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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 113 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 16 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 1.05% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.42% 7.81% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £336 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% +9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £309 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +34.78%
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
362 333 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.96% 13.47% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 196 115
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 £288 £240 £220
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 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £28.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £36.00 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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
Edinburgh -5 11 £400 - 2
Stirling - 2 £425 - 1
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 23 (85.19%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) XML
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Maven
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) Web Services
4 11 (40.74%) Linux
4 11 (40.74%) J2EE
4 11 (40.74%) JUnit
5 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
6 9 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
7 7 (25.93%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) Spring
8 6 (22.22%) RESTful
8 6 (22.22%) UNIX
8 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
8 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
9 5 (18.52%) SOA
9 5 (18.52%) Internet
9 5 (18.52%) Sun
9 5 (18.52%) Sun Certification
9 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
9 5 (18.52%) HTML
9 5 (18.52%) SOAP
9 5 (18.52%) Web Development
9 5 (18.52%) Degree

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
3 3 (11.11%) Apache
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.41%) CMS
5 1 (3.70%) JBoss
5 1 (3.70%) Liferay
5 1 (3.70%) Magnolia
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Maven
2 11 (40.74%) JUnit
3 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
4 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
5 5 (18.52%) Selenium
5 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.81%) JIRA
7 3 (11.11%) Subversion
7 3 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 2 (7.41%) Gradle
8 2 (7.41%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (7.41%) Hudson
8 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
9 1 (3.70%) JMeter
9 1 (3.70%) Calabash
9 1 (3.70%) Appium
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 16 (59.26%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Java Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Build Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) XML
2 12 (44.44%) Web Services
3 11 (40.74%) J2EE
4 6 (22.22%) Spring
4 6 (22.22%) RESTful
5 5 (18.52%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) SOAP
5 5 (18.52%) JSON
6 3 (11.11%) XML Schema
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) Ext JS
7 2 (7.41%) Apache CXF
7 2 (7.41%) GWT
7 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
7 2 (7.41%) Apache Flex
7 2 (7.41%) XSLT
7 2 (7.41%) CSS
7 2 (7.41%) JSP
7 2 (7.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (7.41%) Derivative
4 2 (7.41%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (7.41%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.70%) IVR
5 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) UNIX
3 3 (11.11%) Android
3 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
4 5 (18.52%) SOA
4 5 (18.52%) Web Development
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
5 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) MVC
6 3 (11.11%) User Stories
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (7.41%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) E-business
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
4 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.11%) XPath
7 2 (7.41%) Bourne shell
7 2 (7.41%) Korn
7 2 (7.41%) Perl
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) C++
8 1 (3.70%) Python
8 1 (3.70%) Ruby
8 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Sun Certification
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Sun
1 5 (18.52%) Guidewire
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Sybase
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.41%) Perforce
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
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Claremont Consulting Limited
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