The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 89 102 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -38
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.21% 0.91% 2.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.04% 5.50% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 32
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£313 £303 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +5.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £324 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%
Ant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
311 327 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.00% 16.57% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 178 182
Average daily rate £374 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £41.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +0.40%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Hampshire region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Hampshire region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Basingstoke - 5 - -
Hook -7 4 £288 -4.00%
Fareham -4 1 £325 +4.83%
Ant
South East

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 56 (75.68%) Subversion
2 47 (63.51%) Linux
3 40 (54.05%) C
4 37 (50.00%) UNIX
5 36 (48.65%) ClearCase
5 36 (48.65%) Configuration Management
5 36 (48.65%) NUnit
5 36 (48.65%) CppUnit
5 36 (48.65%) GoogleTest
6 35 (47.30%) Maven
6 35 (47.30%) OOD
6 35 (47.30%) UML
7 34 (45.95%) Java
8 33 (44.59%) OO
8 33 (44.59%) Security Cleared
8 33 (44.59%) Analytical Skills
9 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
10 27 (36.49%) Unit Testing
10 27 (36.49%) Integration Testing
11 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (33.78%) Git (software)
11 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
12 24 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (31.08%) Multithreading
13 23 (31.08%) Derivative
13 23 (31.08%) Motif
13 23 (31.08%) Memory Management
13 23 (31.08%) System Integration Testing
14 22 (29.73%) C++
14 22 (29.73%) Use Case

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 6 (8.11%) WebLogic
1 6 (8.11%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) JBoss
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) LDAP
1 2 (2.70%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) Ingres
1 8 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.05%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) DB2
3 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (75.68%) Subversion
2 36 (48.65%) NUnit
2 36 (48.65%) ClearCase
2 36 (48.65%) CppUnit
2 36 (48.65%) GoogleTest
3 35 (47.30%) Maven
4 25 (33.78%) Git (software)
5 18 (24.32%) Jenkins
6 15 (20.27%) Rational Rose
7 13 (17.57%) Selenium
7 13 (17.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (14.86%) JUnit
9 9 (12.16%) Mockito
9 9 (12.16%) Appium
9 9 (12.16%) Artifactory
9 9 (12.16%) Robotium
10 8 (10.81%) ClearQuest
10 8 (10.81%) CruiseControl
11 5 (6.76%) Gradle
12 4 (5.41%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (18.92%) Publishing
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (60.81%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) Software Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) Android Developer
4 10 (13.51%) C Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) Database Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Android Developer
9 1 (1.35%) C Software Engineer
9 1 (1.35%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) Motif
2 20 (27.03%) XML
3 19 (25.68%) REST
4 18 (24.32%) Android SDK
5 15 (20.27%) JSON
6 13 (17.57%) JNI
6 13 (17.57%) Android NDK
7 12 (16.22%) Spring
8 10 (13.51%) Web Services
8 10 (13.51%) HTML
9 9 (12.16%) RoboGuice
10 8 (10.81%) CSS
10 8 (10.81%) Struts
10 8 (10.81%) Spring MVC
10 8 (10.81%) wxWidgets
11 7 (9.46%) jQuery
12 6 (8.11%) CSS3
12 6 (8.11%) HTML5
12 6 (8.11%) XSLT
12 6 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 33 (44.59%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (31.08%) Derivative
3 6 (8.11%) W3C
4 2 (2.70%) SecurID
4 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 47 (63.51%) Linux
2 37 (50.00%) UNIX
3 18 (24.32%) Android
4 5 (6.76%) Windows
5 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.05%) Solaris
7 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Configuration Management
2 35 (47.30%) UML
2 35 (47.30%) OOD
3 33 (44.59%) OO
4 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
5 27 (36.49%) Unit Testing
5 27 (36.49%) Integration Testing
6 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (31.08%) Multithreading
8 23 (31.08%) Memory Management
8 23 (31.08%) System Integration Testing
9 22 (29.73%) Use Case
10 19 (25.68%) Project Management
11 15 (20.27%) RUP
11 15 (20.27%) Unified Process
11 15 (20.27%) Android Development
12 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
13 13 (17.57%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (13.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (54.05%) C
2 34 (45.95%) Java
3 22 (29.73%) C++
4 17 (22.97%) SQL
4 17 (22.97%) Python
5 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.11%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.05%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
8 2 (2.70%) Groovy
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) Security Cleared
2 25 (33.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) TeamSite
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.70%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Oracle
2 7 (9.46%) HP
3 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.70%) IBM
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.35%) Nintex
4 1 (1.35%) Thunderhead
4 1 (1.35%) VMware