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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 117 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.41% 5.99% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £373 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% +30.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £318 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £414 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+22.18% +57.77%
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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
323 317 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.74% 12.51% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 167 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £25.95 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Edinburgh -5 3 £413 +3.12%
Glasgow -13 3 £350 +10.23%
Perth and Kinross - - - -
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (94.44%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) XML
3 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 8 (44.44%) SOAP
3 8 (44.44%) Maven
4 7 (38.89%) Spring
4 7 (38.89%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) Guidewire
6 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) J2EE
6 5 (27.78%) JUnit
7 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) DB2
7 4 (22.22%) Perforce
7 4 (22.22%) HTML5
7 4 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (22.22%) Apache CXF
7 4 (22.22%) Ext JS
7 4 (22.22%) JIRA
7 4 (22.22%) Apache Flex
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) General Ledger

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Liferay
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.56%) Magnolia
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Maven
2 5 (27.78%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
1 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Build Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Java Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) XML
2 8 (44.44%) SOAP
3 7 (38.89%) Spring
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) J2EE
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) Apache Flex
5 4 (22.22%) Ext JS
5 4 (22.22%) Apache CXF
5 4 (22.22%) HTML5
6 3 (16.67%) Servlets
6 3 (16.67%) Middleware
6 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 2 (11.11%) GWT
7 2 (11.11%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) RESTful
8 1 (5.56%) JPA
8 1 (5.56%) JSF
8 1 (5.56%) Tapestry
8 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Derivative
1 2 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
1 2 (11.11%) Market Risk
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) W3C
2 1 (5.56%) IVR
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.56%) BPMN
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) E-business
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) Shell Script
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) Korn
6 2 (11.11%) Bourne shell
7 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (5.56%) Scala
7 1 (5.56%) Jython
7 1 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) XQuery
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Guidewire
2 4 (22.22%) Perforce
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Sybase
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.56%) IBM