclipse
18 133 (25.05%) Scrum
19 124 (23.35%) SOAP
20 117 (22.03%) Jenkins
21 115 (21.66%) CSS
22 97 (18.27%) OO
23 96 (18.08%) JSP
24 94 (17.70%) Tomcat
25 93 (17.51%) Relational Database
26 92 (17.33%) Perl
27 91 (17.14%) Git (software)
28 89 (16.76%) Security Cleared
29 88 (16.57%) Content Management

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 94 (17.70%) Tomcat
2 88 (16.57%) WebLogic
3 86 (16.20%) Apache
4 71 (13.37%) JBoss
5 41 (7.72%) WebSphere
6 28 (5.27%) CMS
7 23 (4.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (2.64%) Node.js
9 12 (2.26%) Adobe CQ
10 11 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.69%) Documentum
12 8 (1.51%) Confluence
13 7 (1.32%) GlassFish
13 7 (1.32%) lighttpd
14 5 (0.94%) TeamSite
14 5 (0.94%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.75%) AquaLogic
15 4 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.26%) FrameMaker
3 4 (0.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.39%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.38%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.38%) Staffware
3 1 (0.19%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.75%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.75%) Route 53
5 4 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.75%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.38%) SaaS
6 2 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Heroku
7 1 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Force.com
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.77%) HTTP
2 18 (3.39%) Internet
3 7 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.32%) LDAP
4 6 (1.13%) SSL
5 5 (0.94%) DNS
6 4 (0.75%) AMQP
7 3 (0.56%) DHCP
7 3 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.38%) SNMP
8 2 (0.38%) Firewall
9 1 (0.19%) IPsec
9 1 (0.19%) DMZ
9 1 (0.19%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.19%) BGP
9 1 (0.19%) SMTP
9 1 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.19%) RIP
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (17.51%) Relational Database
2 55 (10.36%) MySQL
3 46 (8.66%) RDBMS
4 42 (7.91%) Oracle Database
5 34 (6.40%) SQL Server
6 27 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (3.77%) Ingres
9 19 (3.58%) DB2
9 19 (3.58%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.94%) Big Data
12 5 (0.94%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.56%) SQLPlus
14 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.38%) Triplestore
14 2 (0.38%) Redis
15 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 325 (61.21%) Maven
2 239 (45.01%) Subversion
3 136 (25.61%) JUnit
3 136 (25.61%) Eclipse
4 117 (22.03%) Jenkins
5 91 (17.14%) Git (software)
6 77 (14.50%) ClearCase
7 59 (11.11%) Selenium
8 57 (10.73%) CruiseControl
9 49 (9.23%) IntelliJ
10 44 (8.29%) JIRA
11 41 (7.72%) NUnit
12 40 (7.53%) TeamCity
13 35 (6.59%) ClearQuest
14 34 (6.40%) Hudson
15 33 (6.21%) GoogleTest
15 33 (6.21%) CppUnit
16 30 (5.65%) Mockito
17 29 (5.46%) Gradle
18 28 (5.27%) SoapUI
General
1 82 (15.44%) Finance
2 65 (12.24%) Banking
3 49 (9.23%) Retail
4 40 (7.53%) Investment Banking
5 39 (7.34%) Marketing
6 19 (3.58%) Front Office
7 14 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.51%) Publishing
9 8 (1.51%) Legal
9 8 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.13%) Games
11 5 (0.94%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) French Language
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 347 (65.35%) Developer
2 186 (35.03%) Java Developer
3 48 (9.04%) Senior Developer
4 34 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (5.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 25 (4.71%) Software Engineer
7 18 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
8 17 (3.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 14 (2.64%) Administrator
9 14 (2.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (2.45%) Lead Developer
11 12 (2.26%) Architect
11 12 (2.26%) Author
11 12 (2.26%) Technical Author
12 11 (2.07%) Software Developer
13 10 (1.88%) C Developer
13 10 (1.88%) Tester
13 10 (1.88%) Consultant
14 9 (1.69%) Android Developer
15 8 (1.51%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (43.31%) XML
2 182 (34.27%) HTML
3 179 (33.71%) Spring
4 146 (27.50%) Web Services
5 140 (26.37%) J2EE
6 124 (23.35%) SOAP
7 115 (21.66%) CSS
8 96 (18.08%) JSP
9 87 (16.38%) Ajax
10 83 (15.63%) Hibernate
11 75 (14.12%) REST
12 74 (13.94%) JDBC
13 68 (12.81%) JSON
14 65 (12.24%) XSLT
15 56 (10.55%) XSD
16 55 (10.36%) HTML5
17 54 (10.17%) JMS
18 53 (9.98%) jQuery
19 52 (9.79%) RESTful
20 50 (9.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.97%) Derivative
3 32 (6.03%) Social Media
4 31 (5.84%) iPad
5 23 (4.33%) Computer Science
6 22 (4.14%) Open Source
7 21 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (3.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (3.01%) User Experience
10 9 (1.69%) Web 2.0
10 9 (1.69%) Taxonomies
11 7 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.32%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (1.13%) W3C
12 6 (1.13%) Clustering
12 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 250 (47.08%) Linux
2 207 (38.98%) UNIX
3 82 (15.44%) Windows
4 25 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (4.71%) Solaris
5 16 (3.01%) Android
6 14 (2.64%) AIX
7 8 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.94%) HPUX
9 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.56%) VMS
11 2 (0.38%) CentOS
11 2 (0.38%) zOS
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (34.84%) Continuous Integration
3 138 (25.99%) TDD
4 133 (25.05%) Scrum
5 97 (18.27%) OO
6 88 (16.57%) Content Management
7 83 (15.63%) MVC
8 79 (14.88%) Configuration Management
9 68 (12.81%) Unit Testing
10 64 (12.05%) SOA
11 61 (11.49%) E-Commerce
12 56 (10.55%) Software Engineering
13 53 (9.98%) BDD
14 52 (9.79%) Waterfall
15 48 (9.04%) UML
16 47 (8.85%) DevOps
17 39 (7.34%) Use Case
18 38 (7.16%) OOD
19 34 (6.40%) User Stories
20 33 (6.21%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 394 (74.20%) Java
2 173 (32.58%) JavaScript
3 170 (32.02%) SQL
4 92 (17.33%) Perl
5 79 (14.88%) Python
6 53 (9.98%) Groovy
7 41 (7.72%) C
8 38 (7.16%) Shell Script
9 37 (6.97%) PowerShell
10 36 (6.78%) PL/SQL
11 35 (6.59%) C++
12 33 (6.21%) Bash Shell
13 26 (4.90%) XPath
14 24 (4.52%) PHP
14 24 (4.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 23 (4.33%) C#
16 18 (3.39%) Ruby
16 18 (3.39%) XQuery
17 15 (2.82%) Lua
18 13 (2.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 89 (16.76%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.40%) Degree
4 29 (5.46%) DV Cleared
5 26 (4.90%) Sun Certification
6 14 (2.64%) OCPJP
7 9 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.51%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.19%) CCNP
9 1 (0.19%) CCNA
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.39%) QA
2 5 (0.94%) SLA
2 5 (0.94%) WCAG
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.19%) vCloud
3 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (6.21%) Puppet
2 28 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (3.01%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (1.69%) Vagrant
6 8 (1.51%) Control-M
7 7 (1.32%) Ansible
8 5 (0.94%) OpenView
9 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.75%) Nagios
9 4 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
11 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.19%) logstash
11 1 (0.19%) Salt
11 1 (0.19%) Kibana
11 1 (0.19%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 201 (37.85%) Oracle
2 36 (6.78%) Perforce
3 35 (6.59%) IBM
4 32 (6.03%) ATG
4 32 (6.03%) Endeca
5 22 (4.14%) Sybase
6 18 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.01%) Atlassian
7 16 (3.01%) Sun
8 15 (2.82%) Google
9 13 (2.45%) Microsoft
10 11 (2.07%) VMware
11 10 (1.88%) HP
12 9 (1.69%) Adobe
13 8 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.32%) Informatica
15 6 (1.13%) FatWire
16 5 (0.94%) Interwoven
17 3 (0.56%) hybris
17 3 (0.56%) Sencha
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