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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 309 350 281
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -69
Contract jobs citing Ant 291 219 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.43% 4.00% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 146 172
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £38.88 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.18% +44.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.68 £22.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £24.70
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +56.88%
Ant
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
6573 5481 5618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.82% 11.58% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 3602 3357
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 123 225
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £18.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 +2 120 £525 +10.52% 28
South East +4 64 £315 -16.00% 19
East of England +17 45 £425 - 5
South West -11 25 £463 +68.18% 5
East Midlands +16 13 £425 +21.42% 2
West Midlands -13 7 £375 +41.50% 2
North West -6 5 £375 +7.14% 7
North East -28 5 £331 -
Yorkshire -13 4 £355 -16.47% 4
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UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 373 (73.57%) Java
2 310 (61.14%) Maven
3 253 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (48.32%) Linux
5 231 (45.56%) Subversion
6 215 (42.41%) XML
7 197 (38.86%) Oracle
8 183 (36.09%) UNIX
9 171 (33.73%) JavaScript
9 171 (33.73%) HTML
10 166 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (31.36%) Spring
12 155 (30.57%) SQL
13 143 (28.21%) Web Services
14 142 (28.01%) J2EE
15 135 (26.63%) TDD
16 131 (25.84%) Eclipse
17 126 (24.85%) SOAP
18 125 (24.65%) Scrum
19 112 (22.09%) JUnit
20 110 (21.70%) CSS
21 106 (20.91%) Jenkins
22 93 (18.34%) Tomcat
23 89 (17.55%) JSP
24 88 (17.36%) Apache
24 88 (17.36%) Ajax
25 86 (16.96%) Git (software)
25 86 (16.96%) WebLogic
25 86 (16.96%) Perl
25 86 (16.96%) Relational Database

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 93 (18.34%) Tomcat
2 88 (17.36%) Apache
3 86 (16.96%) WebLogic
4 73 (14.40%) JBoss
5 35 (6.90%) WebSphere
6 25 (4.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (4.54%) CMS
8 13 (2.56%) Node.js
9 11 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (2.17%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (1.97%) GlassFish
11 9 (1.78%) Documentum
12 8 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (1.38%) Confluence
13 7 (1.38%) lighttpd
14 5 (0.99%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
15 4 (0.79%) AquaLogic
15 4 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.17%) FrameMaker
3 3 (0.59%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.79%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.79%) Staffware
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.99%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.79%) SaaS
5 4 (0.79%) Route 53
5 4 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.79%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.39%) Force.com
6 2 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Heroku
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.34%) HTTP
2 17 (3.35%) Internet
3 6 (1.18%) SSL
3 6 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.18%) LDAP
4 4 (0.79%) AMQP
4 4 (0.79%) DNS
5 3 (0.59%) DHCP
6 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.39%) SNMP
6 2 (0.39%) Firewall
7 1 (0.20%) IPsec
7 1 (0.20%) DMZ
7 1 (0.20%) BGP
7 1 (0.20%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.20%) RIP
7 1 (0.20%) SMTP
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (16.96%) Relational Database
2 51 (10.06%) MySQL
3 40 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 33 (6.51%) Oracle Database
5 26 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 23 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (3.55%) DB2
7 18 (3.55%) NoSQL
8 17 (3.35%) Ingres
9 8 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.79%) Big Data
11 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.59%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.39%) Redis
13 1 (0.20%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 310 (61.14%) Maven
2 231 (45.56%) Subversion
3 131 (25.84%) Eclipse
4 112 (22.09%) JUnit
5 106 (20.91%) Jenkins
6 86 (16.96%) Git (software)
7 67 (13.21%) ClearCase
8 53 (10.45%) Selenium
9 49 (9.66%) IntelliJ
10 48 (9.47%) CruiseControl
11 38 (7.50%) Hudson
12 34 (6.71%) TeamCity
12 34 (6.71%) NUnit
13 32 (6.31%) JIRA
14 30 (5.92%) CppUnit
14 30 (5.92%) GoogleTest
14 30 (5.92%) Gradle
15 28 (5.52%) Mockito
16 27 (5.33%) SoapUI
17 25 (4.93%) Apache Ivy
General
1 81 (15.98%) Finance
2 58 (11.44%) Banking
3 50 (9.86%) Retail
4 37 (7.30%) Investment Banking
5 35 (6.90%) Marketing
6 15 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.56%) Front Office
8 10 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.18%) Advertising
10 6 (1.18%) Legal
11 4 (0.79%) Games
12 3 (0.59%) Publishing
13 2 (0.39%) French Language
13 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 2 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
14 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 327 (64.50%) Developer
2 176 (34.71%) Java Developer
3 42 (8.28%) Senior Developer
4 33 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (5.33%) Software Engineer
6 26 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (3.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 18 (3.55%) Front-End Developer
9 15 (2.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 14 (2.76%) Administrator
11 12 (2.37%) Tester
12 11 (2.17%) Author
12 11 (2.17%) Technical Author
12 11 (2.17%) Consultant
12 11 (2.17%) Architect
13 10 (1.97%) C Developer
13 10 (1.97%) Oracle Developer
13 10 (1.97%) Lead Developer
14 9 (1.78%) Software Developer
14 9 (1.78%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (42.41%) XML
2 171 (33.73%) HTML
3 159 (31.36%) Spring
4 143 (28.21%) Web Services
5 142 (28.01%) J2EE
6 126 (24.85%) SOAP
7 110 (21.70%) CSS
8 89 (17.55%) JSP
9 88 (17.36%) Ajax
10 70 (13.81%) Hibernate
11 66 (13.02%) REST
12 64 (12.62%) JDBC
13 61 (12.03%) XSD
14 60 (11.83%) JSON
15 59 (11.64%) XSLT
16 57 (11.24%) JMS
17 51 (10.06%) RESTful
18 49 (9.66%) XSL
19 48 (9.47%) jQuery
20 45 (8.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.90%) Social Media
3 34 (6.71%) iPad
4 31 (6.11%) Derivative
5 26 (5.13%) Open Source
6 22 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (3.16%) User Experience
8 14 (2.76%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.78%) Taxonomies
11 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.38%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.38%) Web 2.0
11 7 (1.38%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.99%) Clustering
12 5 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.99%) Market Risk
12 5 (0.99%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 245 (48.32%) Linux
2 183 (36.09%) UNIX
3 76 (14.99%) Windows
4 23 (4.54%) Solaris
5 22 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.96%) AIX
7 8 (1.58%) Android
8 7 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.99%) HPUX
10 4 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.59%) VMS
12 2 (0.39%) CentOS
12 2 (0.39%) zOS
13 1 (0.20%) Debian
13 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (49.90%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
3 135 (26.63%) TDD
4 125 (24.65%) Scrum
5 84 (16.57%) OO
5 84 (16.57%) Content Management
6 80 (15.78%) Configuration Management
7 78 (15.38%) MVC
8 68 (13.41%) SOA
9 64 (12.62%) Unit Testing
10 62 (12.23%) E-Commerce
11 56 (11.05%) Waterfall
12 54 (10.65%) Software Engineering
13 50 (9.86%) BDD
14 48 (9.47%) DevOps
15 39 (7.69%) Use Case
16 38 (7.50%) UML
17 35 (6.90%) ERP
18 32 (6.31%) OOD
18 32 (6.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (73.57%) Java
2 171 (33.73%) JavaScript
3 155 (30.57%) SQL
4 86 (16.96%) Perl
5 77 (15.19%) Python
6 55 (10.85%) Groovy
7 43 (8.48%) Shell Script
8 40 (7.89%) C
9 33 (6.51%) C++
10 32 (6.31%) PL/SQL
10 32 (6.31%) PowerShell
11 30 (5.92%) Bash Shell
12 26 (5.13%) XPath
13 23 (4.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 19 (3.75%) PHP
14 19 (3.75%) XQuery
15 17 (3.35%) Ruby
16 16 (3.16%) C#
17 12 (2.37%) Scala
17 12 (2.37%) Lua
Qualifications
1 75 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 23 (4.54%) Degree
5 18 (3.55%) Sun Certification
6 8 (1.58%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CCNP
8 1 (0.20%) CCNA
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.75%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.59%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (6.31%) Puppet
2 28 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 17 (3.35%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (1.58%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.38%) Ansible
7 6 (1.18%) Control-M
8 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.79%) OpenView
9 4 (0.79%) Nagios
9 4 (0.79%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.20%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.20%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.20%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.20%) logstash
11 1 (0.20%) Salt
11 1 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 197 (38.86%) Oracle
2 38 (7.50%) Perforce
3 35 (6.90%) Endeca
3 35 (6.90%) ATG
4 30 (5.92%) IBM
5 18 (3.55%) Sybase
6 17 (3.35%) Sun
7 16 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.96%) Microsoft
8 15 (2.96%) Google
9 10 (1.97%) VMware
9 10 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.78%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.58%) Adobe
12 6 (1.18%) Informatica
13 5 (0.99%) Interwoven
14 4 (0.79%) SAP
14 4 (0.79%) HP
14 4 (0.79%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.79%) FatWire
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: £305 per day
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Hampshire
LA International
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Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
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Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
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North London
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Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £380 per day + competitive
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