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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 153 190 200
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +10
Contract jobs citing Ant 107 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 0.68% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.71% 5.36% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 32 20
Average daily rate £385 £325 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £324
% change year-on-year
+5.19% +17.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
Ant
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
1228 1193 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.41% 12.59% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 660 520
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 37 34
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 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
Hampshire -6 42 £300 -4.76% 1
Surrey - 26 £420 -
Berkshire +26 25 £420 +8.38% 3
Middlesex - 4 £425 -
West Sussex - 4 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 3 - - 1
East Sussex +12 3 £425 +30.76%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 122 (70.93%) Subversion
2 105 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (56.98%) Maven
4 95 (55.23%) Unix
5 88 (51.16%) Java
6 86 (50.00%) Python
7 80 (46.51%) UML
8 77 (44.77%) SQL
9 70 (40.70%) Linux
10 65 (37.79%) JavaScript
10 65 (37.79%) Jenkins
11 64 (37.21%) Configuration Management
12 59 (34.30%) Unit Testing
13 56 (32.56%) Git (software)
14 53 (30.81%) Use Case
14 53 (30.81%) XML
14 53 (30.81%) OOD
15 50 (29.07%) OO
15 50 (29.07%) Web Services
15 50 (29.07%) Oracle
15 50 (29.07%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (27.33%) JSF
16 47 (27.33%) WebLogic
17 46 (26.74%) Java EE
18 44 (25.58%) JIRA
18 44 (25.58%) PL/SQL
19 43 (25.00%) HTML
19 43 (25.00%) C
19 43 (25.00%) ClearCase
19 43 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 47 (27.33%) WebLogic
2 22 (12.79%) OpenStack
3 8 (4.65%) AquaLogic
3 8 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (3.49%) Apache
5 5 (2.91%) Confluence
6 4 (2.33%) IIS
7 3 (1.74%) CMS
7 3 (1.74%) Documentum
7 3 (1.74%) Node.js
7 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.16%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.16%) FileNet
8 2 (1.16%) JBoss
8 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (13.37%) OpenText Process Suite
2 8 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.16%) BigMachines
3 2 (1.16%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (9.30%) Force.com
5 4 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.16%) GitHub
7 2 (1.16%) SaaS
8 1 (0.58%) IaaS
8 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) LDAP
1 4 (2.33%) SSH
2 3 (1.74%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) VLAN
4 1 (0.58%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) DVB
4 1 (0.58%) Firewall
4 1 (0.58%) LAN
4 1 (0.58%) MPLS
4 1 (0.58%) Network Security
4 1 (0.58%) VPN
4 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.35%) Oracle Database
2 34 (19.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (10.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (8.72%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.23%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.65%) Big Data
6 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (4.65%) Riak
7 6 (3.49%) DB2
7 6 (3.49%) Ingres
7 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.16%) MySQL
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.58%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.58%) OrientDB
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 122 (70.93%) Subversion
2 98 (56.98%) Maven
3 65 (37.79%) Jenkins
4 56 (32.56%) Git (software)
5 44 (25.58%) JIRA
6 43 (25.00%) ClearCase
6 43 (25.00%) CppUnit
6 43 (25.00%) GoogleTest
6 43 (25.00%) NUnit
7 31 (18.02%) Toad
8 30 (17.44%) Eclipse
9 28 (16.28%) Hudson
10 13 (7.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (6.98%) Gradle
12 11 (6.40%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (5.81%) Appium
13 10 (5.81%) Artifactory
13 10 (5.81%) Mockito
13 10 (5.81%) Robotium
14 8 (4.65%) JIRA Agile
General
1 26 (15.12%) Finance
2 10 (5.81%) Publishing
3 3 (1.74%) Retail
4 2 (1.16%) Military
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 116 (67.44%) Developer
2 52 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 24 (13.95%) C Developer
3 24 (13.95%) Senior Developer
4 23 (13.37%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (12.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (9.30%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 15 (8.72%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (8.14%) Software Engineer
9 13 (7.56%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (6.98%) C Software Engineer
10 12 (6.98%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 12 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
11 10 (5.81%) Android Developer
12 9 (5.23%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (4.65%) Architect
13 8 (4.65%) Linux Developer
14 7 (4.07%) Big Data Developer
15 6 (3.49%) Applications Developer
15 6 (3.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (30.81%) XML
2 50 (29.07%) Web Services
3 47 (27.33%) JSF
4 46 (26.74%) Java EE
5 43 (25.00%) HTML
6 41 (23.84%) JMS
7 38 (22.09%) CSS
7 38 (22.09%) SOAP
8 35 (20.35%) EJB
9 34 (19.77%) JPA
10 31 (18.02%) Java SE
11 26 (15.12%) JRules
12 22 (12.79%) Spring
13 21 (12.21%) REST
14 18 (10.47%) Visualforce
15 16 (9.30%) Hibernate
15 16 (9.30%) jQuery
16 15 (8.72%) J2EE
17 13 (7.56%) Dojo
18 12 (6.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.35%) Derivative
2 28 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (13.37%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (12.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.16%) User Experience
5 2 (1.16%) W3C
6 1 (0.58%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.58%) DTV
6 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) iPad
6 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 95 (55.23%) Unix
2 70 (40.70%) Linux
3 18 (10.47%) VMS
4 10 (5.81%) Android
5 9 (5.23%) Solaris
6 8 (4.65%) AIX
7 3 (1.74%) CentOS
7 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.58%) Windows
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (46.51%) UML
3 64 (37.21%) Configuration Management
4 59 (34.30%) Unit Testing
5 53 (30.81%) OOD
5 53 (30.81%) Use Case
6 50 (29.07%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (29.07%) OO
7 43 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 43 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 39 (22.67%) Integration Testing
8 39 (22.67%) Memory Management
9 37 (21.51%) Project Management
9 37 (21.51%) System Integration Testing
10 36 (20.93%) Multithreading
11 35 (20.35%) Requirements Analysis
12 32 (18.60%) Scrum
13 31 (18.02%) SDLC
14 29 (16.86%) DevOps
15 23 (13.37%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 88 (51.16%) Java
2 86 (50.00%) Python
3 77 (44.77%) SQL
4 65 (37.79%) JavaScript
5 44 (25.58%) PL/SQL
6 43 (25.00%) C
7 42 (24.42%) C++
8 36 (20.93%) Shell Script
9 24 (13.95%) Ruby
9 24 (13.95%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 23 (13.37%) Jython
10 23 (13.37%) PowerShell
11 18 (10.47%) Apex Code
12 4 (2.33%) Groovy
12 4 (2.33%) Perl
13 3 (1.74%) PHP
14 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.81%) Degree
4 9 (5.23%) MCSE
4 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.16%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.16%) ISEB
5 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (12.21%) Docker
2 18 (10.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (16.86%) Puppet
2 28 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (14.53%) Ansible
4 18 (10.47%) SCCM
4 18 (10.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 50 (29.07%) Oracle
2 23 (13.37%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.79%) Splunk
4 18 (10.47%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (9.88%) Dell
6 3 (1.74%) BEA
6 3 (1.74%) IBM
7 2 (1.16%) Adobe
7 2 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.16%) hybris
7 2 (1.16%) Pega
7 2 (1.16%) Siebel
8 1 (0.58%) BroadVision
8 1 (0.58%) FatWire
8 1 (0.58%) Rally
8 1 (0.58%) Sun
8 1 (0.58%) VMware
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