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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 103 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Ant 26 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 0.68% 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.15% 6.04% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £213 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.10% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +60.11%
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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
319 298 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.59% 11.30% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 171 152
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £30.75 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +0.92%

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
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 4 May 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 +1 13 £400 -17.94% 1
Highlands - 6 - -
Glasgow -7 5 - - 1
West Lothian - 2 £375 -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 34 (79.07%) Java
3 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (69.77%) TDD
5 25 (58.14%) Maven
6 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
7 20 (46.51%) BDD
8 18 (41.86%) Selenium
8 18 (41.86%) Web Services
9 17 (39.53%) J2EE
10 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (37.21%) Relational Database
11 15 (34.88%) Cucumber
11 15 (34.88%) JSON
11 15 (34.88%) RESTful
11 15 (34.88%) HTML
12 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
12 14 (32.56%) XML
12 14 (32.56%) CSS
12 14 (32.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (30.23%) Test Automation
13 13 (30.23%) Linux
13 13 (30.23%) JUnit
14 11 (25.58%) SOA
14 11 (25.58%) Scrum
14 11 (25.58%) Open Source
14 11 (25.58%) Hudson
15 10 (23.26%) FitNesse
15 10 (23.26%) XML Schema

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 7 (16.28%) JBoss
1 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (58.14%) Maven
2 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
3 18 (41.86%) Selenium
4 15 (34.88%) Cucumber
5 13 (30.23%) JUnit
6 11 (25.58%) Hudson
7 10 (23.26%) FitNesse
8 9 (20.93%) Eclipse
9 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
9 8 (18.60%) Gradle
10 6 (13.95%) JIRA
10 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.95%) Artifactory
11 4 (9.30%) Appium
11 4 (9.30%) Calabash
12 3 (6.98%) Xcode
13 2 (4.65%) Subversion
14 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 21 (48.84%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) Web Services
2 17 (39.53%) J2EE
3 15 (34.88%) JSON
3 15 (34.88%) RESTful
3 15 (34.88%) HTML
4 14 (32.56%) XML
4 14 (32.56%) CSS
5 10 (23.26%) XML Schema
6 7 (16.28%) JSP
6 7 (16.28%) jQuery
7 5 (11.63%) REST
8 4 (9.30%) Spring
8 4 (9.30%) JPA
8 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
8 4 (9.30%) JMS
8 4 (9.30%) Struts
9 3 (6.98%) Middleware
10 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.65%) Ajax
10 2 (4.65%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (25.58%) Open Source
3 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) UNIX
3 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (69.77%) TDD
3 20 (46.51%) BDD
4 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (32.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (30.23%) Test Automation
7 11 (25.58%) SOA
7 11 (25.58%) Scrum
8 9 (20.93%) OOD
9 8 (18.60%) OO
10 7 (16.28%) Web Development
11 6 (13.95%) DevOps
11 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
11 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (13.95%) OOP
12 5 (11.63%) User Stories
12 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
13 3 (6.98%) Automated Testing
13 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
13 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 34 (79.07%) Java
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.26%) PL/SQL
5 9 (20.93%) XPath
6 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
1 6 (13.95%) Sun
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.65%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter