The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 122 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -5
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.90% 4.23% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
316 213 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.47% 8.67% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 90 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +54.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £24.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Ant
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Glasgow -1 4 £450 +80.00% 2
Edinburgh -22 2 £388 +19.23% 1
West Lothian - - - -
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (75.00%) Java
2 17 (70.83%) Maven
3 14 (58.33%) XML
4 12 (50.00%) HTML
5 11 (45.83%) SOAP
6 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
7 9 (37.50%) Web Services
7 9 (37.50%) UNIX
7 9 (37.50%) Spring
8 8 (33.33%) Subversion
8 8 (33.33%) Puppet
8 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 8 (33.33%) Oracle
8 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (29.17%) Apache Ivy
9 7 (29.17%) J2EE
9 7 (29.17%) HTML5
10 6 (25.00%) Release Management
10 6 (25.00%) Apache Flex
10 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
10 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
11 5 (20.83%) Project Management
11 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
11 5 (20.83%) Scrum
11 5 (20.83%) Linux
11 5 (20.83%) Apache
11 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
11 5 (20.83%) Servlets
11 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.83%) Apache
1 5 (20.83%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LDAP
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
1 4 (16.67%) Kerberos
1 4 (16.67%) SSL
1 4 (16.67%) X.509
1 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
3 4 (16.67%) DB2
3 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Maven
2 8 (33.33%) Subversion
3 7 (29.17%) Apache Ivy
4 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (20.83%) Hudson
6 4 (16.67%) Fiddler
6 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
7 3 (12.50%) JUnit
8 2 (8.33%) PVCS
8 2 (8.33%) JDeveloper
8 2 (8.33%) Build Forge
8 2 (8.33%) FlexUnit
8 2 (8.33%) TestComplete
9 1 (4.17%) Gradle
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Release Manager
4 3 (12.50%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Build Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Java Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) XML
2 12 (50.00%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) SOAP
4 9 (37.50%) Web Services
4 9 (37.50%) Spring
5 7 (29.17%) J2EE
5 7 (29.17%) HTML5
6 6 (25.00%) Apache Flex
7 5 (20.83%) Hibernate
7 5 (20.83%) REST
7 5 (20.83%) Servlets
8 4 (16.67%) JSP
8 4 (16.67%) JSF
8 4 (16.67%) Tapestry
8 4 (16.67%) JSTL
8 4 (16.67%) Ext JS
8 4 (16.67%) Apache CXF
9 3 (12.50%) JMS
9 3 (12.50%) Struts
10 2 (8.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) UNIX
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Release Management
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) DSDM
3 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) Data Management
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) Java
2 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) XQuery
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Jython
6 1 (4.17%) Korn
6 1 (4.17%) Bourne shell
6 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Sun Certification
1 2 (8.33%) OCPJP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Puppet
1 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 2 (8.33%) OpenSSO
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Sun
2 4 (16.67%) Perforce
2 4 (16.67%) ForgeRock
3 3 (12.50%) Sybase
3 3 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (8.33%) JBoss
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat