The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 220 204 193
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Ant 40 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 3.85% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 27
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £42.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +27.27%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1217 1066 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.00% 11.72% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 592 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 53
Average hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £36.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the South East region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South East region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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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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
Hampshire -1 17 £318 +4.09% 1
Surrey +1 6 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £480 -
Berkshire -8 4 £375 +20.96% 4
East Sussex -11 4 £450 +80.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £325 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 62 (61.39%) Linux
2 59 (58.42%) Subversion
3 56 (55.45%) Java
4 54 (53.47%) Maven
5 42 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (40.59%) Configuration Management
6 41 (40.59%) UML
6 41 (40.59%) UNIX
7 35 (34.65%) OO
7 35 (34.65%) C
8 33 (32.67%) Security Cleared
8 33 (32.67%) Jenkins
9 31 (30.69%) NUnit
10 30 (29.70%) CppUnit
10 30 (29.70%) Oracle
10 30 (29.70%) ClearCase
10 30 (29.70%) GoogleTest
10 30 (29.70%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (28.71%) OOD
11 29 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (27.72%) Spring
12 28 (27.72%) Software Engineering
12 28 (27.72%) SQL
13 26 (25.74%) J2EE
13 26 (25.74%) Integration Testing
14 25 (24.75%) Unit Testing
14 25 (24.75%) XML
15 23 (22.77%) JSP
15 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
16 22 (21.78%) Multithreading

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (21.78%) WebLogic
2 13 (12.87%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.91%) Apache
4 8 (7.92%) JBoss
4 8 (7.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (6.93%) OpenStack
6 5 (4.95%) Confluence
7 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.98%) IIS
8 2 (1.98%) Documentum
9 1 (0.99%) CMS
9 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.93%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (6.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (3.96%) PaaS
3 4 (3.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Force.com
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) Internet
2 5 (4.95%) LDAP
2 5 (4.95%) HTTP
3 4 (3.96%) DHCP
3 4 (3.96%) Firewall
3 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.96%) VPN
3 4 (3.96%) DNS
3 4 (3.96%) AMQP
4 3 (2.97%) SSH
5 2 (1.98%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.98%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) MySQL
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.96%) Big Data
4 4 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.97%) Ingres
5 3 (2.97%) DB2
6 2 (1.98%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.99%) SQLite
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 59 (58.42%) Subversion
2 54 (53.47%) Maven
3 33 (32.67%) Jenkins
4 31 (30.69%) NUnit
5 30 (29.70%) ClearCase
5 30 (29.70%) CppUnit
5 30 (29.70%) GoogleTest
6 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
7 20 (19.80%) JUnit
8 14 (13.86%) Rational Rose
9 13 (12.87%) JIRA
10 11 (10.89%) Eclipse
11 8 (7.92%) Selenium
12 7 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (5.94%) Gradle
13 6 (5.94%) Cucumber
14 5 (4.95%) Hudson
15 4 (3.96%) Gerrit
15 4 (3.96%) Mercurial
15 4 (3.96%) DbUnit
General
1 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
1 8 (7.92%) Publishing
2 2 (1.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Military
3 1 (0.99%) Finance
3 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (53.47%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Software Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.90%) C Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Android Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.96%) Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Database Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (2.97%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (1.98%) AWS Developer
10 2 (1.98%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (1.98%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.72%) Spring
2 26 (25.74%) J2EE
3 25 (24.75%) XML
4 23 (22.77%) JSP
5 19 (18.81%) HTML
5 19 (18.81%) JMS
6 18 (17.82%) Ajax
7 17 (16.83%) Motif
7 17 (16.83%) CSS
8 14 (13.86%) JSON
8 14 (13.86%) Web Services
9 13 (12.87%) JSF
9 13 (12.87%) REST
10 12 (11.88%) Struts
11 11 (10.89%) XSLT
12 10 (9.90%) Java EE
13 8 (7.92%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (7.92%) Android SDK
13 8 (7.92%) SOAP
13 8 (7.92%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.70%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (20.79%) Derivative
3 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.98%) User Experience
4 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.98%) SecurID
4 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) W3C
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 62 (61.39%) Linux
2 41 (40.59%) UNIX
3 18 (17.82%) Windows
4 8 (7.92%) Android
5 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.97%) Solaris
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.59%) UML
2 41 (40.59%) Configuration Management
3 35 (34.65%) OO
4 29 (28.71%) OOD
4 29 (28.71%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (27.72%) Software Engineering
6 26 (25.74%) Integration Testing
7 25 (24.75%) Unit Testing
8 22 (21.78%) Use Case
8 22 (21.78%) Multithreading
9 21 (20.79%) Memory Management
9 21 (20.79%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (17.82%) Scrum
10 18 (17.82%) TDD
11 17 (16.83%) Project Management
12 15 (14.85%) RUP
13 14 (13.86%) Unified Process
13 14 (13.86%) Open Source
14 11 (10.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (55.45%) Java
2 35 (34.65%) C
3 28 (27.72%) SQL
4 22 (21.78%) C++
4 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
5 20 (19.80%) Python
6 9 (8.91%) XQuery
6 9 (8.91%) Ruby
6 9 (8.91%) XPath
7 8 (7.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.93%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.94%) C#
10 4 (3.96%) Perl
11 3 (2.97%) Groovy
12 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.99%) Scala
13 1 (0.99%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.99%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (32.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB
4 2 (1.98%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.99%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.96%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) Puppet
2 10 (9.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (7.92%) Vagrant
3 8 (7.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.97%) Ansible
4 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.98%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.99%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (29.70%) Oracle
2 9 (8.91%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.96%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.96%) Infobright
3 4 (3.96%) Talend
4 3 (2.97%) IBM
4 3 (2.97%) Splunk
5 2 (1.98%) hybris
5 2 (1.98%) HP
5 2 (1.98%) ForgeRock
5 2 (1.98%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) Alterian
6 1 (0.99%) Pega
6 1 (0.99%) Nintex
6 1 (0.99%) BEA
6 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.99%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe
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