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 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 105 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Ant 29 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.34% 3.73% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
Average daily rate
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£390 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
395 322 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.87% 11.52% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 183 114
Average daily rate £365 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 7
Average hourly rate £55.00 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +10.00%
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 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 1 September 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 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
Edinburgh -2 18 £390 -13.33% 2
Glasgow +5 3 £263 -41.66% 4
Highlands - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
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UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (84.00%) Java
2 35 (70.00%) SQL
3 30 (60.00%) TDD
4 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (48.00%) J2EE
6 23 (46.00%) JUnit
7 21 (42.00%) Web Services
8 19 (38.00%) Linux
9 17 (34.00%) Maven
10 16 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (30.00%) CSS
11 15 (30.00%) HTML
11 15 (30.00%) PL/SQL
11 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
11 15 (30.00%) SDLC
12 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
12 13 (26.00%) jQuery
12 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
13 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
13 12 (24.00%) OOP
13 12 (24.00%) OO
13 12 (24.00%) JBoss
13 12 (24.00%) UNIX
13 12 (24.00%) OOD
14 11 (22.00%) Oracle
14 11 (22.00%) Hibernate
15 10 (20.00%) DevOps
16 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
16 9 (18.00%) Gradle
16 9 (18.00%) Internet

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (24.00%) JBoss
2 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.00%) Apache
4 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.00%) Mule
5 1 (2.00%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Internet
2 2 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.00%) SQLPlus
5 2 (4.00%) MSDE
6 1 (2.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (46.00%) JUnit
2 17 (34.00%) Maven
3 9 (18.00%) Gradle
4 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (14.00%) Hudson
6 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (12.00%) Selenium
7 4 (8.00%) JIRA
8 3 (6.00%) Xcode
8 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (6.00%) Calabash
8 3 (6.00%) Appium
9 2 (4.00%) Artifactory
9 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
10 1 (2.00%) Subversion
10 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 30 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Deployment Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.00%) DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Linux Developer
7 1 (2.00%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.00%) J2EE
2 21 (42.00%) Web Services
3 15 (30.00%) CSS
3 15 (30.00%) HTML
4 13 (26.00%) jQuery
5 11 (22.00%) Hibernate
6 9 (18.00%) Spring
6 9 (18.00%) REST
7 8 (16.00%) JMS
8 7 (14.00%) Middleware
8 7 (14.00%) JSP
8 7 (14.00%) JPA
9 6 (12.00%) RESTful
9 6 (12.00%) SOAP
10 5 (10.00%) EJB
10 5 (10.00%) JSON
10 5 (10.00%) Apache Camel
11 4 (8.00%) XML
12 3 (6.00%) Ajax
13 2 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Physics
4 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) UNIX
3 3 (6.00%) Android
3 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) TDD
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (30.00%) SDLC
5 12 (24.00%) OOP
5 12 (24.00%) OO
5 12 (24.00%) OOD
6 10 (20.00%) DevOps
7 9 (18.00%) Web Development
8 8 (16.00%) BDD
8 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (14.00%) Open Source
10 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
12 3 (6.00%) Scrum
12 3 (6.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (84.00%) Java
2 35 (70.00%) SQL
3 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.00%) Perl
5 2 (4.00%) C
5 2 (4.00%) C++
5 2 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) Sun Certification
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (12.00%) Sun
4 2 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) Twitter