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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 366 380 339
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -41
Contract jobs citing Ant 256 219 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.39% 3.27% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 140 144
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -
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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
7553 6698 5770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 13.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5036 4352 3774
Average daily rate £410 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 123
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 +34 132 £500 -4.76% 34
East of England +2 35 £275 -31.25% 2
South East -37 31 £475 +35.71% 19
Yorkshire -22 15 £340 +0.74% 2
South West -2 14 £450 +2.85% 7
North West -13 10 £400 +19.40% 7
East Midlands -9 9 £400 -11.11% 1
North East - 4 £263 -
West Midlands -4 3 £400 +42.85% 2
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UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 392 (80.82%) Java
2 269 (55.46%) Maven
3 244 (50.31%) Linux
4 236 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (40.00%) SQL
6 189 (38.97%) Subversion
7 174 (35.88%) Jenkins
8 169 (34.85%) JavaScript
9 167 (34.43%) Oracle
10 159 (32.78%) J2EE
10 159 (32.78%) UNIX
11 155 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
12 154 (31.75%) Web Services
13 141 (29.07%) HTML
14 139 (28.66%) Python
15 129 (26.60%) Git (software)
16 127 (26.19%) Spring
17 122 (25.15%) XML
18 113 (23.30%) TDD
19 104 (21.44%) OO
19 104 (21.44%) CSS
20 102 (21.03%) Security Cleared
21 101 (20.82%) WebLogic
21 101 (20.82%) Windows
22 99 (20.41%) Eclipse
23 92 (18.97%) JIRA
24 89 (18.35%) Configuration Management
25 87 (17.94%) Perl
26 86 (17.73%) JUnit
26 86 (17.73%) Scrum

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 101 (20.82%) WebLogic
2 76 (15.67%) Tomcat
2 76 (15.67%) WebSphere
3 66 (13.61%) JBoss
4 52 (10.72%) Apache
5 23 (4.74%) IIS
5 23 (4.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 23 (4.74%) Confluence
6 21 (4.33%) OpenStack
7 18 (3.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (3.30%) MQSeries
9 11 (2.27%) Node.js
10 10 (2.06%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.86%) nginx
11 9 (1.86%) AquaLogic
11 9 (1.86%) Jetty
12 6 (1.24%) Mule
12 6 (1.24%) CMS
12 6 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (1.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 13 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.65%) Tridion
3 4 (0.82%) Cordys
3 4 (0.82%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.65%) IaaS
5 8 (1.65%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.24%) PaaS
7 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.41%) SaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Force.com
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.77%) LDAP
2 26 (5.36%) Internet
3 24 (4.95%) Firewall
4 17 (3.51%) HTTP
5 12 (2.47%) VPN
6 9 (1.86%) SSL
6 9 (1.86%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.65%) DMZ
8 7 (1.44%) DNS
8 7 (1.44%) DHCP
8 7 (1.44%) SSH
8 7 (1.44%) AMQP
9 3 (0.62%) Multicast
9 3 (0.62%) FTP
9 3 (0.62%) SMTP
10 2 (0.41%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.21%) 4G
11 1 (0.21%) VLAN
11 1 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.37%) Relational Database
2 56 (11.55%) Oracle Database
3 39 (8.04%) SQL Server
4 37 (7.63%) MySQL
5 33 (6.80%) DB2
6 22 (4.54%) RDBMS
7 16 (3.30%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.47%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.47%) Big Data
9 12 (2.47%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.41%) Redis
14 2 (0.41%) SQLite
14 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 269 (55.46%) Maven
2 189 (38.97%) Subversion
3 174 (35.88%) Jenkins
4 129 (26.60%) Git (software)
5 99 (20.41%) Eclipse
6 92 (18.97%) JIRA
7 86 (17.73%) JUnit
8 73 (15.05%) Gradle
9 54 (11.13%) ClearCase
10 49 (10.10%) Hudson
11 41 (8.45%) Selenium
12 32 (6.60%) TeamCity
13 27 (5.57%) SoapUI
14 25 (5.15%) Apache Ivy
15 23 (4.74%) Mercurial
15 23 (4.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 21 (4.33%) NUnit
17 19 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
18 17 (3.51%) GoogleTest
18 17 (3.51%) CppUnit
General
1 53 (10.93%) Finance
2 49 (10.10%) Banking
3 30 (6.19%) Retail
4 26 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.68%) Marketing
7 10 (2.06%) Front Office
8 7 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.24%) Advertising
10 4 (0.82%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 249 (51.34%) Developer
2 155 (31.96%) Java Developer
3 46 (9.48%) Senior Developer
4 38 (7.84%) Senior Java Developer
5 37 (7.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 36 (7.42%) Architect
7 32 (6.60%) Analyst
8 25 (5.15%) Release Manager
9 22 (4.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 15 (3.09%) Software Engineer
11 14 (2.89%) Consultant
11 14 (2.89%) Build Manager
11 14 (2.89%) Technical Leader
12 12 (2.47%) Build and Release Manager
13 11 (2.27%) Web Developer
13 11 (2.27%) Administrator
13 11 (2.27%) Hybris Developer
14 9 (1.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 9 (1.86%) Support Analyst
14 9 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (32.78%) J2EE
2 154 (31.75%) Web Services
3 141 (29.07%) HTML
4 127 (26.19%) Spring
5 122 (25.15%) XML
6 104 (21.44%) CSS
7 84 (17.32%) SOAP
8 78 (16.08%) JMS
9 76 (15.67%) JSP
10 56 (11.55%) Ajax
11 55 (11.34%) Java EE
11 55 (11.34%) Struts
12 51 (10.52%) Hibernate
12 51 (10.52%) jQuery
13 47 (9.69%) REST
14 42 (8.66%) EJB
15 38 (7.84%) JDBC
15 38 (7.84%) JSON
16 37 (7.63%) XHTML
17 35 (7.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (3.51%) Derivative
3 17 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.30%) Fixed Income
4 16 (3.30%) Web 2.0
5 13 (2.68%) Clustering
6 12 (2.47%) iPad
7 10 (2.06%) Social Media
8 9 (1.86%) User Experience
9 8 (1.65%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.44%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.24%) Replication
11 6 (1.24%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.24%) Wiki
12 5 (1.03%) Tandem
13 4 (0.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 4 (0.82%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 244 (50.31%) Linux
2 159 (32.78%) UNIX
3 101 (20.82%) Windows
4 39 (8.04%) Solaris
5 37 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.12%) AIX
7 13 (2.68%) CentOS
8 12 (2.47%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.65%) HPUX
10 5 (1.03%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.82%) Android
12 3 (0.62%) VMS
13 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
3 113 (23.30%) TDD
4 104 (21.44%) OO
5 89 (18.35%) Configuration Management
6 86 (17.73%) Scrum
7 79 (16.29%) E-Commerce
8 72 (14.85%) DevOps
9 60 (12.37%) UML
9 60 (12.37%) SOA
9 60 (12.37%) MVC
10 54 (11.13%) SDLC
11 50 (10.31%) Content Management
11 50 (10.31%) Release Management
12 46 (9.48%) ITIL
13 44 (9.07%) Unit Testing
14 39 (8.04%) Open Source
15 38 (7.84%) Software Engineering
16 31 (6.39%) OOD
17 28 (5.77%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 392 (80.82%) Java
2 194 (40.00%) SQL
3 169 (34.85%) JavaScript
4 139 (28.66%) Python
5 87 (17.94%) Perl
6 71 (14.64%) Bash Shell
7 57 (11.75%) PL/SQL
8 54 (11.13%) Ruby
9 48 (9.90%) Shell Script
10 41 (8.45%) C++
11 37 (7.63%) PHP
12 33 (6.80%) Groovy
13 31 (6.39%) C
14 29 (5.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 25 (5.15%) PowerShell
16 19 (3.92%) Lua
17 17 (3.51%) XPath
17 17 (3.51%) C#
18 13 (2.68%) Jython
18 13 (2.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 102 (21.03%) Security Cleared
2 52 (10.72%) DV Cleared
3 31 (6.39%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.36%) Degree
5 20 (4.12%) Sun Certification
6 10 (2.06%) OCPJP
6 10 (2.06%) ISEB
7 6 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.03%) MCSE
9 4 (0.82%) MCSA
9 4 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.62%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.41%) HND
11 2 (0.41%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.12%) QA
2 17 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) MiFID
3 1 (0.21%) EMIR
System Software
1 24 (4.95%) Docker
2 9 (1.86%) vCloud
3 7 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.24%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (13.40%) Puppet
2 43 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (7.01%) Ansible
4 17 (3.51%) BladeLogic
5 12 (2.47%) Vagrant
6 10 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (1.44%) SCOM
8 7 (1.44%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.03%) OpenView
9 5 (1.03%) SCCM
10 3 (0.62%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.41%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.41%) Salt
12 1 (0.21%) Kibana
12 1 (0.21%) logstash
12 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 167 (34.43%) Oracle
2 69 (14.23%) IBM
3 51 (10.52%) Red Hat
4 33 (6.80%) hybris
5 27 (5.57%) Sun
6 22 (4.54%) Splunk
7 21 (4.33%) ATG
8 20 (4.12%) Informatica
9 19 (3.92%) TIBCO
10 18 (3.71%) Perforce
10 18 (3.71%) Google
10 18 (3.71%) HP
11 16 (3.30%) Endeca
12 15 (3.09%) Microsoft
13 13 (2.68%) Atlassian
14 12 (2.47%) Sybase
15 11 (2.27%) VMware
15 11 (2.27%) Talend
16 9 (1.86%) webMethods
17 8 (1.65%) FatWire
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