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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 116 105 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.68% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.99% 5.22% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 21
Average daily rate £498 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.37% +7.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
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
301 345 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.96% 13.01% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 208 174
Average daily rate £325 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £309 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £27.60 £14.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 6 £498 +26.75%
West Lothian +3 3 £518 -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) IBM
3 9 (45.00%) Spring
3 9 (45.00%) Maven
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (40.00%) SOA
4 8 (40.00%) J2EE
5 7 (35.00%) Migration
5 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (30.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) Middleware
8 4 (20.00%) JBoss
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (20.00%) Build Automation
8 4 (20.00%) RESTful
8 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (15.00%) High Availability
9 3 (15.00%) Open Source
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (15.00%) Gradle
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) Python
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Perl
9 3 (15.00%) Web Services
9 3 (15.00%) XML

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) MSDE
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Maven
2 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (15.00%) Gradle
5 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Portal Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SOA Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Spring
2 8 (40.00%) J2EE
3 5 (25.00%) Middleware
4 4 (20.00%) RESTful
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) XML
6 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.00%) CSS
6 2 (10.00%) CSS3
6 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (10.00%) HTML
6 2 (10.00%) HTML5
6 2 (10.00%) JSON
6 2 (10.00%) JSR 170
6 2 (10.00%) Sass
6 2 (10.00%) XML Schema
7 1 (5.00%) SOAP
7 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (40.00%) SOA
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
4 6 (30.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Build Automation
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) High Availability
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Dependency Management
7 2 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Release Management
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) Python
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) XPath
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) Adobe
4 2 (10.00%) Twitter