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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 190 204 174
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs citing Ant 59 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.98% 3.54% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 24
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£315 £307 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £368 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
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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
1185 905 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.92% 10.74% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 492 457
Average daily rate £375 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 60
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £34.13 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +8 51 £313 +1.79% 4
Berkshire 0 3 £388 +34.78% 4
East Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 80 (66.67%) Subversion
2 73 (60.83%) Java
3 72 (60.00%) Linux
4 62 (51.67%) XML
5 60 (50.00%) Maven
6 53 (44.17%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (41.67%) SQL
8 49 (40.83%) UNIX
9 48 (40.00%) Security Cleared
10 44 (36.67%) Software Engineering
10 44 (36.67%) Configuration Management
11 43 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (35.00%) UML
13 41 (34.17%) C
13 41 (34.17%) Analytical Skills
14 40 (33.33%) Spring
14 40 (33.33%) OOD
14 40 (33.33%) Motif
15 39 (32.50%) NUnit
15 39 (32.50%) ClearCase
15 39 (32.50%) CppUnit
15 39 (32.50%) GoogleTest
16 37 (30.83%) SC Cleared
17 36 (30.00%) Unit Testing
18 34 (28.33%) CruiseControl
19 31 (25.83%) OO
20 30 (25.00%) REST
21 28 (23.33%) Python
22 27 (22.50%) C++
22 27 (22.50%) Git (software)

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 19 (15.83%) WebLogic
2 16 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (9.17%) Tomcat
4 10 (8.33%) Documentum
5 7 (5.83%) Apache
5 7 (5.83%) JBoss
6 6 (5.00%) CMS
6 6 (5.00%) TeamSite
7 2 (1.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.83%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.67%) Force.com
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.83%) Firewall
1 1 (0.83%) IPsec
1 1 (0.83%) BGP
1 1 (0.83%) EIGRP
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) RIP
1 1 (0.83%) SNMP
1 1 (0.83%) VPN
1 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (20.00%) Ingres
3 9 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.50%) MySQL
4 8 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 80 (66.67%) Subversion
2 60 (50.00%) Maven
3 39 (32.50%) NUnit
3 39 (32.50%) ClearCase
3 39 (32.50%) CppUnit
3 39 (32.50%) GoogleTest
4 34 (28.33%) CruiseControl
5 27 (22.50%) Git (software)
6 25 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 24 (20.00%) JUnit
8 23 (19.17%) ClearQuest
9 22 (18.33%) Eclipse
10 16 (13.33%) Rational Rose
11 15 (12.50%) Mockito
11 15 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (8.33%) Selenium
13 9 (7.50%) Robotium
13 9 (7.50%) Appium
13 9 (7.50%) Artifactory
14 7 (5.83%) Gradle
General
1 16 (13.33%) Publishing
2 9 (7.50%) Marketing
3 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.83%) Finance
4 2 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (70.83%) Developer
2 19 (15.83%) Software Engineer
3 18 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.67%) Android Developer
5 13 (10.83%) Software Developer
6 12 (10.00%) C Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Technical Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Lead Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.33%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.50%) Middleware Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Documentum Developer
11 2 (1.67%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (1.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 2 (1.67%) Software Consultant
11 2 (1.67%) Consultant
11 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (51.67%) XML
2 40 (33.33%) Spring
2 40 (33.33%) Motif
3 30 (25.00%) REST
4 24 (20.00%) JSON
4 24 (20.00%) Ajax
4 24 (20.00%) wxWidgets
5 23 (19.17%) HTML
5 23 (19.17%) XSLT
6 19 (15.83%) J2EE
6 19 (15.83%) CSS
7 17 (14.17%) Android SDK
7 17 (14.17%) JMS
8 16 (13.33%) SOAP
8 16 (13.33%) Oracle ADF
8 16 (13.33%) JSF
8 16 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 15 (12.50%) Web Services
10 13 (10.83%) Android NDK
10 13 (10.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (34.17%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.17%) Derivative
3 16 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.50%) Taxonomies
5 6 (5.00%) W3C
6 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 72 (60.00%) Linux
2 49 (40.83%) UNIX
3 18 (15.00%) Android
4 13 (10.83%) Windows
5 8 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) Continuous Integration
2 44 (36.67%) Software Engineering
2 44 (36.67%) Configuration Management
3 43 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (35.00%) UML
5 40 (33.33%) OOD
6 36 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 31 (25.83%) OO
8 26 (21.67%) Use Case
8 26 (21.67%) Project Management
9 21 (17.50%) SOA
10 19 (15.83%) MVC
11 18 (15.00%) Scrum
11 18 (15.00%) Multithreading
11 18 (15.00%) Memory Management
12 17 (14.17%) Integration Testing
12 17 (14.17%) Unified Process
12 17 (14.17%) RUP
13 15 (12.50%) Content Management
14 14 (11.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (60.83%) Java
2 50 (41.67%) SQL
3 41 (34.17%) C
4 28 (23.33%) Python
5 27 (22.50%) C++
6 16 (13.33%) XQuery
6 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 16 (13.33%) XPath
6 16 (13.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 6 (5.00%) Groovy
8 5 (4.17%) Perl
9 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.67%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.83%) SOQL
11 1 (0.83%) SOSL
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.83%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 48 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (30.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) CCNP
4 1 (0.83%) CCNA
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) WCAG
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.83%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (18.33%) Oracle
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.83%) HP
5 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (1.67%) Adobe
7 2 (1.67%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.83%) Nintex
8 1 (0.83%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.83%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
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