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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 104 86 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs citing Ant 17 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 1.16% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.87% 8.84% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 6
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£400 £359 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% +16.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £309 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
Ant
UK

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
349 294 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.02% 13.14% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 170 109
Average daily rate £365 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 14 £393 +0.64% 4
Stirling - 2 £425 - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (85.71%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Maven
4 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 13 (46.43%) Web Services
4 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
5 12 (42.86%) JUnit
5 12 (42.86%) Linux
6 11 (39.29%) XML
7 10 (35.71%) J2EE
7 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
7 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (32.14%) BDD
9 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (28.57%) Selenium
9 8 (28.57%) PL/SQL
10 7 (25.00%) JIRA
11 6 (21.43%) Degree
11 6 (21.43%) Web Development
11 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 6 (21.43%) RESTful
11 6 (21.43%) Eclipse
11 6 (21.43%) HTML
11 6 (21.43%) Sun
11 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
11 6 (21.43%) Internet
11 6 (21.43%) Finance
12 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (17.86%) CSS

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) CMS
4 1 (3.57%) JBoss
4 1 (3.57%) Liferay
4 1 (3.57%) Magnolia
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Maven
2 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
3 12 (42.86%) JUnit
4 8 (28.57%) Selenium
5 7 (25.00%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) Eclipse
7 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
7 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.86%) Hudson
8 3 (10.71%) Subversion
8 3 (10.71%) FitNesse
8 3 (10.71%) Artifactory
9 2 (7.14%) Gradle
10 1 (3.57%) JMeter
10 1 (3.57%) Calabash
10 1 (3.57%) Appium
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 18 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 10 (35.71%) Senior Developer
4 9 (32.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Java Technical Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Java Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.57%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) Web Services
2 11 (39.29%) XML
3 10 (35.71%) J2EE
4 6 (21.43%) RESTful
4 6 (21.43%) HTML
5 5 (17.86%) CSS
5 5 (17.86%) JSON
6 4 (14.29%) Spring
7 3 (10.71%) XML Schema
7 3 (10.71%) SOAP
8 2 (7.14%) REST
8 2 (7.14%) GWT
8 2 (7.14%) Spring MVC
8 2 (7.14%) Struts
8 2 (7.14%) XSLT
8 2 (7.14%) JSP
8 2 (7.14%) Servlets
8 2 (7.14%) Middleware
8 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Derivative
4 2 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (7.14%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.57%) IVR
5 1 (3.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.71%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 9 (32.14%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) Web Development
6 5 (17.86%) SOA
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) OOD
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
9 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
9 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (7.14%) OO
9 2 (7.14%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.71%) XPath
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Korn
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
6 1 (3.57%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
1 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Sun
2 5 (17.86%) Guidewire
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Sybase
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
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