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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 346 324 313
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing Ant 244 245 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.83% 4.01% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 171 143
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £295 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%
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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
6365 6117 4812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.94% 12.75% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 4033 3087
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 139 146
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £23.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.72 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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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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 -32 103 £500 +2.56% 33
South East -3 52 £375 +22.34% 13
North West -3 21 £475 +46.15% 5
East of England -7 19 £400 -0.06%
South West +12 17 £474 +30.75% 11
North East - 13 £300 -
East Midlands -4 9 £423 +30.00%
Midlands - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire -17 2 £375 - 1
West Midlands -20 1 £363 +20.83% 2
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 447 (78.42%) Java
2 318 (55.79%) Maven
3 296 (51.93%) Linux
4 270 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 244 (42.81%) Subversion
6 224 (39.30%) Oracle
7 211 (37.02%) SQL
8 200 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
9 196 (34.39%) UNIX
10 182 (31.93%) XML
11 179 (31.40%) JavaScript
12 178 (31.23%) HTML
13 176 (30.88%) J2EE
14 175 (30.70%) Spring
15 154 (27.02%) Web Services
15 154 (27.02%) OO
16 151 (26.49%) JUnit
17 147 (25.79%) Jenkins
18 141 (24.74%) Security Cleared
19 140 (24.56%) Windows
20 135 (23.68%) CSS
21 132 (23.16%) Git (software)
22 125 (21.93%) WebLogic
23 118 (20.70%) Tomcat
23 118 (20.70%) JIRA
24 111 (19.47%) Python
25 110 (19.30%) Scrum
26 107 (18.77%) Configuration Management
27 106 (18.60%) TDD
28 102 (17.89%) UML

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 125 (21.93%) WebLogic
2 118 (20.70%) Tomcat
3 94 (16.49%) JBoss
4 90 (15.79%) WebSphere
5 50 (8.77%) Apache
6 40 (7.02%) IIS
7 32 (5.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 24 (4.21%) Confluence
9 22 (3.86%) MQSeries
10 16 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (2.46%) CMS
12 13 (2.28%) IBM HTTP Server
13 11 (1.93%) GlassFish
14 9 (1.58%) Node.js
15 8 (1.40%) AquaLogic
15 8 (1.40%) Apache Solr
16 7 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 5 (0.88%) Mule ESB
17 5 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 15 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.40%) FrameMaker
3 6 (1.05%) MS Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
5 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.88%) Tridion
3 3 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.88%) PaaS
5 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (0.70%) IaaS
5 4 (0.70%) SaaS
6 3 (0.53%) Force.com
6 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.91%) HTTP
1 28 (4.91%) Internet
2 27 (4.74%) Firewall
3 21 (3.68%) LDAP
4 14 (2.46%) AMQP
5 13 (2.28%) DNS
6 12 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.93%) DHCP
8 7 (1.23%) VPN
9 3 (0.53%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.53%) DMZ
10 2 (0.35%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.18%) SSH
11 1 (0.18%) IPsec
11 1 (0.18%) X.509
11 1 (0.18%) EIGRP
11 1 (0.18%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.63%) Oracle Database
2 61 (10.70%) SQL Server
3 57 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 43 (7.54%) MySQL
5 27 (4.74%) DB2
6 23 (4.04%) RDBMS
7 22 (3.86%) NoSQL
8 21 (3.68%) MongoDB
9 20 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.98%) Big Data
11 16 (2.81%) Hadoop
12 13 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.75%) Ingres
14 8 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.05%) SQL Navigator
16 3 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
16 3 (0.53%) SQLite
16 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 318 (55.79%) Maven
2 244 (42.81%) Subversion
3 151 (26.49%) JUnit
4 147 (25.79%) Jenkins
5 132 (23.16%) Git (software)
6 118 (20.70%) JIRA
7 97 (17.02%) Eclipse
8 86 (15.09%) ClearCase
9 62 (10.88%) Gradle
10 61 (10.70%) Selenium
11 51 (8.95%) TeamCity
12 46 (8.07%) NUnit
13 41 (7.19%) GoogleTest
13 41 (7.19%) CppUnit
14 37 (6.49%) Mercurial
15 32 (5.61%) CruiseControl
16 28 (4.91%) Artifactory
16 28 (4.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 28 (4.91%) ClearQuest
17 27 (4.74%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (8.95%) Finance
2 36 (6.32%) Banking
3 28 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.74%) Marketing
5 26 (4.56%) Retail
6 17 (2.98%) Publishing
7 16 (2.81%) Front Office
8 12 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.05%) Legal
11 5 (0.88%) Games
12 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.35%) iGaming
14 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 322 (56.49%) Developer
2 184 (32.28%) Java Developer
3 52 (9.12%) Senior Developer
4 41 (7.19%) Senior Java Developer
5 37 (6.49%) Software Engineer
6 34 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (5.44%) Analyst
8 27 (4.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 21 (3.68%) Architect
10 18 (3.16%) Android Developer
11 16 (2.81%) Software Developer
12 15 (2.63%) Consultant
13 14 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.28%) Java Software Engineer
14 13 (2.28%) C Developer
14 13 (2.28%) Release Engineer
14 13 (2.28%) Support Analyst
15 11 (1.93%) Technical Leader
16 10 (1.75%) Applications Developer
16 10 (1.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (31.93%) XML
2 178 (31.23%) HTML
3 176 (30.88%) J2EE
4 175 (30.70%) Spring
5 154 (27.02%) Web Services
6 135 (23.68%) CSS
7 90 (15.79%) JSP
8 83 (14.56%) Struts
9 81 (14.21%) SOAP
10 73 (12.81%) Hibernate
10 73 (12.81%) JSON
11 69 (12.11%) Ajax
11 69 (12.11%) JMS
12 67 (11.75%) jQuery
13 61 (10.70%) HTML5
14 58 (10.18%) JDBC
14 58 (10.18%) XSLT
15 52 (9.12%) Java EE
15 52 (9.12%) Servlets
16 50 (8.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 81 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (10.00%) Open Source
3 44 (7.72%) Derivative
4 25 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.68%) Fixed Income
6 19 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (2.11%) Clustering
8 12 (2.11%) iPad
8 12 (2.11%) Social Media
9 10 (1.75%) User Experience
10 8 (1.40%) W3C
10 8 (1.40%) Web 2.0
10 8 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.23%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.05%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.88%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 296 (51.93%) Linux
2 196 (34.39%) UNIX
3 140 (24.56%) Windows
4 70 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (5.79%) Solaris
6 29 (5.09%) Android
7 16 (2.81%) AIX
8 6 (1.05%) HPUX
8 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.88%) CentOS
10 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.18%) zOS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
3 154 (27.02%) OO
4 110 (19.30%) Scrum
5 107 (18.77%) Configuration Management
6 106 (18.60%) TDD
7 102 (17.89%) UML
8 77 (13.51%) Software Engineering
9 75 (13.16%) Unit Testing
9 75 (13.16%) SOA
10 74 (12.98%) ITIL
11 71 (12.46%) MVC
12 66 (11.58%) E-Commerce
13 62 (10.88%) OOD
14 57 (10.00%) OOP
14 57 (10.00%) User Stories
14 57 (10.00%) DevOps
15 56 (9.82%) Release Management
15 56 (9.82%) Content Management
16 42 (7.37%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 447 (78.42%) Java
2 211 (37.02%) SQL
3 179 (31.40%) JavaScript
4 111 (19.47%) Python
5 69 (12.11%) Perl
6 67 (11.75%) Bash Shell
7 61 (10.70%) C++
8 55 (9.65%) PL/SQL
9 50 (8.77%) C
10 45 (7.89%) Ruby
11 40 (7.02%) Shell Script
12 36 (6.32%) PowerShell
13 29 (5.09%) PHP
14 27 (4.74%) C#
15 26 (4.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 26 (4.56%) Groovy
16 18 (3.16%) XQuery
16 18 (3.16%) XPath
16 18 (3.16%) Lua
17 11 (1.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 141 (24.74%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 54 (9.47%) DV Cleared
4 35 (6.14%) Degree
5 28 (4.91%) Sun Certification
6 23 (4.04%) OCPJP
7 17 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.35%) MCSE
10 2 (0.35%) MCSA
10 2 (0.35%) HND
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.35%) ISEB
10 2 (0.35%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.81%) SLA
2 10 (1.75%) QA
3 6 (1.05%) WCAG
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.23%) Docker
2 6 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.88%) vCloud
4 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 59 (10.35%) Puppet
2 24 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.86%) ITRS Geneos
4 21 (3.68%) BladeLogic
5 18 (3.16%) Vagrant
6 12 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (1.93%) Oracle Identity Management
7 11 (1.93%) Ansible
8 6 (1.05%) OpenView
8 6 (1.05%) TeamSite
9 5 (0.88%) TIBCO Hawk
10 4 (0.70%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.53%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.35%) Control-M
12 2 (0.35%) SCOM
12 2 (0.35%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
13 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 224 (39.30%) Oracle
2 69 (12.11%) Red Hat
3 67 (11.75%) IBM
4 25 (4.39%) TIBCO
4 25 (4.39%) Sun
5 23 (4.04%) ATG
6 22 (3.86%) Atlassian
6 22 (3.86%) Splunk
7 21 (3.68%) hybris
8 19 (3.33%) Microsoft
8 19 (3.33%) HP
9 18 (3.16%) Talend
10 17 (2.98%) Endeca
10 17 (2.98%) Perforce
11 14 (2.46%) Sybase
11 14 (2.46%) Informatica
12 12 (2.11%) webMethods
12 12 (2.11%) VMware
13 9 (1.58%) Adobe
14 7 (1.23%) Google
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £850 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago