The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 115 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing Ant 12 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.86% 4.92% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £435 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
311 244 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.35% 9.87% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 115 118
Average daily rate £375 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +6.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £269 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Glasgow -10 4 £450 +80.00% 1
Edinburgh -9 3 £450 +3.44%
West Lothian - - - -
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 19 (76.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) XML
2 16 (64.00%) Maven
3 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (40.00%) SOAP
3 10 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (36.00%) UNIX
4 9 (36.00%) HTML
5 8 (32.00%) Puppet
5 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (28.00%) HTML5
6 7 (28.00%) Web Services
7 6 (24.00%) JUnit
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) Banking
7 6 (24.00%) Apache Flex
7 6 (24.00%) Release Management
7 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (24.00%) Apache Ivy
8 5 (20.00%) Hudson
8 5 (20.00%) Guidewire
8 5 (20.00%) REST
8 5 (20.00%) Subversion
8 5 (20.00%) Spring
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Oracle
8 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.00%) Apache
8 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 5 (20.00%) Linux

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (20.00%) Apache
1 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LDAP
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) Kerberos
1 4 (16.00%) SSL
1 4 (16.00%) X.509
1 4 (16.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Maven
2 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (24.00%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (24.00%) JUnit
4 5 (20.00%) Hudson
4 5 (20.00%) Subversion
5 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
5 4 (16.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
5 4 (16.00%) Fiddler
6 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
6 2 (8.00%) Build Forge
6 2 (8.00%) FlexUnit
7 1 (4.00%) Gradle
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Release Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Build Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Java Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Java Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) XML
2 10 (40.00%) SOAP
3 9 (36.00%) HTML
4 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 7 (28.00%) HTML5
5 6 (24.00%) Apache Flex
6 5 (20.00%) Spring
6 5 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) Ext JS
7 4 (16.00%) Apache CXF
7 4 (16.00%) J2EE
8 2 (8.00%) Middleware
8 2 (8.00%) JAAS
8 2 (8.00%) Servlets
9 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
9 1 (4.00%) XSLT
9 1 (4.00%) JSP
9 1 (4.00%) GWT
9 1 (4.00%) JSF
9 1 (4.00%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) IVR
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Release Management
1 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) DSDM
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps
3 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) BDD
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) XQuery
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Jython
6 1 (4.00%) Korn
6 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
6 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Puppet
1 8 (32.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (8.00%) OpenSSO
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
1 5 (20.00%) Guidewire
2 4 (16.00%) ForgeRock
2 4 (16.00%) Perforce
3 3 (12.00%) Sybase
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) JBoss
5 1 (4.00%) IBM