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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 105 97 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Ant 20 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.86% 1.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.81% 7.95% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.48
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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
344 264 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.75% 10.79% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 131 137
Average daily rate £375 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -57.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 March 2015.

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 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -3 14 £375 -6.25% 3
Glasgow -8 3 - - 1
Lanarkshire - - - -
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 30 (83.33%) SQL
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (75.00%) Java
3 23 (63.89%) Maven
4 22 (61.11%) TDD
5 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 17 (47.22%) BDD
6 17 (47.22%) Relational Database
7 15 (41.67%) Selenium
8 14 (38.89%) Web Services
8 14 (38.89%) XML
8 14 (38.89%) Linux
8 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (36.11%) J2EE
9 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (36.11%) RESTful
10 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
10 12 (33.33%) JSON
11 11 (30.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (30.56%) SOA
12 10 (27.78%) PL/SQL
12 10 (27.78%) Scrum
12 10 (27.78%) XML Schema
12 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
12 10 (27.78%) FitNesse
13 9 (25.00%) XPath
13 9 (25.00%) Open Source
13 9 (25.00%) JUnit
13 9 (25.00%) Eclipse
14 8 (22.22%) UNIX

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (13.89%) Tomcat
1 5 (13.89%) JBoss
2 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Liferay
4 1 (2.78%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Maven
2 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (41.67%) Selenium
4 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 10 (27.78%) FitNesse
6 9 (25.00%) JUnit
6 9 (25.00%) Eclipse
7 8 (22.22%) Hudson
8 6 (16.67%) Artifactory
9 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
9 5 (13.89%) Gradle
10 4 (11.11%) Calabash
10 4 (11.11%) Appium
11 3 (8.33%) Xcode
11 3 (8.33%) Subversion
11 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 3 (8.33%) JIRA
12 1 (2.78%) JMeter
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Developer
2 18 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Deployment Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Development Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Linux Developer
8 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) Web Services
1 14 (38.89%) XML
2 13 (36.11%) J2EE
2 13 (36.11%) RESTful
3 12 (33.33%) JSON
4 10 (27.78%) XML Schema
5 7 (19.44%) HTML
6 6 (16.67%) CSS
7 4 (11.11%) JSP
7 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 4 (11.11%) Spring
7 4 (11.11%) Struts
7 4 (11.11%) REST
8 3 (8.33%) JPA
8 3 (8.33%) Middleware
9 2 (5.56%) SOAP
9 2 (5.56%) Ajax
9 2 (5.56%) XSLT
9 2 (5.56%) JMS
9 2 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Open Source
3 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) Derivative
5 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.78%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) UNIX
3 6 (16.67%) Android
3 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) TDD
3 17 (47.22%) BDD
4 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (30.56%) SOA
6 10 (27.78%) Scrum
6 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.67%) Web Development
8 5 (13.89%) User Stories
8 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.11%) OOD
10 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.33%) OO
10 3 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (8.33%) MVC
10 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (8.33%) Android Development
10 3 (8.33%) iOS Development
10 3 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (83.33%) SQL
2 27 (75.00%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) PL/SQL
4 9 (25.00%) XPath
5 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Sun Certification
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
1 6 (16.67%) Sun
2 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter
4 1 (2.78%) Sybase
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